Disaster Preparation

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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.

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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

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Powerful Hurricane Ike Looms as Trouble for Gulf

September 07, 2008

Powerful Hurricane Ike rolled down an uncertain path Sunday that may lead to the U.S. Gulf Coast late this week, forcing emergency officials to pay attention and leaving millions of people from Florida to Mexico to wonder where it will eventuall... Read More

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Hanna Drenches Carolinas, Focus Turns to Hurricane Ike

September 06, 2008

Tropical Storm Hanna blew ashore over tourist beaches on the North-South Carolina border early Saturday at the start of a projected dash up the Eastern Seaboard that could dump heavy rain from Virginia to New England.

The National Hurricane... Read More

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Tropical Storm Hanna Heads for Carolinas

September 05, 2008

Tropical Storm Hanna picked up speed Friday as it cruised toward the Carolinas, promising to deliver gusty winds and heavy rain during a dash up the Eastern Seaboard that could wash out the weekend for millions of people.

Not far behind was... Read More

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Horse Owners Brace for Tropical Storm Hanna

September 05, 2008

From Charleston to Chincoteague, horse owners along the southern East Coast are battening down the hatches as Tropical Storm Hanna heads their way.

Vacillating between a strong tropical storm and a Category 1 hurricane, Hanna is expected to... Read More

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More Storms Coming, Include Animals in Disaster Plans

September 04, 2008

On the heels of Hurricane Gustav, Tropical Storm Hanna is making its way across the Bahamas and could land anywhere between Florida and the Carolinas later this week. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is urging residents who might b... Read More

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Southeast Braces for Hanna as Hurricane Ike Strengthens

September 04, 2008

Some Southeastern states declared emergencies and officials urged residents to head inland Thursday as Tropical Storm Hanna headed toward the Atlantic coast, where it could bring high winds and rain from South Carolina all the way to Maine.... Read More