Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Wisconsin Police Investigate Livestock Shootings

December 02, 2009

Law enforcement authorities in three Wisconsin counties are investing a series of shooting incidents that left five animals dead or dying in their pastures.

Three Dunn County horse owners discovered their animals either dead or... Read More

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Equine Veterinarian Phil McCarthy Dead at 58

December 01, 2009

Phil McCarthy, DVM, a veterinarian who specialized in reproductive issues and the owner of Watercress Farm near Paris, Ky., died Nov. 29 of cancer at his home in Lexington. He was 58.

"Phil McCarthy was a pioneer in many... Read More

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Edmonton Trailer Driver Says Horses Not Abandoned

December 01, 2009

A 75-year-old man charged under Alberta's Animal Protection Act for permitting animals to be in distress said he feels the charge is ridiculous, and that the seven horses he... Read More

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FEI to Delay New Medication Rules

December 01, 2009

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Bureau has passed a resolution delaying implementation of the new Equine Prohibited Substances List and the accompanying Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations... Read More

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Vets Object to New FEI Drug Guidelines, FEI Responds

November 30, 2009

On Nov. 19 the General Assembly of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) approved new Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations as well as a new list of prohibited substances. The passed regulations... Read More

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USEF Issues Statement on FEI Drug Guidelines

November 30, 2009

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) today issued a statement on new Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations passed by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) General Assembly Nov. 19. The passed... Read More

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Safety Alliance Monitor Seeks Public Comment

November 27, 2009

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance is seeking public comment on its activities in advance of the release of an annual report in late December.

Tommy Thompson, a former federal and state... Read More

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Horse Shot in Pennsylvania; Reward Offered

November 27, 2009

A $1,000 reward is being offered for information about who shot and killed a 6-year-old Palomino gelding named Firecracker near Fawn Grove, Penn., just across the Maryland state line, according to an article on Read More

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Patrick Swayze Arabian Horse Youth Scholarship Created

November 27, 2009

The Arabian Horse Foundation today announced establishment of a scholarship in honor of the late actor Patrick Swayze and his wife, who raised and showed Arabian horses.

Foundation president Larry Kinneer said the... Read More

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Mare and Foal Thriving After Nebraska Ranch Rescue

November 26, 2009

A mustang mare believed to be around 38 years old is thriving, and has delivered a healthy filly since authorities removed her and 209 other horses from the 3-Strikes... Read More

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Abandoned Horse Finds Permanent Home

November 26, 2009

A 6-year-old Thoroughbred that was abandoned with a gaping wound in his head has recovered from his injury and found a permanent home at Equine Voices Rescue in Green Valley, Ariz.

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Fat Dogs, Coughing Horses to Teach Kids about Health Careers

November 26, 2009

Purdue University researchers will use a $1.3-million grant to help further students' understanding of the role animals play in keeping people healthy.

Timothy Ratliff, MS, PhD, and Sandra Amass, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ABVP,... Read More

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HSUS Releases Statement on Dressage Hyperflexion Video

November 25, 2009

The Humane Society of the United States, has issued a statement concerning a recent Internet video depicting Swedish Olympic rider, Patrik Kittel, riding his stallion, Watermill Scandic, is a state of hyperflexion (known by some in the... Read More

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Authorities Seize 84 Horses from Tennessee Farm

November 25, 2009

More than 80 allegedly neglected horses are receiving rehabilitative care after being removed from a farm in Cannon County, Tenn.

Tennessee state agricultural authorities discovered the 84 Tennessee Walking Horses, Spotted Saddle... Read More

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Nevada Wild Horse Gather Postponed by BLM

November 25, 2009

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has postponed its planned removal of more than 2,000 wild horses from the Calico Complex Herd Management Area in northwest Nevada pending a review of public comments on the roundup.

Beginning Dec... Read More

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Horses Abandoned in Washington Forest, Reward Offered

November 24, 2009

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person or people responsible for abandoning five horses on a logging road in rural Pierc... Read More

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Free Horses: All-Breed Adoption Service Launched on TheHorse.com

November 24, 2009

In honor of this Thanksgiving season, TheHorse.com is proud to announce it has opened a no-cost listing service for any breed of horse that is free to a good home.

Horses of any age, breed, or sex are eligible to be placed on the... Read More

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Lawsuit to Halt Nevada BLM Horse Gather Filed

November 24, 2009

Animal welfare advocates are asking a federal court to prevent the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from gathering wild mustangs from a Nevada range on grounds that the roundup endangers the animals' lives and violates the Wild Free-Roamin... Read More

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FEI Takes Steps on Equine Welfare, Doping Issues

November 23, 2009

In the wake of the hyperflexion controversy sparked by viral video of an international dressage competitor's horse, the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI)... Read More

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U.S. Dressage Federation Releases Animal Welfare Statement

November 23, 2009

In response to a recent incident at an international competition, the U.S. Dressage Federation (USDF) Executive Board has issued the following official... Read More

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Move Planned for New York Drug-Testing Lab

November 21, 2009

After nearly four decades, New York’s Cornell University is moving to close its world-famous equine drug-testing laboratory. An equine science program at a state university 70 miles up the road is eagerly willing to take over, and... Read More

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Quality Road Passes First Gate Test

November 20, 2009

Quality Road, whose exploits have been followed closely since his traumatic encounter with the starting gate before the Breeders' Cup Classic cleared a major hurdle Wednesday, schooling at Belmont to the satisfaction of trainer Todd... Read More

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Readers Open Their Barns for Adoptable Horses

November 20, 2009

More than 1,040 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Have you ever adopted a horse?"... Read More

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Vets Discuss Welfare Assessment, Semantics, Regulation

November 18, 2009

Far from being a topic rooted only in science, how we protect animal welfare is affected by such diverse elements as politics, ethics, and semantics, said international speakers at a welfare symposium at Michigan State University held earlier... Read More

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Enter Your Vote in Donkey Sanctuary Christmas Contest

November 18, 2009

The Donkey Sanctuary has acquired a rare apple and is asking supporters to vote for their favorite Christmas donkey to decide which animal will get to eat it.

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