Recent News for Disasters

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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

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AVA: Include Animals in Disaster Management Plans

October 06, 2013

If disaster hits, people should be prepared not only for their own safety but for their animals' as well. ... Read More

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Montana Owners Reminded to Get Brand Inspections for Horses

October 03, 2013

The Montana Department of Livestock says horses must have a brand inspection before crossing county lines.... Read More

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Horse Owners: Be Prepared for Natural Disasters

October 01, 2013

Consider these tips for protecting equine companions in the event of a disaster.... Read More

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Help Horse Owners in Flood-Ravaged Colorado

September 24, 2013

Horse owners can aid affected horsemen and women by donating to the USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund.... Read More

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Flood-Affected Horse Owners Face Long Road to Recovery

September 19, 2013

As flood waters in Colorado begin to recede, affected horse owners are facing new challenges.... Read More

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Colorado Horse Community Facing Flooding

September 18, 2013

Owners and volunteers are rescuing at-risk horses and caring for those displaced or stranded by flooding.... Read More

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Survey: Passport Regulations Confuse Vets, Horse Owners

September 13, 2013

Eighty-four percent of participants find passport regulations obtuse or problematic to understand.... Read More

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Impending Storm Forces Louisiana Racetrack Evacuations

August 15, 2013

About 1,000 horses are currently stabled at the Fair Grounds Race Course for a Quarter Horse racing meet.... Read More

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Fire Destroys Barn Near Louisiana Downs

August 02, 2013

A fire at a small training center destroyed at least one barn and reportedly killed 19 horses. ... Read More

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ASPCA Grant to Aid Horses Affected by Colorado Wildfires

July 04, 2013

The ASPCA issued an emergency grant for $30,000 to Front Range Equine Rescue in Larkspur, Colo.... Read More

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Georgia Authorities Probe Deadly Saddlebred Barn Fire

June 24, 2013

Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that claimed the lives of 35 Saddlebred horses last week. ... Read More

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More than 600 Colorado Horses Evacuated Ahead of Wildfires

June 14, 2013

Officials report that more than 600 Colorado horses have been evacuated from wildfire zones.... Read More

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Wildfires Force Colorado Horse Evacuations

June 13, 2013

An undetermined number of horses are being evacuated due to wildfires sweeping through Colorado.... Read More

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Hagyard Ships Supplies to Oklahoma's Equine Tornado Victims

June 11, 2013

Clinic staff and volunteers loaded donated supplies onto a horse van scheduled to depart on June 11.... Read More

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Remember Brand Inspections for Colorado Horses

June 09, 2013

Colorado state statutes require a brand inspection if owners plan on buying, selling, or transporting horses.... Read More

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Florida Rains Displace Foals

June 07, 2013

A group of foals was relocated to drier quarters after rain flooded their pen near West Palm Beach. ... Read More

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Los Angeles County Wildfires Displace Horses

May 31, 2013

A wildfire forced the evacuation of horses from the Green Valley community in Los Angeles, Calif.... Read More

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Prepare Horses, Livestock, and Pets for Hurricane Season

May 31, 2013

Protecting livestock--including horses--and/or family pet is an important task during Hurricane season.... Read More

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Hot Branding to be Performed Under Anesthesia in Germany

May 30, 2013

From 2019 on, hot branding in Germany will only be legal when performed under local or general anesthesia.... Read More

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Reported Equine Deaths Exceed 150 in Oklahoma

May 24, 2013

More than 150 horses reportedly perished in the tornadoes that hit Moore and the Oklahoma City area May 20.... Read More

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Georgia Horses Removed from Flood Zone

May 23, 2013

The horses were brought to higher ground last weekend after water from heavy rains threatened their stable. ... Read More

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AAEP Foundation Aids Horses Affected by Severe Weather

May 23, 2013

The AAEP offers help through its Equine Disaster Relief Fund.... Read More

This photo from May 21 shows the Main Barn at the Orr Family Farm. The Main Barn was used for group events, wedding receptions, and other events associated with the Orr Family Farm.

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Oklahoma Horse Owners Face Tornado Devastation

May 21, 2013

Horse owners in Oklahoma are assessing their losses while bracing for yet another round of strong storms. ... Read More