Oklahoma National Stockyards cowboys assist in gathering cattle displaced
from the Moore tornado. (Courtesy photo.)
Sometimes you just need a cowboy
As recovery efforts for the Moore tornado continue, the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry has had the opportunity to work with and assist both small and large animal owners. JP Fox and his family had several horses and cattle that were displaced by the May 20 storm. Fox and his family along with volunteers were able to locate and herd several of the horses and cattle into a secure pasture that had not been impacted by the storm. However, there were several cattle that had traveled quite a distance from Fox’s property and he asked for assistance in gathering them.
NEWS & NOTES
Heading to a rodeo or horse show? Buying or selling a horse? Be sure to get a brand inspection
This time of year sends many Coloradans outside to enjoy our warm days and cool evenings; horseback riding is often a favorite summer activity and the Colorado Department of Agriculture reminds horse owners that state statutes require a “brand” inspection if they plan on buying, selling or transporting horses. Horse owners may purchase permanent horse travel permits for horses that are shipped frequently more than 75 miles within Colorado or across state lines. This can be a great financial savings since the permit is good for travel purposes for as long as the applicant owns the horse.
Oklahoma tornado relief: How can you help the horses?
Many people were shocked and saddened by the losses of those in Oklahoma who were affected by the recent tornadoes. Eequine Netowrk has decided to help in the way of what they do best, which is to bring credible and researched information to those looking for a way to aid relief efforts.
Support the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act
Recently, veterinarians and U.S. Reps. Kurt Schrader, D-OR, and Ted Yoho, R-FL, introduced H.R. 1528, the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act of 2013 in the US House of Representatives. U.S. Senators Jerry Moran, R-KS and Angus King, I-ME introduced companion legislation to the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act (S. 950) at the end of May. These bipartisan bills would allow veterinarians to legally carry and dispense controlled substances to protect the health and welfare of the nation’s animals and your horses.
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