Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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AVMA Members Advocate for Federal Legislation

February 14, 2014

AVMA representatives gathered to educate the nation's policymakers on some equine-specific legislation.... Read More

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Legislation Filed in Response to Connecticut Horse Bite Case

February 14, 2014

Connecticut's governor introduced legislation that would prohibit horses from being considered vicious.... Read More

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Truesdail Labs to Handle Maryland Racehorse Drug Tests

February 13, 2014

Truesdail will analyze all urine and blood specimens taken from horses competing at Maryland races.... Read More

Alan Guthrie, BVSc, MedVet, PhD, director of the University of Pretoria's Equine Research Centre, in South Africa, checks out some of the harness equipment constructed at The Donkey Sanctuary's facility in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia.

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Working Equid Disease: A South African Vet's Perspective

February 13, 2014

Veterinarians must consider both athletic and working horses when preventing equine disease in South Africa.... Read More

Andrew Finding, chair of the Endurance Strategic Planning Group, addressed attendees at the endurance conference on Sunday, where broad consensus was reached on the way forward for the sport.

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FEI Receives Positive Response to Endurance Strategic Plan

February 12, 2014

A team of veterinary surgeons also held its own scientifically based review and shared its views.... Read More

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Carriage Horse Controversy Extends Beyond New York City

February 12, 2014

The ordinance that would ban horse-drawn carriages in New York City has not yet reached the city council.... Read More

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KHC Announces 2014 Kentucky Round Up

February 12, 2014

The Kentucky Round Up 2014 has activities for families, children, novice horse owners and advanced horsemen. ... Read More

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Court Says Florida Barrel Racing License in Violation

February 11, 2014

A state appeals court upheld a ruling that the Florida DPMW violated a state rule-making process.... Read More

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Jackson Sentenced in Arkansas for SAU Horse Thefts

February 11, 2014

A judge sentenced Jackson to serve two consecutive 5-year sentences in connection with the case.... Read More

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What's in a Test?

February 10, 2014

Diagnostic testing is rarely a one-size-fits-all proposition. Here's what you need to know. ... Read More

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Kansas Horse Shooter Sought

February 10, 2014

Kansas law enforcement authorities are seeking whoever shot a pair of horses found dead in Douglas County.... Read More

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Unwanted Horse Coalition: 2013 Year in Review

February 09, 2014

The UHC works to fulfill its mission to reduce the number of unwanted horses and to improve equid welfare.... Read More

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Penn Extension Offers 'Hidden Hazards' Owner Seminar

February 09, 2014

Topics will include feeding, tick-borne disease, and stress.... Read More

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University of Tennessee to Host Equine Podiatry Conference

February 08, 2014

The inaugural conference for veterinarians and farriers will take place on Mar. 8.... Read More

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The 49th Equine Affaire Offers Shopping, Education, and Fun

February 08, 2014

The event will take place April 10-13, 2014, at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus.... Read More

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ASPCA Grants $1.4 Million to Assist Equine Groups in 2013

February 07, 2014

The ASPCA awarded approximately $1.4 million to support equine in 43 states and the District of Columbia.... Read More

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Participation Sought for Show Horse Welfare Survey

February 06, 2014

Researchers are seeking participation in a survey connected to their study of stock-type show horse welfare.... Read More

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Authorities Seize Texas Horse Herd

February 06, 2014

Twenty-four allegedly malnourished horses and a donkey are receiving rehabilitative care after being seized.... Read More

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Considerations for Managing Emaciated Horses

February 05, 2014

Body condition affects a horse's health status. Learn about specific health concerns for emaciated horses.... Read More

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BLM Seeking Comment on Proposed Wyo. Wild Horse Ecosanctuary

February 05, 2014

The BLM initiated a 30-day public scoping period regarding proposed wild horse ecosanctuary in Wyoming.... Read More

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Minnesota to Hold Unwanted Horse Summit

February 03, 2014

Reasons, costs, and solutions for the increase in unwanted horses will be discussed at the March 8 summit.... Read More

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BLM Seeks Shooters in Burro Case

February 03, 2014

The BLM is hoping the public can help identify those responsible for the shooting deaths of two wild burros.... Read More

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When Is Medication Uniformity Not Really Uniformity?

February 03, 2014

Stakeholders are learning how difficult it can be to achieve uniformity, even with basic regulations.... Read More

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Equine Guelph Launches 'Full-Circle Responsibility'

February 02, 2014

The group hopes to help owners develop the skills to make management decisions to support horses' well-being.... Read More

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Arianne Hagwood Awarded Mustang Magic Championship

February 02, 2014

Hagwood and 6-year-old mustang mare Amy were named champions of the freestyle finals and were awarded $3,500.... Read More