Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has recognized Wes Montooth of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture with the Governor’s Excellence in Service Award. The biannual award recognizes outstanding state employees who elevate the way Tennessee State Government delivers services.
Nashville, TN – Despite the cooler temperatures, mosquitoes are still active in Tennessee. The state veterinarian is confirming a case of mosquito-borne West Nile virus (WNV) in a horse in Robertson County.
Mosquitoes transmit WNV. Sick horses cannot directly infect humans or other horses.
Clarksville, TN – The motorcycle community is reeling this weekend after the news of a horrific accident that killed seven bikers in Randolph, New Hampshire. The victims were members of the Jarheads Motorcycle Club which is comprised of former and active duty U.S. Marines.
Witnesses and First Responders said it was one of the most devastating accident scenes they had ever seen. I’m not going to recount the details of the accident, as you can read all about it here.
When I first read the story, my heart just sank. My emotions went from anger to sadness in a matter of minutes. I think we all felt the same way, as we once again were reminded of the dangers of this lifestyle that we love so much.
Nashville, TN – A case of equine infectious anemia (EIA) has been reported in West Tennessee according to the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.
A horse stabled at a farm in Shelby County recently tested positive for EIA.
Tennessee Department of Agriculture
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee State Veterinarian is advising all horse owners to be alert as Potomac horse fever has been confirmed in a horse in Davidson County, Tennessee.
Freshwater snails are the source of the bacteria that causes Potomac horse fever. Horses may be exposed when drinking from creeks or rivers, and can then suffer from colic, fever, and diarrhea. Potomac horse fever has not been found to directly transmit from horse to horse.
Clarksville Police Department
Clarksville, TN – About 8:00am Thursday morning, June 7th, 2018 Clarksville Police Officers responded to an unusual call for service. The call came in as Buggy vs Mailboxes.
When CPD Officer Kurtich arrived on scene, he found the call was not overstated, dramatic, or fictitious. A woman was the driver of a horse with buggy down Suiter Road when the horse got spooked for an unknown reason, and took off running wildly.
Nashville, TN – With unseasonably warm weather persisting well into the fall, mosquito-borne illnesses remain a serious health threat for horses in Tennessee.
A horse in Dyer County and a horse in Gibson County both recently tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV).
A horse in Chester County has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).
Sick horses cannot directly infect people with WNV or EEE.
Nashville, TN – A horse in West Tennessee has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a virus that can be fatal for horses and humans. The Tennessee Departments of Agriculture and Health are advising citizens to take precautions to protect themselves and their livestock.
Mosquitoes transmit EEE. Humans cannot contract these viral infections directly from infected horses. However, mosquito-borne diseases do pose a public health risk.
Clarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.
Some of the events in November at the Museum are: 4th Annual Laying Low, Family Fun Day: A Big Thank You to the Train Crew, Art & Lunch: Gallery Talk with Eric Hansen, November in the Children’s Room: Horses, and Equine themed exhibits.
Fort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell Riding Stables is reaching out to people who are thinking about or who have recently purchased a horse. There are a lot of things to consider when you own a horse.
The Stables is offering Horse Care Clinics in three segments: basic, intermediate and advanced. These clinics will walk you through the process of buying a horse, signs to watch for, the basic care needs of your new horse, common illnesses, and the exercise and routines that horses require. «Read the rest of this article»
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