Monthly Editorial

2015 F-Series Super Duty

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Ford’s second-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel now boasts 440 horsepower, up from 400 horsepower, and 860 lb.-ft. of torque, up from 800 lb.-ft., across all Super Duty models from F-250 to F-450.

F-350 increases maximum fifth-wheel/gooseneck towing capacity as well, to 26,700 pounds, from 23,200 pounds, and the gross combined weight rating goes up 4,500 pounds, to 35,000 pounds.

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All-new Ford F-150

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The 2015 Ford F-150 is the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever.

In designing the backbone of the F-150, Ford engineers improved the truck’s signature fully boxed ladder frame. It is all-new with more high-strength steel than ever – making it stronger and lighter. High-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloys – already used in aerospace, commercial transportation, energy and many other rugged industries – are used throughout the F-150 body for the first time, improving dent and ding resistance and also saving up to 700 pounds of weight.

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Sand Colic

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Prevention is best when it comes to this horse health threat.

When a horse grazes on short, sparse pasture or is fed hay on the ground, he can ingest sand or dirt. Some horses – especially foals – actually develop a fondness for eating soil, a behavior known as “geophagia.”

Depending on how much is consumed, the sand can accumulate in the horse’s ventral colon and cecum. In regions of the country where sandy soil is common, it’s not unusual for horses to have small amounts of sand in the intestinal tract.

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Managing the health of your horse for a healthier wallet - Part II

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Last month we began our look at the benefit of managing the health of our horses and how a management plan can reduce costs while supporting the overall wellbeing of our animals. Now that we have covered diet and teeth, we will move on to a few other often neglected issues that can generate significant expenses if allowed to get away from us.

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Cowboy Christmas Gift Show

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The Cowboy Christmas Gift Show, the longest running and ONLY Original gift show of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, returns to Las Vegas with more wares to keep even the most avid shopper entertained all ten days. Conveniently located in the North Halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center, at Paradise Road and Desert Inn, just one block east of the famous Las Vegas Strip, this year's show promises to exceed expectations.

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