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Louisiana offers free microchips to identify saddles

May. 07, 2022 10:21 AM EDT

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. Saddle thefts have...

New Mexico governor seeking US disaster status for wildfire

May. 04, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's governor on Tuesday asked President Joe Biden to declare a disaster as firefighters scrambled to clear brush, build fire lines and spray water to keep the largest blaze burning in the U.S. from destroying more homes in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. ...

'Aggressive' Assateague Island horse moved to Texas

May. 03, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

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. Park service...

Goats, geese, chicks: Baby animals help Virginia farm thrive

Apr. 30, 2022 09:06 AM EDT

BRANDY STATION, Va. (AP) — Visitors from near and far have been seeking refuge at a farm in Culpeper County to escape the daily cares and pressures of life. They are coming away joyful. “This is the best thing I’ve been able to do all year,” said Elizabeth Coco of Alexandria...

Flu likely cause of horse deaths at Colorado BLM facility

Apr. 29, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

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...

Disease outbreak kills dozens of wild horses at BLM facility

Apr. 26, 2022 20:22 PM EDT

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...

Eco-activist pleads guilty to slaughterhouse arson

Apr. 21, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

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. Joseph Dibee, 54, pleaded guilty Thursday in Portland, Oregon, to federal arson and conspiracy to commit arson...

Wild horse in NC to be domesticated after tourists took it

Apr. 06, 2022 14:17 PM EDT

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. The foal followed a group of visitors on Shackleford Banks for two...

Revered Lakota horses offer tranquility in treatment program

Mar. 12, 2022 01:03 AM EST

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — The Healing with Horses program under the Great Plains Tribal Leaders Health Board Opioid Response Program offers equine-assisted healing events for Native American youth, adults and families in the Rapid City area. Leadership of the Tribal Opioid Response...

Dozen ponies, dog found dead near Flint after owner's death

Mar. 04, 2022 11:33 AM EST

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. The...