Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Equestrian Federation Bans its President's Husband, Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed, For Six Months

August 07, 2009

The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) banned its president's husband--Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed--from riding in endurance races for six months after his horse twice failed doping tests.

Sheikh Mohammed accepted the suspension based... Read More

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Horse in the UK Slashed With Knife

August 07, 2009

In an article on thenorthernecho.co.uk comes a report of a valuable show horse that was attacked in his field and cut by a knife in County... Read More

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Equine Study Shows Genetic Abnormalities Cause Infertility

August 07, 2009

DNA-based assays have enabled researchers to look at reproductive disorders from a genetic standpoint. ... Read More

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Washington International Shows Its Horse Face(book)

August 06, 2009

Now in its 51st year, the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), one of the oldest equine events in the country, is turning to social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, to help guide its future.

WIHS dipped into social media... Read More

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Horse Massager

August 05, 2009

Health Connection announces the release of an innovative, horse massage technology, the Horse Massager.

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Kentucky Horse Council Scholarship Recipients Announced

August 05, 2009

The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) encourages the pursuit of further education in the equine industry by offering scholarships to students attending Kentucky schools majoring in equine studies or related fields.

"Twenty-five students applied for... Read More

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HSUS Releases List of Humane Options for Disposal of Horse Remains

August 04, 2009

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) released a national list of humane resources for horse owners making end-of-life arrangements for their equine companions.

"Providing a humane, dignified death for your horse is simply... Read More

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TheHorse.com Adoption Service Helps 175 Horses Find New Homes

August 03, 2009

Only nine months after launching TheHorse.com's Thoroughbred Adoption Service, 175 horses have found new homes.

The list of available Thoroughbreds is composed of horses of all ages and backgrounds, from young colts that have just begun... Read More

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Guttural Pouch Tympany

August 01, 2009

There seems to be little information available on the Internet about guttural pouch tympany.... Read More

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Six Catastrophic Injuries Reported at Del Mar

July 30, 2009

Six horses have died from catastrophic injuries at Del Mar during a 10-day span that includes the first week of racing. Three occurred during morning training on Polytrack, two happened during races on Polytrack, and one was in a turf race.... Read More

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Chincoteague Pony Auction Raises Funds for Herd Health

July 30, 2009

This year's Chincoteague Pony swim and auction raised $94,100 for the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department. Approximately 150 ponies were rounded up yesterday for today's annual sale, the proceeds of which are used to help maintain the wild... Read More

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Horse Use on State Lands Report, Recommendations Released

July 29, 2009

State game lands can be beautiful places to ride horses. However, riding (along with hiking, biking, and other uses) is permitted or restricted by individual state's policies. The purchase and maintenance of these lands is generally funded by th... Read More

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Horsemen, Land Conservation Group Form Alliance

July 28, 2009

The Back Country Horsemen of America (BCHA) and the Equine Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) have formed an alliance.

Back Country Horsemen of America is a national membership organization whose mission is to preserve horseback riding and... Read More

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Florida Horse Killing Investigation Expands Again

July 28, 2009

The investigation into a series of Florida horse poaching incidents expanded again Sunday when another horse was found dead in its pasture, apparently slaughtered for its meat.

A caretaker discovered the horse's carcass in a pasture near it... Read More

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Wild Horse Management Bill Draws Varied Reactions

July 27, 2009

An equine advocacy organization is criticizing new wild horse and burro management legislation, saying it fails to make efficient use of public land.

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Developing Natural Springs as Equine Water Sources

July 25, 2009

Horse owners have several options to provide water for their animals; one of them is to take advantage of a natural spring on your property.

A spring is a discharge of water that has infiltrated the soil profile by precipitation. The discharge... Read More

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UK Equine Initiative Field Day Held June 27

July 24, 2009

Nearly 125 people turned out on a steamy summer day, June 27, for the University of Kentucky's first all-equine field day. Participants hailed from 29 Kentucky counties and seven states to attend the daylong event. After registering, attendees... Read More

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Book Recounts Career of CDC Vet Division Founder

July 24, 2009

James H. Steele founded the veterinary division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 1947. The 96-year-old veterinarian is called "The Father of Veterinary Public Health" by his colleagues.

A book written by the Universit... Read More

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Registering a Thoroughbred Foal? Remember Retirement Program

July 23, 2009

The majority of Thoroughbred registration applications were recently mailed to the breeders fo 2009 live foals. The Jockey Club is reminding owners and breeders that they can contribute to the post-racing care of Thoroughbreds through a voluntar... Read More

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Cutting Horse Costs a Focus of UK Welfare Group Publications

July 23, 2009

The UK's National Equine Welfare Council (NEWC) has produced two new brochures on responsible horse management in response to the high number of requests for help that their members are receiving from horse owners struggling... Read More

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Drought Burdens Texas Horse Rescues

July 23, 2009

Texas' worst drought in 50 years has burnt up pasture and raised the price of hay, leaving horse rescues to cope with an increase in abandonment and neglect cases as owners struggle to feed their horses.

"The cost of hay is going up, if you... Read More

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Missing Horses Sought in Oregon Neglect Case

July 22, 2009

Police in Marion County, Ore., are seeking several horses that might have been hidden by a barn operator accused of animal neglect.

Investigators believe the horses were moved by Kristina Early, operator of the Early Rise Ranch, a training... Read More

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Minimum Standards of Care Established by Kentucky Horse Group

July 21, 2009

In an effort to provide a basic guideline for minimum horse care requirements, the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) recently developed an eight page educational guide called Minimum Standards for Equine Care in Kentucky. The guide is a free resource... Read More

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Contaminated Feed Seized in Kentucky

July 21, 2009

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising horse owners to discard feed purchased at a Florence, Ky., feed store because it could be contaminated. The agency issued the advisory on Monday when U.S. Marshals seized $24,00... Read More

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ThinLine Introduces Expanded Line of Tack

July 21, 2009

Originally known for its no-slip english and western saddle pads, ThinLine Inc. announces an expanded tack line, including halters, dressage bridles, jumping and dressage girths, and western cinches.

ThinLine’s new line of tack resemble... Read More