Disaster Recovery


Indiana Man and 22 Horses Killed in Barn Fire

October 28, 2007

A late-night fire swept through a northern Indiana barn Oct. 25 killing a man and 22 horses he was hired to care for, police said.

John Lesniak, 60, died in the barn, which was fully engulfed in flames when police and firefighters arrive... Read More


Public Forum Set for New Florida Horse-Sale Law

October 26, 2007

A public forum to discuss a new state law concerning the sale of horses in Florida will be held Oct. 29 in Tallahassee.

The forum, which will be held at 2 p.m. at the Eyster Auditorium of the Connor Building, 3125... Read More


Intensive Care Unit to be Added to University of Liverpool Equine Hospital

October 25, 2007

The University of Liverpool in the U.K. will be able to create a special intensive care unit (ICU) for horses as the result of a £300,000 ($615,308) gift.

The ICU will provide unique facilities to help horses recuperate following colic... Read More


Merial Acquires New Zealand Animal Health Company Ancare

October 24, 2007

Merial Limited, one of the world's largest animal health companies, has acquired Ancare, an animal health products company based in New Zealand.

The acquisition includes all of Ancare's commercial and manufacturing... Read More


Dogs Kill Miniature Horse Donated to Cancer-Stricken Child

October 24, 2007

A Miniature Horse given to a boy with brain cancer by the Make-A-Wish Foundation was killed by a pair of pit bulls who were found roaming in his yard, authorities said.

The 31-inch tall horse, Anniversary, was donated by the foundation to... Read More


California Wildfires: Winds Expected to Ease

October 24, 2007

On the fourth day of a vicious firestorm, exhausted firefighters and weary residents looked forward Wednesday to a break--an expected slackening of the fierce winds that have fanned the state's explosive wildland blazes.

Forecasters said the... Read More


Some Southern California Horse Owners Returning Home

October 24, 2007

Southern California horse and farm owners were beginning to gather information on their animals and property Oct. 24 in the wake of the wildfires that have hit the area. Fires continue to rage in San Diego County, but some evacuated people were... Read More


Horse Sets Off Chain Reaction Montana Highway Crash; Two Killed

October 23, 2007

A van that became stranded after hitting a horse on Montana 212 near Busby was rear-ended by a semi tractor-trailer, killing two people, Big Horn County, Mont., officials said.

The van struck the horse around 10:15 p.m. Sunday. The driver... Read More


California Horse Owners, Vets Wait to Access Burned Areas

October 23, 2007

It's a waiting game now for horse owners and veterinarians in the areas of Southern California affected by wildfires--waiting to see if the fires still roaring through the area will miss the designated evacuation points that each hold hundreds o... Read More


USRider: Hauling Vehicles are Easy Targets for Catalytic Converter Theft

October 22, 2007

According to USRider, catalytic converters are being stolen from vehicles across the country. The group recently warned horse owners and others who regularly haul animals to be on guard.

"This is especially relevant to our members who drive... Read More


Wildfires Rage in Southern California

October 22, 2007

Wildfires fanned by fierce desert winds consumed huge swaths of bone-dry Southern California on Monday, burning buildings and forcing evacuations from Malibu to San Diego, including a jail, a hospital, and nursing homes.

About a dozen blazes... Read More


Sport Horse Weanling Sale in Kentucky

September 19, 2007

Thirteen CanAm Sport Horse breeders have collaborated to present the first select sale of CanAm Sport Horse weanlings ever held in the United States at the CanAm Sport Horse Classic Showcase, Sale and Futurity, Oct.19-21, 2007, at the Kentucky... Read More


Mistrial Motion Delays Horse Killing Case Verdict

September 13, 2007

The trial of two Pike County, Ky., teenagers accused of killing three horses and torturing several others was put on hold Sept. 11 when presiding Pike County Circuit Judge Eddy Coleman declared a mistrial in the case.

According to his... Read More


$10K Offered for Information on California Horse Shootings

September 13, 2007

Several people called the Madera, Calif., sheriff's department to express outrage of the shooting of two horses over the weekend, but one anonymous caller went further, offering $10,000 in cash to anyone with information leading to the shooter,... Read More


Annual Maryland Horse Conference Scheduled for November

September 11, 2007

University of Maryland will be holding its 3rd Annual Maryland Horse Conference on Saturday, November 10, 2007. The event will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at Montgomery College in Germantown, Md.

The conference attracts hundreds of... Read More


Tufts School of Vet Medicine Hosting Open House Sept. 8

August 24, 2007

The Tufts Cumming School of Veterinary Medicine will be hosting an open house Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in North Grafton, Mass.

Visitors are invited to walk through the facilities for small and large animals, as well as visit with the... Read More


28-Year-Old Pony Reported Stolen in Maryland

August 23, 2007

Stolen Horse International has turned to NetPosse volunteers and the public to help with the recovery of Nick, a 28-year-old grey pony that disappeared from his Elkton, Md., home Aug. 21.

Since there were no clear signs on how he could... Read More


AHP Silent Auction and Raffle Raises Over $4,300

August 05, 2007

The 15th annual Student Fund silent auction and raffle was held on Friday, June 22, during the AHP “Fiesta del Caballo” Seminar in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Student Fund began in 1993 as a way for members to support the Student Award... Read More


Settlement Terms Reached in Dispute Over Alleged Injured Horse

July 26, 2007

Settlement terms have been reached in the lawsuit between Thoroughbred owners J. Paul Reddam and Kenneth Ramsey over an alleged injured horse, one day after a jury trial was scheduled to begin in a California superior court.

Terms of the... Read More


Rags to Riches Reported Sound After Exam

July 24, 2007

Rags to Riches appeared to be sound and in good condition after being examined by Steve Allday, DVM, July 23 at Belmont Park.

The daughter of A.P. Indy out of the Deputy Minister mare Better Than Honour was pulled up on the track July 22 at th... Read More


Racing Panel Adds Horseshoe Rule

July 22, 2007

State horse racing regulators have adopted emergency rules that restrict the use of toe grabs, which act like cleats on horseshoes but have been linked to horse injuries.The Indiana Horse Racing Commission also adopted a new doping policy... Read More


MAF Honors Students Performing Veterinary Research

July 13, 2007

Advancing animal medicine tomorrow depends upon the students in veterinary school today. In 2006 Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) launched the Veterinary Student Scholars Program. By giving students the opportunity to work on research projects... Read More


Michigan Girl, Horse Killed by Car; Driver Could Face Charges

July 11, 2007

A 34-year-old man could face charges in connection with a fatal crash that killed a 12-year-old girl and the horse she was riding on a rural road in Birch Run Township, Mich.

Krystal Speer and her Shetland pony mix, Buster, died Saturday... Read More


American Horse Council Forum Covers Latest Federal Action

June 23, 2007

More than 150 people gathered at Washington’s L’Enfant Plaza Hotel from June 17 to 19 to participate in the American Horse Council’s 2007 National Issues Forum.

“With so many federal bills and regulatory issues facing the horse industry... Read More


Texas A&M CVM and Cargill/Nutrena Create Educational Alliance

June 21, 2007

Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) has entered into an agreement to create an Educational Alliance with Cargill/Nutrena, Inc. that will benefit the college and enhance the education of DVM... Read More