Emergency Planning

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California Horse Dealer Accused of Fraud

August 30, 2010

A California woman accused of misrepresenting horses she offered for sale on equine-related websites pleaded guilty to a federal fraud charge under a plea agreement filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles last week. Assistant U.S... Read More

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Tips for Horse Owners to Prepare for Hurricane Season

August 30, 2010

With the hurricane season upon us, it is important for horse owners to ready themselves in advance for evacuation and other recommended tasks related to hurricane preparedness. Here are some tips from the ... Read More

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National Equestrian Crime Database Launch for British Equestrian Community

July 31, 2010

After 2 years in development, the National Equestrian Crime Database (NECD) launches the most advanced equestrian crime prevention service in the world to UK equestrians. Delivering a wealth of services, the NECD deters criminals by ensuring st... Read More

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Hurricane Preparedness

October 04, 2009

Dr. Becky McConnico offers advice on planning for hurricane season. ... Read More

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Louisiana State Animal Team Acquires Disaster Response Vehicle

September 24, 2009

The Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART), in partnership with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), has acquired a deluxe custom-designed animal... Read More

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Hurricane Katrina Remembered

August 29, 2009

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the horrible destruction caused by Hurricanes Rita and Katrina in Louisiana and Mississippi. (For our cover story from 2005 read Read More

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Katrina Survivor Molly to Visit the Kentucky Horse Park This Weekend

August 06, 2009

Molly the Pony, Katrina survivor and amputee, will be appearing at the United States Equestrian Federation Pony Finals at the Kentucky Horse Park this weekend (Aug. 8-9).

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Louisiana Horses Weather Gustav Well

September 03, 2008

Retired Thoroughbred racehorse Robyn Dancer was in his stall at Shady Lane Farm in Opelousas, La., when Hurricane Gustav swept through on Monday. Gustav's wind ripped the roof off the stallion's stall and demolished the tack room beside it. But... Read More

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Gustav Makes Landfall West of New Orleans

September 01, 2008

A weakened Hurricane Gustav crashed Monday into the flood-prone but nearly deserted coast of Louisiana, making landfall west of New Orleans as a Category 2 storm. Water was splashing over some floodwalls, but city officials were optimistic the... Read More

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Coastal Horse Owners and Veterinarians Get Ready for Gustav

August 29, 2008

On the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, horse owners and veterinarians in the New Orleans area are fleeing ahead of Gustav, a storm the National Weather Service says is likely to become "a large, powerful hurricane as it approaches the... Read More

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Katrina, Three Years Later: New Orleans Horse Industry Coming Back

August 29, 2008

With preparations for the approaching Hurricane Gustav taking center stage...... Read More

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New Orleans Remembers Unidentified Katrina Victims

August 29, 2008

As another tropical storm looms, New Orleans residents are marking the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with a ceremony to remember victims who were never identified.

A horse-drawn carriage delivered seven unclaimed bodies to a... Read More

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Prepare Plans and Farms for Hurricane Season

August 20, 2008

With the hurricane season upon us, Louisiana State University (LSU) is reminding horse owners of steps they can take to ready themselves in advance for evacuation, as well as other recommended tasks related to hurricane preparedness.... Read More

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Building Back: Two Years after Katrina

August 31, 2007

After Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, many coastal Louisiana horse owners said "enough's enough" and moved farther inland, while others stayed behind to reclaim their farms that were battered and drenched by the storm. Either way, most have... Read More

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New Tack, Equipment for the New Orleans Mounted Unit

February 19, 2007

When the levees broke and flooded New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, the city's mounted police unit stables in City Park had been evacuated, but a majority of the unit's tack and equipment was left behind.

On Feb. 2, the American... Read More

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Chaplaincy Launches Disaster-Aid Response Program

December 16, 2006

The Racetrack Chaplaincy of America has launched "White Horse Riders," a group of specially trained RTCA chaplains who will deploy to assist racing-related victims during disasters in areas where racing workers and racetracks are adversely... Read More

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Racing Returns to New Orleans in Fine Style

November 24, 2006

By Brett Martel
AP Sports Writer

They hauled off soil tainted by Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters and rebuilt a grandstand roof ripped free by the storm's winds.

After more than a year of renovations, costing about $1... Read More

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Rebuilding Signals Growth for Fair Grounds

November 24, 2006

Of all the challenges that Fair Grounds president Randy Soth has faced over a 25-year career in Thoroughbred racing, none has equaled the experience of rebuilding the New Orleans track following the destruction of Hurricane Katrina.

Soth... Read More

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For Katrina Survivor, Keeping Horses Safe Means Miles of Separation

September 18, 2006

The equine Katrina evacuee snorted and bit into an apple. Her owner, Shelby Wilson of New Orleans, beamed with pride as she related how Fara, a large white Arabian mare, suffered the ravages of the storm one year ago but now has returned to good... Read More

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Katrina Still Affecting Louisiana Racehorse Sales, Breeders

August 31, 2006

One year ago all eyes were on the Gulf of Mississippi and the path of Hurricane Katrina. The category four storm made landfall in New Orleans Aug. 29 while many of Louisiana's breeders and consignors were attending the Fasig-Tipton Texas summer... Read More

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Post-Katrina Images from the Gulf Coast

August 30, 2006

  • Post-Katrina Louisiana and Mississippi images from Read More

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Wading Through Katrina's Aftermath

August 30, 2006

Charbonnet Mid-City Carriages' trucks were gassed and ready to evacuate horses and mules yesterday (Aug. 29) from New Orleans, La., as Hurricane Ernesto began its move toward the United States. Fortunately, the storm didn't track toward the... Read More

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Remembering the Victims, Heroes of Hurricane Katrina

August 29, 2006

One year after Hurricane Katrina pounded the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts, we pause to reflect on what horses and horse owners endured on August 29, 2005, and in the following days, weeks, and months. Katrina scattered buildings and life in... Read More

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"Thank God We Got Out!"

August 29, 2006

One Recovery Story From New Orleans

Foresight, planning, and quick action allowed 72 horses to be rushed from Equest Farm in New Orleans, La., to safety before Hurricane Katrina hit on this day last year. Among the stories of... Read More

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Recovery...of Sorts

July 01, 2006

Same storm, starkly different effects. There was a very different disaster area waiting for me in coastal Mississippi than I saw in Louisiana eight months earlier, and recovery has been markedly different. In both regions, all forms of life were at... Read More