Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Owners Claim Gathered Florida Horses

February 23, 2010

Nearly all of the 20 horses formerly running at large in a rural section of Miami-Dade County, Fla., have been claimed by their owners.

Hialeah police and South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) voluntee... Read More

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FEI Stewards' Working Group Selected

February 22, 2010

The FEI working group tasked with expanding current guidelines for stewards to facilitate clear implementation of the policy on warm-up techniques following on from the recent round-table conference on hyperflexion/Rollkur was finalized Feb. 18.... Read More

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Loose Horses Rounded Up by Florida Group

February 22, 2010

Nearly a dozen horses formerly running at large in a rural section of Miami-Dade County are receiving rehabilitative care from the South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

Hialeah police and SPCA volunte... Read More

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Wild-Horse Lovers Protest at Nevada Capitol

February 21, 2010

More than 130 demonstrators showed up at the Nevada Capitol to protest wild-horse roundups.

The critics were calling attention on Saturday to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's handling of the recent Reno-area roundup.
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Carriage Horse Welfare: Readers Weigh In

February 19, 2010

More than 1,040 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What do you think about horse carriages in urban areas?"

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Kentucky Considers Equine Welfare Committee

February 18, 2010

The Kentucky House Agriculture and Small Business Committee moved Feb. 17 to provide more protection for the horse.

House Bill 398, which would create a committee to assist, advise, and consult with the cabinet on issues of equine he... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Humane Center Needs Hay

February 18, 2010

The Kentucky Equine Humane Center, a safe refuge for at-risk horses of all breeds and disciplines, has put out a call for hay donations.

Currently feeding 50 horses, the group will take donations of any type of hay appropriate for eq... Read More

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Memories of Elmer Bandit

February 15, 2010

Readers react to the death of the National competitive trail mileage record holder Elmer Bandit.... Read More

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Canadian Rules Could Impact Slaughter Exports

February 15, 2010

New Canadian horse processing regulations could slow the flow of U.S. horses to slaughter plants there, say equine welfare advocates.

Last month the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) advised all Canadian owners of horses that co... Read More

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Rescue Group to Place Ohio Arabians

February 12, 2010

More than 30 allegedly maltreated Arabian horses that were removed from an Ohio farm last month will soon be on their way to foster homes, according to Ottawa County Prosecutor Mark Mulligan.

Animal welfare authorities from the... Read More

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Vaccinations: Readers Share Experience with Adverse Reactions

February 12, 2010

More than 880 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Has your horse ever had an adverse reaction to his vaccinations?"

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UC Davis to Develop Plan to Help Animals During Disasters

February 12, 2010

The International Animal Welfare Training Institute at the University of California (UC), Davis School of Veterinary Medicine has received $250,000 from the California Emergency... Read More

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Ohio Seized Horse Ownership: Federal Ruling Sought

February 11, 2010

Attorneys in Ohio are asking a U.S. District Court judge to declare an Arabian horse rescue organization the legal owner of horses removed from an Oak Harbor farm last month.

Animal welfare authorities from the Humane Society of Otta... Read More

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Seized Oregon Horses Recovering

February 10, 2010

Most of the 31 horses removed from an Oregon farm last month are thriving under rehabilitative care, said Cindy Kingsberry, president and founder of Linn County Animal Rescue, the agency in charge of the animals.

Linn County Sheriff&... Read More

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Mongolia Group Requests Riding Helmets

February 10, 2010

Every year more than 30,000 child jockeys ranging from the ages of 4-10 years old participate in traditional long-distance horse races in Mongolia. Peace Corps Volunteer Kara Estep is working with a local agency called the Department for Childr... Read More

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FEI Imposes Sanctions on Controversial Dressage Training Method

February 10, 2010

Participants in a Feb. 9 conference organized by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) sanctioned aggressive riding, including that which results in hyperflexion of the horse's neck.

"The group redefined... Read More

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ReRun Thoroughbred Adoption Names New President

February 10, 2010

ReRun, a non-profit Thoroughbred adoption program, announced Feb. 10 that Jane Gilbert has been elected as its new president.

A lifelong horsewoman, Gilbert lives on a 36-acre farm in Titusville, N.J., where she and her husband breed... Read More

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Super Bowl Ads Get Humane Approval

February 09, 2010

Sunday might have been a tough day for the Colts, but it was a great day for frogs, dogs, Clydesdales, elephants, and other creatures featured in some of the eagerly awaited Super Bowl ads.

Americans were treated to nine commercials ... Read More

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Ohio Arabian Group Granted Custody of Seized Horses

February 09, 2010

An Arabian horse welfare organization has assumed the care of 31 allegedly malnourished horses seized from an Oak Harbor, Ohio, farm last month.

Animal welfare authorities from the Humane Society of Ottawa County discovered 37 animal... Read More

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Vets Form Equine Health and Welfare Alliance

February 07, 2010

A group of equine veterinarians have formed the Equine Health and Welfare Alliance (EHWA), which will be “dedicated to the proper care and maintenance of the horse and all equines,” according to a release.
 
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MSPCA Overwhelmed by Surrendered Horses

February 05, 2010

Horse surrenders throughout New England have reached a critical point, said the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA). Horse owners are battling the high costs of feed, hay, and stabling amidst a poor economy. T... Read More

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Texas Group Gains Custody of Seized Donkeys, Horses

February 05, 2010

Allegedly maltreated animals recently removed from a Texas ranch will be moving to new homes now that a Fannin County judge has put them in Habitat for Horses custody.

Fannin County police and Habitat for Horses investigators removed... Read More

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New York Carriage Horse Welfare Under Scrutiny

February 04, 2010

Amendments to improve care for New York's hard-working carriage horses were reviewed at a Feb. 3 NYC Health Department public hearing.

The NYC Administrative and Health Codes guide the health, safety, and well-being of the city&#... Read More

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Horse Hay Prices Shared by Readers

February 02, 2010

More than 1,570 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "How much are you paying for small square bales of hay?"

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Tampa Bay Backstretch Worker Dies in Horse Accident

February 02, 2010

An exercise rider and backstretch worker died Feb. 1 after a horse fell on top of him while exercising at Tampa Bay Downs in Florida.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said Robert Shields, 60, died after one of the horses ... Read More