Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Readers Weigh in on Low-Cost Euthanasia Clinics

October 30, 2008

More than 2,370 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Do you think low-cost equine euthanasia clinics should be widely available?"

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Effort to Match Seized New York Horses, Owners Continues

October 30, 2008

Eight weeks after seizing 85 allegedly malnourished Thoroughbred horses from a Troupsburg, N.Y., breeding farm, authorities with the Finger Lakes Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) are still trying to match the... Read More

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Pan American Equestrian Games Could Come to Ontario

October 29, 2008

Ontario-area politicians have formed a coalition to help secure the high-profile equestrian component of the 2015 Pan/Para Pan American Games. Organizers say the Games could generate $15 billion worth of economic activity overall for their host.... Read More

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British Horse Welfare Group Reports Record Pleas for Assistance

October 28, 2008

The Horse Trust, a British equine charity, has recorded unprecedented searches for homes for unwanted horses and ponies, confirming speculation that the credit crunch is hitting horse owners in the United Kingdom hard.

In the past three... Read More

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VT Research and Extension Center Yearling Sale Raises Funds

October 28, 2008

The Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension Center (MARE Center) held its 17th annual yearling auction on Sunday, October 14, 2008. Twenty-three yearlings were sold for a total of $32,250 and an average price per horse of $1,402. A... Read More

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'The Horse' Museum Exhibit Coming to Pittsburgh

October 28, 2008

Carnegie Museum of Natural History will present the acclaimed exhibit The Horse, an in-depth look that showcases spectacular fossils, models, dioramas, and cultural objects from around the world.

The exhibit also... Read More

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Trial Date Set in Pack Horse Cruelty Case

October 28, 2008

Two men each charged with four counts of animal cruelty will begin their trial on Jan. 27 in Hamilton, Mont.

Craig Heydon, 71, and his son Curtis Heydon, 37, both from the Atlanta, Ga., area, were not present at their pretrial hearing on... Read More

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FOSH to Fund Distribution of Anti-Soring Video

October 27, 2008

Friends of Sound Horses will fund the national distribution of the award winning, anti-soring video, See It Through My Eyes. The DVD was produced by three senior Girl Scouts in Franklinville, N.Y. It won a Gold Award from the Girl Scouts... Read More

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Non-Race Breeds Protected Under Kentucky Incentive Fund

October 27, 2008

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) voted today to recommend revised regulations designed to protect non-race breeds participating in a breeders' incentive fund.
 
Under the new rules, no one who violates the federal Horse... Read More

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Equine Nutrition and Feeding Conference at Ohio State

October 25, 2008

The Ohio State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital is hosting an Equine Nutrition and Feeding Conference Nov. 8-9 in Columbus, Ohio.

The course is designed for veterinarians, technicians, owners, and breeders. Attendees will gain... Read More

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New York Breeding Farm Cruelty Case; Additional Charges Possible

October 25, 2008

An animal cruelty case that resulted in the seizure of 82 allegedly malnourished horses might see new charges filed against additional individuals, according to an article on Read More

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Six Horses Among More Than 60 Animals Seized in Texas

October 25, 2008

More than 60 animals were seized from a farm near McKinney, Texas, when the owners said they could not afford to feed them any longer, according to an article on Read More

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Lovers' Quarrel Leads to Dead Horse

October 25, 2008

A Moody, Ala., woman is accused of shooting two horses, killing one, because she was mad at her ex-boyfriend.

Odenville Police Chief Adam Pardue said authorities arrested 29-year-old Rachel Hill after she allegedly shot two horses on... Read More

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Green Mountain National Forest in Vermont Opens Trails to Equestrians

October 25, 2008

Green Mountain National Forest officials near Manchester, Vt., are opening parts of the forest to horseback riders and mountain bikers.

About 26 miles of the new horse trails--and five bike trails--are in the towns of Woodford,... Read More

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BLM Gather Draws in Mix of Wild Horses

October 25, 2008

A low-flying helicopter flew in the cold morning air on a recent Saturday, the dull thud of its rotors growing louder as it moved across the horizon at Sand Wash Basin, west of Craig, Utah.

Beneath the helicopter, a herd of North America... Read More

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Oregon Summit Reviews Abandoned Horse Issues

October 24, 2008

U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer Fred Perl came face-to-face with the plight of unwanted horses on Oct. 17 when he assisted in the rescue of Trooper, a 6-year-ol... Read More

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Two Harness Vets Suspended, Fined

October 24, 2008

Veterinarians Rick Rothfuss and Rick Mather of Columbus, Ohio, each have been fined $10,000 and have drawn six-month suspensions as a result of an initial investigation at The Red Mile trotting track in Lexington, Ky.

Richard Williams,... Read More

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Reward Offered for Information on Shot, Abandoned Horse

October 23, 2008

An unidentified resident of Deschutes County, Ore., is offering a $1,000 reward for information about the shooting and abandonment of Trooper, a 6-year-old Arabian gelding. Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer Fred Perl and a... Read More

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Hurricane Damage: Houston Race Park Cancels Fall Meet

October 22, 2008

Sam Houston Race Park will cancel its 2008/2009 fall Thoroughbred meet due to damages sustained by the facility as a result of Hurricane Ike. The storm's high winds and rainfall caused significant damage throughout the property including the... Read More

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Lloyd's of London Continues University of Kentucky Vet Science Support

October 22, 2008

When Lloyd's of London Underwriters, Brokers, and their Kentucky agents gathered recently at Keeneland race course to present a $45,000 check to the University of Kentucky, the event marked more than a quarter-century of financial support for the... Read More

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Slovenia Presents Queen Elizabeth II with Lipizzaner Stallion

October 22, 2008

Slovenia gave Britain's queen a prized Lipizzaner stallion during her visit to this Alpine nation Wednesday--but she won't be taking the horse home to meet the rest of the royal menagerie.

The 16-year-old horse, 085 Favory Canissa XXII, is... Read More

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California Family Pleads Not Guilty in Horse Abuse Case

October 21, 2008

Members of the California family accused of mistreating horses at their Ventura County Ranch pleaded not guilty to 14 counts of felony animal abuse/neglect at their Oct. 16 arraignment in Ventura Superior Court. Wendy Macfarlane... Read More

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Calgary Trailer Accident: Surviving Horses Returned to Origin

October 21, 2008

After 12 horses died Friday following a stock trailer accident in Calgary, Alberta, the remaining 32 horses have been returned to their point of origin in Bonnyville, according to Horse Welfare Alliance of Canada Chair Bill... Read More

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12 Horses Die in Calgary Trailer Accident

October 20, 2008

Twelve horses died Friday when a stock trailer carrying 44 animals overturned onto the median of a Calgary, Alberta, freeway.

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Well-Horse Thrush Off

October 20, 2008

Well-Horse introduces Thrush Off, a natural hoof product that eliminates thrush and heals inside the hoof.

Thrush Off shortens the recovery time when treating injuries and infections to the coronet band, cracked heels, thrush, abscesses,... Read More