Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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IL Horsemen, Tracks to Assist Retired Horses

June 09, 2010

The Illinois Thoroughbred Horseman's Association, Arlington Park, and Hawthorne Race Course have agreed to cooperate in a program to provide for the care of retired Thoroughbred racehorses.... Read More

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Readers Share Summer Worries

June 08, 2010

More than 670 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What is your top horse health concern for summer?" ... Read More

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BLM: Plan Would Create Sanctuary for Calico Complex Mustangs

June 08, 2010

Wild mustangs removed from the Calico Mountain Complex range in Nevada would avoid placement in long-range holding facilities in the Midwest if the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), wild horse advocates and a Nevada rancher can agree on an alter... Read More

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American Horse Council and Pfizer Animal Health Form Alliance

June 08, 2010

Pfizer Animal Health has partnered with the American Horse Council in efforts to support all facets of the equine industry. "We are very pleased that Pfizer Animal Health is supporting the AHC's efforts in Washington D.C. Th... Read More

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KY Gov. Signs Equine Health and Welfare Bill

June 08, 2010

Standing in front of the statue of Man o' War at the Kentucky Horse Park June 7, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear applauded passage of landmark legislation that will enhance the health and welfare of the horse. Beshear signed House Bi... Read More

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Assateague Steps Up Wild Horse Educational Efforts

June 07, 2010

An increase in biting incidents at the Assateague Island National Seashore in Maryland has inspired a stricter policy toward visitors wishing to see the national park's famous wild horses.... Read More

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APHIS Announces More Animal Disease Traceability Public Meetings

June 07, 2010

The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will be holding two additional public meetings on the animal disease traceability framework approach. The meetings will take place this month in Salt Lake City, Utah, and next month in... Read More

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Portable Blood Analyzers Aid Veterinary "House Calls"

June 04, 2010

Portable, hand-held blood analyzers that measure various blood values such as electrolytes and pH are a valuable tool and provide improved patient care, reports a Brazilian research team led by Juliana Peiró, DVM, PhD, from the Departmen... Read More

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National Helmet Awareness Campaign Endorsed by USEF, USEA, and USDF

June 04, 2010

Equine digestive health product SUCCEED has teamed up with helmet advocate Jeri Bryant to launch the online helmet awareness campaign www.riders4helmets.com. The campaign is designed t... Read More

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FEI: Experts to Speak at Global Congress on In-Competition Use of NSAIDs

June 04, 2010

Leading experts on Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAID) research in equestrian sport will address the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Congress on NSAID Usage and Medication in the Equine Athlete in Lausanne, Swit... Read More

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Sport Horse Medication Rules Decoded

June 04, 2010

Confusion about medication rules still exist however, because the FEI and USEF differ in their selection and testing of horses, in who is held responsible for drug violations, and in their lists of permitted substances.... Read More

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Miniature Horse Named "Most Heroic Pet in America"

June 03, 2010

Strebors Black Magic On Demand, a Miniature Horse registered with the American Miniature Horse Registry, is spreading her own magic as a therapy horse. Known to her many fans as Magic, the black mini with blue eyes was recently named the Most H... Read More

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Ohio Bill Would Refine State Livestock Law

June 03, 2010

Horse owners in Ohio whose animals unintentionally roam from their enclosures could be spared criminal prosecution under a new bill designed to refine the state's so-called running-at-large law. Under current law, owners can be h... Read More

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West Virginia Man Charged with Cruelty

June 02, 2010

A West Virginia man faces animal cruelty charges connected to the alleged neglect of more than 50 equines seized from his Wayne County property last week. Acting on a tip, Wayne County law enforcement authorities discovered the 51 al... Read More

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Oldest Eclipse Award Winner Dies at 31

June 02, 2010

Chinook Pass, an 11-time stakes winner and the only Washington-bred to win an Eclipse Award, was euthanized May 31 at owner Jill Hallin's farm in Maple Valley, Wash. Chinook Pass, who was 31 at the time of his death, was believed... Read More

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Youth Get Opportunity to Work with Mustangs

June 01, 2010

The Mustang Heritage Foundation (MHF), working in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management, is providing youth ages 15-24 with an opportunity to learn and earn over the summer through projects offered by its Youth Employment Program (YEP)... Read More

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Starting an Equine Rescue

June 01, 2010

Rescue operators don't have to look beyond their own pastures to know the past few years have been hard on horses. Thanks to a persistently lackluster economy, rising feed and fuel costs, real estate foreclosures, and job losses, more owners are...... Read More

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Handicap Horseback Riding Program Searching for Horses

June 01, 2010

Central Kentucky Riding for Hope (CKRH), a NARHA therapeutic riding program, is looking for horses to add to its equine team. The program has recently expanded into a new facility and a new year-round schedule. CKRH has many requests to provide... Read More

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Bankruptcy Myths

June 01, 2010

Since October 2006, when bankruptcy law went through a significant overhaul, that added filing limitations and consumer protections, bankruptcy filings have shown a steady rise. There are no reliable figures on how many bankruptcies involve horse ... Read More

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Who's To Blame? (Slaughter and Our Romantic Image of the Horse)

June 01, 2010

Who should get the credit--or blame--for the closings of Texas horse slaughter plants? Start with the horse industry itself, and its heroic, romantic image of the horse.... Read More

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Feeding the Starved Horse

June 01, 2010

When dealing with a starved horse, how should you feed him? How much, how often, and what type of feed will bring the horse back to good health without causing more problems? The starved horse is in a most delicate health predicament... Read More

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Rescued Horses: Looking For A Universal Companion

June 01, 2010

Sue McDonnel, PhD, tells us how to choose rehabilitation companions for rescued horses.... Read More

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Retraining Racehorses

June 01, 2010

Racing is a physically demanding sport, and even with the best intentions many racehorses end up with an injury that forces them into retirement from the track. Many horses, with proper treatment and time, can be rehabilitated... Read More

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Standardbreds Quickly Benefiting from New USTA Program

May 31, 2010

The U.S. Trotting Association (USTA) introduced its Support Our Standardbreds program earlier this month, and the organization is hard at work doing just that. USTA has already helped two horses in the three weeks since the program was introduced and... Read More

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Maryland Rescue Seeks Help for Horses

May 31, 2010

A Maryland horse rescue is seeking volunteers and materials to assist in the care of 26 allegedly malnourished horses removed from a Garrett county farm on May 13.

Animal welfare authorities removed the horses along with other livestock after r... Read More