Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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UHC Seeks to Expand National Speaker Program

December 15, 2010

The Unwanted Horse Coalition's (UHC) National Speaker Program has been up and running since early 2009 with approximately 100 speakers in the database. This program provides equine events around the country with UHC volunteers to speak about ... Read More

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Texas Man Sentenced in Horse Theft Case

December 14, 2010

A Texas man will serve three years in prison in connection with the theft of a Miniature Horse earlier this year. According to a spokesperson for Kleberg County District Attorney John T. Hubert, Luciano Riojas stole the animal from a Kleberg County... Read More

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FEI President Names Executive Board Members

December 13, 2010

Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) President HRH Princess Haya named Chairman of Geographical Group VII Sheikh Khalid Bin Abdulla Al Khalifa (BRN) and Chair of the Driving Committee Richard Nicoll (USA) as members of the FEI Executive Board ... Read More

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Horse Aid Live and Equine Health & Welfare Alliance Form Partnership

December 12, 2010

Horse Aid Live (HAL) and Equine Health and Welfare Alliance (EHWA) have formed a partnership to offer more resources for aiding the unwanted, homeless, and at-risk horse populations.

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One-of-a-Kind Fundraiser Under Way for Horse Rescue

December 10, 2010

A Maryland horse rescue has launched a clever fundraising effort that some might say takes the cake. Days End Farm and Charm City Cakes in Baltimore, Md., have teamed up to offer one lucky eBay bidder the opportunity to spend an afternoon with ...... Read More

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Veterinarian's Oath Revised to Stress Importance of Animal Welfare

December 10, 2010

The AVMA has revised the Veterinarian's Oath to stress the importance of animal welfare... Read More

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Car Forces Horse into Storm Drain, Rider Escapes Injury

December 09, 2010

A horse is dead after being forced off a road and into a storm drain by a passing car. The accident occurred on Dec. 4 when a speeding car reportedly forced 100-year-old rider Bert Bonnett and his Missouri Fox Trotter mare, Cassie, from the road ...... Read More

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Report Reviews BLM Gather Conduct

December 08, 2010

Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mustang handling procedures during three roundups this past summer were professional and appropriate, according to independent equine specialists who observed the gathers. The observers' findings were publish... Read More

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Supplements: Readers Dish for Their Foals

December 07, 2010

TheHorse.com readers responded to a poll asking, "At what age do you start feeding your foal(s) supplements?" ... Read More

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AAEP 2010: Inaugural 'Legend of the Year' Award Presented to California Veterinarian

December 07, 2010

Bayer Animal Health honored Liz Bracken, DVM, of Atascadero, Calif., as the inaugural recipient of the "Legend of the Year" award, which recognizes veterinary professionals who provide equitarian aid, or exceptional care for unwanted or abandoned ...... Read More

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AAEP 2010: International Welfare Group Receives Lavin Cup

December 07, 2010

An international organization that aims to end the suffering of thousands of working equids in impoverished regions worldwide received the 2010 Lavin Cup today. The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) gives this equine welfare ...... Read More

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Reward Offered for Information About Idaho Mustang Shootings

December 06, 2010

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the shooting deaths of two mustangs in Idaho.... Read More

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New Jersey Rescue Trustees Accused of Misappropriating Funds

December 06, 2010

The New Jersey Attorney General is accusing two trustees of a horse rescue in that state of misappropriating more than $60,000 in contributions from online donors who thought they were saving horses from so-called kill-buyers.

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Holiday Cheer for Horses in Need Provided by Canadian Companies

December 05, 2010

This holiday season Canadian horse lovers can help feed hungry horses by doing something horse lovers to do: shop!

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Oklahoma Mini Horse Returned to Rescue

December 04, 2010

The Miniature Horse recently reported missing (and possibly stolen) has been returned to the Oklahoma rescue where it was under care.

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Ask the Vet LIVE: Healthy Barns/Stalls Recording Now Available

December 04, 2010

TheHorse.com's Ask the Vet LIVE session on Healthy Barns/Stalls, held on Nov. 18, is now available for listening on demand. Discussion about what dealing with dangers might be present in barns, making stalls as healthy and safe as they should ...... Read More

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Rescued Oklahoma Mini Horse Reported Missing

December 03, 2010

Law enforcement authorities in Oklahoma are seeking information connected with the disappearance of a Miniature Horse from an equine rescue where he was under rehabilitative treatment.

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Chicago Reviewing Change To Carriage Horse Laws

December 02, 2010

Chicago's regulations governing horse carriage operation are currently under review, with a public comment period extending to Dec. 8.

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Tennessee Walking Horse Organization Resists USDA Mandate

December 02, 2010

PRIDE, a Kentucky-based Tennessee Walking Horse Industry Organization (HIO), has declined to include new USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Horse Protection Act (HPA) enforcement regulations in its 2011 horse show rule book ...... Read More

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Horse Racing: Kentucky Out-of-Competition Regulation to be Permanent

December 01, 2010

An out-of-competition testing regulation that was put into effect in Kentucky prior to the Breeders' Cup World Championships will soon become permanent. During a meeting on Nov. 30, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's rules committee made ...... Read More

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New York Judge Orders Care Bond in Farm Operator Case

December 01, 2010

A New York State Supreme Court judge has ordered a Morgan horse training farm operator to pay the SPCA Serving Erie County $13,456.40 for the care of 33 horses seized by the agency earlier this year.... Read More

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Horse Euthanized After Collision at Aqueduct Race Track

November 30, 2010

A 4-year-old gelding was euthanized Nov. 27 after a collision during a race at Aqueduct Race Track in Jamaica, N.Y.

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Penn State's Patricia Comerford Wins Outstanding Service Award

November 30, 2010

Patricia M. Comerford, extension equine specialist in Penn State's Department of Dairy and Animal Science (DAS), received the 2010 Outstanding Service Award at the Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup last week in Louisville, Ky. ... Read More

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FEI Prohibited Substance App Now Available for Android Phones

November 29, 2010

Three weeks after launching its iPhone application for the Equine Prohibited Substances list, the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) has announced that the app is now available on Android smartphones.... Read More

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Owner of Abandoned Oregon Horses Sought

November 29, 2010

Law enforcement authorities in Oregon are seeking the owner of two apparently abandoned horses. Clackamas County Sheriff's Deputy Clint Pierce said Portland General Electric utility company personnel discovered the ...... Read More