Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Florida Police Seek Horse Shooter

July 10, 2015

Authorities are seeking those responsible for shooting a horse then tying its carcass to a utility pole.... Read More

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Second Horse Euthanized at Calgary Stampede

July 09, 2015

The horse was euthanized after suffering an injury during a chuckwagon race at the annual Calgary Stampede rodeo. ... Read More

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Coping With Horse Rescue Costs

July 09, 2015

From investigation training to bringing charges, take a look at what it costs authorities to seize maltreated horses.... Read More

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Swiss Researcher Shares Equine Welfare Innovations

July 09, 2015

These new devices meet the demands for optimum animal welfare while keeping human management capacities in mind.... Read More

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Miniature Horse Shooter Convicted in Maryland

July 08, 2015

John Nelson Price was convicted of shooting and killing his Miniature Horse in May.... Read More

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Chuckwagon Race Horse Euthanized at Calgary Stampede

July 06, 2015

A 10-year-old Thoroughbred fractured a cannon bone during a race and was euthanized by the event's veterinarian.... Read More

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Kentucky Livestock Investigation Training Scheduled

July 06, 2015

The Kentucky Horse Council's livestock investigation training will take place Aug. 5-7 at Morehead State University.... Read More

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Racehorse Welfare, Safety Summit to be Live-Streamed Online

July 06, 2015

Among the topics to be covered are racetrack surfaces, injury databases, continuing education, and post-mortem programs.... Read More

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Accused Thief Arrested in Tennessee

July 06, 2015

The charges allege that Lydia Culp misrepresented a horse for sale online and sold the sick animal to victims in Texas.... Read More

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Brennan Equine Welfare Fund Announces 2015 Grants

July 04, 2015

Fifteen equine rescue, rehabilitation, retraining, and placement facilities will receive grants.... Read More

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UHC Meets, Celebrates 10th Anniversary

July 04, 2015

The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) met June 15 during the American Horse Council's 2015 annual meeting.... Read More

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Researchers Study Horses' Fearfulness and Learning Ability

July 04, 2015

While fearfulness might seem like a negative trait, it can be quite beneficial in some scenarios, scientists found.... Read More

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AHC's 2015 Issues Forum in the Books

July 03, 2015

Speakers from the federal government and the horse industry presented at the American Horse Council's forum on June 16.... Read More

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Can We Determine Foals' Learning Abilities?

July 03, 2015

Researchers tried several methods by which to measure foals' learning abilities with mixed results.... Read More

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

July 02, 2015

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

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Houston SPCA Gets Custody of Seized Horse Herd

July 02, 2015

A Texas judge has awarded the Houston SPCA custody of 200 allegedly maltreated horses seized last month.... Read More

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UHC Releases New Brochure on Gelding and Spaying

July 02, 2015

The brochure highlights the importance of castration as it pertains to responsible ownership and unwanted horses.... Read More

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New Jersey Standardbred Trainer Indicted

July 01, 2015

Monica Thors is facing a multiple count indictment for allegedly maltreating several Standardsbreds last year.... Read More

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TCA Announces June Award of Merit Winners

June 30, 2015

The Louisiana Horse Rescue Association and LoneStar Outreach to Place Ex-Racers received awards in June.... Read More

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A Look at Switzerland's Equine Protection Laws

June 28, 2015

Switzerland is a leader in animal rights legislation, and the impact on horse management is significant.... Read More

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Dozens of Horses Seized from Texas

June 27, 2015

A couple faces multiple animal cruelty charges after law authorities seized the horses at their Montgomery County farm.... Read More

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Ohio Racing Officials Discuss Horse Fatalities, Cobalt Study

June 24, 2015

In May four Thoroughbreds and two Standardbreds suffered catastrophic breakdowns at Ohio racetracks.... Read More

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Researchers Examine Horses' Social Statuses

June 24, 2015

Dominant horses are typically older, larger, and less fearful than other horses in a herd, researchers found.... Read More

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ASPCA Awards Funds to 2015 Help A Horse Day Contest Winners

June 20, 2015

Seven equine rescues received grants to recognize their efforts to protect horses.... Read More

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Ohio Police Seek Horse Shooter

June 18, 2015

The 9-year-old horse is receiving veterinary care after being shot in the leg while grazing in a pasture.... Read More