Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Larger Than Life: The Budweiser Clydesdales

January 01, 2007

Icon? Sentiment? A wish for simpler times? Harnessing of strength and power? What is it that makes the Budweiser Clydesdales so popular among people the world over? Even people who have never touched a horse exclaim in awe when they first see one o... Read More

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2006: A Year in Equine Health News

January 01, 2007

As 2006 rides into the sunset, the staff of The Horse takes a look back at the biggest and most beloved stories of the year.

These are the most newsworthy events and advances in equine health care featured in the magazine in 2006:... Read More

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Riders Invited to Join Best of America by Horseback Tour

January 01, 2007

The national television show, Best of America by Horseback, has announced today its dates and schedule for their 2007 Grand Tour of America, inviting trail riders from all over to ride with them on location while filming for their... Read More

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Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Presents Lecture Series

January 01, 2007

In response to the many inquiries we have received, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine is proud to present six educational opportunities for the horse owners of New England. Presented on Wednesday evenings in January, February and... Read More

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Reward Offered for Information on Minn. Horse Shootings

January 01, 2007

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for shooting two horses in Brown County, Minn. in December.... Read More

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Wild Horse And Burro Round-Up To Proceed

January 01, 2007

America's Wild Horse Advocates try to halt the BLM's herd management program

A Las Vegas federal judge has refused to stop the U.S. Bureau of Land Management from rounding up wild horses and burros Tuesday in the Spring Mountains... Read More

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Airplane Kills Horse in Romania

January 01, 2007

A Romanian airplane killed a horse this morning on Bacau Airport (300 km north from Bucharest), reported Read More

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Hall of Fame Trainer Bud Delp Dies

December 31, 2006

(From Maryland Jockey Club)
Hall of Fame trainer Grover G. "Bud" Delp, conditioner of the three-time champion Spectacular Bid, died Friday night at his Ellicott City home due to cancer. He was 74.

There will be no memorial... Read More

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Horse Owners Invited to Louisiana Equine Council Meeting

December 31, 2006

The Louisiana Equine Council Annual Meeting will be held on January 13, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. and will take place at the Riverfront Convention Center in Alexandria.

In addition to the Council's Annual Meeting, the Louisiana Cattlemen's... Read More

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NAHMS: Pony Population Highest in Northeast

December 30, 2006

While full-sized horses account for the vast majority of equids in the United States, donkeys, mules, ponies, and Miniature Horses also factor into the overall equine population. A government study has revealed that the distribution and... Read More

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Pregnant Horse Killed in Car Accident

December 30, 2006

A pregnant horse was killed in Monroe County, N.Y., Thursday (Dec. 28) after being hit by a car.

Police say 17-year-old Ashley Cocuzzi was driving just after midnight when her car struck the mare, which had run into the roadway.... Read More

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Northern California Trainer Rogers Suspended

December 30, 2006

California trainer Allen E. Rogers was suspended by Bay Meadows stewards after a horse in his care tested in excess of the specified level for the 2-(1-hydroxyethyl) promazine, a Class 3 violation.

Swen finished third in the third race a... Read More

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2007 Equine Event Calendar Available Now

December 29, 2006

Farnam is now offering a 2007 Equine Event Calendar, preprinted with holidays and national equine events, including location and Web site address. It is the perfect size to take with you while pursuing your busy schedule. Plus, a window inside... Read More

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Rate of Land Conservation Tripled in Past Five Years

December 29, 2006

Equestrians share a special privilege: the permission to ride over magnificent open spaces on private land. They owe a debt of gratitude to the landowners who have conserved their land for future generations. The good news is that the rate of... Read More

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Okla. Man Charged in Starving Horse Case

December 29, 2006

A Grant County, Okla., man accused of starving horses and dumping more than 30 animal carcasses in a ravine on his farm was charged with seven felony counts of animal cruelty Dec. 19.

George Wesley Gilchrist, 43, was also charged with two... Read More

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WEG Marathon Highlights January Programming on HorseTV

December 29, 2006

The HorseTV Channel's January programming schedule features all new premieres from popular competitions and series including Free Rein: FEI World Equestrian Games 2006, Kleo The Misfit Unicorn, AQHA's Best of the West, FEI World Cup... Read More

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North Dakota Man Enters Plea on Horse Mistreatment Charges

December 28, 2006

A man facing charges in North Dakota for mistreating his horses has been given a deferred sentence and fined in East Central District Court.

Nicholas Paul Bergquist, 59, of West Fargo, entered an Alford plea on Tuesday (Dec. 26) to a... Read More

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EasyCare Inc. Announces Winners in the 2006 $10,000 Hoof Boot Contest

December 28, 2006

Easycare has announced the list of winners in the 2006 EasyCare $10,000 Hoof Boot Contest which ended on Nov. 30. The winners completed rides that included the Tevis Cup, the NSW State Championship 100, and 5-day 250-mile multiday rides like... Read More

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Dead, Neglected Animals Found In Strawberry, Ark.

December 28, 2006

Members of a northeast Arkansas animal rescue organization say they found a "horrendous" situation on a property in the small town of Strawberry.

There, Wanda Turner of Northeast Arkansans for Animals says police and volunteers found dead... Read More

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Actor Edward Norton Injured in Riding Accident

December 28, 2006

Edward Norton says he broke three vertebrae during a horse riding accident on the set of his new romantic drama, "The Painted Veil."

Norton said a horse threw him off while he was galloping before filming a scene for the movie, directed by... Read More

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Calif. Woman Sentenced for Starving 82 Horses

December 28, 2006

A Seville, Calif., woman convicted of starving more than 80 horses on her ranch north of Visalia was sentenced to 10 months in county jail.

A Tulare County Superior Court judge also prohibited Sandra Werner, 61, from keeping any horses... Read More

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Horses and Miniature Donkeys Enhance Effect of South Dakota Nativity

December 27, 2006

Three-year veteran Hank, a Thoroughbred/Quarter Horse cross, is a hit with the kids.

He's one of about 25 animals that are part of Mobridge's annual live Christmas Nativity, said Lauren Russell, Hank's owner.

"The kids like him... Read More

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Equine Neurologic Pathology

December 27, 2006

This is an excerpt from Equine Disease Quarterly, funded by underwriters at Lloyd's, London, brokers, and their Kentucky agents.

Horses are afflicted with a number of central nervous system diseases. Diagnosis of these... Read More

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Woman Abused Horses, Police Say

December 26, 2006

Poor shelter, medical care lead to 77 charges

A woman who allegedly neglected dozens of horses on her western Maryland farm was charged Friday (Dec. 22) with 73 misdemeanor counts of animal abuse and four felony counts of... Read More

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Kiefer Shows Horse Sense at Rodeos

December 26, 2006

Kiefer Sutherland is an Emmy award winner for his role as agent Jack Bauer on "24," but he also holds another prestigious title: rodeo champion.

"What I lacked as a roper and a cowboy I could make up for in horses," the 40-year-old actor... Read More