James M. Lewis
In this economic climate, there's pressure both to charge more and to charge less-and creative ways to hold the line.
Should racehorse owners, trainers and veterinarians have to produce horses' medical records on demand?
A proposal to create new wild-horse preserves may raise public awareness and perhaps stir more interest in adoptions.
No one is exactly sure why, but the number of horse deaths at the nation's racetracks declined very little in 2008, despite ongoing industrywide efforts to raise health and safety standards.
Reported cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) during the first eight months of 2009 already have surpassed last year's total in the United States, while West Nile virus (WNV) cases are sharply down from 2008, according to the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The report was last updated Sept. 9.
Consultant, practitioners offer their top economic strategies.