NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana is offering free microchips to people who want permanent identification for their saddles.
“It's exciting,” said Cliff Williamson, director of regulatory affairs for the American Horse Council, a national equine industry group.
ASSATEAGUE ISLAND, Md. (AP) — A wild horse who has become “extremely aggressive” with staff and visitors at Assateague Island National Seashore in Maryland has been relocated to a Texas wildlife sanctuary, National Park Service officials announced Monday.
CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) — An equine influenza virus is the likely cause of a respiratory disease outbreak that has killed about 100 wild horses at a federal holding facility in southern Colorado.
Bureau of Land Management officials say two leading veterinary diagnostic labs identified the virus in nasal swabs and lung tissue from several horses at the agency's Wild Horse and Burro Corrals in Canon City, about 150 miles (241 kilometers) southwest of Denver.
CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) — An outbreak of an undetermined and highly contagious disease has killed dozens of wild horses at a federal holding facility in southern Colorado.
Bureau of Land Management officials say 67 horses have died since the outbreak began Saturday at the agency's holding pen in Canon City, about 150 miles (241 kilometers) southwest of Denver.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Seattle man has pleaded guilty to federal arson charges involving a fire that destroyed an Oregon horse slaughterhouse more than two decades ago.
HARKERS ISLAND, N.C. (AP) — A newborn wild horse will be raised as a domesticated animal after well-meaning tourists took it with them as they left a North Carolina barrier island, officials at a national park said.
GAINES TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A dozen mini ponies have been found dead of starvation after their owner died earlier this year outside her Flint-area home.
Gilda Mizell's body was found in January in her vehicle in her Gaines Township driveway, WNEM-TV reported.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge decided Friday not to rein in the roundup and capture of wild horses in eastern Nevada, rejecting advocates' claims the federal government was “needlessly and recklessly” killing free-roaming mustangs in violation of U.S.
NEW YORK (AP) — Welcome, Willow, to a long line of presidential pets.
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden have added a green-eyed tabby from Pennsylvania to the White House family, the first feline tenant since President George W.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a mule and several previous suspicious incidents involving a family-owned trail ride business that uses public land in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area near Las Vegas.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. government plans to capture more wild horses on federal lands this year than ever before, drawing sharp criticism from mustang advocates who hoped the Biden administration would curtail widespread gathers of thousands of horses annually across the American West.
CHICAGO (AP) — A man known as the “Dreadhead Cowboy” has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty in connection with a rush-hour horseback ride he took along Chicago's Dan Ryan Expressway in 2020.
Adam Hollingsworth pleaded guilty Friday to aggravated animal cruelty and was sentenced to a year in prison by a Cook County judge, court records show.
OLIVEHURST, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies removed dozens of animals including a dead horse from a Northern California home and are seeking an arrest warrant for a suspect, authorities said.
A search warrant was served last week at the residence in Olivehurst, where deputies found 61 animals living in “deplorable conditions," the Yuba County Sheriff's Department said.
POTSDAM, Germany (AP) — German prosecutors will drop an animal cruelty investigation into an athlete and a coach who were shown striking a horse during the Olympic modern pentathlon last year.
The investigation will be dropped once athlete Annika Schleu and coach Kim Raisner have paid an agreed sum to an unnamed charitable organization, prosecutors in the eastern city of Potsdam said on Tuesday.
GENESEO, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois family has solved the mystery of what happened to their missing cat that likes to sit on horses and donkeys.
HEBER, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. Forest Service officials have appealed to the public for help in identifying those responsible for the recent shooting deaths of three more federally protected wild horses in eastern Arizona.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Mercer County man to three months in jail for denying animals water and feeding them moldy hay.
The Bismarck Tribune reported that South Central Judge Cynthia Feland sentenced Shanan Weigum of Zap on Monday after he pleaded guilty to felony animal cruelty.
GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a trailer loaded with horses caught fire Friday on a stretch of Interstate 70 near Kansas City, killing at least four animals.
Th Missouri State Highway Patrol said in a tweet that the fire happened just west of Grain Valley.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — International star Ecurie D DK was an impressive winner Saturday in the $650,000 Breeders Crown Open Trot at the Meadowlands Racetrack.
The 5-year-old is 2 for 2 since arriving in the U.S.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Rebuff won the Colt & Gelding Trot to kick off Breeders Crown weekend at the Meadowlands Racetrack.
The track presented four stakes, each worth $600,000, for 2-year-olds on a rainy, windy Friday night.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s state veterinarian this week reminded horse owners to protect their animals from West Nile Virus after a horse in Weakley County that contracted the disease had to be euthanized.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence climbed on horseback during an Indiana ride by a veterans group trying to reduce suicides among military veterans.
Pence joined members of the nonprofit organization BraveHearts during a Saturday ride in Fort Wayne aimed at raising awareness about the suicide issue.
MIDFIELD, Ala. (AP) — A police officer in an Alabama town near Birmingham is free on bond after being arrested on charges of animal cruelty.
