Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Sweet Catomine Retired; Will Be Bred to A.P. Indy

April 21, 2005

The 2004 2-year-old filly champion, Sweet Catomine, whose fifth-place finish as the favorite in the April 9 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) was followed by a controversy over her physical condition, has been retired.

"After the Santa Anita... Read More

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Summit Charts Historic Course for Unwanted Horses

April 20, 2005

More than 25 equine-industry organizations and one U.S. congressman participated in the nation's first-ever Unwanted Horse Summit on Tuesday, April 19, in Washington, D.C. Hosted by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP),... Read More

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Facchiano Receives NIAA Chairman's Award

April 13, 2005

The National Institute for Animal Agriculture's (NIAA) 2005 Chairman's Award was presented to J. Amelita Facchiano, of GlobalVetLink, during the organization's annual recognition banquet on April 5 in St. Paul, Minn.

The Chairman's Award... Read More

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Pointing Fingers?

April 01, 2005

Originally the reason to cover the plight of working horses in Mexico was to open the eyes of U.S. owners to the fact that our horses don't have it too bad in this country, despite any disagreements we have on equine welfare issues. We also... Read More

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Recognizing and Responding to Neglect

April 01, 2005

Equine veterinarians are in a unique position to recognize neglect or the potential for neglect in horses. They have direct access to horses and horse property, and they get to know horses and their owners by providing care for many years. As... Read More

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U.S. Outreach Needed

April 01, 2005

There is a growing awareness in the equine community of unwanted, neglected, and mistreated horses. At the 2004 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) meeting, an entire session was devoted to a discussion of the "Unwanted Horse."... Read More

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Welfare in Mexico

April 01, 2005

Mexico is truly a land of enchantment. Pristine beaches in places with names like Acapulco and Cancun entice visitors, many of them very wealthy, from around the world. Scenic mountains tower over part of the land. Blue skies and balmy... Read More

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Horse Slaughter Legislation Reintroduced

April 01, 2005

The Horse Slaughter Prevention Act has been reintroduced to Congress as bill H.R. 503. Congressman John Sweeney of New York is the lead sponsor of H.R. 503 and introduced the bill on Feb. 1 as "A bill to amend the Horse Protection Act to prohibi... Read More

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Olympic Appeal Over Drugs

April 01, 2005

According to the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI), German Olympian Ludger Beerbaum filed an appeal on Feb. 3 with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the decision taken by the FEI Judicial Committee. The committe... Read More

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Jurisdictions Begin Milkshake Testing

April 01, 2005

Following recommendations issued in January by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium, several racing jurisdictions have approved plans to test horses for evidence of "milkshaking" or excess levels of total carbon dioxide (TCO2)... Read More

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Rutgers Annual NAERIC Yearling Benefit Auction

April 01, 2005

Twelve Belgian/Quarter Horse cross yearlings will be sold on May 1, 2005, at the sixth annual auction of its kind to benefit the Rutgers Cook College Young Horse Teaching and Research Program in New Brunswick, N.J.

The annual selection and... Read More

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Athens Gold Medalist Cian O'Connor Disqualified

March 29, 2005

Following a hearing held in Zurich, Switzerland, on March 27, the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) Judicial Committee determined that there had been a breach of FEI General Regulations Art. 146.2 at the 2004 Olympic Games in... Read More

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Maryland Officials Respond to Equine Health Concerns in Howard County

March 25, 2005

Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) veterinarians are responding to concerns regarding three horses euthanatized due to illness in Columbia, Md.

Private veterinarians contacted MDA's veterinarians and are working closely with... Read More

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Wild Horse Dispersal Under New Legislation

March 21, 2005

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has begun selling the wild horses and burros under its care due to the new stipulations of the amended 1971 Wild Horse and Burro Act.

The first group to benefit from the new legislation was Wild Horses... Read More

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The AAEP Announces Unwanted Horse Summit Participants

March 21, 2005

Bringing together the equine industry's major organizations for the first time to address the issue of unwanted horses, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) will host a one-day Unwanted Horse Summit onTuesday, April 19 during... Read More

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Thoroughbred Breeders Look Out for an Old Friend

March 17, 2005

When Patricia and Richard Lenihan sold a horse they bred along with a partner at a 1998 2-year-old sale at Timonium for $80,000, they never forgot about the colt who would be named Holmdel. They watched with delight as he finished third in the... Read More

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Filly Helped by "Equine Walker" Recovering Nicely

March 14, 2005

An "equine walker" that was designed and built in 24 hours by a caring veterinarian and a skilled blacksmith has successfully assisted a severely malnourished filly to recovery. The filly is walking on her own and recovering remarkably, says... Read More

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ReRun Moves to New Jersey

March 09, 2005

ReRun, Inc., the national non-profit Thoroughbred adoption group, has announced its recent incorporation in New Jersey. Originally founded in 1999 in Kentucky by Lori Neagle and Shon Wylie, ReRun has placed over 300 Thoroughbreds in adoptive... Read More

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Attending Veterinarian Discusses "Whisper Syndrome"

March 08, 2005

The following statement was posted on the "Whisper Syndrome" message board yesterday (http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/whisper_syndrome/). It was made by Thac... Read More

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Kentucky Breed Development Incentives Almost Home

March 08, 2005

A proposal to create breeders' incentive funds and a modification of the tax on yearlings and 2-year-olds was slated for passage March 8 as part Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher's tax modernization and budget package.

The House and Senate... Read More

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Equine Star of Seabiscuit Film Passes

March 07, 2005

His registered name was "I Two Step Too," but to thousands of people who fell in love with him, he became known as "Seabiscuit," after the movie in which he starred. I Two Step Too was euthanatized today at the Kentucky Horse Park after battling... Read More

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Drug Testing

March 03, 2005

Controversy over medication and drug testing has been around since organized equine competitions came into being. There has always been more disagreement than agreement among the various factions involved, and more contention than harmony. Drug... Read More

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Care and Welfare

March 03, 2005

Twenty-four, seven--that's what caring for horses entails. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, horses are the responsibility of someone. And that's if they are young and healthy, turned out, and don't need special care. If they have... Read More

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Risk Factors for Horse Falls in U.K. Hurdle and Steeplechase Racing

March 03, 2005

It is well documented that the equine fatality rate for hurdling and steeplechase racing is significantly higher than that of flat racing. The disparity in fatality rates is likely due to the fact that the types of injuries sustained in jump... Read More

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U.S. Horse Abuse Cases in January

March 03, 2005

Numerous horse abuse cases have been reported during the month of January throughout the United States.

  • Miami, Fla., humane officials are working with the unnamed owner of five malnourished horses removed from his property on Jan. 4. On... Read More