Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Commentary: World Vet Year and the Horse

April 09, 2011

The year 2011 marks the 250th anniversary of the so-called "modern" veterinary profession.... Read More

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Nebraska Horse Processing Legislation Moving Forward

March 31, 2011

A Nebraska measure that could invite private-sector horse processing into that state drew closer to becoming law on March 30 when lawmakers voted it out of the first round of floor debates required to pass the legislation.
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Corey Johnsen Elected as Kentucky Equine Education Project Chairman

March 29, 2011

The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) board of directors elected Corey Johnsen March 29 to serve as its chairman of the board. Johnsen replaces former Kentucky governor Brereton C. Jones, who resigned earlier this month. Johnsen, a resident of... Read More

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FEI: National Federations Request More Time to Review Restructuring Plans

March 14, 2011

Following requests from national federations, the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) Bureau has agreed to extend the period of consultation on new FEI Statutes that would allow for restructuring of the current FEI governance model. The vote on ... Read More

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Legislators Aim to End Shortage of Veterinarians in Rural Areas

March 10, 2011

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) applauds U.S. Senators Tim Johnson, D-S.D., and Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, for introducing the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Enhancement Act. The bipartisan legislation will help the country ... Read More

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Equine Welfare Issues: An Overview (AAEP 2010)

March 09, 2011

One of the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) ongoing goals is to address the welfare issues that many horses and their owners face. During a presentation at the 2010 AAEP Convention, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Midge Leitch, VMD, ... Read More

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Continued Endorsements for AHC National Welfare Code of Practice

March 07, 2011

The American Horse Council (AHC) announced March 4 that the American Riding Instructors Association, International Walking Horse Association, Texas Quarter Horse Association, and the United States Eventing Association have endorsed the AHC National... Read More

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Kentucky Breeders' Incentive Fund Distributes $10 Million

February 18, 2011

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KRHC) announced Feb. 18 that the Kentucky Breeders' Incentive Fund (KBIF) will distribute $10 million in awards to 1,398 breeders of winning horses in eligible races around the world in 2010. There were a total ... Read More

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Florida Man Charged with Animal Killings

February 16, 2011

Florida law enforcement authorities have charged a Walton County man with two felony animal cruelty counts for allegedly killing a Miniature Horse and a dog after a family dispute. Walton County Sheriff's Department spokesman Michael Morrison said ... Read More

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Readers Discuss Equine Quarantine Practices

February 15, 2011

TheHorse.com asked, "Do you quarantine horses upon return from being off the farm?"... Read More

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Michigan Man Charged in Horse Killings

February 15, 2011

A Michigan man is charged with killing two horses, one of them his own, according to Ottawa County law enforcement authorities. The man suspected his wife and her horse's trainer were engaged in an extramarital affair. Ottawa County sheriff's ... Read More

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Electrolytes: Readers Split on Supplementing Horses' Water

February 08, 2011

TheHorse.com asked, "Do you supplement your horse's diet with electrolytes?"... Read More

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ASPCA Grants More Than $1 Million to Equine Groups in 2010

February 07, 2011

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) announced on Feb. 4 that it awarded $1,055,400 in the form of 93 grants to support equine rescue groups in 32 states in 2010. More than 32% of the grants awarded to equine groups ... Read More

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Grandin Discusses Animal Welfare at LSU

February 05, 2011

Temple Grandin, PhD, was the featured speaker at the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) on Jan. 26 when she gave her presentation entitled, "Animals and Autism." She discussed proper handling of large animals, includ... Read More

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Kentucky State Representative Rick Nelson Receives Equine Heritage Award

February 03, 2011

The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) recently introduced a new award, which recognizes public officials who make a significant contribution to keeping Kentucky's horse community vibrant and growing. The first recipient of this award--the KHC Equine... Read More

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Equine Welfare: One European Perspective (AAEP 2010)

January 27, 2011

The horse industry in the United States is not the only one dealing with an equine welfare problem. Some European countries are also facing challenges in assuring all horses have a good quality of life, according to Joe Collins, MVB, PhD, MRCVS, ... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Research Launches Equinews.com

January 24, 2011

Horse owners, managers, trainers, and other industry professionals are always looking for accurate, dependable horse care information, especially if that information is focused on science-based nutrition. Kentucky Equine Research (KER) is proud to ... Read More

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Proposed Virginia Bill Amends Animal Welfare Code

January 21, 2011

Proposed legislation in Virginia would amend that state's animal welfare code to include care practices for horses and other livestock, but some equine rescue operators say the bill's language is confusing. Introduced on Jan. 12, HB 1541 would ... Read More

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Equine Welfare Council Discuss Options for Addressing Unwanted Horses

January 20, 2011

The Kentucky Equine Health and Welfare Council (EHWC) met January 19 in Frankfort to discuss the future of the unwanted horse in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Rusty Ford, chairman of the council,, presided over the meeting that included members... Read More

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Suspicious Wisconsin Horse Death Not Caused by Cougar

January 14, 2011

A wild animal was not responsible for killing a Wisconsin horse, according to necropsy results on the horse, which were released last week.
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Colorado Man Sentenced in Barn Arson Case

January 14, 2011

A Colorado man was sentenced on Jan. 12 to serve more than 10 years in prison in connection with a barn fire that killed 12 horses and several other animals on May 9, 2010. The horses, a goat, and several chickens and roosters were r... Read More

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Readers Resolve to do Better in 2011

January 04, 2011

More than 330 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Did you fulfill for your horsey resolution for 2010?"... Read More

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South Carolina Authorities Probe Horse Shooting

January 04, 2011

Law enforcement authorities in Spartanburg County, S.C., are seeking whoever is responsible for shooting a Tennessee Walking Horse residing in a pasture in Inman. According to a Spartanburg County Sheriff's Deputy's report, the owner discovered the... Read More

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HSUS Releases 2010 Humane State Ranking

December 31, 2010

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has released its second annual "Humane State Ranking," a comprehensive report rating all 50 states on a wide range of animal protection laws dealing with horses, pets, animal cruelty and fighting, farm ... Read More

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ELCR Strengthens Leadership Team

December 31, 2010

The Equine Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) has made strategic moves to strengthen the organization and its leadership team through the addition of two individuals to the board of directors, Ken Haddad of Florida and Susan Harding of Maryland, and ... Read More