Clarksville, TN – As the weekend came to a close, it was bright and early on Monday morning. Today was the day we would arrive at the 79th Annual Sturgis Rally. The last couple of days had been uncharted territory for me, and arriving at THE largest motorcycle rally in the world would be another first.
We continued along I-90, a stretch of highway we had become all too familiar with, and our first stop would be the Badlands National Park.
The Badlands gets it’s name honestly.
Clarksville, TN – Parents want their children to be healthy and productive in life. To give their kids every opportunity to excel. Whether it’s in sports or academics.
I’ve seen a lot of young people in Clarksville use sports as a vehicle to advance their education. Baseball, football, soccer, tennis and golf are typically the activities you see kids participating in. But, rodeo?
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports that the state veterinarian’s office is investigating an outbreak of Equine Piroplasmosis (EP) in a group of racing Quarter Horses in Middle Tennessee.
Twenty-two horses have tested positive for EP in five locations within Bedford County, Rutherford County, and Williamson County. The horses are all under quarantine and being treated.
Tennessee Department of Agriculture
Nashville, TN – The State Veterinarian has announced that several horses returning from out-of-state events have been sickened by equine influenza virus (EIV) in Tennessee.
Equine influenza is highly contagious, and the virus is spread by contaminated stable equipment and infected, coughing horses.
Tennessee Department of Agriculture
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture says the state veterinarian is advising horse owners of four cases of equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Middle Tennessee.
Staff at the C.E. Kord Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory tested blood samples and determined that four horses stabled at a farm in Rutherford County were positive for EIA. Those horses were euthanized. Six other horses at the same farm tested negative, but will remain in quarantine until they can be tested a second time.
Tennessee State Veterinarian reports West Nile Virus and Equine Infectious Anemia detected in Tennessee
Horse Owners Urged to Take Precautions
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee state veterinarian has announced three new cases of horses sickened by viruses that infect the blood.
A horse in Davidson County and a horse in Knox County recently tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). A horse in Bedford County tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA). Sick horses cannot directly infect people with WNV or EIA.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee veterinarian’s office is investigating an outbreak of Equine Piroplasmosis (EP) in a group of racing Quarter Horses in Tennessee.
EP is a blood parasite that affects equines. Although it can be transmitted through infected ticks, today it is more commonly spread by blood and blood products through the sharing of needles, syringes or improperly cleaned and disinfected dental, tattoo, surgical or blood product equipment between infected and uninfected horses.
People Urged to Eliminate Standing Water, Take Precautions during Outdoor Activities
The WNV case involves a resident of Shelby County who is now recovering.
Clarksville, TN – On Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 at 1:41pm, an Officer from the Clarksville Police Department observed a foal hanging from a tree on the 2000 block of Whitfield Road. Officer Lisa Reed wrote a continuation about this call.
She spoke with the UT Montgomery County Agricultural Agent, and on Thursday, March 13th, 2014, he met her at the property where the horses are located. The agent said that the white mare with brown spots is in poor condition and emaciated.
Clarksville, TN – When I woke up this morning, I had forgotten that the Veteran’s Day parade was being held today. You see, I teach beginning digital photography for the Community School of the Arts (CSA) on Saturday mornings, and as I was nearing Austin Peay, I saw that 8th Street and College Streets were blocked and still didn’t realize what was going on. I had to detour to get to my class and so did all of my students.
When we got to the classroom we discussed the parade and what a fabulous learning experience it would be for the class. Everyone grabbed their cameras and to the parade we went. All we had to do was walk outside the classroom and we were at the parade with a perfect spot to watch.
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