Recent News for Horse Care

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Texas Veterinarians Call for Generators, Gas

September 15, 2008

The Texas Veterinary Medical Association Foundation is asking for assistance buying fuel for generators for veterinary clinics hit by Hurricane Ike. Due to massive power outages that are expected to last through the week, the Texas Veterinary... Read More

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Tips on Horse Management Following a Disaster

September 15, 2008

The Texas State Animal Resource Team (TXSART), a program of the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation that coordinates preparedness, response, and recovery efforts for animals affected by... Read More

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Prior Evacuations Help Louisiana Horses Weather Hurricane Ike

September 15, 2008

Despite high winds and heavy flooding, horses in Louisiana weathered Hurricane Ike's assault on the Gulf Coast with relative ease thanks to evacuation plans executed just weeks ago in advance of Hurricane Gustav.

"About 50 horses had to be... Read More

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Horses Weather Hurricane Rain in Illinois, Indiana

September 15, 2008

The remnants of Hurricane Ike joined a slow-moving front across the Chicagoland area and northwest Indiana, dumping record rainfall Sept. 12 through 14. Gov. Rod Blagojevich has named seven Illinois counties disaster areas. However, it appears... Read More

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Hurricane Recovery: Contacts for Texas Livestock Owners, Rescue Crews

September 15, 2008

From the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC):

Animal response to Hurricane Ike continues to be a team effort, as the issues are much larger than the resources of any one agency or association. The TAHC statewide has... Read More

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Ike's Storm Surge Less Than Predicted

September 14, 2008

Forecasters warned of "certain death," a possible 25-foot surge of water that would wash across the Texas and Louisiana coast, wiping away towns in a white-capped, churning mess of debris.

What Hurricane Ike actually brought was a storm... Read More

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Hurricane Recovery: Equine Needs Being Assessed, Vets Asked to Check In

September 14, 2008

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) and the Texas State Animal Resource Team (TXSART) continue to address animal issues resulting from Hurricane Ike. An Area Command was established in the TAHC headquarters Thursday, and can be reached at... Read More

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Texans Endure Sleepless Night As Ike Roars Ashore

September 13, 2008

A colossal Hurricane Ike menaced the darkened Texas coast early Saturday, ensuring a sleepless night for thousands who huddled and waited to find out if a gamble to face the storm head-on could cost them their lives.

Before the eye even... Read More

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Ike Approaches, Nearly 1 Million Ordered to Evacuate

September 12, 2008

Cars and trucks streamed inland and chemical companies buttoned up their plants Thursday as a gigantic Hurricane Ike took aim at the heart of the U.S. refining industry and threatened to send a wall of water crashing toward Houston.

Nearly ... Read More

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Ike's Waves Begin Buffeting Texas

September 12, 2008

A massive Hurricane Ike sent white waves crashing over a seawall as it steamed toward Texas Friday, threatening to devastate coastal towns and batter America's fourth-largest city.

Ike's eye was forecast to strike somewhere near Galveston... Read More

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Hurricane Resources for Texas Horse Owners

September 12, 2008

The Texas Veterinary Medical Association has compiled a list of Hurricane Ike preparation resources for animal owners on its Web site.

These resources include links to government and weather information, evacuation maps, the... Read More

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Ike Could Reach Category 4; Houston-Galveston on Path

September 11, 2008

Forecasters expect Hurricane Ike to make landfall this weekend somewhere between Corpus Christi and Houston, creating the potential for heavy punishment for Houston even if it's not hit directly.

Some forecasts say Ike could strengthen to a... Read More

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Disposal Directions for Eqvalan Dewormer Revised

September 11, 2008

The FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has alerted veterinarians of revised directions for the disposal of Eqvalan (ivermectin) Liquid for Horses. The CVM has received a small number of reports of precipitate forming in opened or leaky... Read More

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University of Florida Veterinary Disaster Response Team Learns New Skills

September 11, 2008

When it comes to teams representing the University of Florida, the national champion football and basketball teams might be getting all the headlines, but the University's College of Veterinary Medicine Disaster Response Team should not be... Read More

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Find Equine Evacuation Sites in Texas

September 11, 2008

The Texas Animal Health Commission is advising those evacuating for Hurricane Ike to call 2-1-1 for the latest information on available facilities open for emergency animal sheltering for livestock and pets.

"The 2-1-1 operators assist... Read More

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Texas Horses Move Inland as Hurricane Ike Approaches

September 11, 2008

Many Texas horse owners are moving with their horses out of harm's way as Hurricane Ike approaches the coast.

As of 1 p.m., CDT, Ike was a Category 2 hurricane, but the National Hurricane Center noted in a public bulletin that it was... Read More

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Results of Poll on Wrapping Up the Summer Riding Season

September 10, 2008

Nearly 1,000 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "When do you start winding down from your summer riding levels?"

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Kentucky Horse Rescue Network Session Planned

September 10, 2008

A networking session for Kentucky equine rescue groups is scheduled for Sept. 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. in Lexington. This is the second such meeting facilitated by the Kentucky Horse Council in an effort to support the needs of horse rescue groups... Read More

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Canadian Researchers Focus on Racehorse Safety

September 10, 2008

Since the loss of Barbaro and Eight Belles, NBC's Roundtable on the horseracing industry at the 2008 Preakness Stakes, and the congressional hearing in June 2008, researchers are highlighting their efforts to improve racehorse safety and Canadian... Read More

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Hurricane Ike Gains Strength on Path to Texas

September 10, 2008

Hurricane Ike strengthened in the Gulf's warm waters Wednesday and churned toward the Texas coast, and officials started to evacuate the first of millions of residents who could be in the storm's path.

Ike bloomed to a Category 2 storm and... Read More

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Florida Equine Rehabilitation Center to Open in January

September 09, 2008

Doors are set to open in January at Farnsworth Farms' new equine sports medicine and rehabilitation center in Ocala, Fla. Construction is in the final stages at KESMARC Equine Rehabilitation, the horse therapy facility designed and dedicated to... Read More

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Stolen Horse Group Marks 10 Years of Theft Education, Prevention

September 08, 2008

"The Year of the Stolen Horse," an event organized by Stolen Horse International Inc., commemorates a decade of fighting horse theft and is designed to bring expanded theft prevention and recovery services to the horse industry.

Stolen Hors... Read More

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Horse Haulers Asked to Stop for Mackinac Bridge Trailer Checks

September 08, 2008

Horse owners hauling their animals across Michigan's Mackinac Bridge are being asked to stop for a Michigan Department of Agriculture inspection, according to an open letter to horse enthusiasts distributed Sept. 8 by State Veterinarian Steven... Read More

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Powerful Hurricane Ike Looms as Trouble for Gulf

September 07, 2008

Powerful Hurricane Ike rolled down an uncertain path Sunday that may lead to the U.S. Gulf Coast late this week, forcing emergency officials to pay attention and leaving millions of people from Florida to Mexico to wonder where it will eventuall... Read More

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Mare Killed In Storm Has Foals On the Way

September 07, 2008

Jennifer Mears lost Tuesday, her beloved buckskin mare, in the devastation caused by a deadly tornado that struck northern Colorado in May. But thanks to the quick thinking of doctors and researchers at Colorado State University and the help of... Read More