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Veterans Administration Earmarks $1 Million For Equine-Assisted Mental Health

by Eagala

Posted on November 2018

Eagala (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) is one of two national organizations, along with additional regional partners, to share $1 million in funding from the 2018-19 Veterans Administration Adaptive Sports Grant (ASG) for equine-assisted psychotherapy services. Thanks to a growing body of evidence showing promising results, this is the first year the ASG has earmarked funds specifically for equine-assisted psychotherapy – where horses are involved in focused, professional interventions to address trauma and other mental health needs, including substance abuse, depression and improving family relationships.

Serving those who serve with the global standard in equine-assisted psychotherapy. Eagala's Military Services Designation raises the bar for equine-assisted psychotherapy for active military, reserves, veterans and their families.

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Livestock owners asked to weigh in on fire impact

by Pamela Kan-Rice

Posted on November 2018

Preparing a farm for wildfire is more complicated when it involves protecting live animals. To assess the impact of wildfire on livestock production, University of California researchers are asking livestock producers to participate in a survey.

People raising cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, swine, horses, llamas, alpacas, aquaculture species or other production-oriented animals in California who have experienced at least one wildfire on their property within the last 10 years are asked to participate in the FIRE survey.

“We will aim to quantify the impact of wildfires in different livestock production systems,” said Beatriz Martínez López, director of the Center for Animal Disease Modeling and Surveillance in the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. “The idea is also to create a risk map showing areas more likely to experience wildfires with high eco...

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