Recent News for Business Management

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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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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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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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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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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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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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NC Approves Horse Feed Tax For Promotion

November 05, 1999

A North Carolina state referendum was passed with an 80% majority approving a tax of $2 on each ton of horse feed sold. According to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, this will raise $200,000 annually for promotion of the horse... Read More

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Licensing Agreement Claim False

October 27, 1999

The press release issued Sept. 1 by Select The Best of Carson City, Nev., regarding a licensing agreement with Nutramax Laboratories Inc. concerning a combination chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine hydrochloride product is completely false,... Read More

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Senate Tax Bill Includes Shortening Of Holding Period For Horses

August 27, 1999

The American Horse Council reports that the tax bill passed by the Senate on Friday, July 30, includes a provision that would shorten the holding period for horses from two years to one to realize capital gains treatment upon... Read More

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Horse Provision Will Have To Wait For Likely Fall Tax Bill

August 20, 1999

Congress has passed a $792 billion tax bill that President Clinton has called too expensive and has already vowed to veto. The bill, which would reduce tax rates by one percent across-the-board and eliminate the estate tax, i... Read More

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First National Wild Horse Satellite Adoption

August 13, 1999

Eighty-seven wild horses from Nevada will find new homes in 19 states after a lively competitive bidding session via satellite on August 6.

“Response to the first nationally televised... Read More

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Don't Get Bucked Off By New Equine EIA Testing Law

August 13, 1999

Planning to sell Ol' Paint? After September 1, Texas law will require that equine, including horses, donkeys, mules, and asses, have a test for equine infectious anemia (EIA), (also known as "Coggins" or "Swamp Fever") within... 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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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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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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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 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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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

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Thoroughbred Mistaken Identity Case Settled

April 03, 1998

Trainer Bret Calhoun of Grand Prairie, Texas, and officials from the Keeneland sales company have reached a settlement regarding a misidentified racehorse that was sold last fall at public auction, according to reports in the... Read More

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New International Colored Sporthorse Registry

April 03, 1998

International Sport Horses of Color, “SHOC,” is a new equine color by design registry, registering sport horses of all breeds and colors, including, spotted and solid colors such as Pinto, Palomino, Cremello, Buckskin, Bay,... Read More

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Should You Insure?

April 01, 1998

How much can you afford to lose? That's the crux of any insurance question and it's no exception for those who transport their horses to shows tracks breeding facilities sales barns living history festivals vacation areas parks and so... Read More

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Foal Sharing

February 01, 1998

Foal sharing, by definition, is an agreement under which a mare owner puts up the use of a mare while the stallion owner puts up the use of a season. Together, the two partners own the resulting foal with no currency having changed hands for a stud... Read More

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The Purchase Exam

June 01, 1997

As the name suggests, purchase exams are an exploratory process designed to evaluate the physical condition of a horse before you commit to a purchase. It is performed by a veterinarian and is, before anything else, a comprehensive physical... Read More