Recent News for Farm and Barn

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Name Selected for Colt Rescued from Interstate 44 Accident

May 02, 2007

The Humane Society of Missouri's Longmeadow Rescue Ranch is proud to announce Twist of Fate as the winning name for the new colt born April 18. More than 5,360 votes were cast to help pick the colt's name. "Twist of Fate" led the pack to... Read More

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Stall Stuff

May 01, 2007

The care of horse stalls is an inherently messy part of horse management. There are a variety of opinions on how to cope with this daily chore. Let's face it: urine and manure reek. Additionally, an excess of these two elements creates unsafe and... Read More

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Polytrack Founder Admits Problems at American Tracks

May 01, 2007

Martin Collins, the creator of the Polytrack artificial surface, admitted to having faced problems in North America in an interview with the British monthly racing magazine, Thoroughbred Owner & Breeder.
 
Interviewed in the May... Read More

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Emergencies on the Road

May 01, 2007

Traveling with horses is no longer the big deal it once was, but the risks attached to hauling are as great as ever; as we all know, accidents happen, even to the most responsible of us. And while it's essential to take precautions to protect... Read More

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Rodent Control in Horse Stables

April 18, 2007

Mice and rats consume and contaminate food destined for livestock and other animals as well as humans. ... Read More

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New Pennsylvania Track to Have Synthetic Surface

April 18, 2007

Presque Isle Downs, which plans to open Sept. 1 for its inaugural Thoroughbred meet, will have a synthetic surface, and a decision on the manufacturer could be finalized by the end of April.

Presque Isle, located near Erie, Pa., opened... Read More

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Missouri Equine, Livestock Veterinarians in Short Supply

April 13, 2007

It's a routine morning for Charles Dake: He drives an hour roundtrip to give a horse a quick vaccine, then he's off to castrate and dehorn a herd of cattle, and onto yet another farm to sedate and castrate a horse--all before lunch.

Wit... Read More

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Performance Evaluation of Western Saddle Pads

April 08, 2007

The local tack shop has them in all shapes, sizes, and colors, and they are an essential part of every horse's tack--the saddle pad. Lately, interest in the equine industry has lead to an increase in the manufacturing of technologically advanced... Read More

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Thoroughbred Owner Files Suit Over Heel Nerving Disclosure

April 06, 2007

Trainer Richard Mandella and owner B. Wayne Hughes have been named as defendants in a lawsuit brought by a Thoroughbred owner in Arizona for allegedly failing to disclose that a surgical procedure had been performed on a horse claimed from Hughe... Read More

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Barbaro Saddle Donated to Benefit Disabled Jockeys' Fund

April 03, 2007

During a press conference held at Churchill Downs Tuesday morning, Jockeys’ Guild manager Dwight Manley called for support of the Disabled Jockeys’ Fund as Edgar Prado formally donated the saddle worn by Barbaro, winner of the 2006 Kentucky... Read More

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Auction of Barbaro's Derby Saddle to Benefit Disabled Jockeys Charity

April 01, 2007

The saddle worn by Kentucky Derby champion Barbaro will be sold at a charity auction in May to raise money for permanently disabled jockeys.

Edgar Prado, who used the red-and-white leather saddle to guide Barbaro to a dominating victory... Read More

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Trailer Driving Tips

April 01, 2007

While most of us learn to drive a passenger vehicle through driver's education, the majority of us learn to drive horse trailers through experience. When you consider how precious the cargo is, cutting our towing teeth at the "school of hard knocks... Read More

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Fencing for Pastures

April 01, 2007

What is the correct fencing for your farm? The correct answer is: it depends. It would be wonderful if there existed one type of Good Horse Fencing that we could all install and be done. While there is unacceptable fencing for horses, there is no... Read More

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Eating Trees

April 01, 2007

Is there anything I can do to stop the horses from eating the bark off of my trees? ... Read More

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Alltech Symposium Focusing on Changing Equine Industry

March 30, 2007

Alltech's 23rd International Feed Industry Symposium will address topics including feeding for maximum potential, doping scandals, and the overuse of drug-related products, during the annual three-day event in Lexington, Ky., May 21-23, 2007. Th... Read More

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BHS Supporting Efforts to Eliminate Toxic Weed

March 23, 2007

The BHS is launching the first part of their 2007 Ragwort Awareness Campaign, urging all concerned parties to get pulling to prevent the spread of Ragwort.

They will once again be holding two Ragwort Awareness Weeks; April 2-8 and... Read More

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Paperwork for When You're Not There

March 01, 2007

Horse paperwork--it's not what you're thinking. This is not about your horse standing in front of a schematic drawing making a checklist of plans on how to break into the grain room in the middle of the night. This is about those issues that requir... Read More

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Healthy Habitats for Your Horse

March 01, 2007

There are many benefits to keeping horses on your own property, but there are also responsibilities, and one of the biggest is barn maintenance. Whether your barn is old or new, there are products on the market that can help ease the burden.... Read More

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Kentucky Authority Wants Equine Medical Director

February 20, 2007

The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority has on its wish list the position of equine medical director, funding for which would come from the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council.

The KHRA discussed the position during its Feb. 20 meeting... Read More

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Officials Meet on Proposed Kentucky Horse Sale Legislation

February 14, 2007

Negotiations over proposed Kentucky legislation that would require disclosure of ownership and veterinary records of horses sold at public auction were held Feb. 13 at Keeneland in Lexington, with some tentative settlement plans discussed that... Read More

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Proposed Kentucky Horse Sales Legislation Tabled

February 14, 2007

Proposed Kentucky legislation that sparked controversy in the Thoroughbred auction community was tabled Feb. 14 after a compromise was reached between the bill’s backers and several entities related to the commonwealth’s signature... Read More

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Off-Season is the Season for Horse Trailer Maintenance

February 14, 2007

It's important for horse owners to maintain their trailers during the off-season. USRider, national provider of roadside emergency assistance for horse owners, reminds equestrians to spend some time doing preventive trailer maintenance, not only... Read More

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Do Horses Spread Non-Native Plants on Trails?

February 11, 2007

Can seeds moved by horses cause nonnative plant species to spread along trails and into parks and forests?... Read More

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AQHA Releases DVD Tack Purchasing Guide

February 10, 2007

Choosing the right tack for you and your horse can be a difficult task, even for the most experienced horse owner. Let the American Quarter Horse Association help. The Association brings is now offering "Tack Talk," an educational DVD with... Read More

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State Horse Owners Fighting Proposed Trail-Riding Limits

February 10, 2007

A proposal to limit horseback riding on state-owned trails is not sitting well with Connecticut's thriving horse-riding community.

The state Department of Environmental Protection wants to limit... Read More