Recent News for Disasters

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Horse Thief Charged in Texas

September 20, 2014

An Oklahoma man wanted in connection with the theft of four Texas horses has turned himself in to authorities.... Read More

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U.K. to Introduce New Database in Wake of Horsemeat Scandal

September 18, 2014

The United Kingdom will establish a new equine database as part of a more robust equine identification system.... Read More

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Georgia Authorities Probe Horse Theft

September 10, 2014

A Tennessee Walking Horse and Spotted Saddle Horse went missing from their Madison County pasture.... Read More

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Missing Oklahoma Horses at Center of Theft Investigation

August 26, 2014

The 10 horses are now at the center of a theft investigation involving several states and a federal agency. ... Read More

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Barn Fire Claims Tennessee Walking Horses

August 22, 2014

Authorities are blaming an electrical malfunction for a barn fire that killed five Tennessee Walking Horses.... Read More

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Oklahoma Authorities Seek 10 Missing Horses

August 15, 2014

Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding 10 horses missing from their pasture near Sparks.... Read More

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Protecting Against Wildfire

August 06, 2014

Learn how to identify and reduce fire risk on your property.... Read More

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California Wildfires Drive Horses from their Homes

July 29, 2014

Eighteen horses were moved to a county fairground when wildfire threatened their Northern California homes.... Read More

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'Exploding' Manure Blamed for California Barn Fire

July 28, 2014

Fire authorities believe "exploding" manure could have started the blaze that killed four Friesian horses.... Read More

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Planning to Save Horses

July 17, 2014

By planning for the worst, you lessen the chances of losing your horse in a disaster. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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Emergency Preparedness, Large Animal Rescue Courses Offered

July 13, 2014

Equine Guelph will host a workshop designed to help horse owners prepare for and handle emergency situations.... Read More

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Wildfire Smoke and Horses' Respiratory Health

June 10, 2014

Smoke can cause serious respiratory problems for horses. Here's how to protect your herd in case of wildfires.... Read More

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Prevent Barn Fires with These Expert Tips

June 06, 2014

Stop barn fires before they start with these smart fire-prevention tips.... Read More

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Texas Official Urge Horse Owners to Prepare for Hurricanes

June 06, 2014

The Texas Animal Health Commission reminds horse, livestock, and pet owners to prepare now for hurricanes.... Read More

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Hurricane Preparation Tips for Horse Owners

June 02, 2014

Hurricane season is upon us, so horse owners ready themselves in advance for evacuation.... Read More

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Texas Horses Evacuated Ahead of Predicted Flooding

May 29, 2014

The horses are residing at Sam Houston Race Park in Houston after being evacuated ahead of predicted flooding.... Read More

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Tranquilizers for Riding

May 22, 2014

Should tranquilizers be used to help calm a horse down so it can be ridden? ... Read More

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California Man Arrested in Missing Horses Case

May 21, 2014

A man has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of a pair of California Quarter Horses.... Read More

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Southern California Wildfire Displaces Hundreds of Horses

May 15, 2014

Hundreds of horses were evacuated ahead of wildfires that spread though San Diego County this week.... Read More

Eight Thoroughbreds died in an early morning fire at a barn and adjoining annex located on Rice Road in Lexington across from the rear entrance to the Keeneland stable area.

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Eight Horses Die in Barn Fire near Keeneland Race Course

May 09, 2014

Eight Thoroughbreds died in an early morning fire in a barn located near the Keeneland stable area.... Read More

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Tornadoes Foster Summer Storm Tips

April 30, 2014

Get tips on how to help your horses stay safe during tornadoes and other summer storms.... Read More

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What to do if a Horse's Microchip Company is out of Business

April 21, 2014

My horse's microchip company is no longer in business. What should I do? ... Read More

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Florida Racehorse Stolen

April 18, 2014

Authorities are seeking whoever allegedly stole a racing Quarter Horse from a boarding facility near Odessa.... Read More

Identifying a horse by their lip tattoo.

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Poll Recap: Identification Methods

April 08, 2014

Readers share insights on the various identification methods they use to identify their horses. ... Read More

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Mini-Microchips for Horses Get Thumbs Up

April 07, 2014

Researchers recently tested a "mini-microchip" that's roughly 70% the size of the standard microchip.... Read More