Month: May 2011

Parelli Produces Video on Equine Herpes Virus

Linda Parelli talks with Dr. Dwight Hooten, DVM Linda sat down with Dr. Dwight Hooten, DVM to learn more about the EHV-1 outbreak in the U.S. and get his recommendations for protecting our horses from risk. What are the symptoms? What should every horse owner know? What precautions […]

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Equine Advocacy Proves It Has Clout

(In my most Humble Opinion) by R.T. Fitch ~ Author/Director of HfH Advisory Council Collective Honesty Wins Big for the Horses and Burros I had intended to give you a few Sunday jollies by sharing some of the ludicrous and spiteful hate mail that has come my way […]

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Wild Horse & Burro Advocates Win One in Nevada

We can celebrate. Unexpected and confusing news here, but certainly welcome. The Senate Committee covered their tails politically from all directions with their decision, but the result was good. Senator Manendo wrote a letter of his own and had it read into the record. The basics of his letter stated that he is concerned about unintended consequences, conflicting testimonies and confusion. He suggested sending this on to the Public Lands Counsel or other appropriate interim committee. Sen. Rhodes spoke up saying that it belongs in Public Land Counsel. Manendo directed the Legal Counsel Bureau to investigate fully. He also directed the PLC to work with all sides – work together and come to an agreement. If that doesn’t work, they can bring it up again in the 2013 legislative session. The Committee voted to accept Manendo’s recommendation.

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Wild Horses in Nevada Catch a Break

Update: SFTHH has just received a phone call that the Nevada Legislators did not pass the controversial bill AB329 which would have stripped wild horses and burros of their “wildlife” classification and left them without access to water in the one of the country’s most arid states.

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Who Will Cry for Me?

He came to us because our vet asked us to pick him up. Nothing unusual about the call – a horse down, unable to rise. We’re used to those calls, and the ranch crew responded quickly and with practiced perfection. In a short time the horse, a young gelding, was on the Emergency Glide at the barn as the crew started hooking him up to the Anderson Sling.

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Equine Herpes Virus Scare Spreads

Being both an Equine Advocate and a responsible horse owner I cannot help but keep an eye on the spreading news story regarding the outbreak of Equine Herpes Virus that occurred in Utah last week. Since that time there have been reports from the bulk of the western states, including Texas, and even up into Canada of infected horses being diagnosed but one may wonder if the news media may be driving this alleged “outbreak” harder than the reality of the situation.

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