Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Texas Man Faces Charges

November 01, 2010

A Texas man faces multiple animal cruelty charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment of animals on his Grayson County ranch. On Oct. 24, county law enforcement authorities and Texas SPCA personnel removed 32 allegedly malnou... Read More

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New Jersey Beefs Up Horse Health Regulations Enforcement

October 28, 2010

Officials say owners should be following regulations for bringing horses into the state.... Read More

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Reward for Information About Montana Horse Tail Cutting Incidents

October 28, 2010

A Montana couple is offering a $500 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person/persons who cut hair from the couple's horse's tail earlier this month. Beaverhead County resident Bob Riley said he and his wi... Read More

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Free Gelding Clinic Offered at Kentucky Horse Park

October 28, 2010

In an effort to help reduce the number of unwanted and inconvenient horses being bred in Kentucky, the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington is hosting its first Free Gelding Clinic on Saturday, Dec. 4. This free clinic is being provided ... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report Second Quarter 2010

October 27, 2010

The International Collating Center, Newmarket, United Kingdom, and other sources reported the following disease outbreaks. Contagious equine metritis (CEM) was reported from Germany, Italy, and the USA. A single mare... Read More

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Poll: Readers Know About Rabies

October 26, 2010

More than 480 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "How knowledgeable are you about equine rabies?" ... Read More

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Border Patrol Impounds Horses

October 26, 2010

Six horses are in USDA/Animal and Plant Health Services (APHIS) custody after U.S. Border Patrol agents impounded them from a pair of alleged smugglers near the California-Mexico border. ... Read More

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Judge Allows Colorado Mustang Gather

October 25, 2010

A federal court judge has denied wild horse advocates' motion for an injunction to prevent a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mustang gather in Colorado. The BLM began gathering wild horses that had moved outside of the ... Read More

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West Virginia Rescue Operator Pleads Guilty

October 25, 2010

The operator of a West Virginia equine rescue will pay a $1,000 fine and is prohibited from owning animals for five years after pleading guilty to one count of misdemeanor animal cruelty under a plea deal... Read More

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Kentucky Breed Incentive Changes Being Considered

October 24, 2010

A Kentucky Horse Racing Commission committee is considering changes to the state's Breeders' Incentive Fund, money for which comes from a 6% sales tax on stud fees. The committee met Oct. 21 to toss around ideas and devise a ... Read More

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Horse's Age and Rider's Experience Affect Horse Injury

October 22, 2010

When it comes to horse management, "experience is the best teacher." According to a recent study by Swedish researchers, experienced staff might help protect your horse against orthopaedic injuries. The study tried to ascer... Read More

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New York Animal Abuser Registry: Database Designer Offers Boost

October 22, 2010

The operator of an online database that tracks animal abuse cases nationwide is offering to help animal welfare authorities in New York develop the nation's first registry for convicted animal abusers. Earlier this month, lawmake... Read More

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University of Louisville Expands Commitment to Equine Education and Entrepreneurship

October 22, 2010

More than 100 dignitaries, alumni, donors and students gathered on Oct. 10 to celebrate the groundbreaking for a new equine center wing, the first-ever addition to the University of Louisville College of Business. The two-story, eco-... Read More

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Racing Consortium Makes Drug Withdrawal Time Recommendations

October 21, 2010

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium board of directors has recommended withdrawal guidelines and plasma thresholds for a bronchodilator, a muscle relaxant, and four anabolic steroids. According to a release from RMTC, the sc... Read More

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AQHA Creates Task Force to Examine Drop in Horse Show Numbers

October 21, 2010

It should come as no surprise that horse show numbers are down. The question is: What can be done to increase participation and to accommodate all ability levels? Earlier this year, the American Quarter Horse Association Executive Co... Read More

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Poll: Majority of Readers Vaccinate for Rabies Yearly

October 19, 2010

More than 730 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "How often do you vaccinate your horse for rabies?" ... Read More

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TheHorse.com Finds 500th Horse a Home

October 19, 2010

TheHorse.com reached a new milestone Oct. 12, when the 500th horse found a new home via the website's all-breed free horse listings. Saucy Dance, a 3-year-old Thoroughbred filly, was fresh off the track at Laurel Park in Maryland... Read More

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Horse Safety Campaign Releases New Brochure on Horse-Related Injuries

October 18, 2010

UK Healthcare, in partnership with University of Kentucky colleges of Agriculture and Public Health and 40 community, equine, and medical organizations, continues its five-year educational campaign, Saddle Up Safely, with the development of a h... Read More

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Psychological Evaluation Ordered in Florida Horse Poaching Case

October 18, 2010

Santiago Cabrera, who along with Luis Miguel Cordero, is accused of poaching two horses and butchering them for their meat in Florida, will undergo neurologic and psychological testing to determine his competence to stand trial for the crimes.... Read More

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Eight Kentucky Universities Welcomed the World During WEG

October 16, 2010

While Kentucky was on the world stage for 16 days during the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, one display in the Equine Village asked visitors, "Where else for an equine education?" The answer was found in the display itself, ... Read More

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University of Kentucky Boasts Equestrian Accomplishments

October 16, 2010

The University of Kentucky Wildcats are known nationally for their basketball prowess. But many sports fans might not realize that UK has achieved athletic successes with another Kentucky tradition--the horse. Since 2008, UK's eq... Read More

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Charges Filed in Illinois Cruelty Case

October 15, 2010

An Illinois man is facing animal cruelty charges after allegedly beating his horse, according to a spokesperson for the Edgar County State's Attorney's Office. Dennis Hollingsworth was charged with one count of cruelty to animals and on... Read More

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WEG: All Horses Tested Negative for Prohibited Substances

October 15, 2010

The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) announced Oct. 15 that all blood and urine samples taken from horses competing at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games were negative for all prohibited substances. ... Read More

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Stout Named Kentucky Veterinarian of the Year

October 14, 2010

State veterinarian Robert C. Stout was honored as the Kentucky Veterinarian of the Year by the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association on Oct. 9 during the Mid-America Veterinary Conference in Louisville. "Dr. Stout's dedica... Read More

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Castration Clinics Address Unwanted Horse Issues

October 13, 2010

When Alison LaCarrubba, DVM, Dipl. ABVP, head of the College of Veterinary Medicine's equine ambulatory section, learned the Unwanted Horse Coalition would lend financial support to establish a castration... Read More