Equine Welfare & Legislation

Commentary

How Can I Tell if My Horse is Stressed?

April 07, 2016

Learn about what causes stress for horses, how they respond to stressful situations, and what we can do about it.... Read More

Article

On the Mend, 'Lily' Released from Hospital

April 07, 2016

The mare shot more than 100 times with a paintball gun will continue treatment at an undisclosed location.... Read More

Article

Utah Man Charged in Horse Dragging Incident

April 07, 2016

A Utah man is facing animal cruelty charges after allegedly dragging a draft horse behind a truck.... Read More

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Study: Cardiac Recovery Time Identified as Heritable Trait

April 07, 2016

Selective breeding could lead to horses more tailored for endurance and improve welfare and performance, scientists say.... Read More

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NYSGC Suspends Six Harness Trainers for Cobalt Overages

April 06, 2016

Cobalt administration in high doses can cause detrimental effects on a number of equine body systems.... Read More

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BHA Amends Racing Rules on Cobalt, Horse Shoes

April 03, 2016

The BHA adopted a urinary cobalt threshold of 0.01 micrograms and mandated full sets of shoes for flat turf races.... Read More

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Turfway Reaccredited by NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance

April 03, 2016

The alliance is designed to is to establish standards and practices to promote safety and integrity in horse racing.... Read More

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Accused Florida Slaughter Farm Owner Convicted

April 01, 2016

A man accused of operating an illegal slaughter farm in Palm Beach County has been found guilty of cruelty to animals.... Read More

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Former Virginia Horse Rescue Operator Indicted for Fraud

April 01, 2016

Anne Goland was indicted on several embezzlement counts related to an animal cruelty investigation that began last year.... Read More

Commentary

Can My Horse Read My Thoughts?

March 31, 2016

A certified equine behavior consultant addresses the seemingly telepathic relationship some of us have with our horses.... Read More

Article

Man Accused of Maltreating 'Lily'

March 31, 2016

A Rhode Island man is facing charges for allegedly maltreating the mare who was shot with a paintball gun. ... Read More

Article

NYRA Equine Injury Rate Remains Below National Average

March 25, 2016

The fatality rate at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course in 2015 was 1.1 per 1,000 starts. ... Read More

Article

Are Chestnut Horses Crazy? Not Necessarily, Scientists Say

March 24, 2016

But, they were more likely to display "bold" behaviors (i.e., approaching unfamiliar objects) than bay horses.... Read More

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OSRC Sets Cobalt Limits and Penalties

March 24, 2016

The thresholds and penalties will take effect April 15, the day cobalt testing begins at all Ohio racetracks.... Read More

Article

Time to Retire?

March 24, 2016

Find out when and how to transition your horse from the show ring to a more leisurely lifestyle.... Read More

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Men Accused of Maltreating Horses at Ohio Fairgrounds

March 23, 2016

Five men were charged in connection to two allegedly maltreated horses residing at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds.... Read More

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Fatal Thoroughbred Racehorse Injuries Decline by 14% in 2015

March 22, 2016

The fatality rate of 1.62 per 1,000 starts is the lowest since the Equine Injury Database started publishing statistics.... Read More

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Equine Earphones Could Help Horses Relax

March 22, 2016

Horses tended to recover from stress faster if they listened to classical music through specially designed headphones.... Read More

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Reward Offered for Information on Lily's Abusers

March 21, 2016

Investigators hope a $10,000 reward will help them find whomever who shot an elderly mare with a paintball gun.... Read More

Article

Working Equids' Influence on Human Health, Livelihood

March 17, 2016

Researchers recently confirmed that in poor and rural communities, equid health is intrinsically linked to human health.... Read More

Article

Horse Pelted With Paintballs, Then Abandoned

March 16, 2016

The aged mare, who was shot 130 times, is also underweight, blind in one eye, and has an ulcer in the other eye.... Read More

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Connecticut Ag Department Gets Custody of Seized Herd

March 11, 2016

A judge has awarded the state Department of Agriculture custody of 32 horses seized last month from their owners.... Read More

Article

California Horse Herd Seized

March 10, 2016

Officials seized 23 malnourished horses from a Riverside County farm.... Read More

Commentary

Managing Mouthiness

March 10, 2016

My gelding is very mouthy. Should this behavior be curbed, and how can I accomplish this? ... Read More

Article

Couple Charged in Connecticut Horse Cruelty Case

March 08, 2016

State authorities have seized 32 horses from an Andalusian, Friesian, and Gypsy Vanner breeding operation. ... Read More