Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Long-Haul Transport and Horse Health Risks

May 05, 2016

Long-distance transport poses risks for horse health and welfare that should not be taken lightly, researchers found.... Read More

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Churchill Downs Releases Derby, Oaks Security Protocols

May 02, 2016

The enhanced equine security measures are part of the track's ongoing safety and integrity program.... Read More

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Veterinarians, Students Serve Working Horses in Honduras

April 29, 2016

Take a behind-the-scenes look at how the group provided care to more than 300 working equids in Southern Honduras.... Read More

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Summit to Cover Racehorse Nutrition, Biosecurity, and More

April 27, 2016

The Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit will also feature talks on equine injuries, respiratory health, and more.... Read More

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Congressman's Email Draws Ire From Oregon Dressage Riders

April 27, 2016

A group of Oregon equestrians are concerned that a letter from a Congressman might erroneously link soring to dressage.... Read More

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Group or Individual Horse Housing: Which is Less Stressful?

April 27, 2016

Horses in the group housing situation had fewer stress indicators than those stalled individually, researchers found.... Read More

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Eventer Boyd Martin Named Brooke USA Ambassador

April 27, 2016

In this capacity, he will represent the equine welfare charity throughout the country and in his travels abroad.... Read More

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Los Angeles Police: Horse Death Appears Accidental

April 26, 2016

Investigators believe the horse probably died of strangulation after being improperly loaded into a trailer.... Read More

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Belmont Stakes Celebration to Benefit Equine Research

April 26, 2016

The celebration, which will benefit the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, will be held June 9 in New York City.... Read More

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Grandin Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 26, 2016

Temple Grandin, PhD, is an internationally recognized leader in humane animal handling techniques.... Read More

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Veterinarians Balance Economics With Equine Welfare in Haiti

April 23, 2016

Learn how vets are trying to improve working equid health and welfare within their owners' economic confines.... Read More

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Do Riders Maintain Consistent Rein Pressure?

April 23, 2016

A rider's rein tension can vary within the same stride, which could have equine welfare repercussions, researchers said.... Read More

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Florida Police Seek Miniature Horse Shooter

April 21, 2016

An owner in Palmetto reported April 18 that her Miniature Horse had been shot during the overnight hours of April 17.... Read More

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Research-Based Weaning Tips to Reduce Stress

April 21, 2016

Start planning early to make the transition away from mom as smooth as possible.... Read More

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How Can I Tell if My Horse is in Pain?

April 20, 2016

A veterinarian and an equine behaviorist describes behavioral signs of pain in horses.... Read More

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House Committee Passes Anti-Slaughter Amendment

April 20, 2016

One bill sponsor said the legislation is designed to protect horses while keeping the U.S. food supply safe.... Read More

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The Equitwister: A Simplified Way to Castrate Working Equids

April 15, 2016

This tool is simple, affordable, and results in few complications, one equitarian volunteer reported.... Read More

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ASPCA's 2016 'Help a Horse Day' Taking Place April 26

April 14, 2016

The "Help a Horse" contest will award $100,000 in grant prizes to equine organizations across the country.... Read More

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Study: Depressed Horses Show Lack of Attention

April 14, 2016

These horses tend to overreact to challenging situations, potentially making them dangerous for novice handlers.... Read More

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UHVRC Distributes 3,200 Vaccines to Horses in Need

April 12, 2016

The UHVRC has delivered more than 21,000 free vaccines to horses in need since its inception in December 2008.... Read More

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Dead Horse Found on Los Angeles Street

April 12, 2016

California police are searching for whoever killed a horse, then tied the dead animal to a pole on a Los Angeles street.... Read More

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Equine Welfare Organizations Come Together at Grand National

April 09, 2016

The British welfare groups hoped to raise awareness of welfare issues across the U.K. equine population.... Read More

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BLM Launches Scoping on Adobe Town Wild Horse Removal

April 08, 2016

The BLM could have the chance to conduct a research project by placing radio collars on mares returned to the range.... Read More

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How Can I Tell if My Horse is Stressed?

April 07, 2016

Learn about what causes stress for horses, how they respond to stressful situations, and what we can do about it.... Read More

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On the Mend, 'Lily' Released from Hospital

April 07, 2016

The mare shot more than 100 times with a paintball gun will continue treatment at an undisclosed location.... Read More