Equine Welfare & Legislation

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AAEP Keynote Speech Focuses on Equine Practice Communication

June 29, 2012

Communication in equine practice will be the focus of the 2012 keynote speech at the 58th AAEP convention. ... Read More

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USDA Clarifies Soring Penalty Rule

June 29, 2012

Individuals suspended for HPA violations by one HIO can still participate in events managed by other HIOs.... Read More

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Input on Canada's Equine Code of Practice Sought

June 28, 2012

This survey is the third to be conducted for horses and is focused on health management and tail alterations.... Read More

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SHOW Levies Penalties on TWH Trainer

June 26, 2012

Trainer Joe Cotten was suspended for seven and a half years and fined him $5,000 for violating HIO rules.... Read More

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AVMA, AAEP Call for Ban on Action Devices for Tenn. Walkers

June 14, 2012

The groups want a ban on action devices and performance packages for training and showing Tennessee Walkers.... Read More

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Missouri Horse Slaughter Plant Proposed

June 08, 2012

The group that canceled development of a horse processing plant in Mountain Grove, Mo., eyes Rockville.... Read More

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Reward Offered in Indiana Horse Shooting Case

June 07, 2012

The 8-year-old Standardbred mare was shot with a captive bolt gun and killed while she grazed in her field.... Read More

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More Charges Filed in SAU Stolen Horse Case

June 06, 2012

Wendi Cox and William "Billy" Hamilton, Jr., are both facing charges in connection with the case.... Read More

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Florida Mare Found Butchered

June 05, 2012

A Florida mare belonging to a cancer-stricken owner was found dead last month apparently butchered for meat.... Read More

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'Happy Mouth' Bits Recalled

June 04, 2012

English Riding Supply is voluntarily recalling about 3,400 Happy Mouth bits... Read More

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Possible Granuloma

June 01, 2012

My 20-year-old Arabian gelding has a hard, bony, fingerlike growth deep in a ... Read More

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FEI, OIE Unite to Improve High Performance Horse Transport

May 31, 2012

The groups' aim is to invoke globally standardized testing and quarantine requirements for performance horses.... Read More

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Illinois Bill Allows Miniature Horses as Service Animals

May 17, 2012

The Illinois Senate has passed legislation designating miniature horses as recognized service animals. ... Read More

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Vets Report Safe Kentucky Oaks and Derby

May 17, 2012

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission reported successful Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby Presented by Y... Read More

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Florida Man Charged in Horse Shootings

May 16, 2012

A Florida man is facing multiple charges in connection with the shooting deaths of two of his horses.
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NSBA Announces Penalties for Horse Welfare Rule Violations

May 11, 2012

The NSBA Board voted unanimously to minimum penalties for confirmed cases of inhumane horse treatment/... Read More

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Leadership Changes at Va. Tech's Equine Medical Center

May 11, 2012

Dr. Nathaniel While has stepped down as director of the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center.... Read More

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Horse Breeder Crundwell Pleads Not Guilty to Fraud Charge

May 08, 2012

Crundwell is accused of embezzling more than $53 million from the small Illinois town she worked for.... Read More

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UMD Offers Horse Ownership Week Education Opportunities

May 02, 2012

The educational opportunities and Responsible Horse Ownership Week take place May 14-20.... Read More

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New York Man Accused of Shooting Neighbor's Horses

May 01, 2012

The man allegedly shot and killed the six horses that "repeatedly wandered" on to his property.... Read More

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Authorities Seek Virginia Horse Slasher

April 30, 2012

Three horses sustained cuts requiring veterinary treatment. None of the wounds appeared life-threatening.... Read More

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Researcher Evaluates Bit, Rein Interaction with Equine Mouth

April 13, 2012

Bits, nosebands, and headpieces all exert pressure on horses when riders place pressure on the reins.... Read More

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AVMA, AAEP, USDA Work to End Soring

April 11, 2012

The organizations have produced a video to educate the public about soring and how to identify a sored horse.... Read More

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Rood & Riddle Auction of Zenyatta Halter Raises Over $6,400

April 04, 2012

The recent eBay auction brought $6,712.50 in a fundraising effort for the Bluegrass Chapter of the Red Cross.... Read More

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California Horse Shooter Sought

April 04, 2012

Someone allegedly transported two horses to a rural location before fatally shooting the animals in the head.... Read More