Recent News for Disasters

Identifying a horse by their lip tattoo.

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Poll Recap: Identification Methods

April 08, 2014

Readers share insights on the various identification methods they use to identify their horses. ... Read More

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Mini-Microchips for Horses Get Thumbs Up

April 07, 2014

Researchers recently tested a "mini-microchip" that's roughly 70% the size of the standard microchip.... Read More

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Volunteers Care for Horses after Washington Mudslide

April 02, 2014

Area volunteers care for horses impacted by a mudslide in Snohomish County.... 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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Thoroughbred Dies in Indianapolis Barn Blaze

March 04, 2014

A 2-year-old Thoroughbred is dead after fire swept through the barn in which it was residing.... 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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Oklahoma Woman Accused in Quarter Horse Theft

February 25, 2014

The woman is accused of selling a horse not belonging to her and altering ownership documents of another.... Read More

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Eight Horses Die in Central Kentucky Barn Fire

February 10, 2014

A Feb. 9 barn fire at Equine Integrated Medicine veterinary clinic near Georgetown, Ky., killed eight horses.... Read More

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Georgia Barn Fire Claims 18 Horses

February 01, 2014

Eighteen horses were killed in a barn fire at Brookwood Equestrian Center in Oconee County, Ga.... Read More

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Horses Evacuated from California Wildfire

January 17, 2014

Eighty horses were evacuated from a ranch threatened by a wildfire burning near Glendora, Calif.... 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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Kentucky Police Investigate Horse Thefts

January 06, 2014

Barren County, Ky., law enforcement authorities are investigating the alleged theft of 10 Arabian horses.... Read More

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The Top 10 Horse Health Articles of 2013

January 02, 2014

Covering a variety of horse health topics, the following articles received the most views in 2013.... 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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Few Horse Evacuations due to Severe Weather in Midwest

November 18, 2013

The storms' high winds forced some owners to remove horses from pastures due to downed fencing.... Read More

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Missouri Barn Fire Kills Eight Horses

November 06, 2013

A barn fire that occurred late last month claimed the lives of eight stock horses housed in Cass County, Mo. ... 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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Switzerland Ramps Up Horse Traceability Laws

October 18, 2013

To better manage disease outbreaks, Swiss owners must now register horses and report movement to officials.... Read More

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Safety and Horse Snacks

October 17, 2013

Before you run out and pick up a bag, let's have a look at the various ingredients used to make treats.... Read More

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South Dakota Blizzard Victims Continue Clean-Up

October 16, 2013

As of Oct. 15, ranchers have reported 36 horses dead in South Dakota alone.... 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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Deadly Florida Barn Fire Probed

October 08, 2013

Miami-Dade County authorities are investigating a fire that claimed the lives of a man and three horses. ... Read More