Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Reward Offered for Information on Shot, Abandoned Horse

October 23, 2008

An unidentified resident of Deschutes County, Ore., is offering a $1,000 reward for information about the shooting and abandonment of Trooper, a 6-year-old Arabian gelding. Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer Fred Perl and a... Read More

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Hurricane Damage: Houston Race Park Cancels Fall Meet

October 22, 2008

Sam Houston Race Park will cancel its 2008/2009 fall Thoroughbred meet due to damages sustained by the facility as a result of Hurricane Ike. The storm's high winds and rainfall caused significant damage throughout the property including the... Read More

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Lloyd's of London Continues University of Kentucky Vet Science Support

October 22, 2008

When Lloyd's of London Underwriters, Brokers, and their Kentucky agents gathered recently at Keeneland race course to present a $45,000 check to the University of Kentucky, the event marked more than a quarter-century of financial support for the... Read More

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Slovenia Presents Queen Elizabeth II with Lipizzaner Stallion

October 22, 2008

Slovenia gave Britain's queen a prized Lipizzaner stallion during her visit to this Alpine nation Wednesday--but she won't be taking the horse home to meet the rest of the royal menagerie.

The 16-year-old horse, 085 Favory Canissa XXII, is... Read More

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California Family Pleads Not Guilty in Horse Abuse Case

October 21, 2008

Members of the California family accused of mistreating horses at their Ventura County Ranch pleaded not guilty to 14 counts of felony animal abuse/neglect at their Oct. 16 arraignment in Ventura Superior Court. Wendy Macfarlane... Read More

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Calgary Trailer Accident: Surviving Horses Returned to Origin

October 21, 2008

After 12 horses died Friday following a stock trailer accident in Calgary, Alberta, the remaining 32 horses have been returned to their point of origin in Bonnyville, according to Horse Welfare Alliance of Canada Chair Bill... Read More

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12 Horses Die in Calgary Trailer Accident

October 20, 2008

Twelve horses died Friday when a stock trailer carrying 44 animals overturned onto the median of a Calgary, Alberta, freeway.

The driver, identified by Read More

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Well-Horse Thrush Off

October 20, 2008

Well-Horse introduces Thrush Off, a natural hoof product that eliminates thrush and heals inside the hoof.

Thrush Off shortens the recovery time when treating injuries and infections to the coronet band, cracked heels, thrush, abscesses,... Read More

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New Humane Shelter Planned for Illinois Horses

October 17, 2008

A group of Illinois horse owners and equine advocates announced plans today to soon open the doors of a newly founded humane shelter and adoption center for horses. The Illinois Equine Humane Center (ILEHC) mission is to provide humane... Read More

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Irish Equestrian Disqualified from Olympics for Medication Positive

October 17, 2008

The panel of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Tribunal has rendered its final decision in the prohibited substance case involving the horse Lantinus 3 ridden by Denis Lynch of Ireland at the 2008 Olympic Games.

Lynch was... Read More

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AQHA Welfare Task Force Meets

October 16, 2008

The American Quarter Horse Association's Animal Welfare Assurance Task Force met Sept. 16-17 in Amarillo, Texas, to discuss issues facing the industry and ways to continue protecting the American Quarter Horse and other equines.

Members fro... Read More

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New York Bans Racehorse Steroids

October 15, 2008

New York is joining other states in cracking down on steroid use in horse racing, state regulators announced Oct. 14.

"For the sake of the betting public, we want to do everything in our power to ensure that racing runs on a level playing... Read More

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52 Horses Seized from California Ranch, Multiple Felony Charges Handed Down

October 15, 2008

Three members of a California family have been arrested and charged with multiple counts of felony animal abuse in connection with the alleged mistreatment of horses at their Ventura County ranch. Jane Bor, her son Ernie, and daughter-in-law... Read More

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History Channel Features Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center

October 11, 2008

Billy the Kid just shot two deputies and has escaped from prison. He's making his getaway on horseback. Just how far can he expect his horse to go--and at what speed?

To provide realistic answers to those and other questions, a production... Read More

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Horse Farm Owners Arrested for Alleged Cruelty to 55 Horses

October 11, 2008

Owners of a Ventura County, Calif., horse farm were taken into custody Wednesday after animal welfare authorities found 55 allegedly malnourished horses on the property, Read More

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Tribunal Reaches Decision in Alves Olympic Medication Case

October 10, 2008

The panel of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Tribunal has rendered its final decision in the prohibited substance case involving the horse Chupa Chup ridden by Bernardo Alves of Brazil at the 2008 Olympic Games.

Alves has been... Read More

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Magna Racetracks Announce Anti-Slaughter Policy

October 10, 2008

Magna Entertainment Corp. has formally adopted a company-wide policy promoting the humane treatment of racehorses, the company announced Oct. 10.

Under the policy, any trainer or owner stabling at an MEC facility who directly or indirectly... Read More

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Herd of 100 Seized Horses Placed in Permanent Homes

October 09, 2008

In late February 2008, officials from the Alberta Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals seized a herd of more than 100 horses and other animals from a ranch near Edmonton... Read More

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Syndromic Surveillance of Equine Infectious Diseases in France

October 07, 2008

The Reseau d'Epidemio-Surveillance en Pathologie Equine (RESPE) is the French surveillance network for infectious diseases in horses and was implemented in 1999. Since January 2008, a new legal status including socio-professional structures has... Read More

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SPCA Uses Public Education to Garner Horse Abuse Tips

October 07, 2008

New York's Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) rarely receives more than seven tips relating to horse cruelty per month. But after the agency seized five allegedly malnourished horses from a barn in... Read More

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Mustang Competition Leads to Adoptions, Funds

October 06, 2008

As a Johnny Cash tune played over the loudspeakers, horse trainer Gary Main Jr. coaxed Victory through a display of discipline and skill inside the Wyoming State Fair arena.

Hundreds of potential horse buyers looked on as Victory stopped on... Read More

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Horse Ranch for Disabled Children Opened by NASCAR's Tina Gordon

October 05, 2008

Former NASCAR driver Tina Gordon has traded in her car and truck racing horsepower for the four-legged kind, according to an article on Read More

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Equine Rescue Fundraiser Near Chicago

October 05, 2008

Field Of Dreams Horse Rescue and Adoption in St. Charles is holding a fundraiser on Oct. 25 at Gaslight Manor in Aurora, Ill., followed by live and silent auctions. Tickets are $50 and proceeds benefit the rescue.

More than 300 items hav... Read More

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Owners React to N.Y. Abuse Plea Deal

October 04, 2008

When she learned that Geraldine Trupia pleaded guilty to two counts of animal cruelty for neglecting horses at her Steuben County, N.Y., breeding farm, Quakertown, Pa., horse owner Virginia Stack was too focused on bringing her Thoroughbred mare... Read More

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Glanders Case in Brazil Causes Rescheduling of Event, Transport Concern

October 03, 2008

A case of glanders in a horse in Sao Paulo, Brazil, last month has prompted the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) to reschedule the Global Champions Tour CSI-5* Final in that... Read More