Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Composting Could Be a Viable Alternative for Carcass Disposal

October 06, 2006

Last year, 94,000 horses were slaughtered--a number that seems to be increasing for 2006--and another 100,000 were euthanatized. With horse slaughter on the edge of extinction in the United States and the practice of carcass rendering on the... Read More

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Traveling with Your Horse: Tips for Before, During and After the Trip

October 06, 2006

The following is a summary of Dr. Gray's presentation on keeping travel safe and healthy for your horse, part of the SmartPak GetSmart series.

Your best chance of having a happy, healthy horse when you arrive at your destination is t... Read More

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14 Wild Horses Find Homes through BLM Auction

October 05, 2006

Fourteen wild horses from the Pryor Mountain National Wild Horse Range were adopted in September, the Bureau of Land Management said Wednesday (Oct. 4).

The highest bid was $1,500 for a red roan yearling filly, said Sandy Brooks, Billings... Read More

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New Program Streamlines Paperwork for Recognized Shows

October 05, 2006

It's fast, easy to use, and saves you the hassle of fumbling with multiple sets of membership cards from both the USEF, and USDF or USHJA to enter a competition.

The USEF Affiliate Verification Service is now operational and can be... Read More

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SmartPak Named to Inc. 500 List of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies

October 05, 2006

For the second consecutive year, SmartPak has been named to Inc. magazine's list of the nation's 500 fastest growing private companies. SmartPak's three-year growth rate of 437% earned it the number 312 spot on Inc.'s list, making... Read More

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Equestrian Land Conservation Resource Moving to KHP

October 05, 2006

The Equestrian Land Conservation Resource's (ELCR) leaders have decided to celebrate the organization's 10th anniversary by moving to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington and by hiring their first chief executive officer to lead them into a new... Read More

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Respiratory Recordings

October 05, 2006

A new device can record respiratory sounds when horses exercise in a normal environment.... Read More

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Internet Gambling Bill Passes; Racing Exempted

October 03, 2006

Racing's right to offer account wagering under the amended 1978 Interstate Horseracing Act was reaffirmed in Internet gaming legislation passed early Saturday morning by the U.S. House and Senate.

The measure bans other forms of Internet... Read More

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British Horse Society Scotland Offers Free Equine Welfare Advice

October 03, 2006

As the Animal Health and Welfare Act comes into effect Oct. 6, the British Horse Society Scotland (BHSS) stresses that the key to protecting animals from unnecessary suffering is education.

As Scotland's largest equine charity, BHSS has a... Read More

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MAF Offers Equine Health Sponsorship Opportunities, Study Guide Available

October 03, 2006

Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) has published its 2007 directory of 101 sponsorship opportunities. All are invited to sponsor or co-sponsor with a total gift of $3,000 or more per study. Available projects include 12 studies related to the most... Read More

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Nominations Being Accepted for the Top 50 Riding Instructors in America

October 02, 2006

Riding Instructor magazine, the official publication of the American Riding Instructors Association (ARIA), has announced that as part of the magazine's commitment to promoting excellence in the teaching of riding and training of... Read More

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Three Injured in North Carolina When Car Slams into Horse

October 02, 2006

Three North Carolina residents were injured late Saturday night (Sept. 30) when their vehicle crashed into a horse that had wandered onto a dark roadway in Guilford County.

The victims, including a 3-year-old girl, were taken to Wake... Read More

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Prosecution for Unauthorized Possession of Veterinary Medicines

October 02, 2006

A U.K. resident was successfully prosecuted last week for possessing unauthorized veterinary medicines, reports the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra).

On Sept. 27, Peter Pippin of Methryr Tydfil was found guilty... Read More

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Humane Concerns

October 01, 2006

What to do with unwanted horses? Unwanted by their owners for many reasons. Good, bad, old, lame, unmanageable, etc., all need new homes. Most find new owners with good, caring families, but some are taken to sales and are bought for under $300 by... Read More

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Corticosteroids: Short- and Long-Term Effects

October 01, 2006

Of the medications available in the arsenal of anti-inflammatory therapies, there is one type that has caused ... Read More

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The Straight Dope

October 01, 2006

Is post-event drug testing becoming too sensitive, netting too many innocent violators? Are drug withdrawal guidelines for therapeutic medications too unreliable to be useful? Or are policies and tests being fine-tuned in a sensible manner in order... Read More

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Equine Sports Massage 101

October 01, 2006

Your horse is yawning profusely, licking, chewing, and gradually lowering her head. Her eyes slowly glaze over, as her lower lip becomes slack. Is this the effect of drugs? No, this apparent sedation is the effect of skilled bodywork. It's a result... Read More

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Several From Horse Industry Among Flight 5191 Victims

October 01, 2006

Several people involved with horses were on board Comair Flight 5191, a CRJ-200 regional jet, when it crashed shortly after taking off from the Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Ky., on Aug. 27. According to Kathleen Bergen, a spokeswoman for the... Read More

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Canada's Vet Definition Dilemmas

October 01, 2006

The Supreme Court of British Columbia's recent injunction prohibiting a farrier from practicing equine dentistry is the latest episode in an ongoing conflict between the veterinary associations of Canada's three westernmost provinces, animal owners... Read More

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Love is in the Air: Estrus Odor Recognized Across Species Lines

October 01, 2006

French researchers with the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique have discovered that the odors associated with females in estrus can be identified by different mammals.

In the study, male rats were exposed to the feces of foxes,... Read More

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AQHA Seeks Participants for Leadership Program

October 01, 2006

The American Quarter Horse Association knows the importance of great leaders, which is the reason for Leadership AQHA. Approaching its third year of existence, Leadership AQHA was created to strengthen the American Quarter Horse industry through... Read More

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Invitational Show Will Award Tennessee Walker World Grand Champion Title

September 30, 2006

Because of the early closure of the National Celebration show last month, the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association (TWHBEA) will host a show in late November to select a 2006 World Grand Champion.

Jerrold Pedigo... Read More

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Missouri Horse Accident Update

September 29, 2006

The Humane Society of Missouri says it's working to secure ownership of 25 horses and a mule that survived a crash Wednesday (Sept. 27) on Interstate 44 near Sullivan.

Investigators say the creatures were en route to a... Read More

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CHRB Files Drug Complaint Against Mullins

September 29, 2006

The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) has filed a complaint against trainer Jeff Mullins for multiple rule violations after a horse in his care, Robs Coin, tested positive for mepivacaine in the post-race urine sample.

Robs Coin... Read More

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Horses Rescued from Tractor-Trailer Wreck Healing at Missouri Humane Society

September 29, 2006

On Wednesday, Sept. 27, the Humane Society of Missouri's Longmeadow Rescue Ranch responded to reports of a horrific tractor-trailer accident on I-44 near St. Clair, Mo., that involved 42 horses bound for slaughter.

At 3:15 a.m.... Read More