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EHV-1 Quarantine Remains in Place at Belmont Park

The precautionary quarantine of Barn 44 at Belmont Park for Equine Herpesvirus-1 remains in place after a follow-up test has come back positive on one horse that had originally tested positive for EHV-1 last week. The affected horse, an unnamed, unraced 3-year-old male, had first tested positive for EHV-1 Tuesday, Jan. 9, after being sent to the Cornell Ruffian Equine Hospital near Belmont to be treated for a fever and mild respiratory issue. Since his release from the Ruffian Center, the horse has been quarantined in isolation at Belmont.

Throughout this process, the horse, trained by Linda Rice, has shown no neurological symptoms of the virus. All horses in Barn 44 have been and will continue to be monitored daily for fever and other signs of illness. Currently, all horses that had been exposed to the affected horse remain afebrile and asymptomatic. Congruent to the procedures presently in place, these horses will not be permitted to run or enter races through the duration of the quarantine. They will continue to train in isolation during special training hours following the normal closure of the Belmont training track.

Arabian Horse Heros

Arabian Horse Heros

This is for all the people who just love arabian horses!

Horses included in this video:
*****AA APOLLO BEY*****
*****AFIRE BEY V*****
*****BASKE AFIRE******
*****AFIRES HEIR*****

First off. I am not in any way shape or form trying to bash breeds here. I made this video beacuse personally I love arabian horses.
Also, I’m sorry if your favorite arabian isnt on here.
Lastly, Thank you guys so much for all the comments and ratings, i’m sorry if i am not able to answer all your comments, if you have any questions feel free to send me a message.

Organic Farming Part II – ‘Cow dung to biogas’

Organic Farming Part II – ‘Cow dung to biogas’

A new more colourful film on biogas, see https://youtu.be/N_JBavF726Q
Like many organic farmers, Jose Elanjhimattam is both a practical and abundantly resourceful man. Starting with cow dung, Jose has created an ingenious system that simultaneously captures and separates nitrogen-rich organic manure and methane gas. Unlike dried cow dung, which tends to lose nitrogen throughout the drying process, the liquefied organic manure produced through Joses slurry provides soil with far higher levels of nitrogen. Additionally, the methane gas removed is used as a form of fuel. Jose estimates that the dung from two cows is sufficient to provide enough biogas to support the cooking requirements of a family of four. Resourceful, intelligent, simple great stuff!
Thanks to www.organicguide.com for this summary!
see also
Part I ‘Organic Farming’
Part III ‘Organic pesticide and fungicide

Connect, Unified on Parade at Lane’s End Event

Lane’s End introduced two of its new stallions, Connect (Curlin) and Unified (Candy Ride {Arg}), to a press-only function at the Versailles nursery Wednesday. The former represents a new partnership between Lane’s End and Three Chimneys Farm, which took an ownership interest in the Grade I winner.

“We bought into him when he was still on the race track, and being a Grade I-winning son of Curlin, and being as good looking as he is, we’re excited to have him,” said Lane’s End’s Bill Farish. Curlin previously stood at Lane’s End.

Connect is one of two sons of Curlin entering stud in Kentucky in 2018–Keen Ice is the other–and embarks upon his new career with smart credentials. Owned by Paul Pompa, Jr. and trained by Chad Brown, Connect won six of eight starts, including a breakout score in the GI Cigar Mile H. in 2016. He has been installed at an initial fee of $20,000, and Farish said that price point has resonated with breeders.

Doug Cauthen said Three Chimneys had pursued Connect as a stallion prospect, and came in as a partner after Lane’s End landed him.

“I loved the horse, and [Three Chimneys owner] Goncalo [Torrealba] takes a very collaborative view, whether it’s on breeding, racing or standing stallions,” said Cauthen, vice chairman at Three Chimneys. “I’ve been following Connect for a long time. Even back when Eddie Woods had him down in Ocala, he always touted the horse.”

It’s the first time Three Chimneys has joined with another farm in a stallion venture. Asked if that’s a trend he expects to become more common, Cauthen said, “There’s a joy to standing a horse [by yourself], but there are also other times where you don’t worry about that and just get involved.”

To which Farish cracked, “We’d be happy to get in on Gun Runner.”

Cauthen said that Three Chimneys took a sizable number of shares in Connect, and had tabbed several high-quality mares for him.

It could be argued that Connect’s most impressive win came not in the Cigar Mile, but in the 2016 GII Pennsylvania Derby, when he defeated a field that included Gun Runner (Candy Ride {Arg}), Nyquist (Uncle Mo), Exaggerator (Curlin) and Cupid (Tapit).

“They changed it to a Grade I the next year, but it was a Grade I [in quality],” said Cauthen. “He beat some pretty nice horses in there, and then went on and got the Grade I [in the Cigar Mile]. So in my mind he’s a multiple Grade I winner in terms of talent.”

