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Dodging the Roadkill: The Sturgis Chronicles – Part 2

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, 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. 

 Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park

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My Two Cents: Cowboy

 

My Two-Cents with Hank BonecutterClarksville, 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?

Eli Bock JR High Nationals Chute Dogging. (James Bock)

Eli Bock JR High Nationals Chute Dogging. (James Bock)

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says 22 Tennessee Horses test positive for Equine Piroplasmosis

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, 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 reports Equine Piroplasmosis Detected in 22 Tennessee Horses.

Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports Equine Piroplasmosis Detected in 22 Tennessee Horses.

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports Equine Influenza Detected in Tennessee Horses

 

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Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, 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.

Equine Influenza Detected in Tennessee Horses

Equine Influenza Detected in Tennessee Horses

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says Four Horses Sickened by EIA in Tennessee

 

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Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, 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.

Three new cases of horses sickened by viruses that infect the blood have been reported in Tennessee. Sick horses cannot directly infect people with West Nile Virus and Equine Infectious Anemia.

Three new cases of horses sickened by viruses that infect the blood have been reported in Tennessee. Sick horses cannot directly infect people with West Nile Virus and Equine Infectious Anemia.

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Tennessee State Veterinarian reports West Nile Virus and Equine Infectious Anemia detected in Tennessee

 

Horse Owners Urged to Take Precautions

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, 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.

Three new cases of horses sickened by viruses that infect the blood have been reported in Tennessee. Sick horses cannot directly infect people with West Nile Virus and Equine Infectious Anemia.

Three new cases of horses sickened by viruses that infect the blood have been reported in Tennessee. Sick horses cannot directly infect people with West Nile Virus and Equine Infectious Anemia.

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports Equine Piroplasmosis Detected in 17 Horses

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, 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.

Equine Piroplasmosis is an acute tick borne disease of Equids (horses, mules, donkeys, and zebras) with a greater than 50% mortality rate.

Equine Piroplasmosis is an acute tick borne disease of Equids (horses, mules, donkeys, and zebras) with a greater than 50% mortality rate.

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Tennessee Department of Health confirms First Human West Nile Virus case of 2014

 

People Urged to Eliminate Standing Water, Take Precautions during Outdoor Activities

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed one human case of West Nile Virus this week, the first human case confirmed in Tennessee in 2014.

The WNV case involves a resident of Shelby County who is now recovering.

Mosquito populations in Tennessee are at their peak May through October. There is no human vaccine for West Nile Virus; therefore, Tennesseans are urged to take preventive measures to avoid being bitten by infected mosquitoes.

Mosquito populations in Tennessee are at their peak May through October. There is no human vaccine for West Nile Virus; therefore, Tennesseans are urged to take preventive measures to avoid being bitten by infected mosquitoes.

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Clarksville Police charge Timothy Decent with Animal Cruelty

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, 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.

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Veteran’s Day Parade Through the Photographers Eyes

 

Veterans DayClarksville, 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.

2012 Veterans Day Parade.

2012 Veterans Day Parade.

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