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Friday, August 31, 2012

Scientists Studies Malaria-Like Sicknesses In Horses (via redOrbit)

When Washington State University and U.S. Department of Agriculture veterinary scientist Don Knowles got word three years ago that a rare but deadly infection was discovered among a group of horses in south Texas, he felt a jolt of adrenaline. Not only were the horses infected with a parasitic disease…

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Arena Footing: Materials, Installation, & Maintenance | Horse Journals

Arena Footing: Materials, Installation, & Maintenance | Horse Journals


About two years ago I grated out an area and brought in material for a nice medium size arena.  I don't have a round pen anymore so I do all my workouts in this area.  Also, just the perfect size for riding the horses.  Our area has "urban encroachment" so riding out into foothills is no longer available.  However we do have a lovely big county park that has a section with two arenas not too far.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Thursday, August 9, 2012

How Much Water Debt Are We Taking On? This Scary Map Shows How Much

How Much Water Debt Are We Taking On? This Scary Map Shows How Much: pWe are currently using 3.5 times the water resources supplied by aquifers, according to new research on our global “groundwater footprint” just published in the Journal Nature. According to the researchers, nearly 1.7 billion people live in areas where groundwater is under threat. Interestingly, it’s only a handful of aquifers contributing to the problem. “80 [...]/p

Strangles in Horses - Equine Disease

Strangles in Horses  Flies can carry this and infect and reinfect animales.  Interesting read  and arguments for treating or not treating your horse.