Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Driver Injured in Harness Track Spill

June 18, 2007

Driver Joe Pavia Jr. was hospitalized after being thrown from his sulky in an accident involving three horses at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J., on Saturday night.

Two other drivers--Jim Meittinis and Greg Merton--were unseated bu... Read More

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Oklahoma Horse Thefts Have Owners Worried

June 17, 2007

There is growing concern regarding stolen and missing horses in the state of Oklahoma, specifically Oklahoma County. Stolen Horse International, aka NetPosse, has processed several reports that seem to be more than coincidence. While NetPosse... Read More

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Ohio Horse Death Prompts Better Fair Accommodations

June 17, 2007

In an article from Ohio's Chronicle-Telegram, writer Lisa Robertson reported that the death last year of an 8-year-old horse named Gypsy, owned by an 11-year-old 4-H member, prompted Lorain County Fair executives to decided to build new... Read More

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Racing Celebs to Raise Money for Backside Education

June 16, 2007

Derby winning jockey Calvin Borel and trainer Carl Nafzger are among the celebrity bartenders who will take part in a fundraising event supporting the Backside Learning Center and the Race for Education to be held at the Kentucky Derby Museum... Read More

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Circus Zebras, Horses on Parade in Colo.

June 16, 2007

The circus came to town Friday, but a few wayward animals put on their own show.

Four zebras and three horses from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus took an unscheduled run on a road just outside Colorado Spring's World... Read More

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Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum Now Open

June 15, 2007

The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum celebrated its historic grand reopening Saturday, June 9, with record attendance and activities planned for people of all ages. More than 2,100 people toured the museum on opening day in... Read More

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BLM: Reduced Fee for Second Horse at Wisconsin Adoption

June 15, 2007

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) invites you to head out to the Mequon Holding Facility in Mequon, Wisc., on June 30, to take home a horse or burro from America's public range lands.

Adopters can now get another horse for $25 through... Read More

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Dog Helps Save Foal from Abandoned Well

June 14, 2007

It could have been a scene straight out of "Lassie." Kurt Smith was working in the yard at his horse boarding and breeding facility in Bangor, Maine, Monday when Molly, his border collie, came running and barking, signaling that something was amiss... Read More

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Cavel Restraining Order Expiring; Ruling on Temporary Operation Expected

June 14, 2007

DeKalb, Ill., is home to the last remaining plant in the United States where horses are slaughtered for human consumption. Except for a portion sold to U.S. zoos, the horsemeat is shipped to be eaten by diners overseas.

The state banned such... Read More

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Cavel Slaughter Plant Restraining Order: Judge Grants 10 Day Extension

June 14, 2007

A federal judge extended a temporary order allowing an Illinois horse slaughterhouse to remain in operation while it challenges a state law that would force it to close.

Cavel International Inc.'s site in DeKalb, Ill., is the last remaining... Read More

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USRider: Equestrians Can Be Stranded Due to New Vehicle Key Technology

June 14, 2007

With advancing technology, life continues to become a bit easier. For example, we no longer have to walk across the room to change channels on the television. We can cook a meal in a matter of seconds with the microwave. We stay in touch with ou... Read More

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Drug Withdrawal Times Posted on Racing Medication Group Web Site

June 13, 2007

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium has completed a section of its Web site (www.rmtcnet.com) that enables licensed horsemen to look up guidelines for withdrawal times for approximatel... Read More

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Reward Offered for Information on Indiana Horse Shooting

June 13, 2007

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for shooting a horse in Shirley, Ind. The $2,500 reward offered by the... Read More

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New Zealand Animal Welfare and Bioethics Center to Collaborate with OIE

June 13, 2007

Massey University's Animal Welfare Science and Bioethics Centre has been named a collaborating center of the Office International des Epizooties (OIE, or World Organization for Animal Health), and will provide scientific, bioethical, and... Read More

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Montana Hires New State Vet

June 12, 2007

A veterinarian with government experience in North Carolina and Michigan has been hired as Montana's state veterinarian.

Martin Zaluski, DVM, who headed emergency programs within North Carolina's agriculture department, will begin his new... Read More

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Prominent Stallion Runaway Groom Dead

June 12, 2007

Runaway Groom, who beat the year's three U.S. classic winners in the 1982 Travers Stakes, was euthanatized June 8 at Dr. Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington because of complications from the infirmities of old age. The 28-year-old son of Blushing... Read More

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Wisconsin Firefighters Rescue Donkey from Well

June 11, 2007

Firefighters in Plymouth, Wis., used a harness and a tow truck to pull a donkey from an old well Friday after it fell 15 feet. The rescue happened about an hour and a half after the fire department responded to a 10 a.m. call to the home of Francis... Read More

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Kentucky Mounted Unit Offering Training Clinic

June 11, 2007

A clinic teaching the horse training techniques used by mounted police officers will be offered June 30 at Masterson Station Park in Lexington, Ky. The clinic is designed to promote confidence in horse and rider and help horse owners learn... Read More

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Animal Cruelty Charges Against 4-H Queen Dropped

June 11, 2007

A judge dismissed animal cruelty charges Monday against the Oakland County, Mich., 4-H Club queen, who had been suspended and faced losing her crown if convicted.

Lapeer District Judge Laura Barnard dismissed the charges against Kate Mills, 20... Read More

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Paulick Joins TRF Board of Directors

June 10, 2007

Ray Paulick, editor-in-chief of The Blood-Horse, has been elected to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's board of directors.
 
"We are very pleased that someone of Ray Paulick's stature sought to join the TRF board," sai... Read More

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Bengals' Johnson Beats Horse in Run for Charity

June 10, 2007

Chad Johnson got a head start without having to jump offside, and beat his coverage to the goal line again.

The Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver was waiting at the finish line when Restore the Roar arrived at the end of his one-eighth-mile... Read More

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Kentucky Animal Diagnostic Lab Seeking Funds for Expansion

June 10, 2007

Wade Northington is hoping for more room to spread out his diseases.

Northington, director of the Murray State University Breathitt Veterinary Center, in Hopkinsville, Ky., has asked Gov. Ernie Fletcher to include funds for an... Read More

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Foal Control: Herd Managers Tackle Corolla Horse Population

June 09, 2007

Corolla wild horse herd manager Steve Rogers crept to within 10 feet of a black mare grazing in a wax myrtle thicket.

A stallion stood nearby pawing the ground, agitated over the intruder.

Using an air-powered pistol, Rogers fire... Read More

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Increased RSPCA Presence at Appleby Horse Fair

June 09, 2007

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) is on hand with an increased number of inspectors at this year's Appleby Horse Fair, the first to take place since the Animal Welfare Act 2006 became law.

A 12-strong... Read More

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Focus Turns to Conformation Horse as Group Forms

June 09, 2007

More than 40 concerned halter horse owners, breeders and trainers from nine states gathered in Tioga, Tex., May 29-30 for a think tank strategy meeting to discuss issues facing the halter horse industry and methods for response, including the... Read More