Recent News for Disasters


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


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


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


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


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


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


Microchip Safety in Horses Evaluated

March 20, 2013

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


East Coast Horse Owners Brace for Hurricane Sandy

October 29, 2012

Horses in some states have already been evacuated to safer locations to wait out the storm.... Read More


Md. Officials: Include Horses in Hurricane Plans

October 28, 2012

It is important to include horses and livestock in disaster preparedness plans.... Read More


2013 First-Time FEI Horse Registration: Microchips Required

October 21, 2012

Beginning Jan. 1, 2013, all horses newly-registered with the FEI must be microchipped.... Read More


Hurricane Isaac Equine Rescues Chronicled

October 09, 2012

The Louisiana State Animal Response Team rescued numerous of horses from the storm and its aftermath.... Read More


eyeD to Provide Equine Identification at APHA World Show

September 27, 2012

Participating horses will receive a courtesy scan from eyeD at the identification station throughout the show.... Read More


KHC Donates to USEF Disaster Fund, Starts Ky. Relief Fund

September 07, 2012

The KHC has contributed the remainder of its U.S. Equine Disaster Relief Fund to USEF's disaster fund.... Read More


Vets, Horse Owners Urged to Prepare for Natural Disasters

August 29, 2012

The AAEP implores horse owners and vets prepare for emergencies as Hurricane Isaac moves towards the coast.... Read More