Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Absorbine Liniment Company W.F. Young Celebrating 115 Years

July 30, 2007

W. F. Young, maker of Absorbine Veterinary Liniment, has announced it is celebrating its 115-year anniversary. Founded in 1892 by Wilbur Fenelon Young and his wife Mary Ida, W. F. Young, Inc. is still a family-owned business, and is developing... Read More

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Wildfires, Drought, Lightning, and Horses

July 27, 2007

Wildfires in the United States in the first six months of 2007 have been significant, with hundreds of thousands of acres affected in Georgia, Florida, New Jersey, Minnesota, and even Catalina Island, California. The National Interagency Wildfir... Read More

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Ashker to Replace Severson at Hong Kong Test Event

July 27, 2007

The United States Equestrian Federation announced a change to the horse-and-rider combinations it will be sending to Hong Kong for the test event at the Sha Tin race course in preparation for the 2008 Olympics. The test event will be held at the... Read More

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Medication Consortium Gets $300,000 in Contributions

July 27, 2007

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) received $100,000 contributions from the New York Racing Association (NYRA) and the United States Trotting Association, and $50,000 contributions from the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s... Read More

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Clark to Receive Thoroughbred Charities of America Industry Service Award

July 26, 2007

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced that Priscilla Clark will receive the TCA Industry Service Award at the 18th annual TCA Stallion Season and Art Auction at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., on Nov. 30.

Clark will be honored... Read More

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Officials Investigating Horse Deaths Near Dry Lake in Central Nevada

July 26, 2007

According to an Associated Press article on ksby.com, federal officials have launched an investigation into the deaths of 55 wild horses and an antelope found close to a watering hole on a Central... Read More

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Federal Drought Assistance Requested for Maryland Farmers

July 26, 2007

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley formally submitted a letter to the United States Department of Agriculture requesting a Secretarial Disaster Designation for all Maryland counties impacted by the severe dry weather and excessive heat during the... Read More

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New Equine Hospital Opening in Montana

July 25, 2007

A new state-of-the-art medical and surgical center for horses in the Rocky Mountains has opened at a prominent equine training and breeding center in the Bozeman, Mont., area.  

CSR Equine specializes in lameness and reproductive care,... Read More

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Colorado Veterinarians Now Required to Report Suspected Abuse

July 25, 2007

Colorado veterinarians are now required to report suspected animal abuse or neglect, thanks to a state law that went into effect July 1. Supported by organized veterinary medicine, proponents say the statute is meant to encourage veterinarians t... Read More

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U.K. Flooding: British Horse Society Offering Help

July 24, 2007

Exceptional levels of rainfall in the last few days have left many areas of Britain under water. Some of the worst hit areas are rural and have large horse populations.

With many animals being kept close to rivers, there have been... Read More

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Horse Dead, Three People Injured in Indiana Traffic Accident

July 24, 2007

Two people riding a horse along a road in northeastern Indiana were injured when the animal walked into traffic and was hit by a car. The driver of the car had minor injuries, and the horse died.

Nicholas R. Vilders, 26, and Nilah M. Mohre, 20... Read More

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AHC: Horse Show Industry has Significant Economic Impact

July 24, 2007

For anyone that has participated in (or merely paid for!) a horse show, there is no doubt that these activities generate a lot of money. The American Horse Council's study, Economic Impact of the Horse Industry on the United States, included... Read More

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Michigan Men to Stand Trial, Forfeit Horses in Neglect Case

July 23, 2007

A judge on Friday ordered two men to stand trial on animal torture charges stemming from the discovery of 69 allegedly malnourished horses that were impounded from a Grass Lake, Mich., farm.

District Court Judge Joseph Fili... Read More

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Horses Survive Barn Fire

July 22, 2007

A dozen horses inside a barn that caught fire last night in Clifton, Va., have survived.
  
It was initially feared that some of the animals might have died, but authorities say only one horse suffered a minor... Read More

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Louisiana Racing Group Hires Medical Director, Plans to Add Vets

July 20, 2007

The Louisiana State Racing Commission has hired Tom David, DVM, as its first equine medical director.

David will supervise new and previously existing state veterinary positions. In addition, he will oversee medical and testing activities a... Read More

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Slaughter: Cavel Preparing to Resume Operations

July 20, 2007

The nation's last horse processing plant in DeKalb can reopen while it challenges a state law that forced it to close twice in the last two months, a federal appeals court ruled.

Operations at the Cavel International Inc. facility had... Read More

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Slaughter: U.S. Circuit Court Decision Allows Cavel to Resume Operations

July 19, 2007

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has granted a motion by Cavel International, allowing the plant to temporarily resume horse slaughter operations, the Society for Animal Protective Legislation (SAPL) announced July 18.

In late May... Read More

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Pair With Horse, 7 Dogs in Home Arrested

July 18, 2007

Authorities removed a Miniature Horse and seven dogs from a Modesto, Calif., home strewn with feces and rotting produce and charged the owners with endangering their 12-year-old child, officials said.

Joe Silva and Nichole Surkala's house was... Read More

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Large Animal Emergency Response Training Courses Offered in August

July 18, 2007

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute will once again offer an extensive three-day training course on August 20-22, and August 24-26, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky.

This training is designed to educate first responders such as... Read More

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International Disease Report First Quarter 2007

July 17, 2007

Contagious Equine Metritis was confirmed in one non-Thoroughbred stallion (Franches-Montagne) at the National Stud in Switzerland. Continuing the 2006 last quarter report concerning isolation of Taylorella equigenitalis from imported Lipizzaner ... Read More

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ASPCA Releases Official Statement and FAQs on NYC Carriage Horses

July 17, 2007

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) July 12 released its official position statement on the use of carriage horses in New York City. The carriage horse industry came under fire earlier this month after a hors... Read More

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Tennessee Horse Could Set New Height Record

July 15, 2007

A Niota, Tenn., horse might be confirmed as the world's tallest when a representative from The Guinness Book of World Records measures her July 28, television station Read More

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FEI Drops Vegas World Cup Drug Case Due to Test Problems

July 13, 2007

A doping case was dropped because of procedural problems following a positive test involving a show jumping horse at the Equestrian World Cup Final in Las Vegas.

Air Jordan Z tested positive for a banned drug at the event in April where his... Read More

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Western Wildfires: Few Horse Evacuations Thus Far

July 13, 2007

Although wildfires have recently burned thousands of acres in eight western states, officials in the affected regions report few fire-connected horse evacuations. They credit preparedness and a measure of good luck with preventing the need for... Read More

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Tractor Supply Company Extends Partnership with AQHA

July 12, 2007

The American Quarter Horse Association is pleased to announce that Tractor Supply Company will continue its partnership as the official farm and ranch improvement partner of AQHA.

The arrangement will continue to offer Tractor Supply Compan... Read More