Equine Welfare & Legislation

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The Horse's Top Special Features of 2015

January 01, 2016

Learn about donkeys, leptospirosis, West Nile virus, influenza, preparing for disasters, and working equids.... Read More

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Study: Winter Shelter Preferences Vary Among Horses

December 31, 2015

In many cases, a good shelter with adequate food is enough to keep horses warm during winter weather, researchers found.... Read More

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Judge Orders Receiver for Convicted Abuser's Horses

December 30, 2015

A New York Supreme Court judge ordered that a receiver oversee the care of more than 20 of Beth Hoskins' horses.... Read More

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More Horses Seized From Florida Rescue

December 28, 2015

The rescue made news in 2014 when its operators were found guilty of multiple counts of animal cruelty. ... Read More

MRI is considered the “gold standard” for identifying abnormalities contributing to caudal heel pain.

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The Horse's Top Videos of 2015

December 27, 2015

View videos on topics including navicular disease, saddle fitting, body condition scoring, joint treatments, and more.... Read More

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Adopting a Horse This Holiday Season? Rescuers Share Tips

December 24, 2015

Get tips on what to consider when preparing to adopt and bringing home your rescue horse this holiday season.... Read More

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The Equine Industry's Top Welfare Issues

December 22, 2015

A rundown of equine welfare issues currently plaguing the U.S. industry and what's being done to address them. ... Read More

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2016 U.S. Omnibus Bill Denies Horsemeat Inspections

December 17, 2015

The bill includes a provision that forbids funding of horsemeat inspections at horse processing plants.... Read More

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Illinois Group Adopts Retirement Plan for County Horse Herds

December 16, 2015

The ordinance allows retired horses to be rehomed or for the district to keep and maintain the retired animals.... Read More

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Oklahoma Police Probe Fatal Horse Stabbing

December 16, 2015

A police report indicated that an owner reported finding her horse covered with blood and dead in a stall on Dec. 14.... Read More

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Police Investigate Possible Sexual Assault on Pregnant Mare

December 15, 2015

Wisconsin officials hope a cash reward will lead them to those responsible for allegedly sexually assaulting the mare.... Read More

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The Martingale's Effect on Rein Tension

December 11, 2015

Researchers determined that rein tensions were more consistent when horses were ridden with a martingale than without.... Read More

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AQHA Executive Committee Modifies Lip Chain Rule

December 10, 2015

The committee approved the use of a lip cord in amateur and open halter classes for stallions aged 1 year and older.... Read More

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NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance Updates Code of Standards

December 10, 2015

The changes encourage governing jurisdictions to adopt RMTC criteria pertaining to official drug testing laboratories.... Read More

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Keeping Horses in the Asphalt Jungle

December 10, 2015

From vets stuck in city traffic to vexing ventilation issues, urban-dwelling horse owners deal with unique challenges. ... Read More

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Accused Florida Farm Owner Can Keep Horses on Property

December 07, 2015

The man, accused of illegally possessing horsemeat for human consumption, is allowed to keep horses on his property.... Read More

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Understanding Automatism in Performance Horses

December 05, 2015

Why does a racehorse keep running after losing his jockey? Because of a brain function called automatism.... Read More

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National HBPA Supports AHC Welfare Code

December 04, 2015

The code is a broad set of principles designed to establish good equine welfare procedures for industry organizations.... Read More

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Equine Sleep Patterns' Effects on Performance

December 03, 2015

Knowing if sleep patterns affect performance could prompt interest in sleep as an important horse management factor.... Read More

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Professional vs. Amateur Round Pen Training Techniques

December 03, 2015

Researchers emphasized the importance of using subtle cues and having precise timing when training in the round pen.... Read More

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Churchill Downs, Kentucky HBPA Donate to $28,410 TAA

December 02, 2015

The TAA awarded more than $2.4 million in grants to 42 accredited Thoroughbred aftercare agencies in 2014.... Read More

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, President of the Brooke, and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with Brooke Global Ambassador Monty Roberts at a private reception for Brooke donors at the Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace.

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Duchess of Cornwall Hosts Event for Brooke USA Donors

December 02, 2015

The Brooke works to alleviate the suffering of working horses, donkeys, and mules in the developing world. ... Read More

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Snowboarder Rescues Snowbound Horse

November 28, 2015

The aging mare ended up stuck up to her abdomen in powdery snow before being rescued by a 21-year-old snowboarder.... Read More

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World Horse Welfare to be Badminton's Charity of the Year

November 26, 2015

World Horse Welfare has been selected as "Charity of the Year" for 2016 at Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials.... Read More

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NYSGC Proposes New Regulations in Wake of PETA Claims

November 23, 2015

Also, the NYGSC fined trainer Steve Asmussen $10,000 for administering thyroxine within 48 hours of racing.... Read More