Recent News for Horse Care

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AVMA Vet Teams At Work

September 06, 2005

For the first time in their 11- year history, four complete Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams (VMAT) have been simultaneously deployed. Staged in neighboring communities since Aug. 30, all four teams have now moved in to Katrina-ravaged areas... Read More

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Thoroughbred Industry Supports Hurricane Relief

September 06, 2005

Individuals in the Thoroughbred industry are teaming up with Starquine and Brisnet to host a Thoroughbred stallion season auction to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Live bidding will take place Sept. 26 thru Sept. 29th at Read More

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Help Sought for Trailer Accident Survey

September 06, 2005

For the last two years, USRider has been working with nationally known large-animal rescue expert Dr. Tomas Gimenez in an effort to further enhance the safety of horses and those who travel with horses. To help with this important equine... Read More

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Keeneland To Accept Donations For Disaster Relief; Casners Commit $1 Million

September 06, 2005

Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) chairman and WinStar Farm co-owner Bill Casner and his wife, Susan, have made a commitment to match up to $1 million raised during the Keeneland September Thoroughbred Yearing Sale at Keeneland... Read More

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Pfizer Commits $2 Million and Healthcare Products

September 06, 2005

The colleagues of Pfizer express our sympathy and support for the people of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and other states whose lives and communities have been devastated by Hurricane Katrina.  

Since the first hours of... Read More

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Notes from the field – Sept. 5, morning

September 05, 2005

Editor's Note: The following is from veterinary emergency personnel assigned to duty in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

If veterinary personnel are deployed they should take their captive bolts; there is minimal euthanasia... Read More

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Churchill Downs' Louisiana Safe List Names Grow

September 05, 2005

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) has located approximately 40% of its Louisiana workforce displaced by Hurricane Katrina. As of Sept. 5, 203 employees had been located through the company’s toll-free CDI Louisiana Employee Hotline 877/244-5536... Read More

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Horses Saved; Rescuers Live the Highs and Lows

September 05, 2005

Eighty-nine equines rescued from areas ravaged by Hurricane Katrina are alive and well and staying at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, La. They are being cared for by a dedicated team of Louisiana State University (LSU) veterinarians,... Read More

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Hurricane Horses Being Reached

September 05, 2005

As southern Louisiana reaches the one week anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, rescue efforts continue on a large scale for horses affected by the storm and subsequent flooding.

Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, the central staging area for horses... Read More

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Animal Evacuation and Recovery Plan for New Orleans

September 04, 2005

The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LA/SPCA), the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association (LVMA), the Louisiana Animal Control Association (LACA), and the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) are managing animal... Read More

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More Ways to Help

September 04, 2005

Louisiana SPCA

The LA SPCA will coordinate all animal rescue from affected areas to the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, La. This will be the primary staging area. Donations of food, kennels, etc are needed. Please donate through... Read More

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Racing Revenues for Victims

September 04, 2005

Responding to the dire need for help and resources for the Louisiana citizens became a top priority for Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino. In an unprecedented move, the racing operation is donating 100% of its revenues from Sunday's (Sept.... Read More

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Word From the Field

September 04, 2005

The Humane Society of the United States Situation Report: Friday, Sept. 2, 2005

Filed  from reports by Laura Bevan, HSUS Southeast Regional Office Director and HSUS Animal Response Branch Director for Mississippi; and Lou Guyton, HSU... Read More

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$27.25 Million in Emergency Energy Assistance Released

September 03, 2005

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Mike Leavitt today announced $27.25 million in emergency energy assistance to assist states hit hardest by Hurricane Katrina. This release of funds reflects initial requests from the... Read More

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Equine Rescue: A Group Effort in Louisiana

September 03, 2005

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, many horses in the New Orleans area are currently in need of relief and evacuation. The human response to this need has been overwhelming, and the ability to effectively approach the situation is increasing... Read More

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CNN Airs Clip of Mini Horse Owners Impacted by Hurricane Katrina

September 02, 2005

Following the airing of a live Anderson Cooper CNN broadcast from Waveland, Miss., the American Miniature Horse Association (AMHA) has been flooded with offers of help and support for some of its members featured on air who are trapped in this... Read More

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LSU Veterinary School Sets Up Horse Hurricane Helpline

September 02, 2005

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine has set up a Horse Hurricane Helpline to help those horse owners with questions regarding rescue, shelter, and veterinary care. 

Please call 225/578-9501 for... Read More

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AAEP Foundation Fund Established to Aid Hurricane Victims

September 02, 2005

The American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation (AAEPF) today announced the creation of an Equine Disaster Relief Fund to help with recovery and rebuilding efforts that are to follow from Hurricane Katrina and future disasters that... Read More

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AVMA Relief Update: Missions Beginning

September 02, 2005

Mission assignments were falling into place last night when the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) sent its seventh disaster update in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. As of 11:30 pm CDT yesterday (Sept. 1), here were the location... Read More

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Reaching the Equine Victims of Katrina Slowly, but Surely

September 02, 2005

Rescuers have begun to successfully access areas with horses trapped in flooded stalls and paddocks and the horses are being shipped out for veterinary medical attention. This afternoon The Horse received an update on rescued horses fro... Read More

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Transportation Trio: Kicking and Pawing

September 01, 2005

My 4-year-old kicks the lorry (van or truck) and paws its floor, both with company and when alone. He doesn't seem scared and loads easily. He is turned out on a regular basis as well. We need to understand what is going on with him, and most... Read More

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Transportation Trio: Runny Nose and Cough

September 01, 2005

Every time we trailer our horse, he arrives with a cough and runny nose. Our vet has suggested that he is sensitive to the dust from bedding in the trailer or bits of hay from the hay net bouncing around in front of his nose. It has been... Read More

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Transportation Trio: Loading Trick

September 01, 2005

I found an amateur video clip in our tack room and nobody knows where it came from. It shows an amazing demonstration of loading two horses on a trailer. The horses, without a lead or halter, went right into the trailer, one after the other, whe... Read More

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Getting an Equine Nutritionist Consultation

September 01, 2005

Sure, it makes sense that the owners of high-end performance horses and blue-blooded broodmares find the services offered by equine nutritionists useful. Anything that can give these horses an edge or help them reach their maximum potential is... Read More

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At What Age to Shoe?

September 01, 2005

Questions involving the ifs and whens to shoe horses have been debated for years. There are those who will argue that a horse's foot should not have metal attached via nails under any circumstances, while others will opt for shoeing certain horses... Read More