Disaster Recovery


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


Iowa Police Horse Injured By Pit Bull

May 30, 2007

A pit bull terrier is dead after attacking three Waterloo, Iowa, police horse patrol officers in a residential area May 29.

The unleashed and unfenced dog attacked both the officers and their horses yesterday. Police say the dog bit a horse... Read More


States Competing for Animal Disease Lab

May 09, 2007

A dozen states are competing for a government research lab full of killer germs like anthrax, avian flu and foot-and-mouth disease--a prospect some of their residents want to avoid like the plague.

The states are bidding for a proposed... Read More


Connecticut Bridle Path Selected as AHC's First "Featured Riding Trail"

April 16, 2007

The American Horse Council (AHC) selected the Larkin State Park Trail in Southbury, Oxford, Naugatuck and Waterbury, Conn., as the first AHC Featured Riding Trail.

The AHC Featured Riding Trail program is part of a new section on the... Read More


USDA Provides Update on Genetically Engineered Alfalfa

March 26, 2007

In order to comply with a March 12, 2007, preliminary injunction order by the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is... Read More


Stallion Management Course Available Online

March 03, 2007

Stallion Management, a 10-lesson course covering every aspect of handling and breeding a stallion, is now available as part of the equine study curriculum at Read More


Budweiser Clydesdale Auctioned to Benefit Habitat Restoration

February 26, 2007

A Budweiser Clydesdale filly went for $20,000 at a fund-raising auction staged by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in Reno.

Rodger Fleming of Butler, Pa., a member of the foundation's board of directors, submitted the winning bid Saturday... Read More


Girl Trampled by Horses at Rodeo Parade Dies

February 23, 2007

Rodeo parade spectators watched in horror Thursday as a 5-year-old girl was thrown off her mount and trampled by an out-of-control team of horses pulling a wagon. She later died.

The girl, identified by police as Brielle Boisvert, was three... Read More


Horse Shot with Arrow: 3 Facing Charges

February 12, 2007

Three people were arrested Friday (Feb. 9) in connection with death of a New Jersey horse that was fatally shot with an arrow Jan. 21, the Read More


University of R.I. Receives Grant to Study Carriers of Lyme, EEE

February 06, 2007

The University of Rhode Island has received a $357,000 federal grant to study cattle ticks.

The money from the Department of Agriculture will be used to help researchers better understand how ticks transmit diseases to humans. Shahid Karim,... Read More


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