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 […]

Time to Ride Challenge

The 2017 Time to Ride and Challenge is operated by the American Horse Council’s Marketing Alliance, over twenty organizations that have committed to grow the horse industry cooperatively. The Time To Ride Challenge has proven to be a successful grassroots competition that challenges and awards stables, associations, clubs, shows, exhibits and equine businesses (called “hosts”) […]

Wild Horse & Burro Adoption Event in Lumberton, North Carolina

News Release Southeastern States District Office, MS For Additional Information: Shayne Banks, 601-919-4652                 Wild Horse & Burro Adoption Event in Lumberton, North Carolina The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a wild horse and burro adoption event in Lumberton, North Carolina, on April 21-22, 2017.  The two-day event at the Southeastern NC AG […]

Horse Feed Referendum Passes

The North Carolina Horse Council Board of Directors wishes to thank all horse owners and enthusiaists for their support in passing the 2017 Horse Feed Referendum. The vote was overwhelmingly positive! Oh what we can do in the next 10 years! With this additional financial support the NCHC will be providing: Increased grant funding Stronger support […]