Saturday, January 09, 2010

Climate change poses "serious risk" for UK horses | Horsetalk [1/10/10] - International horse news
Climate change could pose a serious risk to Britain's horse population, according to researchers at the University of Reading.

The study for The Horse Trust highlights the danger of the spread of the highly contagious African Horse Sickness, caused by a species of biting midge from the sub Sahara.
Britain's big freeze sees spike in welfare cases | Horsetalk [same website, same date as the above article] - International horse news
The number of welfare cases reported has surged during Britain's current cold snap and the British Horse Society is urging owners to take a few simple steps to keep their horses happy and healthy.

"We have received huge numbers of calls to our welfare line reporting horses in distress," said welfare senior executive Lee Hackett.
Dallas area records lowest temperature in 14 years | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Latest News
Temperatures early Saturday morning dropped to 13 degrees, just one degree higher than the record low of 12 degrees set in 1962 and 1977, National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Harris said. It hadn’t been so cold since 1996.

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