Recent News for Farm and Barn
December 24, 2007
At the American Association of Equine Practitioner's Blue-Ribbon Panel Research Meeting in Ft. Collins, Colo., Ellen Singer, DVM, DVSc, Dipl. ACVS and ECVS, MRCVS (epidemiology), of the University of Liverpool, discussed identifying risk factors... Read More
December 19, 2007
Rain has further delayed renovation of the Cushion Track at Santa Anita Park.
Horses were unable to use the main track Dec. 19, when track officials had hoped to finish the project to address drainage problems with the surface. They had hoped... Read More
December 17, 2007
History will be made when Dianne Little, director of judging with the Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH), will present an Independent Judges Association clinic in South Germany prior to the European Championships for Tennessee Walking Horses.
The... Read More
December 15, 2007
Perhaps no other sport is as bound to tradition as racing Thoroughbreds. From the sheer length of its history, to the grand old venues in which it takes place, to the top-hatted and red-suited bugler calling the horses to post, racing loves its... Read More
December 13, 2007
Grand Meadows Nutritional Products Inc. introduces their newest equine joint supplement, Mega Grand Flex. Mega Grand Flex is designed to help horses that have not responded to traditional ingredient levels in joint support products. ... Read More
December 06, 2007
Synthetic racing surfaces were given a resounding vote of confidence from racetrack executives and track superintendents Dec. 6, at the University of Arizona's Symposium on Racing and Gaming.
The panel, moderated by Churchill Downs racing... Read More
December 05, 2007
The U.S. Forest Service says two wild horses captured during a roundup in the Carson National Forest in New Mexico have died.
Agency spokeswoman Kathy DeLucas says one horse died November 26th after running head-first into a metal corral panel... Read More
December 01, 2007
Investigate which bedding choice is safe, healthful, and cost-effective for your operation.
Stalls have traditionally been bedded with materials that provide cushion and... Read More
November 28, 2007
Santa Anita Park, currently open for training only, will close its main track Dec. 3-10 to examine its new Cushion Track surface due to problems with drainage.
The move comes just a month before the start of the Santa Anita winter/spring... Read More
November 26, 2007
The outbreak of equine influenza in Australia came about from an apparent lack of concern about horses with elevated temperatures and poor record keeping, according to a groom who worked at the Eastern Creek quarantine facility. The cost of the... Read More
November 19, 2007
Keeneland's record-setting November breeding stock sale came to a close Nov. 19, setting a new standard for gross receipts of $340,877,200.
In all, 3,381 horses were sold during the 15-day sale, an increase of 7.4% over the 14-day sale of... Read More
November 18, 2007
Three months after Australia's first-ever outbreak of equine influenza, an independent inquiry into the history and management of the outbreak is uncovering troubling flaws in the government's quarantine procedures, according to
November 16, 2007
Eight of the horses that survived last month's semitrailer rollover accident in Wadsworth, Ill., have been placed in new homes, and four more are scheduled to be adopted within days, according to Donna Ewing, president of the of the... Read More
November 15, 2007
Keeneland Association and Fasig-Tipton Co. officials jointly announced Nov. 15 that the policy regarding exogenous anabolic steroids will be implemented for weanlings and yearlings beginning with their 2008 sales.
Keeneland and... Read More
November 14, 2007
The independent inquiry into the Australian outbreak of equine influenza is underway. Judge Ian Callinan, former Justice of the High Court of Australia, is heading up the probe.
James Gilkerson, BVSc, BSc(Vet) Hons, PhD, president of Equine... Read More
November 13, 2007
More than 2,400 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Do you support federal legislation banning equine transport in double-decker trailers for any purpose?"
November 05, 2007
You're on your way to a horse show when your truck breaks down. You know that you are on a main road, but you are not exactly sure where. You did not pay attention to the signs at the last town you passed. How do you give directions so help... Read More
November 04, 2007
Less than week after a double-decker trailer rollover caused the death of 17 horses, a member of the Illinois General Assembly introduced legislation that would ban the use of such trailers to transport horses for any reason.
Ill. State... Read More
November 02, 2007
State, local, and federal investigators are putting their heads together to determine whether the driver of the semitrailer hauling 59 horses involved in a Oct. 27 rollover accident in Wadsworth, Ill., will face additional charges in connection... Read More
November 01, 2007
New strategies for management and prevention.
It is not uncommon for strangles infections to recur on a farm, and until recent years there have been misconceptions about how this... Read More