Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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National Parks, Breed Registry Partner to Promote Trail Riding

December 08, 2007

The National Park Service (NPS) announced the first partnership with a horse breed registry--the Tennessee Walking Horse--in an agreement designed to revive interest in trail riding by rangers and park visitors.

The breed's high-steppin... Read More

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New York City Ban on Carriages Will Be Proposed

December 08, 2007

The horse-drawn carriages that clip-clop around Central Park in New York City could be banned under City Council legislation to be introduced at the urging of animal advocates who say the horses are treated inhumanely.

Councilman Tony... Read More

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ACVS Foundation Honors Equine Surgeon

December 08, 2007

The American College of Veterinary Surgery (ACVS) Foundation Board of Trustees presented the esteemed ACVS Foundation Legends Award to Charles W. Raker, VMD, Dipl. ACVS, in November.

The ACVS Foundation Legends Award recognizes ACVS... Read More

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Horse Talk Radio to Host Horse Slaughter Prevention Act Discussion Dec. 8

December 07, 2007

Horse Talk Radio, a weekly broadcast hosted by Jen Hegeman and broadcast on Park City, Utah's KPCW (91.9 FM), will again examine the Horse Slaughter Prevention Act tomorrow.

Guests on the Dec. 8 show will include: AAEP Past President Robert... Read More

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Horse Race Fixing Alleged at Delaware Park

December 06, 2007

A small sponge was inserted in the nostril of a horse at Delaware Park in an attempt to fix a race in October, State Police said.

Detectives are investigating the incident in which a small sponge was found in the nostril of 2-year-old filly... Read More

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Animal Welfare Group Blocked from Attending Paris Horse Expo

December 06, 2007

The anti-hippophagy campaign of the France-based Foundation Brigitte Bardot (FBB), a non-profit organization which aims to prevent animal cruelty worldwide,... Read More

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5 Million: AQHA Counting Down to Milestone Registration

December 06, 2007

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA)--the world's largest equine breed registry and membership organization--recently began its "Countdown to 5 Million." One AQHA member will ride off with the actual registration number 5,000,000.... Read More

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Georgia Woman Offers Reward after Horse Shot to Death

December 05, 2007

A Buford, Ga., woman is offering a $500 reward for information in the shooting death of her 8-year-old Quarter horse.

Mary Lynn Whiten lives on five acres about a mile from the Mall of Georgia. She says she heard at least one gunshot and dogs... Read More

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Horse Owners Reminded to Participate in Agriculture Census

December 05, 2007

The American Horse Council (AHC) is reminding all members of the horse community to participate in the 2007 Census of Agriculture being conducted by the USDA.

The USDA census, taken every five years, is a count of U.S. farms, ranches, and... Read More

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Tulsa Police Officer Injured in Collision with Horse

December 04, 2007

A Tulsa, Okla., police officer is recovering from a head injury he sustained when his patrol car collided with a horse on a city street early Monday morning (Dec. 3).

Police say Corporal Randy Solomon was following an ambulance shortly... Read More

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Breeding Incentives Provide Boon to Kentucky Quarter Horse Industry

December 04, 2007

Incentives primarily aimed at encouraging Thoroughbred owners to breed their horses in Kentucky have created a boon for the Quarter Horse industry, and many breeding operations are relocating to the state.

Kentucky last year started the... Read More

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Animal Health Manual Available With Donation to Morris Animal Foundation

December 04, 2007

Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) is offering the new Merck/Merial Manual for Pet Health on its Web site, www.morrisanimalfoundation.org. For a minimum $100 donation, MAF... Read More

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Nebraska Humane Society Calling for Ban on Horse Tripping

December 03, 2007

The Nebraska Humane Society has called for a ban on Mexican rodeo events, saying the sports can cause traumatic injury to the animals.

Armando Pliego, treasurer of the Omaha-based rodeo club Charros Las Amistad, said the rodeo--called a... Read More

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Thoroughbred Adoption Program to Receive AAEP Equine Welfare Award

December 03, 2007

The Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program (FLTAP) in Farmington, N.Y., is the 2007 recipient of the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ Equine Welfare Award, the Lavin Cup. Named for AAEP Past President A. Gary Lavin, VMD, the... Read More

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Va. Tech Equine Medical Center to Host Horse Health Half-Day

December 02, 2007

Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center will host an educational event for Virginia Pony Club members on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008. The meeting, "Horse Health Half-Day," will take place in the center's library from 9:30 a.m. to 1... Read More

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Pain in The Neck

December 01, 2007

A 10-year-old Icelandic gelding has a tendency to hold his head to the right while at a walk.... Read More

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Rescue Group Awarded Custody of Seized Horses

December 01, 2007

A horse rescue group will care for seven starving horses removed this month from a Clarke County, Va., farm.

A Clarke County General District Court judge ruled Thursday that the animals should be given to the U.S. Equine Rescue League.... Read More

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Be Prepared

December 01, 2007

With natural disasters, hindsight is 20/20. If we are concerned about our horses, then we must plan for them.... Read More

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FEI Initiating Thermographic Exams to Prevent Show Jumper Abuse Technique

November 30, 2007

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) recently approved new measures to ensure the legs of high-level jumping horses are not being intentionally sensitized to pain in order to provide a competitive advantage. Beginning in 2008, official... Read More

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Mid-Atlantic Racehorse Steroids Ban Official

November 30, 2007

As expected, states in the Mid-Atlantic region have announced they are working to implement a ban on anabolic steroids in racehorses effective April 1, 2008.

The regulations in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West... Read More

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The Stablers SMART Rotary Manure Spreader

November 30, 2007

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Research Fund Created in Memory of Quarter Horse Stallion

November 29, 2007

Created by Cecilia May Hylton in honor of her late 1982 sorrel western pleasure stallion, the Flashy Zipper Fund not only honors a great horse, but it also benefits the work of the American Quarter Horse Foundation.

"I was honored to... Read More

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11 Horses Survive, 25 Perish in Utica, NY, Blaze

November 29, 2007

Samantha Bossone and her horse Zippity Zulu always seemed to have a special bond whenever they went riding together, Bossone's mother said Wednesday.

"She cared for my daughter on her own," Gina Bossone said of the chestnut-colored quarter... Read More

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BLM Gathers 850 Horses from Wyoming Land

November 28, 2007

The Bureau of Land Managed gathered about 850 wild horses this month in southwest Wyoming. The agency had wanted to delay the roundups until next year but proceeded after the state protested.

The roundups from the adjacent Little Colorado... Read More

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British Court Upholds Ban on Foxhunting with Dogs

November 28, 2007

The image of Britons in scarlet coats galloping over fields as their dogs chase foxes is fixed in the popular imagination. But Britain's highest court ruled Wednesday that laws banning the hunts must stand.

Hunters had appealed two bans: on... Read More