22 Horses Positive For Piroplasmosis in Tennessee

Three Middle Tennessee counties have been quarantined because of an equine piroplasmosis outbreak. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is investigating the cases in Bedford, Williamson and Rutherford counties. The blood parasite has affected 22 horses and is typically transmitted through infected ticks, but it can also be spread through between horses through the use of […]

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Potomac Horse Fever And Strangles Confirmed In TN

Potomac Horse Fever has been confirmed in a horse in Davidson County, TN. Caused by a bacteria that is carried by freshwater snails, PHF can causes fever, diarrhea and colic; it can be deadly. It is not transmitted between horses. Strangles was also confirmed in four horses at a private facility in Shelby County, Tenn. […]

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West Nile Virus And Equine Infectious Anemia Found In TN

The Tennessee State Veterinarian has announced three new cases of horses infected with West Nile Virus (WNV) and Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA). Horses in Davidson and Knox Counties recently tested positive for West Nile Virus; a horse in Bedford County tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia. Both of these blood diseases are not passed directly […]

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Knoxville Trailer Crash Kills 10 Horses

An incident in Knoxvillle, TN resulted in the death of 10 horses on Sunday, reports thehorse.com. According to the police report, a semi-trailer hauling 30 horses was unable to stop when a second semi-trailer merged into its lane on I-40 trying to avoid a merging flatbed. While neither of the drivers was injured, eight of […]

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17 Racing Quarter Horses In Tennessee Test Positive For Piroplasmosis

In middle Tennessee, 17 racing Quarter Horses tested positive for Equine Piroplasmosis, according to newschannel5.com. EP is a blood parasite affecting horses, which in the early stages causes weakness, lack of appetite, swollen limbs and labored breathing. Those surviving the acute phase of EP may be carriers of the disease for a long time. Occasionally […]

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Tennessee: Long Dormant Racing Industry May Make A Comeback

In the 19th century, Tennessee was the home of a thriving Thoroughbred industry, one that rivaled that of neighboring Kentucky. There were several racetracks and farms spread throughout Tennessee, and such luminaries as Andrew Jackson bred and raced horses there. In 1905, state legislators passed a law that made betting on horse racing illegal. As a result, numerous farms […]

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A Tennessee Horse Has A House For Sale

A 20-acre farm in Sardis, Tenn., is being sold by owner—four-legged owner, that is. The aptly named Willie Neighson has become the point of contact for the 1,140-square-foot 1940s home that is currently for sale. Willie even has a blog to introduce himself to the world and to encourage people to learn more about the […]

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The Write Stuff: Essay Contest Will Determine New Owner of Equestrian Lodge

Interested in owning your own business, but don’t have the funds to get it off the ground? Jim and Claudia Barker are offering the chance to win theirs: Big South Fork Lodge. A short essay of 300 words or less and $200 might help you win the business of your dreams. A working equine lodge […]

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Tennessee Passes Statewide Animal Abuser Registry Legislation

Tennessee has approved legislation creating a statewide registry aimed at preventing those convicted of animal abuse to be able to re-offend. The registry will list hose convicted of aggravated animal assault, felony animal fighting, and bestiality offenses. It will list the offender’s full name and photo for two years; if they are convicted again, they […]

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