Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Bernstein Horses in Detention for TC02 Positive

October 17, 2005

Horses trained by David Bernstein must spend at least 24 hours in a pre-race detention barn because one of his horses tested positive for a high level of total carbon dioxide at Del Mar.

The detention period began Sept. 30 at the Oak Tre... Read More

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Kentucky Considered for 2010 World Games

October 14, 2005

The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. is one of three locations being considered to host the 2010 World Equestrian Games (WEG). The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI, the governing body for international equestrian sport), will announc... Read More

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Equine Research Hall of Fame Inducts Two New Scientists

October 11, 2005

The Board of Directors of the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Foundation announced the induction of Travis C. McGuire Jr., DVM, PhD, an immunologist from Washington State University (WSU), and C. Wayne McIlwraith, BVSc, PhD, DSc,... Read More

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Two Horses Shot in Oregon; One Dies

October 10, 2005

"It's just the biggest heartbreak you can imagine," said Doris Mataya, owner of Laddie, a 14-month-old registered Paint colt and his pregnant dam, Lady. The two horses were shot multiple times in Mataya's pasture between midnight and 7 a.m. on... Read More

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Texas District Attorney Appeals Horse Meat Ruling

October 10, 2005

On Sept. 23, Tim Curry, District Attorney of Tarrant County, Texas, filed a notice of appeal in the case that many thought would have permitted the slaughter of horses in Texas (see Read More

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Event Celebrates Equine Volunteers at Lamar-Dixon

October 10, 2005

The scene at Lamar-Dixon Expo Center during the past five weeks has been all business. Veterinarians, veterinary students, and volunteers have dutifully cared for the facility's residents--Katrina's equine refugees that were rescued from their... Read More

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Improving Travel Conditions

October 01, 2005

While there have been many changes in the equine world in the past several decades, no change has been more dramatic than that experienced by horse transportation. The change, literally, has been from hooves and rails to wheels and wings. While... Read More

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Dreams Can Come True

October 01, 2005

Soñador is Spanish for "dreamer," the title of a movie opening this month that sounds like a natural fit for horse lovers. According to information from DreamWorks, Dreamer's writer/producer John Gatins grew up loving racehorses, and wondering... Read More

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End Horse Slaughter

October 01, 2005

In August 2002, Texas Attorney General John Cornyn gave his opinion (Opinion No. JC-0539) that horse slaughter was illegal in Texas because of a 1949 Teas law against the sale, possession, and transport of horse meat for human consumption.... Read More

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Texas Judge Rules on Horsemeat

October 01, 2005

On Aug. 25, U.S. District Judge Terry Means ruled that the possession of horse meat for sale for human consumption was not illegal under Texas law. The judge also issued a permanent injunction against Tarrant County, Texas, District Attorney Tim... Read More

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Government Agencies and Private Adoption Group Team Up for Mustang Event

October 01, 2005

In the second annual event sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management, the USDA Forest Service, and the Central Oregon Wild Horse Coalition (COWHC), nine wild mustangs gathered from eastern Oregon public lands were to be offered to qualified... Read More

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Horse Rescue Receives Seal of Approval

October 01, 2005

Independent Charities of America has awarded Days End Farm Horse Rescue in Lisbon, Md., with the "Best In America" seal of approval for adhering to high standards of accountability and successfully managing the organization's finances. For more... Read More

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Idaho County Added to Kentucky VS Embargo

September 27, 2005

The first case of vesicular stomatitis (VS) was confirmed Sept 26 in Bear Lake County, Idaho. That county, along with Alamosa County, Colo., and Platte County, Wyo., were added to the list of states from which the Kentucky Department of... Read More

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Work Continues to Help Unwanted Horses

September 23, 2005

Groups formalize mission statement, next steps

The equine industry's work on behalf of unwanted horses continued to gain momentum this week as representatives from twenty organizations met to advance the efforts that began at the nation'... Read More

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HSUS Report, Sept. 22

September 22, 2005

As the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) Hurricane Katrina response headed into its 20th day, their Disaster Animal Response Teams continued to rescue stranded pets while bracing for the potential arrival of Hurricane Rita, noted a pres... Read More

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HSUS Praises U.S. Senate for Vote to End Slaughter of American Horses

September 21, 2005

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 — Banner Day for Animals in Senate as Amendment Offered by Senators Ensign and Byrd Passes by Overwhelming Vote of 68-29 —

WASHINGTON – The Humane Society of the United States... Read More

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Louisiana State University Equine Rescue Operations

September 14, 2005

Whereas the needs of horses and local equine facilities have changed somewhat in the two weeks following Hurricane Katrina, the rescue efforts of the Louisiana State University (LSU) team continue on a daily basis. Horses continue to be brought... Read More

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Expo Center Crowded; Equine Evacuees Doing Well

September 09, 2005

The continual sound of dogs barking and an occasional worried whinny was audible in the background as Dennis French, DVM, MS, Dipl. ABVP, of Louisiana State University's (LSU) veterinary school, gave an update on the equine evacuees at the... Read More

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Kentucky Hay For Sale

September 07, 2005

Livestock farmers who need hay can find it in Kentucky. Listings of farms with hay for sale can be found on the Hay and Forage Program page of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Web site, Read More

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TheHorse.com Creates Emergency Database to Report Animals Stranded By Hurricane Katrina

September 07, 2005

In response to a request from the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams (VMATs), www.TheHorse.com has created a database for citizens to report stranded animals in... Read More

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Saving the New Orleans Carriage Horses

September 07, 2005

"I wasn't leaving," said Lucien Mitchell, 40, who stayed behind in New Orleans for nearly a week caring for 22 carriage horses and mules after Hurricane Katrina ripped through the city, destroying structures and lives, and leaving water that... Read More

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Filly's Burned Tail Amputated

September 07, 2005

Dixie, the spotted saddle horse who was set on fire on Aug. 19, had to have her tail amputated, said her owner, Vonda Hamilton, of Erwin, N.C.

Brian Garrett, DVM, had given Dixie a 60% chance of survival following the attack, but though... Read More

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Texas Judge Rules Horse Meat Legal

September 06, 2005

On Aug. 25, U.S. District Judge Terry Means ruled that the possession
of horse meat for sale for human consumption was not illegal under Texas law. The judge also issued a permanent injunction against Tarrant County, Texas, District Attorney... Read More

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Notes from the field – Sept. 5, morning

September 05, 2005

Editor's Note: The following is from veterinary emergency personnel assigned to duty in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

If veterinary personnel are deployed they should take their captive bolts; there is minimal euthanasia... Read More

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Horses Saved; Rescuers Live the Highs and Lows

September 05, 2005

Eighty-nine equines rescued from areas ravaged by Hurricane Katrina are alive and well and staying at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, La. They are being cared for by a dedicated team of Louisiana State University (LSU) veterinarians,... Read More