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August 13, 2020 – West Nile Virus in Merced County, CA

Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture Number Confirmed: 1; Age: 17; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 8/7/2020; Clinical Signs: Ataxia, Depression, Dragging hind feet, Fever; Confirmation Date: 8/12/2020; Horse Status: Deceased; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated; Notes: For more information about West Nile Virus go to …

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Making Memories at Royal Ridges – Summer Camp and Horses in Battle Ground, WA

Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) promotes excellence in safety and education by certifying riding instructors, accrediting equine facilities, producing educational conferences, and publishing educational resources.¬†CHA launched a brand-new website this month. Visit www.CHA.Horse for more information.   Royal Ridges Retreat was founded in 1978 by Roy and Jean Anderson, a couple …

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August 5, 2020 – Strangles in Clark County, WA

Source: Washington State Department of Agriculture Number Confirmed:¬†1; Number Exposed:¬†2; Age:¬†5;¬†Gender:¬†Gelding;¬†Breed:¬†Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs:¬†7/21/2020; Clinical Signs:¬†Submandibular Swelling;¬†Confirmation Date:¬†7/29/2020; Horse Status:¬†Affected And Alive;¬†Vaccination Status:¬†Unvaccinated; Notes:¬†A farm in Clark County has been placed under an official quarantine after a horse has tested positive for Strangles. Fifteen additional horses are …

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August 4, 2020 – EHV-Neurologic in Imperial County, CA

Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture Number Confirmed: 1; Number Exposed: 3; Age: 1; Gender: Mare; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 7/28/2020; Clinical Signs: Fever, Bilateral Severe Pelvic Limb Rigidity; Confirmation Date: 8/3/2020; Horse Status: Deceased; Vaccination Status: Vaccinated; Notes: While the most common causative agent …

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August 3, 2020 – West Nile Virus in Stanislaus County, CA

Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture Number Confirmed:¬†1; Age:¬†2;¬†Gender:¬†Stallion;¬†Breed:¬†Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs:¬†7/28/2020; Clinical Signs:¬†Falling, Hind limb ataxia, forelimb ataxia, knuckling;¬†Confirmation Date:¬†8/3/2020; Horse Status:¬†Recovering; Vaccination Status:¬†Unvaccinated; Notes:¬†None; ¬†For more information go to:¬†https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet_WNV.pdf   All information is sourced from¬† http://equinediseasecc.org/alerts/outbreaks PressNews from the horse industry. Sharing today’s information …

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2020 All American Quarter Horse Congress Has Been Cancelled

COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio Quarter Horse Association regretfully announces the cancellation of the 2020 All American Quarter Horse Congress, scheduled for September 29 – October 25. The uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic simply prevents safely moving forward in Columbus, Ohio. The well-being of our workers, exhibitors and attendees is …

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Choose the Best Boarding Facility – Make a Wish List and Prioritize Management Practices

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One of the things that surprised me when I moved to Western Washington from the High Plains was how many people board their horses. With housing and land values so high, unless you have a six-figure plus income, it‚Äôs almost impossible to afford enough land to keep a horse (or …

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The Oregon Horse Council Launches New Website with Improved Features

After 10 years, the Oregon Horse Council is excited to release an all new website.¬† The site is designed to be flexible, mobile-friendly, and able to grow with the organization to meet the needs of the users.   ‚ÄúOHC serves all equestrians state-wide, and beyond, and our website is the …

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