Recent News for Disasters


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


Affidavits Supporting Saddlebred's Exhumation Submitted

September 29, 2004

The owners of Wild Eyed and Wicked, one of the American Saddlebreds attacked and subsequently euthanatized after his condition debilitated in the summer of 2003, have asked again that the horse's body be exhumed from its burial site on Double D... Read More


Hurricane Jeanne Smashes Florida—Horses Relatively Unaffected

September 27, 2004

Hurricane preparation, toleration, and clean-up--take four. Horse owners and veterinarians in Florida weathered Category 3 Hurricane Jeanne beginning late Saturday, their fourth natural disaster in six weeks. Veterinarians and animal... Read More


Trailer Accident Survivors Doing Well

September 24, 2004

The surviving horses from a trailer accident occurring in Indiana on Sept. 15 are all doing well according to Rusty Ford, equine programs manager for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA). Ford said, "I have spoken with Mr. Jodi Ramey on... Read More


Equine Working Group Provides Views to USDA on Animal ID

September 20, 2004

The Equine Species Working Group (ESWG) has advised the USDA that it supports the initial approach that the department is taking in organizing a national animal ID system to deal with animal diseases and their effects. But, the group cautioned,... Read More


Horses Killed in Trailer Accident

September 16, 2004

A livestock trailer traveling from Minnesota to Kentucky and carrying 52 horses overturned, tumbled down an embankment, and crashed into a utility pole, breaking it in half. A small fire ignited from downed wires,... Read More


Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness for Horse Owners

September 15, 2004

Editor's Note: This information was provided to The Horse by the Louisiana Horseman's Guide--this is information that has been compiled for Louisiana horse owners. Find more information on hurricane and disaster preparation at... Read More


Horse Owners Brace for Ivan; How You Can Help

September 15, 2004

After being pummeled by Hurricanes Charley and Frances, areas in the southeastern United States are bracing themselves for the arrival of Hurricane Ivan, which is scheduled to make landfall shortly.

The Louisiana Veterinary Medical... Read More