Disaster Recovery


Champion Mom's Command Euthanatized at 24

February 04, 2007

Mom's Command, champion 3-year-old filly of 1985, was quietly euthanatized in the early afternoon Feb. 3 at owner/breeder Peter Fuller's Runnymede Farm in North Hampton, N.H., due to increasing infirmities related to age.

The 24-year-old... Read More


Wyoming Wild Horse Sanctuary Problems Found

February 03, 2007

In a report by Phil Whilte of the Star-Tribune in Wyoming, a 23,000-acre ranch west of Laramie was found to have nine horses in below-average condition and one horse that could not rise and was euthanatized, according to a report from... Read More


N.C. Rabies Cases Up 13.5% in 2006

January 11, 2007

Reported rabies cases in North Carolina in 2006 increased 13.5% over the previous year, state public health officials said Wednesday, while urging pet owners to have their animals vaccinated.

"As the new year starts, now is the time to chec... Read More


Ouija Board Withdrawn From Final Start Due to Soreness

December 09, 2006

Ouija Board has been withdrawn from the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase (HK-I) at Sha Tin Racecourse Sunday due to soreness in the splint bone of her left foreleg.

The mare had been expected to conclude her... Read More


Barrel Racing Legend Scamper Cloned

November 15, 2006

Scamper, the legendary barrel racing horse owned by rodeo star Charmayne James, now has a young twin thanks to cloning company ViaGen. ViaGen and James announced today (Nov. 15) that Scamper's clone Clayton was born in Texas on August 8 of this... Read More


Last Chance to Register for Standardbred Horse Ownership Seminar in Canada

October 19, 2006

Standardbred Canada has announced that today (Oct. 19) marks the deadline to reserve a seat in a program called "Horse Ownership 101," which will... Read More


AQHA Releases New "Your Horse's Health" DVD Collection

September 12, 2006

The American Quarter Horse Association released its newest educational DVD, "Your Horse's Health I," which explores many conditions, ailments, diseases and health-related topics. This is the first in a three-DVD collection.

Learn from... Read More


Second Annual Sensory Training Clinic with the Mounted Police

July 20, 2006

School your horse with techniques used by police officers to promote confidence and employ strategies for desensitizing your horse to noise, crowds, and obstacles.

Five instructors representing the Lexington Police Mounted Unit, the... Read More


Family Disaster Plan Should Include Pets

June 14, 2006

Storms, floods, fires, disease outbreaks and terrorist attacks are frightening realities that people all over the world face today, and when disaster strikes, people are often unprepared to care for themselves, let alone their animals. Having an... Read More


Stolen Horse International Announces Court Victories

May 04, 2006

Stolen Horse International Announces Court Victories for Missing Horse Case Victims
From California to Maryland

Stolen Horse International (SHI) has resolved equine theft cases and has proven the justice system can prevail. For Rod... Read More


$2.5 Million Research Initiative Draws 27 Pre-Proposals

May 01, 2006

The announcement of a $2.5-million equine health consortium initiative was met with great enthusiasm, says Kristin Benjamin, vice president of scientific programs and advancement for Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) in Englewood, Colo. Twenty-seve... Read More


Citizens Push for "Brigadier's Law"

March 27, 2006

A deliberate hit-and-run incident that resulted in the death of a Metro Toronto police horse on Feb. 24 has galvanized Canadians to amend the Criminal Code to better protect law enforcement service animals.

After attending Brigadier's... Read More


Rabies Confirmed in New Mexico Horse

March 17, 2006

(Edited press release)

New Mexico health and livestock authorities have reminded owners to vaccinate their horses and other animals for rabies after a horse from Lea County in the southeastern part of the state tested positive... Read More


Medication Consortium Lobbies For Long-Term Funding Mechanism

February 08, 2006

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium, expected to exhaust its bridge funding this year, continues lobbying the industry to support a per-start fee that would be shared by horsemen and racetracks.

RMTC chairman Dan Fick, executive... Read More


Forelimb Lameness Common in Barrel Horses

February 01, 2006

A Texas A&M University (TAMU) study has found that horses used for barrel racing were more often lame in their forelimbs than horses used for other disciplines. The study examined 118 Quarter Horses and Appendix Quarter Horses brought to TAM... Read More


Maryland Horse Park Site Plan Released

December 27, 2005

The Maryland Stadium Authority this month released a rendering of the site plan for the proposed Maryland Horse Park in Gambrills, Md. The rendering, prepared by Gralla Architects, designers of some of the world’s top equestrian facilities,... Read More


Morris Donates $500,000 for Equine Research

November 15, 2005

Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) has committed more than $500,000 toward 12 new and continuing veterinary studies for horses in 2006.

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Ellis Park Tornado Damage Assessed; Trainers Ponder Options

November 08, 2005

Insurance adjusters were at Ellis Park Nov. 7 assessing the damage wrought by a tornado that struck the western Kentucky racetrack early in the morning the previous day.

Three horses were killed and several others were injured, according... Read More


English Fireworks Season Deadly For Horses

November 04, 2005

Two horses ended up dead during an annual fireworks season in England. One died as a result of a barn fire; the other died when frightened by fireworks and becoming entangled in a chain.

Eight horses were rescued from a burning barn in... Read More


Ryerss Fifth Annual Benefit Auction Raises More Than $15,000

November 03, 2005

More than 100 people gathered on Oct. 16 at the Holiday Inn in West Chester, Pa., for Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines' Fifth Annual Benefit Auction. The farm's largest fundraiser, which is put on by the Ryerss Farm Auxiliary, was an even greater... Read More


Call Goes Out to Fund Testing Consortium

October 26, 2005

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium expects to have enough money to carry it through 2006, but officials with the group indicated not all members are on the same page on how to fund the organization in the future.

The consortium... Read More


Study Compares Castration Methods

October 04, 2005

Even considering the higher potential for complications, castrations performed in the field are still less expensive (including complications) than sterile procedures performed in a hospital setting, according a United Kingdom study.

The... Read More


One Mississippi Vet's Stories of the Aftermath

October 03, 2005

"Every life was changed overnight in this area. Every life in America was changed. What if we did get attacked by a foreign country? I can tell you now that it would be like it is here."

This quote was from Jacqueline Broome, DVM, a mixe... Read More


Owners Need to Claim Horses at Lamar-Dixon

October 02, 2005

Officials at the Lamar-Dixon Expo facility in Gonzales, La. asked owners to claim their horses before Oct. 1. As of Sept. 30, Lamar-Dixon still housed more than 200 horses rescued from the New Orleans area.
Horses not claimed before... Read More


California Fires Force Horse Evacuations

September 30, 2005

Smoke rising from wildfires in Los Angeles County, Calif., provided an uneasy backdrop for the teams of rescuers tending to animal evacuees housed at Pierce College, just eight miles from the fires. At one time the college housed more than 210... Read More