Pat Raia

Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

Articles by Pat Raia

Contaminated Feed Blamed for South Carolina Horse Deaths

Contaminated feed is being blamed for the deaths of two South Carolina horses and the illness of another. Read More

Feds Seek Seizure of Crundwell Trophies

Prosecutors hope to seize competition trophies and other items belonging to convicted embezzler Rita Crundwell. Read More

Settlement Reached in Florida Horse Deaths

Owners of horses that ingested recalled feed have reached a settlement with Lakeland Animal Nutrition Inc. Read More

Couple Files Lawsuit Over Horse, Donkey Deaths

The lawsuit alleges a Wisconsin county is responsible for the deaths after the animals were allegedly unlawfully seized. Read More

Horse Rescue Operators Share Christmas Wish Lists

The holidays are prime time for supporting charities, and horse rescues often top equine enthusiasts' lists. Read More

Good Horse Keeping and Other Advice From Equine Rescuers

Rescue operators share advice on small steps owners can take to keep their horses out of less-than-ideal situations. Read More

Delaware Fire Claims 12 Horses

Authorities are investigating the cause of a Hockessin barn blaze that killed a dozen horses; one horse survived. Read More

Marketer Voluntarily Recalls Equine Gastric Ulcer Product

Tristar Equine Marketing has recalled Gastrotec after receiving a warning letter from the FDA regarding its marketing. Read More

Fourth Horse Death Connected to Recalled Feed

A fourth Florida horse has died after consuming an equine feed tainted with an antibiotic intended for use in cattle. Read More

Lawsuit Targets St. Louis Cab Regulators

The lawsuit alleges that the St. Louis Metropolitan Taxicab Commission failed to regulate horse-drawn cabs in that city. Read More

N.Y. Congressional Delegates Split on Carriage Ban Ordinance

The proposed law would ban horse-drawn carriages from New York City's streets. Read More

EU Bans Horsemeat Processed in Mexico

But one slaughter proponent doesn't believe the ban will stop the flow of horsemeat sold offshore. Read More

Wyoming Sues Feds Over Wild Horse Management

Meanwhile, a University of Wyoming researcher released study results on how wild horses and cattle graze the rangelands. Read More

NYC Council Gets Horse Carriage Ban Ordinance

The New York City council received the proposed ordinance to banish horse-drawn carriages from city streets Dec. 8. Read More

Owners Seeking Restitution in Florida Horse Feed Recall Case

Owners who believe their horses were affected by tainted feed are seeking restitution from Lakeland Animal Nutrition. Read More

Horses Removed in New Jersey Cruelty Case

A herd of horses is receiving rehabilitative care after being removed from a farm operated by a Standardbred trainer. Read More

Montana Police Probe Horse Shooting

Montana authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a Quarter Horse near Butte. Read More

Complaints Prompted FDA Scrutiny of Equine Ulcer Products

A series of complaints prompted the FDA to warn several firms that were marketing ulcer treatments without its approval. Read More

Wyoming Owners Offer Reward for Horse Tail Theft Tips

Several owners offered a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever cut their horses' tails. Read More

Salt Lake City Bans Horse-Drawn Carriages

The city council banned commercial horse-drawn carriage rides from the Salt Lake City streets last week. Read More

Illinois Horses Die in Barn Fire

Thirty-two horses died in the fire, while at least five escaped injury. Read More

University Regents Sue High-Profile Veterinarian

The UC Davis Board of Regents sued Dr. Jack Snyder for allegedly failing to contribute to a profit-sharing plan. Read More

Michigan Barn Fire Ruled Accidental

Seventeen horses in the barn at the time of the fire died in the blaze. Read More

California Horse Owner Faces Multiple Cruelty Charges

A California man is facing charges for allegedly maltreating dozens of horses residing on two of his properties. Read More

Pair Indicted in Mare Mutilation Case

Two Texas men have been indicted for allegedly mutilating a mare before abandoning her in San Patricio County. Read More