Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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White Delivers State-of-the-Art Lecture At Annual Convention

December 22, 2006

Nathaniel White, II, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, the Jean Ellen duPont Shehan Professor and director of Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, presented the prestigious Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art lecture at the American Association of... Read More

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Trail Rides Raise Record Amount for St. Jude's Hospital

December 20, 2006

Members of the Indiana Paint Horse Club (IPHC) exceeded their fund-raising goal for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital when their benefit trail rides raised $15,000 for the cause--more than double the amount raised in 2005.

The club... Read More

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ASPCA Announces Equine Grants

December 20, 2006

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has announced the recipients of its equine grants for the fourth quarter of 2006. A variety of equine rescue groups and sanctuaries across the United States received aid from... Read More

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NRHA Futurity Takes

December 20, 2006

Big Ass Fans, the National Reining Horse Association's (NRHA) newest Corporate Partner is getting raves for its unusual display at the 2006 NRHA Futurity and Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show. Workers from Big Ass Fans installed... Read More

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FAEP: 11 Confirmed Positive and Neurologic Cases

December 20, 2006

From the Florida Association of Equine Practitioners' Web site, www.faep.net:

A conference call was held last night between officials from the State of Florida and veterinarians from... Read More

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Thompson Named Executive Associate Dean at UF

December 19, 2006

James P. Thompson, DVM, PhD, has been named executive associate dean of the University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine.

Until his appointment, Thompson was the college's associate dean of students and instruction... Read More

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Two Horses Shot in Head in Southern Minn.

December 19, 2006

Two horses are recovering after being shot in the head in a Brown County pasture in southern Minnesota.

Authorities say one of the horses was shot on Dec. 5 and the second horse was shot two days later.

Deputies suspect the same person... Read More

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Mich. Couple Searching for Missing Horse

December 18, 2006

A Michigan couple whose horse was stolen from their farm while they slept is mobilizing local police and the community to find the white Arabian before it's too late.

David and Amy Flach said someone scattered horse feed on the ground durin... Read More

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Rescued Donkey Gives Royal Performance

December 18, 2006

Pollyanne, a 22-year-old rescued donkey, made her royal debut in George Bizet's "Carmen" at London's Royal Opera House, reported Read More

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Pony Visits Brighten Days for Young Patients

December 18, 2006

After being hospitalized with a viral throat infection for several days, 3-year-old Alexis Carreon saw a friendly, furry face at her hospital room window one morning.

It was Mosey the Shetland pony.

"I came back from getting her... Read More

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Prosecutors to Decide on Okla. Horse Cases Next Week

December 17, 2006

Grant County, Okla., prosecutors plan to decide next week whether to file charges after a group of horses were found starving in a pasture near Medford.

The sheriff's office earlier this week seized six horses who were malnourished and had... Read More

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Zebra Stabbing? Police Have Doubt

December 17, 2006

Authorities in Dodge County, Wis., responded this week to a call about a stabbed zebra -- but they say they're not treating it as a criminal investigation.

The sheriff's department received a call Monday about a 12-year-old zebra found dead... Read More

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Drug Positives Lead to December Suspensions for Two Leading Trainers

December 17, 2006

Trainer Scott Lake, who currently leads the nation with 528 wins for the year, and two-time Eclipse Award winner Todd Pletcher, who leads in earnings with a record-setting $27,427,878, are both to begin serving suspensions for medication... Read More

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Dr. Rick Arthur to be Tuesday's Guest on "Talkin' Horses"

December 16, 2006

Join Rick Arthur, DVM, world-renowned expert in the field of veterinary medicine and advocate for equine health and welfare issues for more than 20 years. Arthur will be the next guest during a special Tuesday edition of Bloodhorse.com's "Talkin... Read More

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CHRB Files Complaints Against Sherman, Ward

December 16, 2006

The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) has filed complaints against trainers Art Sherman and Wesley Ward for medication violations.

The CHRB issues a weekly update of complaints, accusations, stewards rulings, and board decisions... Read More

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Critical Access Portable Equine Profile

December 15, 2006

The Critical Access Portable Equine Profile is a simple method of ensuring that your horse's owner and veterinary contact information, as well as care instructions and medical records stay with him at all times.... Read More

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Ky. Adds Breeders' Incentive Fund for Non-Race Breeds

December 15, 2006

Governor Ernie Fletcher has signed an emergency regulation to implement the Kentucky Horse Breeders' Incentive Fund, which will encourage and support excellence in non-race breeds in the commonwealth.

The fund was one of three created as a... Read More

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Research Study to Document Effects of Hippotherapy

December 15, 2006

Every equine enthusiast knows their horse is their best mental health therapist. Aside from that important role, horses today are recognized more for their recreational purposes than their historically utilitarian ones. One exception, however, i... Read More

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Emergency Regulation Creates Fund for Non-Race Breeds in Kentucky

December 15, 2006

Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher signed an emergency regulation to implement the Kentucky Horse Breeders' Incentive Fund, which will encourage and support excellence in non-race breeds in the Commonwealth.
 
The fund was one of three... Read More

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Indy 500 Auction to Benefit HSUS Hay for Horses Fund

December 14, 2006

The Humane Society of the United States announced today the start of an online auction featuring VIP packages donated by Mari George, the chairman of the board of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, to help raise money for horse sanctuaries in the... Read More

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Pa. Woman Accepts Plea Deal in Horse Cruelty Case

December 13, 2006

A Dover, Pa., area horse farm owner accused of animal cruelty has been placed on probation under a plea agreement with prosecutors.

Under the agreement, 14 of the 15 abuse and neglect charges have been dropped. And the deal means that... Read More

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Senate Unable to Vote on Slaughter Ban

December 13, 2006

Horse slaughter opponents will have to start from scratch next Congressional session despite last-minute efforts asking for a Senate vote on the issue. The 109th Congressional session adjourned for the holidays on Dec. 8 without taking action on... Read More

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USDA Proposes Standards for Permanent, Private Quarantine Facilities

December 13, 2006

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is proposing to amend its regulations regarding the importation of horses in order to establish standards for the approval of permanent, privately owned quarantine... Read More

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Missing Zebra Prompts Search

December 13, 2006

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Mounties) are searching for an escapee of the striped variety; they're organizing a search for Zebastian, a zebra stallion that escaped from his Calgary-area home, Read More

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Some Walking Horse Groups Proposing HPA Enforcement Changes

December 12, 2006

After facing public criticism this year about the treatment of Tennessee Walking Horses, some industry leaders have proposed harsher penalties for those caught abusing horses for personal gain.

"We want to see the horse be presented where... Read More