Recent News for Business Management

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Farm Safety Tips

September 01, 2010

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Risk Management Essential for Horse Businesses

May 17, 2010

Horses and riders have a propensity for getting hurt at competitions and at home. ... Read More

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Establishing a Horse Business (Book Excerpt)

April 04, 2010

Owning horses can be a serious business for some people or a pleasant hobby for others. There is no legal requirement that a horse operation must be classified as a "business," but if you plan to operate a commercial boarding stable, ... Read More

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Liability and Horses (Book Excerpt)

March 29, 2010

Horses often seem to be accidents waiting to happen. It's important to shield yourself from liability. ... Read More

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Sharing the Risk

March 01, 2010

Is insurance a necessity or a luxury, especially in a down economy when every penny counts? ... Read More

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Horse Identification Riles Up Readers

February 25, 2010

More than 1,600 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Should some form of permanent identification be required for every horse in the United States?"

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Canadian Rules Could Impact Slaughter Exports

February 15, 2010

New Canadian horse processing regulations could slow the flow of U.S. horses to slaughter plants there, say equine welfare advocates.

Last month the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) advised all Canadian owners of horses that co... Read More

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Woman Fined for Forging Horse Health Documents

February 09, 2010

A Boscobel, Wisc., woman has been fined for selling horses without testing them for disease and forging documents claiming the tests had been done, the state veterinarian's office said.

In a plea bargain, Carol Swenson pleaded no... Read More

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Radiographic Abnormalities in Young Quarter Horses Common, AAEP 2009

January 29, 2010

A high prevalence of radiographic abnormalities exist in the joints of yearling and 2-year-old Quarter Horses.... Read More

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Lawsonia Infection in Foals: No Negative Effect as Adults (AAEP 2009)

January 29, 2010

Horses that recover from Lawsonia intracellularis infections cost less as yearlings than their siblings, but they race just as well. The bacterium L. intracellularis is the causative bacterial agent for equine proliferative enteropathy (E... Read More

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Prepurchase Exam of the Western Performance Horse, AAEP 2009

January 15, 2010

Tips on proper prepurchase examinations for horses in Western performance disciplines. The horse's physical condition, disposition/attitude, and soundness should be evaluated by your veterinarian before the sale. ... Read More

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Prepurchase Exams: History, Important Considerations

January 12, 2010

For more than 150 years veterinarians have been performing prepurchase exams, also referred to as vetting, purchase exams, and soundness exams. The definition of "sound" in England in 1842 implied "an absence of disease" as a qualification for ... Read More

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Urine Test Might Diagnose Young Cryptorchid Horses

December 26, 2009

A simple, noninvasive urine test to diagnose cryptorchidism in horses that appear to have been castrated has been developed by a group of researchers from the Racing Laboratory at the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

Male horses that appear or... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Industry Losing Ground to Poultry

December 04, 2009

Kentucky's slumping horse industry appears on pace to be overtaken by poultry farming as the king of the state's agricultural sector, economists said Dec. 3. The equine sector has been battered by deep recession, and the poultry industry has grown.... Read More

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UK Boarding Stable Survey Reflects Owners' Concerns

November 30, 2009

One in four respondents to a recent survey on UK boarding stables reported serious welfare problems, reported World Horse Welfare.

The survey results show serious welfare concerns reported by the public, including 13% who said ther... Read More

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Entries for January Keeneland Thoroughbred Sale Down 26.3%

November 25, 2009

Keeneland Association announced Nov. 24 it has cataloged 1,753 horses for its 2010 January Horses of All Ages Sale, to be held Monday-Friday, January 11-15.

That represents a 26.3% decline from the 2008 catalog, which totaled 2,379... Read More