Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Tennessee Authorities Seek Horse Slasher

July 18, 2014

Authorities are hoping the public can help identify whoever cut a horse's leg while it grazed in its pasture.... Read More

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Commentary: Using a 'Checklist' Mindset for Racehorses

July 16, 2014

The Blood-Horse's editor-in-chief shares how a checklist could benefit racehorse health.... Read More

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North Carolina Woman Charged with Animal Cruelty

July 16, 2014

A North Carolina woman is facing charges for allegedly maltreating 54 horses on her Sampson County property.... Read More

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ASPCA Equine Fund Awards 1,000th Grant

July 15, 2014

The $5,000 award will fund repairs to the roof of a horse rescue's feed room, which was destroyed in a storm.... Read More

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Bill would Put Wild Horses under State Jurisdiction

July 14, 2014

If passed, states would have the option to manage wild horses and burros residing within their borders.... Read More

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Blue Horse Charities Merging Efforts with TAA

July 13, 2014

The charities provides funds help organizations rehabilitating, retraining, and adopting out Thoroughbreds.... Read More

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Chuckwagon Horse Dies at Calgary Stampede

July 10, 2014

A ruptured aneurysm is being blamed for the horse's death during a training session for the chuckwagon races.... Read More

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Reward Offered in Mississippi Horse Shooting

July 10, 2014

Horse sanctuary operators hope a cash reward will lead them to those responsible for shooting a rescued horse.... Read More

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Information Collection Key in Maintaining Track Surfaces

July 10, 2014

Presenters discussed how improved information collection is helping to improve racetrack surfaces.... Read More

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Panel: Culture Change Needed in Thoroughbred Racing

July 09, 2014

Panelists pushed for better communication and more transparency to help keep racehorses safe.... Read More

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Horse Abandoned in Oregon

July 09, 2014

A horse is receiving rehabilitative care while authorities seek whoever abandoned the animal.... Read More

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Why Are American Thoroughbreds Racing Less Frequently?

July 09, 2014

Panelists discussed if equine fragility, medications, and economics could result in fewer race starts.... Read More

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FEI Seeks to Improve Vaulting Horse Welfare

July 08, 2014

As vaulters' movements become more complex, the horse's continued welfare is an important issue for the FEI.... Read More

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Identifying At-Risk Racehorses a Priority

July 08, 2014

The Thoroughbred industry is pushing the need to identify racehorses at risk of catastrophic injury.... Read More

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Brennan Equine Welfare Fund Announces 2014 Grant Recipients

July 04, 2014

The organization awarded funds to 15 equine rescue/rehabilitation/retraining and placement facilities. ... Read More

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2014 American Horse Council Convention Wrap-Up

July 03, 2014

Review highlights from the 45th Annual American Horse Council convention held in Washington, D.C.... Read More

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Australian Racehorse Owners Now Must Report Horse Retirement

July 03, 2014

Owners must report Thoroughbred racehorse retirement within 30 days under a new Australian Racing Board rule.... Read More

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Could Radio Broadcasts Help Pakistan's Working Equids?

July 02, 2014

Radio broadcasts appear to increase owners' awareness of working equids' needs, researchers found.... Read More

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The Importance of USDA-Accredited Vets

July 02, 2014

Equine practitioners accredited by the USDA help monitor emerging diseases and movement of horses.... Read More

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BLM Seeks Dismissal of Nevada Wild-Horse Related Lawsuit

July 01, 2014

Nevada ranchers want the BLM to remove wild horses from public and private lands.... Read More

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British Charity Works to Fight African Horse Sickness

July 01, 2014

Ethiopia has both the largest equine population in Africa and a deadly disease that threatens that population.... Read More

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Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration Loses Sponsor

June 30, 2014

Regions Bank has announced that it will no longer be affiliated with the breed show event. ... Read More

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NTRA Safety Alliance Accredits Indiana Grand

June 27, 2014

Officials recognized Indiana Grand for numerous best practices, including several impacting racehorse health.... Read More

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Louisiana Horse Deaths Investigated

June 27, 2014

Authorities are hoping a cash reward will determine who shot three horses grazing in a pasture.... Read More

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Deputies Probe Arizona Horse Slashing

June 26, 2014

Maricopa County authorities are seeking whoever slashed a horse's neck in its barn near Scottsdale.... Read More