Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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BLM Gathers 850 Horses from Wyoming Land

November 28, 2007

The Bureau of Land Managed gathered about 850 wild horses this month in southwest Wyoming. The agency had wanted to delay the roundups until next year but proceeded after the state protested.

The roundups from the adjacent Little Colorado... Read More

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British Court Upholds Ban on Foxhunting with Dogs

November 28, 2007

The image of Britons in scarlet coats galloping over fields as their dogs chase foxes is fixed in the popular imagination. But Britain's highest court ruled Wednesday that laws banning the hunts must stand.

Hunters had appealed two bans: on... Read More

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Manager of Illegal Horse Track to Avoid Jail Time

November 27, 2007

A Texas man who admitted to being the general manager of an illegal horse racing track in Love County, Okla., will avoid prison time under a plea deal reached with prosecutors.

Jesus "Jesse" Romero, 46, pleaded guilty Monday to 47 felony... Read More

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Neighbors Helping Alabama Man Care for Malnourished Horses

November 27, 2007

Authorities charged a Limestone County, Ala., man with animal cruelty after four allegedly starving horses were found on about an acre of property in the Piney Chapel community.

Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely said two mares and one... Read More

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Malibu Wildfire Mostly Contained

November 26, 2007

Favorable weather and an aerial assault early helped firefighters nearly contain a blaze Monday that destroyed dozens of homes along winding canyon roads, the second major fire here in as many months.

A cool breeze blowing in from the... Read More

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Equine Fertility Unit Fittings to be Auctioned

November 26, 2007

Veterinarians and horse owners in the market for turnout blankets, grooming kits, or even a tractor, an autoclave, or desiccating oven can attend a Dec. 1 auction featuring the fittings of the University of Cambridge's now-defunct Equine... Read More

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Mental Health Hot Lines Help Farmers Deal with Drought

November 26, 2007

American farmers no longer have to stoically face all that Mother Nature and the economy can dish out. At least eight states offer free mental health hot lines to assist farmers and producers through difficult patches. During times of exceptiona... Read More

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Equine Program Helps Troubled Youth

November 25, 2007

Out of work and fighting depression, 23-year-old James Jones Jr. reached out to Boys' Haven.

He had found a sense of belonging at the non-profit Louisville, Ky., home for neglected and abused youths as a teenager after shuffling... Read More

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Police Investigating After Horse Shot, Found Dead by Owner

November 24, 2007

Kent County, Michigan, sheriff's deputies are investigating the shooting of a horse found dead by its owner Thanksgiving morning.

The Muskegon Chronicle says Debra Robach was startled when she discovered the horse laying... Read More

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Florida's Equine Groom School Starts Dec. 3

November 24, 2007

Anyone interested in taking a course in hands-on handline of all types of horses will have the opportunity Dec. 3-21 at the Integrity Equine Center, 2300 NW County Road 329, in Citra, Fla., according to an article on Ocala.com.

The cours... Read More

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Animals Rescued, Need Help, Near Rapid City, S.D.

November 24, 2007

When Pennington County, South Dakota, Sheriff's Office deputies arrived to arrest a man on suspected domestic violence incidents on Nov. 20, they didn't find him at home, but noted numerous animals in poor condition. The following day they... Read More

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Hampton Mounted Unit Faces More Troubles

November 24, 2007

Back in May, the Hampton, N.H., mounted unit had to move their four horses Blaze, Patriot, Buddy, and Arrow because of neglect at the farm where they'd been kept for years (see more information at Read More

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Unwanted Horse Coalition Seeking Facilities to Accept Unwanted Horses

November 23, 2007

The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) seeks to list facilities that provide specific services for unwanted horses, such as retraining facilities, therapeutic riding groups and police departments, and facilities that accept horses with special needs,... Read More

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Abandoned Horses Pose Dilemma for Ranchers

November 23, 2007

Ranchers in the old West saw their horse herds depleted by rustlers. Today people are abandoning unwanted domestic horses on ranches and public lands, noted a story on TheWorldLink.com originating from La Grande, Ore.

High hay prices and... Read More

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Horse Lovers Are Everywhere

November 23, 2007

Musicians Present Happy Hour for Horses Benefit Show
 
www.68caliber.com, a paintball "addict" site, wanted its members to know about an upcoming musical benefit for Refuge RR for Horses, "a... Read More

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San Diego Fires Firsthand: Recovery

November 21, 2007

Follow along with horse owner and magazine publisher Cheryl Erpelding as she recounts her experience keeping her family and horses one step ahead of the flames as wildfires race across Southern California.

The Souther... Read More

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International Welfare Team Helping Animals Affected by Mexico Flooding

November 20, 2007

A coalition of international animal welfare organizations, including Humane Society International, are responding to the needs of animals in the wake of massive floods that left approximately 80% of Tabasco, Mexico underwater.

Villahermosa,... Read More

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Colorado State to Create Chair in Equine Orthopedics

November 19, 2007

Colorado State University has announced a $3 million gift to establish a university chair in equine orthopedics in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The gift is from Abigail K. Kawananakoa of Hawaii; the chair is the... Read More

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NTSB Says Helicopter in Horse Roundup Clipped Fence Before Crash

November 17, 2007

A helicopter that crashed while herding wild horses in Theodore Roosevelt National Park clipped a fence before going down, the National Transportation Safety Board says in its initial report on the incident.

The Bell 206 helicopter was herding... Read More

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Rescued Horse Goes From Fearful to First Place

November 17, 2007

The pony cowered in the corner whenever Colin Mensch walked into her stall.

Beneath her fuzzy winter coat, the filly, called Color of Faith, was about 50 to 100 pounds underweight, the teenager remembered. Her hooves were long and cracked, the... Read More

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Cowboy Crosses Country Aboard Horse

November 16, 2007

When rancher Bill Inman decided to show there's more to America than the gloom-and-doom on the nightly news, he hopped on his horse and started riding.

And riding, and riding.

Some 1,700 miles later, he's burning through his family's life... Read More

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Glanders Reported in Iran

November 15, 2007

A horse that was illegally imported from Iraq to Iran was confirmed positive for glanders, according to a Nov. 13 release from the Office International des Epizooties (OIE).... Read More

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Reward Offered for Information on Utah Horse Shooting

November 15, 2007

The reward for solid information in the fatal shooting of a horse has reached $7,000.

A horse named Crookneck was shot approximately 50 times in Washington County, Utah, in September. (For more information on this see Read More

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Two Thoroughbred Sales Companies Banning Steroids as of January

November 15, 2007

Keeneland Association and Fasig-Tipton Co. officials jointly announced Nov. 15 that the policy regarding exogenous anabolic steroids will be implemented for weanlings and yearlings beginning with their 2008 sales.

Keeneland and... Read More

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Unwanted Horse Group Asks Industry to Advocate Responsible Ownership

November 14, 2007

The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) is asking breed registries, equine organizations, state associations and individual horse owners and service providers to spread the word to "Own Responsibly."

That was the message delivered by... Read More