Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Poll Recap: Horseless Times of Life

September 19, 2017

Of the 439 respondents, 348 (79%) said they've been horseless at some point in their life.... Read More

FEI President Ingmar De Vos was elected as an IOC Member at the IOC Session in Lima (PER).

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FEI President Ingmar De Vos Elected as IOC Member

September 19, 2017

De Vos is the 13th FEI president and only the fourth to become an IOC member.... Read More

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2017 BEVA Award Winners Announced

September 19, 2017

Veterinarians focusing on equine veterinary science, health, and welfare received awards at the 2017 BEVA Congress.... Read More

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Shared Science: Human and Equine Health Similarities

September 19, 2017

Studying diseases across species can benefit horses as well as people.... Read More

Jon Pycock, BVetMed, PhD, DESM, MRCVS, will serve as the British Equine Veterinary Association's president for 2017/18.

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Dr. Jonathan Pycock Appointed New BEVA President

September 18, 2017

The equine reproduction specialist will serve as president of the British Equine Veterinary Association for 2017/18.... Read More

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2017 BEVA Congress: Saturday's Top Tweets and Take-Homes

September 18, 2017

Tweets and take-homes from Saturday's educational sessions on equine dentistry, ultrasound, hoof care, and more.... Read More

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TCA Provides Emergency Grant to Thoroughbreds in Caribbean

September 17, 2017

The grant will provide hay to Thoroughbreds living on the U.S. Virgin Islands recently devastated by Hurricane Irma.... Read More

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Could Horses Aid in Invasive Plant Control?

September 16, 2017

Researchers say horses could help control some invasive species while maintaining good body weight.... Read More

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2017 BEVA Congress: Friday's Top Tweets and Take-Homes

September 15, 2017

Tweets and take-homes from Friday's educational sessions on osteoarthritis, tendon injuries, strangles and more.... Read More

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2017 BEVA Congress: Thursday's Top Tweets and Take-Homes

September 14, 2017

Tweets and take-homes from Day 1 educational sessions at the 2017 British Equine Veterinary Association Congress.... Read More

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Are Horses Self-Aware?

September 14, 2017

Italian researchers used the mirror self-recognition test on horses. Here's a look at the results.... Read More

Helen Yakin-Palmer's horse Cera made it through Irma none the worse for wear.

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Horse Owners Take Stock After Hurricane Irma

September 14, 2017

Four days after Hurricane Irma swept through Florida horse owners are finally able to assess the damages left behind.... Read More

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Time-Saving Tips: Equine Veterinary and Farrier Visits

September 14, 2017

Veterinarians and farriers often have busy schedules. Here are some tips to help expedite their visits when they arrive.... Read More

This horse's ears are pointing back, a potential sign of compromised welfare
In this study, horses were deemed to be in states of chronically compromised welfare when three of the four following signs were observed: ears cocked back more than half the time, vertebral problems, anemia, and an abnormally high neutrophil count.

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Researchers Study Indicator of Chronic Stress in Horses

September 13, 2017

Horses showing signs of compromised welfare had low cortisol levels, indicating it could be a chronic stress indicator.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Venomous Snake Concerns

September 12, 2017

Of the 351 respondents, 174 (50%) said they live in an area where ratlesnakes and other venomous snakes are a concern.... Read More

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KDA Animal Health to Hold Public Meeting to Discuss EIA

September 12, 2017

The meeting will allow local horse owners to learn more about EIA and the recent cases identified in southwest Kansas.... Read More

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BLM Releases Decision for Red Desert Wild Horse Gather

September 11, 2017

The BLM said the gather will allow fertility control vaccine administration to mares returning to the complex and more.... Read More

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American Horse Council Makes Governance Structure Changes

September 10, 2017

In January 2018, the AHC Board will add two "at large" seats in addition to their "strategic" level seats.... Read More

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Shopping for Horse Farm Property

September 10, 2017

Consider these pointers for selecting horse-friendly land, facilities, and communities. ... Read More

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2018 WEVA Congress Approaching

September 09, 2017

The 2018 World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA) Congress will take place April 21-23 in Beijing, China. ... Read More

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Scientists Study How Hard Horses Kick

September 09, 2017

Knowing those forces could pave the way for safer stables and interactions with (and between) horses, researchers say.... Read More

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Social Media Scenes: Hurricanes and Horses

September 08, 2017

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are bringing equestrians together to ensure horse safety as Mother Nature takes a toll.... Read More

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Toning Down Playtime

September 08, 2017

How can I make my horse a less attractive target for his pasturemate, who likes to tug at halters and fly masks?... Read More

Hurricane Irma’s wrath was on display Wednesday and overnight as it ravaged islands including Barbuda, St. Marten, and Puerto Rico, among others.

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Florida Horse Owners Brace for Hurricane Irma

September 07, 2017

Some have evacuated and others are ready to shelter horses in place ahead of Irma's heavy rains and tropical winds.... Read More

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Alabama Barn Fire Kills Tennessee Walking Horses

September 06, 2017

An early morning barn fire claimed the lives of more than 20 show horses in Alabama earlier this week.... Read More