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  •   The following is a short article printed in an April issue of THE WEEK magazine that is worth reprinting for horse owners who suffer with flies. Zebras' fly repellent "Biologists since Darwin have debated this riddle: Why do zebras have stripes? A probable answer is flies don't like stripes. Scientists examined several leading stripe theories that the color contrasts keep [...]

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    One would think that a horse would prefer drinking out of a clean water trough rather than out of a muddy puddle if it had the choice.  But, you are wrong.  After a rain, horses seem to enjoy the taste of the fresh water that accumulates in shallow puddles better than the large amount of stale H2O sitting in their regular troughs. In the wild, horses create their own mudholes by pawing at[...]

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    The Airport is Really a Zoo

      Frankfurt International Airport Animal Lounge         Wouldn't you like a transatlantic flight which included good food, your own cubicle for rest and even medical care? You might also include a drive to the airport and boarding privately. Each year Frankfurt Airport handles 110 million (80 million of those being ornamental fish) animals in its [...]

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      Kentucky Equine Research tells us that when horses are eating hay they produce saliva.  This causes more intake of water.  If this fluid in the gut is prior to the feeding of grain than the grain will pass through the stomach rapidly and into the gut.  Fermentation of grain in the hind gut can lead to such problems as colic.  Therefore if hay is offered several hours after grain [...]

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      Scratches, mud fever, pastern dermatitis on pink pigment What do you call it in your part of the country?  It is also called dew poisoning,  grease heel or greasy heel. But it is the same condition  which is caused by a mixture of bacteria and in some cases fungal organisms. The eastern US has had an unusually wet summer giving this disease the conditions to thrive on the [...]

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