Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Horse Welfare in EU Transport Still a Problem

January 07, 2007

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) is giving only a cool welcome to the new European Union (EU) Regulation on live animal transport which came into force on Jan. 5, noted the following article in the Animal Air... Read More

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America's Horse Championships on NBC Sunday

January 06, 2007

American Quarter Horses take center stage for the America's Horse Championships presented by Ford Trucks this Sunday, January 7, on NBC Sports Television at 1:30 p.m. Eastern/10:30 a.m. Pacific. The one-hour special is based on a portion of the... Read More

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Racing Museum Receives Grant from New York State Music Fund

January 06, 2007

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame announced today that it is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from The New York State Music Fund for its annual La Fiesta program.

La Fiesta, scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 21, celebrates the... Read More

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Unwanted Horse Web Site Launched

January 06, 2007

A new Web site launched this week, UnwantedHorses.org, focuses on the unwanted horse problem in America and says it's time for a new view about horses.

"While many horse owners are devoted to their animals and keep them for life, the... Read More

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Horses, Donkey Removed from N.C. Farm

January 06, 2007

Harnett County, N.C., animal control officers have taken several horses, goats and a donkey away from a man accused of neglecting the animals to the brink of starvation.

When officers first arrived at the home, some of the six horses had... Read More

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CHRB Committee to Tackle Medication Regulations

January 06, 2007

Guidelines that would fundamentally change some aspects of penalties for violations of the California Horse Racing Board’s (CHRB) medication rules--including stricter sanctions for some violations, extending accountability to horse owners,... Read More

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Jane Savoie Seminar To Benefit The Equine Fund

January 06, 2007

The Equine Fund is hosting Jane Savoie--rider, teacher, author, and coach--at a full day seminar on Sunday, April 29, 2007, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. (indoors) at Denbesten Ranch in Valatie, N.Y. The ranch is about a half-hour East of Albany,... Read More

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Slaughter Bill Ban On Wild Horses Introduced Today

January 05, 2007

A bill to restore the 34-year ban on the commercial sale and slaughter of America's wild, free-roaming horses and burros (H.R. 249) was introduced today (Jan. 5) by U.S. House of Representatives Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) and Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.).... Read More

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Reproduction: An Emerging Focus at North Carolina State

January 05, 2007

Many of the United States' leading equine reproduction research institutions, such as Colorado State University, the University of Idaho, Utah State University, and Texas A&M University, are located in the western half of the country. But... Read More

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1870s Dead Horse Photo Sparks Mystery

January 05, 2007

Who is that mysterious, elegant man? And why is he sitting on a dead horse? Such are some of the questions sparked by a black-and-white photograph taken in Sheboygan, Wisc., between 1876 and 1884 that has led to nationwide curiosity,... Read More

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Pa. Farm Show to Serve up Educational Experiences

January 05, 2007

Pennsylvania Farm Show patrons might not want to taste what cows eat for breakfast, but they will be encouraged to touch and smell cow food when they visit the state's annual agricultural showcase that opens this weekend.

The state... Read More

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AHC Forms Congressional Cavalry Program

January 05, 2007

The American Horse Council (AHC) and member organizations are initiating "The Congressional Cavalry Program," a new direct grassroots effort, to better represent and serve the horse industry in Washington, DC.

The purpose of the... Read More

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Walking Horse Veterinary Inspector Leaving Office

January 05, 2007

The top veterinarian who oversees the inspections of Tennessee walking horses is leaving the Department of Agriculture's inspection office.

As the horse protection coordinator for animal care, Todd Behre, DVM, was at the heart of the... Read More

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Appaloosa Horse Club Votes to Oppose Horse Slaughter Prevention Act

January 05, 2007

The following is a statement released by the Appaloosa Horse Club:

The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) Board of Directors voted Dec. 5th, 2006, to oppose passage of Senate Bill 1915 (H.R. 503), the American Horse Slaughter Preventio... Read More

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Ky. Legislators Considering Slaughter Transport Ban

January 04, 2007

Hungry enough to eat a horse?

Don't try it in Kentucky, home to the world's best known horse race.

Legislation pending in the General Assembly would make it illegal for horses to be slaughtered in the state or to be transported... Read More

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Horse Rescue Farm Must Close Without Zoning Exemption

January 04, 2007

A Clinton County, Ind., farm that cares for abused and neglected horses must obtain a special zoning exemption or go out of business, zoning officials said.

Indiana Horse Rescue's nearly 22-acre property near Frankfort is mostly zoned... Read More

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Horse Slaughter Bill Introduced in Kentucky

January 04, 2007

Although there are no horse slaughter plants in Kentucky, a largely symbolic bill has been introduced by Sen. Tom Buford to outlaw the practice in the state.

"It seemed contrary to be advocating what a great state we are for horses, but... Read More

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Fund Benefits Seized Maryland Horses

January 03, 2007

In the past, seven was the largest number of horses the staff and volunteers of the Humane Society of Washington County, Md. had to handle. But helping a herd of 74 allegedly abused and neglected horses evacuated from a Sharpsburg. Md., farm in... Read More

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No More Night Riding in Saint Martin Parish, La.

January 03, 2007

Anyone caught riding a horse at night on a public road in St. Martin Parish, La., will have to pay a $250 fine.

That's the minimum penalty under an ordinance passed Tuesday by the Parish Council. The maximum is a $500 fine and 30 days in... Read More

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Wellington Sport Horse Auction Delayed

January 03, 2007

The date of the Intercontinental Sport Horse Auction hosted by Nona Garson and The Ridge Farm in Wellington, Fla., has been rescheduled for February 23, 2007, in light of the equine herpesvirus (EHV) outbreak in the area.

The schedule... Read More

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EIA: Transmissible Through the Air?

January 03, 2007

Some authorities are postulating that EIA might be transmissible through the air in exceptional circumstances.... Read More

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Hay Shortage Cited as Possible Cause in Okla. Neglect Cases

January 02, 2007

A hay shortage, the result of wildfires that ravaged Oklahoma early in 2006, might lead to more cases of animal starvation in the state, state agriculture experts say.

The wildfires burned more than 850,000 acres of grazing land and caused... Read More

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Farm Animal Adoption Center Works to Acquaint Children with Animals

January 02, 2007

If you're looking to adopt a horse or goat, goose or chicken, pig or guinea pig, rabbit or hamster, bird or turtle, and of course, a dog or cat, Nevins Farm is the place to go.

The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to... Read More

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Book by U.S. Cavalry School Horseshoeing Instructor Available

January 02, 2007

A concise collection of fundamental equine hoof-care information and techniques from one of history's most influential horseshoers is once again available to farriers tending to the nation's horses.

Frank Churchill, author of American... Read More

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Larger Than Life: The Budweiser Clydesdales

January 01, 2007

Icon? Sentiment? A wish for simpler times? Harnessing of strength and power? What is it that makes the Budweiser Clydesdales so popular among people the world over? Even people who have never touched a horse exclaim in awe when they first see one o... Read More