Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Australian Horse Journal Wins BlogWorld Award

November 12, 2007

Bazzy Boy, an Australian Thoroughbred, hasn't won any big races, but he is attracting plenty of attention via his Web site. His online journal won top prize in the pet category at th... Read More

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Update on Legislation Important to Horse Owners

November 11, 2007

During the Nov. 2 American Horse Council (AHC) Issues Forum held in Lexington, Ky., AHC President Jay Hickey reviewed legislation and regulations pending at the federal level that could affect the horse industry.

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Minn. Girl to Receive Replacement for Pony that was Killed

November 10, 2007

An 11-year-old Long Prairie, Minn., girl will receive a new pony to replace the one that was killed in a pasture outside her home.

Katie Symalla will receive the 8-month-old filly today (Nov. 10).

A Long Prairie woman, Sue... Read More

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Michigan State Vets Help Prepare Racehorses for Another Life

November 10, 2007

Michigan State University's Large Animal Hospital has been helping prepare retired racehorses for other occupations. Working together with CANTER, these horses receive necessary medical and surgical care, and then are sent on to new homes and ne... Read More

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Nevada Wild Horse Center to Reopen Nov. 13

November 09, 2007

The Bureau of Land Management will reopen its National Wild Horse and Burro center north of Reno, Nev., on Nov. 13, the agency said Thursday.

The center in Palomino Valley was voluntarily closed to the public on Sept. 26 as a precaution... Read More

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Reward Offered for Information on Minnesota Horse Mutilation

November 09, 2007

The Humane Society of the United States offered a $2,500 reward on Thursday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the recent mutilation of girl's pet pony.

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Illinois Accident Horses Nearly Ready for Adoption

November 09, 2007

A veterinarian who has been caring for the 42 equine survivors of an Oct. 27 semitrailer rollover accident in Wadsworth, Ill., says the animals are mending and are nearly ready to go to new homes. Placement coordinators for the horses are in the... Read More

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Florida Veterinary Ophthalmologist Named Continuing Educator of the Year

November 09, 2007

Dennis E. Brooks, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVO, a professor of ophthalmology at the University of Florida College of Veterinary... Read More

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Vet Says Minnesota Horse Mutilation Not a Hunting Accident

November 08, 2007

A veterinarian who exhumed and examined a palomino pony found dead and mutilated in a Long Prairie, Minn., pasture last weekend said Wednesday that the pet horse was not killed in a... Read More

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Greece's Donkeys and Mules Disappearing

November 08, 2007

It is one of the most recognized images of Greece: a donkey carrying an elderly villager along narrow, winding streets or dusty country lanes. But it could soon be consigned to history books and postcards, a snapshot of a bygone era.... Read More

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Rutgers Equine Science Center Offers New Courses

November 07, 2007

The Equine Science Center at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, will offer two new courses in 2008 focusing on horse health and horse industry leadership.

The first is a semester-long program called "Advanced Equine Health Care an... Read More

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Bill to Preserve Equestrian Access to Public Land Introduced in Senate

November 07, 2007

Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) introduced Nov. 1 the Preserving our Equine Heritage on Public Lands Act (S. 2238). This bill is similar to the so-called "Right-to-Ride" bill that Crapo introduced in the last Congress.

"Senator Crapo has been a... Read More

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Unwanted Horse Coalition Releases New Brochure and Handbook

November 07, 2007

The Unwanted Horse Coalition has released a new informational brochure and handbook.

"We've updated the brochure to reflect the growth the coalition has experienced over the last year," said Tom Lenz, DVM, group chairman. "Th... Read More

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Horse Health News Video: Ryder Report for Nov. 7

November 07, 2007

Click here to see the Nov. 7 edition of The Ryder Report, a recent feature added to TheHorse.com.

The Ryder Report is a weekly video broadcast presented by News Editor Erin Ryder,... Read More

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Therapy Horses Killed in Kentucky Barn Fire

November 06, 2007

A barn fire in central Kentucky killed six of seven horses used in a therapy program for disabled students.

Lightning struck the barn at the Stewart Home School just before 7 p.m. Monday, setting off the blaze, state police said.

A cook a... Read More

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BLM to Offer More than 100 Kiger Mustangs for Sale

November 05, 2007

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management said it will offer over 100 wild Kiger mustangs for adoption at auction this month.

"With the animals being gathered from the range only every three or four years, this adoption is highly anticipated and... Read More

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Make a Gift of Veterinary Care for a Working Animal

November 05, 2007

The U.K.'s Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad (SPANA) recently introduced its "Happy Hooves" Christmas gift catalog, featuring an array of veterinary... Read More

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Equine Industry Issues Discussed at the American Horse Council Forum

November 05, 2007

The American Horse Council (AHC) held a day-long Issues Forum at Keeneland Racetrack in Lexington, Ky., on Nov. 2. This is the second such forum held outside the AHC's base in Washington, D.C.

Topics covered included:... Read More

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Michigan Equine Industry Forum Registration Deadline Nearing

November 05, 2007

A two-day conference Dec. 12-13 at the Michigan State University (MSU) Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing will provide a forum for the state's equine enthusiasts to engage in discussions and presentations examining the industry'... Read More

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Trailer Accident: Proposed Law Would Ban Illinois Double-Deckers

November 04, 2007

Less than week after a double-decker trailer rollover caused the death of 17 horses, a member of the Illinois General Assembly introduced legislation that would ban the use of such trailers to transport horses for any reason.

Ill. State... Read More

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Idaho Authorities Say Rising Feed Costs Causing Surge in Neglect Cases

November 02, 2007

Authorities in northern Idaho who recently found four dead horses and eight others that were malnourished say high feed prices could lead to more such cases.

"We all know that hay and feed prices are skyrocketing and that causes some people... Read More

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Featherlite Combination Trailer

November 02, 2007

Featherlite introduces a new combination bumper pull trailer for anyone. The Model 8409 combination trailer is versatile and a great option for horse owners, livestock owners, and hobby farmers. The Model 8409 is available in 16-foot and 20-foot... Read More

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W. F. Young, Inc. Acquires Equine America

November 02, 2007

W. F. Young, Inc., marketers of the Absorbine line of equine health care products, has announced the acquisition of Equine America, a manufacturer of numerous horse care products, including B-L Solution, Shoer's Friend, Gluco-Flex, and Fungasol... Read More

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To Serve and Protect

November 01, 2007

While horses never cease to amaze me with their willingness to do pretty much anything we decide to do with them--run, jump, cut, rein, piaffe, pen, herd, pull, carry--police horses are a unique subset of this tremendous species. At the recent Nort... Read More

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All We Want for Christmas...

November 01, 2007


A Christmas list of goodies for your equine partner.

Peruse a horse owner's holiday wish list, and it's a pretty good bet that most of the longed-for gifts thereon are more horse- than... Read More