Recent News for Farm and Barn

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Safe Use of Grooming Products

June 01, 1999

Explore lotions, creams, and ointments, along with grooming tools and beauty wraps you use on your horse.... Read More

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Buying a Horse/Prepurchase Exams

June 01, 1999

Q: I'm in the market for my first horse. I've seen people at my barn buy horses, and they always have a veterinarian check the horse over before making the purchase. What exactly does the veterinarian check for and why is this so important?... Read More

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Large Non-Farm Horse Operations Should Review New USDA-EPA Strategy On Water Pollution

May 14, 1999

On March 9, 1999, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released their “Unified National Strategy for Animal Feeding Operations.” The agencies have been working on this strategy since... Read More

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Home Sweet Home

May 01, 1999

So when we consider the construction of stalls, we shouldn't underestimate how important it is to provide a comfortable, welcoming, and most importantly, safe, environment in which our horses can live.... Read More

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Pasture Management Tips to Minimize Carbohydrate Content

April 24, 1999

Carbohydrate research done on forages, though not specific on carbohydrate type, has provided information on pasture management that owners can use to manage their horses' intake of carbohydrates. This is particularly of interest to owners with... Read More

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Capital Gains Bill Introduced To Help Horse Owners

April 09, 1999

The American Horse Council reports that Congressmen Jerry Weller (R-IL), Joel Hefley (R-CO), Ron Lewis (R-KY) and Congresswoman Karen Thurman (D-FL) have introduced legislation to reduce from two years to one the period for... Read More

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Canadian Equine Research

April 01, 1999

The University of Guelph, located in Ontario, Canada, is home of the world renowned Ontario Veterinary College (OVC). The university is a research-intensive and student-oriented facility. Its written mission is to serve society and to enhance th... Read More

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Pasture Perfect

March 01, 1999

Maintaining horses on pasture rather than in stalls has several advantages. Not only does it cut down on barn chores and the amount of bedding your operation will go through, but it provides horses with the chance to exercise themselves at will... Read More

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Pasture Paranoia: Laminitis Prevention

February 01, 1999

Lush pasture is the arch enemy of horses susceptible to laminitis and founder. ... Read More

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AAEP 1998 Convention Prospects

February 01, 1999

EQUIPMENT


Mobile Clinic
LaBoit has introduced the Medical Trailer in 12', 14', 16', and 18' sizes. According to the company, all procedures done in a stationary clinic... Read More

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Run-In Sheds

January 01, 1999

Dallas Goble, DVM, thinks quite highly of run-in sheds. "They offer better quality health for the horse than enclosed barns," says the associate professor of surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee. "Run-in sheds have... Read More

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Communicating With Your Vet

January 01, 1999

The ability to communicate well is probably one of the most important skills for success you can develop no matter what you do for a living. It seems, at least in my life, that when something goes wrong (or not as well as I had planned), it... Read More

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USDA Closes Animal Import Center

November 20, 1998

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is closing the Harry S Truman Animal Import Center (HSTAIC) in Key West, Florida, and amending its animal import regulations to remove all provisions related to the facility.... Read More

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Boarding Contracts

November 01, 1998

No one wants to add complication and aggravation to a business or pleasure activity, and for many horse enthusiasts, the use of written boarding contracts is viewed as providing more hassle than benefit. After all, you might think, what is the... Read More

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New Surface At Sportsman's Park To Be Tested

October 09, 1998

Even while bulldozers and construction crews work to make Sportsman's Park accommodate auto racing, a small corner of the Stickney, Ill., facility will remain the preserve of the Thoroughbred horse.

On Sept. 30, Sportsman's Park... Read More

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Bits: Protect Your Horse's Mouth

October 01, 1998

Inside the horse's mouth, the bit's motion sends messages to the horse. The message can be as subtle as a twinge, obvious only to the horse. Or, a harsher sensation can result in the animal's gaping mouth and visible pain. ... Read More

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Traveling With Older Horses

October 01, 1998

Traveling cross-country with a horse can be an ordeal under the best of circumstances.... Read More

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New ID Program Possible For Thoroughbreds In UK

September 18, 1998

Peter Webbon, Chief Veterinary Advisor to the English Jockey Club, confirmed that his organization is looking into using microchip identification of all Thoroughbreds in the near future. The committee charged with improving... Read More

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Split-Sample Requests Have Impact On Labs

September 04, 1998

An increase in requests for testing of split samples taken from horses competing in North America--attributable in part to the legalization of clenbuterol--is adding to the workload at drug-testing labs around the country.... Read More

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Working Horses on Hard Surfaces

September 01, 1998

Hard surfaces come in many forms. There's that parking lot where you lunged your horse last weekend at the horse show. There's that cracked-clay pasture where your horse was turned out all last summer. There's that poor-excuse-for-an-arena down at th... Read More

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Panic Or Procrastinate? What To Do if Your Horse Has Eaten a Poisonous Plant

September 01, 1998

You provide plenty of good quality feed, water, and turnout--do you still have to worry about your horse's getting sick from eating a poisonous plant? While common sense and good horse management are your horse's best protection... Read More

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Allergic Reactions in Horses

September 01, 1998

Allergic reactions are complicated and somewhat unpredictable events that are triggered by various environment... Read More

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Injuries Put Del Mar Surface Under Microscope

August 21, 1998

The unusual concentration of catastrophic and career-ending injuries during the opening weeks of the current Del Mar meet hit home in dramatic fashion Aug. 13 when Prosperous Bid, a 3-year-old son of Mr. Prospector owned by... Read More

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Australian Animal Health Laboratory Helps Understand Mystery Horse Disease

August 21, 1998

In September 1994 in Hendra, a suburb of Brisbane, Australia, an apparently new disease resulted in the deaths of 13 horses and one human from a severe respiratory disease. This resulted in a decision to temporarily stop all... Read More

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Limitation of Liability

August 01, 1998

Horses often seem to be accidents waiting to happen, and most horse owners can recount at least one horror story that starts with: "You aren't going to believe this, but..." Less apparent, but equally true, is the realization that horse... Read More