Keyword: Kentucky Department of Agriculture

  • The first load of horses leave a farm in Mercer County with the Department of Agriculture following

    State, Borells Clash Over Horses' Ownership

    State and local officials have filed a lawsuit seeking the 43 horses determined to be abandoned in June at a Mercer County farm to rule that the horses are owned by Mercer County Fiscal Court, not Charles and Maria Borell.

  • The Mercer County farm where 43 horses were allegedly abandoned

    Probe Into Abandoned Horses Continues

    A day after 43 charges of second-degree animal cruelty were filed against Charles Borell and his trainer daughter Maria, investigators with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture continued to work on identifying and locating owners of the horses.

  • Maria Borell, left, and Chuck Borell

    Borells Charged With Animal Cruelty

    Officials with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture on June 29 charged Charles "Chuck" and Maria Borell with 43 counts of second-degree cruelty to animals in connection with the abandonment of horses in Central Kentucky.

  • A for sale sign at the front entrance of the Mercer County, Ky. farm where starving horses are located

    Kentucky Neglect Case Under Investigation

    As authorities worked to see who is responsible for a case of neglected horses in Central Kentucky, individuals within the horse industry are marshaling forces to help ensure the care of the animals and make attempts to have the horses relocated.

  • Horses Added to 'Kentucky Proud' Program

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture, the Kentucky Equine Education Project, and the Kentucky Horse Council announced Oct. 6 that horses have been added to the "Kentucky Proud" program.

  • State Waives Keeneland Testing Requirement

    Keeneland buyers and consigners should note that the Kentucky Department of Agriculture has waived the requirement for equine piroplasmosis testing for horses entered in Keeneland's 2011 January horses of all ages sale.

  • PHF Disesase Did Not Originate at Keeneland

    Kentucky Department of Agriculture officials have concluded a recent case of Potomac Horse Fever that was diagnosed in a horse at Keeneland was not contracted or introduced to the horse while he was stabled on the grounds.

  • Details Revealed on KY CEM Case

    State and federal agriculture officials announced Dec. 16 that a Quarter Horse stallion standing at stud in Kentucky has tested positive for contagious equine metritis.

  • Kentucky, Mexico Team on Equine Industry

    An agreement signed March 10 will enable horsemen from Kentucky and Mexico to share knowledge and resources and set up commercial and technical exchanges to improve both equine industries.

  • Trainer Al Stall's barn at Churchill Downs was released from quarantine Tuesday by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

    Quarantine Lifted for Half of Barn at Churchill Downs

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has lifted a quarantine order for half of barn 47 at Churchill Downs, which was placed under quarantine Oct. 26 after a was found to be infected with equine herpesvirus.

  • Kentucky lawmaker Tom Buford seeks to create a registry of sellers.

    Slaughter Bill Introduced in Kentucky

    Sen. Tom Buford has introduced a bill that would ban horse slaughter for human consumption in the state of Kentucky and create a registry of those who knowingly sold horses destined for slaughter.

  • Ellis Park Barn Released From Quarantine

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has released the quarantine of barn 9 at Ellis Park following a third round of negative test results for the equine bacterial disease known as strangles.

  • Last of Asmussen Horses Out Of Quarantine

    Test results on the last three horses remaining in equine herpes virus quarantine at Churchill Downs found that all traces of the virus are gone from their systems and all three have been cleared to rejoin the general horse population at the track.

  • Third Barn Cleared for Training at Churchill Downs

    Horses stabled in the third Churchill Downs barn placed under quarantine by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture because of confirmed cases of equine herpes virus have been cleared to return to the track for limited training.

  • Churchill Barns Allowed to Resume Training

    Horses stabled in a second Churchill Downs barn placed under quarantine by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture because of confirmed cases of equine herpes virus at the track will be allowed to return to limited training on May 23.

  • Equine Herpes Virus Confirmed at Churchill

    Officials with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture said Thursday that test results have confirmed that horses that have fallen ill in three quarantined barns at Churchill Downs are suffering from equine herpes virus.

  • Churchill Lifts Ban on Florida Horses; Some Restrictions Remain

    Churchill Downs has ended its halt to shipments of horses from three Florida facilities where possible cases of the equine bacterial disease strangles had been reported, although restrictions remain for horses that have been housed in quarantined or restricted barns at those tracks and training centers.

  • Strangles Report Shows Decline in Cases

    The number of confirmed cases of the equine disease known as strangles has declined and there is no evidence that the disease has spread, results of a second round of tests performed on horses quarantined in a pair of barns at Churchill Downs' Trackside Louisville training center show.

  • Kentucky Alters Rules in Connection With VS Cases

    Kentucky has altered it regulations concerning vesicular stomatitis in the wake of new cases in Colorado. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture issued a release July 6 that said animals at three properties in Las Animas County and one property in Douglas County have been diagnosed with VS.

  • Dean: Kentucky Diagnostic Lab Needs Assistance

    The dean of the College of Agriculture at the University of Kentucky told several Kentucky lawmakers the school's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center is overburdened and under-funded.

  • Quarantine Lifted on Turfway Park Horses

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture will release the quarantine placed on Barn 15 at Turfway Park as of 12:01 a.m. Saturday (April 5). The 80-horse barn was placed in quarantine after three horses tested positive for equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) on March 18.

  • Kentucky Seeks Economic Impact Study

    No one in Kentucky knows exactly how many horses or farms make up what is now the state's number one agricultural industry, but the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, in partnership with some of the state's equine leaders, hopes to change that.

  • Kentucky Clinics Report Slowdown in MRLS Cases

    In a letter to state veterinarians, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture reported that no equines brought to area clinics in a 72-hour period that ended the morning of May 16 had symptoms consistent with mare reproductive loss syndrome.

  • KDA Signs Provide Safety Reminders

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has made recommendations to farmers to reduce the spread of disease and to limit the risk of agro-terrorism.

  • Kentucky Breeding Regulations Amended

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture filed emergency regulations regarding testing procedures for contagious equine metritis (CEM) to be followed when breeding an imported mare in the state. These regulations require an extra pre-breeding swab of the endometrium, and will allow a stallion covering an imported mare to be treated and returned to service rather than waiting the previous 12-hour mandatory rest period.

  • International Mare Owners Not Worried By MRLS

    Preliminary data from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture shows that, following required quarantine and testing of imported horses, approximately 205 overseas Thoroughbred mares were received in the state in 2001 compared with 248 mares 2000. Exact totals will be available in a few weeks.