Disaster Recovery

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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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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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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

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Texans Endure Sleepless Night As Ike Roars Ashore

September 13, 2008

A colossal Hurricane Ike menaced the darkened Texas coast early Saturday, ensuring a sleepless night for thousands who huddled and waited to find out if a gamble to face the storm head-on could cost them their lives.

Before the eye even... Read More

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Four September Hurricanes in Forecast

September 03, 2008

Colorado hurricane researchers are forecasting five tropical storms in the Atlantic this month, including four hurricanes, two of them major.

Former Colorado State University climatologist William Gray said Tuesday that, if predictions hold... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Council to Coordinate Disaster Relief

September 03, 2008

The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) has offered to provide a central coordination point for those in Kentucky organizing efforts to support horses affected by hurricanes, floods, fire, and other natural disasters. KHC responds to equine crisis... Read More

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Louisiana Horse Track Shuts Down Ahead of Hurricane Gustav

September 01, 2008

Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino, about 15 miles north of Lafayette, La., has canceled the racing programs set for Sunday, Aug. 31, and the final night of the spring/summer Thoroughbred racing season Monday, Sept. 1 in anticipation of the... Read More

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Nebraska City Council Votes to Evict Horse

August 27, 2008

This one-horse town is looking like becoming a no-horse town.

The owner of a 32-year-old horse named Peter Rabbit wasn't able Tuesday to buck a local ban on livestock within the city limits of Hickman, Neb.

After widespread publicity o... Read More

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Horse Tripping Ban a Tough Sell in Some States

July 29, 2008

Nebraska's ban on horse tripping for sport went into effect July 18, but even as that state's authorities gear up to enforce the measure, similar legislation died on Arizona's Senate floor .

"We had nearly unanimous support all the way... Read More

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Racing Industry Commentary: Long-Term Care

July 27, 2008

On Derby Day 2008 shock waves traveled through the Thoroughbred world. A talented filly named Eight Belles finished second in the Kentucky Derby but after the finish, the filly stumbled and was euthanized on the track in front of more than... Read More

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Farnam's SuperMask Miniature Horse Fly Masks: Two New Designs

July 23, 2008

Farnam has expanded its assortment of SuperMask Miniature Horse Fly Masks to include two new designs for 2008: an A size mask without ears and an A/B size with ears. 

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Scratch n All

July 16, 2008

Animent has created its first animal care product, Scratch n All, a high-quality, silicone rubber scratching and grooming pad created to allow animals to safely satisfy the need to self-groom and scratch. The pads are designed for use in stables... Read More

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California Wine and Equine Tour at Cowboy Hideaway Ranch

June 25, 2008

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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