Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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100th Equine Diagnostic, Research Seminar is Sept. 27

July 27, 2017

A mini-symposium will focus on "Ensuring the Golden Years: Problems and Care of Old Horses." ... Read More

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Humans Might Be to Blame for Some Horse-Related Injuries

July 27, 2017

Of the so-called human-generated injuries, 63% were considered preventable by riding safety experts.... Read More

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Saliva-Based Tapeworm Test Available to U.S. Horse Owners

July 26, 2017

The test is designed to detect evidence of tapeworms in horses’ saliva and help guide dewormings.... Read More

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USEF Approves Further Investigation Into Depo-Provera Use

July 26, 2017

The board also approved a ban on injectable magnesium sulfate and will assess pergolide use for PPID horses.... Read More

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Dog Food Blamed for Assateague Pony Death

July 25, 2017

The mare reportedly consumed a large quantities dog food, which caused an impaction and deadly ruptured intestine.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Beating the Heat in Horse Barns

July 25, 2017

Of the 630 respondents, 323 (51%) said they use fans to keep horse barns cool during the summer.... Read More

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Wildfire Near Yosemite Displace Horses

July 24, 2017

More than 100 horses were evacuated to several locations after fire destroyed their pastures and polluted the air.... Read More

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TCA Awards 2017 Grants

July 23, 2017

Seventy-one Thoroughbred industry-related nonprofits received grants totaling $462,139 in 2017.... Read More

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Work-Life Balance Focus of 2017 AAEP Convention as Keynote

July 23, 2017

Nigel Marsh will explore how vets can balance their career, family, personal time, and productivity.... Read More

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BLM Wyoming Holds Hearing on Vehicle Use In Horse Management

July 22, 2017

The public can share comments regarding helicopter and motorized vehicle use in wild horse management.... Read More

Przewalski's horses in the Mongolian Gobi desert.

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Modern Przewalski's Horses Eat Different Diet Than Ancestors

July 21, 2017

Today wild Przewalski's horses eat high-quality grass year-round. Previously, they ate less-nutritious bushes, as well.... Read More

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Senate Committee Nixes Horsemeat Inspections

July 21, 2017

This comes after the House of Representatives declined forbid the USDA from funding horsemeat inspections.... Read More

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Top Tweets from the AAEP Equine Colic Symposium

July 21, 2017

Read some of The Horse staff's top tweets and take-home messages related to recent equine colic research. ... Read More

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When the Herd Moves, Who Leads and Who Follows?

July 20, 2017

Contrary to conventional wisdom, horse herds are likely egalitarian and don't have a dominant stallion and "alpha" mare.... Read More

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AHC Economic Impact Survey Deadline Extended

July 20, 2017

The horse owner and supplier survey in the National Economic Impact Study will remain open until Aug. 18.... Read More

The Grooms Working Group had its first meeting at FEI Headquarters in Lausanne (SUI) this week. (L-R) Nanna-Riikka Nieminen (FIN), jumping; Brent Kuylen (BEL), jumping; Jackie Potts (GBR), eventing; FEI President Ingmar De Vos; and Alan Davies (GBR) dressage.

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New Grooms Working Group Meets with FEI President

July 20, 2017

The group was created to improve communications and interaction with grooms about what the FEI can do to help them.... Read More

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Swiss Barn Fires Kill More Than 20 Horses

July 20, 2017

An investigation is underway to determine if the fires at the Swiss National Institute of Equitation are arson-related.... Read More

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House Committee Passes BLM Funding Bill

July 19, 2017

The bill would allow the BLM to transfer horses and burros to other government agencies for use as work animals. ... Read More

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Study Confirms Horses Read Other Horses' Facial Expressions

July 19, 2017

Horses reacted to facial expressions in the absence of any other cues, such as body movements, vocal sounds, or odors.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Free Horses

July 18, 2017

Of the 502 respondents, 348 (69%) said they have acquired a horse for free.... Read More

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Clemson Offering Master Equine Manager Certification Course

July 18, 2017

The course will cover horse welfare, nutrition, health care, and selection, as well as practical skills and more.... Read More

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Meet a Horse in Washington, D.C. on July 21

July 18, 2017

The AHC and partners hope to introduce new people to the world of horses on July 21 during the USDA's Farmers Market.... Read More

Oriental horses are the male ancestors of modern European stallions.

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Study: Most Modern Horses Descendants of Oriental Stallions

July 17, 2017

The paternal lines of nearly all modern horses trace to stallions brought to Europe from Asia over the last 700 years.... Read More

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The Ark at JFK Opens Quarantine Facilities

July 17, 2017

The Ark's facilities are designed to eliminate the introduction of disease to the United States from imported horses. ... Read More

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Farrier Association Creates Veterinary Student Scholarship

July 17, 2017

The American and International Associations of Professional Farriers created the award in honor of Dr. Frank Gravlee.... Read More