Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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The Veterinarian's Role in Equine Cruelty Prosecutions

February 16, 2017

The equine veterinarian is the prosecutor's most important resource and witness in these cases, one attorney said.... Read More

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Are You Ready for Spring?

February 15, 2017

Join The Horse's Countdown to Spring Challenge and get your horses and farms ready for warmer weather!... Read More

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An Inside Look at Przewalski's Horse Hooves

February 15, 2017

Researching wild and feral horse hooves helps us better understand domestic horse hoof health. ... Read More

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Louisiana Veterinarian Accused of Doping Racehorses

February 15, 2017

Dr. Kyle Hebert allegedly supplied trainers with dermorphin, saying the drug would make horses "focus and run faster."... Read More

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Poll Recap: Pasture Buddies

February 14, 2017

Of the 1,293 poll respondents, 340 (26%) said their horse is turned out with one other horse.... Read More

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AHC Meeting, National Issues Forum Taking Place June 11-14

February 14, 2017

The event will take place at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C.... Read More

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San Diego County, California, Horse Positive for EHV

February 14, 2017

The positive horse was stabled at the HITS Thermal show from Jan. 21 to Feb. 5. The animal is currently quarantined.... Read More

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University of Illinois Adds Farrier Service

February 13, 2017

The university is acquiring Middlefork Forge and the Midwest Horseshoeing School, both located in Illinois.... Read More

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Reward Offered for Information About Utah Horse Shooting

February 12, 2017

Authorities hope a $10,000 cash reward will help identify those responsible for shooting a horse in a pasture in Roy.... Read More

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Brown Named Chair of Gluck Equine Research Foundation

February 12, 2017

Dr. Stuart Brown will take over as chair, and Michael Banahan, of Godolphin's Jonabell Farm, will serve as vice chair.... Read More

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Warm Winter Could Affect Tall Fescue Toxicosis in Broodmares

February 11, 2017

Mild weather could be behind higher-than-average ergovaline concentrations in tall fescue in Central Kentucky pastures.... Read More

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The 2017 Time to Ride Challenge: More Ways to Win

February 11, 2017

The contest's fourth year will bring significant changes including additional cash prizes... Read More

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Ingham County, Michigan, Horse Tests Positive for EHV

February 10, 2017

The horse had only mild clinical signs and is recovering.... Read More

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Kentucky EHV: Keeneland, Turfway Released From Quarantine

February 10, 2017

These quarantine releases mean there are no racing or training facilities in Kentucky under quarantine for EHV-1.... Read More

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BLM to Begin Cedar Mountain Horse Gather, PZP Treatment

February 10, 2017

The BLM will remove 200-300 horses; 200 mares returned to the range will be treated with a fertility control vaccine.... Read More

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Illinois Lab Receives Interim RMTC Accreditation

February 10, 2017

The University of Illinois Analytical Forensic Testing Laboratory performs drug testing for the Illinois Racing Board.... Read More

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Sport Horse Practitioner Mitchell New AAEP Foundation Chair

February 10, 2017

Dr. Rick Mitchell cofounded and practices at Fairfield Equine Associates in Newtown, Connecticut.... Read More

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2017 Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference Takes Place April 5-6

February 10, 2017

Equine lecture topics will include feeding endocrine-challenged horses, allergies, equine aging, supplements, and more.... Read More

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HPA Inspection Reports Removed From APHIS Website

February 10, 2017

Going forward those seeking HPA inspection and enforcement information must submit a Freedom of Information Act request.... Read More

California state animal health officials were deeply involved with the recent equine herpesvirus-1 outbreak at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. Here, a horse waits to enter quarantined isolation.

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The Role of State Officials in Protecting Horse Health

February 08, 2017

Animal health officials help manage disease outbreaks, ensure the health of animals crossing state lines, and more.... Read More

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BLM, University of Wyoming Begin Wild Horse Movement Study

February 08, 2017

Researchers will place GPS collars on up to 30 mares to study migration patterns and herd movements.... Read More

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FEI Addressing Endurance Horse Welfare Issues

February 08, 2017

The FEI requested immediate action following seven endurance horse deaths in the UAE in the last four weeks.... Read More

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How Veterinarians Become Involved in Equine Rescue Cases

February 07, 2017

Take a look at six ways vets might become involved as well as the legal considerations when dealing with these cases.... Read More

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2017 Thoroughbred Makeover Accepts Entries From 578 Trainers

February 07, 2017

Trainers will compete for their share of $100,000 in prize money when the event takes place Oct. 5-8..... Read More

The veterinarian should check the horse’s mouth for any issues or dental abnormalities. These can include evidence of tongue or cheek injury or missing or damaged teeth. This will also give your veterinarian a chance to verify the horse’s age.

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Poll Recap: Equine Dental Exams

February 07, 2017

Of the 911 respondents, 802 (88%) said their horse has had a dental exam or treatment in the past 12 months.... Read More