Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Undefeated Mare Peppers Pride Moves to Kentucky

March 09, 2009

On a warm and windy overcast morning March 6, trainer Joel Marr stood pensive in the shedrow of his undefeated world record holder Peppers Pride's new home at Nathan Fox's Richland Hills Farm near Midway, Ky. Although in less than 24 hours, he... Read More

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Evidence Shows Horses Domesticated Earlier Than Thought

March 08, 2009

Research indicates the Botai culture, on the steppes of what is now northern Kazakhstan, domesticated horses about 5,500 years ago. That's 1,000 years earlier than was previously believed.

According to an article in the Read More

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Washington State University Equine Scholarship Named for Top Vet

March 08, 2009

The Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine has established a $25,000 scholarship in equine internal medicine in the name of the vet school's Dean Warwick Bayly, BVSc, MS, PhD. Bayly has often assisted The Horse... Read More

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Wunder Hoof All-Natural Hoof Care

March 08, 2009

Wunder Hoof All-Natural Growth Stimulant and Hoof Conditioner is a quick, easy and affordable way to prevent and treat hoof problems by building thicker walls and maintaining healthy hooves.

The essential oils in Wunder Hoof act as a... Read More

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2007 Agriculture Census Finds More, Smaller Farms

March 06, 2009

In the past five years, the number of farms in the United States has grown 4% and the operators of those farms have become more diverse, according to results of the 2007 Census of Agriculture recently released by the USDA's National Agricultural... Read More

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AHC Hopes to Direct Stimulus Funds to Horse Trails

March 06, 2009

The American Horse Council has asked the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, and Bureau of Land Management to use stimulus funding for trails.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 appropriates more than $1.7 billion fo... Read More

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Photography Project to Highlight Equine Welfare Work

March 05, 2009

Members of the Equine Photographers Network, a group of more than 500 photographers from around the world who specialize in the photography of horses, will focus their lenses on story projects that will highlight the plight of horses in need.... Read More

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Oklahoma State to Launch Equine Critical Care Unit Campaign

March 05, 2009

The Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences has received $1 million from the Gaylord Foundation to launch its Equine Critical Care Unit at the center's Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.

"The establishment o... Read More

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TheHorse.com Thoroughbred Adoption List Nears 100 Mark

March 05, 2009

We're only seven horses away from hitting the milestone of 100 horses finding new homes through TheHorse.com's Thoroughbred Adoption Service.

Launched in November 2008, 93... Read More

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BLM Declines Wild Horse Refuge Offer

March 04, 2009

Officials with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have declined Madeleine Pickens' proposal to create a refuge for as many as 30,000 wild horses on grounds that the plan is not viable under current federal law.... Read More

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GI Field Test Now Available from Vets

March 04, 2009

The Succeed Equine Fecal Blood Test (FBT) is now available through veterinarians, according to Freedom Health LLC. The company had stopped production of the FBT in early 2008, citing manufacturing problems. The new FBT--a field test to help... Read More

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Take a Virtual Trip to the Equine ER

March 04, 2009

Author Leslie Guttman has spent the last year as the proverbial "fly on the wall," taking in the sights, sounds, and actions at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. As she prepares for the August 2009 release of her book Equine ER: A Year in th... Read More

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Traffic, Opposition Result in Rome Carriage Ban

March 03, 2009

Weekday tourists to Rome's historic center will no longer enjoy the sights at a horse's pace.

City authorities have withdrawn carriage licenses following opposition by animal rights activists, combined with several equine deaths in 200... Read More

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British Horse Society to Launch Responsible Breeding Campaign

March 03, 2009

The British Horse Society (BHS) has announced plans to launch a Responsible Breeding Campaign later this year. The campaign is sponsored by South Essex Insurance Brokers.

In a statement, the group said they are alarmed by the number of... Read More

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USEF Drug and Medication Group Clarifies Liniment Status

March 03, 2009

Recently, there have been some questions directed to the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Equine Drugs and Medications Program related to the use of liniments. The specific liniments in question are:

Equi-Block Liniments by... Read More

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Churchill Downs Implements Safety and Welfare Plan

March 02, 2009

Churchill Downs Incorporated has announced a series of new rules and policies designed to enhance the safety and welfare of jockeys and horses. The measures will be in place at Churchill Downs racetrack in advance of the this year's Kentucky... Read More

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New on TheHorse.com Blogs

March 02, 2009

Have you checked out the blogs on TheHorse.com lately? Since their launch in January, we've shared personal stories and news from around the world.

Here's a review of some of the blog options... Read More

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Equine Welfare Challenges

March 01, 2009

Last year welfare of the horse in the United States reached the consciousness of not only the industry, but also the general public. The horse and veterinary industries have long addressed issues of equine welfare as it relates to competition, and... Read More

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BLM Horses: What's Their Future?

March 01, 2009

What are the problems with managing BLM horses, and what solutions are agencies and advocates presenting?

In October 2008 wild horse protection advocates, scientists, and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Deputy Director... Read More

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Managing the Easy Keeper

March 01, 2009

Much like humans, horses need a proper diet and adequate exercise to maintain a healthy body weight.... Read More

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Charges Filed in Canada Horse Abandonment Case

February 27, 2009

An Edmonton, Alberta, lawyer has been charged with three counts of animal cruelty after abandoning his two horses in the British Columbia wilderness last year.

On the recommendation of the British Columbia (B.C.) SPCA, Frank Mackay was... Read More

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Adoption Programs to Brand Horses

February 26, 2009

ReRun, the Thoroughbred adoption program headquartered in New Jersey, will be freeze branding its horses to protect them from getting into the wrong hands. Joining ReRun in this initiative is Kentucky Equine Humane Center (KyEHC) and Mylestone... Read More

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Montana House Backs Slaughter Bill

February 26, 2009

The Montana House of Representatives strongly endorsed a bill Feb. 24 that paves the way for construction of a horse slaughterhouse in Montana and aims to bring the industry back to the United States (Read More

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Equine Welfare Brochure Available to AAEP Members

February 25, 2009

Equine welfare is one of the major focus areas of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). In recent months, the topic of equine welfare has further grown in importance due to the increasing number of unwanted horses.... Read More

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Australia Bushfires: Groups See to Horse Health, Care

February 25, 2009

As uncontrolled bushfires continue to sweep through the Australian state of Victoria, horse health and rescue aid associations are working round the clock to keep up with the expanding need for emergency equine care.

The fires have... Read More