Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Saving a Starving Horse: Part 2

January 01, 2009

The second part in aseries on saving Freeway, a horse rescued from starvation and neglect by a passer-by.... Read More

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EHV Quarantine Lifted at Delaware Training Barn

January 01, 2009

Delaware state officials lifted the quarantine for one of the two barns connected to a fatal case of EHV-1.... Read More

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Saving a Starving Horse: Part 1

December 31, 2008

She could've just kept driving. But instead of dismissing the idea of intervention as someone else's sad... Read More

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Equine Ambulance Coming to Midwest Horse Fair

December 31, 2008

One of only 30 ambulances designed specifically for horses will be on display at the 2009 Midwest Horse Fair in Madison, Wisc., on April 17-19, 2009.

The equine ambulance, purchased by Morrie Waud, has special features to help stabiliz... Read More

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Charges Filed in Pennsylvania Pony Abuse Case

December 30, 2008

A Pennsylvania man accused of mistreating 11 ponies and one donkey has been formally charged with 38 counts of animal cruelty. Joseph Mayer was charged with 12 counts of inadequate sustenance, 13 counts of unsanitary confinement, and 13 counts o... Read More

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Tips for Avoiding Barn Fires

December 29, 2008

Get some practical tips on how you can reduce the risk fire in your barn.... Read More

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South Carolina Horse Abuse Case Remains Unresolved

December 29, 2008

Last February, the Humane Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (HSPCA) of Columbia, S.C., seized 45 allegedly malnourished and neglected horses from Hazelene, James, and Terry Trexler. Nearly one year later, the horses... Read More

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2009 Horsin' Around Conference Will Feature Trainers

December 28, 2008

This year's Horsin' Around Conference, scheduled Feb. 14-15, 2009, will feature presenters from diverse areas of equine training.

The event will be held at the RB Warren Arena in the Animal Science Complex on University of Nebraska-Lincoln's... Read More

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Horse Killed by Kindness in the United Kingdom

December 27, 2008

An 18-year-old Arabian stallion was thought to be killed by the kindness of strangers. According to the U.K. newspaper Daily Express, the stallion, which was purchased for £10,000 (or... Read More

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Freed! British Columbia Horses Trapped in Snow Rescued

December 26, 2008

Two horses trapped in the harsh winter snows of interior British Columbia since September were freed on Christmas Eve. It took more than a week for a large group of volunteers to dig out the horses, but the mare and gelding are expected to... Read More

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One-Eyed, 26-Year-Old Thoroughbred Stallion Rescued From Slaughter

December 26, 2008

Clever Allemont, a 26-year-old Thoroughbred stallion, has been rescued from the road to slaughter and will be shipped to Kentucky to spend the rest of his days at Old Friends near Georgetown.

A stakes winning son of Clever Trick who stoo... Read More

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USDA Releases NAIS Veterinarian's Toolkit

December 25, 2008

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has released A Veterinarian's Toolkit for use with the National Animal... Read More

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Iowa State Veterinary Students Excel in Animal Welfare Judging and Assessment

December 25, 2008

Iowa State University veterinary medicine students took high honors at the Animal Welfare Judging and Assessment Competition recently. ISU-UNL second-year student Jennafer Glaesemann, Fairbury, Neb., placed first in the individual competition,... Read More

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Remember Working Equids this Holiday Season

December 24, 2008

As Christmas cards arrive in the mail, the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad (SPANA) asks horse owners around the world to remember the "cards" received by many working animals. According to SPANA, many working horses and donkeys in... Read More

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FEI Clean Sport Commission Moves Ahead

December 24, 2008

FEI Anti-Doping and Medication Commission Chair Arne Ljungqvist, MD, PhD, FEI First Vice President Sven Holmberg, and FEI Secretary General Alexander McLin met Dec. 16 to plot the way forward for the FEI Clean Sport Commission, which was recentl... Read More

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Tis the Season: Readers Share Their Holiday Spirits

December 23, 2008

More than 900 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "How do you, as a horse person, celebrate the holiday season?"

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Group Effort to Rescue Horses Trapped in Snow Ongoing

December 23, 2008

Residents of British Columbia, Canada, have banded together to free two horses trapped by snow in the mountains near the community of McBride.

Snowmobilers discovered the horses last week near Mount Renshaw. The animals are extremely thin.... Read More

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ASPCA Offers Hay Supply Grants

December 22, 2008

For 501c(3) equine rescue groups and sanctuaries that have been hit hard by rising hay prices, farm foreclosures, and uncooperative weather, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) offers Read More

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Norwegian Show Jumping Team to Lose Medals

December 22, 2008

The panel of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Tribunal has rendered its final decision in the prohibited substance case involving the horse Camiro ridden by Tony Andre Hanse... Read More

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New York Laws Designed to Protect Carriage Horses

December 22, 2008

During the busy--and very often cold--holiday season, carriage horse rides seem to be a staple of tourist activity in New York City. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) would like the public to be aware of some... Read More

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Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration to Step Up Drug Tests

December 21, 2008

The 2009 Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration will see more drug tests pulled on competing horses, according to an article in The... Read More

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New York Racehorse Steroid Ban in Effect Jan. 1

December 19, 2008

New York racing regulators have approved a final set of rules restricting the use of anabolic steroids in horse racing, effective Jan. 1, 2009. New York officials said the rules send a strong message to those hoping to use illegal... Read More

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Five Finalists for Horse of the Year Honors

December 19, 2008

On Jan. 16, when the 2009 United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Annual Meeting convenes in Cincinnati, Ohio, the recipient of the 2008 Farnam/Platform USEF Horse of the Year will be announced.

This prestigious title is awarded each yea... Read More

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New Charges for Pennsylvania Stable Owner

December 19, 2008

A Pennsylvania man who has previously been prosecuted for animal abuse faces 38 new animal cruelty charges in connection with the neglect of 11 ponies and a donkey. Joseph Mayer, owner of Hallo Stables in Easton, Pa., is accused of failing to... Read More

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Illinois Governor Signs Horse Racing Aid Bill

December 18, 2008

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich Dec. 15 signed legislation that extends the diversion to horse racing of 3% of revenue from the state's four highest-grossing riverboat casinos. The provision is estimated to be worth as much as $30 million a year,... Read More