Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Australian Steeplechase Racing Faces Crisis With Horse Deaths

May 10, 2009

The fate of steeplechase racing in Australia is coming under fire again as three horses have died in one week of jump racing at the Warrnambool May Racing Carnival. According to news sources that makes seven horses that have died or been... Read More

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Veterinary Relief Campaign Provides Vaccines to Unwanted Horses

May 09, 2009

Veterinarians and equine rescue and retirement facilities are teaming up to help rehabilitate, revitalize and, ultimately, find new homes for America's unwanted horses through the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign (UHVRC). Although the... Read More

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Guilty Verdicts in U.K. Spindles Farm Cruelty Case

May 08, 2009

After a 12-week trial, Buckinghamshire horse dealer James Gray and several members of his family were on May 8 found guilty on charges of animal cruelty at Bicester Magistrates Court.

James and his son Jamie Gray were foun... Read More

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Pennsylvania Racing to Regulate Corticosteroids

May 07, 2009

The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission has adopted a policy whereby administration of corticosteroids in horses must be stopped seven days prior race day.

The regulation takes effect June 1, according to a policy directive signed May 4.... Read More

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3-Strikes Mustang Adoptions Ongoing

May 07, 2009

More than 70 of the allegedly neglected horses and burros found at a Morrill County, Neb., ranch have found new homes through Habitat for Horses, a Texas-based equine protection organization. Placement efforts are continuing for the more than 50... Read More

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Loomix Equine Plant is First to be AFIA Certified

May 07, 2009

The equine production facility of Cattleman's Choice Loomix, LLC in Johnstown, CO has become the first equine health production facility to be certified by the Safe Feed/Safe Food Certification Program administered by the American Feed Industry... Read More

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125 Thoroughbreds Placed through TheHorse.com Listing

May 07, 2009

Six months after its launch, TheHorse.com's Thoroughbred Adoption Service listing has helped place 125 horses in new homes. See a list of horses placed.

Another 108 are... Read More

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Montana Slaughter Law Could Face Challenges

May 06, 2009

A new Montana state law invites private investors to develop horse slaughter facilities in that state. But opponents say compliance and court challenges might discourage prospective investors from ever breaking ground on plant projects.

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HSUS, Doris Day to Develop Horse Rescue and Adoption Center

May 05, 2009

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has announced plans to develop a Doris Day Horse Rescue and Adoption Center at the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch. Thanks to a donation of $250,000 by the Doris Day Animal Foundation, the new... Read More

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Montana Horse Slaughter Bill Becomes Law

May 04, 2009

A measure promoting privately-owned horse processing plant development in Montana became law on Friday when Gov. Brian Schweitzer allowed the bill to lapse into law.

HB 418 insulates prospective plant developers from permit and... Read More

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Rescued Mustangs Available for Adoption

May 04, 2009

More than 200 BLM mustangs removed last month from a Nebraska training ranch and sanctuary are gaining strength and are now available for adoption to qualified new owners.

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Restraining Order Halts Chicago Carriage Horse Adoptions

May 04, 2009

Proceedings have ground to a halt pending the next court date for Chicago carriage horse company J.C. Cutters Ltd., including any further adoption or transfer of ownership of the five remaining horses.

Defense attorney John Robeznieks has... Read More

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Anabolic Steroid Testing in a Racing Environment

May 03, 2009

While steroid enhancement of performance is debatable, the public has the perception that it might affect performance in horses. In evidence-based analysis on purported effects of anabolic steroids, there are no documented studies that correspond to ... Read More

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Online Stallion Auction Raises Money for Fire and Flood Victims

May 03, 2009

Mark Webster, managing director of the Austrailian based William Inglis & Son Ltd. bloodstock auctuineers, this afternoon announced that the online stallion nominations auction to raise funds for equine victims of the Victorian Bushfires and... Read More

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Equine Joint Health Management Program Launched

May 02, 2009

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. (BIVI) has announced the formation of the equine Joint Health Management (JHM) program, an education program for veterinarians and horse owners designed to prevent and treat equine joint... Read More

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Minnesota Gelding Project Offers Free Castration

May 01, 2009

In an effort to reduce the number of unwanted horses in Minnesota, several equine organization are banding together to offer free equine castration for horses and owners that meet program criteria.

Organizers of the project include the... Read More

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Readers Rank Biggest Equine Health Concerns

May 01, 2009

More than 1,550 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What is your biggest equine health concern?"

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Alysheba Remembered at Memorial Service

April 30, 2009

Preston Madden, who bred Alysheba, called the 1988 Horse of Year and racing Hall of Fame member "a gift from heaven" during a memorial service for the pensioned stallion at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington April 29.

The bay son of... Read More

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Polo Association to Develop Prohibited Substance Policy

April 30, 2009

During its semi-annual Board of Governors meeting April 25, the United States Polo Association (USPA) voted to establish a committee to examine existing and additional safeguards for polo horses, including developing a prohibited substance... Read More

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BLM Cites Co-Owner of Nebraska Mustang Ranch

April 30, 2009

The co-owner of a Nebraska training ranch from which 211 BLM mustangs and burros were recently removed faces federal charges for the alleged maltreatment of a mustang adopted in her name.

On April 16, the BLM cited Anissa Meduna, co... Read More

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BLM to Offer Cash Incentives for Wild Horse Adoptions

April 30, 2009

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is hoping cash incentives will boost adoptions of wild horses and burros that would otherwise spend their lives in long-term holding facilities.

Under a pilot program slated to debut at an... Read More

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Thrifty Horsekeeping Weekly Blog Now Available

April 29, 2009

Learn tips and tricks to maximize your equine dollars during these difficult economic times in Thrifty Horsekeeping, a free downloadable book that will be available in monthly installments on Read More

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Mustang Bill Heads to House

April 29, 2009

A bill prohibiting the euthanasia of healthy Bureau of Land Management (BLM) horses took a step toward becoming law on Wednesday when members of the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee approved the measure by a... Read More

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BLM Could Seek Charges against Mustang Ranch Operator

April 27, 2009

The operator of a Nebraska training ranch and sanctuary for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mustangs could face further penalties if the BLM decides to seek its own charges in the case.

Morrill County authorities charged Jason Meduna... Read More

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Team U.S.A. Wins International Reining Celebrity Challenge

April 26, 2009

The show was on in Las Vegas April 18 as the world’s top FEI dressage and show jumping riders took to the arena in an entertaining competition featuring the sport of reining. The Rolex FEI World Cup played host to the International Reining Celebrit... Read More