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Hurricane Ike’s Aftermath

TAHC Hurricane Ike Update 9-13-08
The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) and the Texas State Animal Resource Team (TXSART) continue to address animal issues resulting from Hurricane Ike, from the TAHC.  Read more >>

LA-Based Animal Rescuers are Houston-bound to Aid After Hurricane Ike
Texas is dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, now downgraded to a tropical storm, which made landfall Friday night and wrecked havoc in the state, from LAist.  Read more >>

Equestrian Sport

Team USA Spins to Silver at 2008 FEI World Reining Championships
It was a close finish but with a total of 667.5 points Team Italy took the gold medal in the very first FEI World Reining Championship on Friday, September 12. Team USA took the silver medal with 663.5 points closely followed by Team Germany which finished only a point behind the United States, from the USEF.  Read more >>

Olympic Games doping tribunal results postponed by FEI
The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) has extended the time taken to reach a decision in the doping allegations against Olympic show jumpers Denis Lynch and Bernardo Alves and dressage rider Courtney King, for further investigation, from Horse and Hound.  Read more >>

Blenheim Horse Trials cancelled due to adverse weather
Blenheim Horse Trials has been cancelled following heavy rain at the Oxfordshire venue during Friday afternoon and evening, from Horse and Hound.  Read more >>

Equine Welfare

USDA inspectors dampen walking horse show
For the second time in three months, the arrival of USDA inspectors all but shut down a Kentucky walking horse show, from the Lexington Herald-Leader.  Read more >>

Police searching for horse molester
Police are investigating an alarming case of abuse at Calder Race Track in Florida after one of its horses was found bleeding, and how it got that way is disturbing, from WSVN.  Read more >>

Canada’s ban could hurt Florida horse breeders
Canada has banned the entry of all horses originating from Florida because of the resurgence of a rare horse disease, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced, from the Orlando Sentinel.  Read more >>

Impaled Horse Adopted, Given Care
After a freak accident, a horse is now getting the care that it so desperately needs, from WCCO.  Read more >>

Human Interest

Kissimmee therapy horse wins award
A therapy horse from Kissimmee, Fla., is being honored for his work with terminally ill and disabled children, from the Miami Herald.   Read more >>

Racing against time
Story of champion horse also reveals how America has changed, from The Columbus Dispatch.  Read more >>

Australia: Hunt for drunken horseman after servo flower fight
A hungry horse got his owner into trouble when it treated a local service station as a ride-through snack bar, from The Daily Telegraph.  Read more >>

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