Recent News for Disasters

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California Wildfires Drive Horses from their Homes

July 29, 2014

Eighteen horses were moved to a county fairground when wildfire threatened their Northern California homes.... Read More

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'Exploding' Manure Blamed for California Barn Fire

July 28, 2014

Fire authorities believe "exploding" manure could have started the blaze that killed four Friesian horses.... Read More

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Planning to Save Horses

July 17, 2014

By planning for the worst, you lessen the chances of losing your horse in a disaster. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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Emergency Preparedness, Large Animal Rescue Courses Offered

July 13, 2014

Equine Guelph will host a workshop designed to help horse owners prepare for and handle emergency situations.... Read More

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Wildfire Smoke and Horses' Respiratory Health

June 10, 2014

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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Prevent Barn Fires with These Expert Tips

June 06, 2014

Stop barn fires before they start with these smart fire-prevention tips.... Read More

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Texas Official Urge Horse Owners to Prepare for Hurricanes

June 06, 2014

The Texas Animal Health Commission reminds horse, livestock, and pet owners to prepare now for hurricanes.... Read More

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Hurricane Preparation Tips for Horse Owners

June 02, 2014

Hurricane season is upon us, so horse owners ready themselves in advance for evacuation.... Read More

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Texas Horses Evacuated Ahead of Predicted Flooding

May 29, 2014

The horses are residing at Sam Houston Race Park in Houston after being evacuated ahead of predicted flooding.... Read More

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Tranquilizers for Riding

May 22, 2014

Should tranquilizers be used to help calm a horse down so it can be ridden? ... Read More

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California Man Arrested in Missing Horses Case

May 21, 2014

A man has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of a pair of California Quarter Horses.... Read More

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Southern California Wildfire Displaces Hundreds of Horses

May 15, 2014

Hundreds of horses were evacuated ahead of wildfires that spread though San Diego County this week.... Read More

Eight Thoroughbreds died in an early morning fire at a barn and adjoining annex located on Rice Road in Lexington across from the rear entrance to the Keeneland stable area.

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Eight Horses Die in Barn Fire near Keeneland Race Course

May 09, 2014

Eight Thoroughbreds died in an early morning fire in a barn located near the Keeneland stable area.... Read More

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Tornadoes Foster Summer Storm Tips

April 30, 2014

Get tips on how to help your horses stay safe during tornadoes and other summer storms.... Read More

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What to do if a Horse's Microchip Company is out of Business

April 21, 2014

My horse's microchip company is no longer in business. What should I do? ... Read More

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Florida Racehorse Stolen

April 18, 2014

Authorities are seeking whoever allegedly stole a racing Quarter Horse from a boarding facility near Odessa.... Read More

Identifying a horse by their lip tattoo.

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Poll Recap: Identification Methods

April 08, 2014

Readers share insights on the various identification methods they use to identify their horses. ... Read More

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Mini-Microchips for Horses Get Thumbs Up

April 07, 2014

Researchers recently tested a "mini-microchip" that's roughly 70% the size of the standard microchip.... Read More

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Volunteers Care for Horses after Washington Mudslide

April 02, 2014

Area volunteers care for horses impacted by a mudslide in Snohomish County.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Weather Emergency Plans

March 25, 2014

Of the 388 respondents, 32% said they plan for "other" weather-related emergencies, including wildfires. ... Read More

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Have a Plan in Place when Disaster Strikes

March 23, 2014

Having an emergency plan in place can help to keep our horses safe and out of harm's way.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Dies in Indianapolis Barn Blaze

March 04, 2014

A 2-year-old Thoroughbred is dead after fire swept through the barn in which it was residing.... Read More

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10 Severe Weather Preparation Resources on TheHorse.com

March 03, 2014

Get 10 severe weather resources you can use to prepare your horses and farm for disasters before they occur.... Read More

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Oklahoma Woman Accused in Quarter Horse Theft

February 25, 2014

The woman is accused of selling a horse not belonging to her and altering ownership documents of another.... Read More

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Eight Horses Die in Central Kentucky Barn Fire

February 10, 2014

A Feb. 9 barn fire at Equine Integrated Medicine veterinary clinic near Georgetown, Ky., killed eight horses.... Read More