Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Researchers: Education, Prevention Help Boost Horse Welfare

June 18, 2016

An improved economy, education, and other measures have reduced Minnesota's neglected horse population, researchers say.... Read More

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TCA Elects Five to Board of Directors

June 18, 2016

Bob Beck; Terry Finley; Lesley Howard; J. David Richardson, MD; and Jaime Roth will join the board of directors.... Read More

Kibb Mills (standing left) and Ian Bardwell (standing right), of the Rocky Mountain District’s Trails Program in Montana, stand next to their newly-acquired saddle-trained wild horses from Northern Nevada Correctional Center (NNCC). The trainers (mounted) are inmates with NNCC who have worked with these horses for up to four months to prepare them for adoption.

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Inmate-Trained Wild Horses to Work for U.S. Forest Service

June 17, 2016

Three saddle-trained wild horses were selected to work as pack string horses for U.S. Forest Service trail crews.... Read More

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Carpenter Receives 2016 Equine Industry Vision Award

June 17, 2016

Gary L. Carpenter is the commissioner and CEO of the National Reining Horse Association.... Read More

Dr. Ann Swinker recieved the 2016 Van Ness Award from the American Horse Council.

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Dr. Ann Swinker Receives AHC's 2016 Van Ness Award

June 17, 2016

The award is presented to an individual who has shown leadership and service to the horse community in his or her state.... Read More

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The Legalities of Equine Insurance Policies

June 16, 2016

A lawyer describes equine liability insurance and what you should know about these policies.... Read More

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California Tainted Feed Lawsuit Refiled

June 16, 2016

The lawsuit seeks damages for owners whose horses ingested feed allegedly tainted with monensin.... Read More

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Wisconsin EHV-1 Quarantine Released

June 15, 2016

A quarantine put in place after a West Bend horse tested positive for neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 has been lifted.... Read More

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Jockey Concussion Management Protocol Study Starting Soon

June 14, 2016

The UK and Jockeys' Guild study could evolve into the first comprehensive concussion management protocol for jockeys.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Readers Share Details of Horses' Daily Diets

June 14, 2016

Of the 674 respondents, 614 (91%) said their horses' daily diet includes grain, feed, concentrates, or supplements.... Read More

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Kentucky Barn Fire Claims Saddlebred Horses

June 14, 2016

The farm owner unsuccessfully attempted to save 13 horses inside the barn.... Read More

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Virginia Tech Equine Medical Center Launches Farrier Service

June 13, 2016

Paul Goodness, CJF, and his team will provide full-time services at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center.... Read More

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Online Horse Rescue Operator Charged With Animal Cruelty

June 12, 2016

A Pennsylvania woman who operated a rescue via a social media page has been charged with multiple animal cruelty counts.... Read More

Creator wins the 2016 Belmont Stakes in a photo finish over Destin.

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Creator Surges Late to Win 2016 Belmont Stakes

June 11, 2016

Blocked behind horses with a quarter-mile to run, Creator finished strong to catch Destin and win the race by a nose.... Read More

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Accused Embezzler Pleads Not Guilty

June 11, 2016

Anne Schumate Williams is also facing animal cruelty charges stemming from the alleged maltreatment of dozens of horses.... Read More

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Enter The Horse's Fly Mask Mishap Contest

June 10, 2016

Submit your fly mask mishap story for a chance to be featured on TheHorse.com and be entered to win a prize pack! ... Read More

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BLM Releases Decision for Red Desert Wild Horse Gather

June 10, 2016

The BLM plans to gather horses and administer the PZP-22 fertility control vaccine to mares returned to the complex.... Read More

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Equine Guelph Introduces Fire Prevention Outreach Program

June 10, 2016

Equine Guelph will hold outreach events this summer to educate Ontario's racing community about barn fire prevention.... Read More

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Peaceable Farm Horses Rescued Again

June 10, 2016

Six horses from the farm were among more than 40 allegedly maltreated horses seized from New Beginnings Horse Rescue.... Read More

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RMTC Adds Cooper to Task Force on Glaucine

June 09, 2016

Carolyn Cooper, DVM, is the director of the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency's Equine Drug Control Program.... Read More

Cameras or video surveillance systems can help identify intruders and what they're doing.

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Staying Secure: Protect Your Horse Property From Theft

June 09, 2016

Thefts happen in barns, at horse shows, and from pastures. Learn how to keep your horses, possessions, and people safe. ... Read More

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AFA Supports AHC Welfare Code

June 09, 2016

The American Farrier's Association is the latest organization to endorse the AHC's Welfare Code of Practice.... Read More

Veterinary student Patrick Succo is teaching high-schoolers in the Navajo Nation about equine health; he helped spark a new partnership involving the Colorado State veterinary program.

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Navajo Student Helps Launch CSU Vet Program Home Community

June 09, 2016

Patrick Succo is teaching Navajo high-schoolers to determine correct vaccine dosage for horses and more.... Read More

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Study Confirms Horses 'Talk' to Human Handlers

June 09, 2016

New research has revealed that horses do, in fact, try to intentionally communicate with us to achieve certain goals.... Read More

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California Man Takes Plea Deal in 2015 Horse Abuse Case

June 08, 2016

Frederick Atkinson pleaded no contest to charges connected to 41 horses removed from a California property last year.... Read More