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  • Five teens arrested in theft of injured horses

    April 16, 2017 4:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities say five Louisiana teenagers were arrested on suspicion of stealing two horses that appeared to be physically abused. The state Department of Agriculture and Forestry said in a statement that the five teens are from St. Landry Parish and range from 13 to 16 years old.... more »
  • 19 horses killed when semi driver from La. flips rig

    March 2, 2017 5:00 PM

    GREENVILLE, Mississippi - A man from Louisiana was behind the wheel of a horse rig when it overturned, killing more than a dozen livestock in Mississippi. KNOE TV reported the driver is from Bastrop, Louisiana. Bastrop is in the Monroe area. The driver survived the crash, the TV station... more »
  • Virus found at New Orleans Fair Grounds Racetrack

    December 29, 2016 9:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State agriculture officials say they've confirmed a case of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy, an often deadly neurological disease spread by horse-to-horse contact, at the New Orleans Fair Grounds Racetrack. The Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry, in a news release Wednesday, said a 2-year-old thoroughbred gelding reportedly developed... more »
  • Texas group to save Fort Polk horses

    December 10, 2016 12:28 PM

    FORT POLK - A Texas animal welfare group has stepped forward to take in hundreds of horses that roam Fort Polk in hopes of saving their lives. The Humane Society of North Texas is relocating nearly 400 horses from the Vernon Parish Army post to its location in Decatur, Texas.... more »
  • Alabama horse sanctuary to shelter horses caught in flood

    August 30, 2016 9:39 AM

    DOTHAN - A horse sanctuary in Alabama is looking to come to the aid of a pair of horses that were stranded by recent historic flooding in south Louisiana. Lori Dawkins of the Wiregrass Horse Rescue & Sanctuary in Dothan says the horses will be brought to the Alabama... more »
  • Have horse experience? Volunteers needed at Lamar Dixon shelter

    August 17, 2016 4:12 PM

    GONZALES - Volunteers are needed at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales where many residents of Ascension Parish have brought their animals along after flooding displaced them from their homes. The expo center made emergency stalls available for horses that were displaced during the storm, and extra volunteers... more »
  • Nyquist sweeps to Derby to stay unbeaten

    May 7, 2016 9:54 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - It's Nyquist! Nyquist stormed into the lead on the turn for home and won the Kentucky Derby to become just the eighth undefeated horse to win the Run for the Roses. With his 1 ¼-length win over Exaggerator on Saturday, Nyquist ran his unbeaten record to 8... more »
  • 2 more horses rescued, vet to do health screen on starved animals

    February 2, 2016 11:32 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - Tuesday, a veterinarian will conduct a health screening on horses suffering from starvation that were rescued by Iberville Parish Animal Control. Recently in separate cases, three horses starved to death and two others were found in poor health. At least three different people are facing animal cruelty... more »
  • 3 horses die of starvation, multiple owners face charges Play Video

    February 1, 2016 5:21 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - Three horses are dead after parish workers said they starved to death last week across Iberville Parish. At least three different people are facing animal cruelty charges. In one case a horse was in such bad shape it had to be euthanised. In two other cases, horses... more »
  • Residents worried after two horses gunned down Play Video

    March 20, 2015 4:36 PM

    BERTRANDVILLE - Horse owners in the small Assumption Parish community of Bertrandville said they're standing guard after someone shot and killed two horses earlier this week. "Right now I feel like all horses are in danger now until they find out who done did that," said Clifford Harris. ... more »
  • Reward offered for leads in horse shootings

    March 19, 2015 1:43 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies asked for the public's help tracking down whoever killed two horses at an Assumption Parish home this week. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said the horses were shot Wednesday afternoon at a Napoleonville home. Deputies said both horses had been shot multiple times, and one had to... more »
  • LSU student hopes to save horses with prosthetics Play Video

    September 26, 2014 6:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A horse with a prosthetic leg is blazing a trail for research at LSU that could save other horses' lives one day. LSU vet student Niki Marie Hansen wants to make the first implanted prosthetic for horses. Her test subject, "Molly", currently uses a traditional fitted... more »
  • Mayoral candidate faces animal cruelty charges Play Video

    March 14, 2014 5:52 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Mayoral candidate Larry Bell is out of jail after he was arrested for one count of animal cruelty recently. Four of Larry Bell's horses were taken by West Baton Rouge Animal Control almost two weeks ago. Richard Summers with WBAC says this is an ongoing problem... more »
  • Racehorses die in fire near La. Downs

    August 1, 2013 8:16 PM

    BOSSIER CITY- As many as two-dozen racehorses died in a barn fire near north Louisiana's Louisiana Downs racetrack Thursday night. Firefighters said a barn at Wraparound Farms burned to the ground with horses inside. KTBS TV, the ABC affiliate for the area, reported that when emergency crews arrived the... more »
  • Authorities report horses hit on highways

    April 23, 2013 9:33 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Emergency responders worked two crash scenes involving horses on highways Tuesday night. The first, on Hwy. 42 near Hwy. 63, killed a horse and injured the person driving a vehicle that was involved in the wreck. Shortly after that incident, Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies used social media... more »
  • Report: 34 horses rescued

    February 15, 2013 10:23 PM

    HAMMOND- More than two-dozen horses have been rescued from areas of Tangipahoa Parish. Activists told ActionNews17.com , the horses were abused and neglected. Randy Stegall, Humane Society president, told the website there could be more cases. If you would like to help, contact Hammond Veterinary Services or... more »
  • Horses coming from Ill. must be checked for virus

    January 8, 2013 2:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's agriculture commissioner says any horse coming into Louisiana from Illinois must have a health certificate showing that in the last 30 days it hasn't been at Hawthorne Race Course, where nearly 70 horses have tested positive for a very contagious and potentially lethal virus. The Department of... more »

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