Equine Welfare & Legislation

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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

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Rewards Offered in Illegal Slaughter, Horsemeat Cases

October 20, 2015

Last week investigators raided three illegal slaughter farms in Loxahatchee and West Palm Beach, Florida. ... Read More

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TVMDL Receives Interim Accreditation From RMTC

October 20, 2015

The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory's drug testing lab is the seventh such to achieve this status.... Read More

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Reward Offered in Salt River Horse Killing

October 16, 2015

The 12-year-old mare named Dotty sustained a single gunshot wound. Her remains were found on Oct. 1.... Read More

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A Look at Therapeutic Riding Horses' Stress Behaviors

October 15, 2015

Stress can impair a horse's performance, diminish the benefits of therapy, and create safety risks to vulnerable riders.... Read More

Nigel Miller, a senior veterinary student, administers a sedative and painkillers with help from Brent Winston, head trainer at Harmony Equine Center.

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CSU Vet Students Help Rescued Horses, Gain Valuable Skills

October 15, 2015

Supervised by veterinarians, the students practiced castrations on Quarter Horses rescued from a Texas ranch.... Read More

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Florida Raids Yield Arrests at Illegal Slaughter Farms

October 14, 2015

Six people were arrested following raids at the three illegal slaughter farms, some of which processed horses.... Read More

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Six More U.S. House Members Support Barr/Tonko Bill

October 14, 2015

The legislation would establish an independent authority to implement a national uniform racehorse medication program.... Read More

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Wyoming Police Probe Horse Shooting

October 14, 2015

The horse, which was found dead in a Campbell County pasture on Oct. 8, sustained a single gunshot wound.... Read More

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Salt River Horse Death Under Investigation

October 14, 2015

A wild horse found at the Salt River Recreation Area in Arizona is now the subject of an animal cruelty investigation.... Read More

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Keeneland's Track Reviewed in Wake of Racehorse Breakdowns

October 12, 2015

Dr. Mick Peterson found that the dirt surface met all of the pre-meet test criteria and was maintained properly.... Read More

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Days End Farm Horse Rescue Earns International Accreditation

October 11, 2015

The farm has met the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries' standards identifying legitimate rescues.... Read More

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Horse Groups Endorse AHC's Welfare Code of Practice

October 10, 2015

Ten additional organizations have recently supported the American Horse Council's code meant to "put the horse first."... Read More

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Bill Would Protect Pennsylvania Veterinarians

October 08, 2015

Proposed legislation would shield the veterinarians from liability if they report suspected cases of animal abuse. ... Read More

The study used a mechanical horse to measure the rein pressure applied by riders.

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Rider Handedness Affects Rein Tension

October 07, 2015

Average rein tensions in riders' dominant hands were 34-45% greater than in their nondominant hands, a study found.... Read More

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Getah Virus: Significance as an Equine Pathogen

October 07, 2015

A 2014 outbreak at a Japanese racing stable re-awakened awareness of Getah virus and its threat to horses. ... Read More

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FEI to Review Dressage Training Methods

October 05, 2015

Stewarding, including monitoring precompetition training techniques, was debated at length at a recent meeting.... Read More

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Police Seek Leads in Oregon Horse Killing

October 05, 2015

Authorities are hoping the public can shed light on the circumstances surrounding a horse's death in Riverside County.... Read More

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How Does Nose Twitching Affect a Horse?

October 02, 2015

Researchers concluded that nose twitches, when properly applied, are a humane restraint for short usage situations.... Read More

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Is Your Equine Athlete Happy?

October 01, 2015

Scientists are on the hunt for reliable objective measures of positive emotions in horses being ridden and trained.... Read More

 Horse owner Alan Shank kept horses on his downtown Mukilteo, Washington, property for 16 years and maintained a positive relationships with nonhorsey neighbors.

Blog

Making Friends with Horseless Neighbors

September 28, 2015

What techniques have you found work for you in your non-horsey neighborhood?... Read More

Commentary

Learned Helplessness in Horses

September 24, 2015

When a person lays a horse down to show its submission, the animal might actually be using its last line of defense. ... Read More