Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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AQHA Director Testifies Before Agriculture Subcommittee

May 10, 2007

The American Quarter Horse Association testified Tuesday, May 8, before the U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry on the welfare of animals in agriculture.

The Subcommittee heard testimony... Read More

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Incentive Program Available for MSEDA Event Horses

May 10, 2007

Freedom Health, LLC, has expanded the Succeed Challenge Series to include a year-end award for members of the MidSouth Eventing and Dressage Association (MSEDA) who compete in selected horse trial events sanctioned by the organization during the... Read More

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Oregon Animals to be Included in State Disaster Plans

May 09, 2007

Oregon's pets, service animals, and farm animals will now be included in state disaster plans. Governor Ted Kulongoski signed the bill into law on May 7.

The "Animals in Disaster" legislation (S.B. 570) passed the state House 53-5 in... Read More

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Belgrade Rolling Stones Gig Relocated from Track to Park

May 09, 2007

A planned Rolling Stones concert in Belgrade will not take place at the city's racetrack to avoid upsetting hundreds of horses stabled nearby.

The July 14 concert will now take place in a vast public park in the Serbian capital, Raka Maric of... Read More

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Illinois Slaughter Bill Passed in Senate Committee

May 08, 2007

An Illinois Senate Committee voted 7-0 on May 8 to pass a bill banning horse slaughter for human consumption. The Humane Society of the United States applauded the Senate Committee and urged the full Senate to pass the legislation.

The bill... Read More

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Horse Slaughter to Resume In Illinois

May 07, 2007

As the result of a federal court ruling, the horse slaughter plant in DeKalb, Ill., will temporarily be able to resume business.

In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit May 1 granted Cavel... Read More

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BLM Hosting Wild Horse and Burro Adoption in Michigan

May 07, 2007

The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States will be hosting a horse and burro adoption event this month in Michigan. More than 60 horses and a few burros will be available.

Animals will be available for viewin... Read More

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Horse Deaths Increase at Closing Bay Meadows

May 06, 2007

Twenty-five horses died while racing or practicing at the Bay Meadows track this spring, nine more than incurred fatal injuries over an 11-month period that state regulators studied previously.

The California Horse Racing Board, which is... Read More

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Iowa Woman Searches for Horses' Owner

May 05, 2007

If you're missing nine friendly horses, Jane Paulsen hopes you'll come check out her eastern Iowa farm.

She says the horses showed up at her place south of Solon, Iowa, at dusk on Wednesday.

Paulsen says she and her husband, Lanc... Read More

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More Rain Expected in Louisville Friday, Saturday

May 04, 2007

People may have been anticipating summer-like temperatures this weekend in Louisville, but those planning to attend this year's Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby had better brace themselves for the strong possibility of rain.

As of 8:09... Read More

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Derby Horses Tested for EPO

May 04, 2007

The 20 starters for the May 5 Kentucky Derby were tested for the performance-enhancing drug erythropoietin (EPO) May 2.

John Veitch, chief steward for the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority, said the tests were administrated between 10 a.m.... Read More

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Texas A&M Equine Research Provides Insight on Racing Injuries

May 02, 2007

Research at Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary and Biomedical Medicine is focused on reducing injuries such as that which befell Barbaro--and some that aren't quite so apparent.

"There's a lot of concern about racing injuries,... Read More

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Equine Equity Act Introduced by McConnell

May 01, 2007

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky introduced legislation April 30 designed to promote investment in the horse industry by removing unfair provisions of federal law that favor other investments. The Equine Equity Act of 2007 would reduce the... Read More

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Horse Abandonment

May 01, 2007

Any domestic horse in the United States that doesn't have an owner who is managing the horse on a regular basis is abandoned. All domestic horses start out life in the United States as the property of someone. Even the Bureau of Land Management... Read More

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Stop! You're Killing Me!

May 01, 2007

Linda Jones makes it no secret that Katy is the light of her life. Purchasing the Saddlebred mare six years ago fulfilled a dream Jones had nurtured since childhood. And she was determined to get their relationship off on the right foot. From day... Read More

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McIlwraith Receives Award for Research Accomplishments

April 30, 2007

The Scholarship Impact Award, one of Colorado State University's top annual honors for research accomplishments, was presented to C. Wayne McIlwraith, BVSc, PhD, DSc, FRCVS, Dipl. ACVS, professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences in the... Read More

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Farm Animal Veterinarians on the Decline

April 30, 2007

Public health experts are concerned that a shortage of farm animal veterinarians could lead to disease outbreaks, potentially endangering human health and risking the nation's food supply.

The American Veterinary Medical Association, a grou... Read More

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ISU Creates Copies of Ancient Horse Feet for Exhibit

April 29, 2007

The Idaho Museum of Natural History in eastern Idaho now has two sets of prehistoric horse feet casts.

One will remain at the museum and the other will be part of a traveling exhibit that explains the significance of... Read More

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Accident on the Way to the Slaughterhouse Ends Up Rescuing a Handful of Horses

April 29, 2007

The new foal is so tall he has trouble tucking his long, white legs underneath him to nap.

Considering where he came from, the colt called Baby can rest easy.

New life has sprung from a gruesome middle-of-the-night wreck of a... Read More

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Police Apologize for Horse Poop

April 28, 2007

Fort Lauderdale, Fla., police have apologized after a resident complained that two of the department's horses defecated on the beach.

In an e-mail sent to a Broward County commissioner, a Fort Lauderdale woman said that two officers on... Read More

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Racing Regulators Pass Model Rule on Steroids

April 27, 2007

Regulators attending the Association of Racing Commissioners International annual conference April 26 approved a number of model rules, including the prohibition in horses of nearly all anabolic steroid use.

The proposed anabolic steroid... Read More

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Slaughter Bills Advancing in Congress

April 26, 2007

Congress is moving again to put a stop to the slaughter of horses even after legal rulings that have shut down the country's three slaughter plants.

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee approved a bill banning horse... Read More

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Dump-Pro Truck Insert

April 26, 2007

Dump-Pro is perfect for landscapers, contractors, farmers, and ranchers and has many other uses for the owners of trucks.... Read More

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House Votes to Prevent Commercial Slaughter of Wild Horses, Burros

April 26, 2007

The House voted Thursday to prevent the government from selling off for slaughter any wild horses and burros that roam public lands in the West.

The 277-137 vote would restore a 1971 law preventing the Bureau of Land Management from selling... Read More

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World's Largest Horse Sculpture Proposed in Scotland

April 26, 2007

A plan to create the world's largest horse sculptures is taking shape in the workshop of one of Scotland's leading artists.

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