Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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BLM's Vale, Oregon, District Plans Wild Horse Gather

July 11, 2016

The BLM will gather 100 horses and return 50 to the range to re-establish the appropriate management level.... Read More

Bedding serves two functions: It creates a soft place for horses to lie down and rest. Additionally, it absorbs urine and helps control odor. Bedding options vary by region and can have an impact on your horse’s health.

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Challenging Nature on Equine Infectious Diseases

July 10, 2016

A pathologist shares his thoughts on evolving microbes and how researchers are working to control associated disease.... Read More

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TCA Announces June 2016 Award of Merit Winners

July 10, 2016

Recipients include Michele Rodriguez, Remember Me Rescue, and New Start for Horses/Pennsylvania HBPA.... Read More

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Huffhines Elected to AHC Board of Trustees

July 09, 2016

Craig Huffhines is the executive vice president of the American Quarter Horse Association.... Read More

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Charges Filed in 40-Horse Seizure Case in Virginia

July 08, 2016

Authorities also found the carcasses of four horses on the Nottoway County property.... Read More

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Miniature Horse Basics: Small Size, Big Responsibility

July 08, 2016

If you're considering a Miniature Horse as a pet or companion, remember that a small size doesn't mean less upkeep.... Read More

"'Winnie' always manages to get her ears out of the fly mask," said Kristen. 
Congratulations to "Winnie" and Kristen Mangold for being one of the top three winners in our contest.

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Winners Announced for TheHorse.com's Fly Mask Mishap Contest

July 08, 2016

TheHorse.com Facebook fans selected their favorite "Fly Mask Mishap" photos from the submitted entries. ... Read More

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Grade 1 Winner Halo America Dead at 26

July 08, 2016

The pensioned broodmare was euthanized July 7 at Old Friends due to declining health.... Read More

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FEI Decides on 2015 Endurance Prohibited Substance Case

July 08, 2016

The horse Lunatica tested positive for two prohibited substances: propranolol and dexamethasone.... Read More

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BLM to Present Talk on Wild Horses in Wyoming

July 08, 2016

The event will take place July 9 at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, in Casper.... Read More

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Behaviorist: Train According to Horses' Ethology, Cognition

July 08, 2016

Consider horses' unique abilities and needs to carry out welfare-friendly, efficient training, one researcher says.... Read More

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First Right of Refusal in Horse Sale Contracts

July 07, 2016

What happens if you buy a horse but the seller hasn't honored a first-right-of-refusal contract with the previous owner?... Read More

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Brennan Equine Welfare Fund Announces 2016 Grants

July 07, 2016

Thirteen equine rescue, rehabilitation, retirement, retraining, and placement facilities received funds.... Read More

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New Resistance Genes: What's the Threat to Horses?

July 07, 2016

A recently discovered resistance gene in bacteria has focused attention on emerging multidrug resistance.... Read More

(left to right) FEI Secretary General Sabrina Ibáñez, FEI President Ingmar De Vos, AEF President Sang Jin Park, and AEF Secretary General Sunny Hwang, at the memorandum of understanding signing in Seoul, South Korea.

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Asian Equestrian Federation Signs MOU With FEI

July 07, 2016

The AEF, founded in 1978, is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, and has 34 member national federations.... Read More

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My Horse's Vet Bill is How Much?

July 07, 2016

Understand the costs of veterinary care before you're faced with a sick or injured horse.... Read More

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Horse Dies in Massachusetts Barn Fire

July 06, 2016

Firefighters were able to rescue 11 of the 12 horses that were in the barn at the time of the fire.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, First Quarter 2016

July 05, 2016

Diagnosed diseases include vesicular stomatitis, EHV, strangles, influenza, piroplasmosis, rabies, and more.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Is Your Horse Insured?

July 05, 2016

Of the 448 respondents, only 87 (19%) said they currently have medical or mortality insurance on their horses.... Read More

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AHC Issues Forum: Time to Ride, Microchipping, and More

July 05, 2016

The American Horse Council's (AHC) Annual Meeting wrapped up on June 14 with the National Issues Forum.... Read More

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Tickets on Sale for 2016 Thoroughbred Makeover, Symposium

July 03, 2016

The event will take place Oct. 27-30 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.... Read More

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Rood & Riddle is 2016 Breeders' Cup Official Equine Hospital

July 02, 2016

The clinic will also serve as title sponsor of the Breeders' Cup Post-Position Draw.... Read More

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Ruidoso Downs EHV Quarantine Released

July 01, 2016

The release comes after 14 days with no new EHV-1 cases.... Read More

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Ontario Large Animal Rescue Training Provides Hands-On Tips

July 01, 2016

The course focused on the safe transfer and handling of horses and other large animals in emergency situations.... Read More

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LNJ Foxwoods Establishes Fund to Assist Mercer County Horses

July 01, 2016

The fund will be administered by Thoroughbred Charities of America and will provide for the horses' immediate needs.... Read More