Lane’s End’s David Ingordo and bloodstock agent Marette Farrell joined Farish and Cauthen for a panel discussion after a parade of the farm’s stallion roster. Ingordo noted that Connect’s female line is entirely free of Northern Dancer and Mr. Prospector, opening the 5-year-old to a wide array of potential mates.

“Unless she’s by Curlin or Smart Strike, almost any mare you have will work,” Ingordo said.

Unified is Lane’s End’s other new gun. Owned by Centennial Farms and trained by Jimmy Jerkens, Unified was tabbed a TDN Rising Star on debut, and added the GIII Bay Shore S. and GII Peter Pan S. in successive starts. Unified kicked off 2017 with a win over Mind Your Biscuits (Posse) in the GIII Gulfstream Park Sprint S. and was just touched off a neck in the GI Carter H.

“He’s another horse we bought into at the racetrack, and he started off his career brilliantly with three wins,” said Farish.

Farish was plenty familiar with the colt. Unified was raised at Lane’s End on behalf of breeder Blue Devil Racing Stable, and, from the Lane’s End Sales draft, commanded $325,000 as a Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling in 2014.

“As a yearling, he was one of the best-looking horses we had on the entire farm,” said Ingordo. “From my standpoint, good-looking begets good-looking. I’m expecting him to throw an athletic and commercial yearling that we hope translates into some runners.”

Unified joins Gun Runner and Mastery as Candy Ride (Arg) sons heading to stud in Kentucky in 2018, and at $10,000, is the lowest priced of the trio. (Pro-tem Horse of the Year Gun Runner will stand for $70,000; the undefeated Mastery goes to Claiborne at $25,000.)

“He just got beat in a Grade I, and there’s no question he’s a Grade I talent,” said Farish. “We would have loved for him to get a couple of those, but it didn’t work out that way, so we started him out at a lower stud fee.”

Lane’s End has a reputation for pricing its stallions fairly, and Farish said initial breeder response has been favorable.

“[Setting fees] is something we do by committee here,” he said. “Especially for a first-year horse, you’re trying to figure out what the market will bear, and you want to set a fee that hopefully you can maintain for the first three or four years. Sometimes you get it right, and sometimes you don’t. With these two, it seems we’ve gotten it right..at least for this year.”


The Beauty of the Arabian Horse

The Beauty of the Arabian Horse

A slideshow of Arabian horse artwork; thanks to Salem of Jordan for the beautiful Arabian music. The correct name of the song is “Salma Ya Salama” by Dalida on the album Le Rêve Oriental.

Benefits of Bee Pollen

Bee Pollen Has Lots of Exceptional Benefits!

consuming bee pollen is healthyThere’s so much to appreciate about these small awesome creatures. Everybody else has heard of honey and possibly royal jelly, but maybe not so many understand that bee pollen is also very healthy and has really fantastic healing properties. Bee pollen is particularly valuable once you need to fortify your immune system and offers a wonderful boost of energy! Finding locally grown organic sources in Phoenix that use organic means of pest control is ideal for Phoenix consumers.

Bee Pollen Gives a Fantastic Source of B Vitamins

What’s bee pollen so excellent? Well, to start with, bee pollen is quite full of B vitamins and also includes a significant quantity of vitamin C. Additionally, it includes antioxidants, amino acids, hormones and other very good substances with very complicated names. Everything you want to understand is that if you’ve got a vitamin B deficiency, bee pollen is the ideal remedy for you. It’s ideal to take our essential vitamins from food than from synthetic sources such as vitamin pills. It’s suggested in anorexia cases since it increases the appetite. This does not mean that in the event that you would like to eliminate weight that you can’t eat pollen. You only need to be mindful of the amount. Pollen also modulates digestive purposes and also pollen ameliorates depressions as well as sleeplessness.

Helps Both Nervous and Digestive System

It’s suggested to consume bee pollen when passing through a tough time. It eliminates physical and intellectual exhaustion and helps us keep a positive thinking. If you’ve some hepatobiliary diseases pollen would be your normal remedy for you. It’s understood that bee pollen can help dissolve gallstones and enhances liver functions.

Bee Pollen Is Excellent For Diabetes

Bee pollen is highly suggested for diabetics since it raises our tolerance to sugar. This superb all-natural remedy can also be great for skin. It preserves the hydration levels and hastens the healing of wounds.

The Best Way To Eat Bee Pollen – How Much?

It’s quite important to gradually begin to consume bee pollen since it might cause a few allergic reactions to sensible individuals. It is possible to examine your sensibility by placing a few granules beneath your tongue. Gradually, you can increase the dose to 1-2 tsp every day, or more based on each individual’s metabolism. In order to get a better absorption of chemical substances, the granules have to be chewed, so as to crack open the mobile walls. For children, you can begin by giving them 3 granules each day, raising the dose up to1/2 tbs/day.

