Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Noseband Tightness in Competition Evaluated

August 25, 2016

Many nosebands were so tight that even the tip of the measuring gauge could not fit under at the frontal nasal plane.... Read More

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Can We Objectively Monitor Ridden Horses' Stress Levels?

August 18, 2016

A new device determines horses' heart rate changes due to stress and "subtracts" changes due to physical activity.... Read More

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Pennsylvania Man Pleads Guilty in Horse Beating Case

August 10, 2016

Sensenig pleaded guilty to both summary counts of animal cruelty during his court appearance on Aug. 8. ... Read More

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Pennsylvania Man Accused in Horse Beating Incident

August 06, 2016

The man is facing animal cruelty charges for allegedly striking a horse overburdened by the wagon load he was pulling.... Read More

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Assessing Equine Welfare Objectively

August 05, 2016

The key is not to point out what is right or wrong, but what changes to make to improve horse and human welfare alike.... Read More

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Borell Pleads Not Guilty to Cruelty Charges

August 03, 2016

Chuck Borell, accused of maltreating more than 40 horses in Mercer County, Kentucky, has pleaded not guilty.... Read More

Di Arbuthnot, Diana Cooper, Jim Gagliano, and Jamie Stier join delegates at the "Lifetime Care for Thoroughbreds: Godolphin Forum," which was held in Newmarket, United Kingdom.

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New International Forum for Racehorse Aftercare

August 01, 2016

The forum is designed to unite the operations around the world that facilitate and promote the retraining of racehorses.... Read More

Bedding serves two functions: It creates a soft place for horses to lie down and rest. Additionally, it absorbs urine and helps control odor. Bedding options vary by region and can have an impact on your horse’s health.

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Does Exercise Impact Horses' Nighttime Resting Behavior?

July 28, 2016

Horses spent less time resting at night during weeks they worked than they did during weeks they didn't, scientists say.... Read More

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USDA Proposes HPA Enforcement Rule Change

July 26, 2016

The proposed change would ban action devices and require training for veterinarians conducting compliance inspections.... Read More

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Large Reward Offered in New Mexico Barn Fire Case

July 26, 2016

Authorities hope a $10,000 cash reward will help identify who is responsible for a barn fire that killed four horses.... Read More

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Practicing Science-Based Horse Husbandry

July 24, 2016

Practical ways to improve your horse's welfare, based on discoveries from the growing field of equitation science.... Read More

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Kentucky Agriculture Officials to Study Equine Welfare Laws

July 22, 2016

Officials will explore ways it can help counties expedite how they carry out equine cruelty investigations.... Read More

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Investigation to Prosecution: Making an Equine Cruelty Case

July 21, 2016

Proving a case is legitimate, then levying charges and prosecuting those responsible, takes time and cooperation.... Read More

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Apparently Abandoned Horse Found in Arizona

July 20, 2016

The horse was transported to a veterinary facility to receive rehabilitative care.... Read More

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Horses Returned to Virginia Rescue

July 18, 2016

A Virginia judge has returned more than 40 horses to a rescue operated by a woman accused of animal cruelty.... Read More

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ASPCA Grants $200,000 to Assist Retired Racehorses

July 15, 2016

The ASPCA Rescuing Racers Initiative has granted more than $2 million to aid former racehorses since its inception.... Read More

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Estate Planning Tips for Horse Owners

July 12, 2016

Do your horses a favor by planning ahead for what should happen to them once you're gone.... Read More

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British Researchers Seeking to Improve Horse Welfare

July 12, 2016

Welfare issues include stress/pain behavior; inappropriate nutrition, stabling, and turnout; and delayed death.... Read More

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Charges Filed in 40-Horse Seizure Case in Virginia

July 08, 2016

Authorities also found the carcasses of four horses on the Nottoway County property.... Read More

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Behaviorist: Train According to Horses' Ethology, Cognition

July 08, 2016

Consider horses' unique abilities and needs to carry out welfare-friendly, efficient training, one researcher says.... Read More

Commentary

First Right of Refusal in Horse Sale Contracts

July 07, 2016

What happens if you buy a horse but the seller hasn't honored a first-right-of-refusal contract with the previous owner?... Read More

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Brennan Equine Welfare Fund Announces 2016 Grants

July 07, 2016

Thirteen equine rescue, rehabilitation, retirement, retraining, and placement facilities received funds.... Read More

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Kentucky Man Charged in Horse Abandonment Case

June 30, 2016

Chuck Borell was charged with 43 animal cruelty counts; a warrant has been issued for the arrest of his daughter Maria.... Read More

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Study: Stress Impairs Horses' Learning Abilities

June 30, 2016

French researchers found that the degree of that impairment depends on training method and the individual horse.... Read More

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How to Keep Your Horse Safe During the 4th of July

June 29, 2016

A veterinarian offers tips to keep your horse calm despite the noise and sight of festive fireworks.... Read More