Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Preparing Horse Farms for Winter Weather Disasters

January 07, 2018

Plan ahead to keep family, employees, and horses safe in a winter weather disaster. ... Read More

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What Does a 'Free' Horse Cost? Part 2

January 04, 2018

Now that you've acquired your "free" horse, here's how to keep him healthy.... Read More

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Study: Not All Working Equids Suffer Serious Welfare Issues

January 04, 2018

Researchers found that in Chile, the horses belonging to even the poorest individuals often led good and healthy lives.... Read More

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Florida Woman Gets Visitation With Horse in DUI Case

January 03, 2018

Donna Byrne, charged with DUI for riding her horse while intoxicated, was granted supervised visits with the animal.... Read More

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A Hands-On Approach for Assessing Working Equid Welfare

December 28, 2017

A five-step approach makes it easier for owners to remember which basic health and welfare aspects to assess.... Read More

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PZP, Please?

December 27, 2017

Where can I order the PZP (porcine zona pelucida, used for fertility control in some animals) vaccine? ... Read More

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2018 UK Equine Research Seminar Series Announced

December 23, 2017

Lecture topics will include parasitology, gastric ulcers, fescue management, respiratory conditions, and more.... Read More

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Horse Rescue Operators Share Christmas Wish Lists

December 21, 2017

Find out how you can help horse rescues this holiday season, from donating supplies to offering time.... Read More

Left to Right: Fiona Cunnington, Martin Clunes, and Julian Samuelson.

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BEVA Trust Wins BHS Welfare Award

December 15, 2017

The BEVA Trust allows veterinarians to volunteer for projects that enhance equine welfare both locally and globally.... Read More

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Selling or Giving Away a Horse With Issues

November 30, 2017

Find out what you should tell buyers about the horse's challenges and how to ensure he gets an appropriate home.... Read More

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Stubborn as a Donkey?

November 30, 2017

One behavior expert explains the differences in behavior between donkeys and horses. ... Read More

Forage and water sources are scarce after Nevada's Fox and Lake Range Herd Management Area was burned by wildfire.

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BLM Concludes Emergency Nevada Wild Horse Gather

November 23, 2017

Forage and water sources were scarce after the Fox and Lake Range Herd Management Area was burned by wildfire.... Read More

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Common OTTB Behavior Traits

November 23, 2017

I'm considering purchasing an ex-racehorse. Are there any common behavior problems in OTTBs that I should be aware of? ... Read More

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FEI, Glasgow Extend Equine Injury Research Agreement

November 21, 2017

The FEI and the University of Glasgow will further develop the Global Endurance Injuries Study. ... Read More

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From the Ground Up

November 16, 2017

Safe and smart groundwork can help build the foundation for a confident, well-behaved horse.... Read More

Buttons developed an eye cloudiness in retirement that eventually cost him his sight.

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Considering a Horse's Quality of Life

November 16, 2017

An owner describes how she made the difficult decision to euthanize her "heart horse" based on his quality of life.... Read More

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Technology Connecting Veterinarians, Clients

November 16, 2017

Telemedicine is growing in popularity among veterinarians and clients, but it doesn't come without risks.... Read More

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Reward Offered in Florida Horse Shooting

November 15, 2017

The owner hopes the offer of a $2,000 cash reward will help police locate whoever killed her horse near Jacksonville.... Read More

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CCTV to be Added to All English Slaughterhouses in 2018

November 13, 2017

The goal is to ensure welfare standards for animals--including horses, ponies, and other equids--are met and enforced.... Read More

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Weiss Named Vice-President of ASPCA Equine Welfare Program

November 13, 2017

Emily Weiss, PhD, Cert. AAB, will oversee the strategic direction of the equine welfare program.... Read More

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Equine Research Could Keep Humans From Getting Hoarse

November 09, 2017

A technique developed to investigate strangles helped scientists understand the bacteria behind human sore throats.... Read More

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Getting Ahead of Gene Doping in Racehorses

November 09, 2017

Gene doping's effects, good or bad, remain unclear. It might not affect performance and could have serious side effects.... Read More

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New Dairy Donkey Management, Welfare Guidelines Published

November 08, 2017

Researchers from The Donkey Sanctuary and the University of Milan developed the guidelines during a two-year study.... Read More

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Florida Woman Charged With DUI While Riding Horse

November 07, 2017

Donna Byrne is facing multiple charges after she allegedly rode her horse down a busy roadway while she was intoxicated.... Read More

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Florida Veterinarian Facing Cruelty Charges Arrested Again

November 07, 2017

Gail Nichols, DVM, and her husband, allegedly failed to treat a horse in their care for a dental issue.... Read More