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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.Â
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
June 25, 2008
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
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
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
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
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
March 11, 2008
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
February 20, 2008
The Equestrian Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) has joined the group One Percent For The Planet as part of its effort to raise awareness, provide useful information, and attract funding to help conserve land and preserve trail access for... Read More
February 15, 2008
Using a three-layer Hydroweave technology, Equine Koozie is an easy way to help minimize heat stress. It works by absorbing sweat and transferring heat from the horse through the fabric's inner core to the outer core, where it is evaporated, ... Read More
February 04, 2008
It was an epic battle of the creatures in the Super Bowl ads, ranging from the cute to the menacing to the inexplicably rhythmic. A band of lizard-like reptiles cutting the rug to Michael Jackson's "Thriller"? Hey, it's the Super Bowl.
Much... Read More
January 12, 2008
Organized gambling on horse races might return to China next year for the first time since the ruling Communist Party seized power in 1949, the official Xinhua News Agency said Friday.
The central government has approved regular horse... Read More
January 07, 2008
Horse owners can stave off winter-induced horse withdrawal and get some equine education through The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. The school will be hosting a series of classes to provide timely and practical updates on... Read More