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  • Vaccinate horses, La. official says

    April 29, 2013 8:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain is advising horse owners to vaccinate their animals for eastern equine encephalitis and west Nile virus as mosquito season kicks in. Strain said authorities have not found cases of either disease so far this year in sweeps across the state.... more »
  • Vet: horses need encephalitis vaccination

    September 3, 2012 4:58 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Lake Charles veterinarian says he has seen more than a dozen cases of Eastern equine encephalitis in the past three weeks - and the only horses that are still alive are the two that were vaccinated. Ted Shope of South Bayou Animal Hospital tells... more »
  • Horse Trainers Speak Out After Their Horses Tested Positive for Dermorphin

    July 11, 2012 7:21 PM

    After a full-scale investigation, the Louisiana Racing Commission suspended nine Louisiana trainers for six months, after 11 racehorses tested positive for dermorphin. Dermorphin is 40 times more powerful than morphine, causing horses to run faster without feeling any pain. Horse trainer Anthony Agilar says his veterinarian told him the... more »
  • Horses and Harmony

    March 22, 2011 9:06 AM

    Event Name - Horses and Harmony Organization - Opelousas - St. Landry Chamber of Commerce Event Place - Copper Crowne Equestrian Center located at 5180 Hwy. 182 S., in Opelousas Event Date - Wednesday, April 6, 2011 Event Time - 6-9 PM Event Phone Number... more »
  • How Horses Are Helping U.S. Soldiers With P.T.S.D

    November 11, 2010 7:12 PM

    HORSES aren't magical but they are doing work that might make them seem that way. It's called Equine Assisted Psychoterapy, or E.A.P. It has horses helping soldiers returning from war in Iraq and Afghanistan cope with life. Bill Langford of Carencro returned from military service in Vietnam 39 years... more »

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