Midfield Police Officer Cameroun Tremble, 46, surrendered at the Jefferson County Jail on Thursday to face two misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty.
DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — More than 6,000 Haitians and other migrants have been removed from an encampment at a Texas border town, U.S.
LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) — Rescue workers pulled a horse out of a small well Monday afternoon in South Florida, officials said.
Firefighters responding to a Lake Worth field found a horse with its hind legs stuck in the ground, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue posted on Facebook.
WINNEMUCCA, Nev. (AP) — Federal officials hope to catch and put up for sale or adoption about 600 wild horses roaming on about a 440-square-mile (1,140-square-kilometer) management area in north-central Nevada.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials took to an internet town hall Tuesday to promote certain treatments for COVID-19 and discourage use of the anti-parasitic medicine ivermectin.
Ivermectin has a limited scope for human treatment, sometimes prescribed for worms, scabies and head lice.
DENVER (AP) — The federal government is launching an emergency roundup of more than 780 wild horses in a drought-stricken area of Colorado despite a last-minute appeal by Gov. Jared Polis to pause the operation so that what he called more humane options to control the size of the herd can be considered.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An equestrian supply store in Nevada has sold out of a drug primarily used to deworm horses that vaccine skeptics are peddling as a remedy to the coronavirus.
V & V Tack and Feed no longer has any of the drug, Ivermectin, KTNV-Las Vegas reported on Wednesday.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein is calling on federal land managers to conduct an investigation to determine how many of the wild horses captured on public lands in the U.S. West end up at slaughterhouses.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. land managers have begun efforts to capture about 50% more wild horses than originally planned this year because of severe drought across the U.S. West — about 6,000 additional animals primarily in Nevada, Oregon and Colorado.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. officials who are trying to adopt out wild horses captured on public land say they are tightening protections to guard against the illegal resale of the animals for slaughter, but advocates say the government needs to do more, including ending incentive payments for adoptions.
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Police in Great Falls are investigating a homicide and kidnapping early Thursday that ended hours later just south of Glacier National Park with the suspect being fatally shot by a law enforcement officer and the hostage safe, officials said.
POYNETTE, Wis. (AP) — The world’s tallest horse has died in Wisconsin.
The 20-year-old Belgian named Big Jake lived on Smokey Hollow Farm in Poynette. Valicia Gilbert, wife of the farm's owner, Jerry Gilbert, said Big Jake died two weeks ago but declined to give the exact date of death when The Associated Press reached her Monday via Facebook.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is proposing rounding up more than 500 wild burros in the desert north of Lake Mead.
The feral donkeys are stripping the land of vegetation and could die off if the population isn't managed along the Arizona-Nevada line, the agency said.
SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — If you’re looking for some fresh local vegetables for your next summer salad, you need look no further than your own backyard. Or, more accurately, Fred and Karen Schubert’s backyard.
Webster, Fla. (AP) — The white hieroglyphs running down the mustang’s big, brown neck, and the necks of all the horses like him, tell some of the story — if you can decipher the code.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — About 60 horses have been seized from a ranch in Montana after police believe the animals were being neglected, authorities said.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's state veterinarian said two new cases of an illness that could kill horses have been found in Shelby County.
Two horses in Tennessee's most populous county recently tested positive for equine infectious anemia, and their stable is under quarantine while other horses get tested, state veterinarian Samantha Beaty said in a news release...
PRINEVILLE, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service will reduce the wild horse population east of Prineville to a level that horse advocates say could lead to the herd’s elimination.
The most recent count of wild horses on the Big Summit Wild Horse Territory of the Ochoco National Forest puts the population around 130, but the Forest Service estimates it at closer to 150, Oregon Public Broadcasting ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — The Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan on Sunday celebrated its new state holiday honoring the native Alabay dog breed...
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — The Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan on Sunday celebrated its new state holiday honoring the native Alabay dog breed...
In the midst of south London's hustle and bustle, only a 10-minute walk from a subway station, is a school where children are encouraged to horse around...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Agency of Agriculture is recommending that the state's horse owners take certain precautions with their animals after a horse in Alburgh tested positive for COLUMBIA FALLS, Mont. (AP) — State wildlife commissioners have banned motorized watercraft from a lake near Glacier National Park in northwestern Montana at the request of residents worried about growing pressures from people moving into the area...
COLUMBIA FALLS, Mont. (AP) — State wildlife commissioners have banned motorized watercraft from a lake near Glacier National Park in northwestern Montana at the request of residents worried about growing pressures from people moving into the area...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a 54-year-old Reno man they say killed a horse on his property to prevent animal control officers from seizing the malnourished animal...
CLOUDCROFT, N.M. (AP) — An animal advocacy group is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of those responsible for the deaths of five horses found in southern New Mexico...
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Management is accepting public comments through the end of April on plans to remove some 3,500 wild horses from public land in southwestern Wyoming...