Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Readers Discuss Equine Quarantine Practices

February 15, 2011

TheHorse.com asked, "Do you quarantine horses upon return from being off the farm?"... Read More

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Oregon Authorities Seek Horse Owner

February 15, 2011

Law enforcement authorities in Oregon are seeking the owner of a horse found wandering in the Tumalo Reservoir area between the towns of Bend and Sisters last week. Deschutes County sheriff's deputies discovered the approximately 8- to 10-year-old ... Read More

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Michigan Man Charged in Horse Killings

February 15, 2011

A Michigan man is charged with killing two horses, one of them his own, according to Ottawa County law enforcement authorities. The man suspected his wife and her horse's trainer were engaged in an extramarital affair. Ottawa County sheriff's ... Read More

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Reward Offered for Information about Mustang Shooting

February 14, 2011

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for shooting a wild horse in Nevada. On Feb. 9 an on-site veterinarian conducting health assessments ... Read More

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Two Horses Die at Newbury Racecourse; Electrocution Suspected

February 14, 2011

Two horses collapsed and died in the paddock on Feb. 12 at the Newbury Racecourse in Berkshire, England, according to a report from BloodHorse.com. An investigation into the cause of the horses' deaths is under way, but initial reports indicate that ... Read More

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West Virginia Man Faces Cruelty Charges

February 14, 2011

A West Virginia man is facing multiple animal cruelty charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment of horses on his Greenbrier County farm. Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Kirby Hanson said that last week after responding ... Read More

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Alltech's Annual Symposium Changes the Game in 2011

February 13, 2011

Whether in sports competition or the game of life, there are turning points that elevate the underdog to victory, redefining the anonymous as the unforgettable. In the face of mounting challenges, how does one identify and seize these pivotal moments... Read More

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Breeders' Cup: Drug Tests Done in Life At Ten Probe

February 10, 2011

On Feb. 9, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) offered no details about or a timeline for the ongoing investigation into Life At Ten's performance in the 2010 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., though there ... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council Targets Corticosteroids

February 10, 2011

The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council (KEDRC), citing a need to explore use of corticosteroids in racehorses, agreed Feb. 9 to take bids for research into one of the drugs in the research planning phase.
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Kentucky Officials Learn About Livestock Through KHC Training

February 10, 2011

The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) in partnership with the Kentucky Cattlemen's Association (KCA) will offer Level I Livestock Investigation Training in Wilmore, Ky., on March 16-18. The three-day intensive hands-on training prepares animal control ... Read More

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Idaho Ranchers Face Cruelty Charges

February 09, 2011

Three Idaho ranchers are facing multiple animal cruelty charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment of nearly 100 animals, including 30 horses. On Jan. 18 personnel from the Payette County Sheriff's Department, the Idaho Department of ... Read More

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Electrolytes: Readers Split on Supplementing Horses' Water

February 08, 2011

TheHorse.com asked, "Do you supplement your horse's diet with electrolytes?"... Read More

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Wyoming House Leaders: Allegations Against Wallis Unfounded

February 08, 2011

Leaders of the Wyoming House of Representatives have declared allegations of ethics violations stemming from a complaint filed by a Wyoming resident against State Representative Sue Wallis unfounded. Wallis was the primary sponsor of HB 122, a ... Read More

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ASPCA Grants More Than $1 Million to Equine Groups in 2010

February 07, 2011

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) announced on Feb. 4 that it awarded $1,055,400 in the form of 93 grants to support equine rescue groups in 32 states in 2010. More than 32% of the grants awarded to equine groups ... Read More

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Grandin Discusses Animal Welfare at LSU

February 05, 2011

Temple Grandin, PhD, was the featured speaker at the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) on Jan. 26 when she gave her presentation entitled, "Animals and Autism." She discussed proper handling of large animals, includ... Read More

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Online Auction to Benefit Australian Flood Victims

February 04, 2011

More than 100 items, including horses and stallion seasons, have been donated to an auction benefiting equestrians that were affected by the recent flooding in Australia, according to a report from Horsetalk.co.nz.
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Kentucky State Representative Rick Nelson Receives Equine Heritage Award

February 03, 2011

The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) recently introduced a new award, which recognizes public officials who make a significant contribution to keeping Kentucky's horse community vibrant and growing. The first recipient of this award--the KHC Equine... Read More

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52 Thoroughbreds Find Homes Via Facebook

February 03, 2011

A Facebook post seeking to place 52 Ohio Thoroughbreds in need gained international attention within hours.... Read More

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Use and Abuse of Medications at Horse Shows (AAEP 2010)

February 02, 2011

At the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Md., Marjorie W. Miller, DVM, discussed medication rules from several equestrian governing bodies as well as the role of veterinarians in equestrian ... Read More

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Texas Pair Faces Cruelty Charges

February 02, 2011

A Texas couple is facing multiple animal cruelty charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment of 39 horses removed from their Coryell County property earlier this week. In addition, 250 dogs, two Bengal tigers, two mountain lions, one primate,... Read More

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Cordero Sentenced in Florida Horse Poaching Case

February 02, 2011

A Florida man, Luis Miguel Cordero, was sentenced on Feb. 1 to serve four years in prison after he plead guilty to poaching two horses and butchering them for their meat. Miami-Dade County law enforcement authorities arrested Cordero in September... Read More

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Readers Stay in Shape to Ride

February 01, 2011

More than 680 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Do you take extra steps to keep in shape for riding your horse?"... Read More

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Kentucky Immigration Proposal Worries Horse Industry

February 01, 2011

After being on the national back burner for the last three years, the illegal immigration issue has resurfaced again in Kentucky in the form of a bill that breezed through the state Senate in early January. Horse industry officials discussed how the ... Read More

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Rescue Horse Rehab

February 01, 2011

Do you have any advice on the emotional rehabilitation of horses coming to rescues from abusive situations?... Read More

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KHC Names Rusty Ford 2010 Equine Health Steward

January 31, 2011

Rusty Ford, Equine Programs Manager for the Kentucky Office of the State Veterinarian, was named the 2010 Equine Health Steward by the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) at an awards banquet on Jan. 14. Ford has been safeguarding the health of Kentucky's ... Read More