Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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The Steroid Debate

May 01, 2008

"Steroid" use has made headlines because of abuse in human athletes for the past decade, from Major League Baseball to track and field events. The topic has also become hot in the horse industry, from steroid use for bulking up young horses in... Read More

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High Cost of Hay

May 01, 2008

The cost of horsekeeping continues to go up, but the pleasure of riding a horse still outweighs the financial burden.

Our wish is that you live somewhere that has plentiful pasture, inexpensive hay, and easily obtained... Read More

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Animal Welfare Judging Competition Adds Veterinary Student Division

April 30, 2008

For the first time, veterinary students participated in the Intercollegiate Animal Welfare Judging and Assessment Competition, highlighting the increased attention veterinarians are receiving for their role in ensuring animal welfare.

Now in... Read More

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University of Florida Offers Equine Lameness and Imaging Service

April 30, 2008

A new clinical service at the University of Florida (UF) Veterinary Medical Center offers horse owners full-time expertise in the area of equine lameness and imaging.

"We provide referral MRI procedures to veterinarians and their clients,"... Read More

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Major Horse Shows Booked At New Kentucky Horse Park Arena

April 30, 2008

The Kentucky Horse Park announced several major horse shows that have already signed contracts or are confirmed to host their events beginning in 2009 in the new indoor arena, which is currently under construction.

"Kentucky's investment in... Read More

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Horse Council National Issues Forum Coming Up in June

April 29, 2008

The American Horse Council's 2008 National Issues Forum will be held June 15-18, 2008, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. This year's National Issues Forum will focus on how the horse industry and individual members can... Read More

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Cooperation Needed for Equine Industry Growth

April 29, 2008

Because lack of growth appears to be one of the many issues plaguing the horse industry, the Kentucky International Equine Summit in Lexington hosted an April 28 seminar to tackle the topic and seek solutions.

In a discussion titled "Effort... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Park to Host Equine Adoption Fair

April 29, 2008

The Kentucky Horse Park will host its first John Henry Memorial Equine Adoption Fair on June 28. During this event, adoptable horses of various breeds will be available from several local equine rescue and adoption agencies.

The June 28... Read More

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Horses Removed from California Ranch 'Thriving'

April 29, 2008

While their former owner faces animal neglect charges, most of the 40 horses seized from a Humboldt County, Calif., ranch are thriving, according to Sara Isaacson of Heart of the Redwoods Horse Rescue.

"They've turned the corner," said... Read More

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Podcast Series Available From Rutgers

April 26, 2008

Recognizing the growing trend toward multi-tasking, the Equine Science at Rutgers University in New Jersey has created a series of podcasts for learners "on the run" or on their computers.

Using the latest in learning techniques, the... Read More

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Dover Saddlery and Cross Country International Offer Mother/Daughter Rides

April 26, 2008

Stay five nights at the Mount Juliet Country Estate, a luxurious 32-room hotel built over two hundred years ago. You will enjoy four days of riding with opportunities to train with British Horse Society certified instructors in cross country... Read More

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Paraplegic Takes Cross-Country Horse-Drawn Wagon Trip

April 26, 2008

Longtime racetrack worker and paraplegic Rodney Burnett on April 28 will begin a planned 2,500-mile cross-country trip from Williston, Fla., to the West Coast in a specially built covered wagon. Pulled by a team of Morgan horses, Burnett,... Read More

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The Assure System

April 25, 2008

Assure Guard and Assure Hoof are granulated products designed to be top-dressed on your horses feed either once or twice per day. Both products start your horse on the path to gastro-intestinal stabilization and health.... Read More

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Readers Respond: Shedding Light on Spring Shedding

April 24, 2008

Nearly 2,400 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Do you help your horses shed their winter coats?"

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Washington Horse Rescue Operator Charged with Cruelty

April 24, 2008

The operator of two Washington State horse rescues will be arraigned in King County, Wash., Superior Court on animal cruelty charges April 29.

Dean Solomon, operator of both the former Pacific Equestrian Center and the Washington... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Humane Center Celebrates First Year

April 23, 2008

More than 168 horses in Kentucky have been provided with shelter and other humane assistance during the Kentucky Equine Humane Center's first year of operation.

The Kentucky Equine Humane Center (KyEHC) was established to provide owners with a... Read More

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Trial Date Set for Colorado Rescue Abuse Case

April 23, 2008

A Colorado woman accused of starving more than 20 horses at a rescue facility pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty charges during an appearance in Larimer County District Court yesterday.

According to Linda Jensen, public information office... Read More

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11 Horses Reported Dead in Kentucky Barn Fire

April 21, 2008

Eleven horses died in a barn fire the morning of April 19 at Fabien Ouaki's Fab Oak Stable near Versailles, Ky. The identity of the horses has not been released because of an ongoing investigation.

Details were not immediately available. Th... Read More

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Horse Council, USDA Hosting Unwanted Horse Forum

April 21, 2008

The American Horse Council and the USDA are co-sponsoring a forum called "The Unwanted Horse Issue: What Now?" The all-day forum will be held June 18 at the Department's Jefferson Auditorium in Washington, DC.

The forum will piggy-back... Read More

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New York Museum Exhibit Explores Horse, Human Relationship

April 21, 2008

A new exhibit at New York City's American Museum of Natural History will examine the powerful and continuing relationship between horses and humans and explore the origins of the horse family, extending back more than 50 million years. Opening t... Read More

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Alltech Opens Nutrigenomics Research Facility

April 21, 2008

Representatives of animal health company Alltech cut the ribbon on a new Center for Animal Nutrigenomics and Applied Animal Nutrition at the company's corporate headquarters in Lexington, Ky., on April 20, 2008. This center is dedicate... Read More

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Racing Paint's Winning Streak Ends at 16

April 20, 2008

Trainer Dee Keener sounded apologetic, but that doesn't mean he also wasn't completely thrilled.

Keener's 4-year-old Oklahoma-bred gelding Bust N Moves upset Got Country Grip by a head in the Mr. Lewie Memorial Handicap at Remington Park on... Read More

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Don MacBeth Fund Raises $60,000 at Celebrity Team Penning

April 18, 2008

Emmy Award-winning actor Tim Conway roasts everyone!
Celebrities, jockeys, Thoroughbred industry folks, and guests gathered for a fun evening of team penning on April 14 at the Kentucky Horse Park to raise money for the Don... Read More

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HSUS Publishes Comprehensive Guide on Caring for Horses

April 18, 2008

The Humane Society of the United States Press has announced the release of The Humane Society of the United States Complete Guide to Horse Care, an educational resource for first-time and experienced horse owners. The book includes... Read More

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Last Chance: Free Webinar on Understanding Foal Care Tonight

April 17, 2008

Sign up now to attend TheHorse.com's free live Webinar on Understanding Foal Care... Read More