Emergency Planning

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Katrina Increases Mosquito Population

September 19, 2005

Katrina Increases Mosquito Population; WNV Outbreak Not Expected

The mosquito population of the Hurricane Katrina-affected areas is expected to increase at a staggering rate, according to Joe Conlon, American Mosquito Control Association... Read More

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LSU Hurricane Equine Rescue Operation (HERO)

September 19, 2005

The Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine Equine Clinic established the Horse Hurricane Helpline on Thursday, Sept. 1, and faculty, staff, and students began fielding countless calls around the clock from people reportin... Read More

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Mississippi Horse Slaughter Rumors Untrue

September 16, 2005

Officials working with the official horse rescue organizations in Mississippi say that rumors that 5,000 horses have been abandoned and/or shipped to slaughter is untrue.

According to official reports, there are very few horses in the... Read More

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Mississippi Animal Relief Fund

September 16, 2005

Anyone wishing to help horses, horse owners, veterinarians, or small animals in Mississippi should contact the Mississippi Animal Relief Fund toll-free at 888/722-3106. Mississippi State Veterinarian Dr. Jim Watson said today (Sept. 16) that... Read More

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Churchill Downs Incorporated Twin Spires Club to Sponsor 'Racing to the Rescue Drive' For Members

September 15, 2005

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) is offering a unique and easy way for racing fans to contribute to the relief efforts in Louisiana and other states affected by Hurricane Katrina. Through its customer-rewards program, the Twin Spires Club... Read More

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Louisiana State University Equine Rescue Operations

September 14, 2005

Whereas the needs of horses and local equine facilities have changed somewhat in the two weeks following Hurricane Katrina, the rescue efforts of the Louisiana State University (LSU) team continue on a daily basis. Horses continue to be brought... Read More

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New Orleans Carriage Horse Update

September 13, 2005

Seventeen carriage horses and two carriage mules from New Orleans' Charbonnet Mid-City Carriage Company are living at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzalez, La. The rest of the company's animals have been moved from Louisiana to a farm in... Read More

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Deworming Strategies and Hurricane Recovery

September 13, 2005

The level of equine parasite transmission should be diminished on pastures that were so flooded they had to be evacuated, said Craig Reinemeyer, DVM, PhD, president of East Tennessee Clinical Research in Knoxville, Tenn. "Many larvae would get... Read More

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LSU Reports Good News for Horses

September 13, 2005

"We have lots of horses that are in fresh, clean stalls," reported Rustin Moore, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, direcotr of the Equine Health Studies Program at the Louisiana State Univerity College of Veterinary Medicine the evening of Tuesday... Read More

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North Carolina Horse Refugee Plan

September 12, 2005

This plan was organized by the State Animal Response Team, North Carolina Department of Agriculture, and the North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine.

If any horses are requested from states affected by Hurricane Katrina are t... Read More

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Evangeline Downs Helps Hurricane Victims

September 12, 2005

The Hurricane Katrina relief benefit initiated by Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino in Opelousas, La., has been added to a growing list of U.S. companies who are successfully raising large sums of money and providing relief for hurricane... Read More

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Notes from the Field, VMAT-2, Sept. 10, evening

September 10, 2005

Following is a report from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Veterinary Medical Assistance Team 2 (VMAT-2) now working in Gulfport, Miss.

Team members, Army personnel, and Humane Society volunteers have spent the last... Read More

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Louisiana Animal Update, Sept. 10

September 10, 2005

Companion animal rescue teams composed of the Humane Society of the United States and Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals personnel are dispatched daily to New Orleans from the Lamar Dixon Expo Center to rescue animals tha... Read More

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Mississippi Animal Update, Sept. 10

September 10, 2005

Companion animal rescue, sheltering, and care operations are being conducted from four staging areas in Mississippi. The staging areas are located at the Mississippi State Fairground in Jackson, the Forest County Multipurpose Complex in... Read More

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VCA Offers Free Shelter

September 10, 2005

The Veterinary Centers of America (VCA) has agreed to board companion animals needing shelter due to Hurricane Katrina at no cost. VCA operates over 370 animal hospitals in 38 States across the nation. These hospitals are staffed by over 1,300 full... Read More

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Helping Louisiana Horse Victims of Hurricane Katrina

September 10, 2005

There has been a tremendous outpouring of sympathy and concern for the horse victims of Hurricane Katrina. In Louisian, veterinarians and staff of the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, stepped up in the immediate aftermat... Read More

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Veterinary Team (VMAT-2) Update Sept. 9, Morning

September 09, 2005

Today the Veterinary Medical Assistance Team 2 (VMAT2) is building a field hospital in Gulfport, Miss., area about 40 minutes away from Keasler Air Base where it is staying.

We've seen very few cases of acute trauma in the Mississippi... Read More

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A Day in the Life of a Hurricane Rescue Team From LSU

September 09, 2005

"There are hundreds of little interest stories that have or will come out of this thing" said Ky Mortensen, Director of Advancement for the Equine Program at Louisiana State University College of Veterinary Medicine. "Some will be remembered for... Read More

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The Jockey Club Foundation Donates $100,000 To Hurricane Relief

September 09, 2005

The Jockey Club Foundation, which assists needy individuals throughout the Thoroughbred racing industry, has made a $100,000 contribution to the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts being spearheaded by two industry organizations.

A check fo... Read More

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Expo Center Crowded; Equine Evacuees Doing Well

September 09, 2005

The continual sound of dogs barking and an occasional worried whinny was audible in the background as Dennis French, DVM, MS, Dipl. ABVP, of Louisiana State University's (LSU) veterinary school, gave an update on the equine evacuees at the... Read More

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Vet Students Help Out

September 08, 2005

The veterinary students in attendance at the Opportunities in Equine Practice Seminar (OEPS, Sept. 2-4) at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., wanted to help the relief efforts of their fellow vet students at Louisiana State and... Read More

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USEF Operating New Equine Emergency Hotline for Mississippi

September 08, 2005

Equine Supply Depots in Mississippi Now Operational

Mississippi horse owners affected by Hurricane Katrina now have a new lifeline to help through the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). As of today, USEF has a dedicated... Read More

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Veterinarians Allocate $500,000 For Hurricane Relief

September 08, 2005

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Executive Board announced Sept. 7 that it has allocated $500,000 in matching funds to solicit monetary donations for a fund established by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation to go toward... Read More

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AVMA Disaster Update # 13

September 08, 2005

The evening of Sept. 7, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) posted the following report. To donate to the AVMA's Foundation and Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams (VMATs), visit Read More

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St. Bernard Parish Horses Rescued

September 08, 2005

A report from Louisiana State University Veterinary School this morning stated that about 40 horses were rescued out of St. Bernard Parish in Louisiana yesterday, and about 10 the day before. They are sending five tucks with large trailer... Read More