Recent News for Farm and Barn

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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

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Two Horses Killed in Ky. Barn Fire

February 06, 2007

A Jan. 31 barn fire believed to have been caused by an electrical malfunction claimed the lives of two Thoroughbreds boarded at Warren Lyster's 100-acre Tarleton Farm near Paris, Ky. According to chief Lloyde Campbell of the Bourbon County Fire and... Read More

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Farrier Hygiene

February 01, 2007

To prevent white line disease from spreading, should I purchase my own farrier tools for the farrier to use?... Read More

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Trailer Tire Anatomy

February 01, 2007

Some people claim that a tire is a tire is a tire: It's round and black and holds air. But that's not really the whole story. Tires are manufactured for different purposes and load-bearing capacities. They come in different sizes and vary in... Read More

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Polytrack Reviewed After 18 Ambulance Runs at Turfway Park

January 27, 2007

Recent temperature drops have given officials at a northern Kentucky racetrack the opportunity to review how well Polytrack surface material handles cold weather, according to a Jan. 26 report in the Lexington... Read More

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Horse Drug Showing Up in Minnesota Heroin, Officials Warn

January 25, 2007

Health officials are warning that a tainted form of heroin may have reached Minnesota.

Health officials suspect that a man treated at a Twin Cities hospital had used heroin cut with a veterinary drug used to treat respiratory problems in... Read More

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Suspect Arrested in Horse Carriage Hit and Run

January 25, 2007

FBI agents arrested and charged a man with the May 27 hit and run of a horse carriage in Marietta, Ga., the Asheville Citizen-Times reported.... Read More

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Minneapolis Considers New Mounted Patrol Facility

January 24, 2007

The eight equine officers of the Minneapolis Mounted Patrol Unit could soon be sleeping in a new $1 million horse facility, according to the Minneapolis-St.Paul Star... Read More

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Personal Liability Policy Provided to Kentucky Horse Council Members

January 23, 2007

The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC), a statewide association for all horse owners and enthusiasts, now provides a $1 million Excess Personal Liability Insurance Policy for all of its individual and family members. Effective January 1, 2007, the... Read More

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Rare Breed Proposed for S.C. State Horse Status

January 17, 2007

The Marsh Tacky, a rare breed of horse descended from colonial Spanish horses and renowned for its ability to navigate through swampy terrain and remain calm under gunfire, has been nominated as the state horse of South Carolina, the Read More

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Keep Horses Healthy in Mud Season

January 11, 2007

Winter brings rain. And rain brings mud, especially if you have horses on a small acreage.... Read More

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Police "Pull Over" Man Riding Horse on Expressway

January 11, 2007

Traffic police in Zhengzhou, capital of China's Hunan province, stopped a man riding a horse on the expressway, China Daily reported yesterday... Read More

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Health Certification Protocol Established for USEF Licensed Shows in Florida

January 10, 2007

In response to the recent EHV-1 virus outbreak in Florida, and in the best interest of horses, USEF members and competition organizers, the USEF has approved the implementation of precautionary health restrictions for entry into show ground... Read More

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National Guard Dropping Hay for Snowbound Colo. Livestock

January 04, 2007

Hundreds of hay bales fell from the sky across Colorado's rangeland as military helicopter and cargo plane crews spent a second day Thursday delivering food to cattle that have been stranded by heavy snow and high drifts for a week.

Using... Read More

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Disease Prevention: Fluid Spill Cleanup Methods Crucial

January 03, 2007

Blood and body fluid spills present challenges to the equine practitioner when dealing with contagious animals. While contaminated surfaces should be cleaned and disinfected as soon as possible, the methods used should be deliberate. The recent... Read More

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Saddle Shopping? New Resource Offers Online Assistance

January 01, 2007

Finding a Western saddle that fits well is a task that has horse owners turning to the new online Saddle Expert System. With well over 200 different breeds of horses, one can imagine how tricky it can be to find a saddle that fits just right.... Read More

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Bay Meadows Might Defer Synthetic Track Decision

December 30, 2006

Bay Meadows Race Course, long rumored to be facing demolition in favor of redevelopment plans approved by the city of San Mateo, might seek an exemption from a California Horse Racing Board mandate to replace its existing dirt track with an... Read More

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Monday's Florida EHV-1 Status Report

December 26, 2006

The following edited release is from the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services' Division of Animal Industry.

Equine Herpesvirus-1 Status Report--Florida
Revised December 25, 2006, at 12:30 pm

Nine... Read More