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Vet on Hurricanes: The Ripples are Impressive

September 29, 2005

Sonny Corley, DVM, of Acadiana Equine Clinic in Lafayette, La., climbed a fence to leave another note Tuesday night on the door of the clinic belonging to Johnny Reina, DVM, in Lake Charles, La. He had visited the hurricane-damaged site three... Read More

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Responding to Calls after Rita

September 29, 2005

Days after Rita, equine rescue requests are still coming in to the Louisiana State University Horse Hurricane Hotline, although not with the urgency or number of calls that poured in after Hurricane Katrina hit several weeks ago.

"Today... Read More

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Disaster Response: Top 10 Ways to Make a Real Impact

September 28, 2005

In the last decade, there have been outstanding improvements in planning for animals in disasters nationwide. We can learn many early lessons from the responses to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita that affected the Gulf Coast to allow us as veterinarians... Read More

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Louis Pomes: Standing Strong in St. Bernard

September 28, 2005

"When the water started coming in, I know it was the one we'd been waiting for," recalled Louis Pomes quietly, leaning against his truck and surveying his battered lifelong hometown of St. Bernard Parish, La. He had been expecting a colossal... Read More

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Texas: Evacuations Minimized Rita's Impact

September 27, 2005

Early evacuations of the Texas Gulf Coast significantly reduced Hurricane Rita’s impact on the state’s livestock industry. According to the Texas Animal Health Commission, more than 10,000 head of livestock, mostly horses, were evacuated to... Read More

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Updated Supplies Needed List for Rita-Affected Horses and Other Animals

September 27, 2005

Veterinary and medical supplies are needed immediately in Southwest Louisiana for Hurricane Rita victims. Below is the current list; it will be updated as information becomes available. Please contact those listed if you are able to donate any o... Read More

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Recovering from Rita's Wrath

September 27, 2005

Initial assessments of storm-torn areas in southwestern Louisiana showed that many horse owners were able to get out of Hurricane Rita's way before it battered the coast as a Category 4 storm on Saturday, Sept. 24. Veterinarians said that while... Read More

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Idaho County Added to Kentucky VS Embargo

September 27, 2005

The first case of vesicular stomatitis (VS) was confirmed Sept 26 in Bear Lake County, Idaho. That county, along with Alamosa County, Colo., and Platte County, Wyo., were added to the list of states from which the Kentucky Department of... Read More

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Subscription Delivery Hampered by Gulf Coast Hurricanes

September 26, 2005

While delivery of a magazine subscription is probably the last thing on the minds of people living in areas devastated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, The Horse would like to assure our readers in these areas that they won't lose their... Read More

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AHJF Helps Katrina Victims

September 26, 2005

A press release from the board of the American Hunter-Jumper Foundation (AHJF) expressed their sadness over the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. As the need for emergency recovery assistance declines, the board of the AHJF stated they ar... Read More

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Texas Addresses Hurricane Rita's Animal Issues

September 26, 2005

Before Hurricane Rita passed through Texas, agricultural-related agencies and associations teamed up in support of the Division of Emergency Management to address animal and livestock rescue, and recovery and disposal of carcasses.

"In... Read More

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Equine Rescue and Relief in Louisiana

September 25, 2005

The following is a report from the Larmar Dixon Expo Center in Louisiana.

The horse rescue and relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Katrina are still ongoing and have been a resounding success. A total of 381 animals (approximately 15... Read More

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Texas Horses Evacuate

September 24, 2005

As Hurricane Rita begins to make landfall, evacuees are stuck in gridlock traffic. In some areas traveling a single mile can take up to four hours. And these folks are seeking shelter for their animals.

"The traffic is maddening," said... Read More

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Texas Prepares for Rita

September 24, 2005

With the Hurricane Rita preparing to make landfall, many pet owners are scrambling to find refuge for their animals. The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) in response has placed a list of holding areas for those evacuating the Hurricane's... Read More

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USEF Hurricane Equine Relief Fund Will Assist Rita Victims

September 24, 2005

All donations made to the USEF Equine Relief Fund from Sept. 23, 2005, forward will be used to assist victims of any 2005 hurricane, including Katrina, Rita, or any others that could occur.

The Fund will assist those agencies working... Read More

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Hurricane Rita Texas Preparations: TAHC

September 23, 2005

The Texas Animal Health Commission has set up an emergency hotline to provide pet owners with information on available shelters by county.

The number is: 800-550-8242 and operates Monday-Friday, 8 am to 5 pm

Pre-selected shelters... Read More

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Work Continues to Help Unwanted Horses

September 23, 2005

Groups formalize mission statement, next steps

The equine industry's work on behalf of unwanted horses continued to gain momentum this week as representatives from twenty organizations met to advance the efforts that began at the nation'... Read More

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Preparing for Rita in Louisiana

September 23, 2005

BATON ROUGE— Still recovering from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Southern Louisiana braces for the oncoming power of Hurricane Rita.  In anticipation of this Category 4 Hurricane, the Louisiana State University Hurricane Equine... Read More

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Louisiana Rescue Horse Shoeing Task Force

September 23, 2005

The American Farrier's Association (AFA) President Craig Trnka, CJF announced the formation of the Louisiana Rescue Horse Shoeing Task Force created to provide care for the horses affected by the recent hurricanes, according to a press... Read More

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HSUS Report, Sept. 22

September 22, 2005

As the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) Hurricane Katrina response headed into its 20th day, their Disaster Animal Response Teams continued to rescue stranded pets while bracing for the potential arrival of Hurricane Rita, noted a pres... Read More

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First Equine WNV Case Reported in Virginia

September 22, 2005

Virginia health officials confirmed the state’s first case of equine West Nile virus (WNV) on Sept. 19. The affected 12-year-old Quarter Horse gelding, located in Albemarle County, is currently recovering. The owners had been told when they... Read More

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Housing, Bedding, and Pasture (Book Excerpt)

September 21, 2005

Stabling, pasturing, bedding, and other aspects of a horse's living environment have major implications on the potential for health problems.... Read More

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HSUS Praises U.S. Senate for Vote to End Slaughter of American Horses

September 21, 2005

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 — Banner Day for Animals in Senate as Amendment Offered by Senators Ensign and Byrd Passes by Overwhelming Vote of 68-29 —

WASHINGTON – The Humane Society of the United States... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Admission With Dreamer Movie Stub

September 21, 2005

Everyone who buys a ticket to see the Dreamworks film Dreamer: Inspired By a True Story will receive free admission to the 2005 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Belmont Park. Dreamworks and Loews... Read More

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ETI To Match Funds For Equine Hurricane Victims

September 21, 2005

At the September meeting, the Equestrian Trails Inc. (ETI) board of directors voted to make a contribution to Hurricane Katrina's equine victims hoping to raise $25,000. The board voted unanimously to contribute up to $5,000 in matching funds fo... Read More