Recent News for Disasters

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Digital Foal Certificates to be Introduced in 2018

November 29, 2017

The Jockey Club will be using digital foal certificates to replace hard copies beginning with the 2018 foal crop.... Read More

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Louisiana Man Charged in Horse Thefts

November 27, 2017

Authorities credited the stolen horses' identifying tattoos with their ability to trace the animals.... Read More

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Clean Up Combustibles in Horse Barns Before Winter

November 12, 2017

Combustibles are unavoidable on a horse farm, but how you manage them can considerably reduce the risk of a barn fire.... Read More

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Benefits of Microchipping Horses

October 21, 2017

Learn how microchips can benefit horses and their owners, especially after natural disasters.... Read More

Volunteers try to steer newly arrived donkeys into the stable area at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds large animal evacuation center in Santa Rosa, California, on Oct. 11, 2017. More than 200 fire engines and firefighting crews from around the country rushed to California to help battle infernos, which have left at least 41 people dead and thousands homeless.

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Saving Horses From the Northern California Wildfires

October 17, 2017

As wildfires rage in California, owners in Sonoma County are working together to evacuate and care for horses.... Read More

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Horse Community Rallies While California Wildfires Rage

October 16, 2017

More than 500 horses were moved from the fire zone to fairgrounds evacuation sites in Sonoma County alone.... Read More

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Ontario Large Animal Rescue Course Taking Place Nov. 17-19

October 14, 2017

Topics will include emergency preparedness, trailer safety, livestock behavior in stressful situations, and more.... Read More

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Equine Identification in the United States

October 13, 2017

Recent advances in microchip technology have made this procedure the desired identification modality of the future.... Read More

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Evacuated Horses Escape Northern California Wildfires

October 11, 2017

More than 300 horses have been evacuated amid wildfires that have burned more than 117,000 acres.... Read More

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Plane With Horse Feed, Vet Supplies Lands in Puerto Rico

October 02, 2017

Equine groups hope to help the more than 800 Thoroughbreds at Camarero Race Track and other horses on the island.... Read More

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Industry Groups Join Forces to Help Puerto Rican Racehorses

September 29, 2017

At least four horses have died due to the lack of resources since Hurricane Maria devastated the island.... Read More

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It's All Academic Until it Happens to You

September 21, 2017

TheHorse.com reporter Pat Raia shares her experiences preparing for and weathering Hurricane Irma.... Read More

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Could Horses Aid in Invasive Plant Control?

September 16, 2017

Researchers say horses could help control some invasive species while maintaining good body weight.... Read More

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Feeding the Evacuated Horse

September 10, 2017

Our equine nutrition expert shares tips for feeding horses during natural disasters. ... Read More

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Social Media Scenes: Hurricanes and Horses

September 08, 2017

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are bringing equestrians together to ensure horse safety as Mother Nature takes a toll.... Read More

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10 Severe Weather Preparation Resources on TheHorse.com

September 08, 2017

Learn how to prepare your horses and farm for natural disasters before they occur.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Equine Evacuation Plans

September 05, 2017

Of the 263 respondents, 137 (52%) said they have an evacuation plan for their horses in case of a natural disaster.... Read More

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New South Wales Officials Seek Input on Horse Identification

September 05, 2017

Officials are seeking opinions on the possible introduction of mandatory identification for horses in that state.... Read More

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Horse Owners, Rescuers Surveying Harvey's Impact

August 30, 2017

Flooding continues to challenge Texas horse owners while those in Louisiana prepare to cope with the storm's rain.... Read More

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Harvey Still Displacing Texas Horses

August 28, 2017

Sam Houston Race Park's stable manager is still fielding calls from owners hoping to relocate their horses there.... Read More

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After the Flood: Cleaning Your Horse Farm

August 28, 2017

Here's how to get your farm back to normal so your horses have a safe and comfortable place to, once again, call home.... Read More

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Texas Horse Owners Prepare for Hurricane Harvey

August 25, 2017

Some owners have already evacuated horses from areas in the storm's path while others are still making plans.... Read More

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Emergency 911: Horse Show Edition

August 25, 2017

Critical conditions can strike when you're at a competition with your horse. Here's how to handle them. ... Read More

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Texans Should Prepare for Flooding, High Winds from Harvey

August 24, 2017

Find tips on preparing farms, ranches, horses, and livestock, ahead of Hurricane Harvey's arrival.... Read More

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California Rescue Operator Charged With Fraud

August 20, 2017

Susan Guillot is facing charges for allegedly selling unborn Friesian foals but never delivering the animals to buyers.... Read More