Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Animal Rights Party Poised for Historic Win in Dutch Elections

November 20, 2006

The Roman emperor Caligula is fabled to have made his horse a senator. The Dutch Party for Animals won't go that far, but looks set to score a milestone in elections Nov. 22 by becoming the first animal rights party in Europe to have its own... Read More

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Off-Duty Police Officer Shoots Neighbor's Miniature Horse

November 20, 2006

An off-duty police officer in Brazos County, Texas, shot and killed his neighbor's Miniature Horse stallion on Friday (Nov. 17), saying the loose Mini had injured his full-size horses, reports Read More

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Final Turn: Helping the Horses

November 19, 2006

The proposed strategic plan that came out of last month's Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit is one of those documents or white papers that most likely will land in one of two places: the Thoroughbred industry's dust-gathering burial... Read More

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Tough Sale: Horse Head-Butts Real Estate Agent

November 19, 2006

Real estate can be a tough business. But sometimes it's a real beast, Erika McKinney has learned.

McKinney won a trip to the hospital when a horse bit her and knocked her into a tree during a property showing Nov. 10.

McKinney an... Read More

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EVA Outbreak in New Mexico Wrapup

November 19, 2006

An equine viral arteritis (EVA) outbreak occurred on a Quarter Horse breeding farm in New Mexico in June.... Read More

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Association Works to Protect Equine Actors

November 18, 2006

The sole purpose of the American Humane Association (AHA) is the safe use of animals in films. Horses are among those animals, and there are AHA representatives on every set checking out the setup, vetting the horses, providing their input on th... Read More

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S.C. Man Dies After Car Strikes Horse

November 18, 2006

A 32-year-old Union, S.C., man has died after the car he was driving struck a horse in western Union County.

George Holloway was heading home to Union from Greenville on Thursday night when his Ford Focus hit a horse crossing state Highway... Read More

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Power Shift in Congress has Ramifications for Equine Industry

November 17, 2006

The shift in power from Republicans to Democrats on Capitol Hill will have some affect on the horse industry's political agenda, but the results of the Nov. 7 election really didn't catch officials by surprise.

The Senate now has 50... Read More

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Rubber-Matting Stable Fork

November 17, 2006

Tired of replacing poor-quality pitchforks every season? Frustrated with forks that pierce your beautiful rubber stall mats?... Read More

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Web Site Launched for Horselife, the Horse Industry Marketing Initiatve

November 17, 2006

The Western-English Trade Association (WETA) announced today that Horselife, the "Got Milk?"-style marketing initiative for the horse industry, has a new web site launched this week to keep the industry informed of the latest developments. A key... Read More

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British Horse Society Launches Grooms' Register

November 16, 2006

The British Horse Society is to launch a Grooms' Register for people who have attained any level of the BHS groom and stable management qualifications.

BHS-certified grooms and stable managers can apply to join the register from... Read More

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Farnam's Sweepstakes Drawing Awards Four Diamond Horseshoe Necklaces

November 16, 2006

Farnam Companies, Inc. is continuing to celebrate 60 years of sharing its passion for animals with its customers by giving away more diamonds in the Customer Appreciation Sweepstakes.

Four winners' names were drawn Sept. 29. The four... Read More

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Michigan State Offering Online Horse Behavior and Welfare Course

November 16, 2006

Every horse owner has at some time wished that his or her steed could suddenly turn into Mr. Ed and talk about its likes, dislikes, pains, and fears. Because that's not likely to happen, a new online educational program is available to help hors... Read More

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EponaShoe With Optional Carbide Tips

November 16, 2006

The EponaShoe is a polyurethane horseshoe that can flex with the hoof. It supports the frog properly, and is a great choice if you are concerned about hoof health and soundness.... Read More

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Hirapour Ready to Return to Steeplechase After IRAP Treatment

November 16, 2006

Hirapour, the 2004 Eclipse Award Winner in Steeplechase, is scheduled to compete this month in the Colonial Cup in Camden, S.C., on November 19, after undergoing IRAP Therapy at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Va.... Read More

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Exhaust Fumes in Horse Trailer Kill 3

November 15, 2006

An Indiana man and two of his children died from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning from a portable gas generator they were using inside a trailer. A woman with the family survived.

The four attended the Royal Oaks Arena for the Winter... Read More

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New Holland Tractors Teaming Up with APHA Foundation

November 15, 2006

Author Robert Louis Stevenson once wrote, "Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant." Such is the inspiration for the newest arrangement between the American Paint Horse Foundation (APHF) and New Holland.

The... Read More

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Fleet Indian Continues Stall Rest

November 14, 2006

Fleet Indian, who was injured during the stretch run of the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff, underwent precautionary radiographs and an ultrasound Nov. 13 at Taylor Made Farm.

"The ultrasound just really showed what we knew already,"... Read More

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Bayer Animal Health Launches New Web Site

November 14, 2006

Equine enthusiasts can increase their "horse sense" with a visit to the new BayerEquineConnection.com site from Bayer Animal Health.

The new BayerEquineConnection.com site provides expert horse health information online--all the time.... Read More

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International Hoof-Care Summit Brings Vets and Farriers Together

November 14, 2006

Farriers and equine veterinarians from the United States, Europe, and Mexico are expected to attend the fourth annual International Hoof-Care Summit to be held at the Cincinnati Convention Center and the Cincinnati Hilton Hotel, Jan. 30 through... Read More

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British Steeplechasing Star Desert Orchid Dies at Age 27

November 13, 2006

Desert Orchid, the former Cheltenham Gold Cup winner who built up a huge fan following as one of Britain's most popular racehorses, died Monday, Nov. 13, at 27.

Former trainer David Elsworth said the gray gelding --nicknamed "Dessie" -- died... Read More

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Escaped Horse Hit By Car

November 13, 2006

A horse that fled its pasture in Lancaster, Calif., died after being struck by a car on Sunday (Nov. 12), reports KCAL 9, a California television news network.

Both the driver and a passenger in the car were taken to a hospital. The horse was... Read More

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Todd Pletcher Seasons to be Included in TCA Season Auction

November 12, 2006

Thoroughbred trainer Todd Pletcher has elected to include his personal "package" of stallion seasons for 2007 in the Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) Stallion Season and Art Auction, which will begin on Nov. 27 and conclude with a live... Read More

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Government Claims Victory Over Ecoterrorism Group

November 12, 2006

Five years ago a special ecoterrorism task force was stymied by a string of firebombings that caused some $30 million in damage to western ranger stations, genetic engineering facilities, a truck dealership, a ski resort, wild horse corrals, and... Read More

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Reining Horse Fundraiser at OKC

November 11, 2006

While at the 2006 NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show in Oklahoma City, you won’t want to miss this year’s extravaganza, the Second Annual Denim & Diamonds Gala. The highly anticipated event is scheduled fo... Read More