Disaster Preparation

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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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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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How to Collect Your Lost Horse After a Natural Disaster

September 28, 2017

Learn what you'll need to ID and get your horse back after a disaster. Drs. Eric Davis and Becky McConnico explain.... Read More

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Identification for Horses During Disasters

September 27, 2017

Drs. Eric Davis and Becky McConnico suggest ways to mark your horse during a disaster in case you get separated.... Read More

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Horses and Lightning Storms

September 26, 2017

Are horses safest inside or outside during a thunder and lightning storm? Dr. Eric Davis shares his insight.... 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

Article

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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Surviving Natural Disasters With Your Horse

September 14, 2017

Learn how to prepare for the worst-case natural disaster scenarios during our live event.... 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

Some disaster areas, such as Moore, Oklahoma, after the 2013 tornado, can look like war zones.

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Before You Volunteer at a Disaster Site

August 26, 2017

Consider these important factors before you volunteer in an emergency or disaster situation.... 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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Tips for Developing a Firewise Evacuation Plan

August 24, 2017

Wildfire can become a real threat to horse farms.... 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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Don't Let Your Horse Hay Go Up In Flames

August 14, 2017

Learn how to avoid combustion and barn fire caused by your stored hay.... Read More

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Protecting Against Wildfire

July 07, 2017

Learn how to identify and reduce fire risk on your property.... Read More

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How Much Food and Water do My Horses Need if I Evacuate?

June 15, 2017

Here are some tips on leaving food and water for horses should you need to evacuate without them during a disaster.... Read More

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Hurricane Preparation Tips for Horse Owners

June 11, 2017

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

Article

Animal Resource Exercise Will Help Prepare for Emergencies

May 28, 2017

The event will help prepare first responders for dealing with animals, including horses, in the event of a disaster.... Read More

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UC Davis, CEH Advancing Disaster Prep for Horses

March 14, 2017

A partnership with the International Animal Welfare Training Institute will help California horses during disasters.... Read More

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Florida Wildfire Displaces More Than 100 Horses

March 13, 2017

More than 100 horses were displaced when wildfires swept through a neighborhood in Naples last week.... Read More

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Natural Disaster: Are You and Your Horse Ready?

March 04, 2017

Are you and your horse ready for emergency evacuation? Get tools and information you need to keep your horse healthy.... Read More

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Natural Disasters and Horses: Tips to Remember

February 16, 2017

Navigate natural disasters with proper planning and research ahead of time and patience during the aftermath.... Read More