Emergency Planning

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Publisher Tries to Keep Equine Magazine Going After Hurricanes

November 11, 2005

For more than eight weeks, Bonnie Clark, president of the Louisiana Equine Council (LEC) and publisher of Horseman's Guide of the South Central Region, set her life aside, unpaid, to head up an operation at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center i... Read More

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Reflecting on Katrina: A New Orleans Vet's Perspective

November 09, 2005

"It's just so amazing to me that in one day, it can all be lost and suddenly you live in a dangerous place," said Allison Barca, DVM, who has served many of the equines in and around New Orleans for years. Barca's home is just north of New... Read More

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Three Days in Louisiana

November 01, 2005

As news editor of The Horse, I had asked myself: How was I to communicate to readers the enormous amount of devastation Hurricane Katrina caused to everything in her path? Her effects on people and property have been extensively covered... Read More

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Deworming Strategies and Hurricane Recovery

November 01, 2005

The level of equine parasite transmission should be diminished on pastures evacuated due to flooding, said Craig Reinemeyer, DVM, PhD, president of East Tennessee Clinical Research in Knoxville, Tenn. "Many larvae would get washed away, and... Read More

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Katrina Increases Gulf Coast Mosquito Population; WNV Outbreak Not Expected

November 01, 2005

The mosquito population of the Gulf Coast's hurricane-affected areas is expected to increase at a staggering rate, according to Joe Conlon, spokesman of the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA). However, he added that the possibility of ... Read More

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Heroes Nonetheless

November 01, 2005

Hard to imagine, isn't it? Two severe hurricanes hitting within a month of each other. Striking within miles of each other. People we know, people we've never met--their lives are changed forever. Their stories have touched us and made us cry.... Read More

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Enduring Chaos

November 01, 2005

More than 350 Louisiana horses and mules were rescued after Hurricane Katrina devastated parts of the Gulf Coast on August 29. Rescuers dealt daily with images of destruction--such as barns full of trapped horses that didn't survive the storm... Read More

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Florida VETS Team Helping Vets and Owners

October 31, 2005

On Friday morning, Oct. 28, John Haven, Director of the Veterinary School at the University of Florida and head of the Veterinary Emergency Treatment Service (VETS) Team, said, "It's been an interesting two days. Got a call this morning from Pal... Read More

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Louis Pomes Named White Horse Winner

October 28, 2005

Louis Pomes, who worked tirelessly to find and lead abandoned horses to safety in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, was named the 2005 winner of the White Horse Award Thursday afternoon at Belmont Park. The award was bestowed upon Pomes during the... Read More

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Calder Race Course Sustains Damage from Hurricane Wilma

October 25, 2005

Calder Race Course sustained damage Monday to its clubhouse facility and parts of its stable area as a result of Hurricane Wilma, which stormed across South Florida Oct. 24. The Miami area racetrack lost power during the storm and has cancelled... Read More

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Hurricane Wilma: First Assessments

October 25, 2005

"The roads into the Keys are basically tide-dependent at this point," described John Haven, Veterinary Emergency Treatment Service (VETS) branch director, from the State Agricultural Response Team (SART) incident command post that is currently... Read More

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Wilma Moves Over Southern Florida Peninsula

October 24, 2005

Hurricane Wilma is pounding the southern Florida peninsula after coming ashore as a Category 2 hurricane early this morning (Oct. 24). As of 9 a.m. EDT, the center of Hurricane Wilma was about 45 miles southwest of West Palm Beach, Fla. The... Read More

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Hurricane Wilma Leads to Calder Cancellation

October 23, 2005

With South Florida under a hurricane warning, Calder Racecourse cancelled live racing and simulcasting Monday (Oct. 24) as the state's southwest coast awaited the arrival of Hurricane Wilma.

Track president Ken Dunn also announced that... Read More

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Growing Grass After the Hurricanes

October 21, 2005

Will grass re-establish in Gulf Coast area pastures that were covered in murky, salty, or contaminated floodwaters for several weeks in September? That is a question agronomy researchers at Louisiana State University (LSU) aim to answer in the... Read More

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Wilma Hits Mexico; Florida Should See Storm Early Next Week

October 21, 2005

Category 4 Hurricane Wilma hit portions of Mexico today (Oct. 21) with maximum sustained winds of 145 mph. Hurricane-force winds extended out from the hurricane up to 85 miles, and tropical storm winds reached outward up to 200 miles. The... Read More

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Preparing for Wilma: Intrastate Requirements for Animals Lifted in Florida

October 20, 2005

Florida agriculture officials have temporarily suspended intrastate requirements for those animals fleeing areas that could be hit by Hurricane Wilma.

Also, "Georgia and Alabama have waived the interstate requirements for those animals... Read More

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Hurricane Wilma Heads Toward the Florida Keys

October 19, 2005

Six weeks remain in hurricane season, and Nature isn't wasting any time. According to a public advisory from the National Weather Service (NWS) Hurricane Center in Miami, Fla., Hurricane Wilma is moving toward the Yucatan as a "potentially... Read More

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2005 Gulf Coast Hurricanes Coverage

October 19, 2005

Coverage of the impact of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on the equine population in the Gulf Coast area in 2005.... Read More

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Microchip Interest Increases After Hurricanes

October 18, 2005

At least two microchip manufacturers said they experienced recent increased interest in their products, presumably as a result of the animal identification problems following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. These companies said they worked with... Read More

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Kentucky Farmers Help Hurricane Victims

October 14, 2005

This growing season has had its challenges for Kentucky farmers. Some areas have experienced severe drought conditions. Then there are the typical challenges of disease, soil erosion and unpredictable market conditions. Imagine though that you... Read More

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Kentucky Livestock Feed Bound for Louisiana

October 14, 2005

A second load of livestock feed from Kentucky is on its way to hurricane-battered farmers near the Gulf Coast. A truck carrying 23 tons of feed is en route to Louisiana State University's Iberia agriculture research station in Jeanerette in... Read More

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LSU 2006 Stallion Service Auction Starts

October 14, 2005

Bidding for the 2006 multiple-breed, internet-based Stallion Service Auction to benefit the Louisiana State University Equine Health Studies Program begins today (Oct. 14).

Access the auction page through Read More

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More Louisiana Hurricane Horses Identified

October 13, 2005

A tattoo or a microchip and some good record keeping can go a long way in reuniting horses with their owners. So says Bonnie Clark, president of the Louisiana Equine Council, who has been heading up the horse hurricane relief effort at the... Read More

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Vets Watch for Hurricane-Related Illnesses

October 12, 2005

With water pooling in places that it normally doesn't and sharp debris all around, horse owners can't help but wonder if conditions left by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita will cause an increase in the reports of illnesses such as tetanus,... Read More

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Event Celebrates Equine Volunteers at Lamar-Dixon

October 10, 2005

The scene at Lamar-Dixon Expo Center during the past five weeks has been all business. Veterinarians, veterinary students, and volunteers have dutifully cared for the facility's residents--Katrina's equine refugees that were rescued from their... Read More