Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Oklahoma Pair Charged for Allegedly Feeding Horses to Dogs

December 16, 2011

Two men are facing multiple animal cruelty charges for allegedly allowing dogs to feed on carcasses of horses.... Read More

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Lawsuit Challenges BLM Nevada Mustang Gather Plan

December 16, 2011

The suit seeks to halt the plan on grounds that it violates the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act.... Read More

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USDA: Horse Slaughter Not Expected to Resume Soon

December 15, 2011

The USDA does not expect horse processing at U.S.-based plants is not expected to get under way soon. ... Read More

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Accused SAU Student to be Extradited

December 15, 2011

Jaci Rae Jackson waived an extradition hearing and will be returned to Oklahoma to face additional charges.... Read More

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Model Rule on Salix Administration Adopted

December 14, 2011

New rules prohibit private veterinarians from administering furosemide (Salix) to Thoroughbreds on race day.... Read More

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Kentucky Farm Cash Receipts Exceed $5 Billion

December 13, 2011

Kentucky's farm economy did well in 2011, with farm cash receipts likely to exceed $5 billion.... Read More

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Florida Court Rejects Appeal Over Barrel Racing

December 13, 2011

The First District Court of Appeals refused to stop Florida's first pari-mutuel barrel racing meet.... Read More

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Tennessee Walking Horse Trainer Sentenced to Probation

December 12, 2011

Inspectors determined that a horse in the trainer's care was bilaterally sore and wearing a nerve cord.... Read More

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Lloyd's of London: 30 Years of Support for UK Vet Science

December 11, 2011

Lloyd's of London recently presented the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture a check for $45,000.... Read More

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Rutgers ESC Announces 2012 Spirit of the Horse Award Winner

December 10, 2011

Liz Durkin sponsored R.U. Levi, a Wobbler syndrome-afflicted Mustang who now serves as a teaching horse.... Read More

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Equitarian Outreach Table Topic (AAEP 2011)

December 09, 2011

The Equitarian Initiative educates veterinarians interested in helpding working equids worldwide.... Read More

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Texas Authorities Probe Deadly Barn Fire

December 08, 2011

Fire authorities in Harris County, Texas, are investigating a barn fire that killed 11 horses.
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BLM Releases Triple B Gather Review Results

December 08, 2011

There was no consensus among welfare authorities that animals were treated inhumanely during the gather.... Read More

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UHC Welcomes KEHC and New Vocations as New Members

December 07, 2011

The UHC is pleased to welcome the Kentucky Equine Humane Center and New Vocations to the coalition. ... Read More

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Harmonski, Wilson Receive 2011 Good Works for Horses Award

December 07, 2011

The pair was recognized for their commitment to serving equine veterinary needs at Mylestone Equine Rescue.... Read More

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Oklahoma Pair Charged in SAU Horse Theft Case

December 07, 2011

A man and a woman from Oklahoma have been charged in connection with the SAU horse theft and killing case. ... Read More

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Southern Arkansas University Student Charged in Horse Thefts

December 06, 2011

An SAU student and member of the school's competitive rodeo team was arrested in connection with the theft.... Read More

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MSU Alum Receives 'Legend of the Year' Award

December 06, 2011

Tanja Molby, DVM, received the Legend of the Year award for helping to create the Michigan Equine Foundation.... Read More

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Equine Welfare Monitoring System Under Evaluation

December 06, 2011

The system includes animal-based measurements developed from criteria described in scientific literature.... Read More

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Wild Horse and Burro Program Table Topic (AAEP 2011)

December 06, 2011

Population control strategies, adoption screening procedures, and wild horse public image were discussed.... Read More

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Pennsylvania Man Charged with Animal Cruelty

December 06, 2011

A Pennsylvania man is facing multiple animal cruelty charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment... Read More

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Accused New York Horse Owner Facing New Charges

December 05, 2011

A New York woman accused of maltreating horses is facing new charges for failing to contain her animals.... Read More

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Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration CEO to Retire

December 05, 2011

Doyle Meadows, PhD, chief executive officer (CEO) of the Tennessee Walking Horse (TWH) Celebration, has ... Read More

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HSUS Assists Horse Rescue in Wake of Storm Damage

December 04, 2011

The organization plans to use the funds to replace horses' winter blankets that were lost in the floods.... Read More

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HorseShow.com Launches 'Coolest Horse' Competition

December 03, 2011

Horse lovers and owners everywhere can now show why their favorite horse is the 'coolest horse in the world.'... Read More