Recent News for Farm and Barn

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Trailers Built For The Long Haul

February 01, 2001

Just like a horse, a sound trailer requires sturdy construction and fluid movement. This enables your trailer to sustain years of use from horses and withstand hazards on the highway. A better-built trailer can endure impact, vibration, and weather... Read More

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Equine Insurance

February 01, 2001

Can you protect yourself against potential calamities by purchasing insurance? The answer to that question is easy. Yes. You can insure your horse for a wide variety of eventualities--all the way from being struck by lightning or hit by a car... Read More

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Counterfeit Hitches Caught

February 01, 2001

Success in a recent patent infringement lawsuit means smoother trailer riding for horses. Easy Rider, Inc., won a case against Air Ride Hitch and SouthEast Easy Rider after discovering the companies had been selling counterfeit hitches with... Read More

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NEET Meeting Addresses Transportation Issues

January 26, 2001

The first National Exposition on Equine Transportation (NEET) will be held March 9-11 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. NEET, sponsored by the Kentucky Horse Council, will feature seminars, demonstrations, and exhibits promoting safe... Read More

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Which Bedding is Best?

January 01, 2001

Every horseperson has his or her preference when it comes to stall bedding. Some like the smell of sweet cedar shavings, some the traditional look of a deep straw bed, others the absorbency and softness of peat moss. But which bedding really is bes... Read More

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Thrush in Horses

January 01, 2001

Athlete's foot certainly isn't life-threatening, although it can be extremely irritable. Thrush is not life-threatening either, but if left unchecked, it can cause some serious foot problems in the horse.... Read More

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Locating the Ideal Barn

January 01, 2001

Ranch, farm, field, or barn? When your horse needs a home away from your home, you want to board him in a safe, pleasant place. You might be dissatisfied with your current arrangement, have moved into a new area, or just can't... Read More

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Horse Care on PBS

January 01, 2001

The average horse person enjoys the pleasant surprise when he or she turns on the television and sees horses performing, whether it be in a reining competition or a grand prix jumping event. ESPN and similar networks are devoting more time to... Read More

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Equine Veterinary Books Available

January 01, 2001

The W.B. Saunders Company offers a catalog that features a variety of in-depth equine medicine and surgery books for veterinarians. In addition, W.B. Saunders invites professional authors to submit proposals for editorial evaluation.

The... Read More

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AAEP Convention Topics Preview: Fighting Infection

January 01, 2001

The latest information on scores of topics is presented at the AAEP convention; we can't report on them all, but we do try to bring you a representative sampling. This year, many of the topics can be grouped into five categories: fighting... Read More

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AAEP Convention Preview: Learning About Bits and Bitting

January 01, 2001

SPONSORED BY THE HORSE: YOUR GUIDE TO EQUINE HEALTH CARE

Veterinarians at the AAEP sessions in San Diego who want to learn more about how bits function and how horses react to certain types of bit pressure would do... Read More

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BHS Warns of Unscrupulous Dealers

December 15, 2000

The British Horse Society (BHS) recently issued a warning to British horse owners about the dangers of unscrupulous dealers. BHS reports that dealers have been advertising in equestrian magazines for “companion” horses. Owners sell horses to... Read More

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Salmonella: Beware The Bacteria

November 01, 2000

Although it's ever-present, under normal conditions Salmonella will have little influence on your horse's heath. But, if he's stressed and his immune system is operating at less than full capacity, the bacteria can sneak in and strike.... Read More

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Equine-Related Human Injuries

October 01, 2000

Like bicycles, skateboards, and dogs, horses supply fun and risk. Riding bikes or skateboards can lead to falls, and dogs can bite. Handling and riding horses can mean falls, bites, and kicks, but like other leisure pursuits, the pleasures... Read More

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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