Disaster Recovery


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Illinois Passes 'Good Samaritan' Measure for Animal Rescuers

May 30, 2008

The Illinois Senate recently passed HB 5076, sending the bill into the hands of Governor Rod Blagojevich. The legislation contains "Good Samaritan" provisions to protect rescuers, including veterinarians, from being sued if they rescue... Read More


Truck Hits Horses, Riders Hurt

May 27, 2008

Authorities said two riders were injured when a pickup truck hit their horses from behind on Indiana 135 in Jackson County, Ind.

Jackson County Sheriff's Deputy Dustin Steward said the driver fell asleep while driving northbound on Indiana... Read More


Alliance Formed at Sound Horse Conference

April 22, 2008

At the recent Sound Horse Conference, leading animal welfare organizations joined with Tennessee Walking Horse industry groups to announce the formation of the new Alliance to End Soring. The conference took place April 11 and 12 in... Read More


Sound Horse Conference Approved as Continuing Education

March 27, 2008

The Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board has approved the Sound Horse Conference for 9.75 hours of continuing education (CE) credit. The conference is being held at The Ohio State University April 11 and 12, 2008.

Soring is the... Read More


Focus on Forage at New Mexico Horse Owner Workshop

March 11, 2008

New Mexico horse owners: Do you struggle to understand what to look for when buying hay? Do you know what alternatives to hay can be used when hay is in short supply? Do you know ho... Read More


Dover Saddlery Opening Georgia Store

February 29, 2008

Dover Saddlery will open a new store in Alpharetta, Ga., in late summer 2008.

The new 10,000 square foot facility, located three miles north of the Alpharetta Horse Park, will service the area's growing equestrian market. From basic riding... Read More