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There have been several reports of winter ticks showing up on horses in South Dakota. Winter ticks, also called moose ticks, are unlike other tick species because they are active during the winter months. The primary hosts of winter ticks include moose, elk, deer, and other large wild game. …

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As horse owners start thinking about the 2020 show and trail riding season, biosecurity should be front and center. Biosecurity refers to a set of practices horse owners can take to prevent and reduce the spread of disease. Biosecurity plans are especially important when traveling to and fro…

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The shortage of horse quality hay in Minnesota has many owners purchasing hay from outside Minnesota and the Midwest. Along with this comes the risk of purchasing alfalfa hay infested with blister beetles. While rare, beetle-infested hay can cause health problems and death in horses and othe…

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Double Bar J Cowboy Church in Huron, S.D., and Wagon Wheel Cowboy Church in Aurora, S.D., will be hosting their third annual Team Roping Clinic at the South Dakota State Fair Grounds at the Beef Complex with Mr. Speed William, eight-time world champion team roper and Cowboy Hall of Fame member.

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Social media is an ever-present part of daily life and for researchers, may be a useful platform to increase potential participant pools for web-based surveys. In 2018, the University of Minnesota (UMN) equine Extension program developed and administered two web-based surveys through the UMN…

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Most universities and equine nutritionists encourage horse owners to have their hay tested. However, most horse owners need help interpreting the results of their analysis. Below is a list of some of the primary components commonly analyzed for in hay, and a basic interpretation of each. Kee…

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Technically, it’s Gabriella Siefkes’ horse that earned the awards, but it’s a bit hard to tell whether Eljomar Gai Reyna ++ held as much emotion in the news as Siefkes. Reyna, as she is called in everyday conversation, is likely just as interested in her next meal as she is the paper that be…

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