Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Wyoming Authorities Probe Horse Shooting

March 28, 2011

Law enforcement authorities in Fremont County, Wyo., are seeking whoever is responsible for shooting a rodeo horse used by a local college. The horse was discovered dead in its pasture earlier this month. The animal had sustained a gunshot wound to... Read More

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Rutgers University Young Horse Auction Scheduled for May 1

March 27, 2011

The annual Rutgers University (RU) Young Horse Teaching and Research Program (YHTRP) benefit horse auction will take place May 1 at the school's horse facility on College Farm Road on the G.H. Cook Campus in New Brunswick, N.J. This year's auction ... Read More

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Oregon Women Face Neglect Charges

March 27, 2011

Two Oregon women are facing animal neglect charges connected to the drowning death of one horse and the alleged neglect of four others residing on their Lincoln County property. Lincoln County Sheriff's Department Lt. Dave Carey said law enforcement ... Read More

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Restitution Ordered in West Virginia Neglect Case

March 26, 2011

On March 24, a Magistrate Court Judge in West Virginia ordered a horse rescue operator in that state to pay more than $11,000 in restitution to cover the cost of care for animals removed from her property last year.
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UK Graduate Spotlight: Kenny Burdine, MS

March 25, 2011

When it comes to getting an updated economic forecast for Kentucky's equine industry or understanding the economic tools horse owners have at their disposal, one of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture's most trusted resources is Kenny ... Read More

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New Jersey Rescue Trustees to Cease Operations, Pay Restitution

March 25, 2011

Trustees of a New Jersey horse rescue operation will pay up to $581,000 in restitution and cease operations under an agreement that resolves a lawsuit alleging that they misappropriated contributions from online donors who thought they were saving ... Read More

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CANTER Sets Up Herd Health Reports

March 25, 2011

The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses (CANTER), which helps find homes for retired racehorses, has established a "Herd Health Report" in an effort to provide transparency for donors and the horse buying public. According to... Read More

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AHC National Issues Forum to Focus on New Tenor in Congress

March 24, 2011

This year's American Horse Council National Issues Forum will be held June 21 in Washington, D.C., during the AHC's annual meeting. The annual meeting will run from June 19-22 at the Washington Court Hotel and includes an update on the ... Read More

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CANTER Opens Arizona Chapter

March 24, 2011

The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses (CANTER) is now offering its services to Arizona horseman with the opening of CANTER Arizona. "We are thrilled to be offering our free listing services to the Arizona Thoroughbred ... Read More

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Nevada Resolution Opposes Mustang Sanctuary Development

March 24, 2011

A resolution opposing the development of wild horse sanctuaries in Nevada took a step forward earlier this month when it was passed that state's Senate Natural Resources Committee. The committee passage took place shortly after the Bureau of Land ... Read More

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Jockey Club Continues Support for TRF

March 24, 2011

The Jockey Club has pledged its continued support for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF), the country's largest equine retirement program that has come under scrutiny over the past week. In a statement following publication of a New York ... Read More

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Deworming: Readers Discuss Their Barns' Protocols

March 22, 2011

More than 560 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Does your barn follow a standardized deworming program, using the same product at the same time for every horse?" ... Read More

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Tennessee Horse Trainer Indicted for HPA Violations

March 22, 2011

A Federal Grand Jury has indicted three Tennessee residents for alleged violations of the Horse Protection Act (HPA). The indictment handed down earlier this month alleges that between 2002 and 2010, Spotted Saddle Horse trainer Barney Davis and two ... Read More

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Merial and Intervet/Schering-Plough Merger Plans Terminated

March 22, 2011

Sanofi-aventus (the parent company of Merial) and Merck (the parent company of Intervet/Schering-Plough) announced today that their plans to merge the two animal health divisions into a new animal health venture have been terminated. Plans for the ... Read More

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Kansas Authorities Probe Horse Stabbing Incident

March 21, 2011

Law enforcement authorities in Kansas City, Kan., are seeking whoever is responsible for stabbing two horses after releasing them and numerous other horses from their stalls March 16. Kansas City Police Department Public Information Officer Sergeant ... Read More

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BLM Begins Multiyear Wild Horse Fertility Study

March 21, 2011

More than 100 Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mustang mares residing at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center's holding facility in Carson City will be treated with a longer-lasting version of the immuno-contraceptive agent porcine zona pellucida ... Read More

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WVU Extension Horsemen's Educational Day Helps Owners, Enthusiasts Learn

March 19, 2011

Horse owners and enthusiasts can expand their equine knowledge April 9 at the Horsemen's Educational Day at the West Virginia University (WVU) Animal and Nutritional Sciences Farm in Morgantown. The event, which is sponsored by WVU Extension Service,... Read More

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2011 NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance Standards Approved

March 18, 2011

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) board of directors has approved the organization's Safety and Integrity Alliance 2011 Code of Standards. The compliance standards will serve as the basis for future racetrack Alliance accreditation,... Read More

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Roby, Kentucky Horse Park Hall of Champions Manager, Dies at 62

March 18, 2011

Cathy Roby, who oversaw the care of such retired horses as John Henry, Forego, Bold Forbes, Cigar, Alysheba, Kona Gold, and Da Hoss at the Hall of Champions at the Kentucky Horse Park, died March 16 in Lexington, Ky., after suffering a stroke on ... Read More

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Oregon Authorities Probe Wild Horse Shootings

March 18, 2011

Law enforcement authorities in Oregon are seeking whoever is responsible for the shooting deaths of three wild horses, including a pregnant mare, at the Ochoco National Forest near Prineville. The animals were among a herd of about 60 wild horses in ... Read More

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Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Leadership Defends Organization

March 18, 2011

Leadership of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) on March 18 defended the organization from allegations of neglect among some horses under the care of the equine retirement program and said it was continuing to work to fulfill its mission. ... Read More

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Investigation of Unexplained Neurologic Cases in Australia Halted

March 17, 2011

The investigation into a number of undiagnosed and unexplained neurologic clinical signs present in some Australian horses was halted March 15 due to a strike at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), the ... Read More

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Extent of Damage to Japan's Equine Industry Remains Unclear

March 16, 2011

Little new information has surfaced about the effect the March 11 earthquake and tsunami had on the Japanese equine industry. As previously reported, much of Japan's Thoroughbred breeding industry--most of which is located on the island of Hokkaido... Read More

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BLM Seeks Private Sector Partners for Eco-Sanctuary Development

March 16, 2011

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking proposals from private-sector individuals and organizations interested in developing sanctuaries for wild mustangs and burros currently residing in agency managed long-term holding facilities.... Read More

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Readers Battle High Gas Prices

March 15, 2011

Exactly 590 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "How have rising gas prices affected your horse activities?" ... Read More