Tag: horses

Control mosquito population to protect horses, people

Mosquito season has begun, although with cooler than normal temperatures in many parts of the state, activity is still light.


It’s the time of year to think about vaccinating horses

Mosquito season will begin soon in Virginia. That means it’s time to start thinking about vaccinating your horses against mosquito-borne illnesses.


Horse owners urged to check with veterinarians now regarding vaccinations

Mosquito season will begin soon in Virginia and has already begun in some areas. That means it’s time to start thinking about vaccinating your horses against mosquito-borne illnesses such as West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).


Ayotte, Warner reintroduce legislation in Senate to prevent horse soring

U.S. Sens. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Mark Warner (D-VA) today reintroduced legislation to protect horses from the abusive practice known as soring – in which show horse trainers apply blistering or burning agents, lacerations, sharp objects, or other substances or devices to a horse’s limb to intentionally make each step painful, forcing a horse to perform an exaggerated high-stepping gait that is rewarded in show rings.


Ride with Pride benefit on Sunday

A bingo benefit for Ride with Pride will be held at the Verona Moose Lodge on Sunday March 15, 2015 from 2pm to 4pm.