Recent News for Business Management


Prepurchase Examination Table Topic (AAEP 2011)

December 28, 2011

The main topic discussed was the importance of open communication between the veterinarian and the purchaser.... Read More


2012 Equine Business Conference Scheduled

December 14, 2011

Topics covered include equine insurance; law; tax and finance; and promotion, marketing, and advertising.... Read More


Indiana Equine Operations Support $2 Billion Industry

December 05, 2011

Many equine operators view ventures as more hobby than business, according to a Purdue University survey.... Read More


Updated BEVA Prepurchase Exam Guidelines in Effect

November 14, 2011

The revised PPE certificate and new guidelines describe how the five-step exam should be carried out.... Read More


November KENA Meeting Focuses on Equine Law

November 01, 2011

Joel Turner, chair of the Frost Brown Todd Attorneys, LLC, equine law group, will speak to attendees.... Read More


Considerations to Make Before Purchasing a New Horse

October 29, 2011

Before welcoming a new horse home, it is important to investigate the quality and health of that animal.... Read More


Kentucky Equine Receipts Might Stabilize in 2011

October 23, 2011

Strong cash receipts will likely propel Kentucky's agricultural sector, including equine, forward in 2011.... Read More


Horse-Sitting 101: Legalities to Consider

October 05, 2011

Eliminate some of the anxiety of leaving your horse with a sitter by preparing for the trip in advance. ... Read More


Equine Insurance: Risk Management

October 01, 2011

Do you need equine insurance and, if so, what type? An experienced owner breaks down the countless options.... Read More


Travel Documents: Know What You Need to Travel with Horses

September 20, 2011

Find out what veterinary documents you'll need to secure before you travel with horses. ... Read More


AHC, AAEP Work With USDA to Coordinate EHV-1 Case Reporting

May 20, 2011

An EHV-1 case reporting system developed by the AHC, AAEP, and USDA:APHIS:VS is now in place.... Read More


Comprehensive Planning for Equine Organizations

March 23, 2011

In horse-related organizations, as in all business ventures, practical management skills are key to success. But according to Lori Garkovich, PhD, professor in the Department of Community and Leadership Development at the University of Kentucky, many... Read More


The Prepurchase Exam

March 01, 2011

A prepurchase examination or "vet check" of a potential horse purchase can identify any physical problems. ... Read More


AHC: Horse Industry Should Take Notice of New Congress

January 19, 2011

The 112th Congress of the United States convened in early January and will face many of the same issues left over from the last Congress. But they might remain on the table as this Congress' emphasis will be on cutting government programs and ... Read More


Online Budget Tools for Horse Owners Offered by UK College of Agriculture

December 19, 2010

Budgets might seem tedious and onerous to some, but they can also aid in decision-making related to starting a new business, operating an existing business more efficiently, or for tax purposes. In addition, for those who have horses but do not ... Read More


Kentucky Farm Cash Receipts Up in 2010, Horses Show Slight Improvement

December 17, 2010

After being hit with a commodity market crash in 2008 and a global recession in 2009, Kentucky's farm economy showed marked improvement in 2010. Agricultural economists with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture estimate Kentucky farm ... Read More


Financing a Horse Business

November 01, 2010

Outside capital is needed to buy big-ticket items or deal with bills in the face of an erratic cash flow.... Read More


Benefits for Horse Industry in Small Business Stimulus Bill

September 28, 2010

The American Horse Council reports that President Obama signed the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010 into law on September 27, 2010. The bill is intended to help small businesses and create new jobs. The bill continues the bigger write... Read More


Congressional Bill Impacts Horse Buyers

September 27, 2010

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the amended Small Business Jobs Act (H.R. 5297) by a vote of 237 to 187, affirming changes made to the bill by the U.S. Senate on Sept. 16 when the Senate passed the measure. President Obama is expected ... Read More


Farm Safety Tips

September 01, 2010

How do you create the safest possible environment for your horses? ... Read More


Auction Info Added to Tattoo ID Services

June 16, 2010

The Jockey Club has added access to the auction sales history of identified Thoroughbreds as part of its Tattoo Identification Services. According to a news release, the Tattoo Identification Services link on The Jockey Club website has been vi... Read More


KAEP: Radiograph Reports Not Marketing Tools

June 11, 2010

When shopping for horses at a sale, buyers sometimes ask consignors about the information contained in radiograph reports on the animals instead of hiring a veterinarian to look at the reports in the sale's repository. But according to the Kentucky ... Read More


Starting an Equine Rescue

June 01, 2010

An equine rescue is a business and should be run like one, or it risks putting its horses in more jeopardy.... Read More


Boarding Barn Health

June 01, 2010

Moving your horse into a boarding barn is a lot like sending your child to school for the first time. Just as you would in choosing a school for your kids, you want to do your research, asking all pertinent questions.... Read More


Retraining Racehorses

June 01, 2010

Racing is a physically demanding sport, and even with the best intentions many racehorses end up with an injury that forces them into retirement from the track. Many horses, with proper treatment and time, can be rehabilitated... Read More