Recent News for Legal Concerns & Legislation

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Racehorse Tax Break Passes Congress

December 20, 2014

A provision that retroactively extends three-year tax depreciation for all racehorses was passed Dec. 16.... Read More

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Marketer Voluntarily Recalls Equine Gastric Ulcer Product

December 19, 2014

Tristar Equine Marketing has recalled Gastrotec after receiving a warning letter from the FDA regarding its marketing.... Read More

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Spending Bill Maintains Horse Slaughter Ban

December 17, 2014

The bill will effectively prevent any horse slaughterhouses from opening until Sept. 30, 2015.... Read More

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Wyoming Sues Feds Over Wild Horse Management

December 10, 2014

Meanwhile, a University of Wyoming researcher released study results on how wild horses and cattle graze the rangelands.... Read More

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NYC Council Gets Horse Carriage Ban Ordinance

December 08, 2014

The New York City council received the proposed ordinance to banish horse-drawn carriages from city streets Dec. 8.... Read More

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House Extends Tax Provisions Favorable to Horse Industry

December 05, 2014

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill that would extend several favorable tax provisions on Dec. 3. ... Read More

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Complaints Prompted FDA Scrutiny of Equine Ulcer Products

December 03, 2014

A series of complaints prompted the FDA to warn several firms that were marketing ulcer treatments without its approval.... Read More

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AHC: Impact of Immigration Order on Horse Industry Unclear

November 24, 2014

The AHC said it's likely that horse industry workers who meet the requirements and will benefit from the order.... Read More

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Hiring a Horse Broker? Get a Contract

November 19, 2014

A good contract describes what is required of involved parties and what happens if they don't fulfill their obligations.... Read More

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AHC Opposes Expansion of Clean Water Act

November 18, 2014

The American Horse Council is concerned about what it calls "vague and unclear terms and definitions."... Read More

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Whitfield Ethics Probe to Continue

November 12, 2014

The probe will investigate if Rep. Ed Whitfield's wife influenced him about Tennessee Walking Horse-focused legislation.... Read More

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Firms get FDA Warning About Equine Ulcer Products

November 07, 2014

Three companies have received warning letters for marketing equine ulcer products without the FDA's approval.... Read More

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Ohio Family Appeals Service Horse Decision

August 24, 2014

The family is appealing a court's decision to dismiss their case to keep their service Miniature Horse at their home.... Read More

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FDA Sends Warning Letter to Compounding Firm

August 21, 2014

Tests showed that some of Wickliffe Pharmaceutical's products are "adulterated and misbranded," the letter states. ... Read More

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Massachusetts Bill Requires Vets to Report Animal Cruelty

August 20, 2014

The bill requires vets to notify local law enforcement authorities if they suspect that an animal is being maltreated.... Read More

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Trusts Help Provide Care for Horses when Owners Cannot

August 14, 2014

Take steps to ensure your horse receives proper care if you're unable to provide for them.... Read More

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Conviction in SAU Horse Theft, Slaying Case Stands

May 23, 2014

A judge upheld a guilty verdict in the case against Wendi Cox, who was involved in the SAU horse theft case. ... Read More

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PAST Act Supporters to Rally in Washington

May 20, 2014

Supports of the bill will gather in Washington, D.C., in June to show their support for the legislation.... Read More

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AHC's 2014 Issues Forum and Convention Approach

May 19, 2014

The June 24 National Issues Forum will feature a program titled "Where Have All the Horses Gone?"... Read More

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Abandoned Horses: Who Owns Them and Who is Liable?

April 24, 2014

Horse abandonment isn't uncommon in hard economic times. Here's what to know about handling abandoned horses.... Read More

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Anti-Soring Bill Advances to Full Senate

April 10, 2014

A Senate committee passed a bill that would ban the use of performances packages and chains. ... Read More

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Veterinary Mobility Bill Moves to Full House

April 10, 2014

The bill would allow veterinarians to transport to and dispense controlled substances at treatment sites.... Read More

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Tax Depreciation for Racehorses Advances

April 04, 2014

This provision accelerates, simplifies, and makes uniform the depreciation period for racehorses. ... Read More

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New Walking Horse Bill Expands Blackburn Legislation

April 03, 2014

The bill would aim to stop soring while preserving what it calls the "traditional" Walking Horse industry.... Read More

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Conn. Court Decides on Horses' Propensity to Cause Harm

March 28, 2014

The state Supreme Court skirted the issue of whether horses are by nature a vicious species in its ruling.... Read More