Disaster Preparation

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Tips for Horse Owners to Prepare for Hurricane Season

August 30, 2010

With the hurricane season upon us, it is important for horse owners to ready themselves in advance for evacuation and other recommended tasks related to hurricane preparedness. Here are some tips from the ... Read More

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Rutgers' Young Horse Teaching and Research Program a Success

May 07, 2010

The Equine Science Center and Young Horse Teaching and Research Program are pleased to announce the results of the annual young horse auction. Despite unseasonably cold and rainy weather, a sizeable crowd, including 21 bidders attended the auct... Read More

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Belgian and Car Collide: Car Loses

May 03, 2010

What started as a simple training exercise in Independence, Kan., turned into a two-mile chase involving five police officers, two highway patrolmen, concerned citizens, a horse-drawn wedding carriage, and Rocky, an 1,800-pound, 7-year-old Belg... Read More

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Equine Reproduction Clinics in Indiana to be Held this Spring

February 12, 2010

Historic Prophetstown in Battle Ground, Ind., will host three horse reproduction clinics at the RX Acres Belgian breeding farm in Brookston in conjunction with Purdue University Extension.

The clinics take place Feb. 19-20, March 13-... Read More

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Mounted Police Unit Disbanded in San Diego

December 19, 2009

The San Diego mounted police unit is being disbanded and the horses sold due to budget deficits.... Read More

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Fire Destroys Four Kentucky State Fair Horse Barns

September 01, 2009

Just two days after the conclusion of the Kentucky State Fair, a fire has destroyed four of the horse barns at the Kentucky State Fair & Exposition Center in Louisville, the Read More

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South Carolina Horse Shot in Pasture

August 31, 2009

The owner of a bay Quarter Horse mare found dead in her Anderson, S.C., pasture Friday morning said he believes the animal was killed with a captive bolt, the Read More

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Historic Windfields Farm to Disperse, Close

August 22, 2009

Windfields Farm, the historic Canadian nursery that had a major impact on North American breeding, has announced it will close following the dispersal of its remaining bloodstock at this year's Keeneland November sale.

Founded in Ontario... Read More

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Vet Contest Nominations Now Open

July 17, 2009

Nominate your veterinarian for the third annual Thank Your Vet for a Healthy Pet contest, conducted by the Morris Animal Foundation.

The national short-essay contest honors America's veterinarians for their dedication to helping animals and... Read More

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Dogs Banned at Maine Track after Horse Death

June 10, 2009

State racing officials have banned dogs in the stable and paddock areas at Maine's Bangor Raceway after a horse died as a result of injuries sustained following an attack, the Read More

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Kentucky Horse Owner Education DVD Wins Award

June 05, 2009

HorseSmarts: Essential Advice for Today's Horse Owner, a 60 minute educational DVD created by the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) and produced by Marvo Entertainment Group of Princeton, Ky., was recently awarded a 2009 Silver Communicator... Read More

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New Edition of Equine Color Genetics Text Released

May 19, 2009

A new edition of the veterinary textbook Equine Color Genetics, penned by D. Phillip Sponenberg, DVM, PhD, was recently released by Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. An expansion of the previous edition released in 2003, the third edition... Read More

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Auction to Benefit Days End Farm Horse Rescue

February 19, 2009

Days End Farm Horse Rescue will host its 2nd annual "Grapes of Hooves" wine tasting and auction at the Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville, Md. Funds raised by this event will provide medical intervention and rehabilitation for abused and neglected... Read More

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Surgery for Injured Race Filly Postponed

December 29, 2008

Surgery for the brilliant filly Indyanne, who fractured a sesamoid in her left front ankle while leading in the stretch of the La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita Park Dec. 27, has been postponed, trainer Greg Gilchrist said the morning following the... Read More

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Tips for Avoiding Barn Fires

December 29, 2008

Get some practical tips on how you can reduce the risk fire in your barn.... Read More

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Tips on Horse Management Following a Disaster

September 15, 2008

The Texas State Animal Resource Team (TXSART), a program of the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation that coordinates preparedness, response, and recovery efforts for animals affected by... Read More

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Ike Approaches, Nearly 1 Million Ordered to Evacuate

September 12, 2008

Cars and trucks streamed inland and chemical companies buttoned up their plants Thursday as a gigantic Hurricane Ike took aim at the heart of the U.S. refining industry and threatened to send a wall of water crashing toward Houston.

Nearly ... Read More

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Ike's Waves Begin Buffeting Texas

September 12, 2008

A massive Hurricane Ike sent white waves crashing over a seawall as it steamed toward Texas Friday, threatening to devastate coastal towns and batter America's fourth-largest city.

Ike's eye was forecast to strike somewhere near Galveston... Read More

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Hurricane Resources for Texas Horse Owners

September 12, 2008

The Texas Veterinary Medical Association has compiled a list of Hurricane Ike preparation resources for animal owners on its Web site.

These resources include links to government and weather information, evacuation maps, the... Read More

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Ike Could Reach Category 4; Houston-Galveston on Path

September 11, 2008

Forecasters expect Hurricane Ike to make landfall this weekend somewhere between Corpus Christi and Houston, creating the potential for heavy punishment for Houston even if it's not hit directly.

Some forecasts say Ike could strengthen to a... Read More

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Texas Horses Move Inland as Hurricane Ike Approaches

September 11, 2008

Many Texas horse owners are moving with their horses out of harm's way as Hurricane Ike approaches the coast.

As of 1 p.m., CDT, Ike was a Category 2 hurricane, but the National Hurricane Center noted in a public bulletin that it was... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Rescue Network Session Planned

September 10, 2008

A networking session for Kentucky equine rescue groups is scheduled for Sept. 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. in Lexington. This is the second such meeting facilitated by the Kentucky Horse Council in an effort to support the needs of horse rescue groups... Read More

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Hurricane Ike Gains Strength on Path to Texas

September 10, 2008

Hurricane Ike strengthened in the Gulf's warm waters Wednesday and churned toward the Texas coast, and officials started to evacuate the first of millions of residents who could be in the storm's path.

Ike bloomed to a Category 2 storm and... Read More

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Horse Haulers Asked to Stop for Mackinac Bridge Trailer Checks

September 08, 2008

Horse owners hauling their animals across Michigan's Mackinac Bridge are being asked to stop for a Michigan Department of Agriculture inspection, according to an open letter to horse enthusiasts distributed Sept. 8 by State Veterinarian Steven... Read More

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Mare Killed In Storm Has Foals On the Way

September 07, 2008

Jennifer Mears lost Tuesday, her beloved buckskin mare, in the devastation caused by a deadly tornado that struck northern Colorado in May. But thanks to the quick thinking of doctors and researchers at Colorado State University and the help of... Read More