Equine Welfare & Legislation

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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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Researchers Compare Different Types of Horses' Temperaments

June 29, 2015

Factors such as age, breed, discipline, and more can impact a horse's temperament, scientists found.... 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

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Proposed Bill Calls for Federal Anti-Doping Racing Rules

June 17, 2015

Race-day medications for racehorses would be banned and an independent agency would be charged with enforcing rules.... Read More

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Preakness Meet Helps Raise Funds for TAA

June 16, 2015

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) will receive more than $65,000 raised during last month's meet at Pimlico.... Read More

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TCA Awards More Than $511,000 in Grants

June 14, 2015

TCA has issued grants to 67 Thoroughbred industry-related nonprofits that work to uphold the organization's mission.... Read More

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Groundbreaking for New Vocations Facility Slated for June 24

June 13, 2015

The new Kentucky facility will include two 15-stall barns, indoor and outdoor arenas, and ample pastures and paddocks.... Read More

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Racehorse Summit to Address Bone Remodeling, Injury Database

June 12, 2015

Other presentation topics will include racetrack surfaces, horsemanship courses, post-mortem exam programs, and more.... Read More

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FEI Bureau Hears United Arab Emirates Endurance Proposals

June 10, 2015

The FEI Bureau provisionally suspended the national federation due to horse welfare and other issues in endurance.... Read More

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American Pharoah Trainer Bob Baffert Donates to Old Friends

June 09, 2015

The Triple Crown winning trainer pledged a $50,000 donation to the farm that's home to three of his former trainees.... Read More

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Police Probe Tennessee Horse Shootings

June 09, 2015

One horse was shot multiple times and died of his injuries. A second horse was also shot, but is expected to recover.... Read More

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Study: Enrichment can Improve Hospitalized Horses' Welfare

June 09, 2015

"Enriched" clinics could help improve equine welfare, leading to quicker healing times and safer environments for staff.... Read More

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Racing Conference Concludes with Medication Reform Messages

June 08, 2015

The Pan American Conference featured a variety of speakers who focused on anti-doping, marketing, and more.... Read More

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The Brooke Helps Horses in Nepal Following Earthquake

June 07, 2015

The Brooke is working to rescue and treat hundreds of equids trapped by landslides and injured by falling rocks. ... Read More

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Horse Racing Integrity Coalition Formed

June 05, 2015

The group will advocate for uniform medication standards for American Thoroughbred racing.... Read More

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Nevada Man Charged in Horse Dragging Incident

June 05, 2015

The horse sustained injuries, including a neck fracture, after being dragged down a gravel road behind a truck.... Read More

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Wheelon Soring Case Dismissed

June 04, 2015

A Tennessee judge has dismissed the soring case against Walking Horse trainer Larry Wheelon due to lack of evidence.... Read More