Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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ASPCA Deploys Disaster Response Team for Hurricane Gustav

August 31, 2008

The ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has deployed a team of disaster response experts to assist the state of Louisiana in pre- and post-storm evacuation and sheltering in anticipation of Hurricane Gustav.... Read More

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HSUS Prepares Rescue Team for Response as Gustav Nears

August 30, 2008

As Tropical Storm Gustav continues to strengthen, residents of the Gulf Coast brace themselves for the potentially deadly impact. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is preparing its staff and equipment to respond.

"Our entir... Read More

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Panama Considered Free of Screwworms

August 30, 2008

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has advised the public that it is amending the regulations regarding the importation of live horses, ruminants, swine, and dogs by removing Panama from the lists of regions where... Read More

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Readers Respond: Tell Us What You Think

August 29, 2008

More than 600 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What aspects of TheHorse.com's Horse Health E-Newsletter do you like the most?"

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U.S. Rider, Vet Unsure of Source of Olympic Drug Positive

August 28, 2008

Following a routine drug test on August 19 at the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong, Mythilus, a U.S. dressage horse, ridden by Courtney King-Dye, was found to have tested positive for Felbinac. Felbinac is considered a class A prohibited substance b... Read More

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Olympic Medication Update: 'B' Samples Positive, U.S. Rider also Involved

August 27, 2008

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has received confirmation that the four 'B' samples in the cases involving the presence of the banned substance capsaicin have all... Read More

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National Humane Group Files Brief in Michigan Horse Abuse Case

August 26, 2008

The American Humane Association (AHA) has filed an amicus brief with the Michigan Court of Appeals in connection with a controversial animal cruelty case involving Matt Mercier and James Henderson Jr., of Grass Lake, a move that is designed to... Read More

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New Unwanted Horse Coalition Director Named

August 26, 2008

Julia Andersen will serve as the director of the Unwanted Horse Coalition, according to a release distributed by the American Horse Council (AHC).

The Coalition is a broad alliance of equine organizations that have joined together under the AH... Read More

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Mexico Flooding Kills Horses, Watchman at Equestrian Club

August 26, 2008

Heavy rains have killed at least 50 horses at a Mexico City equestrian club and the 71-year-old watchman who tried to save them, officials said Tuesday.

A Monday night storm sent mud and floodwaters spilling through the La Barranca horse... Read More

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Kentucky Panel Approves Ban on Racehorse Steroids

August 25, 2008

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted unanimously Aug. 25 to ban the use of anabolic steroids in racehorses, and the rules could be in place the first week of September should Gov. Steve Beshear sign an emergency regulation as expected.... Read More

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Equine Sensory Training Clinic Returns to KHP

August 25, 2008

The fourth annual Equine Sensory Training Clinic will be held Oct. 19 and 20, 2008, at the Kentucky Horse Park's indoor arena.

The clinicians include officers from the Lexington Mounted Police, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and a... Read More

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Horse and Livestock Humane Proponent's Life to be Basis of HBO Movie

August 24, 2008

A movie based on the life of Temple Grandin, PhD, who has long been a proponent of humane horse and livestock handling, might finally be moving forward, according to a report in the Read More

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Wild Horse Euthanasia Decision Postponed by BLM

August 23, 2008

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) isn't likely to make a decision regarding the use of euthanasia in wild horse herd management until the end of the year, a spokesman said. The euthanasia option decision was originally... Read More

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Horse-Based Society; Amish Populations Expand

August 23, 2008

The Amish are expanding their presence in states far beyond Pennsylvania Dutch country as they search for affordable farmland to accommodate a population that has nearly doubled in the past 16 years, a new study found.

States such as... Read More

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Horses Rescued from Deep Ditch in Florida

August 23, 2008

Rescuers got two for the price of one in the rescue of a pair of horses trapped in a deep, narrow ditch in Miami-Dade County in Florida. A report on wtvynews4.com said... Read More

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Equestrian Olympic Drug Testing Clarifications Announced by FEI

August 23, 2008

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) released the following information in regard to the four horses that tested positive to prohibited medications at the 2008 Olympic Games.

"Below are some clarifications on the procedure that... Read More

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Paraplegic Foal Update: Lucky as a Long Yearling

August 22, 2008

Lucky isn't completely back to normal, but he's close enough that his owners are happy with the result.... Read More

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California Steps Up Racehorse Steroid Rule Enforcement

August 22, 2008

The California Horse Racing Board announced it is stepping up enforcement of its medication rules with increased pre-race and out-of-competition testing and by prohibiting horses from running for 30 days after they've been administered anabolic... Read More

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Dover Saddlery Opening Store in Georgia

August 22, 2008

Dover Saddlery Retail will celebrate the grand opening of its new store in Alpharetta, Ga., during the weekend of Oct. 10-12, 2008. Celebrations will begin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. on Friday, October 10.

The store will carry... Read More

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Readers Respond: Traveling Tails

August 22, 2008

More than 1,400 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What is the most time your horse has spent in transit?"

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Four Olympic Jumpers Suspended after Prohibited Substance Found

August 21, 2008

It's stormy here in Hong Kong, and not just because of impending Typhoon Nuri, which threatened to disrupt the individual jumping final, but looks as if it will hold off for most if not all of the Aug. 21 evening competition.

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Annual Equine Adventure Offers Horse Health Education, World Travel

August 21, 2008

Earlier this summer, a group of 25 U.S. veterinarians, horse owners, and trainers, took part in the ninth annual International Equine Adventure, organized by Ron Fuller, DVM , and Robert Miller, DVM. This year's excursion took the group to... Read More

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Drug Testing Vet to Answer Questions via Interactive Chat

August 21, 2008

Join Scott Stanley, DVM, PhD, a University of California, Davis associate professor of veterinary medicine, for this week's edition of BloodHorse.com "Talkin' Horses" at Read More

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FEI Delegation Tours Hong Kong Equine Testing Lab

August 20, 2008

HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, president of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), took time out of her busy Olympic schedule to visit the Hong Kong Jockey Club's Racing Laboratory Aug. 16.

Terence Wan, PhD, EurChem, CSci, CChem,... Read More

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Safety Net for California's Ex-Racehorses in the Works

August 19, 2008

Look in the winner's circle after any offspring of Unusual Heat wins a race and you'll likely see a petite, brown-haired woman hugging the jockey, high-fiving the trainer, or congratulating the owner. Madeline Auerbach fiercely champions her former... Read More