Recent News for Disasters

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Record Snowfall Challenges Horse Owners

January 26, 2016

Several barns in affected regions collapsed under the weight of the snow. ... Read More

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The Horse's Top Special Features of 2015

January 01, 2016

Learn about donkeys, leptospirosis, West Nile virus, influenza, preparing for disasters, and working equids.... Read More

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Indiana Horses Removed From Flood Zone

December 29, 2015

Thirteen therapeutic riding horses were rescued this week after their Brownsburg, Indiana, pasture flooded.... Read More

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Horses Perish in Tennessee Barn Blaze

December 01, 2015

Fire authorities said an electrical connection caused the fire that killed 11 horses on Nov. 28.... Read More

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Missing Sarasota, Florida, Horses Found Safe

November 19, 2015

The horses' owner is still hoping the offer of a cash reward will lead to more information about the incident.... Read More

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Colorado Horsecare Foodbank Creates Video on Evacuations

November 17, 2015

The video features tips on training horses for evacuation during natural disasters.... Read More

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Disaster Education From Extension Programs

October 18, 2015

Horse owners should rely on information refereed by experts and civic authorities for validity during disasters.... Read More

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(Un)certain Change: Climate Shifts and Horse Keeping

October 08, 2015

Learn how rising temperatures and extreme weather events are affecting horse keeping.... Read More

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East Coast Horses Weather the Storm

October 05, 2015

Despite heavy rain and wind, many East Coast horses appear to have made it through the storm as well as possible.... Read More

After fire swept through Amanda Eggleston's farm in January 2015, she's been rebuilding with safety in mind.

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When Disaster Strikes

October 05, 2015

After a tornado, fire, or other disaster hits your farm, how would you respond and rebuild? Here's what to remember.... Read More

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Maryland Urges Hurricane Preparedness Plans for Livestock

October 01, 2015

With Hurricane Joaquin's approach, authorities are encouraging owners to include livestock and horses in disaster plans.... Read More

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Preventing Hay Fires

September 27, 2015

Here's what to monitor in order to keep your hay supply and the structures it's stored in safe.... Read More

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Idaho Horse Owners to Get Emergency Help

September 23, 2015

Volunteers have devised a plan that allows first responders to them in to help move horses to evacuation sites.... Read More

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Rescuers Cope With Influx of Horses Displaced by Wildfires

September 17, 2015

Horse rescuers and evacuation site personnel are managing hundreds of displaced horses in California.... Read More

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On the Move With Your Horse

September 17, 2015

Before you hit the asphalt trail, consider these expert tips to make sure your horse arrives healthy and happy.... Read More

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BLM Completes the Soda Fire Emergency Wild Horse Gather

September 08, 2015

The BLM gathered a total of 279 horses from the Hardtrigger, Black Mountain, and Sands Basin herd management areas. ... Read More

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Hay Stores Sparked Fire at UC Davis Horse Barn

August 31, 2015

Hay was destroyed when fire swept through a storage structure, but an adjacent horse barn was untouched by the blaze.... Read More

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Recent Kentucky Floods Leave Behind a Trail of Debris

August 29, 2015

Keep human and environmental health in mind when cleaning up the remnants of natural disasters.... Read More

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BLM to Conduct Emergency Gather of Idaho Wild Horses

August 26, 2015

The emergency gather aims to maintain herd health and protect rangelands that have been impacted by the Soda Fire.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Natural Disaster Planning

August 25, 2015

The majority of respondents said they've thought about disaster planning and have an idea of how they would respond. ... Read More

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Wildfire Smoke and Horses' Respiratory Health

August 25, 2015

Smoke can cause serious respiratory problems for horses. Here's how to protect your herd in case of wildfires.... Read More

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Convicted SAU Horse Thief Approved for Parole

August 20, 2015

Jaci Jackson was approved on Aug. 13 and will remain incarcerated until prerelease requirements are met.... Read More

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N.J. Launches Animal Emergency Response Website

August 20, 2015

The website is designed to provide residents with information needed to protect pets and livestock in emergencies.... Read More

Horse owner Karen Steenhof prepares to evacuate her Murphy, Idaho, property in the face of the massive Soda fire, which has already destroyed more than 287,000 acres .

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Idaho Wildfire Impacts Horse Owners, Wild Horses

August 16, 2015

Officials in southwest Idaho are combating a wildfire that's threatening both wild and domestic horses. ... Read More

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Jockey Club to Require Microchips Starting in 2017

August 10, 2015

The Board of Stewards voted Aug. 8 to mandate microchips for Thoroughbred foals born in 2017 and later.... Read More