Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Racing Commissioner Resigns Over Anti-Slaughter Proposal

November 20, 2015

Illinois Racing Commissioner Kathy Byrne withdrew the proposal and resigned after the board did not vote on the issue.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Trainer Buys Former Trainee Out of Auction

November 19, 2015

Trainer Gary Contessa is encouraging dialogue about a possible fund designed to help retired racehorses out of feedlots.... Read More

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Sending Signals

November 19, 2015

From biomechanical to psychological influences, what effects do we have on our horses while riding?... Read More

Pamela Nezil performed a dressage routine based around learning theory principles such as using signals the horse can differentiate, using consistency and repetition, and releasing pressure immediately when the horse responds.

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2015 ISES Convention Highlights: How Horses Learn and More

November 18, 2015

Enjoy these highlights and article links from the 2015 International Society for Equitation Science Conference.... Read More

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Brooke Report: Working Horses are Invisible

November 17, 2015

Working equids are not considered "critical" in livestock policies that ensure owners properly care for their animals.... Read More

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Researchers Pinpoint Influential Factors for Horse Welfare

November 12, 2015

Learn which factors have the biggest impact on stalled horses' welfare and how owners can improve their environments.... Read More

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Top Tweets from the World Horse Welfare Conference

November 11, 2015

Take-homes on racehorse welfare, obseity, euthanasia, horse keeping and training, and more.... Read More

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Prosecutor: Evidence Lacking in Loxahatchee Slaughter Case

November 10, 2015

A prosecutor said evidence is lacking in alleged illegal horse slaughter cases connected to raids at three farms.... Read More

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Pictured Pair Uninvolved in Florida Slaughter Case

November 09, 2015

Two men thought to have information about the slaughter of a high-ticket show jumper were not involved in the incident.... Read More

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SPANA Launches Veterinary Services in Botswana

November 07, 2015

The charity will establish veterinary services to improve the health and welfare of more than 24,000 working donkeys.... Read More

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Pair Sought for Questioning in Show Horse Slaughter Case

November 06, 2015

Authorities believe two men could have information about the slaughter of a show jumping horse in Palmetto.... Read More

Commentary

Does a Racehorse Know if He Wins or Loses?

November 05, 2015

And what difference would it make to the horse if he wins or loses? An equine behaviorist weighs in. ... Read More

Article

Hyperflexion in Review

November 05, 2015

Does hyperflexion have negative effects or does it help improve horses' performance? Scientists review the research.... Read More

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BLM Seeks Assistance in Identifying Abandoned Horses

November 03, 2015

Two domestic horses were found abandoned and suffering from extreme malnutrition, dehydration, and physical abuse.... Read More

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New Arrest Made in Florida Slaughter Farm Case

November 03, 2015

An eighth man has been arrested in connection with raids on three illegal slaughter farms in Florida.... Read More

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All Wound Up

October 30, 2015

Physiological stress can be an important equine welfare issue. Here's what you should know.... Read More

Blog

'Senior' Horse Superstars: 2015 Breeders' Cup Contenders

October 29, 2015

Get to know some of the oldest horses competing in the 2015 Breeders' Cup!... Read More

Article

Do Eye Wrinkles Reflect a Horse's Emotional State?

October 29, 2015

Researchers found that different types of situations affected horses' eye wrinkle characteristics.... Read More

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Virginia Woman Charged With Animal Cruelty

October 27, 2015

Anne Goland (aka Anne Schumate Williams) is facing more than 20 animal cruelty charges.... Read More

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Show Jumper Found Butchered in Florida

October 26, 2015

A recently purchased Selle Francais gelding named Phedras De Blondrel was found dead and dismembered on Oct. 24.... Read More

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Horses Surrendered, Seized From Virginia Farm

October 26, 2015

Dozens of allegedly emaciated horses are receiving rehabilitative care after being removed from an Orange County farm.... Read More

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Australian Vet Studies Life After Racing for Thoroughbreds

October 25, 2015

Nearly half of Australian Thoroughbreds in one foal crop were rehomed to non-racing homes after their careers concluded.... Read More

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Understanding and Improving Stock Show Horse Treatment

October 23, 2015

One researcher shared her recently developed model for improving welfare in the stock horse industry.... Read More

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New Arrest in Florida Slaughter Farms Case

October 23, 2015

Rodobaldo Diaz of Palm Beach, Florida, was arrested on Oct. 20 and charged with four counts of animal cruelty.... Read More

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Veterinary Practice Signs On as TAA Site Inspectors

October 21, 2015

Veterinarians from Teigland, Franklin, and Brokken, DVMs, P.A., will volunteer as accreditation site inspectors.... Read More