Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Reward to Catch California Horse Killer Grows

May 15, 2003

According to a Sonoma, Calif., newspaper, reward donations and suspect leads are pouring in following the recent discovery of a mare who was chased to death in her Kenwood pasture several weeks ago.

The investigator in charge of the case... Read More

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Equine Rescue Operation Barn Burns in Colorado

May 15, 2003

A fire destroyed a barn used by an equine rescue operation on May 5 near Colorado Springs, Colo. No people or animals were hurt in the late evening blaze at Hunting Crest Farms Horse Rescue, said El Paso County Fire Marshal Arnie Lavelett in a... Read More

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Driver Gets Three Months In Horse Hit, Run

May 15, 2003

According to a May 8 article in the Times Record of Fort Smith, Ark., a man convicted of leaving the scene of a personal injury accident involving a horse was sentenced to three months in prison despite defense pleas to spare the... Read More

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ReRun to Operate Farm, Educational Center in Maryland

May 05, 2003

ReRun Inc. has assumed management of Greener Pastures Equine Sanctuary, a 160-acre estate along the Sassafras River near Cecilton, Md., donated by the Wear Family. The facility, which was previously managed by Thoroughbred Charities of America... Read More

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The Inflammatory Cascade

May 01, 2003

Some drugs have the ability to reduce inflammation and pain associated with various horse injuries.... Read More

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Authorities Probe Horse Deaths in Pennsylvania

April 21, 2003

At least 20 thoroughbred horses on two farms in Pennsylvania have died in the past month and the remaining group of about 30 horses has been impounded, according to animal control officials quoted in an Associated Press story on... Read More

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USDA Wants More Medical Records Kept

April 21, 2003

The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is seeking comments on a proposed change to Animal Welfare Act regulations that would require registered research facilities that use equids in research, other than for agricultural... Read More

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Man Charged In Kentucky Horse Shootings

April 17, 2003

A man in Bullitt County, Ky., has been charged with shooting two horses on his neighbor’s farm under unusual circumstances, according to WLEX 18 (www.lex18.com).

“Steven Smith told police the horses... Read More

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North Carolina Horse Rescue Groups Deal With Drought Aftermath

April 16, 2003

Last year’s drought continues to affect horse owners in Franklin, North Carolina, according to WRAL.com, the web site of News Channel 5 in Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville, NC. Many of the horses have ended up on horse rescue farms like The North... Read More

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Drug Raid at Australia Racetrack Produces Zero Positives

April 16, 2003

A massive out-of-competition drug-testing raid was conducted at Randwick racecourse Monday morning in Australia as 30 trainers had blood samples taken from horses in their stable.

The Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory (ARFL) Racing... Read More

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Group Seeks to Redefine What Only Veterinarians Can Do

April 11, 2003

Each state has a veterinary practice act, which is a legal interpretation of what constitutes veterinary practice in that state on all species. For example, chiropractic or acupuncture might be considered veterinarian-only skills in some states,... Read More

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Farmers Urged to Reduce the Risk of Anhydrous Ammonia Theft

April 04, 2003

Kentucky's Agriculture Commissioner Billy Ray Smith reminded farmers and
farm businesses to take extra care to prevent thefts of anhydrous ammonia
during the planting season.

Anhydrous ammonia is a common nitrogen fertilizer for... Read More

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Foster Homes Needed For Military Pets

April 04, 2003

Steve Albin, who operates NetPets.org, had a good idea that has nearly taken over his life. Albin was told that during Desert Storm, many military personnel were forced to give up their pets because they had no place to leave them when they were... Read More

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White Named Interim Director at Scott Equine Medical Center

April 03, 2003

Nathaniel White, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, has been named Interim Director of the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center (EMC) in Leesburg, Va. White, who assumed leadership responsibilities for the equine clinical and research center on April 1,... Read More

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TRF to Create Secretariat Center at Kentucky Horse Park

April 01, 2003

Two of Kentucky's most famous industries, bourbon and horse racing, have united to raise money for a new 25-acre center at the Kentucky Horse Park to facilitate adoption of former racehorses. Since 1996, Maker's Mark and Keeneland have produced ... Read More

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Kentucky Ag Commissioner Issues Agro-Terrorism Statement

April 01, 2003

As the United States fights a war in Iraq and a larger war against terrorism, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Billy Ray Smith has called upon farmers and farm businesses to do their part to secure the nation's food supply.
"Since Sept. 11,... Read More

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Responsible Horse Ownership

April 01, 2003

Animal rights, owner responsibility, health and welfare, and all the attendant issues occupy more and more of our time and energy these days as we horse owners struggle to find a place in our busy lives for what once was a routine part of life i... Read More

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New View on Slaughter

April 01, 2003

By the time this magazine is in your hands, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) will have released a report they commissioned to answer some of the questions raised in the industry about horse slaughter. The TRF is, of course, strictly ... Read More

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New Chart Reveals Age Relationship Between Horses and Humans

April 01, 2003

A new Horse/Human Age Relationship Chart was recently released that seeks to better explain the relationship between the stages of life for humans and horses. This information reveals that, beginning at birth, horses age 6.5 years for each human... Read More

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New Text Examines Equine Lameness

April 01, 2003

The long-awaited reference Diagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse was recently released by Elsevier Science. The book was co-authored by Mike W. Ross, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, of the University of Pennsylvania's school of veterinary... Read More

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Saving Survivors

April 01, 2003

Amber is a 30-year-old Arabian mare which was slowly starving to death because her owners had run out of money to care for her. Because of her age and lack of potential and worth, Amber's owners allowed her to be pushed out of food and veterinar... Read More

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All-Thoroughbred Horse Show to Benefit Retired Racehorse Adoption Programs

March 17, 2003

For the third consecutive year, ReRun, Inc. and New Vocations Racehorse Adoption programs will co-host the All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show to be held on Sat., May 31 at Turfway Park. The Keeneland Association and Turfway Park have signed on... Read More

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Horse Slaughter Legislation

March 05, 2003

A bill to ban the slaughter of horses in the United States as well as the transportation of horses to slaughter has been re-introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, only this time there is a new player in the game. The New York Racing... Read More

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Gambling On Health Care

March 01, 2003

While only a small percentage of you are involved in the industries that have legalized gambling, many of you live in states with legalized racing, and all of you benefit from those industries. A tremendous number of the research projects from... Read More

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New Jersey Horse Recovers from Frozen Pond

February 25, 2003

A 2,000-pound Belgian gelding named Janyck (pronounced Yanick) has nearly recovered after a dramatic rescue from a frozen pond on Feb. 13. The 18-hand, 7-year-old’s misadventure took place in Woolwich Township, N.J. The rescue effort included th... Read More