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Old souls and good horses

Jul. 21, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

EVERGREEN, Miss. (AP) — There's a speckled hen with a few newborn baby chicks scratching around in Pat Huddleston's yard. They don't cower when his squirrel dogs come near, almost appearing to keep one another company. The cast of critters are all a part of Huddleston's simple, country life. Although he...

New Mexico warns of blister-causing livestock virus

Jul. 17, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials are warning horse owners to take precautions to keep their animals from contracting a virus that causes blister-like sores on the mouths of infected animals. The state livestock board says vesicular stomatitis cases have been confirmed in Valencia, Sandoval,...

Colorado confirms more than 2 dozen cases of animal virus

Jul. 16, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado officials are asking ranchers to report sick animals after a disease that primarily affects horses and cattle has been confirmed in the state. The state Department of Agriculture has confirmed more than two dozen cases of the vesicular stomatitis virus as of last week. Department...

Lethal measures off table for controlling wild horse herds

Jul. 11, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Trump administration will not pursue lethal measures such as euthanasia or selling horses for slaughter to deal with what officials say is an ecological and fiscal crisis caused by too many wild horses on rangelands in the U.S. West, an official said Thursday. U.S. Bureau of Land...

Officials examine ways to limit wild horse population growth

Jul. 10, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — There are too many wild horses on public lands, a federal official said Wednesday, and potential solutions include new sterilization methods, aggressive adoption efforts and holding more horses in corrals. Acting Wild Horse and Burro Program Division Chief Bruce Rittenhouse of the U.S....

Feds aim to corral 800 wild horses from eastern Nevada range

Jul. 8, 2019 11:42 PM EDT

ELY, Nev. (AP) — Federal officials say they plan to begin rounding up as many as 800 wild horses from vast range in eastern Nevada to reduce what land managers call damaging overpopulation. The Bureau of Land Management says the operation is scheduled to begin Tuesday in a public land study area known as...

AP PHOTOS: Fear, glory for Spain's mounted bullfighters

Jul. 8, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

NOAIN, Spain (AP) — Of all the traditions surrounding the world of bullfighting, the "rejoneo" — mounted bullfighting — is among the least understood. Those who love it consider it a skilled art form. Others see it as a cruel and bloody crime for the sake of entertainment. Some also believe...

North Dakota sees 1st case of horse disease this season

Jul. 1, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota is reporting is first case of a disease that strikes horses this season. The North Dakota Department of Agriculture said Monday a horse has confirmed positive for the neurologic disease associated with equine herpesvirus-1, or EHV-1. The horse is receiving veterinary care...

W.Va. woman combines helping others with passion for horses

Jun. 29, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — On May 31, Rebecca Flanagan worked her last day at the U.S. Department of Agriculture after 15 years of doing what she had believed would be her dream job. Flanagan spent most of her childhood in the countryside of western Harrison County and enjoyed being outside. "I wanted to...

Tampa Bay horse tours leave poop in water

Jun. 23, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — You can spot the horses from far away, little dots out in the water of Tampa Bay. Drive south on Interstate 275 toward Sarasota on a weekday morning or a pleasant Saturday and they're probably there, splashing around in a single file line off the North Skyway Bridge Park. Up close, it's...