Recent News for Disasters


Hurricane Evacuation Information for Louisiana Horse Owners

August 29, 2005

The Horseman's Guide of the South Central Region has joined efforts with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, Office of Animal Health Studies, State Veterinarian's Office in compiling information for a evacuation site... Read More


Identity Mix-Up Regarding Dubai Excellence

August 16, 2005

 By Ric Chapman with additional reporting

Authorities are conducting DNA testing to determine the identity of a horse shipped to stand in Australia after preliminary tests proved it is not Dubai Excellence. Th... Read More


Ohio Horse Shot

July 12, 2005

Mansfield, Ohio's News Journal reported that a Paint horse mare from central Ohio was euthanatized at Th... Read More


Where There's a Will...

June 01, 2005

While not many of us enjoy contemplating our own death, it's an important consideration for any horse owner.... Read More


Horse Smart Card in the Works in Colorado

June 01, 2005

The horse industry in Colorado is instituting an Equine Smart Card identification program that will meet National Animal Identification System (NAIS) standards. The NAIS is being developed by the USDA and state agencies, and it is intended to... Read More


Microchip Proposed as Required Form of Equine ID

April 18, 2005

"The advancement of animal ID is currently one of the NIAA's greatest missions," began Amelita Facchiano, consultant for GlobalVetLink and chair of the National Institute of Animal Agriculture (NIAA) Equine ID Subcommittee at the NIAA annual... Read More


Horse Smart Card in the Works

April 15, 2005

The horse industry in Colorado is instituting an Equine Smart Card identification program that will meet National Animal Identification System (NAIS) standards. NAIS is a national program being developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and... Read More


U.S. Horse Passport Program Gaining Popularity

April 12, 2005

The list of states accepting equine passports is growing longer as Florida is implementing its own passport program in order to fulfill state and federal initiatives as part of the National Animal Identification System (NAIS). Greg Christy, DVM,... Read More


2005 National Institute for Animal Agriculture Annual Meeting

March 22, 2005

The National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) is holding its annual meeting April 3-7 in St. Paul Minn., and will address issues ranging from zoonotic diseases to animal identification, animal health emergency management, equine health,... Read More


Texas Rangers Help Locate Stolen Horses Nationwide

March 03, 2005

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) launched its nationwide Horse Identification Program (HIP) and web site this past January. HIP, a voluntary-enrollment service designed to help retrieve stolen horses throughout the... Read More


Freeze Branding a Horse

March 01, 2005

Q: I am interested in freeze branding my horses. What is involved in the process? Can I do this myself?... Read More


USDA Launches Web Site About The National Animal Identification System

February 16, 2005

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service recently announced the launch of a new web site to inform stakeholders about the national animal identification system (NAIS). The web site, Read More


U.K. Passport Regulations Enforced Beginning in March

February 09, 2005

Less than a month remains before horse passport regulations go into full effect in England. Nearly a half-million passports had been issued by Jan. 31, according to the U.K.'s Department of Environment, Food, and Agriculture (Defra).

The... Read More


Judge Orders Exhumation of Champion Saddlebred

January 06, 2005

The Associated Press reported this morning that a federal judge in Lexington, Ky., ordered that the body of American Saddlebred champion Wild Eyed and Wicked be exhumed for additional forensic testing.

Wicked was one of five top... Read More


Kentucky Stud Farm Offers Seasons to Help Tsunami Victims

January 04, 2005

Coolmore stallion owners are donating one nomination to every one of their stallions worldwide to aid humanitarian efforts following the earthquake-tsunami catastrophe in Asia and Africa, Coolmore announced Dec. 30.

The stud farm in... Read More


A New Orleans Vet's Perspective

January 01, 2005

"It's just so amazing to me that in one day, it can all be lost and suddenly you live in a dangerous place," said Allison Barca, DVM, who has served many of the horses in and around New Orleans for years. Most of Barca's clients were affected by... Read More


Is Tubal Ligation a Viable Choice?

December 01, 2004

Has laparoscopic unilateral tubal ligation reached a level of safety and success for mares, or is it a procedure yet to be useful and/or effective or cost prohibitive? Why or why not?      Samantha Read More


USDA Takes Another Step to Establish National ID System for Animals

November 22, 2004

The American Horse Council (AHC) reports that the USDA has taken another step toward the implementation of the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) to trace animal movements in case of a major disease outbreak.  "This action has bee... Read More


Lone Star Offers Access to High-Tech Equine Surgical Suite

November 02, 2004

A high-tech surgical suite, developed originally for human medicine, is now available to horses at Lone Star Park, the host for this year's running of the Breeders'Cup World Thoroughbred Championships. The facility, designed especially for... Read More


Equine Working Group Provides Views to USDA

November 01, 2004

The Equine Species Working Group (ESWG) said it supports the approach the USDA is taking to organize a national animal ID system to deal with animal diseases and their effects. But, the group cautioned, the horse industry has unique issues and... Read More


Electronic ID Debate

November 01, 2004

When you have a radio frequency identification (RFID) microchip implanted in your horse, chances are you feel secure in knowing that if he were lost or stolen, he would be easily identified and returned. However, incompatible microchip... Read More


Kentucky Panel Adopts Policy on Horse Identification

October 19, 2004

Horses racing in Kentucky will now be identified the morning of their respective races and before leaving the paddock following a directive from Jim Gallagher, executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority (KHRA).

Gallagher,... Read More


ReRun Takes "Moneighs" to EBay

October 12, 2004

With winter at hand and funding for charitable organizations on the decline, ReRun, Inc. hopes to raise some much-needed funding to sustain the Thoroughbred adoption program by once again offering "Moneighs" at auction on eBay.

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AQHA's Web Site Available in Spanish

October 08, 2004

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) is proud to announce the availability of AQHA information via web site en español!

AQHA cordially invites you to visit the Spanish web site, Read More


Saddlebred Won't be Exhumed--Yet

October 01, 2004

The motion by Sally and Joe Jackson to have Wild Eyed and Wicked exhumed for further investigation was heard Aug. 13 before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and it will be "held in abeyance" pending further... Read More