Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Horse Safety Campaign Releases New Brochure on Horse-Related Injuries

October 18, 2010

UK Healthcare, in partnership with University of Kentucky colleges of Agriculture and Public Health and 40 community, equine, and medical organizations, continues its five-year educational campaign, Saddle Up Safely, with the development of a h... Read More

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Psychological Evaluation Ordered in Florida Horse Poaching Case

October 18, 2010

Santiago Cabrera, who along with Luis Miguel Cordero, is accused of poaching two horses and butchering them for their meat in Florida, will undergo neurologic and psychological testing to determine his competence to stand trial for the crimes.... Read More

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Eight Kentucky Universities Welcomed the World During WEG

October 16, 2010

While Kentucky was on the world stage for 16 days during the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, one display in the Equine Village asked visitors, "Where else for an equine education?" The answer was found in the display itself, ... Read More

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University of Kentucky Boasts Equestrian Accomplishments

October 16, 2010

The University of Kentucky Wildcats are known nationally for their basketball prowess. But many sports fans might not realize that UK has achieved athletic successes with another Kentucky tradition--the horse. Since 2008, UK's eq... Read More

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Charges Filed in Illinois Cruelty Case

October 15, 2010

An Illinois man is facing animal cruelty charges after allegedly beating his horse, according to a spokesperson for the Edgar County State's Attorney's Office. Dennis Hollingsworth was charged with one count of cruelty to animals and on... Read More

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WEG: All Horses Tested Negative for Prohibited Substances

October 15, 2010

The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) announced Oct. 15 that all blood and urine samples taken from horses competing at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games were negative for all prohibited substances. ... Read More

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Stout Named Kentucky Veterinarian of the Year

October 14, 2010

State veterinarian Robert C. Stout was honored as the Kentucky Veterinarian of the Year by the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association on Oct. 9 during the Mid-America Veterinary Conference in Louisville. "Dr. Stout's dedica... Read More

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Castration Clinics Address Unwanted Horse Issues

October 13, 2010

When Alison LaCarrubba, DVM, Dipl. ABVP, head of the College of Veterinary Medicine's equine ambulatory section, learned the Unwanted Horse Coalition would lend financial support to establish a castration... Read More

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New York Legislators Pass Animal Abuser Registry Law

October 13, 2010

The names, addresses, and photographs of convicted animal abusers residing in one New York county will soon be displayed online thanks to a new law that establishes the first animal abuse offender database in the nation. Unanimously ... Read More

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Majority of Readers Vaccinate Against Rabies

October 12, 2010

More than 840 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Is your horse vaccinated against rabies?"... