Equine Welfare & Legislation

A man harnesses his horse after treatment for epizootic lymphangitis at the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad veterinary center in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia.

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European Commission Recognizes Working Equids' Role

June 23, 2017

The Commission said projects focusing on improving welfare conditions would be appropriate in EU programming.... Read More

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Proposal Would Put NYC Carriages Under New Regulation

June 14, 2017

The NYCLASS proposal would place New York City's carriage industry under Taxi and Limousine Commission jurisdiction.... Read More

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ARCI Model Regulatory Standards Updated

June 13, 2017

The standards were reviewed and modified at the ARCI's equine welfare and racing integrity conference in April. ... Read More

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Live Donkey Fed to Tigers in Protest at Chinese Zoo

June 12, 2017

An angry shareholder pushed the donkey into the tiger enclosure in protest over a financial dispute with the zoo.... Read More

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New York Agencies Combine to Battle Animal Cruelty

June 09, 2017

Nassau County agencies established a coalition to investigate and prosecute animal crimes more efficiently.... Read More

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Forest Officials Investigating Salt River Foal Death

June 09, 2017

A foal was found dead two days after being picked up and held by a Tonto National Forest visitor.... Read More

Blog

A Promise to My Aging Horse

June 08, 2017

Owning horses sometimes requires making tough choices, especially as they get older. ... Read More

Blog

Injuries: They're Not Just For Racehorses

June 08, 2017

In light of managing her OTTB's recent fracture, Stephanie reflects on injuries sustained during vs. after racing.... Read More

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FEI Tribunal Finds Irish Show Jumper Guilty of Horse Abuse

June 07, 2017

Kevin Thornton was found guilty of abusing the horse Flogas Sunset Cruise, who died at Cagnes-sur-Mer on Oct. 10, 2016.... Read More

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An Ethogram for Ridden Horse Facial Expressions of Pain

June 06, 2017

Researchers said the ethogram allowed an assessor to differentiate between clinically lame and sound horses.... Read More

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Law Students Seek to Stop Montreal Rodeo

June 04, 2017

A group of law students in Canada have asked the courts to forbid a rodeo on grounds that the event is cruel to animals.... Read More

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IFAR Attendees Look for Racehorse Aftercare Solutions

June 02, 2017

Advocates shared options to support OTTBs. Speakers included U.S Team rider Boyd Martin and RRP founder Stuart Pittman.... Read More

Commentary

Racing's Future Without Fatal Fractures: Science Fiction?

May 31, 2017

A veterinarian with a focus on racehorses shares thoughts on how to reduce the number of catastrophic injuries.... Read More

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Time to Retire?

May 27, 2017

Find out when and how to transition your horse from the show ring to a more leisurely lifestyle.... Read More

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Equitation Science Society Position on Training Techniques

May 26, 2017

The International Equine Science Society released a statement on techniques that could compromise horse welfare.... Read More

Apple, an Appaloosa pony, received his vaccinations and health exam by a Ross University veterinary student while his owner provides general information.

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Applying Research Knowledge During Equine Wellness Clinics

May 25, 2017

A PhD student describes her recent experience applying her research skills during an equine community outreach event.... Read More

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Maine Bill Could Wave Animal Surrender Fees

May 20, 2017

Alleged animal abusers could also avoid consequences by signing an affidavit banning future animal ownership.... Read More

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AQHA Executive Committee Approves Welfare Recommendations

May 18, 2017

Recommendations include adding to the forbidden drugs or substances list, creating educational efforts, and more.... Read More

Working horses undergo treatment for the fungal disease epizootic lymphangitis (EZL) at the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad veterinary clinic in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia. Both animals' limbs are affected, but the horse on the left also suffers from facial lesions.

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New Test Could Improve EZL Diagnosis in Working Equids

May 04, 2017

The new test could lead to faster, low-cost diagnosis and enable better treatment and management.... Read More

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Indoor Arena Dust: Damaging to Horse and Rider

April 26, 2017

Dusty arenas could be compromising your respiratory health, right along with your horse's.... Read More

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Ohio Man Charged With Animal Cruelty

April 19, 2017

An Ohio man is facing charges after his horse was discovered missing a leg.... Read More

Panelists at the FEI Sports Forum session on eventing risk management (L-R): Sam Watson and Diarmuid Byrne, EquiRatings; David O'Connor, chair of the FEI Risk Management Working Group; and Giuseppe Della Chiesa, chair of the FEI Eventing Committee.

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Horse, Human Welfare Focus of Day Two of FEI Sports Forum

April 12, 2017

Panelists presented scientific data on eventing risk management, endurance risk factors, and bone fatigue.... Read More

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LSU Receives Grant to Support Large Animal Shelter Program

April 09, 2017

The ASPCA grant will help enhance disaster planning and response, and expand services in underserved areas, and more.... Read More

Your veterinarian will help create a vaccination plan to keep your horse's immune system strong. What's right for your horse depends on his age, health history, and exposure to other animals, as well as your location.

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Fixing Treatment Aversion in Horses

April 02, 2017

An equine behaviorist offers tips on managing potentially stressful situations to which horses might react adversely.... Read More

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Special Shirt, Girth Help Evaluate Horse, Human Interaction

March 31, 2017

Riders might soon be able to monitor their horses' physiological emotional responses and compare them with their own.... Read More