Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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AHC National Forum Tackles Equine Welfare Issues

June 17, 2009

Representatives of various equine breeds and disciplines found out June 16 they have a lot in common when it comes to the welfare and safety of horses.

The "Welfare of the Horse," called the most inclusive program of its kind, was the sole... Read More

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Former Trainer Guides New Racehorse Transition Program

June 15, 2009

Barbara Luna has spent most of her life working in various aspects of the Thoroughbred industry, from hot walking horses as a college student, to becoming a licensed owner and trainer later on down the road. Throughout her endeavors she... Read More

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Moose on the Loose at Saratoga Race Course

June 15, 2009

Saratoga Race Course employees arrived at work Monday morning to find a cow moose wandering on the sidewalk outside track property, New York Racing Association (NYRA) officials said. After NYRA security worked in support of the Saratoga Springs... Read More

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Horse Rescues React to Unauthorized Fundraising

June 13, 2009

Two equine rescue operators are revamping their fundraising policies after learning about unauthorized fundraising activities taking place on their behalf.

The situation came to light June 3, when Tawnee Preisner, vice president of... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Council Offers Listening Sessions

June 12, 2009

Horse owners throughout the Commonwealth will have the opportunity to network and discuss horse community issues through a series of listening sessions conducted by the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC). Aptly named The Horsemen's Dialogue:... Read More

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Days End Farm Horse Rescue to Celebrate 20 Years

June 12, 2009

Days End Farm is celebrating its 20th Anniversary with its biggest family fun day ever. The group has rescued more than 1,200 horses from neglect and abuse since it was founded in 1989.

Features of the 20th Anniversary Carnival will include a... Read More

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Daughters of Man Accused of Cruelty Relinquish Licenses

June 11, 2009

Kristen and Jennifer Paragallo, the daughters of Ernie Paragallo who faces 22 counts of animal cruelty, have relinquished their owners' licenses.

"The surrendering of the two licenses from (Paragallo's) daughters came during our suitability... Read More

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USEF Names Zimecterin Gold, Equioxx as Official Products

June 11, 2009

Two leading Merial Brand Products have been named official products of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). Zimecterin Gold (ivermectin/praziquantel) and Equioxx (firocoxib) were recently added as official USEF deworming and pain... Read More

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Charges Filed in Texas Cruelty Case

June 11, 2009

A Texas woman accused of maltreating 57 horses remains in jail after failing to post bond on cruelty charges.

Carol Paselk faces one count of cruelty to animals and one court of cruelty to livestock. The Class A misdemeanors each carry... Read More

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Florida Vet Clinic Hosting Free Hurricane Expo for Horse Owners

June 10, 2009

Thanks to support received from the ASPCA as well as many other local and professional groups, Surgi-Care Center for Horses of Brandon, Fla., will host an expo June 13 to help area horse owners learn how to prepare for hurricanes and other... Read More

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German Equestrian Teams Go Kaput in Wake of Drug and Med Scandals

June 10, 2009

Want to become a member of the German jumping, eventing, or dressage team? Even if you have a medal on your mantelpiece, you'll have to reapply for consideration by the German Olympic Sports Federation.

That's because, as of May 28, there... Read More

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Authorities Seize Colorado Horses for a Second Time

June 10, 2009

A Colorado man faces multiple animal cruelty counts following the removal of 17 horses from his property for the second time in two years.

Sheriff's Deputies in Jefferson County, Colo., seized the horses from owner John McCulley on May 20.... Read More

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Organic Groomer Fly & Insect Spray

June 08, 2009

Missy Wryn, founder of the WHolistic Horsemanship Training program, announces the new Organic Groomer Fly and Insect Spray.

A combination of natural ingredients such as Lemongrass and Peppermint, this all-natural insect spray is designe... Read More

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Elvis' Graceland Stable Opens for Tours; Rescued Horses Helped

June 07, 2009

Sometimes promotion of the horse industry and assistance for unwanted horses comes from unusual places. Did you know Elvis Presley had a stable at his home at Graceland in Memphis, Tenn.? Or that he sometimes rode a horse up to the gates of... Read More

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Plea Deal Entered in Pennsylvania Cruelty Case

June 06, 2009

A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty to 13 animal cruelty counts and relinquished ownership of his animals under a plea bargain entered in Northampton County District court on June 4.

Joseph Mayer was originally charged with 38 counts of... Read More

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Hurricane Season Tips for Horse Owners

June 04, 2009

With the hurricane season upon us, it is important for horse owners to ready themselves in advance for evacuation and other recommended tasks related to hurricane preparedness. Here are some tips from the Louisiana State Animal Response Team... Read More

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New TheHorse.com Equine Fact Sheets Available

June 04, 2009

TheHorse.com launched the first in a series of Fact Sheets on Jan. 13 to widespread acclaim. This week we present more Fact Sheets on topics our readers have indicated are important to them based on searched terms, reader views on that topic,... Read More

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Standardbred Adoption Service Launched for FREE Horses

June 04, 2009

TheHorse.com and the U.S. Trotting Association have joined forces to create a Standardbred Adoption Service listing for horses offered free to good homes. This is designed after TheHorse.com's successful Thoroughbred Adoption Service.

The... Read More

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AHC Sets Agenda for Horse Welfare Forum

June 03, 2009

The American Horse Council (AHC) is gearing up for what it calls "the most inclusive presentation on safety and welfare ever assembled"--a June 16 forum on equine welfare.

The forum, called "Welfare of the Horse," is the focus on this year'... Read More

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Mixed Results on Slaughter Bills as State Legislatures Adjourn

June 02, 2009

The sponsor of Tennessee legislation promoting horse processing plant development in that state is not giving up on the bill, although it's now stalled in the state's Senate Commerce Committee.

Sponsored by Rep. Frank Niceley, HB 1428 would... Read More

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Vet in Cobra Venom Case Sues Racing Commission

June 01, 2009

Rodney Stewart, DVM, who was suspended five years by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission for violating various medication violations including possession of cobra venom, has filed a suit in Franklin (Kentucky) Circuit Court alleging that the... Read More

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The New Mikmar Feather Bit

June 01, 2009

Following two years of testing and development, Mikmar Bit Company announces the New Mikmar Feather Bit, a streamlined version of the Mikmar Training Bit and Combination Bit.

Offering a slimmer mouthpiece and a detachable leather wrappe... Read More

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What About the Budweiser Clydesdales?

May 29, 2009

TheHorse.com has had numerous questions about the fate of the Budweiser Clydesdales since it was announced in July of 2008 that Belgian brewer InBev had purchased Anheuser-Busch, creating the world's largest brewer. Another spate of questions... Read More

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It's a Bird Positive After Oaklawn Handicap

May 28, 2009

It's a Bird, winner of the Lone Star Handicap (gr. III) on Memorial Day, could lose the purse from his April 4 victory in the Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) as the result of a positive test for the prohibited substance naproxen, an anti-inflammatory... Read More

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Castration Clinics Snip Away at Unwanted Horse Population

May 27, 2009

Equine groups across the country are attempting to reduce the number of unwanted horses at the source, through subsidized castration clinics aimed to reduce the number of foals hitting the ground.

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