Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Dead, Neglected Animals Found In Strawberry, Ark.

December 28, 2006

Members of a northeast Arkansas animal rescue organization say they found a "horrendous" situation on a property in the small town of Strawberry.

There, Wanda Turner of Northeast Arkansans for Animals says police and volunteers found dead... Read More

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Actor Edward Norton Injured in Riding Accident

December 28, 2006

Edward Norton says he broke three vertebrae during a horse riding accident on the set of his new romantic drama, "The Painted Veil."

Norton said a horse threw him off while he was galloping before filming a scene for the movie, directed by... Read More

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Calif. Woman Sentenced for Starving 82 Horses

December 28, 2006

A Seville, Calif., woman convicted of starving more than 80 horses on her ranch north of Visalia was sentenced to 10 months in county jail.

A Tulare County Superior Court judge also prohibited Sandra Werner, 61, from keeping any horses... Read More

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Horses and Miniature Donkeys Enhance Effect of South Dakota Nativity

December 27, 2006

Three-year veteran Hank, a Thoroughbred/Quarter Horse cross, is a hit with the kids.

He's one of about 25 animals that are part of Mobridge's annual live Christmas Nativity, said Lauren Russell, Hank's owner.

"The kids like him... Read More

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Equine Neurologic Pathology

December 27, 2006

This is an excerpt from Equine Disease Quarterly, funded by underwriters at Lloyd's, London, brokers, and their Kentucky agents.

Horses are afflicted with a number of central nervous system diseases. Diagnosis of these... Read More

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Woman Abused Horses, Police Say

December 26, 2006

Poor shelter, medical care lead to 77 charges

A woman who allegedly neglected dozens of horses on her western Maryland farm was charged Friday (Dec. 22) with 73 misdemeanor counts of animal abuse and four felony counts of... Read More

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Kiefer Shows Horse Sense at Rodeos

December 26, 2006

Kiefer Sutherland is an Emmy award winner for his role as agent Jack Bauer on "24," but he also holds another prestigious title: rodeo champion.

"What I lacked as a roper and a cowboy I could make up for in horses," the 40-year-old actor... Read More

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Horses Killed in Dog Attacks

December 26, 2006

Reports from WHDH-TV in New England (http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/local/BO38046/) and the BostonHerald.com (Read More

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Former FOSH President Appointed to HSUS Director Position

December 25, 2006

Friends of Sound Horses, Inc. (FOSH) is honored to announce that Keith Dane has been appointed to the position of Director of Equine Protection with The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Dane will be overseeing all equine issues,... Read More

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DoverSaddlery.com Selected as Top 50 Retail Web Site for 2007

December 25, 2006

Dover Saddlery Inc. announced today that its Web site has been named as one of the Top 50 Retail Web Sites by Internet Retailer Magazine.

"What the Top 50 Retail Web Sites have in common is a willingness to innovate and set the standards fo... Read More

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Luigi the Donkey Receives a New Leg and a New Family

December 25, 2006

Luigi, a miniature donkey rescued by Central New England Equine Rescue, now has both a new leg and a new family after a series of fortunate events worked out in favor of the long-eared equine.

Luigi came to Central N.E. Equine Rescue after... Read More

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4-H Members To Care For Neglected Horses

December 25, 2006

A group of 4-H club members are devoting their holiday break to helping two veterinarians and others feed and care for seven seriously malnourished horses rescued from a Dayton-area farm.

Members of the Making Strides 4-H Club started preparin... Read More

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University of Nebraska and Purina Team Up to Educate Horse Owners

December 24, 2006

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension and Purina Mills Equestrian Academy, offered January through March, will help horsemen become more knowledgeable horse owners.

Sessions begin Jan. 30 and continue every Tuesday night through Marc... Read More

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Five Finalists Vie for the Title of Farnam/Platform USEF Horse of the Year

December 24, 2006

On Jan. 13, 2007, when the elite of the horse world meet in Louisville, Ky., for the 2007 United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Annual Meeting, the name of the 2006 Farnam/Platform USEF Horse of the Year will be announced.

This... Read More

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Stopping Steroids

December 24, 2006

Progress in racing's war on drugs started with a report in August 2000 from the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's Task Force on Racing Integrity and Drug Testing at The Jockey Club Round Table in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The following... Read More

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FEI Upholds One Drug Suspension, Reduces Another

December 22, 2006

The International Equestrian Federation upheld one doping ban and reduced another on appeal.

An FEI arbitration court upheld rider Thierry Rozier's three-month suspension and disqualification from the Mediterranean Games in July 2005.... Read More

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White Delivers State-of-the-Art Lecture At Annual Convention

December 22, 2006

Nathaniel White, II, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, the Jean Ellen duPont Shehan Professor and director of Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, presented the prestigious Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art lecture at the American Association of... Read More

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Trail Rides Raise Record Amount for St. Jude's Hospital

December 20, 2006

Members of the Indiana Paint Horse Club (IPHC) exceeded their fund-raising goal for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital when their benefit trail rides raised $15,000 for the cause--more than double the amount raised in 2005.

The club... Read More

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ASPCA Announces Equine Grants

December 20, 2006

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has announced the recipients of its equine grants for the fourth quarter of 2006. A variety of equine rescue groups and sanctuaries across the United States received aid from... Read More

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NRHA Futurity Takes

December 20, 2006

Big Ass Fans, the National Reining Horse Association's (NRHA) newest Corporate Partner is getting raves for its unusual display at the 2006 NRHA Futurity and Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show. Workers from Big Ass Fans installed... Read More

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FAEP: 11 Confirmed Positive and Neurologic Cases

December 20, 2006

From the Florida Association of Equine Practitioners' Web site, www.faep.net:

A conference call was held last night between officials from the State of Florida and veterinarians from... Read More

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Thompson Named Executive Associate Dean at UF

December 19, 2006

James P. Thompson, DVM, PhD, has been named executive associate dean of the University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine.

Until his appointment, Thompson was the college's associate dean of students and instruction... Read More

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Two Horses Shot in Head in Southern Minn.

December 19, 2006

Two horses are recovering after being shot in the head in a Brown County pasture in southern Minnesota.

Authorities say one of the horses was shot on Dec. 5 and the second horse was shot two days later.

Deputies suspect the same person... Read More

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Mich. Couple Searching for Missing Horse

December 18, 2006

A Michigan couple whose horse was stolen from their farm while they slept is mobilizing local police and the community to find the white Arabian before it's too late.

David and Amy Flach said someone scattered horse feed on the ground durin... Read More

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Rescued Donkey Gives Royal Performance

December 18, 2006

Pollyanne, a 22-year-old rescued donkey, made her royal debut in George Bizet's "Carmen" at London's Royal Opera House, reported Read More