September 20, 2008
The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) sent this update on Friday, Sept. 19:
A TAHC assessment team has nearly completed the Galveston Island large animal assessment. Fresh water supplies are being supplied for rescued and stabled... Read More
September 19, 2008
Since the day after 20-foot storm surges sent water destroying nearly all of the fences throughout the Chambers and Jefferson counties of Texas, forcing some 20,000 livestock to make a desperate run for high ground, the Texas AgriLife Extension... Read More
August 26, 2008
Heavy rains have killed at least 50 horses at a Mexico City equestrian club and the 71-year-old watchman who tried to save them, officials said Tuesday.
A Monday night storm sent mud and floodwaters spilling through the La Barranca horse... Read More
August 22, 2008
Lucky isn't completely back to normal, but he's close enough that his owners are happy with the result.... Read More
August 05, 2008
From the keynote speaker to the final inductee, the message was the same Aug. 4 at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame ceremony. That plain and simple mantra was, "It is all about the horse."
Though certainly not a coordinated... Read More
August 01, 2008
Brother Derek, who captured the 2005 Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) and 2006 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), has been retired to Brereton C. Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky.
Owned by Cecil Peacock, Brother Derek was the morning line favorite... Read More
July 28, 2008
Hundreds of people were forced out of homes and campgrounds by flooding caused by torrential rainfall from the remnants of Hurricane Dolly. Two people were reported still missing Monday.
The National Weather Service posted flash flood... Read More
July 01, 2008
A Missouri man has been charged with animal abuse for allegedly shooting four horses, while the horses' owners are facing identical charges for allegedly failing to restrain the animals.
On June 26, a Callaway County, Mo. grand jury... Read More
June 16, 2008
From the United States Equestrian Federation:
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and United States Eventing Association (USEA) Safety Summit took place on June 7-8, 2008 in downtown Lexington, Ky. More than 250 people fro... Read More
June 13, 2008
The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association will tackle equine health and welfare issues at a two-hour forum July 18 during its summer convention in Hershey, Pa.
The forum, the latest in a series of horse racing industry... Read More
June 09, 2008
In the spirit of Chicago's "Cows on Parade" and Cincinnati's "Big Pig Gig," a herd of masterfully painted ponies will adorn the streets of Lake Geneva, Wisc., this summer as Special Methods in Learning Equine Skills Inc. (SMILES) mounts a public ar... Read More
May 20, 2008
Three buildings at the University of Minnesota have reopened after a chemical leak sent seven people to the hospital.
Campus police said five gallons of potassium hydroxide leaked from a large tank late Monday at a veterinary diagnostic lab... Read More
May 11, 2008
The U.S. Eventing Association released the following official statement regarding Lauren Kieffer and her mount Tigger Too following the death of the David O'Connor horse on May 10 during the Jersey Fresh CCI3* at the New Jersey Horse Park in... Read More
May 09, 2008
Advanced Cetyl M Joint Action Formula for Horses is designed to provide long-term relief, while the topical cream is good for flare-ups from over exertion or injury. It is ideal for use before and after an activity that will place additional stress... Read More
April 29, 2008
Because lack of growth appears to be one of the many issues plaguing the horse industry, the Kentucky International Equine Summit in Lexington hosted an April 28 seminar to tackle the topic and seek solutions.
In a discussion titled "Effort... Read More
March 29, 2008
A veterinarian hired by the industry group that promotes horse-drawn carriage rides through Central Park says the animals are healthy and well cared for.
The Horse and Carriage Association commissioned the evaluation by John Lowe, a... Read More
March 23, 2008
A man hoping to cheer up an ailing relative at Wilcox Memorial Hospital hadn't considered one of the visitation rules: No horses allowed.
The man thought the patient would enjoy seeing his stallion, said Lani Yukimura, a spokeswoman at the... Read More
March 17, 2008
Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center will host a Hokie Volunteer Day for alumni from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 11.
This day of service is designed to allow participants to fulfill their 10 hours of pledged... Read More
March 12, 2008
The case against the former owner of horses involved in a rollover trailer accident in Lake County, Ill., last October has been continued for a pre-trial hearing on April 14, according the clerk for Lake Circuit Court Judge Patrick N. Lawler.... Read More
March 11, 2008
An agreement signed March 10 will enable horsemen from Kentucky and Mexico to share knowledge and resources and set up commercial and technical exchanges to improve both equine industries.
Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer and... Read More
March 10, 2008
Lightning from a passing thunderstorm is suspected of igniting a barn fire south of Dallas, Texas, that killed five horses.
Roy and Keitha Hamilton said they were awakened about 3 a.m. by a loud clap of thunder at their Double H Walking... Read More
March 03, 2008
BloodHorse.com has launched a collection of Weblogs. The BloodHorse.com Blog Stable is now available 24/7 at BloodHorse.com/Blogs.
Each individual blog, written by... Read More
February 26, 2008
The Iraqi military indefinitely banned all motorcycles, bicycles, and hand-pushed and horse-drawn carts from Baghdad's streets on Sunday, two days after a bomb hidden under a horse-drawn cart exploded downtown, killing three civilians.
U.S.... Read More
February 22, 2008
The British Horse Society's Access and Safety departments have received a number of reports of poorly controlled dogs interacting negatively with horses, and would like to gather more information regarding the scale of this problem.
Director o... Read More
February 19, 2008
The community of Williamson County, Tenn., is still reeling from the trio of tornadoes that ripped through Tennessee Feb. 5 and 6. The storms destroyed homes, demolished barns, and swept up horses in strong winds, according to resident Vivi... Read More