Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Pack of Dogs Attack Pet Donkey, Sheep on Florida Farm

August 26, 2007

A veterinarian is tending the wounds of three lambs after a pack of dogs attacked a small herd of sheep and a pet donkey on a Davie Fla., farm. Suzy Sarna says she found the donkey named Leopold floating in a pond on her farm with bites all over... Read More

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Man Drives into Mounted Police Officer

August 26, 2007

A Brandon, Fla., man is facing a DUI charge after driving his vehicle into a mounted Tampa police officer and his horse early this morning (Aug. 26).

Authorities say plainclothes officers first approached the man on foot as he was sittin... Read More

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Equine Influenza Halts Aussie Racing

August 25, 2007

Racetracks across Australia were all but shut down Saturday, the country's richest horse race is in doubt and losses could total more than a billion dollars after an outbreak of equine influenza.

The highly contagious equine virus was... Read More

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West Virginia Horse Trainer Pleads No Contest to Animal Abuse

August 25, 2007

A veteran horse trainer in Jefferson County, W.Va., has pleaded no contest to one count of animal cruelty.

Dennis Danley, 54, also agreed to give up his horses and stay out of the breeding business for at least five... Read More

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Tennessee Offering Cost Share Program for Hay Storage Buildings

August 24, 2007

Despite drought conditions that have devastated pastures and hay production in Tennessee, demand by farmers is strong for cost share assistance to build hay storage structures, according to the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.

Sinc... Read More

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University of Findlay Horses Fine Following Flood

August 24, 2007

The horses used in the University of Findlay's equestrian studies program stayed high and dry during flooding that submerged much of the town, according to David W. Duncan, business manager at the James L. Child Jr. Equestrian Complex.

The... Read More

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Group Calling for Vet Exam of Allegedly Neglected Lipizzaners

August 24, 2007

An animal rights group Friday called for an international team of vets to examine dozens of famed Lipizzaner horses it says face starvation while Serbia and Croatia argue over their ownership.

The Belgrade-based "Freedom for Animals" group... Read More

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Vet Suspended from Tracks for Noncompliance in Venom Investigation

August 23, 2007

Dr. Rod Stewart, a veterinarian for racehorse trainer Patrick Biancone, was suspended by the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority for failing to comply with an order to turn over his computer and records to state stewards.

Stewards requested the... Read More

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Reporting Adverse Drug Effects

August 23, 2007

Horses have their own unique physiological makeup that reacts to therapeutic medications differently. ... Read More

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Kentucky Drug Council Supports Regulation of Steroids

August 23, 2007

The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council supports the regulation of anabolic steroids in horses at racetracks and auctions in the state, but requested further explanation of withdrawal times and other testing-related issues in the model rule... Read More

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New Mexico Second State to Mandate Racing 'Safety Reins'

August 22, 2007

New Mexico became the second state to adopt a "safety reins" rule when the New Mexico Racing Commission approved the measure Aug. 21. The Ohio State Racing Commission adopted a similar rule in March.

The New Mexico regulation will take... Read More

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Illinois BLM Facility Holding Wild Horse Adoption Event

August 22, 2007

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will host a Wild Horse and Burro Celebration at the Ewing, Ill., holding facility on Sept. 7 and 8, 2007. There will be 150 animals available for adoption, including yearlings, mares, mare-foal pairs, studs,... Read More

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State of the Industry: Welfare Organizations

August 21, 2007

The Horse contacted more than 100 industry and welfare groups in North America from the list in The Horse Source industry directory to ask them specific questions regarding their organizations, how they serve the horse, and what... Read More

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Wild Horse and Burro Adoption to be Held in South Carolina

August 21, 2007

The Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States (BLM-ES) will hold a special wild horse and burro adoption at Clemson University's T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena in Clemson, S.C.

There will be about 80 horses and a few... Read More

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Texas Prepares for Effects of Hurricane Dean

August 20, 2007

Officials opened emergency operations centers, moved inmates to prisons deeper inland and passed out sandbags along portions of the Texas coast as Hurricane Dean barreled toward the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Dean was several days... Read More

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Animal Cruelty Charges Filed Against Horse Trader

August 19, 2007

A Wanette, Okla., man has been charged with felony cruelty to animals after authorities confiscated more than 100 horses and mules from his property.

Prosecutors allege 61-year-old Charles Edward Johnson failed to provide adequate food, drink,... Read More

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Campers Pull Together to Help a Neglected Horse

August 19, 2007

The story she was told was that he was dumped at an abandoned hotel, with nothing to eat or drink. He subsisted on sawdust.

True or not, the ending to the story of Bones, a male horse believed to be older than 30, is destined to be better than... Read More

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Wild Horse Herd Wins Reprieve

August 18, 2007

Hundreds of wild horses and burros slated for roundup at a national wildlife refuge along the Nevada-Oregon line will continue to roam free, at least for now, to the relief of wild horse advocates and dismay of some other environmentalists and... Read More

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Deadline Nearing for Hoof Boot Video Contest

August 18, 2007

There are only two weeks left to enter a contest held by EasyCare Inc. Entrants can submit their own “booting tips or commercials” to EasyCare via YouTube.com. Videos should depict or illustrates how to use EasyCare Hoof Boots, or show EasyCare... Read More

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Equine Vets Participate in Wet Labs at Hambletonian Festival

August 17, 2007

Equine veterinarians from around the country gathered during the first week of August to participate in a wide range of educational seminars during the 2007 Hambletonian Festival of Racing, sponsored, in part, by Pfizer Animal Health. This was... Read More

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Chase to Oversee Horse Council Communications

August 17, 2007

Sarah A. Chase is joining the staff of the American Horse Council as the new director of communications for the Washington, D.C.-based organization.

Chase, who has served as director of the Washington office of a major national consumer group,... Read More

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Hurricane Dean Strengthens to Category 3; Could Hit Texas

August 17, 2007

Hurricane Dean strengthened into a Category 3 storm and tore through the eastern Caribbean on Friday, ripping the roofs from a hospital and homes, and flooding buildings with rain and seawater.

With 125 mph winds, the first hurricane of the... Read More

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Horse OK After Being Struck with Hatchet

August 16, 2007

A horse in Adams, Tenn., is expected to recover after it was found Wednesday with a hatchet stuck in its skull between the eyes. The hatchet used for cutting tobacco plants was removed by veterinarian Dan Hitch, who stitched up the wound. The... Read More

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USEF Initiates Equine Disaster Relief Fund

August 16, 2007

Back-to-back hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 catapulted equine enthusiasts from around the country into a... Read More

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BenZoylEcgonine Thresholds in Horse Urine

August 15, 2007

In 1985, the Kentucky Racing Commission directed the Equine Pharmacology program at the University of Kentucky to work on improving testing for performance-enhancing drugs. The outcome was the introduction of Enzyme-Linked-ImmunoSorbant Assay... Read More