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As a horse owner, it is essential that you work with your community to ensure that a system is in place to handle animals in a significant disaster. The 2014 UC Davis Horse Report describes three ways to develop a disaster plan.
Flooding can be dangerous not only for horses but for ranchers and their employees as well. This pamphlet describes actions equine owners can take to prepare, respond, and recover from flooding events.
If severe weather threatens a portion of the electric system, it may be necessary for PG&E to turn off electricity in the interest of public safety. PG&E has a resource page dedicated to these Public Safety Power Shutoff outages.
The effects of smoke on horses are similar to effects on humans. UC Davis equine specialists Drs. Joie Watson and Gary Magdesian created a quick reference guide for horse owners to determine potential smoke inhalation damage
When an emergency or natural disaster occurs, it is always in the best interest of the horses for both the equine practitioner and the horse owner to be prepared. The AAEP has provided a list of resources to aid in establishing a disaster and emergency response plan.
The International Animal Welfare Training Institute facilitates training, education, and dialogue for animal welfare by bringing together veterinarians, animal scientists, emergency first responders, and other stakeholders to improve animal wellbeing.