Recent News for Equine Rights & Welfare

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Veterinarians Discuss Medication Rules at Ohio Meeting

May 05, 2015

Five vets shared their views on racehorse testing and medication issues an Ohio State Racing Commission meeting.... Read More

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NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance Reaccredits Finger Lakes

May 04, 2015

The New York track received "best practice" grading in the area of aftercare and transition of retired racehorses.... Read More

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2015 National Issues Forum Scheduled

April 30, 2015

The theme for this year's AHC National Issues Forum is "Protecting and Promoting the Horse."... Read More

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Federal Legislators Reintroduce PAST Act

April 30, 2015

Lawmakers reintroduced legislation that would stiffen penalties for those that sore Tennessee Walking Horses.... Read More

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AQHA Announces Rule Changes

April 29, 2015

The board approved stronger penalties for animal welfare rule violators, barred lip chain use in show horses, and more.... Read More

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Cobalt Policy Adopted by Racing Regulators

April 28, 2015

Regulators adopted a new policy making it illegal to administer cobalt to a racehorse. ... Read More

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Massachusetts Police Probe Wildlife Attack

April 28, 2015

Authorities are investigating a possible bear attack on horses residing in an East Brookfield pasture.... Read More

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Oregon Police Search for Horse Shooter

April 28, 2015

Deputies in Yamhill County are seeking whoever shot an apparently healthy horse and left the carcass in the woods.... Read More

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New Zealand Horse Euthanized Following Rolex Cross-Country

April 27, 2015

Dambala was euthanized due to a severe suspensory ligament injury sustained during the cross-country phase.... Read More

Horses respond distinctly to different caretakers and appear to anticipate people's moves.

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Six Ways to Help Horses

April 26, 2015

Are you looking for ways to give horses in your community a hand? Equine experts share suggestions on how to help.... Read More

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Legislators Make Latest Bid to Ban Horse Processing

April 24, 2015

The legislation would ban U.S. horse processing plants and prevent the transport of horses to foreign slaughterhouses.... Read More

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Mereworth Farm Preserved for Retired Racehorses

April 24, 2015

The 1,200-acre Lexington, Kentucky, farm will serve as a sanctuary for unwanted equines and retired racehorses.... Read More

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French Eventing Horse, Rider Disqualified from 2014 WEG

April 23, 2015

The FEI Tribunal has disqualified Maxime Livio and Qalao des Mers following a positive test for a controlled medication.... Read More

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Jockey Club Enhances Graded Stakes Race Vet Record Reporting

April 23, 2015

Owners can make their graded stakes horses' veterinary records public by posting them on a specialized website.... Read More

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California Men Charged With Shooting at Wild Burros

April 22, 2015

Three men have been charged with attempting to shoot wild burros in a residential area of Moreno Valley.... Read More

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Walking Horse Herd Removed from Tennessee Farm

April 19, 2015

More than 50 Tennessee Walking Horses are receiving care after being removed from allegedly deplorable conditions.... Read More

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Haws' Animal Cruelty Charges Upheld

April 16, 2015

The charges stem from a 2014 probe that revealed nearly a dozen dead horses dead on Shamus Haws' Magna, Utah, property.... Read More

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Veterinarians Plead Guilty to Horse Doping Charges

April 16, 2015

Four veterinarians pleaded guilty to administering drugs to Thoroughbred racehorses within 24 hours of races.... Read More

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Accused Louisiana Horse Shooter Arrested

April 14, 2015

A Louisiana man has been arrested for allegedly starving and shooting a pair of horses and maltreating two others.... Read More

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AVC to Host Workshop on Equine Welfare

April 11, 2015

Dr. Kathleen MacMillan will speak on equine welfare April 14 at 7 p.m. at the Atlantic Veterinary College.... Read More

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WesternU Researchers Study NYC Carriage Horse Stress Levels

April 10, 2015

Researchers from Western University of Health Sciences found no evidence of stress in New York City carriage horses.... Read More

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Study: How Horses Use Their Eyes and Ears to Communicate

April 09, 2015

Researchers recently took a closer look at how horses use their faces and ears to communicate with herdmates.... Read More

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Accused Pennsylvania Vets Lose Racing Commission Licenses

April 08, 2015

The veterinarians are accused of administering drugs to horses within 24 hours of when the animals were slated to race.... Read More

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Ohio Adopts 'Use of the Whip' Rule for Standardbreds

April 08, 2015

While there are already regulations in place for whip use in harness races, the new rule is more restrictive. ... Read More

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Illinois Horse Shooter Sought

April 06, 2015

Illinois authorities are seeking whoever shot a horse grazing in a Woodford County pasture.... Read More