Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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June Declared Disaster Preparedness Month

May 01, 2001

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has declared June National Disaster Preparedness Month for Animals. HSUS is launching programs to educate America on the need and the details for disaster preparedness for horses. These developments... Read More

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Compounded Ulcer Products: Buyer Beware

May 01, 2001

Scientists are warning horse owners and veterinarians to be cautious of compounded (private pharmacy-mixed) gastric ulcer medications. One study showed that a compounded product was not absorbed very well, while another researcher warned against... Read More

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A Source of a Different Color

May 01, 2001

With this month's issue of The Horse, subscribers receive a supplement valued at $25 as part of their subscription. The Horse Source is the equine industry's most comprehensive directory of products, suppliers, and organizations.... Read More

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Year Long Study On Animal Cruelty Released

April 27, 2001

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), as part of its First Strike Campaign, has released the findings of a yearlong study on animal cruelty in the United States. Results from the study show an extremely high number... Read More

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MSPCA Launches Search For Loving Homes

April 20, 2001

The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) Nevins Farm has launched a search for permanent homes for Clydesdales Surprise, Joe and Prince; Tulip the Pygmy Goat; and a host of brown Swiss Cows. The... Read More

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AHSA Authorizes New Jersey Court Action

April 20, 2001

The American Horse Shows Association (AHSA) and the United States Equestrian Team (USET) have been in an ongoing struggle over the national governance of equestrian sport (Read More

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Demand For Veterinary Surgical Specialists On The Rise

April 13, 2001

There was a time not too long ago when the family doctor would manage all aspects of their patients' medical needs, including surgery. Eventually, increased understanding of injury and disease combined with advanced surgical techniques gave rise... Read More

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Equine Research Grants Awarded

April 13, 2001

Three veterinarians will share grant money totaling $18,818 to pursue research projects benefiting equine medicine. The grants are awarded annually to resident and graduate student veterinarians, and were approved by the American Association of... Read More

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Humane Society Urges Flood Preparation For Animal Owners

April 13, 2001

As different areas of the country prepare for spring floods, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) urges pet owners and farmers to be prepared.

"Many people mistakenly leave their companion animals behind when they evacuate... Read More

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New Immigration Act

April 01, 2001

Horse farm employees across the country can take advantage of the Legal Immigration and Family Equity Act (LIFE Act). The LIFE Act allows illegal residents of the United States to file a labor certificate application, which among other things... Read More

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Foal Adoption Program Offered by Ryerss

March 16, 2001

In September of this year, Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines will offer its third annual NAERIC (North American Equine Ranching Information Council) Foal Adoption Program. A representative from Ryerss will travel to a PMU ranch in North Dakota to purchase... Read More

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New Slate of Research Projects to Be Launched

March 09, 2001

A dozen new equine research projects will be launched soon as a result of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation's latest allocation of funds. The Foundation's board of directors met in Florida on Feb. 26 and approved 11 new projects. The... Read More

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AHSA Releases Submission to USOC

March 02, 2001

The American Horse Shows Association, Inc. (AHSA) today (March 2) publicly released its submission to the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Membership and Credentials Committee.

In commenting on its summary presentation to the... Read More

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AHSA Approves Budget Supplement

March 02, 2001

A special meeting of the American Horse Shows Association (AHSA) Executive Committee was held late on Feb. 22. Its members voted to approve a supplement to the 2001 budget of approximately $3.5 million, immediately responding to any threat to... Read More

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Quality Control

March 01, 2001

Life Data Labs, the producer of Farrier's Formula and other equine nutrition products, recently became one of the first equine nutrition manufacturers to receive International Organization for Standard-ization (ISO) 9001 certification for animal... Read More

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Weanlings for Education and Profit

March 01, 2001

The horses were used to teach a class of inexperienced students horse care, and then were sold as yearlings in a private auction benefiting the Rutgers equine research program. The program was so successful the college currently is working with ... Read More

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Drugs And Medication Rules Change Minimally

March 01, 2001

Rule change proposals that would have dramatically changed drug testing procedures of the American Horse Shows Association (AHSA) were withdrawn at the organization's annual meeting held Jan. 10-14 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The AHSA... Read More

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Equine Welfare Award

March 01, 2001

Nominations are being accepted for the Lavin Cup, the equine welfare award presented by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). The Lavin Cup recognizes a non-veterinary organization or individual that has demonstrated... Read More

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FEI Contiunes Fight Against Doping

February 23, 2001

The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) has signed an extended contract with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA,). The previous contract with WADA expired on Jan. 1. The FEI has joined many other International Federations in their continuou... Read More

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FEI Holds Annual Veterinary Meetings

February 23, 2001

The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) had its annual combined meetings of the Medication Control Panel (MCP) Testing Veterinarians, the Medication Sub-Committee, and the Veterinary Committee in Helsinki, Finland, Feb. 3-6. Orion Animal... Read More

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Penelope Whitman Mullinix Joins Equine Images

February 23, 2001

Equine Images, an international quarterly magazine for equine art enthusiasts, published by The Blood-Horse, Inc., announces that Penelope Whitman Mullinix will join the publication as managing editor effective February... Read More

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Middleburg Research Ride

February 16, 2001

The first annual Middleburg Research Ride will be held in Middleburg, Virginia on April 1, 2001. This 50-mile Endurance competition (the first research of this kind in the exercising horse) is being held by Virginia Tech at its Middleburg... Read More

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HSUS and FEMA Sign Historic Agreement

February 16, 2001

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in December signed an historic agreement through FEMA's Project Impact to assist communities and individuals to include animals in their disaster... Read More

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Ryerss Farm For Aged Equines Debuts New Web Site

February 09, 2001

Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines is proud to announce the debut of their new web site at www.ryerss.com. The site features information on the farm's history, its current equine residents, how to volunteer and how to donate to the farm's mission.... Read More

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Auburn To Celebrate Construction of New Facility

February 09, 2001

Auburn University will have a special "Celebration of Construction" ceremony on Feb. 14 to mark the beginning of a new Large Animal Teaching Hospital at the College of Veterinary Medicine. The event will be at 2 p.m., at the building site next t... Read More