Horse processing plant in Ozarks drawing opposition
Emotions ran high last week when a large crowd heard testimony for and against a Wyoming company's proposal to build a horse slaughtering and processing plant in southwest Missouri.
Tips for giving horses intramuscular shots
In the course of owning or caring for horses, it may be necessary to give them intramuscular shots. It is imperative to use only the best areas to apply the shots and be aware of the repercussions of not properly applying the shots.
Tax strategy for horse and livestock owners
The IRS Commissioner has said the IRS is determined to be more aggressive going after Americans who do not file tax returns, overstate their deductions, or who fail to report their offshore accounts, as well as farmers and ranchers who exaggerate depreciation and other deductions.
Horsefest ready to ride into Springfield
The 2012 edition of Horsefest marks the eighth year for the event and it promises to offer even more than in the years past.
Improperly heated horse barns can cause health problems
Horse owners who use heated barns to keep water from freezing and to protect horses from cold temperatures during winter should remember supplemental heat can cause problems if used incorrectly.
Horse owners need to be aware of EHV-1
The outbreak of this infectious disease has been traced to the National Cutting Horse Associations’ Western National Championships in Odgen, Utah, which happened from April 30 to May 8.
Equine-boarding checklists helps ensure happy horses and horse owners
In short, the more horse-care matters for which a facility takes responsibility, the less an individual owner boarding his or her animal at the facility can expect to control specific details of the horse’s care.
Analyze mare reproductive efficiency
To promote good conception and foaling rates, the horse breeder first must identify the farm's efficiency status and compare it to a realistic optimum.
Rapid horse ration change can cause colic
Equine owners must practice sound management in altering their animals’ rations if problems with colic or founder are to be avoided.
Heated barns have impact on horse health
Closed barns usually have increased humidity. High humidity combined with warm temperature can cause enough nitrogen smell or bacteria growth to irritate the horse’s respiratory system. These frequently result in chronic, minor respiratory problems that interfere with animal performance.
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