Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Pfizer Donates Supplies for Seized Horses

April 20, 2009

Pfizer Animal Health has pledged to donate equine health care supplies to aid the more than 170 horses under Columbia-Greene Humane Society care at Center Brook Farm in Climax, N.Y. Investigators sezied the horses during an Read More

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Arkansas Slaughter Resolution Goes to Governor

April 20, 2009

A resolution instructing Arkansas' Congressional delegation to vote against a bill that would prohibit the export of horses to slaughter facilities in Mexico and Canada is now before that state's governor for his signature.

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Mustang Trainer Faces Felony Animal Cruelty Charge

April 20, 2009

The operator of a Nebraska training ranch and sanctuary for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mustangs is free on $20,000 bond after being charged with one count of Class 4 felony animal cruelty in connection with the alleged maltreatment of... Read More

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Thoroughbred Rescue Receives Not-For-Profit Status

April 19, 2009

One of the groups that has successfully used the Thoroughbred Adoption Services on TheHorse.com is Kim Clark's LeightonFarm.com. Now she has established a 501(c)(3) to help Thoroughbreds transitioning to a new life off the track.

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Days End Farm Horse Rescue Competes for $20K

April 16, 2009

Days End Farm Horse Rescue of Woodbine, Md., is racing to secure votes in a national online shelter challenge sponsored by Petfinder. First prize in the nationwide challenge is $20,000, with a $1,000 prize for first place in the state of... Read More

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Slaughter Bills Before Montana, North Dakota Governors

April 16, 2009

A bill that would facilitate the development of a private sector horse processing plant in Montana is on its way back to Gov. Brian Schweitzer's desk now that the state's full legislature has rejected his Read More

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Jockey Club Offers Free Thoroughbred Identification Service

April 15, 2009

The Jockey Club has established a free service to help owners identify tattooed but unidentified Thoroughbreds in their possession.

For legible tattoos, an owner can use a free tattoo lookup feature available from Read More

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Horse Rescue a Finalist for $1 Million Makeover

April 13, 2009

Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue of Glenville, Pa., has made it to the Top 10 in a $1 million shelter makeover contest sponsored by Zootoo.com, a Web site for animal and pet lovers.

Richard Thompson, founder of Zootoo.com,... Read More

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Vanderwall to Head UPenn Reproduction Center

April 13, 2009

University of Pennsylvania Veterinary Medicine has announced the appointment of Dirk Vanderwall, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACT, to chief of the reproduction section and director of the Hofmann Research Center for Animal Reproduction at New Bolton... Read More

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Homes for Horses Coalition Gathers for Conference

April 13, 2009

Representatives from dozens of national and state-based equine protection, advocacy, and rescue organizations gathered April 9 and April 10 at Bally's Las Vegas for the third annual Homes for Horses Coalition Conference to discuss the re-homing... Read More

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Injury Rehabilitation Underutilized by Equestrians, Researchers Say

April 12, 2009

It is our hope that through sharing the experiences of injury and recovery, other riders may be able to prevent some accidents from happening. Or, if they do sustain a horse-related injury, they will utilize the rehabilitation services offered... Read More

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Thoroughbred Breeder Paragallo Charged With 22 Cruelty Counts

April 11, 2009

New York Thoroughbred breeder Ernie Paragallo was charged with 22 counts of cruelty to animals, the chief prosecutor in the case told The Horse's sister publication The Blood-Horse April 10.

"The animals were clearly neglected,"... Read More

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Seized Chicago Carriage Horses Transferred

April 10, 2009

Although carriage company J.C. Cutters Ltd. has not yet had its day in court, the six carriage horses seized Feb. 6 due to alleged city code violations have been transferred to... Read More

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Montana House Rejects Slaughter Bill Amendments

April 09, 2009

The Montana House of Representatives on Wednesday rejected gubernatorial amendments to a bill that would facilitate the establishment of privately owned horse processing plants in that state.

In its original form, HB 418 prohibited... Read More

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Alleged Cruelty Law Violations Found at Paragallo Farm

April 09, 2009

Investigators say they found serious violations of animal cruelty laws involving at least 40 Thoroughbred horses at the New York farm owned by Ernie Paragallo following a raid April 8 by State Police and animal protection agency officials.... Read More

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Sheik Voids Race Results After Endurance Horse Tests Positive

April 08, 2009

The ruler of Dubai is being investigated by equestrian authorities after a horse he owns and rides failed drug tests after two races.

Sheik Mohammed said he was unaware of the drugs but accepts full responsibility. The drug use came to ligh... Read More

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AAEP 2008: Performance Horse Forum

April 08, 2009

In a year that saw increased public scrutiny of equine welfare and medication issues both on the track and in the competition field, veterinarians at the 2008 Annual Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) in San... Read More

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Vet's Suspension Upheld in Cobra Venom Case

April 08, 2009

A hearing officer has ruled that the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission acted properly when it handed a five-year suspension to veterinarian Dr. Rodney Stewart after cobra venom and other prohibited substances were found in a barn and in his truck... Read More

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National Wild Horse Adoption Day Sets Goal of 1,000 Homes

April 06, 2009

Wild horse and humane animal advocacy groups from across the nation are joining forces to encourage the American public to consider and act on the adoption of a wild horse or burro. A goal of 1,000 adoptions has been set for the first National... Read More

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Marion duPont Scott Barn Name Honors Trainer Fout

April 05, 2009

The late Paul R. Fout, a renowned horse breeder and trainer who passed away in 2005, will be posthumously honored when a new equine barn on the campus of Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center is dedicated in his name on Fri.,... Read More

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Sports Medicine Veterinarians Gather to Learn Advanced Diagnostic Techniques

April 04, 2009

Sport horse veterinarian Kent Allen, DVM, and Virginia Equine Imaging (VEI) hosted a workshop of the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP) March 27-29. According to Allen... Read More

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Readers Give Insight on Head Protection Choices

April 03, 2009

More than 1,350 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Some people never wear helmets. What would change their minds?"

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Centered Riding's Sally Swift Dies

April 03, 2009

Centered Riding founder Sarah "Sally" Swift, of Brattleboro, Vt., whose imaginative approach to equitation and rider biomechanics revolutionized the teaching of riding, died April 2. April 20, 2009, would have been her 96th birthday.

As a... Read More

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Cross-Country Walk Draws Attention to Equine Welfare

April 03, 2009

A Colorado woman is walking from Newark, Del., to Long Beach, Calif., in an effort to urge lawmakers and others to help the nation's unwanted horses. Kristina Kremer set out March 14 on the slow journey she expects to finish this fall.... Read More

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Montana Governor Vetoes Slaughter Bill, Suggests Changes

April 03, 2009

Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer vetoed a bill that would encourage the horse processing industry to establish itself in that state on grounds that it insulates the industry from future legal challenges.

HB 418 prohibits Montana... Read More