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McMillan Advises Horse Owners to Vaccinate for EEE & West Nile Virus

Dan Alabama, Equine, Industry News Release

Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries Commissioner John McMillan has announced that three horses have tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) by the department’s diagnostic laboratory in Auburn. The positive results came from horses in Houston, Mobile and Geneva Counties. EEE is a mosquito-transmitted disease that is more severe than West Nile Virus (WNV). The mortality rate in horses …

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Florida Horse Park Full

Dan Equine, Florida

With Hurricane Irma inching towards Florida, many folks are looking for a place to shelter their animals through a possible hit from the storm.  But it’s been announced that the Florida Horse Park in Ocala is 100% booked with horse refugees. Many horses have already been turned away, so if you were thinking of taking animals to that location to …

Agri View: One Horse Farm Era

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Everett Griner talks about agriculture history and the one horse farm era in today’s Agri View.     Well, I have been reading from my farm history book again. I love American agriculture history. Reading about the era of the one-horse farm. Now, before modern mechanization, the size of a farm was generally measured in horses. Anything above a 2 …

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McMillan Advises Horse Owners to Vaccinate for EEE & West Nile Virus

Dan Alabama, Equine, Industry News Release

Agriculture & Industries Commissioner John McMillan announces that a horse has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) by the department’s diagnostic laboratory in Auburn. The horse was presented for treatment at Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine from the neighboring state of Georgia. In addition, Mobile County Health Department (MCHD) has reported that the sentinel chickens, used to detect …

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Help a Horse Day

Dan Equine, This Land of Ours

  Cathy Isom tells us about a celebration to raise awareness about a majestic, loving animal. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.   Wednesday, April 26th is National Help a Horse Day. It was founded by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or ASPCA. The objective: to spread awareness about at-risk horses who may …

USDA Removes Personal information from Animal Welfare Act Documents

Dan Equine, Industry News Release

The Department of Agriculture has removed some personal information from documents posted online involving the Animal Welfare Act and the Horse Protection Act. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has shared the information online for the last decade, including inspection reports, research facility reports and lists of persons licensed under the Animal Welfare Act.

Changes Aimed at Ending the Inhumane Practice of Horse Soring

Dan Equine, Industry News Release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today announced a final rule that includes changes that will help to protect horses from the cruel and inhumane practice known as soring and eliminate the unfair competitive advantage that sore horses have over horses that are not sore. The practice of soring is intended to produce …