Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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New York Thoroughbred Breeder Arraigned on Cruelty Charges

August 18, 2009

Horse breeder Ernest Paragallo, who was banned from racing after 177 allegedly malnourished horses were seized in a raid of his upstate New York farm, has been arraigned on 35 counts of animal cruelty.

Paragallo appeared Tuesday before Judg... Read More

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Trails Across Wyoming

August 17, 2009

Come and ride the history!

Wyoming offers open spaces, plains, mountains and some great Western history! Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Johnson County wars, Tom Horn and others! Having ridden the Outlaw Trail Ride© guiding up to 100... Read More

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UK Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center Attains National Accreditation

August 17, 2009

For the past five years, the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC) has worked toward attaining national accreditation. All the hard work paid off as the center recently received its certificate of full accreditation... Read More

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76 Arabian Horses Seized in Texas

August 17, 2009

The operator of a Texas horse breeding farm was arrested after law enforcement authorities removed 76 allegedly neglected horses from his ranch on Friday.

Denton County Sheriff's Deputies discovered the horses at the Renazans Arabians ranch... Read More

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AQHA Animal Welfare Working Group Moving Forward with Objectives

August 16, 2009

The American Quarter Horse Association Executive Committee recently approved three objectives established by the Association's Animal Welfare Working Group.

1.)   Develop a written commitment to be signed by AQHA and its alliance... Read More

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Farm Animal Welfare Symposium Coming to Ohio State

August 13, 2009

Issues in farm animal welfare continue to be hotly debated across the United States, with many farm animal production practices under scrutiny. On October 16, a symposium on animal welfare at The Ohio State University will offer perspectives tha... Read More

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Nutrena Brand Introduces New Bag Design for Life Design Horse Feeds

August 11, 2009

Date: August 10, 2009

Contact: Gina Thesing, (763) 263-8350, gina_thesing@cargill.com; Liz Pearce, (952) 742-6202, Read More

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Racehorse Drug Penalties Stiffened at Breeders' Cup

August 11, 2009

Breeders' Cup has added to its medication and testing policy and increased penalties for violators for 2009.

Trainers whose horses test positive for anabolic steroids, which were banned last year, or Class 1 or Class 2 drugs will be banned... Read More

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U.S. Thoroughbred Stallion Reported Butchered in Peru

August 11, 2009

Drilling for Oil, a U.S. Thoroughbred graded stakes winner who was sent to Peru in July for stallion duty, was found dead after being butchered for his meat, according to the Read More

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Cargill Supports Horse Therapy Program in Eastern Iowa

August 10, 2009

As part of its ongoing commitment to support the communities in which it does business, Cargill announced today it has donated $10,000 to Children's Center Charities' Hippotherapy Program.

The word "hippotherapy" comes from the Greek wor... Read More

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August 10, 2009

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FEI Appoints New Veterinary Director

August 10, 2009

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has announced the appointment of Graeme Cooke, MA, VetMB, MRCVS, as the FEI Veterinary Director.

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Two Horses Killed by Honeybee Attack in France

August 09, 2009

Two horses in France died from complications following a rare, but ferocious, attack by domestic honeybees.... Read More

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Colorado Wild Horse Gather Halted By Judge

August 08, 2009

A federal judge sided with wild horse advocates this week when she ruled the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) could not remove wild horses from the West Douglas Herd Area in northwest Colorado as planned.

The BLM had planned to remove th... Read More

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More H-2B Visas Available to Temporary Foreign Nonagricultural Workers

August 08, 2009

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reopened the FY 2009 H-2B visa petition filing period Thursday, Aug. 6, for temporary foreign nonagricultural workers, and it will immediately accept new H-2B petitions, reported the American Horse... Read More

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NY May Demand Horses' Complete Vet Records

August 08, 2009

State racing regulators in New York, seeking additional and timely information about medications given to racehorses, are eyeing a major crackdown on recordkeeping practices of Thoroughbred owners and trainers.

In what one official... Read More

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Thoroughbred Breeder Paragallo Indicted on Cruelty Charges

August 07, 2009

Thoroughbred breeder Ernest Paragallo, whose farm in upstate New York became the center of allegations over animal neglect claims, was indicted today by a grand jury on 35 counts of animal cruelty.

The indictment, stemming from an April... Read More

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Equestrian Federation Bans its President's Husband, Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed, For Six Months

August 07, 2009

The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) banned its president's husband--Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed--from riding in endurance races for six months after his horse twice failed doping tests.

Sheikh Mohammed accepted the suspension based... Read More

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Horse in the UK Slashed With Knife

August 07, 2009

In an article on thenorthernecho.co.uk comes a report of a valuable show horse that was attacked in his field and cut by a knife in County... Read More

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Equine Study Shows Genetic Abnormalities Cause Infertility

August 07, 2009

DNA-based assays have enabled researchers to look at reproductive disorders from a genetic standpoint. ... Read More

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Washington International Shows Its Horse Face(book)

August 06, 2009

Now in its 51st year, the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), one of the oldest equine events in the country, is turning to social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, to help guide its future.

WIHS dipped into social media... Read More

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Horse Massager

August 05, 2009

Health Connection announces the release of an innovative, horse massage technology, the Horse Massager.

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Kentucky Horse Council Scholarship Recipients Announced

August 05, 2009

The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) encourages the pursuit of further education in the equine industry by offering scholarships to students attending Kentucky schools majoring in equine studies or related fields.

"Twenty-five students applied for... Read More

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HSUS Releases List of Humane Options for Disposal of Horse Remains

August 04, 2009

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) released a national list of humane resources for horse owners making end-of-life arrangements for their equine companions.

"Providing a humane, dignified death for your horse is simply... Read More

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TheHorse.com Adoption Service Helps 175 Horses Find New Homes

August 03, 2009

Only nine months after launching TheHorse.com's Thoroughbred Adoption Service, 175 horses have found new homes.

The list of available Thoroughbreds is composed of horses of all ages and backgrounds, from young colts that have just begun... Read More