Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Study: Pawing Could be Indicative of Discomfort

February 21, 2015

Pawing could be a learned behavior that might reflect an effort to ease pain in the limbs or abdomen, researchers said.... Read More

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Anabolic Steroids Still an Issue in U.S. Horse Racing

February 13, 2015

A number of samples from Thoroughbred racehorses recently came back positive for anabolic steroids.... Read More

Commentary

Punishment and Horses

February 12, 2015

Does punishing horses work to deter them from certain behaviors, and when is punishment appropriate for a horse?... Read More

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Oklahoma Man Charged With Maltreating Horse Herd

February 12, 2015

An Oklahoma man is facing multiple charges after more than 80 horses were seized from his Muskogee County property.... Read More

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Retired Racehorses: Transitioning from Racetrack to Ribbons

February 09, 2015

From selecting a horse to rehabbing and feeding him, learn how to transition an ex-racer to life as a riding mount.... Read More

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New York Woman Pleads Guilty to Maltreating Horses

February 09, 2015

A woman has pleaded guilty to maltreating 36 horses on her Hamptonburgh, New York, property.... Read More

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State of Utah Sues BLM Over Horse Removal

February 06, 2015

The suit seeks the removal wild horses from state lands on grounds that the animals damage those rangelands.... Read More

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Florida Man in Custody for Killing Horse, Injuring Rider

February 03, 2015

The man allegedly rammed his truck into a horse and rider following a verbal exchange with another horseback rider.... Read More

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Texas Woman Pleads in Horse Herd Removal Case

February 03, 2015

A Texas woman pleaded guilty to an animal cruelty charge connected to the removal of 28 horses from her business.... Read More

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Wyoming Committee Wants Wild Horse Action From Congress

February 02, 2015

A state House of Representatives committee is calling on Congress to find new ways to control wild horse populations.... Read More

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ASPCA Grants More Than $1.1 Million to Equine Groups in 2014

February 02, 2015

The ASPCA's Equine Fund awarded more than $1.1 million in grants to support 169 equine rescues in 2014.... Read More

Video

Equine Welfare: Lessons Learned

January 30, 2015

Dr. Tom Lenz shares information about the "unwanted" horse and changing perceptions of equine welfare.... Read More

Article

Horse Herd Removed From Texas Riding Stable

January 30, 2015

Nearly 30 horses are receiving rehabilitative care after bring removed from a riding stable near Galveston, Texas.... Read More

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New York Authorities Probe Horse Shootings

January 29, 2015

Two horses were shot by hunters; one horse died in the incident while the other is receiving veterinary treatment.... Read More

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Coyotes Blamed for Michigan Horse's Death

January 29, 2015

Five or six coyotes attacked the 27-year-old mare, who was subsequently euthanized as a result of her injuries.... Read More

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Drugs and Your Horse: The Dangers of Medicating

January 29, 2015

Improper use of some common equine drugs can impact our horses' health and safety more than some might think.... Read More

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Australian Vets Support New Racing Rule on Cobalt

January 28, 2015

The Australian Racing Board has set a threshold of 200 micrograms for cobalt.... Read More

Article

Preparing Horse Farms for Winter Weather Disasters

January 28, 2015

Plan ahead to keep family, employees, and horses safe in a winter weather disaster. ... Read More

Commentary

Avoiding the Nuclear Option

January 28, 2015

The Blood-Horse's editor-in-chief shares his thoughts on PETA's allegations of racehorse mistreatment.... Read More

Article

Racehorse Health, Welfare Covered at New York Meeting

January 27, 2015

Officials also said they'd completed their investigation into horse mistreatment allegations surrounding Steve Asmussen.... Read More

Article

Major Racehorse Medication Policy Roundtable Planned

January 26, 2015

Discussion topics will include expanded lab capabilities, emerging integrity threats, combating doping, and more.... Read More

Article

Catastrophic Equine Injuries' Impact on Jockey Injuries

January 26, 2015

Reducing the prevalence of catastrophic equine injuries and sudden deaths could help improve jockey safety.... Read More

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UK Law Symposium to be Held Feb. 24

January 23, 2015

Equine sessions will cover a range of issues from the Kentucky horse industry to court cases on industry regulation. ... Read More

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KHRC: PETA Failed to Cooperate During Investigation

January 20, 2015

The KHRC said it found PETA's failure to cooperate odd, as the latter group brought the horse mistreatment allegations.... Read More

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NYRA Announces Additional Safety Protocols

January 19, 2015

The additional protocols come in the wake of a recent rash of catastrophic breakdowns at Aqueduct Racetrack.... Read More