Recent News for Farm and Barn

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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

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Take Time to Analyze Bad Bit Manners

December 24, 2006

The average horse weighs at least five or six times the average human adult. So it doesn't take a rocket scientist to predict who's going to win if they get into a pulling contest.

Humans who find themselves in pulling matches with... Read More

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City Fights To Preserve Equine Identity

December 23, 2006

Tucked in a region of galloping suburban growth is a town where the sidewalks are horse trails and there's a ride-through McDonald's.

Locals hunker down at the Saddle Sore Saloon. New commercial development must be western themed. The... Read More

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Md. Horse Owner Facing Criminal Charges

December 22, 2006

A Sharpsburg, Md., woman who had 74 allegedly neglected horses on her Washington County farm is facing criminal charges.

Prosecutors say Barbara Reinken has been charged with four felony counts of animal cruelty. Each is punishable by up to... Read More

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New Publication Rates Trees by Susceptibility to Ice Storm Damage

December 22, 2006

A unique publication tells city planners and homeowners just how susceptible certain tree species are to ice storm damage--a handy guide in the wake of late November's ice storms in Illinois.

The publication, developed by the University of... Read More

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New Horse-Friendly Highway Bridges Span British Roads

December 19, 2006

Britain's Highways Agency is today celebrating the completion of two new bridleway bridges over the M3 in Windlesham and Chobham in Surrey, after they were installed overnight on Dec. 8 and 9.

With a higher headroom clearance than the... Read More

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Florida Equine Neurologic Outbreak: Tip of the Iceberg?

December 15, 2006

The source of the current outbreak of neurologic illness in Wellington, Fla., has been traced back to a shipment of 15 horses imported from Europe the last week of November. The horses were housed together at a quarantine facility in New York.... Read More

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Gator TH 6x4 Diesel

December 14, 2006

The newest addition to the John Deere Traditional Series Utility Vehicle offering, the John Deere Gator TH 6x4 Diesel delivers exceptional work performance in a very stable, turf-friendly 6x4 configuration.... Read More

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Arlington Park to Install State-of-the-Art Racing Surface for 2007 Season

December 07, 2006

Arlington Park announced today that it will begin construction immediately to replace its conventional dirt track with a new state-of-the-art, synthetic racing surface to enhance athlete safety in advance of the 2007 race meet, which begins on... Read More

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Book Excerpt: Emergency Transportation

December 06, 2006

You should be prepared to ship a horse if it is in need of emergency care at a veterinary hospital.... Read More

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Synthetic Surfaces: Spanning the Globe

December 03, 2006

It's difficult to get away from talk of synthetic surfaces, whether it concerns racing in North America, Asia, Europe, or Dubai.

At this year's Breeders' Cup at Churchill Downs Nov. 4, a prominent European horseman said surfaces such as... Read More

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SmartPak to Offer Farrier's Formula

December 02, 2006

Life Data Labs and SmartPak Equine have announced that they have entered into a partnership to make Farrier's Formula available in SmartPaks. Farrier's Formula is the original hoof supplement, and has been shown effective in university studies a... Read More

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Double-Decker Disaster Leaves 17 of 42 Horses Dead

December 01, 2006

A truck carrying 42 horses bound for slaughter overturned early Sept. 27 on Interstate 44 in Franklin County, Mo. Seventeen horses died immediately or were later euthanatized due to extensive injuries, and the remaining 24 horses and a hinny are in... Read More

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"Horsetown USA" to Regulate Waste-Filled Water

November 28, 2006

Norco, a California town known as "Horsetown USA," is under pressure to come up with a manure management plan to reduce the environmental impact of the town's estimated 14,000 horses, reports the Read More

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Book Excerpt: Rainrot

November 15, 2006

Rainrot (rain scald) is a skin problem that often appears during wet weather. ... Read More

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Reward Offered for Information on Ark. Horse Shooting

November 10, 2006

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for shooting a horse in North Little Rock, Ark., on Oct. 26.... Read More

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Insured Geldings, Mares At Greater Risk of Death Than Stallions

November 09, 2006

Swedish researchers examining the five-year survival rates of insured Warmbloods found that geldings and mares have a greater mortality risk than stallions. They also found that horses with a history of "costly veterinary events" were at a... Read More

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Enlightened Equitation's Fhoenix Saddle

November 09, 2006

The Fhoenix is a completely unique and revolutionary design of saddle designed to optimize comfort for both horse and rider, while being self adjusting to the fit of almost any horse or pony.... Read More

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Fleeceworks Merino Wool Saddle Pads

November 08, 2006

Lower in cost and more durable than sheepskin, Merino wool saddle pads are the newest offering from Fleeceworks.

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Union Hill Flip Saddle Pad

November 08, 2006

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Colorado State Veterinary Teaching Hospital Implements Precautionary Suspension of Elective Equine Admissions

November 08, 2006

Effective Oct. 31, elective equine admissions at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University were temporarily suspended as a precautionary measure to control risks related to equine herpesvirus-1... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Injuries Turn Focus Back to Artificial Surfaces

November 07, 2006

For the second time in six months, tragedy struck one of Thoroughbred racing's showcase events. The arrival of a new racing surface, however, could usher in an era of safer American tracks.

Pine Island was fatally injured and Fleet Indian... Read More

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Western Saddle Guide Offers Fitting Tips and Information Online

November 04, 2006

Western-Saddle-Guide.com, a comprehensive online resource for western saddles, is providing new western riders with answers to all of their saddle questions. With sections on saddle fit, saddle types, saddle parts, saddle accessories, saddle... Read More