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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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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

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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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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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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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A Dozen Horses Perish in Alabama Barn Fire

January 14, 2014

Fire investigators are blaming a lightning strike for a barn fire that killed 12 horses.... Read More

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Protect Horses from Dying Ash Trees and Wildfire Threat

January 01, 2014

Horse owners might overlook wildfire threats from insect infestation on surrounding trees.... Read More

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Prepare Horses, Livestock, and Pets for Bushfires

October 27, 2013

The Australian Veterinary Association is warning of serious impacts of bushfires on wildlife and pets. ... Read More

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Protect Your Horses from Predatory Wildlife

October 21, 2013

Keep your horse safe by learning what to do if you see or suspect wildlife threats.... Read More

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10 Barn Fire and Wildfire Resources from TheHorse.com

October 09, 2013

Fire remains a threat to equine operations worldwide. Learn how to protect yours from barn and wildfires.... Read More

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Colorado Horsecare Foodbank Receives $5,000 Grant

October 08, 2013

The nonprofit organization plans to use the funds to provide hay to horse owning families impacted by floods.... Read More

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AVA: Include Animals in Disaster Management Plans

October 06, 2013

If disaster hits, people should be prepared not only for their own safety but for their animals' as well. ... Read More

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Horse Owners: Be Prepared for Natural Disasters

October 01, 2013

Consider these tips for protecting equine companions in the event of a disaster.... Read More

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Impending Storm Forces Louisiana Racetrack Evacuations

August 15, 2013

About 1,000 horses are currently stabled at the Fair Grounds Race Course for a Quarter Horse racing meet.... Read More

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TAHC Announces Horseback Emergency Response Team

August 27, 2012

The team will assist with locating, rounding up, identifying, and moving livestock after disasters.... Read More

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Horses Injured in 2012 Italian Bareback Race

August 18, 2012

Six horses collided during the race. One sustained a slight fracture and is expected to recover.... Read More

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Horses Now Second in Kentucky; Poultry on Top

September 02, 2010

Poultry and eggs were Kentucky's leading farm commodity in 2009, with cash receipts of $911.6 million, ending the equine industry's 10-year reign at the top of the list. According to a release Aug. 31 from state agriculture commission... Read More

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California Horse Dealer Accused of Fraud

August 30, 2010

A California woman accused of misrepresenting horses she offered for sale on equine-related websites pleaded guilty to a federal fraud charge under a plea agreement filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles last week. Assistant U.S... Read More

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Tips for Horse Owners to Prepare for Hurricane Season

August 30, 2010

With the hurricane season upon us, it is important for horse owners to ready themselves in advance for evacuation and other recommended tasks related to hurricane preparedness. Here are some tips from the ... Read More

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Rutgers' Young Horse Teaching and Research Program a Success

May 07, 2010

The Equine Science Center and Young Horse Teaching and Research Program are pleased to announce the results of the annual young horse auction. Despite unseasonably cold and rainy weather, a sizeable crowd, including 21 bidders attended the auct... Read More

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Belgian and Car Collide: Car Loses

May 03, 2010

What started as a simple training exercise in Independence, Kan., turned into a two-mile chase involving five police officers, two highway patrolmen, concerned citizens, a horse-drawn wedding carriage, and Rocky, an 1,800-pound, 7-year-old Belg... Read More