Equine Welfare & Legislation
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
September 16, 2007
In a Sept. 14 meeting at Keeneland Race Course, William Inglis and Son – Australia’s leading Thoroughbred sales agency since 1867 – sought American help to fight the ramifications of an equine influenza outbreak that could result in the loss of... Read More
September 16, 2007
A Milford, Conn., man has filed a lawsuit against his neighbor, claiming he can't sell his house because of the smell of horse manure from next door. In court documents filed in Superior Court, Gino Sciortino claims Helen Catlin is permitting... Read More
September 13, 2007
Hurricane Humberto crashed ashore along southeast Texas early Thursday, bringing heavy rains and maximum sustained winds of up to 80 mph as it made its way to Louisiana, the National Weather Service said.
The Category 1 storm made landfall... Read More
September 12, 2007
September 09, 2007
September 07, 2007
The 69th Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, held Aug. 22 through Sept. 1, was pronounced a success by show managers, competitors, and trainers who said the event marked a milestone of cooperation among inspectors and... Read More
September 07, 2007
The Equine Branch of Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART) has spent the past two years since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita working on local, regional, and state emergency preparedness and response.
LSART is the operational arm of... Read More
September 06, 2007
The horses that pull tourists on leisurely carriage rides through Central Park are working without enough water, shade, or oversight from authorities, a city report says.
City agencies haven't kept up with required veterinary checks and... Read More
September 01, 2007
Primary Industries Minister Ian Macdonald today, Sept. 1, said efforts would be maintained throughout the weekend to contain further spread of equine influenza (EI) in North South Wales (NSW).
Minister Macdonald, who today visited... Read More
August 30, 2007
A former police horse deemed unsuitable for duty has triumphed at a major international vaulting competition thanks to the dedication of equine welfare charity the International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH) and his new borrower.... Read More
August 29, 2007
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) recently announced that five equine rescue groups received grants totaling more than $17,000 during the months of July and August. The grants are intended to aid them in their... Read More
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