Disaster Preparation

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California's Wragg Wildfire Forces Horse Evacuations

July 24, 2015

More than 20 horses were evacuated and more are expected to follow in the wake of the fire in Napa and Solano counties.... Read More

Once hay is baled, it’s taken from the field and stored in a dry place for sale or use throughout the year.

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Why Should Hay Be Stored Away From Horses?

July 09, 2015

Alayne Blickle, with Horses for Clean Water, tells you how to protect your horses by storing hay at a safe distance. ... Read More

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4th of July When You Have Horses at Home

July 02, 2015

How do you prepare your horses for a night of fireworks? ... Read More

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Natural Disaster: Are You and Your Horse Ready?

July 01, 2015

Are you and your horse ready for emergency evacuation? Get tools and information you need to keep your horse healthy.... Read More

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Storm Claims Horse at Virginia Rescue

June 24, 2015

The mare was euthanized after being injured by flying debris from high winds and a strong thunderstorm.... Read More

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Emergency Horse Care

June 14, 2015

Use this form to give your horses' caretakers the info they need in case you have to evacuate without your horses.... Read More

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Emergency Evacuation Contacts

June 10, 2015

Use this form to document where you would take your horses and whom you'd get information from during an evacuation.... Read More

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Horse Identification

June 10, 2015

Keep track of your horse's distinguishing characteristics and all emergency information in this one-page form.... Read More

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Equine Emergency-Evacuation Kit Checklist

June 09, 2015

Print and use this checklist to ensure you have the basics for both humans and horses in case of an evacuation.... Read More

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Hurricane Preparation Tips for Horse Owners

June 06, 2015

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

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TAHC: Prepare to Protect Animals Before Disaster Strikes

May 29, 2015

Proper planning and preparedness are key in preventing or minimizing the loss of horses, livestock, and pets. ... Read More

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Storms Vex Texas, Oklahoma Horse Owners

May 29, 2015

While no official equine evacuation orders have been issued, some owners are moving their horses out of harm's way.... Read More

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Finding Housing for Horses During Evacuations

May 13, 2015

Don't wait until disaster is on your doorstep to find a place to take your horses when evacuating. Remember these tips.... Read More

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How Much Food and Water do My Horses Need if I Evacuate?

May 12, 2015

Here are some tips on leaving food and water for horses should you need to evacuate without them during a disaster.... Read More

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Early Season Tornado Damages Florida Horse Farm

April 27, 2015

Thirteen horses are safe after a tornado tore down fences and ripped the roof off a Manatee County boarding farm's barn.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Flooding and Horse Facilities

March 17, 2015

Of the 585 respondents, 190 (32%) said they use preventive measures to prevent their barns from flooding. ... Read More

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In Disaster's Wake: Horses and the Devastation

March 06, 2015

After weathering a natural disaster, take steps to reduce your horses' chances of infection or injury.... Read More

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Preparedness is Key to Surviving Tornadoes with Horses

March 04, 2015

Being prepared in advance is crucial for helping horses survive potentially life-threatening storms.... Read More

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20 Disaster Planning Questions

March 04, 2015

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

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14 More Considerations for Preventing Horse Barn Fires

February 02, 2015

What steps have you taken to prevent fires in your barn?... Read More

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Delaware Fire Claims 12 Horses

December 23, 2014

Authorities are investigating the cause of a Hockessin barn blaze that killed a dozen horses; one horse survived.... Read More

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Researchers Seek Input on Barn Fire Survey

December 01, 2014

The team is seeking information on human or animal losses or injuries, the fire's cause, and the emergency response.... Read More

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Horse Farm Disaster Preparedness

November 26, 2014

Account for the unusual and unexpected when making disaster plans for your horse farm.... Read More

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OSU Veterinary Center Hosts Disaster Relief Training

October 31, 2014

The two-day event focused on the horse and how to help equids in the event of a disaster.... Read More

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Equine Guelph Holds Large Animal Rescue Courses

October 10, 2014

Speakers encouraged attendees to take what learned back to the industry to help improve emergency rescue success rate.... Read More