October 23, 2008
An unidentified resident of Deschutes County, Ore., is offering a $1,000 reward for information about the shooting and abandonment of Trooper, a 6-year-old Arabian gelding. Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer Fred Perl and a... Read More
October 15, 2008
NorCal Equine Rescue in Oroville, Calif., will offer a low-cost euthanasia clinic on Dec. 17 for owners who, due to economic or other reasons, are unable to care for their horses. Owners will be charged $25 for the euthanasia... Read More
October 14, 2008
Elliot Saffran, the Milford, Mass., man accused of animal cruelty for refusing to euthanize his mare, appeared in Uxbridge District Court on Oct. 14 and requested that his case be transferred to another court for trial before a jury.
"He... Read More
October 09, 2008
A year after the death of racehorse John Henry, fans now have a lasting monument and a dedicated place to remember their champion.
A bronze statue by artist Shelley Hunter has taken its place at John's gravesite, just outside the Kentucky... Read More
October 07, 2008
For years, large animal carcass disposal has been a problem. Not only are options to dispose of a large carcass limited, they can also be costly.
The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service is hosting a Field Day on large animal carcass... Read More
August 23, 2008
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) isn't likely to make a decision regarding the use of euthanasia in wild horse herd management until the end of the year, a spokesman said. The euthanasia option decision was originally... Read More
August 14, 2008
The attorney representing Elliott Saffran, the Massachusetts man accused of animal cruelty for refusing to euthanize Quincy, his aged, infirm horse, has filed motions to either dismiss the case against Saffran or suppress evidence pertinent... Read More
August 11, 2008
A measure aimed at collecting and making animal cruelty crime data public is drawing praise from animal welfare advocates as a means to raise awareness of animal cruelty crime.
"For one thing, it would legitimize the data, so law... Read More
August 11, 2008
Quincy, the aged mare at the center of a Massachusetts cruelty case, died Aug. 10, just two days before her owner is to appear in a Massachusetts court to face animal cruelty charges.
"She's gone, but we want the case... Read More
July 03, 2008
Bonnie Matton, president of the Wild Horse Preservation League, wasn't happy when the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced that it might consider euthanasia as a means to manage wild horse herds, but she wasn't surprised, either.... Read More
May 28, 2008
"Karen and David (O'Connor) would have done anything to let this little guy have a shot," said Kent Allen, DVM, one of the three veterinarians who attended Theodore O'Connor following the gelding's catastrophic injury this morning and a long-tim... Read More
May 15, 2008
Eight Belles, the filly who suffered a catastrophic injury after finishing second in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs May 3, had compound fractures of both front legs at the fetlock joints, a necropsy report released May 15 concluded.... Read More
May 07, 2008
While her owner ponders his legal options, Quincy, the lame 29-year-old mare at the center of a controversial animal cruelty case, remains in the care of an unnamed Massachusetts equine clinic.
"She's as well as can be expected," said... Read More
May 04, 2008
A tearful Larry Jones said Eight Belles, who suffered a catastrophic injury in the gallop-out after finishing second in the Run for the Roses, said there would be no second-guessing in what he called an "unfortunate" outcome that couldn't be... Read More
April 07, 2008
A controversial Massachusetts horse cruelty case might be resolved in court April 8 if the horse's owner agrees to euthanize the mare in question.
According to Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' (MSPCA) Deputy... Read More
December 01, 2007
There can be many factors that lead to the decision for euthanasia--whether it's "just time" or immediacy.... Read More
November 16, 2007
Dairy farmer Ken Nobis reaches into a tall mound of what looks like topsoil and grabs a clump, which he looks over and quickly sniffs before crumbling it.
The 10-foot-high, 50-foot-long heap that he's examining is a compost pile. Its humus is... Read More
October 16, 2007
Nearly 1,000 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "How do you remember a beloved equine you've lost?"
January 29, 2007
Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro was euthanatized Monday (Jan. 29) after complications from his injury at the Preakness last May.
"We just reached a point where it was going to be difficult for him to go on without pain,... Read More
January 29, 2007
On the morning of Jan. 29, Dean W. Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, head of surgery at The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's New Bolton Center, made the somber announcement most everyone had been prepared to hear more than... Read More
November 01, 2006
Can people with no money get a veterinarian to euthanize their horse for free?... Read More
April 01, 2006
Several recent occurrences have brought to mind the role of humans as stewards of our animals. These stories don't all have to do with horses, but how many horse owners do you know who don't have dogs, cats, or other critters running around the... Read More
July 28, 2005
Jane McGarel-Groves was awarded 350,000 GBP (about $608,280 US) in damages after suing two veterinarians that treated her 14-year-old dressage horse Annastasia in 2001 with corticosteroid joint injections. The injections inadvertently caused... Read More
March 03, 2005
The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) made the welfare of unwanted horses in the United States a priority for the foreseeable future, according to AAEP leaders during the annual convention.
While the AAEP's stand against... Read More
July 01, 2004
As horse owners, we care deeply about our animals. When one of our beloved horses dies, we lose a trusted friend. For many of us, the experience is emotionally devastating. Yet, just when we are at our most pronounced stage of grief, we are... Read More
Q. Have horses been known to show significant behavior changes right before death? If so, why does this happen?