Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Pfizer Opens New Equine Research Center in Michigan

November 09, 2011

The center will be Pfizer's hub for research and development of equine vaccines and novel therapeutics.... Read More

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N.Y. Bill Would Create Statewide Cruelty Convict Registry

November 08, 2011

Convicted animal cruelty offenders would be required to register with a statewide animal cruelty database.... Read More

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USEF Drugs and Medication Rule Changes Effective Dec. 1

November 08, 2011

NSAID administration, the use of flunixin, and anabolic steroid classification are among the noted changes.... Read More

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Proposed FEI 'Blood Rule' Causes Controversy

November 07, 2011

The proposed rule suggests horses with blood anywhere on their bodies during an dressage test be excused.... Read More

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Judge Allows Wild Horse Advocates to Join Wyoming Case

November 06, 2011

Three wild horse advocacy groups have joined a case surrounding mustangs that have strayed onto private lands.... Read More

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Minnesota Equine Development Coalition Formed

November 05, 2011

The Equine Development Coalition of Minnesota advocates for residents who depend on a healthy equine industry.... Read More

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Neck, Back Mobilization Help Treat Equine Back Pain

November 05, 2011

Research has shown that performing carrot stretches can strengthen the muscles that stabilize a horse's back.... Read More

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Not Guilty Plea Entered in New York Cruelty Case

November 04, 2011

A woman accused of maltreating horses on her Saratoga County property has pleaded not guilty to the charges.... Read More

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South Carolina Horse Shooting Investigated

November 04, 2011

Authorities are seeking those responsible for the shooting death of a horse in Anderson County last month.... Read More

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Southern Arkansas University Police Seek Horse Thieves

November 04, 2011

The thieves made off several horses from the stables at the school's Magnolia campus earlier this week.... Read More

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Maryland Men Charged in Wild Horse Shooting

November 03, 2011

The pair are facing charges in connection with the death of a wild horse at the Assateague National Seashore.... Read More

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BHA: Changes to Grand National Could Improve Equine Welfare

November 03, 2011

Recommended changes include raising the minimum equine age allowed to run and expanded veterinary inspections.... Read More

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California Rancher Faces 70 Animal Cruelty Charges

November 02, 2011

Dwight Bennett allegedly starved more than 50 horses on his ranch; Faces 70 counts of animal cruelty. ... Read More

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ELCR Elects Colby Balazs to Board of Directors

November 02, 2011

A three-day eventer, Balazs is familiar with land use issues and is especially sensitive to land conservation.... Read More

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Community Vote Set on Slots for Florida Barrel Racers

November 02, 2011

The community will vote on if slot machines will be allowed at the first pari-mutuel barrel racing facility.... Read More

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The Horse as a Model for Human Research

November 01, 2011

Equine disease research results could be used to investigate similar health conditions in humans. ... Read More

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County Set to Vote on Florida Barrel Racing

November 01, 2011

Voters will decide if slot machines at the facility where a pari-mutuel barrel racing meet will be held.... Read More

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Deadline Date for 2012 AHP Student Award Contest Jan. 16

November 01, 2011

Up to three $750 travel awards to attend the 2012 AHP Seminar will be awarded to applicants.... Read More

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Researcher: Prime Equine Performance Linked to Good Welfare

November 01, 2011

Horses need good health care, and to be treated fairly and as individuals to perform at their best.... Read More

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Strong Drug Reform in Thoroughbred Racing Urged by Owner

October 31, 2011

Prominent Thoroughbred owner George Strawbridge Jr. said racing can only grow by eliminating medications.... Read More

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Indiana Thoroughbred Trainer Handed 10-Year Abuse Suspension

October 31, 2011

Janey Adams is fighting a 10-year suspension resulting from the alleged maltreatment of a horse in her care.... Read More

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Rancher Convicted on Mustang Cruelty Charges Paroled

October 30, 2011

Jason Meduna, who was convicted on multiple felony animal cruelty counts, has been granted parole.... Read More

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Michigan Authorities Probe Horse Shooting

October 29, 2011

Michigan authorities are investigating the shooting death of a mare discovered fatally wounded in her field.... Read More

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California Man Charged in Animal Cruelty Case

October 28, 2011

A California man is facing cruelty charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment of more than 50 horses.... Read More

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Rally Protests Nevada Stray Horse Roundup

October 27, 2011

Equine welfare advocates rallied Oct. 25 against a plan to remove stray horses from a Northern Nevada range.... Read More