Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Readers Share Their Monthly Supplement Budgets

December 10, 2008

Did you know that more than 27% of readers of TheHorse.com spend more than $50 a month on supplements? While we don't know exactly what supplements they are using, almost 1,400 readers of TheHorse.com... Read More

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MSPCA Seeks Donor Aid for Horse Care

December 10, 2008

Horse surrenders continue to climb as economy declines

The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) recently requested community-based financial assistance to help cover the cost of medical... Read More

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Free Vaccines for Some Unwanted Horses

December 09, 2008

Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Dec. 8 unveiled the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign (UHVRC), a nonprofit program that will provide free equine vaccines to qualified... Read More

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Veterinarian in Cobra Venom Case Could Resume Practicing Soon

December 09, 2008

Rodney Stewart, the veterinarian who has been suspended for five years after cobra venom and other medications belonging to him were discovered in a trainer's barn at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., June 22, 2007, could resume... Read More

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Shot New Mexico Horse Gets New Home

December 08, 2008

Miracle, the 24-year-old mare who survived a trek in the New Mexico desert after suffering multiple gunshot wounds to the head, has a new home and could soon join a new adoptive family. Miracle arrived at The Horse Shelter in Cerrillos, N.M., on... Read More

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Record Sale at National Reining Horse Association Futurity Sale

December 07, 2008

The gavel fell with a resounding boom at the 2008 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) / Markel Insurance Futurity Prospect Sale in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on Dec. 6. The $240,000 winning bid is the largest purchase price ever witnessed at an... Read More

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Tampa Veterinarians Must Pay to Play

December 06, 2008

Tampa Bay Downs is requiring veterinarians to pay their first-ever licensing fees for its meet that begins Dec. 13. A licensing fee for blacksmiths was planned, but it has been put off until the 2009-2010 racing season.

Margo Flynn,... Read More

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Horse Council Recognizes Contributors to Kentucky Horse Industry

December 05, 2008

The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) has announced the recipients of its annual awards, recognizing individuals and organizations that go beyond the call of duty to enrich the horse community. The awards were presented at the group's annual... Read More

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Veterinarian States His Case Against Cobra Venom Charges

December 04, 2008

Suspended equine veterinarian Rodney Stewart testified Dec. 3 that he was unaware that a soft-sided cooler he left in a refrigerator in a barn at Keeneland contained the prohibited substance cobra toxin.

Also, during a daylong hearing of... Read More

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Border Patrol: Readers Share Their Fence Choices

December 04, 2008

More than 1,400 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What type of fencing surrounds your horses?"

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Louisiana to Adopt Racehorse Steroids Rule

December 04, 2008

Using emergency regulations, the Louisiana Racing Commission has banned the use of anabolic steroids in racehorses effective Jan. 1, 2009.

Racing commission executive director Charlie Gardiner said the regulations were adopted Dec. 2 via... Read More

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Nevada Rodeo Group Helps Kids This Christmas

December 04, 2008

The Reno Rodeo Denim Drive is an annual community event to collect new denim clothing and cotton underwear and socks for abused and neglected infants, children, and teens who have been placed in protective custody and foster care. ... Read More

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Three-Toed Horse Fossil on Display in Wyoming

December 04, 2008

If you are anywhere near Kemmerer, Wyo., you might want to check out the cast of "the most complete fossilized 'dawn horse' ever found" at Jim Tynsky's fossil shop starting Dec. 11. The replica is courtesy of the Field Museum of Chicago, Ill.,... Read More

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Arabian Horse Foundation's New Scholarship Honors Former President

December 04, 2008

The Arabian Horse Foundation has established a scholarship in honor of Myron Krause, president of the Arabian Horse Association for the past four years. Krause served longer than any other president in the association's recent... Read More

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Indiana Horse Shot; Reward for Information

December 03, 2008

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the... Read More

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Veterinarian to Appeal Suspension in Cobra Venom Case

December 03, 2008

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has scheduled a Dec. 3 hearing to consider the appeal of Dr. Rodney Stewart, who was suspended five years in September 2007 for multiple violations of the state's medication regulations.

Stewart's appeal... Read More

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Training Centers, Equipment Changes Discussed at Kentucky Racing Meeting

December 02, 2008

The possible regulation of training centers in Kentucky was the focal point of discussion Dec. 1 during a meeting of the safety and welfare committee of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC).

While training centers are subject to an... Read More

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AHC Partners with Intervet Schering-Plough Animal Health

December 02, 2008

Intervet Schering-Plough Animal Health has become the newest sponsor of the American Horse Council (AHC), the horse industry's unified voice in Washington, D.C.

"We are looking forward to working with Intervet Schering Plough... Read More

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Free Horses?

December 01, 2008

The offer of a free horse today often makes longtime horse owners laugh, cringe, sigh, or all of the above. In the past couple of years as slaughter has left the United States, there have been more horses needing homes that are offered for free tha... Read More

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Hate Shopping? Sponsor a Barn Buddy Instead

December 01, 2008

The holiday shopping season is quickly approaching and finding that perfect gift for those who have everything is always a challenge. The Humane Society of Missouri has just the solution--sponsorship of a Barn Buddy.

Barn Buddies are animal... Read More

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New Feature: Save Your Favorite TheHorse.com Articles

December 01, 2008

Now where did I put that donkey story ...?

Finding your favorite articles can be difficult when you have to search through more than 13,100 items, but now registered users of TheHorse.com will be able to save their favorite articles with on... Read More

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FEI Classifies Capsaicin as Doping, Not Medication

November 29, 2008

If the drug capsaicin is found in any future samples from equine atheletes in International Equestrian Federation (FEI)-sanctioned events, the results will be treated as doping, not medication, according to veterinary committee chairman John... Read More

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Help Equine Rescues Win Cash and Feed More Horses

November 29, 2008

Do you want to help a horse rescue win prize money in your state? Or even feed more hungry horses? You can by helping shelters receive grants through Read More

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Illinois Horse Racing Closer to Revenue Share with Casinos

November 29, 2008

Both houses of the Illinois legislature passed a new bill that will allow $80 million in funds currently in escrow from the state's casinos to be divided between horse racing tracks in the state. This is according to a story on Read More

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"Dummy" Horse Purchased to Help Train U.K. Rescue Personnel

November 29, 2008

A life-sized horse replica has been purchased to assist in training firefighters and rescue personnel in the proper way to handle equine rescues, according to a story on Read More