Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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USEF Launches Customer Care Center

February 07, 2008

As the United States Equestrian Federation’s (USEF) membership base continues to grow and the equestrian community relies more on information from the USEF, a focus on customer service becomes increasingly important. To address this need, the USEF... Read More

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North Carolina Programs Aim to Avert Hay Crisis

February 06, 2008

A state program to bring hay bales from as far away to Canada to North Carolina is helping cattle and horse farmers during the prolonged drought, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler said Tuesday.

"We may be rounding the curve as far as a... Read More

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AQHA Sets Guidelines for Equioxx Use

February 06, 2008

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Executive Committee approved the use of Equioxx (firocoxib) effective Jan. 1, 2008, giving competitors across the country another option for relieving equine osteoarthritis pain and inflammation.... Read More

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BLM to Offer More Than 70 Horses at Ohio Sale

February 06, 2008

The Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States (BLM-ES) on Feb. 16 will offer approximately 70 wild horses ranging from yearlings to 5-year-olds, and possibly a few burros, for adoption at the Cooper Arena at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio.... Read More

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Readers Respond: Proposed Slaughter Incentive

February 06, 2008

More than 3,100 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Would you have supported the proposed South Dakota horse slaughter plant incentive?"

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SmartPak Store Hosts Discussion on Gastrointestinal Disease

February 06, 2008

Horse owners gathered Jan. 9 at the SmartPak Retail Store in Natick, Mass., to hear a presentation on equine colic by Lydia Gray, DVM, MA, medical director/staff veterinarian for SmartPak.

Gray provided a summary of a lecture from the 2007... Read More

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Indiana Sticking with Racehorse Steroid Regulation Plan

February 05, 2008

Indiana is moving forward with plans to implement regulation and testing of anabolic steroids in racehorses April 1.

There has been much talk regarding the uniform implementation of anabolic steroid regulations around the country. While the... Read More

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Police Force to Pay for Detaining Seized Horse

February 05, 2008

A police force in Britain will have to pay damages of £80,000 (around $157,000) for wrongfully detaining a seized horse, The Lancashire Evening... Read More

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Donkey Rescue Looking to Expand

February 04, 2008

Instead of finding homes for abandoned dogs or cats, one animal rescue group is asking Minnesotans to adopt donkeys.

Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue has more than 1,000 donkeys, including abused and neglected domestic donkeys and wild burros.... Read More

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Regulator: Stop Steroid Use Now

February 03, 2008

A national regulator said uniform implementation of regulations for anabolic steroids in racehorses isn’t practical and suggested horsemen “come clean to the races” voluntarily beginning April 1.

Ed Martin, president of the Association of... Read More

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Racing Group Endorses Deadline for Steroid Rule Adoption

February 01, 2008

Members of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium haven't backed away from a call for regulation of anabolic steroids in racehorses, but on Jan. 31 they endorsed a Dec. 31, 2008, deadline for nationwide adoption of a model rule.

The move... Read More

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Judge Awards Seized Virginia Horses to County

February 01, 2008

A Loudoun County general district judge determined at a hearing held Jan. 30 that 48 seized Thoroughbreds will remain in county custody. The horses were seized in a raid on a Middleburg, Va., farm on Jan. 22, after local officials and... Read More

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Kentucky Teens Sentenced in Horse Shooting Incident

February 01, 2008

Two Pike County, Ky., teenagers are behind bars for charges connected with a 2007 shooting spree that left three horses dead and another eight injured. The pair appeared in court in Pike County on Jan. 31 after their... Read More

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Michigan State Hosting Talk on Joint Injections

February 01, 2008

Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine will be hosting an equine health lecture on the use and abuse of intra-articular joint treatments.

The seminar will take place Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Veterinary... Read More

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NuTopicals Heal-A-Horse Kit

February 01, 2008

This three step wound care system is packaged for the barn, tack box, or trailer. The kit contains the ingredients for antiseptic cleansing of a wound, a spray to help keep the wound free from infection... Read More

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New Commissioners Appointed to Texas Animal Health Group

January 31, 2008

Gov. Rick Perry appointed Ernie Morales of Devine as presiding officer of the Texas Animal Health Commission. He also appointed six new members for terms to expire Sept. 6, 2013. The commission works to protect and enhance the health of animal... Read More

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New Trial Monday for Teens Charged in Horse Shootings

January 31, 2008

Two teens charged after an alleged shooting spree that killed three horses are suing an eastern Kentucky television station and a reporter for identifying them before they were charged as adults.

The lawsuit says the Pike County sheriff's... Read More

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Unwanted Horse Coalition Offering Resources for Horse Owners

January 30, 2008

Recent articles in prominent newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times have reported on an apparent increase in the numbers of unwanted horses.... Read More

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Charges Pending on Horses Seized from Virginia Farm

January 30, 2008

Loudoun County, Va., officials seized 48 horses from a Middleburg farm, and animal cruelty charges could be on the horizon for the horses' owners. Officials said many of the horses were emaciated, standing in areas covered by their own feces, an... Read More

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South Dakota Legislators Kill Slaughter Incentive Bill

January 29, 2008

A bill that would make a state-funded loan of up to $1 million available to construct a horse slaughtering facility in South Dakota is no longer under consideration.

A spokesperson for Sen. Jay Duenwald, chair of the state's Senate Agriculture... Read More

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Animal Disaster Planning Legislation Introduced in Washington State

January 28, 2008

According to a statement released by The Humane Society of the United States, more than 1,200 animals died during the recent floods that ravaged southwest Washington State. The majority were farm animals and horses that could not escape and... Read More

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More Than 300 Horses Placed by New Vocations in 2007

January 28, 2008

New Vocations placed more than 300 retired racehorses in new homes in 2007. The organization matches retired Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds with new homes throughout the Central and Eastern United States.

"A market flooded with... Read More

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Horse Euthanatized After Fair Grounds Fall

January 27, 2008

A jockey was thrown from his horse and injured in the 10th race Saturday at the Fair Grounds. The horse was euthanatized because of an injury to its right front leg, according to a news release from the race track.

It said John Jacinto, 31,... Read More

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South Dakota Legislators to Consider Horse Slaughter Plant Incentive

January 27, 2008

A bill that would make a state-funded loan of up to $1 million available to construct a horse slaughtering facility in South Dakota is scheduled for a hearing in the state's Senate Agriculture Committee on Tuesday (Jan. 29).

The bill, known as... Read More

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Model Rule on Steroid Use Blasted

January 26, 2008

The model rule regulating use of anabolic steroids in racehorses is flawed and not based on scientific evidence, and the current state-by-state roll out of the regulations is problematic, horsemen’s representatives said Jan. 25.

The issue,... Read More