Recent News for Farm and Barn

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Santa Anita Track Open after Surface Overhaul

September 02, 2008

Horses are back in training, with several galloping, on Santa Anita's newly reconstituted racing surface Aug. 31. Most of the Southern California horses have not yet returned from Del Mar, so few horses are currently housed at Santa Anita.... Read More

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Horse Diseases and Humans

September 01, 2008

What can you catch from your horse?

If you work around horses long enough, you'll be handling ones that have lameness, diarrhea, abortions, skin diseases, and even neurologic signs. Our first concern is generally for the... Read More

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Beware of Rabies

September 01, 2008

There is absolutely no reason for a horse owner not to vaccinate a horse against rabies.

Numerous states already this year have reported rabies in a variety of domestic and wildlife species. Horses get rabies. Humans get... Read More

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Electric Fences

September 01, 2008

Horse owners are using a variety of electric fence types to contain horses safely. ... Read More

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Barn Upkeep/Equipment

September 01, 2008

High-quality products and maintenance can save time, money and providing a safer environment for your horse. ... Read More

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Hobby or Business? Defining your Equine Venture

August 31, 2008

According to the Internal Revenue Service, if your main objective is to make a profit, then you are considered a legitimate business.

Many people involved within the horse industry often do not view their small hors... Read More

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Penn National to Suspend Racing for Track Resurfacing Project

August 30, 2008

Live racing and training at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course will be suspended following the Sept. 20 racing program for a resurfacing project of the entire racetrack cushion. The unexpected shutdown of the Pennsylvania racetrack is... Read More

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Endangered Equine Breeds Coming to Horse Park

August 29, 2008

The Kentucky Horse Park will host some of the rarest horses on earth during the Festivale of Endangered Equines, Sept. 5-7. The event will feature more than 125 horses and ponies of 15 different breeds and is being hosted by the Equus Survival... Read More

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Resource Helps Military Families with Horses Make their Move

August 28, 2008

In March 2008, horse owner Valerie Van der Veer launched a Web site to help military families locate on-base stables when they experience a Permanent Change of Station (PCS).

"It... Read More

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Vet Preparations in Progress for World Equestrian Games

August 26, 2008

While the attention of most equine enthusiasts was turned to Hong Kong for the equestrian events of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games, preparations were well under way for the next major international equine competition: the 2010 Alltech FEI... Read More

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Quarantine Lifted at Veterinary Clinic with Hendra

August 26, 2008

With test results confirming that all remaining horses at a Redlands Veterinary Clinic are free from Hendra virus, Biosecurity officials in the Australian state of Queensland have lifted the stringent quarantine that was imposed seven weeks ago.... Read More

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Equine Veterinarian Dies of Hendra Virus

August 21, 2008

One of the two equine hospital staff workers hospitalized with Hendra virus in Australia has died. Veterinarian Ben Cunneen, BVSc, died Wednesday. He had contracted Hendra virus from a horse hospitalized at the Redlands Veterinary Clinic on the... Read More

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Foreign Disease Equine Piroplasmosis Found in Five Florida Horses

August 20, 2008

Equine piroplasmosis was eradicated officially from Florida (and, thereby, the United States) in 1988. So it came as a shock to many people in the equine industry to hear that a horse in Florida was confirmed positive for the disease last week.... Read More

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Four More Florida Horses Positive for Piroplasmosis

August 19, 2008

From a Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Animal Industry release:

Testing performed on samples from horses on the index premises in Manatee County, Fla., have indicated that four additional horses... Read More

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Take a Tour of the Olympic Stables

August 18, 2008

Members of the foreign press were invited to tour the Olympic stables. Access was limited and we didn't get to see all of the stable blocks (we were assured they're all identical), but we got a glimpse of life inside the famously... Read More

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Olympic Riders Give Footing Rave Reviews

August 17, 2008

Like a sieve. That's how riders are describing the footing and underlying drainage system at the main competition arena at the Hong Kong Jockey Club's Sha Tin Racecourse. To handle the massive rains that inundate this part of the world on a... Read More

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Museum of the Horse Adding Arabian Galleries

August 15, 2008

The Purebred Arabian Trust has begun construction of an 8,000 square foot addition to the Kentucky Horse Park's International Museum of the Horse. This addition will house the Arabian Horse Galleries. It will be the first major addition to the... Read More

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Queensland to Provide Assistance for Vet Clinic Hit by Hendra

August 13, 2008

An Australian veterinary practice that has been locked down due to several cases of Hendra virus will receive financial assistance through the Australian Veterinary Association following a meeting between Minister for Primary Industries and... Read More

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UK, Kentucky Equine Humane Center to Host Pasture Management Seminar

August 08, 2008

The University of Kentucky's (UK) pasture evaluation program will host a seminar, entitled "Horse Pastures in the Fall: a Perfect Time to Renovate," in conjunction with the Kentucky Equine Humane Center at the Center's facility in Nicholasville,... Read More

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UK, Kentucky Equine Humane Center to Host Pasture Management Seminar

August 06, 2008

The University of Kentucky's pasture evaluation program will host a seminar called "Horse Pastures in the Fall: a Perfect Time to Renovate" in conjunction with the Kentucky Equine Humane Center (KyEHC) at the center's facility in Nicholasville, Ky.... Read More

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Effort to Identify Horses in Seized Herd Continues

August 04, 2008

Last February, the seizure of 45 allegedly malnourished Arabian horses from a South Carolina family made national headlines. As court proceedings against defendants Hazelene, James, and Terry Trexler about to move forward, the effort... Read More

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Santa Anita Surface Overhaul in Progress

August 03, 2008

Large piles of material dot Santa Anita's backside parking lot, as work continues on the overhaul of the track's synthetic surface. Repairs to the drainage system are expected to be finished soon, with the next step being the placement of the... Read More

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Trailering and Staying Legal on the Road

August 01, 2008

You've checked the horse, trailer, truck, and equipment, but are you even legal to be on the road?... Read More

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Mosquito Dunk Danger?

August 01, 2008

Q: Has there been any research on the safety of using "BTi mosquito dunks" in horse water troughs and buckets? A: A: Mosquito dunks are a form of the solid-dwelling Bacillus thuringiensis bacteria... Read More

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5 Hints for Hiring a Horse Sitter

August 01, 2008

Give careful consideration to your candidates to increase the odds of having a satisfactory outcome.... Read More