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Managing mud in an equine facility

Whether you’re building a new barn or adapting an existing facility, managing your water drainage carefully means you’ll minimize mud problems – and help keep you and your horses healthy …

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biosecurity in barns

Preventing the spread of disease is a constant concern among equestrians, especially at busy barns where horses are always coming and going. Here are some ways to make biosecurity more …

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farm critters

Whether you see them or not, your farm is home to many creatures besides you and your horses. Let’s take a look at how you can encourage beneficial animals, and discourage …

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donkey sanctuary

The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada, providing care and protection for the long-eared side of the equine family. Animal lover Sandra Pady may not have originally set out to create a …

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healthy lungs

Keeping your horse’s lungs healthy can be simply achieved with small changes to your barn cleaning methods and feeding practices. The quality of air your horse breathes, and the health of his lungs, …

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green farm

Creating a truly sustainable horse farm means considering more than just the barn. It also takes a look at site planning for best management practices. When I design a barn, …

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deworming practices

Many barns still use basic rotational deworming with chemical products for parasite control. However, recent information and research is warning of parasite resistance to certain types of popular dewormers, and …

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horse having a bath

Does your horse hate being bathed? Here’s how to approach bath time a little differently to make it a positive experience for everyone. Many horses seem to turn into different …

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tractors going green

We have seen the evolution in cars, so now it is time for electric tractors to start working the fields. Canada’s food system is a result of the “green revolution”. …

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lightning bolt

How to protect your barn and horses from lightning. Lightning is nature’s energy unleashed. We might only see a lightning bolt for a split second, but what takes place is …

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