Horses Swim to Safety in Flood

Newsdate: Mon, 3 Jan 2011 - 09:15 am
Location: QUEENSLAND, Australia

RSPCA inspectors have helped a number of stranded horses swim to safety through floodwaters that have inundated 22 towns and cities along with vast swathes of countryside as big as the states of California, Nevada, and Maine combined.

Although animal owners had been warned to move their livestock to higher ground as the storms approached, some were unable to evacuate their animals.  After the rains hit,some horses had to swim behind boats to reach safety aided by RSPCA inspectors.

Some property owners that did not have to evacuate have been fostering animals that were in the floods path and had no place else to go.

Authorities say that it is too early to give any estimate of livestock losses in the flood.

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Flossie Sellers

As an animal lover since childhood, Flossie was delighted when Mark, the CEO and developer of EquiMed asked her to join his team of contributors.

She enrolled in My Horse University at Michigan State and completed a number of courses in everything related to horse health, nutrition, diseases and conditions, medications, hoof and dental care, barn safety, and first aid.

Staying  up-to-date on the latest developments in horse care and equine health is now a habit, and she enjoys sharing a wealth of information with horse owners everywhere..