Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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600 Working Equids Receiving Emergency Feed Each Day

February 05, 2016

As Ethiopia is facing its worst drought in 50 years, the Brooke is providing food and water to affected working equids.... Read More

Commentary

Why a Veterinarian Never Stops Learning

February 05, 2016

Learn how a vet becomes licensed and why, even after nearly a decade or more of schooling, he or she keeps learning.... Read More

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Horses Removed From Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds

February 05, 2016

Two allegedly malnourished horses have been removed from rented stalls at the fairgrounds in Berea, Ohio.... Read More

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Equitarian Essentials: Packing, Planning For Volunteer Trips

February 04, 2016

Trips to provide health care for working equids are beneficial but are not without unique organizational challenges. ... Read More

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Cal Expo Stewards Suspend Trainer with History of Cobalt Use

February 04, 2016

Stewards suspended Marissa Tyler after tests revealed that Standardbreds in her barn had excessive cobalt levels.... Read More

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Alleged New York Horse Shooter Arrested

February 04, 2016

Robert Webster Jr. is facing multiple charges in connection with the shooting death of a horse last year.... Read More

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Do You Vaccinate Your Horse for Rabies? Readers Weigh In

February 03, 2016

Readers share their thoughts on vaccinating horses for rabies following a recently confirmed equine case. ... Read More

Article

Sentence Pending for Florida Man Accused of Killing Horse

February 03, 2016

Christopher Todd, accused of killing a Tennessee Walker and injuring a rider, could face up to 35 years in prison.... Read More

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Comment Period on Wild Horse Sterilization Research Extended

February 03, 2016

The BLM has extend the comment period one week to Feb. 10.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Keeping Horse Blankets Clean

February 02, 2016

Of the 1,128 respondents, 261 (23%) said they wash their horses' winter blankets in their household washing machines.... Read More

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AHC President Jay Hickey to Retire

February 02, 2016

Hickey joined the American Horse Council staff in 1989 and succeeded the late Rich Rolapp as president in 1993.... Read More

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Horses Working in Mexican Garbage Dump to Receive Assistance

February 01, 2016

The Brooke USA is helping horses working in a garbage dump and recycling center in San Martin, Mexico. ... Read More

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Life Coach to Run BEVA Workshop to Help Horse Vets

January 31, 2016

Carolyne Crowe, BVetMed, BSc, MRCVS, will present on how vets can cope more effectively with the pressures of practice.... Read More

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UK Study Vital in Leptospirosis Vaccine Development

January 31, 2016

Researchers recently celebrated the culmination of years of work with the release of a vaccine for equine leptospirosis.... Read More

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Horses Removed from North Carolina Rescue Operation

January 29, 2016

Forty horses are receiving rehabilitative care after they and more than 500 other animals were seized by authorities. ... Read More

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Old Friends Receives Donation to Rebuild Barn

January 27, 2016

Fasig-Tipton, through Blue Horse Charities, donated $50,000 towards the rebuilding of the structure lost in a barn fire.... Read More

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UK Extension Agents Host 9th Annual Pastures Please!!

January 27, 2016

Lecture topics will include the nutritional value of pasture, the economics of grazing versus haying, and more.... Read More

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Horohov Featured Guest During "UK at the Half"

January 27, 2016

Horohov spoke about his research interests past and present and the goals for the future of the Gluck Center. ... Read More

Article

Crowdfunding Studies Instrumental in Securing USDA Grant

January 27, 2016

The equine parasite studies helped secure a $2.1 million, five-year, multiple species grant.... Read More

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Rutgers to Host Equine Behavior, Training Seminar

January 27, 2016

Speakers will discuss how horses learn and how that knowledge can be applied to training.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Incentive Program Approves 850 Shows for 2016

January 27, 2016

Awards are available in numerous disciplines, such as eventing, dressage, Western and English pleasure, games, and more.... Read More

Article

The Effects of Climate Change on Soil Microbes

January 27, 2016

Researchers examined how microbes reacted to warmer temperatures and increased precipitation during the growing season. ... Read More

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New Equine Welfare Code Takes Effect in New Zealand

January 27, 2016

The code includes standards for food and water requirements, husbandry practices, equine health, and more.... Read More

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Future of Thoroughbred Jump Racing in Australia Uncertain

January 27, 2016

Thoroughbred jump racing remains in the spotlight of welfare debates despite safety improvements in recent years.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Winter Shoeing Solutions

January 26, 2016

The majority of the respondents said their horses will go without shoes this winter. ... Read More