Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Petitioners Ask Trump to Lift UDSA Anti-Soring Rule Freeze

March 30, 2017

The USDA rule was one of several regulations approved but ultimately frozen after the administration change in January.... Read More

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First International Racehorse Aftercare Forum Set for May

March 30, 2017

The International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses will hold its first conference May 17-18, in Washington, D.C.... Read More

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Researchers Look to the Numbers to Improve Equine Welfare

March 30, 2017

Scientists looked at four years of data to try to predict facilities' compliance with animal welfare legislation.... Read More

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USEF, AERC Issue Joint Statement on Endurance Horse Welfare

March 19, 2017

The groups expressed "alarm over continued disproportionate equine deaths, equine doping, and catastrophic injuries."... Read More

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Equine Charities Unite to Put Welfare Policy Into Practice

March 18, 2017

Brooke, The Donkey Sanctuary, SPANA, and World Horse Welfare will help implement global working equid welfare standards.... Read More

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Rate of Fatal Thoroughbred Racing Injuries Declines Again

March 16, 2017

The fatal injury rate in Thoroughbred racehorses declined for a fourth consecutive year and has dropped 23% since 2009.... Read More

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Study Reveals Working Donkey Pain Behavior

March 16, 2017

Researchers have confirmed that donkeys have far more subtle ways of expressing pain than horses.... Read More

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New Rule Tightens Canadian Horse Processing Imports

March 15, 2017

Regulations would require horses imported from the U.S. to be held in Canadian feedlots for a minimum of 6 months.... Read More

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More Than 40 Horses Seized From New York Farm

March 11, 2017

The allegedly maltreated horses are among 150 animals investigators seized from the Watertown, New York, farm.... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Welfare Measure Advances

March 09, 2017

The legislation requires those convicted of equine cruelty to pay restitution for the animals' care.... Read More

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Can Sport Horse and Racehorse Practice Be Ethical?

March 02, 2017

Practice can and should be ethical, but it's not always easy. Pressure applied by trainers or owners can be substantial.... Read More

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2016 AAEP Convention Wrap-Up

February 22, 2017

Read our in-depth coverage of topics from the 2016 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention in Orlando.... Read More

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HPA Inspection Reports Removed From APHIS Website

February 10, 2017

Going forward those seeking HPA inspection and enforcement information must submit a Freedom of Information Act request.... Read More

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FEI Addressing Endurance Horse Welfare Issues

February 08, 2017

The FEI requested immediate action following seven endurance horse deaths in the UAE in the last four weeks.... Read More

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How Veterinarians Become Involved in Equine Rescue Cases

February 07, 2017

Take a look at six ways vets might become involved as well as the legal considerations when dealing with these cases.... Read More

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Will Coaxing a Nervous Horse Reinforce Her Nervous Behavior?

February 02, 2017

Some people believe petting a fearful horse will teach it to act more upset in the future. Read what our expert says.... Read More

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Buchanan, Blumenauer to Co-Chair Animal Welfare Caucus

February 02, 2017

Reps. Vern Buchanan and Earl Blumenauer will head the group intended to educate legislators on animal welfare issues.... Read More

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Best Practices for Equine Rescues

February 02, 2017

Quality rescues practice good horse husbandry, maintain a realistic annual budget, seek continuing education, and more.... Read More

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Owner Pleads Not Guilty in Colorado Horse Cruelty Case

February 01, 2017

A Colorado woman accused of maltreating more than 60 horses has pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty charges.... Read More

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Recognizing Signs of Equine Abuse: The Vet's Role

January 26, 2017

Equine practitioners must be familiar with the signs of abuse, its various forms, and their role in preventing it.... Read More

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Colorado Horse Herd Seized

January 23, 2017

Law enforcement authorities seized 63 horses from a property in Penrose last week.... Read More

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Miami-Dade County Seeks Custody of Allegedly Abused Horse

January 20, 2017

A man was charged with animal cruelty in connection to riding the underweight horse from South Carolina to Florida.... Read More

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The Veterinarian's Role in Equine Abuse Investigations

January 19, 2017

How a vet examines and treats allegedly abused horses can mean the difference between a successful or unsuccessful case.... Read More

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SAFE Act Reintroduced in Congress

January 18, 2017

The bill is the latest attempt to outlaw the purchase and transport of U.S. horses for slaughter.... Read More

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Tennessee Ponders Grant Award to Walking Horse Group

December 29, 2016

The grant could help fund a study aimed at developing objective ways to detect soring in Tennessee Walking Horses. ... Read More