Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Heads Up!

October 02, 2001

Don’t know about you, but I am asked to work with a number of worthwhile causes each year—human and horse. I’ve gotten better over the years at saying no, just because if you get involved in... Read More

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Wild Horse Overpopulation

October 01, 2001

The wild horse is an animal most of us see as a beautiful, capable, defiant creature, comfortable in his environment and not needing human intervention to survive. However, this is not always the case, at least not in the United States.

Wil... Read More

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PMU Foals Arrive at Ryerss Farm for Adoption

September 28, 2001

On Sept. 6, the usually serene and peaceful atmosphere of Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines, in Pottstown, Pa., was transformed into a spirited playground upon the arrival of 50 new foals. Even after their long journey from a ranch in North Dakota,... Read More

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Nothing But Net: Equine Health Information Online

September 13, 2001

With the explosion of web sites (more than 10 million, and increasing), veterinary information has proliferated. Hundreds of businesses, organizations, institutions, and individuals upload information related to equine health... Read More

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Extruded Feeds

September 13, 2001

The first time you saw extruded feed, you probably thought, "Ick. Dog food!" The nondescript brown lumps do look a lot like your hound's kibble, or some sort of uninspired version of Cocoa Puffs, and in fact they're made by the same process--but... Read More

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Nutrition 101

September 12, 2001

You don't need to be a novice to be confused about the subject of equine nutrition. Many long-time horse owners have never dabbled in the mysteries of feeding because their horses always were kept at boarding stables or managed by... Read More

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Progress and Prognostication

September 12, 2001

The year's end is a time for reflection, and looking ahead. This has been a critical year for the horse industry. We have been blessed with prosperity, and attacked by diseases and animal rights groups. Our horses are healthier than ever before,... Read More

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Pennsylvania Bans Transport of Horses in Multi-Level Vehicles

September 01, 2001

A new law now makes it illegal to transport any "equine animal" in a vehicle with two or more levels stacked on top of one another within the state of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Horse Transport Bill, or House Bill 1139, was signed into law o... Read More

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Welfare, Farrier Groups Advise Caution on Do-It-Yourself Hoofcare

August 01, 2001

The International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH) has issued a statement cautioning enthusiastic horse owners not to tackle their own hoof care work in pursuit of a "natural" unshod hoof. Reacting to the groundswell of popular interes... Read More

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International Livestock Congress Introduces Ranch Horse 101

August 01, 2001

The International Livestock Congress (ILC) will introduce a new and effective change to its line-up of topics during its annual meeting in February 2002 when it modifies its traditional equine forum to focus on issues affecting ranchers and beef... Read More

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"Herbal Advantage" Product Causes Positive Drug Tests

August 01, 2001

An undisclosed number of positive tests for the class 3 drugs phenylpropanoloamine and norpseudoephedrine has prompted the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) to urge trainers to scrutinize any herbal products or food supplements they feed thei... Read More

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NARHA To Receive National Exposure During Breeder's Cup Races

August 01, 2001

The North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) is pleased to announce that it is one of three equine related charities selected to receive approximately 30 spots of national television time. The generous donation of the... Read More

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Ariat Needs Your Assistance In Introducing New Collection

July 27, 2001

The new Ariat Rugged West Collection is about to be introduced in the United States. If you have an interest in writing, photography, video production, advertising or public relations and are under 30 years of age, Ariat is looking for your... Read More

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Relief Comes To Abandoned Horses In Pakistan

July 13, 2001

The first wave of outside assistance has reached Karachi Race Course in Pakistan. On July 1, the Associated Press reported 250 abandoned horses were at the racetrack and had not moved since it closed in March. Many of them were not being cared... Read More

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Ryerss Names New Co-Manager Of Animal Welfare

July 13, 2001

There is a new face at Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines, but it's not of the equine variety.

Ann Quigley was recently welcomed into the Ryerss Farm family as the new co-manager of animal welfare. Quigley oversees the... Read More

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EEE In Florida

July 06, 2001

Florida state agriculture officials are urging citizens to take precautions since a growing number of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) cases in Florida have been diagnosed in horses.

"While the recent rainy weather across the state has... Read More

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Horses Abandoned At Racetrack At Pakistan

July 06, 2001

A racecourse that hosted Pakistan’s largest races has closed, and more than 200 Thoroughbreds there are slowly starving, according to the Associated Press and the International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH).

The racetrack wa... Read More

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Ryerss Farm Seeks Items For Silent Auction

July 06, 2001

It's time for you to help your elders—your equine elders, that is. Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines is actively seeking donations of antiques, artwork, gift certificates, and horse-related items to make its silent auction a success. The fund-raiser... Read More

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Barefoot Benefits

July 01, 2001

We often assume a horse needs shoes without really thinking about why or how that affects a horse's overall health. Yet standard veterinary texts, such as books by James Rooney, DVM, and O.R. Adams, DVM, on... Read More

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Handle Medications Safely

July 01, 2001

Many equine caregivers are giving medications to their horses this time of year for breeding, seasonal training, and competition. Often we take for granted the handling of commonly used substances, with never a thought as to adverse effects on... Read More

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Moroccan Animal Hospital Recipient of Equine Ambulance Program

June 29, 2001

The Equine Centre at the MSPCA Nevins Farm, a pioneer in equine rescue and ambulance services, is expanding the reach of its services internationally. Recently, the Equine Centre, one of the nation’s only open-door shelters for horses and farm... Read More

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Find Rules To Equestrian Sports Online

June 29, 2001

RulesCentral.com has been launched, a site that provides official rules and regulations for thousands of sports and games.

Equestrian rules ranging from driving to vaulting can be found when yo... Read More

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AHSA Announces Proposed Name Change, Board Meeting Arrangements

June 22, 2001

The American Horse Shows Association, Inc. (AHSA) announced June 19 that its directors will consider a change of name for the organization at its Board of Directors meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 10, 2001 in Lexington, KY. The officers and... Read More

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Rio Vista To Give Award To Outstanding Animal Rescue

June 22, 2001

Rescue agencies or individuals active in rehabilitating or saving mistreated horses and dogs are being encouraged to contact Rio Vista Products for details on nominating candidates for their annual Hank Award program. Deadline for entries is... Read More

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Hooved Animal Humane Society Receives New Executive Director

June 22, 2001

The Hooved Animal Humane Society (HAHS) will celebrate its 30th birthday later this year. On June 11, Dr. Lydia Miller joined as the organization’s new executive director, and plans to renew members’ commitment to the mission and planning for 30... Read More