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Future of Gwinnett County horse trails – important meeting

Posted by on Oct 18, 2012 in News | 0 comments

If you’re in Gwinnett County, please attend this meeting:   Gwinnett County - Parks and Recreation – Long Range Plan.   Upcoming public meetings for the future of Gwinnett County Parks:   Monday, Oct. 22 7:30pm – 9 pm. George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center, 55 Buford Highway, Suwanee.   For questions, contact Rex Schuder at 770-822-8864 or Rex.Schuder@gwinnettcounty.com www.gwinnettcountyparks.com Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation. ___________________________________________   Following info from Debbie Crowe with CTHA: These meetings are to gather information and desires for their county parks –...

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Georgia debuts new State Animal Facility for Emergencies (SAFE) Center

Posted by on Sep 27, 2012 in News | 0 comments

As the only facility of its kind in the nation, Georgia’s new State Animal Facility for Emergencies (SAFE) Center provides shelter to animals during natural & manmade disasters — and it is now ready for occupancy if activated! The 7,800 sq.ft. facility can hold up to 80 cats, 105 dogs and 30 horses, plus a fenced pasture to accommodate other animals. Fort Valley State University was selected for the SAFE location because it is centrally located near interstates and offers an on-site School of Veterinary Medicine. News clip...

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Monitoring Hay Trends

Posted by on Sep 27, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Although we are just more than halfway through 2012, hay is already in short supply and hay stockpiles are expected to be even scarcer moving into winter. Hay prices are trending upward across the country, not just in one region as in past years, and we can expect them to continue to rise in the coming months. This is especially true across most of the central and eastern United States. The hay shortage this year is due to several factors, but the most important is the widespread drought conditions. For much of this summer, two-thirds of the United States has been affected by drought and high temperatures. In some states hay fields are under irrigation, but most of the...

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AHP Releases 2012 Equine Industry Survey Results

Posted by on Sep 27, 2012 in News | 0 comments

American Horse Publications conducted its second online nationwide equine industry survey from March 5 through May 20, 2012, and has just made the full results available to the general public. Sponsors for the 2012 Equine Industry Survey included the Kentucky Equine Research, Merck Animal Health, and Pfizer Animal Health. These companies–and the people behind the companies–are supporters of the horse industry because of their love of the horse, not just because it’s their business. The objectives of second survey were to gauge participation trends and management practices in the U.S. equine industry, to identify critical issues facing the equine...

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