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Learning the tools of the trade of horse ranching

The idea of being a rancher or taking care of horses may seem like a simple, peaceful kind of life.  But as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis reports, some college students are finding out that’s not always the case: [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/RanchStoryRedo.mp3]

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A look behind the stables

Many people have seen the Gainesville Police Department’s Mounted Unit patrolling weekend and holiday crowds. But as WUFT-FM’s Tori Petry reports, these four-legged officers are more than just workhorses. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/MountedUnitWRAP.mp3]

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Horse virus outbreak has local farm owners watching

One Jonesville horse farm is dealing with a virus that’s currently plaguing the Northwestern United States. University of Florida Veterinary General Medicine Chief Rob MacKay says complications with Equine Herpes Virus-1 can often be fatal to horses. “Instead of having cold like symptoms- upper respiratory symptoms- instead of having those …

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