Equine Welfare: One European Perspective (AAEP 2010)

January 27, 2011

The horse industry in the United States is not the only one dealing with an equine welfare problem. Some European countries are also facing challenges in assuring all horses have a good quality of life, according to Joe Collins, MVB, PhD, MRCVS, ... Read More


Nebraska Lawmakers Consider Horse Processing, Rescue Bills

January 19, 2011

Proposed legislation in Nebraska could facilitate horse processing plant development in that state, while a companion bill would penalize rescue operators who turn away horses brought to them for care. Introduced on Jan. 12, LB 305 would establish a ... Read More


Rutgers Equine Science Center Receives $100,000 Donation

January 07, 2011

The Rutgers Equine Science Center recently received a $100,000 donation from its director, Karyn Malinowski, PhD. Malinowski made the donation in support of new initiatives, programs, and better horse care through research and education as the Center... Read More


Horse Processing Plants: Not Just a Horse Issue

January 06, 2011

As the lackluster economy continues to challenge the horse industry, ranchers, lawmakers, and horse owners gathered at the Summit of the Horse in Las Vegas, Nev., this week to discuss the economic state of the industry and the unwanted horse issues. ... Read More


Expanding the Effort on Equine Rescue

January 01, 2011

I believe that, in their hearts, every true horseman would like to see the perceived need for equine slaughter eliminated. Now, a unique opportunity to do just this has presented itself... Read More


Rescue Group Launches Anti-Slaughter Awareness Campaign

December 30, 2010

A Pennsylvania-based equine rescue organization hopes a billboard advertising campaign will raise awareness of horse slaughter issues, particularly among non-horse owners.
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Complaint Seeks Probe of Wyoming Lawmaker

December 22, 2010

A Wyoming woman has asked the Speaker of the State's House of Representatives and other officials to investigate Representative Sue Wallis on grounds that the lawmaker violated ethics laws when she sponsored legislation to allow horse processing ... Read More


Readers and Their Horses Get Into the Holiday Spirit

December 21, 2010

Exactly 740 readers of responded to a poll asking, "What are your horse's favorite holiday treats?"... Read More


Study: Horse's Stress Levels Increase During Events

October 05, 2010

Horses might experience increased stress during equestrian events and competitions, but that stress appears relatively mild and might even be beneficial according to new research by Austrian, German, and French equitation scientists.... Read More


California Anti-Slaughter Resolution Passes

August 26, 2010

A bill instructing California's congressional delegation to support federal legislation that would forbid the transport of horses to horse processing plants in Canada and Mexico took its final step to passage on Wednesday when that state's Senate app... Read More


Proposed Canadian Bill Could Halt U.S. Slaughter Exports

June 22, 2010

A proposed Canadian law could halt the export of U.S. horses for slaughter in that country, one equine welfare advocate said. Along with Mexico, Canada became a major destination for U.S. slaughter-bound horses after court actions shuttered rema... Read More


Who's To Blame? (Slaughter and Our Romantic Image of the Horse)

June 01, 2010

Who should get the credit--or blame--for the closings of Texas horse slaughter plants? Start with the horse industry itself, and its heroic, romantic image of the horse.... Read More


Computer System Helps in Foot Surgery

May 28, 2010

Computer-assisted surgery (CAS) with a passive optical tracking system is the new future for repairing internal hoof fractures, providing highly accurate placement of screws and the chance for "perfect" results, according to a new stu... Read More


Florida Anti-Slaughter Bill Becomes Law

May 18, 2010

Anyone who slaughters a horse and sells its meat for human consumption in Florida now faces criminal felony charges under a new measure signed into law by Gov. Charlie Crist on May 14.

HB 765 prohibits the mutilation or killing of an... Read More


Slaughter Language Slashed From Missouri Bill

May 17, 2010

Language that would have established regulations and fees for horse processing operations in Missouri was removed from an omnibus agriculture bill that was passed by that state's Senate on May 14.

SB 795 contained language derive... Read More


Missouri Slaughter Bill in Committee

May 12, 2010

A controversial Missouri bill that would allow horse processing plant development in that state was sent to the Senate Conference Committee May 11 for refinement. The committee has the power to strip slaughter language from the bill.

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Cyber Campaign Targets Missouri Slaughter Bill

May 10, 2010

Some horse slaughter opponents are using social networking sites to urge the defeat of Missouri legislation that would allow horse processing plant development in that state.

Introduced by Rep. Jim Viebrock, HB 1747 would establish p... Read More


Horse-Human Relationship Symposium at Tufts

April 30, 2010

The Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence Symposium: Hoofbeats and Society: the Horse-Human Relationship is scheduled for May 15-16 at the Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton, Mass.... Read More


Horse Council Participates in Conference on Outdoors

April 27, 2010

The American Horse Council's Legislative Director Ben Pendergrass participated in the April 16 White House Conference on America's Great Outdoors held at the U.S. Department of the Interior.

The conference focused on the challenges, opportuniti... Read More


Horses Undergo Pre-slaughter Stress, Study Confirms

April 22, 2010

That horses endure significant stress while waiting to be slaughtered has often been assumed. But a new study measuring stress hormone levels now confirms that theory, according to Italian researchers.

In the 45 minutes between remov... Read More


Florida Anti-Slaughter Bill Advances

April 22, 2010

A Florida bill to that would make it a felony to slaughter horses and sell their meat for human consumption drew closer to passage on April 21 when that state's House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the measure.

HB 765 p... Read More


AQHA Data Reveals Registration Trends

April 15, 2010

In analyzing 30 years of American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) registration data, AQHA discovered some trends that could help breeders and owners of American Quarter Horses make business decisions for the future. These trends, which ar... Read More


Legal and Ethical Veterinary Compounding

April 09, 2010

Drug compounding can be defined as the art and science of mixing ingredients, which may be active, inactive or both, to create a specific dosage form to meet a specific patient’s needs. Compounding can be performed by a veterinarian or by... Read More


Unwanted Horses an Urgent Issue, Survey Says

April 03, 2010

What to do with unwanted horses is the most urgent issue facing the equine industry, according to responses from a recent survey.

The findings are part of the American Horse Publications nationwide online survey, conducted from Oct. ... Read More


Missouri Horsemeat Processing Bill Advances

April 03, 2010

A bill establishing horse processing plant operation and meat inspection regulations was passed by the Missouri House of Representatives on Monday (March 29). HB 1747 also requires plant operators to pay registration and processing fees to unde... Read More