Disaster Recovery

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Fires: L.A. Animal Services Allows Horses to Leave Shelters

October 15, 2008

Los Angeles Animal Services is currently monitoring the welfare of horses in the various shelters, according to Kathy Davis, assistant general manager. The animals are allowed to leave as the Fire Department releases holds on various areas. A... Read More

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Horse Owners Evacuating Ahead of California Fires

October 14, 2008

Horse owners are trying to get themselves and their animals out of the way as two fires burn out of control in the Los Angeles area. The Marek fire in the San Fernando Valley had burned 4,726 acres by Monday afternoon, and the Sesnon Fire,... Read More

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Just Push Play: Which Webinars Would You Like to See Again?

October 08, 2008

More than 350 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Which TheHorse.com Webinar would you like us to re-run with a live question and answer session with the presenters?"

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Hitting the Trails? Take a Look at What Our Readers Wear

October 02, 2008

More than 1,850 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What safety equipment do you wear when riding your horse?"

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State Regulators Investigate Breeder Incentive Recipients

September 26, 2008

Kentucky Walking Horse Association (KWHA) President Earl Rogers says he’s cooperating with Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) investigators looking into the Horse Protection Act (HPA) compliance records of KWHA members who collected cash... Read More

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Palm Beach Equine Clinic Acquires Katy Equine Clinic

September 26, 2008

Veterinarians at the Palm Beach Equine Clinic, headquartered in Wellington, Fla., have formed a strategic partnership with the Katy Equine Clinic in Katy, Texas. Lone Star State residents now will have access to state of the art resources,... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Drug Testing Laboratory Plans in the Works

September 24, 2008

The Governor's Task Force on the Future of Horse Racing hopes to have the framework for a plan to create an equine drug-testing laboratory in Kentucky in place by the end of this year.

A task force subcommittee met Sept. 23 in Lexington to... Read More

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Shadow Play Wins Little Brown Jug

September 21, 2008

Shadow Play won the $551,225 Little Brown Jug on Thursday at Delaware County Fairgrounds, pulling away for a 6 1/4-length victory in the second leg of the pacing Triple Crown.

The black colt paced a mile in 1:50 1-5. He took the lead at start... Read More

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New Bulletin Covers Michigan Pasture and Hay Maintenance

September 19, 2008

According to the 2007 Michigan Equine Survey, there are about 155,000 horses, ponies, mules, and donkeys in Michigan. And they are as hungry as, well, horses.

Horse owners and... Read More

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Ike's Remnants Batter Farm Crops in South, Midwest

September 18, 2008

From Texas rice farms to Midwest cornfields, some farmers in the path of Hurricane Ike's remnants saw profits sink as strong winds battered crops.

"The timing was devastating," said Mike Smith, an agricultural extension agent in Henderson... Read More

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Ohio State to Offer Online Courses for Vets, Horse Owners

September 18, 2008

Beginning in November, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine will begin to offer new online continuing education courses available to all veterinarians, technicians, breeders, and owners--nationally.

This program continue... Read More

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Hurricane Recovery: Protocol Established for Livestock Carcass Disposal

September 17, 2008

Texas livestock owners who lost animals during Hurricane Ike need to make sure they follow protocol when disposing of carcasses, said two Texas AgriLife Extension Service engineers and other state officials.

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Equine Evacuation Site Reports Smooth Sailing During Ike

September 17, 2008

With around 175 horses protected under its roof, the Brazos County Special Event Facilities came through Hurricane Ike in fine shape, according to facility Director Tom Quarles.

"The horses and the livestock made it through fine," Quarles... Read More

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Hurricane Update: Horses in Coastal Texas Receive Care, Hay

September 17, 2008

As of the afternoon of Sept. 17, about 100 horses remained on Galveston Island, while another 23 had been moved to a staging area on the mainland for further care, according to Jerr... Read More

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Feed, Hay Needed for 20,000 Animals Displaced by Hurricane

September 17, 2008

An estimated 20,000 head of displaced cattle and horses in both the Chambers and Jefferson counties of Texas are in immediate need of hay and fresh water resulting from Hurricane Ike's storm surges in southeast Texas, livestock officials said... Read More

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Midwest Braces for Flooding as Ike's Rain Moves Downriver

September 16, 2008

Just a few months after near-record flooding in the Midwest, authorities in towns along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers fear a soggy repeat following heavy rain from the remnants o... Read More

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Groups Working to Rescue Stranded Galveston Horses

September 16, 2008

While most residents fled the island of Galveston, Texas, as Hurricane Ike approached amid National Weather Service warnings of "certain death," numerous horses and other livestock were left behind. Now rescuers are working to get the surviving... Read More

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Rescuer Credits Katrina for Better Hurricane Preparation, Evacuation

September 16, 2008

Many horses in Texas and Louisiana emerged from Hurricane Ike unscathed due, in part, to their owners' memories of Hurricane Katrina three years ago, said large animal rescue specialist Tomas Gimenez, Dr.Med.Vet.

"People relocated their... Read More

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Rescue Crews Wade Through Ike's Damage

September 15, 2008

Rescue crews canvassing neighborhoods with dump trucks, helicopters and airboats have saved nearly 2,000 residents who ignored evacuation orders and stayed to face Hurricane Ike, authorities said Sunday.

Heavy morning rains hampered rescue... Read More

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Texas Veterinarians Call for Generators, Gas

September 15, 2008

The Texas Veterinary Medical Association Foundation is asking for assistance buying fuel for generators for veterinary clinics hit by Hurricane Ike. Due to massive power outages that are expected to last through the week, the Texas Veterinary... Read More

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Prior Evacuations Help Louisiana Horses Weather Hurricane Ike

September 15, 2008

Despite high winds and heavy flooding, horses in Louisiana weathered Hurricane Ike's assault on the Gulf Coast with relative ease thanks to evacuation plans executed just weeks ago in advance of Hurricane Gustav.

"About 50 horses had to be... Read More

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Horses Weather Hurricane Rain in Illinois, Indiana

September 15, 2008

The remnants of Hurricane Ike joined a slow-moving front across the Chicagoland area and northwest Indiana, dumping record rainfall Sept. 12 through 14. Gov. Rod Blagojevich has named seven Illinois counties disaster areas. However, it appears... Read More

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Hurricane Recovery: Contacts for Texas Livestock Owners, Rescue Crews

September 15, 2008

From the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC):

Animal response to Hurricane Ike continues to be a team effort, as the issues are much larger than the resources of any one agency or association. The TAHC statewide has... Read More

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Ike's Storm Surge Less Than Predicted

September 14, 2008

Forecasters warned of "certain death," a possible 25-foot surge of water that would wash across the Texas and Louisiana coast, wiping away towns in a white-capped, churning mess of debris.

What Hurricane Ike actually brought was a storm... Read More

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Hurricane Recovery: Equine Needs Being Assessed, Vets Asked to Check In

September 14, 2008

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) and the Texas State Animal Resource Team (TXSART) continue to address animal issues resulting from Hurricane Ike. An Area Command was established in the TAHC headquarters Thursday, and can be reached at... Read More