Disaster Recovery


Maximizing Fuel Economy When Hauling Horses

June 21, 2008

The use of heavy-duty vehicles to transport horses consumes more energy than most passenger cars. However, horse owners can take several steps to maximize their fuel economy.

"Horse owners can do their part to reduce their fuel consumption wit... Read More


Illinois Passes 'Good Samaritan' Measure for Animal Rescuers

May 30, 2008

The Illinois Senate recently passed HB 5076, sending the bill into the hands of Governor Rod Blagojevich. The legislation contains "Good Samaritan" provisions to protect rescuers, including veterinarians, from being sued if they rescue... Read More


Truck Hits Horses, Riders Hurt

May 27, 2008

Authorities said two riders were injured when a pickup truck hit their horses from behind on Indiana 135 in Jackson County, Ind.

Jackson County Sheriff's Deputy Dustin Steward said the driver fell asleep while driving northbound on Indiana... Read More


Alliance Formed at Sound Horse Conference

April 22, 2008

At the recent Sound Horse Conference, leading animal welfare organizations joined with Tennessee Walking Horse industry groups to announce the formation of the new Alliance to End Soring. The conference took place April 11 and 12 in... Read More


Sound Horse Conference Approved as Continuing Education

March 27, 2008

The Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board has approved the Sound Horse Conference for 9.75 hours of continuing education (CE) credit. The conference is being held at The Ohio State University April 11 and 12, 2008.

Soring is the... Read More


Focus on Forage at New Mexico Horse Owner Workshop

March 11, 2008

New Mexico horse owners: Do you struggle to understand what to look for when buying hay? Do you know what alternatives to hay can be used when hay is in short supply? Do you know ho... Read More


Dover Saddlery Opening Georgia Store

February 29, 2008

Dover Saddlery will open a new store in Alpharetta, Ga., in late summer 2008.

The new 10,000 square foot facility, located three miles north of the Alpharetta Horse Park, will service the area's growing equestrian market. From basic riding... Read More


Equestrian Land Conservation Resource Joins Global Sustainability Group

February 20, 2008

The Equestrian Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) has joined the group One Percent For The Planet as part of its effort to raise awareness, provide useful information, and attract funding to help conserve land and preserve trail access for... Read More


Equine Koozie

February 15, 2008

Using a three-layer Hydroweave technology, Equine Koozie is an easy way to help minimize heat stress. It works by absorbing sweat and transferring heat from the horse through the fabric's inner core to the outer core, where it is evaporated, ... Read More


Budweiser Clydesdales Return in Super Bowl Ad

February 04, 2008

It was an epic battle of the creatures in the Super Bowl ads, ranging from the cute to the menacing to the inexplicably rhythmic. A band of lizard-like reptiles cutting the rug to Michael Jackson's "Thriller"? Hey, it's the Super Bowl.

Much... Read More


Racing Returns to China, Betting Could Return in 2009

January 12, 2008

Organized gambling on horse races might return to China next year for the first time since the ruling Communist Party seized power in 1949, the official Xinhua News Agency said Friday.

The central government has approved regular horse... Read More


Ohio State Hosting Mare and Foal Care Lecture

January 07, 2008

Horse owners can stave off winter-induced horse withdrawal and get some equine education through The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. The school will be hosting a series of classes to provide timely and practical updates on... Read More


Walking Horse Celebration CEO Stepping Down

November 29, 2007

The Board of Directors of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration recently announced that Chief Executive Officer and Show Manager Ron Thomas, will no longer serve in that position.

After an extensive career in the insurance... Read More


Nominees Sought for Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal Disease

November 26, 2007

Nominations have opened for two-year membership appointments to the committee that advises the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture on actions necessary to prevent the introduction of foreign livestock and poultry diseases into the United States.... Read More


Blazer Horse Breeder Cutting Back on Herd

November 22, 2007

Seven decades after buying his first horse, an Idaho horseman who developed his own breed is selling more than half his herd.

77-year-old Neil Hinck planned to sell about 215 horses over the weekend in Caldwell.

He bought his firs... Read More


Minnesota Authorities Investigating Mutilation of Pet Horse

November 06, 2007

Authorities were investigating the killing and mutilation of an 11-year-old girl's pet horse in Central Minnesota.

Katie Symalla discovered her horse, Savannah, dead in the field by her family's farm in Long Prairie on Saturday.

She wa... Read More


Wolves that Killed Horse to be Removed from New Mexico Forest

October 30, 2007

Two endangered Mexican gray wolves have been targeted for removal from the Gila National Forest in southwestern New Mexico.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service authorized the trapping of the wolves, both part of the Aspen Pack, because the... Read More


Hay Shortage Hits Southern Illinois Horse Owners

October 28, 2007

An article by Scott Fitzgerald on TheSouthern.com reports that horse owners in Southern Illinois are facing difficulties feeding horses because... Read More


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