Mark Barber, from Ashbourne in Derbyshire, pleaded guilty last week (15 Feb) to causing unnecessary suffering to two donkeys, called Jessica and Jasmine, in a case brought by the RSPCA. Along with a lifetime ban on keeping donkeys, Barber also received a fine of £383 and was ordered to pay costs of £500, plus a victim surcharge of £38. The donkeys' suffering first came to light last year after a member of the public saw Jessica and Jasmine on Barber's farm and was concerned about their state.
There's nothing quite like getting out into the countryside with your four-legged friend and exploring new routes together. It might all seem like fun and games, but hacking can really benefit your horse too. Not convinced? Check out these reasons to get out of the school and onto the bridleway. Hacking provides variety in your horse’s work, which is vital for keeping him interested in life and keeping him on your side.
Steph Cook BVM&S MRCVS from Scott Mitchell Associates vets, a member of the XL Vets Equine, tells us about a very sick diarrhoea case. I went to see Lilly, a 13-year-old TB mare that had explosive diarrhoea (it actually was firing out as water all up the walls). I checked her heart rate, breathing rate and temperature and they were all within the normal range, but when I checked the colour of her gums, I noticed they were turning a darker pink than the usual salmon pink.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".