Disaster Recovery


Seabiscuit Now Available on DVD and VHS

December 18, 2003

Seabiscuit, an American epic of triumph and perseverance set during the Great Depression, and based on the best-selling book that remains one of the most popular and widely read non-fiction books of recent years, broke out of the gate o... Read More


Heat Lamp Likely Source of Fatal Barn Fire in Kentucky

December 17, 2003

A fire last Friday that resulted in the deaths of 22 horses at the Cross International training center in Henderson, Ky. was apparently caused by sparking from a heat bulb or heat lamp.

The Henderson Gleaner reported the state... Read More


Police Horse Diary 12/3/03

December 03, 2003

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) meeting is an interesting gathering of practicing veterinarians, researchers, industry businesses, and horse owners. That convention has delayed some of my entries, but I’ll try and keep up... Read More


4-1-9 Horse Purchasing Scam

November 01, 2003

Some scam artists in Nigeria and other West African countries have engineered a particularly nasty Internet scam, known as the 4-1-9 or advance fee fraud scheme. All classified ad web sites have been fair game to the fraudsters, including online... Read More


Horses Weather Hurricane Isabel

November 01, 2003

Hurricane Isabel hit the North Carolina and Virginia coasts with fury on Sept. 18. At its peak over the Atlantic, Isabel was a Category 5 hurricane (winds greater than 155 mph), sending coastal horse owners scrambling for safe shelter for... Read More


Health Seminars and Forums Offered at first U.S. Equestrian Meeting

October 31, 2003

U.S. Equestrian will be offering a variety of seminars during its First Meeting and Sports Summit to be held Jan. 14 – 18, 2004, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif.

The American Association of Equine Practitioners... Read More


Defendants in Mare Torture Killing Going to Trial

October 28, 2003

Two Northern California men who pleaded "no contest" Sept. 4 to felony animal cruelty stemming from the torture death of a 24-year-old Thoroughbred mare were allowed to withdraw their pleas and have been scheduled to face trial Dec. 1.

A... Read More


2004 American Horse Publications Student Award Applications Available Online

October 03, 2003

College students who are pursuing a career in equine publishing are eligible to compete for American Horse Publications 2004 Student Award. If you will be a junior or senior at the start of the 2004-2005 undergraduate college year, with at least... Read More


Potential Police Mounts Wanted in the United Kingdom

September 30, 2003

The West Yorkshire Police in the United Kingdom have made a public appeal for new horses for the unit, according to a report in the online edition of Horse and Hound. This is the third time the force has requested “gift” horses, and thi... Read More


Maryland Safely Sails Through Isabel

September 29, 2003

Maryland horses fared well during Hurricane Isabel's sweep across the state Sept. 18-19 and in the aftermath. Rob Burk, executive director of the Maryland Horse Industry Board in Annapolis, Md., believes that due to advance warning and education... Read More


Barn Fire Kills 19 of 27 Horses

September 29, 2003

The luck of a proactive passerby helped save the lives of eight horses in a burning barn early Sept. 10 at Equestrian Park in College Station, Texas. Sixteen died in the fire due to burns and/or smoke inhalation, said property owner Brazos Joe... Read More


Pony Attacked in United Kingdom

September 18, 2003

A 3-year-old pony named Socks is recovering from a seven-inch long knife wound to his chest, according to a report by the Middlesbrough Evening Gazette’s online edition. Surgery was performed on the afternoon of Tuesday, Sept. 16th,... Read More


Late-Year Competition Horse Care

September 01, 2003

For many of us who compete with our horses, regardless of which discipline we compete in, fall is the time of year to seek the advice of our equine practitioners regarding any maintenance that will have our horses ready for competition next... Read More


Horse Carrying 12-Year-Old Rider Shot

November 21, 2002

According to an Associated Press report, an 89-year-old deer hunter has been charged with shooting a horse while it was being ridden by a 12-year-old girl near Minneapolis, Minn., Nov. 9.

The hunter, Clinton Hulbut, thought he had seen a... Read More


New Client Education Brochures Available to Veterinarians

November 20, 2002

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has produced 21 client education brochures with the help of Bayer. The brochures are available to veterinarians and come in packages of 25, at $5.50 a package for member veterinarians and... Read More


Farm in Ohio Affected by Recent Tornadoes

November 15, 2002

The former home of Magical Mac, a horse who lived to be 50 and had his own book, was hit by one of the recent tornadoes which struck the Midwest and South on Nov. 10.

Michele Davis owns Serendipity Stables near West Mansfield, Ohio. The... Read More



October 01, 2002

The past 15 years, various techniques have resulted in a type of Arabian "halter" presentation that poses the horse in a now-familiar stance. What is missing in this presentation? To me it's the evidence of trust, affection, and mutual esteem... Read More


Equine Sports Medicine Center Dedicated

October 01, 2002

The Scott Center for Equine Sports Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center was dedicated on June 29. The 10,000-square-foot addition to the College of Veterinary Medicine's large animal program will improve patient care an... Read More


Drought Takes Toll on Horses

September 18, 2002

Drought, in varying degrees of severity, still grips nearly 50% of the United States. Also afflicted are parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan in Canada (see “Alberta Drought” below). The two areas of the United States most seriously affected by the... Read More


Zimbabwe Horse Farms Under Attack

August 22, 2002

Horses in Zimbabwe are facing injury and slaughter due to a government land grab.

According to reports from racing officials in South Africa, President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has instituted a program whereby all white farmers must... Read More


Is Your Horse Getting the Right Medications?

August 01, 2002

Unethical medication production and marketing is a serious problem in the equine industry, said Joe Bertone, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, in a presentation at the American Horse Publications convention on June 21. "The equine industry is a huge target... Read More


Down, Not Out: Training For an Emergency

July 01, 2002

Moving a horse which can't get up might seem like an impossible task. However, with the proper training, a down horse can be moved safely and easily onto a trailer and to a veterinary hospital. The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of... Read More


Ten Tips for Feeding Horses

June 26, 2002

Feeding horses can take up a great deal of time and money. Yet the subject is often not given the attention it deserves. Here are some tips and best practices for feeding your horses.... Read More


Decisions, Decisions

October 01, 2001

Information is a peculiar thing. It seems that no matter how much we have, we want more. While some people would have you believe that is wrong (the "ignorance is bliss" crowd), others firmly believe that what you don't know can hurt you...or... Read More


Disaster Relief Fund Soars to $5.7 Million

September 21, 2001

In an unprecedented show of compassion from the Thoroughbred community, contributions to the disaster relief fund organized by Keeneland have soared to $5.7 million, Keeneland President Nick Nicholson revealed today in an interim... Read More