Recent News for Farm and Barn

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Horsekeeping On Small Acreage

October 01, 2000

When it comes to small horse pastures, pasturettes, or ranchettes, less equals more. More stress on pasture grasses, more likelihood of overgrazing, more pressure on fencing, more routine maintenance. But with proper management, pasturettes can... Read More

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Respiratory Allergies

September 01, 2000

Respiratory disease is second only to musculoskeletal problems as a cause of loss of performance in competition horses, according to some of the leading researchers around the world. In fact, N. Edward Robinson, BVet Med, PhD, MRCVS, of Michigan... Read More

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Priming for Trailer Emergencies

August 01, 2000

Emergency preparedness is becoming a top priority in the agenda of many horse owners. Rescue and emergency response organizations are responding to the need of educating those working with horses so that individuals will be ready to deal with th... Read More

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Shop The Used Trailer Lot

July 01, 2000

Truck, auto, boat, plane--buying used saves money. A pre-owned horse trailer also can offer economy over a new one. To bring home the best buy, learn how to evaluate the condition of a secondhand trailer.

You might find the right... Read More

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Prepurchase Exams: What Can They Tell You?

July 01, 2000

A prepurchase exam is not a guarantee of future soundness. A veterinarian can tell you if a horse is sound at that moment, point out evidence of past problems, and show you areas that have the potential to cause problems in the future.... Read More

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Fescue Toxicosis And Treatment

July 01, 2000

When tall fescue first arrived in the United States during the 1940s, it was considered a wonder grass. It was easy to establish, it yielded a good amount of forage, it was tolerant of a wide range of management regimens, and it could handle a... Read More

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Lyme Disease in Horses

July 01, 2000

Lyme disease might not be the most prevalent equine disease you face with your horses, but it does exist, and it can seriously impact a horse's health. And that's not all. Although documented cases of Lyme disease in horses are relatively rare,... Read More

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New Directions In Deworming

July 01, 2000

For a long time, parasitologists recommended that horse owners utilize the same deworming program for all of their horses on a routine and regular basis. And why not? It was an efficient and easy method of parasite control. Now, parasitologists... Read More

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Olympic Transport

July 01, 2000

How would you like to have a dozen or so concise, easy-to-understand pages put together as a how-to of keeping your horse healthier and what to do before, during, and after you load your horse in a trailer and ship him? Include some... Read More

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Bayer to Sell U.S. And Canadian Livestock And Equine Biologicals Business

June 01, 2000

The Animal Health business group of Bayer Corporation's Agriculture Division has agreed to sell the group's U.S. and Canadian livestock and equine biologicals business to Intervet Inc. The Bayer unit manufactures biological vaccines for cattle,... Read More

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Footing and Horse Performance

May 01, 2000

The type of footing on which a horse performs strongly influences whether the animal has a long and productive career, or whether it has that career cut short because of unsoundness or injury. Footing also influences how well the horse performs.... Read More

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Early Mosquito Activity Reported in Maryland

May 01, 2000

Agriculture Officials Recommend Prompt Vaccination of Horses

Areas of Maryland from Baltimore to the lower Eastern Shore and Southern Maryland are experiencing an early outbreak of mosquitoes this year, prompting State officials to... Read More

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Saddle Up America National Open House Extended

May 01, 2000

Saddle Up America, a national initiative to encourage more people to get involved with horses and riding, will coordinate Open House events beginning in May 2000 and continuing throughout the year, announced the Horse Industry Alliance (HIA), th... Read More

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Fireproofing Older Barns

April 01, 2000

"Fire is living and breathing. It has its own life," says Amy Tryon. "It is sort of like horses. Once you think you've got it all figured out, something will come along and show you that you don't." However, Tryon knows more than most about both... Read More

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Quarantine Facilities

April 01, 2000

Quarantine facilities...the mere name implies isolation and horses with infectious diseases for which there are no cures. In reality, quarantine facilities are the first line of defense to protect horses in the United States from such diseases.... Read More

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Small Strongyles

April 01, 2000

There is increasing confusion over the parasites known as small strongyles. In the early years of parasite control, small strongyles were thought to be of little consequence to the health and well-being of the horse. After effectively controllin... Read More

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AHSA And MSPCA Launch Transportation Guidelines

April 01, 2000

The American Horse Shows Association (AHSA) and the Massachusetts Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) Nevins Farm & Equine Centre have published an important new book, Guidelines for Horse Transport by Road &... Read More

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TRF's Ivory Lady Goes To Bluegrass Breakfast

April 01, 2000

Ivory Lady, one of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation year 2000 retirees will visit Keeneland's Breakfast with the Works on Toyota Bluegrass Day, April 15, 2000. Handling Ivory Lady for the benefit of breakfast guests will be her Blackburn... Read More

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Dealing With Sand Colic

February 01, 2000

Prompt diagnosis and treatment can ensure that a mild colic doesn't become a fatal colic.... Read More

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Your Interactive Fence

February 01, 2000

Interactive is a common word in our language now. It means an immediate and personal response. You click--your computer displays a response. Your horse "clicks" an electric fence, and it shocks him. The interactivity cues the horse to respect th... Read More

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Better Breathing

January 01, 2000

When you walk down the center aisle of your barn, does the ceiling drip condensation on your head? Does the smell of ammonia make your nostrils twitch and your eyes water--even when the stalls are freshly cleaned? Worst of all, was that a hollow... Read More

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Six Farriers Chosen For Hall Of Fame

December 16, 1999

Six world-class, highly dedicated farriers have been elected to a top industry honor by the toughest crowd of all other world-class farriers.

The International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame Class of 2000 includes Dick Harris of South... Read More

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AAEP 1999: Purchase Exam Forum

December 07, 1999

Governance changes brought about a new procedure at the 1999 American Association of Equine Practitioner's Convention held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A forum replaced the committee format from previous years. The forum exists to provide everyon... Read More

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Liability Issues

December 01, 1999

Whether horses are your vocation or avocation, it is important to shield yourself from as much potential liability as possible. Failure to do so can be devastating, both personally and professionally. ... Read More

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Winter Shelter

December 01, 1999

On long winter nights, would our horses rather be outside or warm and dry in a barn?... Read More