Recent News for Disasters

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Planning for Equine Evacuations During Hurricanes

May 19, 2016

Preparing ahead for equine evacuations can be crucial to horses' survival. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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Florida Woman Accused of Grand Theft Involving Horses

May 18, 2016

Elena Escoda allegedly stole three show horses valued in excess of $220,000 and attempted to sell one of them online.... Read More

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More Than 100 Horses Rescued From Houston Floods

April 20, 2016

Dozens of equids have been moved to higher ground while five endurance horses remain missing.... Read More

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Microchip Scanners Available to Jockey Club Customers

April 16, 2016

Microchips will become mandatory for the registration of Thoroughbred foals born in 2017 and later.... Read More

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10 Severe Weather Preparation Resources on TheHorse.com

March 13, 2016

Get 10 severe weather resources you can use to prepare your horses and farm for disasters before they occur.... Read More

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20 Disaster Planning Questions

March 12, 2016

Community disaster planning begins at home and in neighborhoods, and with understanding your farm.... Read More

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Record Snowfall Challenges Horse Owners

January 26, 2016

Several barns in affected regions collapsed under the weight of the snow. ... Read More

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The Horse's Top Special Features of 2015

January 01, 2016

Learn about donkeys, leptospirosis, West Nile virus, influenza, preparing for disasters, and working equids.... Read More

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Indiana Horses Removed From Flood Zone

December 29, 2015

Thirteen therapeutic riding horses were rescued this week after their Brownsburg, Indiana, pasture flooded.... Read More

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Horses Perish in Tennessee Barn Blaze

December 01, 2015

Fire authorities said an electrical connection caused the fire that killed 11 horses on Nov. 28.... Read More

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Missing Sarasota, Florida, Horses Found Safe

November 19, 2015

The horses' owner is still hoping the offer of a cash reward will lead to more information about the incident.... Read More

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Colorado Horsecare Foodbank Creates Video on Evacuations

November 17, 2015

The video features tips on training horses for evacuation during natural disasters.... Read More

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Disaster Education From Extension Programs

October 18, 2015

Horse owners should rely on information refereed by experts and civic authorities for validity during disasters.... Read More

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(Un)certain Change: Climate Shifts and Horse Keeping

October 08, 2015

Learn how rising temperatures and extreme weather events are affecting horse keeping.... Read More

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East Coast Horses Weather the Storm

October 05, 2015

Despite heavy rain and wind, many East Coast horses appear to have made it through the storm as well as possible.... Read More

After fire swept through Amanda Eggleston's farm in January 2015, she's been rebuilding with safety in mind.

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When Disaster Strikes

October 05, 2015

After a tornado, fire, or other disaster hits your farm, how would you respond and rebuild? Here's what to remember.... Read More

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Maryland Urges Hurricane Preparedness Plans for Livestock

October 01, 2015

With Hurricane Joaquin's approach, authorities are encouraging owners to include livestock and horses in disaster plans.... Read More

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Preventing Hay Fires

September 27, 2015

Here's what to monitor in order to keep your hay supply and the structures it's stored in safe.... Read More

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Idaho Horse Owners to Get Emergency Help

September 23, 2015

Volunteers have devised a plan that allows first responders to them in to help move horses to evacuation sites.... Read More

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Rescuers Cope With Influx of Horses Displaced by Wildfires

September 17, 2015

Horse rescuers and evacuation site personnel are managing hundreds of displaced horses in California.... Read More

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On the Move With Your Horse

September 17, 2015

Before you hit the asphalt trail, consider these expert tips to make sure your horse arrives healthy and happy.... Read More

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BLM Completes the Soda Fire Emergency Wild Horse Gather

September 08, 2015

The BLM gathered a total of 279 horses from the Hardtrigger, Black Mountain, and Sands Basin herd management areas. ... Read More

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Hay Stores Sparked Fire at UC Davis Horse Barn

August 31, 2015

Hay was destroyed when fire swept through a storage structure, but an adjacent horse barn was untouched by the blaze.... Read More

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Recent Kentucky Floods Leave Behind a Trail of Debris

August 29, 2015

Keep human and environmental health in mind when cleaning up the remnants of natural disasters.... Read More

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BLM to Conduct Emergency Gather of Idaho Wild Horses

August 26, 2015

The emergency gather aims to maintain herd health and protect rangelands that have been impacted by the Soda Fire.... Read More