Recent News for Disasters

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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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Preparedness is Key to Surviving Tornadoes with Horses

May 26, 2013

Being prepared in advance is crucial for helping horses survive potentially life-threatening storms.... 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

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Calif. Wildfire Season Begins; Horse Owners Urged to Prepare

May 10, 2013

Horse owners residing in wildfire-prone areas in California are preparing for another fire season. ... Read More

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Stolen North Carolina Horses Sought

May 09, 2013

Law enforcement authorities hope the public can help find seven horses taken from a Forsyth County property. ... Read More

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French Horses Allegedly Stolen for Meat

April 22, 2013

An official said as many as 12 draft horses have been stolen from their pastures in France since June 2012.... Read More

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Washington Woman Arrested in Horse Theft

April 18, 2013

A Washington woman is free on her own recognizance after being arrested for stealing a horse in her care. ... Read More

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Cox Found Guilty in SAU Horse Case

March 29, 2013

Wendi Cox was found guilty for her role in the SAU horse thefts and sentenced to serve 60 years in prison. ... Read More

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10 Therapy Horses Dead in Ohio Barn Fire

March 22, 2013

Fire officials investigating the incident rule the cause of the blaze undetermined.... Read More

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Microchip Safety in Horses Evaluated

March 20, 2013

Researchers are evaluating the effects and usefulness of microchips implanted into horses' bodies. ... Read More

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California Man Suspected in Horse Theft Case

March 18, 2013

A California man is facing criminal charges for allegedly stealing five horses in Ventura County, Calif.... Read More

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Thoroughbreds Perish in Florida Barn Fire

March 13, 2013

Authorities say an overloaded circuit caused the fire that killed seven horses and injured four more.... Read More

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Florida Barn Fire Claims Pregnant Mare

March 09, 2013

A fire at a breeding farm claimed the life of a pregnant mare and caused more than $425,000 in other damages.... Read More

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Barn Fires: The Veterinarian's Role (AAEP 2012)

March 06, 2013

A well-thought-out approach to triage after a barn fire can save horses' lives.... Read More

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Accused SAU Horse Thief Gets Change of Trial Venue

February 28, 2013

A woman accused of taking part in the SAU horse thefts has won a change of venue for her trial on the charges.... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Farms Can Apply for Disaster Relief

February 18, 2013

Kentucky horse breeding farms are now eligible to apply for federal relief from agriculture-related disasters.... Read More

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Texas Stable Fire Claims 11 Horses

February 05, 2013

Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire that left 11 horses dead and several others injured.... Read More

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Ohio Authorities Investigate Horse Thefts

January 03, 2013

Authorities are investigating the theft of three Standardbred horses from the Fulton County Fairgrounds.... Read More

Volunteers process equine passports in the temporary veterinary clinic inside the Kentucky Horse Park.

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FEI Working to Improve International High Performance Horse Movement

November 08, 2012

The FEI's new project will include endorsing an official biosecurity guide and promoting horse passports.... Read More

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N.Y. Racing Association Donates to Sandy Relief

November 05, 2012

NYRA will contribute $100,000 to the Hurricane Sandy disaster relief effort.... Read More

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Sandy Forces Few Immediate Equine Evacuations

October 30, 2012

The storm's actual impact on horse owners might not be realized for days, some emergency responders say.... Read More