Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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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.

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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.

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Hay Banks Help Horses, Owners in Need

March 08, 2010

As some recession-weary horse owners struggle to feed their animals, hay banks in some states are helping those most in need.

Hay banks provide owners with enough hay to keep their horses healthy during times of crisis, often up to o... Read More

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Pack Horse Abuse Appeal Yields Jail Sentences, Fines

March 08, 2010

A father and son found guilty of overworking and neglecting their horses during a pack trip in Montana in 2008 were each handed six months in jail during their appeal last week.

Craig Heydon and his son, Curtis Heydon, will also have... Read More

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Phytonutrients for Controlling Free Radicals in Horses

March 07, 2010

Phytonutrients are a class of compounds showing value in controlling inflammation and its negative effects.... Read More

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Horse Industry Reaches Out to Chilean Backstretch Workers

March 06, 2010

The Race Track Chaplaincy of America and racetrack chaplaincy ministries in Chile have partnered to create the RTCA Chilean Racetrack Relief Fund to provide disaster aid to backstretch workers severely affected by recent earthquakes.

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Horse Slaughter Bill Would Lift Illinois Ban

March 06, 2010

Illinois Rep. Jim Sacia is a horse owner, and while he stated in an article that he would not personally use slaughter plants as an end-of-life choice for his animals, he believes that decision should be left up to individual horse owners. ... Read More

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Kentucky Farm Numbers Increase Slightly

March 05, 2010

In 2009, there were 85,500 farms in Kentucky, up 200 farms from a year ago according to the Kentucky Field Office of the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. A farm is defined as "any establishment from which $1,000 or more... Read More

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Event to Combine Dressage and Figure Skating

March 05, 2010

The Ninth Annual Challenge of the Americas is excited to announce a very unique new dressage and figure skating performance to the Challenge lineup. Held in Wellington, FL, on Saturday, March 13, 2010, the evening will get under way at 5:30 p.m... Read More

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Backcountry Camping Clinic offered at QuarterFest 2010

March 05, 2010

Bo Winslow, a clinic instructor with the Certified Horsemanship Association, will be featured at QuarterFest: A Celebration of the American Quarter Horse April 30 - May 2 at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Winslow will... Read More

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Zoonotic Disease: Kansas State Awarded U.S. Homeland Security Grant

March 05, 2010

The United States Department of Homeland Security has awarded Kansas State University a $12 million grant for the Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases (CEEZAD), to be paid over the next six years. The National Bio and ... Read More

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ASPCA Provides Thoroughbred Retirement Grants

March 04, 2010

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has unveiled a new initiative that will aid in the retirement of Thoroughbred racehorses. Six equine rescues and sanctuaries across the country were selected to take up the c... Read More

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New York Drug-Testing Lab to Move to Morrisville State

March 04, 2010

Morrisville State College instead of Cornell University will soon be testing race horses for unauthorized drugs.

New York State Racing and Wagering Board Chairman John Sabini said the drug testing program would be a perfect fit for the college.... Read More

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AHP Equine Industry Survey Results Released

March 03, 2010

A total of 11,171 people who own, lease, or manage horses completed the American Horse Publications' Horse Industry Survey designed to gauge participation trends in the U.S. horse industry. This was the largest survey of hands-on owners and... Read More

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Thoroughbred Trainer Pleads Guilty to Abuse Charges

March 03, 2010

Thoroughbred trainer Chad Moore will serve 180 days in jail and is barred from owning or training animals for five years after pleading guilty to six counts of animal abandonment under an agreement entered in Clermont County Municipal Court on ... Read More