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Barbed Sutures Help Horses With Nephrosplenic Entrapment

We know horses and barbed wire don’t mesh well. But how about barbed <i>sutures</i>? Italian researchers have recently discovered that this special kind of …

Medicine

These robots are milking cows without any humans involved, and the cows seem into it

Stensland Family Farms, which sits in the northwest corner of Iowa, has 170 dairy cows, but nobody milks them. Robots do.<p>Aided by sensors, lasers, and data collection, automated technology is cropping up on dairy farms around the world. The shift offers benefits for farmers who struggle to find …

Forestry

Wearables Reveal the Secret Lives of Farm Animals

The Internet of Animals has arrived. No, not like cat-stalking zucchini gifs and skateboarding bulldog snaps (those are so 2015). Across the country, …

Des Moines

Rare twin foals are fighting for their lives

Their birth is highly unusual — but they're still battling for survival.<p>When the Tucker family in Bastrop County, Texas, checked on a pregnant mare …

San Francisco

Two for One: Twinning in Horses - Kentucky Equine Research

Everybody likes getting something for free; that’s why “two-fer” and BOGO offers are so popular. But more isn’t always better, and a case where two …

Foal Sex Gestation, Length Heritable Through Mare Bloodlines

By Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA<p>Are you breeding to produce a stallion? Or maybe you’re planning a breeding around a mare’s “normal” gestation to have a …

Managing Foal Rejection

Your long-awaited foal is almost here. You can’t wait to watch your mare lick her youngster dry, gently nuzzle his rump as he nurses, and graze next …

A herd of cows stampeding into this guy's garden is hilariously shocking

Scotland's beautiful countryside is home to herds of different farm animals that you'd expect to find grazing on some rolling green pastures — not …

Trump fumes while Canada’s dairy farmers enjoy renewed industry investment

To the surprise of no one, U.S. President Donald Trump has a beef with Canada’s dairy industry. “Canada has made business for our dairy farmers in …

Forestry

If You Want Healthy Cows, Feed Them Magnets

Dairy farmers routinely feed their cows a finger-sized magnet, which settles in the digestive tract to help keep the cows healthy. Wait what? This is …

The farmers who helped elect Trump say they “will never recover” if he trashes NAFTA

For 23 years the relative free flow of food between the US, Canada, and Mexico has kept North American supermarkets well stocked with a kaleidoscope of produce and meats.<p>Now that three-way relationship is turning into a major stomach ache.<p>The fate of the North American Free Trade Agreement—the …

A guide to understanding the dairy dispute between the U.S. and Canada

High tariffs, ultrafiltered milk and supply management play key roles in the dispute<p><b>Why are U.S. dairy farmers mad at Canada?</b><p>Canada has long maintained a high tariff wall on most dairy products. The duty on milk is 270 per cent. That keeps most imports from the United States and elsewhere out of …

All the Missing Horses

<i>Update, Oct. 26, 2015: Three years ago, we revealed that the federal government, which is supposed to protect wild horses, was instead selling them</i> …

On Wild Horses, the Secretary of the Interior Needs to Listen to the Scientists

Secretary Jewell seems to be willfully ignoring a report by the National Academy of Sciences. Why?<p>Nearly seven months into her tenure as Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell last Thursday at last made her first extended public comments about one of the most controversial and under-reported …

BLM Awards $740,000.00 U.S. Tax Dollars to Wild Horse Stampede Contractor

<i>“Last week ‘The Hill‘ reported that the BLM cited overpopulation and drought to be the reason they gave away 3/4 of a million tax dollars to the</i> …

Exposing America's Billionaire Welfare Ranchers

Americans love ranchers: Gritty ranchers, mom-and-pop ranchers, renegade ranchers — especially those who raise livestock on the vast open prairies of …

Forests

Exploring the Equine Microbiome

Researchers are discovering how the vast and varied microbes in the horse's gastrointestinal tract impact equine health.

Microbiome

Could yaks be the N.W.T.'s new cows?

The Northern Farm Training Institute has bought in a new animal more at home in the Himalayas than Hay River – but Zak the month-old yak has been …

Cows

Bouncing Baby Bull: A Rare Cattle Breed Just Got A New Member!

There’s a new kid—er, bull—on the block. He’s a rare English longhorn nicknamed “Little Roundabout” for his penchant for wandering around looking for …

Farming

How Bugs and Other Critters are Saving Vineyards

Sustainable, organic and biodynamic farming practices are using insects and animals in innovative ways to shape their vineyards and care for the …

Farming
Aquaponics

86 percent of shoppers care about animal welfare in organic meats and poultry, Consumer Reports says

The National Organic Standards Board on Wednesday opened public hearings in Denver to gauge whether producers of organic meat and poultry should be …

Agriculture

This tiny cow might be the smallest in the entire world

A farmer from Iowa might have bred the tiniest cow in existence.<p>Dean Schocker has a farm of 14 zebu -- an Indian animal which is known for its horns, hump and small size.<p>Schocker told WQAD that the animals are so small, he can't believe they aren't babies.<p>Zebu are each about four feet tall, which …

AOL

Meet the fixer: This farmer gives vets a chance to grow.

Fred Lewis served with the Special Forces in Afghanistan until he took a sniper’s bullet to the helmet. Nursing his injury, he returned to Kentucky, …

North Carolina

How a Family-Run Dairy Outside Waco Became Dallas Coffee Shops' Milk Supplier of Choice

Lately, that's changing, thanks in large part to a dairy just outside of Waco. If you live in Dallas and go out for coffee, you’ve likely enjoyed the …

The good life: Valor Farm charts future, past for stallions and mares

The Valor Farm on 393 acres of rolling hills in Denton County provides stallions and mares alike every conceivable comfort, except, as to be …

Ownership Group Makes Aftercare a Priority

By: Erin Shea, @BH_EShea <br>While ending up in the winner's circle is ultimate goal for Thoroughbred owners, one partnership tries just as hard to find …

Horse Racing (U.S.)

Firefighters rescue horse trapped in mud pit Video

Palm Beach County firefighters rescue a horse trapped in a mud pit in Florida. The horse was evaluated by a vet after being freed.

Palm Beach County