Equine Welfare & Legislation
November 12, 2007
November 11, 2007
During the Nov. 2 American Horse Council (AHC) Issues Forum held in Lexington, Ky., AHC President Jay Hickey reviewed legislation and regulations pending at the federal level that could affect the horse industry.
Riding on Public Lands... Read More
November 10, 2007
An 11-year-old Long Prairie, Minn., girl will receive a new pony to replace the one that was killed in a pasture outside her home.
Katie Symalla will receive the 8-month-old filly today (Nov. 10).
A Long Prairie woman, Sue... Read More
November 09, 2007
November 07, 2007
Click here to see the Nov. 7 edition of The Ryder Report, a recent feature added to TheHorse.com.
The Ryder Report is a weekly video broadcast presented by News Editor Erin Ryder,... Read More
November 05, 2007
A two-day conference Dec. 12-13 at the Michigan State University (MSU) Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing will provide a forum for the state's equine enthusiasts to engage in discussions and presentations examining the industry'... Read More
November 01, 2007
Azure skies, crisp autumn air, a palette of changing colors, gorgeous horses, and reduced admission fees await visitors to the Kentucky Horse Park during the new winter hours.
"Fall and winter can be great times to visit the Kentucky... Read More
October 31, 2007
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October 30, 2007
SmartPak has made a $5,000 donation to the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) disaster fund.
With this donation, SmartPak added wildfire relief to its list of charitable donations. Other causes supported by the... Read More
October 29, 2007
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has provided funding to the San Diego Humane Society for hay and other equine supplies needed following the outbreak of devastating wildfires in California.
"The ASPCA is happy t... Read More
October 23, 2007
The International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH) has launched a new scholarship program for undergraduate veterinary students in order to encourage the advancement of veterinary education and equine welfare, and also to familiarize... Read More
October 23, 2007
Flying into California's fire-ravaged San Diego area was shocking to Allen Schwartz, a consultant with disaster services and an equine specialist with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). He said the scene reminded him of... Read More
October 17, 2007
A strain of Staphylococcus aureus resistant to antibiotics was in the news again this week after a Virginia teenager who was diagnosed with an infection caused by the pathogen died. Additionally, the
October 10, 2007
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) announced today that the group will contribute up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person repeatedly attacking horses in Pomona, N.Y. The owner of the... Read More
October 03, 2007
A new study exploring the cost of establishing and producing organic alfalfa hay is now available from the University of California Cooperative Extension.
The analysis is based upon hypothetical farm operations using practices... Read More
October 01, 2007
Giving your horse a break from training can result in a healthier, happier horse--if you do it correctly. ... Read More
September 30, 2007
Dreamchaser PMU Rescue and Rehabilitation Inc. is having a fundraiser to purchase hay and grain for 38 rescued mares and foals, weanlings, and yearlings.
Hay is costing the rescue grou... Read More
September 29, 2007
Race-day regulation restricts substances
Concentrations of certain steroids would be limited in horses on days they race in Indiana under regulations approved by the state's Horse Racing Commission.
Commission member... Read More
September 28, 2007
EquiFest of Kansas officials have announced details for EquiFest of Kansas 2008, to be held Feb. 22-24 at the Kansas Coliseum in Wichita, Kan. This celebration of horses, now in its eleventh year, will feature world-class clinicians from all ove... Read More
September 27, 2007
Federal officials temporarily shut down the National Wild Horse and Burro Center in northern Nevada on Wednesday, where 130 horses have died from health problems that could pose a threat to workers and visitors.
The voluntary closure of the... Read More
September 25, 2007
A pilot program aimed at increasing the number of veterinary technicians in rural Alaska is going into full swing this fall.
The University of Alaska Board of Regents has approved a certificate focusing on veterinary science, to be... Read More
September 20, 2007
September 19, 2007
Melinda Merck, DVM, forensic veterinarian with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will present at the American Humane Association's annual conference in Alexandria, Va. next week.
Merck frequently testifies as a... Read More
September 18, 2007
In light of the recent death of a carriage horse in New York City, the Humane Society of the United States reiterated its call for more humane working conditions, and suggested removing horses from congested city streets and implementing the... Read More
September 18, 2007
The mystery of the wandering zebra has been solved. Sharon McConough, who lives in the Ranger Creek, Okla., area east of Fort Gibson Dam, was startled on Friday when she spotted a zebra trotting on her driveway. She took a photo of the animal... Read More
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