The Texas Animal Health Commission has confirmed a case of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy  or EHM, in a Lubbock County barrel racing horse. EHM is a neurologic disease linked to Equine Herpes Virus that can damage an animal’s tissue, brain, and spinal functions.

Authorities seize allegedly abused horses

Mar 20, 2014
Greenville Police Department

Several allegedly abused horses were seized Wednesday morning from a property north of Greenville, while animal welfare officials said they were too late to save one of the horses.

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Texas joined with Hunt County Constable Precinct 1 Terry Jones in taking custody of five mares, two yearlings, one colt and one mule from a property on State Highway 34, about four miles north of Greenville. One deceased horse was also found on the property.