Recent News for Farm and Barn

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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

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Preparing for the Worst

November 01, 2006

Horses are delicate creatures. Despite their size and strength, they can be afflicted by a host of ailments. Their use in equestrian sports, their curious nature, and their boisterous social interactions can easily put them in injury-causing... Read More

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Keeneland's Polytrack Popular With Breeders' Cup Hopefuls on Saturday

October 28, 2006

Racing may have been winding down on Saturday, Oct. 28, the final day of Keeneland's fall meet in Lexington, Ky., but top stakes contenders were taking advantage of the opportunity to get in one last work over Polytrack before the Breeders' Cup... Read More

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New Jersey Imposes Quarantine on More Than 1,000 Monmouth Park Horses

October 27, 2006

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture issued a quarantine Oct. 26 on more than 1,000 horses at Monmouth Park in the wake of positive test results on at least one horse for the neuropathogenic strain of the equine herpes virus.

At least... Read More

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Different Origin of Insect Hypersensitivity in Icelandics?

October 23, 2006

Insect bite hypersensitivity might have a different origin in Icelandic horses than in horses of other breeds.... Read More

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Churchill Readies Breeders' Cup Quarantine Facilities

October 22, 2006

Churchill Downs is putting the finishing touches on quarantine and isolation facilities that will house foreign participants set to compete in the 23rd... Read More

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Trainers of Test-Positive Deep Impact Berated by Officials

October 20, 2006

A Cabinet minister Friday berated the trainers of a Japanese racehorse hailed as the nation's best ever after it tested positive for a banned substance following a third-place finish at the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

The Japan Racing... Read More

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To Stall, or Not to Stall?

October 14, 2006

Stalling--is it the best way to house your horse, a necessary evil, or something that should be avoided? As it turns out, there is no answer that will apply to all horses. Stalling is a common practice that has been used in the horse industry fo... Read More

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Miniature Horse Dies After Dog Attack

October 07, 2006

A miniature horse owner in Hailey, Idaho says one of his animals was killed and two others were injured in a dog attack. Tom Riney says that for the second time in two years, loose dogs attacked two of his miniature horses and a burro on... Read More