Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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State Election Commission Stays Out of Celebration Flap

September 21, 2006

The State Election Commission took no action against Hamilton County Election Commissioner Mike Walden over his offer of money to get competitors to withdraw from the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration.

Walden was suspended from... Read More

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New Director Heads Expansion Plans for ReRun

September 21, 2006

With plans to expand and open its doors to more needy Thoroughbred horses, ReRun, Inc. has named Barbara Luna executive director. Established in 1996 in Kentucky, the non-profit has anticipated the increase in unwanted horses and the need to... Read More

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PETA Wants Horse-Drawn Carriages Out Of NYC

September 21, 2006

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is calling for all horse-drawn carriages in New York to be shut down.

The move comes after a horse named Juliet died in Central Park last week. Owner Antonio Provenzano said he called a... Read More

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Man Arrested for Michigan Horse Barn Fire

September 21, 2006

Acting on a tip, authorities have arrested a 23-year-old man as a suspect in a string of arsons, including one that killed 18 horses in their barn at a Port Huron-area farm.

Investigators say they believe the Marysville resident set several... Read More

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Horse Slaughter Bill on Hold

September 21, 2006

A bill in the U.S. Senate that aims to end horse slaughter for human consumption will most likely be put on hold until next year.

"With an abbreviated schedule in this session before we adjourn for elections and the recess, it doesn't look... Read More

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Kentucky's Largest Example of Unbridled Spirit Unveiled

September 20, 2006

Straight from the horse's mouth, or nose to be exact, Governor Ernie Fletcher recently unveiled a unique land maize in the shape of the Kentucky Unbridled Spirit logo on a farm near Owensboro, it was announced today by Lambert Land Maize and... Read More

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Soring Controversy Shuts Down Show

September 20, 2006

In the wake of controversy over soring violations at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville, Tenn., in August, the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association (TWHBEA) is aggressively pitching its plan to... Read More

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Star of "Flicka" Learns Lessons about Life and Riding

September 19, 2006

"I see in them my own restless spirit," said Katy McLaughlin, played by Alison Lohman, of the wild Mustangs in the movie "Flicka," which will be released in theaters on Oct. 20. Lohman overcame inexperience and fear associated with horseback... Read More

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New Herd Arrives for Rutgers Young Horse Teaching and Research Program

September 19, 2006

Twelve weanlings will be getting their college educations this year via the Rutgers University Young Horse Teaching and Research Program, led by Sarah Ralston, VMD, PhD, Dipl. ACVN.

The young horses arrived at Rutgers, the State University... Read More

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Clerical Error Sends Wrong Slaughter Bill To Senate

September 18, 2006

Because of a clerical error, the wrong version of a bill to end horse slaughter was delivered to the U.S. Senate. The error was discovered the week of Sept. 10, and the House of Representatives requested the bill be returned so the correct... Read More

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New Jersey Logs First Equine Deaths Due to WNV, EEE

September 18, 2006

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Charles M. Kuperus today announced that the death of a 6-year-old mare in Burlington County has been attributed to Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and the death of a 14-year-old mare in Middlesex County was... Read More

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Final Chance to Get BHS Welfare Conference Tickets

September 17, 2006

In response to massive demand, The British Horse Society, in partnership with The Home of Rest for Horses, is staging a second equine welfare conference on 24 September 2006, at Bailbrook House, Bath.

The conference, entitled A Horse... Read More

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World Championship Blacksmiths Accepted as a Chapter of AFA

September 16, 2006

World Championship Blacksmiths, LLC (WCB) out of Ithaca, Nebraska, was accepted as a chapter of the American Farrier's Association (AFA) at the mid-year Board of Directors meeting in Albuquerque, NM on September 9th. WCB is led by CEO, Craig... Read More

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ASPCA Investigating Death of NYC Carriage Horse

September 16, 2006

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is conducting an inquiry into the death of a carriage horse whose collapse in Central Park was witnessed by a distraught crowd.

The horse, named Juliet, fell ill in the park... Read More

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EquiSpirit, USRider Join Forces for Traveling Equestrians

September 15, 2006

The EquiSpirit Trailer Company has teamed up with USRider to offer an additional safety feature to its customers. EquiSpirit is including a one-year USRider Equestrian Motor Plan membership with the purchase of any trailer.

Over the past 20... Read More

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KEEP Seeks Input On Issues Facing Kentucky Horse Industry

September 15, 2006

An educational public meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 21st at the Piney Point Stables, 3942 East US 60, Grayson. The purpose is to discuss the state of the horse industry in Kentucky and to explain the Kentucky Equine Education... Read More

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Palm Partnership Training Offers Two New Short Courses

September 15, 2006

Two new three-day short courses will be offered this fall at Palm Partnership Training, and additional enrollments are available.

The first short course will be held October 13-15, 2006. This course is open to all breeds of horses and both the... Read More

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Equine Industry Vision Award Nominations Due Jan. 12

September 15, 2006

January 12, 2007 is the deadline date for nominations for the 6th annual 2007 Equine Industry Vision Award, which will be presented on June 22, 2007 during the American Horse Publications (AHP) Annual Seminar in Albuquerque, New Mexico.... Read More

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Multiple World Champion and Leading Paint Sire Sacred Indian Euthanatized

September 14, 2006

Sacred Indian, the famous Medicine Hat Paint stallion, owned by the Banister family of White Harvest Farms in Colorado, was euthanatized on August 31. The 22-year-old stallion, an APHA Leading Sire, had become severely arthritic as the result of... Read More

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2007 AHP Student Award Contest Guidelines Available Online

September 14, 2006

If you are a high school senior or an undergraduate college student during the 2006-2007 undergraduate college year, with at least one semester before graduation, you have a chance to win a cash award of $1,000 plus an all-expense paid trip... Read More

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Ford's "Save the Mustangs" Program Earns National Award

September 14, 2006

Thanks to an innovative program championed by Ford Motor Company, thousands of wild horses with an uncertain future will now be placed in long-term care to live out their lives in bucolic preserves throughout the country. Today, Ford is... Read More

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Educational Units for Youth Now Available from KEEP

September 14, 2006

Youth educational units are now available for groups to request for meetings. Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) representatives are available to attend your meeting and to present a unit of the groups' choosing.

Units currently being... Read More

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Italian Association of Equine Veterinarians Calls for Scientific Abstracts

September 13, 2006

The Italian Association of Equine Veterinarians (SIVE - Società Italiana Veterinari per Equini) is pleased to announce that the 13th SIVE CONGRESS will be held on January 26-28, 2007, in Bologna, Italy. Authors are invited to submit... Read More

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Miniature Horse Attacked by Dog

September 13, 2006

Florida authorities say a pit bull attacked a miniature horse owned by a five-year-old Port Orange girl. The horse was left with a six-inch gash on its right front leg.

Destiny Russell was grooming her horse when the dog attacked Monda... Read More

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Champion Steeplechaser Hirapour to Undergo IRAP Treatment

September 13, 2006

Eldon Farm's Hirapour, the 2004 Eclipse Award winner as champion steeplechaser and a Grade II winner this summer, will undergo a new treatment for a bone chip in his left ankle in hopes of racing this fall in the Breeders' Cup Steeplechase and... Read More