Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Poll Recap: Therapeutic Saddle Pads

February 23, 2016

Of the 456 respondents, 269 (59%) said they use a therapeutic saddle pad or one that helps their saddle fit better.... Read More

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Varner Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

February 23, 2016

Dr. Dickson Varner will receive the David E. Bartlett Lifetime Achievement Award at the SFT/ACT conference in July.... Read More

Arizona authorities seized two malnourished horses from an owner allegedly unable to care for them.

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Two Malnourished Arizona Horses Seized, One Euthanized

February 22, 2016

The owner allegedly purchased the horses on Craigslist but was unable to care for them.... Read More

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North Carolina Barn Fire Claims Horses

February 22, 2016

Two horses and a dog and her puppies died when a tack room space heater meant to warm the litter started a blaze.... Read More

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Causes of Poor Equine Body Condition in Nicaragua

February 22, 2016

It's nearly impossible to separate simple malnutrition from the presence of other diseases, one veterinarian said. ... Read More

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Time to Ride Challenge to Return with New Incentives in 2016

February 20, 2016

The grassroots competition grew by more than 60% in 2015.... Read More

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Arizona Lifts Turf Paradise Racetrack Quarantine

February 19, 2016

The Arizona Department of Agriculture lifted its quarantine of Turf Paradise Racetrack, in Phoenix, on Feb. 18, 2016.... Read More

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New Guidelines for Assessing Welfare of Equids for Transport

February 19, 2016

The European Commission supported the development of the guidelines on assessing equids' fitness for transport.... Read More

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Alleged Rodeo Horse Abuse Probed in Colorado

February 19, 2016

Authorities are investigating the alleged abuse of a roping horse at the Boulder County Fairgrounds.... Read More

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Jockey Club TIP Creates Youth Ambassador Program

February 19, 2016

The Youth Ambassador Program is designed to expand awareness of the TIP and the versatility of the Thoroughbred.... Read More

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2016 Thoroughbred Makeover Attracts Top Trainers

February 19, 2016

Trainers from the U.S., Canada, and England will acquire and train a recently retired racehorse for this year's event.... Read More

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FEI, EEF Agree to Endurance Measures for 2016 Season

February 18, 2016

The 12 approved measures will be applied for the rest of the United Arab Emirates' endurance season.... Read More

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iPads for Horses? Touch-Screen Technology in Equine Research

February 18, 2016

Touch-screen computers could remove the risk of human influence in research on equine decision-making and actions.... Read More

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Texas A&M's Dr. Josie Coverdale Dies After Car Accident

February 17, 2016

The associate professor in equine science passed away Feb. 13 from injuries sustained in a car accident.... Read More

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Rood & Riddle Expands Veterinary Services in Florida

February 17, 2016

Rood & Riddle will offer hospital services as well as expanded ambulatory services in Wellington.... Read More

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Tauber Elected to AHC Board

February 17, 2016

Chrystine Tauber also currently serves as president of the United States Equestrian Federation.... Read More

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BLM Concludes Eagle-Caliente Complex Emergency Horse Gather

February 17, 2016

The BLM gathered 122 horses from public and private lands adjacent to U.S. Highway 93 and State Route 322 in Nevada.... Read More

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RMTC Hosts Horse Hair Testing Workshop at UC Davis

February 17, 2016

Participants learned how to detect, identify, and analyze anabolic steroids and other substances using hair samples.... Read More

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Poll Recap: EPM Experiences

February 16, 2016

Of the 467 respondents, only 118 (25%) said they have owned a horse with equine protozoal myeloencephalitis. ... Read More

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Idaho BLM Seeks Comments on Motor Vehicles, Horse Management

February 16, 2016

The BLM is seeking public comment for an annual statewide hearing on motorized vehicle use in wild horse management.... Read More

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University of Tennessee to Host Conference for Horse Owners

February 13, 2016

Lecture topics include nutrition, PPID, parasitology, back pain, toxic plants, natural foot care, and dentistry.... Read More

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Free Lecture to Cover Equine Neurology, Lameness

February 12, 2016

Neil Mittelman, DVM, and Holly Stewart, VMD, will present a joint lecture on March 1 at the New Bolton Center.... Read More

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Pennsylvania Man Accused of Fraud

February 12, 2016

Brian A. Rowlands was arrested for allegedly stealing several thousand dollars from the Pennsylvania Morgan Horse Club.... Read More

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Horses, Humans, and Trust

February 11, 2016

Do horses experience trust the same way humans do? ... Read More

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Horses Can Read Human Emotions, Study Shows

February 11, 2016

For the first time horses have been shown to be able to distinguish between angry and happy human facial expressions.... Read More