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Cleaning a Horse's Hoof

Horses Updated: October 30, 2014

Betsy Greene, Equine Extension Specialist, University of Vermont  Cleaning out your horse's hooves is a task that should be done daily. Cleaning out the...

Blood Pumping Mechanism of the Hoof

Horses Updated: October 30, 2014

Craig Wood, University of KentuckyBlood is pumped from the heart through arteries to the hoof and is assisted in its return through a “pumping mechanism” in...

Evaluating the Hoof and Trim Job

Horses Updated: October 30, 2014

To evaluate the hoof, watch the horse move, and look for limb interference and faulty movement. Observe the position of the hooves when the horse is standing...

How to Administer an Injection in horses

Horses Updated: October 30, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky Giving an injection for the first time can be a little nerve-racking, but with practice it gets easier. Horses feel...

Wrap or Bandage a Hock

Horses Updated: October 30, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyIt is more difficult to apply bandaging over the knees and hocks. Care must be taken to not place pressure on the bony...

Common Ectoparasites in horses

Horses Updated: October 30, 2014

Craig Wood, University of KentuckyWhat is an ectoparasite? An ectoparasite is a parasite that lives on the skin surface of an animal--in this case, the...

Ascarids in horses

Horses Updated: October 30, 2014

Craig Wood, University of KentuckyInternal parasites are small organisms that live a portion of their life cycle in a host animal--in this case, the horse....

Basic first aid kit for horses

Horses Updated: October 30, 2014

Craig Wood, University of KentuckyFirst aid kits can be purchased from horse stores, but they can be pricey. A first aid kit can be easily compiled at...

Proper bandaging technique and types of bandages in horse

Horses Updated: October 30, 2014

Craig Wood, University of KentuckyThere are any number of reasons to bandage a horse's leg. Bandaging can provide both protection and support for the horse...

How to administer deworming medicine in horses

Horses Updated: October 30, 2014

Craig Wood, University of KentuckyAt one time, most deworming was done with a stomach tube by a veterinarian, because many older products were caustic to the...

Ag Safety and Health Upcoming Events

Ag Safety and Health Updated: October 30, 2014

Agricultural safety and health (ASH) events allow you to meet other ASH professionals, learn about current research projects, and explore ways to collaborate...

Resources from NEWBio: Print, Video, and Education Materials

Farm Energy Updated: October 29, 2014

Funded by AFRI. Learn More.The Northeast Woody/Warm-season Biomass Consortium (NEWBio) is a regional network of universities, businesses, and governmental...

Research Summary: Triploid Hybrids of Shrub Willow Yield More Biomass Than Diploids and Tetraploids

Farm Energy Updated: October 29, 2014

Research finds triploid hybrids of shrub willow yield the highest biomass, leading to improved cultivars for renewable energy. Research into the genetics and...

Instructions for Installing DCO Security Certificates for Military Families Learning Network Live Webinars

Military Families Updated: October 29, 2014

The Military Families Learning Network invites military service professionals and the public to participate in live webinars via the Department of Defenses...

Managing for Today and Tomorrow: Transition Planning for Farm and Ranch Women

Updated: October 29, 2014

 By: Morgan Ball, mlball@iastate.edu Deb Kinney and Jenny Hemingway are two women who are contemplating the future of their family farms. To help them think...

Wrap a leg below the knee or hock

Horses Updated: October 29, 2014

Craig Wood, University of Kentucky  Numbers correspond to leg drawings above. Note all hand positions.  Learn more about bandaging a horse's leg.

Wrap or Bandage the Forearm

Horses Updated: October 29, 2014

Craig Wood, University of KentuckyWounds on a horse's forearm are difficult to bandage because of the forearm's shape. The tapering of the forearm will cause...

Wrap or Bandage a Knee

Horses Updated: October 29, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyIt is more difficult to apply bandaging over the knees and hocks. Care must be taken to not place pressure on the bony...

What's Happening With Fire Ants

Imported Fire Ants Updated: October 29, 2014

Things are always happening with fire ants! Check out these links for more fire ant news.All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Draws to a Close — October...

Treating cuts and tears in horses

Horses Updated: October 29, 2014

Craig Wood, University of KentuckyWounds require immediate attention and first aid treatment. The seriousness of a wound depends on the location, depth, type...

All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series Draws to a Close

Imported Fire Ants Bee Health Updated: October 29, 2014

The 2014 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series concludes November 7, with the presentation of a webinar on pollinators by University of Tennessee Professor of...

Management and control of internal parasites in horses

Horses Updated: October 29, 2014

Craig Wood, University of Kentucky Contrary to popular belief, many horses that have dangerous parasite levels appear to be perfectly healthy. From the...

Strongyloides (Threadworm) in horses

Horses Updated: October 29, 2014

Craig Wood, University of Kentucky Internal parasites are small organisms that live a portion of their life cycle in a host animal. They live in internal...

Strongyles in horses

Horses Updated: October 29, 2014

Craig Wood, University of KentuckyInternal parasites are small organisms that live a portion of their life cycle in a host animal. They live in internal...

Stomach bots in horses

Horses Updated: October 29, 2014

Craig Wood, University of KentuckyInternal parasites are small organisms that live a portion of their life cycle in a host animal. They live in internal...

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