Jennifer Walker

Articles by Jennifer Walker en Español: El Otoño Trae Desafío Para el Diagnóstico y Manejo de la Enfermedad de Cushing

This is one of a series of articles translated as part of our partnership with A Caballo, an equine publication based in Mexico, and Jorge Murga, DVM. Keep an eye on Read More

13 Fires Burning in California, Horse Evacuation Sites Available

It's fire season in California, where a shortage of rainfall has resulted in dry conditions. As of Monday evening, there were 13 fires burning throughout the state.

In Southern California, the Station Fire in the Angeles National Read More

Dressage Horse Parzival Withdrawn from World Cup Finals

Linda Zang, President of the Ground Jury at the FEI World Cup Finals, announced Wednesday afternoon that dressage horse Parzival had sustained a tendon injury and was unable to continue in the competition.

The 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood Read More

Cutting Costs: Ditch Supplements That Are Unnecessary

In efforts to save money around the barn, researchers recommend horse owners carefully consider the supplements they're adding to their horses' feed. The researchers behind the 2008 study, "Read More

Vaccinations Not a Place to Cut Back, Vets Say

In today's economy, many horse owners are looking for ways to cut back on expenses--but skimping on equine vaccinations should not be one of them.

"People are looking for ways to cut costs, and preventive care seems like an obvious choice t Read More

California Veterinary Tax Removed from Budget

After a three-month battle, the California state legislature last week approved the final 2009-2010 budget, sans a proposed veterinary tax. The California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) conducted a letter and call-in campaign to stop the Read More

Hay Situation Emerges After Washington Waters Recede

Although the floodwaters that covered much of western Washington earlier this month have receded, they left a lot of damage--and a lot of ruined hay and grain. The horse community is working together to help those in need, and some businesses ar Read More

Floods: Washington Water Begins to Recede

Washington residents are starting to recover from this week's flood conditions, which the Associated Press reported as the worst on record.

Horse owner Josie Owens of Carnation, Wash., was Read More

Heavy Snow Causes Problems for Horse Owners

After experiencing her area's worst snowstorm since 1968, Beth Sandland of Sandy, Ore., was unable to visit her boarded horses for three weeks.

However, other horse owners have had to deal with a more serious side effect of winter weather: Read More

42 Horses Die in Minnesota Barn Fire

Sunday morning, Scot Stelter received the call that horse owners dread: the barn where six of his Quarter Horses were temporarily housed, along with 36 others, was on fire. The horses were trapped inside and died.

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Test Reveals Arabian Sire as Carrier of Neurologic Disorder

An Arabian horse breeding operation announced a stallion is a carrier of cerebellar abiotrophy. Read More

California Vet Service Tax Fails; Might Resurface

Last week, the California State Senate and Assembly rejected Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposal to balance the budget, which included the addition of a sales tax to veterinary Read More

California Governor Proposes Tax on Veterinary Services

In an effort to raise funds for the state, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger recently announced his proposal to expand sales tax to include veterinary services. If this proposal passes, the governor estimated $357 million in increased revenu Read More

Calgary Trailer Accident Investigation Closed

The investigation into the October stock trailer accident in Calgary, in which a trailer carrying 44 horses overturned, has been closed.

According to a spokesman with the Read More

Animal Generic Drug User Fee Act will Speed Approval Process

Earlier this year, President Bush signed legislation reauthorizing the Animal Drug User Fee Act (ADUFA) and authorizing the Animal Generic Drug User Fee Act (AGDUFA), which will provide for additional funds and resources to review generic animal Read More

Calgary Trailer Accident: Surviving Horses Returned to Origin

After 12 horses died Friday following a stock trailer accident in Calgary, Alberta, the remaining 32 horses have been returned to their point of origin in Bonnyville, according to Horse Welfare Alliance of Canada Chair Bill Read More

12 Horses Die in Calgary Trailer Accident

Twelve horses died Friday when a stock trailer carrying 44 animals overturned onto the median of a Calgary, Alberta, freeway.

The driver, identified by Read More

California Fires Coming Under Control, Red Flag Warning Remains

By Wednesday night, firefighters in Southern California were gaining ground against the wildfires that had been affecting the area, forcing many horse owners to evacuate with their animals. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Read More

California Fires: Not all Equine Evacuations According to Plan

Although the Los Angeles Department Animal Care and Control and the Equine Response Team coordinated to help as many horse owners as possible with evacuations, the fire moved too quickly to allow them to reach everyone. With high winds spurring Read More

Fires: Some California Horses Able to Return Home, Others Now Evacuating

After living in evacuation centers for nearly three days, some of the horses displaced by the Marek fire in Los Angeles County were allowed to go home Tuesday night. The fire was 80% contained with 4,824 acres burned by 9:00 p.m. It should be Read More

Fires: L.A. Animal Services Allows Horses to Leave Shelters

Los Angeles Animal Services is currently monitoring the welfare of horses in the various shelters, according to Kathy Davis, assistant general manager. The animals are allowed to leave as the Fire Department releases holds on various areas. A Read More

Horse Owners Evacuating Ahead of California Fires

Horse owners are trying to get themselves and their animals out of the way as two fires burn out of control in the Los Angeles area. The Marek fire in the San Fernando Valley had burned 4,726 acres by Monday afternoon, and the Sesnon Fire, Read More

Autumn Challenges for Cushing's Diagnosis, Management

Owners of older horses that exhibit any of the classic signs of Cushing's during the fall months work with their veterinarians to determine whether they should test or treat horses until diagnoses can be confirmed. Read More