Equine Welfare & Legislation


N.C. Horse Hoof Care and Shoeing Course Available in March

February 01, 2007

A two-day short course for horse owners March 9-10 in Raleigh, N.C., will provide the latest information on the care and management of horse's hooves. The early registration deadline for the clinic is Feb. 10.

The course will provide... Read More


Agriculture Official: Ga. Starvation Case "One of the Worst Situations We've Ever Dealt With"

January 31, 2007

More than 200 starving horses, cows, goats and dogs have been discovered on a Concord, Ga., farm.

Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin said complaints about the animals' condition came in last week.

"Considering... Read More


Death of Horse Blamed on Endangered Wolf Pack

January 31, 2007

A horse belonging to a Catron County, N.M., family has been killed by a pack of endangered Mexican gray wolves, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Mark Miller and his family returned to their homestead on the Diamond Cree... Read More


CHRB Decides Not to Enforce Toe Grab Rule

January 29, 2007

A long-running controversy over toe grabs before the California Horse Racing Board could turn into a referendum on trainer authority.

Responding to some conditioner complaints, a majority of the CHRB voted against enforcing a regulation... Read More


Riding For Reading Teams up with University Equestrian Team

January 29, 2007

Riding For Reading is pleased to announce that the University of Southern California's Trojan Equestrian Team has signed up to help Riding For Reading. The USC Equestrian Team will help the non-profit literacy organization with its book... Read More


N.J. Horse Fatally Shot, Police Searching for Archer

January 28, 2007

Police are searching for leads after a Franklin Township, N.J., horse was fatally shot with an arrow last Sunday (Jan. 21), the Read More


Stallion Owner Clinic Available from University of Maine

January 26, 2007

University of Maine's Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences and Cooperative Extension are teaming up with the USDA's Risk Management Agency for a Stallion Clinic for mare and stallion owners. The clinic will be Saturday, March 10, at Page... Read More


Zebra Breaks Neck at Seattle Zoo

January 26, 2007

A zebra was found dead at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle with a broken neck.

The zoo says the animal ran into a fence in a holding area yesterday and died on impact.

The 4-year-old female was one of two zebras that arrived in Seattle... Read More


Dead Horse on New Zealand Beach Presents Disposal Challenge

January 25, 2007

A dead horse, which floated down a New Zealand river and onto the beach at Whakatane Heads, presented a disposal challenge for local environment officials, reported New Zealand newspaper Read More


BioFuel Impact on Animal Agriculture to be Theme of NIAA Meeting

January 24, 2007

"BioFuels Energy: Animal Agriculture at the Crossroads" will be the theme of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture's (NIAA) Annual Meeting, April 2-5, in Sacramento, Calif., at the Hyatt Regency.

"With all of the emphasis on... Read More


Horse Manure Odor Has City Suing Planning Commissioner

January 24, 2007

The city of Carlsbad, Calif., is suing one of its planning commissioners after he failed to pay $1,600 in fines and late fees for horse manure odor, Read More


HSUS Urging Airlines to Stop Shipping Horsemeat

January 23, 2007

The Humane Society of the United States has called on American and Delta airlines to stop shipping horsemeat from slaughterhouses in Texas to Europe and Asia for human consumption. The request comes on the heels of a federal appeals court ruling... Read More


Maine Equine Welfare Groups Forming Cooperative

January 22, 2007

A group of horse shelter operators have joined together to create the Maine Equine Wellness Cooperative, a network to recruit people willing to help, raise funds, and educate new horse owners, reported Read More


Maryland Equine Studies Program Receives Grant

January 21, 2007

The Equine Studies Program in the University of Maryland's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) has been awarded a $2,500 grant from the Maryland Horse Industry Board. Grant funding was awarded to purchase collection harness bags... Read More


Got Colostrum? Web Site Network Helps Foals in Need

January 14, 2007

All too often we take for granted our foals will receive an adequate supply of colostrum, but not all foals are born lucky. For those less fortunate their dependency for colostrum relies upon breeders collecting, freezing and storing this... Read More


Kansas City Is Hub of Animal Health Care

January 12, 2007

The vast cattle pens that once helped move much of the nation's meat supply are gone, replaced by aging warehouses and the frequent belief that this former frontier town left its agricultural roots far behind.

But not so fast. With little... Read More


Scientists Tracking Mountain Lion with a Taste for Horses

January 12, 2007

Scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno, are tracking a mountain lion they think may have developed a taste for wild horses.

The female lion was trapped in the Virginia Range last month and fitted with a radio collar.

Now,... Read More


A Decade of Dawning: Lessons Learned by a City Boy Turned Farm Owner

January 11, 2007

By Richard Zwirn

I had to chuckle. Here I was, leading two headstrong, unruly yearling colts from a field in a driving rainstorm and managing just fine. Ten years earlier, an 11-year-old broodmare was delivered to our farm and I was... Read More


Interpreting Diagnostic Serology

January 09, 2007

Diagnostics based on serological analysis have long been a complex task for veterinarians and diagnosticians alike. Serologic testing is frequently chosen, owing to the ease of blood sample collection and handling when compared to the alternativ... Read More


Horse Welfare in EU Transport Still a Problem

January 07, 2007

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) is giving only a cool welcome to the new European Union (EU) Regulation on live animal transport which came into force on Jan. 5, noted the following article in the Animal Air... Read More


Pa. Farm Show to Serve up Educational Experiences

January 05, 2007

Pennsylvania Farm Show patrons might not want to taste what cows eat for breakfast, but they will be encouraged to touch and smell cow food when they visit the state's annual agricultural showcase that opens this weekend.

The state... Read More


Ky. Legislators Considering Slaughter Transport Ban

January 04, 2007

Hungry enough to eat a horse?

Don't try it in Kentucky, home to the world's best known horse race.

Legislation pending in the General Assembly would make it illegal for horses to be slaughtered in the state or to be transported... Read More


EIA: Transmissible Through the Air?

January 03, 2007

Some authorities are postulating that EIA might be transmissible through the air in exceptional circumstances.... Read More


Book by U.S. Cavalry School Horseshoeing Instructor Available

January 02, 2007

A concise collection of fundamental equine hoof-care information and techniques from one of history's most influential horseshoers is once again available to farriers tending to the nation's horses.

Frank Churchill, author of American... Read More


Reward Offered for Information on Minn. Horse Shootings

January 01, 2007

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for shooting two horses in Brown County, Minn. in December.... Read More