Recent News for Horse Care

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Assistant State Vet: Louisiana Horse Rescues Underway, Donations Needed

September 07, 2005

"Horses are being pulled out as we speak," said Martha Littlefield, assistant state veterinarian for the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. The Horse spoke with Littlefield yesterday (Sept. 6) about the state of... Read More

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Rescuing the Horses of St. Bernard Parish

September 07, 2005

Jay Addison, DVM, of New Orleans, La., hasn't been able to see if his home withstood Hurricane Katrina, and the house of one of his partners in veterinary practice, Ronald Giardina, DVM, was completely destroyed. Regardless of their situations,... Read More

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TheHorse.com Creates Emergency Database to Report Animals Stranded By Hurricane Katrina

September 07, 2005

In response to a request from the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams (VMATs), www.TheHorse.com has created a database for citizens to report stranded animals in... Read More

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Veterinarians Rescue and Reunite Animals and Owners

September 07, 2005

For the past week, wall-to-wall television coverage of the Gulf Coast disaster has shown countless stories of people who have lost everything yet are willing to trade what little they may have left to save their pets.

"Veterinarians know... Read More

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Saving the New Orleans Carriage Horses

September 07, 2005

"I wasn't leaving," said Lucien Mitchell, 40, who stayed behind in New Orleans for nearly a week caring for 22 carriage horses and mules after Hurricane Katrina ripped through the city, destroying structures and lives, and leaving water that... Read More

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Katrina Refugee Animals Welcome in Kentucky; State's Livestock Will Be Protected

September 07, 2005

Kentucky State Veterinarian Robert C. Stout, DVM, has established procedures for movement of equine and livestock into Kentucky from Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi that were evacuated, displaced, or abandoned as a result of Hurricane... Read More

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Update From the Field, Mississippi, Sept. 7, afternoon

September 07, 2005

Allan Schwartz, vice president of Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR) from Lisbon, Md., was reached by cell phone this afternoon (Sept. 7) in Mississippi. While service was spotty, he managed to give a brief account of what had been happening wit... Read More

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Notes From the Field, Sept. 6 morning

September 06, 2005

Veterinary Medical Assistance Team 2 (VMAT 2) is currently commanded in the field by Karen Iovino, DVM, of Virginia. The Team Commander is Patrice Klein, VMD, in Maryland working issues from the rear.

The team has been doing assessments... Read More

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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