Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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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

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Barn Fire Kills 24 Horses at Wisconsin Rescue

November 29, 2010

The operators of a Wisconsin horse rescue are seeking a new location after fire swept through their leased barn last week, killing 24 animals.

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DNA Testing Reveals Pompeii's 'Extinct' Breed of Horse is a Donkey

November 27, 2010

After unearthing and examining several equine skeletons in the late 1980s from a stable in the buried village of Pompeii, Italy, researchers believed that they had discovered a new, albeit now extinct, breed of horse.... Read More

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Identifying Neglect of Horses

November 27, 2010

Everyone has a different mental picture of how a skinny horse looks, acts, and appears. Often the easiest way to determine if a horse needs to be investigated by authorities is to determine his or her body condition score using the Henneke Scale.

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UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Welcomes New Scientist

November 26, 2010

The newly-renamed UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory recently welcomed scientist Erdal Erol, DVM, MSc, PhD, as the laboratory's new head of diagnostic microbiology. ... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Research Featured on Discovery Channel's "Dirty Jobs"

November 25, 2010

Kentucky Equine Research (KER) will be featured on the Discovery Channel's hit series "Dirty Jobs," airing on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, at 9 p.m. EST.

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Kentucky Panel Continues to Look at Breeders' Fund

November 25, 2010

A panel of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KRHC) looking into possible changes in the state's breeders' incentive fund met again Nov. 22 and discussed various options but came to no solid conclusions.

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Kentucky Horse Council Elects New Board Members

November 24, 2010

The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) Board of Directors welcomed new and returning board members on Nov. 8 following elections at the annual membership meeting held in Lexington, Ky.

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KEMI Designated as Horse Mania Auction Beneficiary

November 24, 2010

The Kentucky Equine Management Internship (KEMI) program will benefit from the sale of the Horse Mania 2010 horse "Cloisonneigh", which was sponsored by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, at the Dec. 3 Keeneland Sales Pavilion auction.

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Spotlight Equine: UK Animal Genetic Testing and Research Laboratory Offers Tests to Public

November 23, 2010

Genetics is one of the many research focus areas at the UK Gluck Equine Research Center. A subset of this emphasis area is the Animal Genetic Testing and Research Laboratory, which allows horse owners to investigate their horses' DNA... Read More

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Trail Riding Group Changes Hoof Protection Rule

November 22, 2010

Beginning in 2011 the NATRC will allow in competition all hoof boots designed for sole protection.... Read More

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NAVC Conference 2011 Equine Program Sets a Brisk Pace

November 21, 2010

Whether they work in an exclusively equine practice or a mixed-practice setting, veterinarians attending the 2011 North American Veterinary Conference will encounter a program devoted to their specific interests.... Read More

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USPC Riding Center Program Approved as a Permanent Program

November 19, 2010

At the United States Pony Club (USPC) Board of Governors meeting November 6-7, 2010, the Pony Club Riding Center Program was approved by a unanimous vote to become a permanent program. This approval comes after a five-year 'beta' period... Read More

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Horse Hauler Charged with Animal Cruelty

November 19, 2010

A truck driver is facing animal cruelty charges in Kansas after two horses he was transporting fell inside their livestock trailer and were later euthanized. On Oct. 31, John Caldwell of Wetumka, Okla., was hauling 15 horses ...... Read More

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Prehistoric Horse Skeleton Unearthed in France

November 19, 2010

The full skeleton of a horse that lived in France 100,000 years ago has been discovered in the volcanic region of Auvergne, according to several French news sources including the French Press Agency (AFP).

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Guilty Plea Entered in Florida Horse Poaching Case

November 18, 2010

A Florida man accused of poaching two horses then butchering them for their meat pleaded guilty to the charges against him during an appearance in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on Nov. 17.

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Goldikova Named Cartier Horse of the Year

November 17, 2010

Goldikova, who on Nov. 6 at Churchill Downs won her third consecutive Breeders' Cup Mile, was named Horse of the Year in the Cartier Awards in London, England, on Nov. 16.... Read More

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Deadline Date is January 14 for 2011 AHP Student Award Contest

November 17, 2010

The 2011 American Horse Publications (AHP) Student Award will award up to three $750 travel awards to attend the AHP "Hoofprints in the Sand" Seminar in San Diego, Calif., on June 16-18, 2011. Travel Award winners have an opportunity to meet ... ... Read More

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Kentucky Veterinarians Curb Unwanted Horse Population

November 17, 2010

On December 4, the Kentucky Horse Park, along with the Kentucky Horse Council and the Kentucky Equine Humane Center, will offer free gelding surgeries for horse owners who cannot afford to have the surgery performed on their stallions.... Read More

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Horses' Behavior and Welfare Negatively Impacted by Low-Fiber Diets

November 16, 2010

Despite the fact that horses evolved on a forage-based diet that is high in fiber and low in calories, some horse owners and trainers just can't resist feeding a low-fiber, calorie-dense diet. ... Read More

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Poll: Readers Share Dystocia Experiences

November 16, 2010

Readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Have you ever experienced a foaling dystocia?"... Read More

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Innovative Equine Assistance Program Founded in Georgia

November 16, 2010

An innovative new organization has been founded to assist horse owners who need help providing feed for their animals. Stamp Out Starvation of Horses was founded by a group of equestrians who were all too familiar with assisting malnourished horses.... Read More

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FEI General Assembly: NSAID Use Definitively Prohibited

November 16, 2010

The use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in international equestrian competition is definitively prohibited, following a unanimous vote by the members of the Federation Equestre Internationale during their General Assembly meeting.... Read More

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ELCR Reports Success in Equine Land Conservation Efforts

November 16, 2010

Equine Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) is a national nonprofit working to advance the conservation of land for horse-related activity. In the past three years ELCR has aided in the conservation plans for 44,237 acres and 985 miles of trail ...... Read More