Trail Challenge Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the High Point Awards for the Trail Horse Challenge for 2017. The die hard competitors came to Lumberton despite the cold and wet weather for the finale of the 2017 season. The NCHC wants to thank the judges and everyone who participated in the 2017 Series. High Point Winners In […]

2018 Memberships Available

The NCHC is now accepting memberships for 2018 whether you are joining for the first time or renewing.  The NCHC website offers a secure on-line payment option.  You can also print a membership application to return with your payment.  Don’t forget to add the liability insurance to your membership for added peace of mind. All […]

Board of Director Nominees

Listed below are the nominees for the Board of Directors. An election will be held at the Annual Membership meeting on November 1, 2017. This meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Hunt Horse Complex in Raleigh beginning at 7 p.m. Michael Boucher: Incumbent. Region: Central I have been riding […]

Equine infectious anemia found in mule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FRIDAY, AUG. 25, 2017 CONTACT: Dr. Michael Neault, director of livestock health programs NCDA&CS Veterinary Division 919-707-3250 Equine infectious anemia found in mule RALEIGH –A 14-year-old female mule in Johnston County has contracted equine infectious anemia. The disease was discovered through a routine blood test by the N.C. Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in […]

State sees first EEE case of the year – Equine owners encouraged to vaccinate animals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THURSDAY, AUG. 3, 2017 CONTACT: Dr. Mike Neault, Director of Livestock Health Programs NCDA&CS Veterinary Division 919-707-3250 State sees first EEE case of the year Equine owners encouraged to vaccinate animals RALEIGH – A 16-year-old paint horse in Cabarrus County has died after contracting Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis. EEE is a mosquito-borne disease […]

Suspect West Nile Virus

Good morning everyone. NCDA&CS Veterinary Division completed an investigation that began when a veterinarian called to report a suspected West Nile Virus (WNV) in Harnett County. The horse is 12-years-old, has been owned by its current owner for the past six (6) months and has no known vaccination history. The horse had intermittent circling and […]

Troxler encourages horse owners to vaccinate against EEE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2017 CONTACT: Dr. Mike Neault, director of livestock health programs NCDA&CS Veterinary Division 919-707-3250 Troxler encourages horse owners to vaccinate against EEE Mosquito-borne disease usually deadly to horses, donkeys, mules RALEIGH – Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler is encouraging North Carolina horse owners to have their animals vaccinated against Eastern […]