Recent News for Farm and Barn

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Utah Man Accuses AQHA of Anti-Trust Violations

November 23, 2013

The Quarter Horse trainer alleges the AQHA violated anti-trust laws by preventing him from earning a living. ... Read More

Common name: Bush (Amur) honeysuckle<br>
Scientific name: <em>Lonicera maackii</em> (Rupr.) Herder<br>
Life Cycle: Perennial<br>
Poisonous: None reported<P>

Bush honeysuckle describes several species of woody honeysuckles found in the eastern United States. All grow rapidly and produce multiple stems and can reach heights of about 30 feet. Large bush honeysuckle plants are difficult to remove by hand due to an extensive root system. Herbicidal control is effective.

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Controlling Bush Honeysuckle on Horse Farms

November 22, 2013

Regardless of the circumstances, property owners should remove undesirable trees and other woody plants.... Read More

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House Subcommittee Debates Horse Racing Safety, Integrity

November 22, 2013

The Subcommittee is considering a bill that would give the USADA the responsibility of ensuring racing safety.... Read More

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Connecticut Non-Veterinarian Tooth Floater Faces Charges

November 22, 2013

A Connecticut woman is facing charges for allegedly practicing veterinary medicine without a license.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Perilla Mint

November 21, 2013

Perilla mint is toxic to horses and the greatest risk of consumption is in late summer or early fall. ... Read More

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NTRA Shows Support for Racing Industry Reforms

November 21, 2013

In a letter the NTRA outlines progress in the national reform effort to enhance racing's safety and integrity.... Read More

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TRF Settles Lawsuit with New York

November 20, 2013

The suit was filed in May 2012 based on affidavits alleging abuse spread across TRF's satellite farms.... Read More

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Thwarting Thrush

November 18, 2013

Thrush can cause serious and sometimes permanent lameness if not treated promptly and properly.... Read More

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10 Biosecurity Tips from Top Equine Health Experts

November 15, 2013

Protecting your horse from infectious disease needn't require storing him in a protective bubble. ... Read More

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Texas Compounder Draws Horse Racing Industry Scrutiny

November 15, 2013

Several compounding pharmacies are under scrutiny from horse racing regulators.... Read More

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U.S. House Subcommittee Hears Anti-Soring Bill Testimony

November 15, 2013

A U.S. House subcommittee heard from both sides of the soring issue during hearings on HR 1518. ... Read More

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ALDF Eyes National Animal Abuser Registry

November 13, 2013

Horse rescues could soon be able to consult a nationwide animal abuser registry before adopting animals out. ... Read More

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Six Veterinarian-Approved Saddle-Fit Tips

November 11, 2013

On a quest for the perfect saddle and the best fit? Here are a few words of advice from veterinarians. ... Read More

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Grooming For Health

November 11, 2013

Your daily grooming regime requires commitment. Its rewards are your horse's continued well-being and comfort.... Read More

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Horse Halter Options 101

November 09, 2013

Here are a few of the halter options you’ll have to choose from at the tack store or in horse-wear catalogs.... Read More

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USDA Responds to Horse Processing Plant Appeal

November 08, 2013

The USDA is bound to inspect qualified horse processing plants, the organization's appeal response says.... Read More

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NAHMS Planning for Third Equine Industry Study

November 08, 2013

The National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) is planning for its third national equine industry study.... Read More

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N.M. Horse Processing Plant On Hold Again

November 05, 2013

An order handed down by an appeals court bars the USDA from carrying out inspections at processing plants. ... Read More

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Federal Judge Clears Way for N.M. Horse Processing Plant

November 04, 2013

A judge allowed a lawsuit that could have prevented a New Mexico processing plant from opening to expire. ... Read More

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Trailer Accident Claims Roping Horses' Lives

November 01, 2013

An accident claimed the lives of three horses en route to Alabama from the U.S. Team Roping Championships. ... Read More

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Maintaining Horse Health Records: Keep Notes on Everything!

October 31, 2013

Records can reveal health patterns, provide clues for health concerns, and keep wellness programs on track.... Read More

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Watch for Summer Sores in Horses

October 30, 2013

Persistent summer sores are extremely bothersome, slow to heal, and can prevent horses from training. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Hay Feeder Options

October 29, 2013

Of the 1,473 voters, 684 (46%) said that they feed their horses hay on the ground or do not use a hay feeder. ... Read More

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Horses' Shade Preferences Evaluated

October 29, 2013

Researchers sought to investigate horses' preferences when it comes to standing in shade or in the sun. ... Read More

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Is My Horse a Tick Magnet?

October 28, 2013

What might cause a one horse to have many ticks on him while his pasturemate only has a few?... Read More