I truly expect you will treat yourself to the character given medications before taking pills. Start eating properly! Start exercising! And utilize natural remedies! You will realize that you will feel far better. I love to consume it with just a bit of coconut oil, or mix it into a smoothie, you can even stir it into a glass of water.

New Budget Bill Would Allow for Night Racing at Belmont

A new executive budget bill introduced by New York state governor Andrew Cuomo Jan. 16 included proposed legislation that would allow the New York Racing Association (NYRA) to conduct night racing at Belmont up to three nights a week. The proposed legislation, which would need legislative approval before the budget is signed into law by the governor before Apr. 30, specifies that the track could race at night Thursday through Saturday, provided that the cards conclude by 10:30 p.m. ET.

While current law only allows racing to be conducted between sunrise and sunset, the New York Senate passed a bill in June 2017 that would allow NYRA to conduct night racing twice a week during Belmont’s spring/summer and fall meets. The bill was not yet voted on by the state Assembly, and any additional legislative activity was deferred to the 2018 session.

Belmont Park was recently chosen as the site for a new arena for the NHL’s New York Islanders that will be situated adjacent to the racetrack.

“We envision night racing as a part of a comprehensive redevelopment of Belmont Park,” said Patrick McKenna, Director of Communications at NYRA. “The Islanders are making preparations to begin construction on a world-class arena that will be part of a sports and entertainment complex to rival any in the country.”

While night racing is unlikely to become a reality in 2018, McKenna said the ultimate goal is to be ready when the time comes.

“This is an important moment, and it certainly marks the progress and momentum behind efforts to allow Thoroughbred racing at night,” McKenna said.

The language of the bill specified that NYRA would be required to coordinate post-times with Yonkers Raceway’s harness racing programs to facilitate an integrated schedule of racing.

In a December TDN Q&A, NYRA CEO Chris Kay said that night racing was an integral component of the development of Belmont Park into a modern day entertainment venue. The advent of nighttime racing, according to Kay, would dovetail perfectly with Islanders’ arrival to the site.

“We would like to see night racing at Belmont, primarily because the sport of horse racing needs to generate new generations of fans, like millennials,” Kay told the TDN‘s T.D. Thornton. “And those folks are working on a Thursday or a Friday afternoon. They like to go out and have a good time; we want to provide them with that opportunity. We want to offer our sport the way baseball offers their sport, at night when people can go.”


Organic gardening: How to grow an organic vegetable garden

Organic gardening: How to grow an organic vegetable garden


Organic gardening: How to grow an organic vegetable garden

What does it mean to grow vegetables organically? Scott Meyer, editor of Organic Gardening magazine shows how to plant and nurture an organic vegetable garden.

It is not just feeding our families

This year CSANR sponsored registration for several WSU students to attend the Tilth Conference.  We will post reflections written by the students over the next several weeks. Please feel free to comment and give these students your feedback.

Esther Rugoli

My name is Esther Rugoli, and I am in my second year in Agriculture Biotechnology at Washington State University. It was my first time to hear about The Tilth Conference, and it was such great chance to attend in Vancouver, Washington.

I am from the Rwanda, and most farmers in my country grow food to feed their families and they are left with little or none to sell. Now the number of commercial farmers is increasing, but there is still the problem of food insecurity in my country. I always think of agriculture in a business-based manner because in the future I want to see my country growing more food at a commercial scale. Before I attended The Tilth Conference, I was less informed and thought organic farming was all about growing few crops for food with your family. I could not think of a farmer growing organic food and still producing enough to put on a large market.

The Tilth Conference gave me the chance to meet professionals and farmers to share my interests with as I learn from them as well. The 2017 Tilth Conference focused on the latest research on sustainable agriculture, business skills needed for the farm to be successful, and the need for these things to occur simultaneously in order to get a better local food system in the Pacific Northwest.

The presentation I enjoyed the most was by Paul McClellan. The presentation was titled “Realistic and Useful Business Planning for Building Capacity and Growth.” His presentation marked in my mind, and I was delighted to hear about how to make a good business plan on a farm and be able to turn a small farm into a bigger successful farm. Paul said “if you can know the key concepts of business process, you are more likely to have a solid business plan for your farm.” This statement stood out for me because since most people in my community didn’t go to school, I was reminded that It’s my responsibility to bring this knowledge to the farms in my community to help the farmers grow into business-people.

My family does subsistence farming as any other person in my community and I have not heard my Daddy or my neighbors planning to turn our farming into business. I didn’t get chance to spend enough time with people who do business on their farm to ask them how they got started, but it was such pleasure to hear about how I can help my community to start considering turning their farms into a business accordingly. I am excited to spend my next summer in the Rwanda, encouraging farmers in my community to grow food not just for families, but also for selling.

I am grateful for the opportunity I was given to attend such a life changing conference by College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) through sponsorship by Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR).