Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Training Centers, Equipment Changes Discussed at Kentucky Racing Meeting

December 02, 2008

The possible regulation of training centers in Kentucky was the focal point of discussion Dec. 1 during a meeting of the safety and welfare committee of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC).

While training centers are subject to an... Read More

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AHC Partners with Intervet Schering-Plough Animal Health

December 02, 2008

Intervet Schering-Plough Animal Health has become the newest sponsor of the American Horse Council (AHC), the horse industry's unified voice in Washington, D.C.

"We are looking forward to working with Intervet Schering Plough... Read More

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Free Horses?

December 01, 2008

The offer of a free horse today often makes longtime horse owners laugh, cringe, sigh, or all of the above. In the past couple of years as slaughter has left the United States, there have been more horses needing homes that are offered for free tha... Read More

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Hate Shopping? Sponsor a Barn Buddy Instead

December 01, 2008

The holiday shopping season is quickly approaching and finding that perfect gift for those who have everything is always a challenge. The Humane Society of Missouri has just the solution--sponsorship of a Barn Buddy.

Barn Buddies are animal... Read More

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New Feature: Save Your Favorite TheHorse.com Articles

December 01, 2008

Now where did I put that donkey story ...?

Finding your favorite articles can be difficult when you have to search through more than 13,100 items, but now registered users of TheHorse.com will be able to save their favorite articles with on... Read More

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FEI Classifies Capsaicin as Doping, Not Medication

November 29, 2008

If the drug capsaicin is found in any future samples from equine atheletes in International Equestrian Federation (FEI)-sanctioned events, the results will be treated as doping, not medication, according to veterinary committee chairman John... Read More

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Help Equine Rescues Win Cash and Feed More Horses

November 29, 2008

Do you want to help a horse rescue win prize money in your state? Or even feed more hungry horses? You can by helping shelters receive grants through Read More

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Illinois Horse Racing Closer to Revenue Share with Casinos

November 29, 2008

Both houses of the Illinois legislature passed a new bill that will allow $80 million in funds currently in escrow from the state's casinos to be divided between horse racing tracks in the state. This is according to a story on Read More

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"Dummy" Horse Purchased to Help Train U.K. Rescue Personnel

November 29, 2008

A life-sized horse replica has been purchased to assist in training firefighters and rescue personnel in the proper way to handle equine rescues, according to a story on Read More

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Do Your Holiday Shopping at TheHorse.com's Photo Store

November 28, 2008

Skip the crowds at the mall and do your holiday gift shopping from home with TheHorse.com's Photo Store! Take advantage of the Holiday 2008 Coupon--20% off all photos (framed and unframed) and all photo products.

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Equestrian Competition Venues Disappearing; Survey Deadline Extended

November 28, 2008

The Equestrian Land Conservation Resource has commissioned a survey about the loss of land used for horse-related competitions, which has generated considerable interest and has prompted an extension to the survey deadline to January... Read More

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Washington State University Establishes Equine Internal Medicine Scholarship

November 27, 2008

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University is establishing the Warwick Bayly Scholarship in Equine Internal Medicine for veterinary students wishing to pursue a career in this area of study.

Warwick Bayly, BVSc, MS... Read More

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World Horse Welfare Describes Efforts in Lesotho

November 27, 2008

World Horse Welfare's (formerly known as the International League for the Protection of Horses) International Training team recently completed its second year of training activities, and the group is pleased to announce its success in improving... Read More

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Readers Share their Views on Vet's Role in Welfare

November 26, 2008

More than 1,450 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What do you think is a veterinarian's role in equine welfare?"

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FEI Veterinary Committee Reports on Activities

November 24, 2008

The Veterinary Committee of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) presented a report on its activities at the organization's general assembly, held Nov. 17-21, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Highlights of the report:

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Shot Horse Gets New Home and Name

November 24, 2008

Trooper, the 6-year-old Arabian gelding shot in the head and abandoned in the Deschutes National Forest in Oregon now has a new home, a new name, and a future helping kids in need.

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Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital Adds Critical Care Diplomates

November 23, 2008

Two veterinarians who are board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care--Pamela Wilkins, MS, PhD, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVECC, and Mauria "Mo" O'Brien, BS, DVM, Dipl. ACVECC--have recently joined the faculty at the... Read More

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Florida Mule Left to Die in 2007; Owner Convicted in 2008

November 22, 2008

A Deltona, Fla., man was unable to get a sick mule to its feet in a pasture and sought help from a construction worker. When they were unable to get the mule up using a Bobcat, the owner asked the construction worker to dig a hole. Then the... Read More

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Saving Horse Riding Trails

November 22, 2008

When the U.S. Forest Service began to make changes to the trail classification system that had been in place for nearly 100 years, Back Country Horsemen of America (BCHA) took notice. When they realized the huge impact it would have on horse... Read More

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Two Horses Injured in Minnesota by Cougar Attacks

November 22, 2008

Cougar attacks are suspected in the serious injury of two horses in near Fergus Falls, Minn., according to an article on Read More

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More Owners Surrendering Horses to MSPCA

November 21, 2008

The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) is requesting community-based financial assistance to help cover the cost of medical assistance and daily care for the extraordinary number of horses being surrendered to... Read More

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Court Upholds Soring Decision

November 20, 2008

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently upheld a U.S. Department of Agriculture ruling that Herbert and Jill Derickson of Tennessee violated the Horse Protection Act when they transported and entered a sored Tennessee Walking... Read More

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FEI Forms Commission on Medication and Doping

November 20, 2008

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the governing body of international equestrian sport, today announced the creation of a commission on medication and doping chaired by Arne Ljungqvist, MD, PhD, chairman of the International Olympic... Read More

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Horse Owners Utilize Low-Cost Euthanasia Service; Castration Clinics Also Planned

November 20, 2008

How would Northern California horse owners respond to a low-cost euthanasia clinic? That was a question Tawnee Preisner, operator of NorCal Equine Rescue in Oroville, Calif., asked herself earlier this year when she offered to organize $25... Read More

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Breeder Offers to Establish Wild Horse Preserve

November 19, 2008

Wild horses residing in U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) holding facilities could get help from an influential friend if the agency accepts Madeleine Pickens' offer to establish a lifetime sanctuary for the 30,000 unadoptable horses otherwis... Read More