Disaster Recovery

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Oklahoma Health Sciences, AQHA Offer Health Screenings at World Show

October 21, 2008

The American Quarter Horse Association will partner with the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center during this year's AQHA World Championship Show. Together, the groups will provide free health screenings for professional horsemen and... Read More

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Veterinary Post-Grad Education Popular, Controversial

October 18, 2008

Caroline C. Tonozzi, DVM, Dipl. ACVECC, a 2003 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, had no idea that she was a member of one of the fastest growing segments of the veterinary workforce—those who pursue... Read More

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Sav-A-Hoof Liquid for White Line Disease

October 17, 2008

Sav-A-Hoof Liquid fights white line disease, seedy toe, thrush, Candida yeast, anerobic and aerobic bacteria, mold, and fungus.

Sav-A-Hoof Liquid can be applied to the affected area or at the coronary band, which will allow it to travel... Read More

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California Fires Coming Under Control, Red Flag Warning Remains

October 16, 2008

By Wednesday night, firefighters in Southern California were gaining ground against the wildfires that had been affecting the area, forcing many horse owners to evacuate with their animals. The California Department of Forestry and Fire... Read More

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California Fires: Not all Equine Evacuations According to Plan

October 16, 2008

Although the Los Angeles Department Animal Care and Control and the Equine Response Team coordinated to help as many horse owners as possible with evacuations, the fire moved too quickly to allow them to reach everyone. With high winds spurring... Read More

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California Wildfire Danger Eases as Winds Fade

October 16, 2008

Like thousands of residents, Tanya Valdivia was allowed back in her neighborhood after firefighters began to surround the remnants of three major wildfires that forced widespread evacuations this week in Southern California.

The news for... Read More

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Fires: Some California Horses Able to Return Home, Others Now Evacuating

October 15, 2008

After living in evacuation centers for nearly three days, some of the horses displaced by the Marek fire in Los Angeles County were allowed to go home Tuesday night. The fire was 80% contained with 4,824 acres burned by 9:00 p.m. It should be... Read More

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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.

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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.

The Texas Animal Health Commission... Read More

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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