Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Horse Rescues Reach Out to Trainers, Owners

March 22, 2010

With 150 horses currently under care and placement requests on the rise, operators of the Grace Foundation of Northern California hope trainers can help some horses find permanent homes.

The Honoring Equines for Life Project (HELP) R... Read More

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Rescued Pony Excels as Surrogate Dam

March 22, 2010

An orphaned Thoroughbred foal named Jerry who was fostered by a rescued mare at World Horse Welfare has been reunited with his grateful owner.

When Jerry lost his own mother last August, his worried owner contacted the National Foali... Read More

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NASCAR Driver Supports Thoroughbred Rescue

March 22, 2010

Tony Stewart, owner and driver of the No. 14 Old Spice/Office Depot Chevrolet Impala in the NASCAR Sprint Cup and owner of Stewart/Haas Racing, is also a winner on a different kind of track. In 2010, the Tony Stewart Foundation awarded $20,000 ... Read More

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Unwanted Horses Gain New Supporter

March 20, 2010

The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) announced their newest member, Intervet Schering Plough Animal Health (ISPAH), one of the country's largest animal health companies.

ISPAH is a global leader in research, development, manufactur... Read More

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Four Arabian Horses Die in Washington Fire

March 20, 2010

One of the largest Arabian breeders in the Pasco, Wash., area lost four horses in a barn fire,... Read More

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Baltimore Cart Ponies to be Returned to Owners

March 19, 2010

Ponies used to pull vendor carts might be back to work soon under an agreement between their owners and City of Baltimore authorities. The ponies are all owned by so-called Arabbers, Baltimore street vendors who sell produce from horse-drawn ca... Read More

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Ocala Equine Podiatry Center Offers Lameness Symposium

March 19, 2010

The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Center offers Sanctuary clients the optimum in foot care.... Read More

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Miniature Horse Named America's 'Most Heroic Pet'

March 19, 2010

A Miniature Horse named Magic has been named the "Most Heroic Pet in America" by the AARP.

Magic, a therapy horse, has touched thousands of patients over the past few years. She is a special friend to an 8-year-old girl who... Read More

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2010 Horse Industry Directory Available

March 19, 2010

The American Horse Council's Horse Industry Directory, a national directory of breed and sport organizations, equine publications, state resources, and racing and gaming organizations, is a yearly effort to bring to you a definitive ... Read More

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AHC Releases Report on Equestrian Access

March 18, 2010

Today, the American Horse Council released its 2009 Report on Equestrian Access on Federal Land. The 2009 report is intended to provide a brief overview of the responses the AHC received from equestrians to its ongoing access survey in 2009. ... Read More

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New Racehorse Drug Testing Contract in Kentucky

March 17, 2010

A company that conducts equine drug testing in Great Britain but which has not been involved in testing of horses in America has been awarded the contract to handle the testing of horses racing in Kentucky, effective January 2011.

Th... Read More

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Racehorse Welfare and Safety Summit Scheduled

March 17, 2010

A third Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit has been scheduled for June 28 and 29, 2010, at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. Edward L. Bowen, president of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, announced details of the meeting today.

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Rags to Riches Delivers Colt

March 17, 2010

Champion Rags to Riches, winner of the 2007 Belmont Stakes, delivered a Henrythenavigator colt March 17 in Ireland, where she is scheduled to be bred to Coolmore stallion Galileo.

Rags to Riches, the champion 3-year-old filly of 2007... Read More

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Tennessee Lawmakers Seek Felony Charges for Horse Cruelty

March 17, 2010

Horse owners in Tennessee who intentionally neglect their animals would face felony charges under a bill recently introduced into the state's House of Representatives.

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The Horse Names Stephanie Church Editor-In-Chief

March 17, 2010

Stephanie L. Church has been named Editor-in-Chief of The Horse, and will lead all editorial initiatives for both print and digital media platforms. Stephanie succeeds Kimberly S. Brown, who has left the company to pursue other business ... Read More

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Track Surface Maintenance Key, Officials Say

March 16, 2010

As people rush to takes sides in the great dirt-versus-synthetic racetrack surface debate, Mick Peterson, MS, PhD, and Santa Anita Park track superintendent Richard Tedesco suggested consistency and maintenance trump type of surface.

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NYC Carriage Driver Suspended for Driving Under Influence

March 16, 2010

Saverio Colarusso, a carriage driver from the West 38th street stable, appeared at the Department of Consumer Affairs court in response to summonses issued by the Humane Law Enforcement agents of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruel... Read More

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TheHorse.com Web Site Maintenance Scheduled

March 16, 2010

TheHorse.com and BloodHorse.com will be offline for a period of time Thursday, March 18, for maintenance starting at 9 a.m. Thursday's Welfare and Industry eNewsletter will be mailed out as usual.

E-mail also will be affected for... Read More

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Ohio Woman Accused of Cruelty Declines Plea Deal

March 16, 2010

The Ohio woman accused of maltreating more than 40 Arabian horses has rejected a plea agreement that would reduce the charges against her.

Robin Vess was charged with 42 counts of animal cruelty last month after animal welfare author... Read More

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Horse Adoption Event at Kentucky Horse Park in April

March 12, 2010

Three years ago, in response to the plight of abused and neglected horses across the state, the Kentucky Horse Park created the John Henry Memorial Equine Adoption Fair to provide assistance to organizations involved in rescuing them.Read More

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USEF Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Rule Change Coming

March 12, 2010

An important rule change affecting the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in competition horses was approved at this year's U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF) Annual Meeting, held January 13-17, 2010.

Motivated ... Read More

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Hay Feeders Reduce Waste

March 12, 2010

Horse owners can nearly halve their hay wastage by selecting the right round bale feeder for their pasture.... Read More

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Charges Filed in Nevada Mustang Shootings

March 12, 2010

Two Nevada men face federal charges in connection with the shooting deaths of five Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mustangs at the Buckhorn Herd Management Area in November.

Agency helicopter pilots discovered the animals' carcas... Read More

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Wyoming Changes Livestock Disposal Options

March 11, 2010

Wyoming livestock authorities can slaughter stray or feral livestock, including horses, and sell their meat under a measure signed into law by Gov. Dave Freudenthal on Tuesday. HB 122, the Disposal of Livestock Act... Read More

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New York Thoroughbred Breeder Convicted on 33 Cruelty Counts

March 10, 2010

Ernie Paragallo, a prominent New York Thoroughbred breeder and trainer has been convicted of mistreating dozens of horses. Paragallo was convicted March 10 of 33 of 34 misdemeanor animal cruelty counts in a non-jury trial.

The 52-yea... Read More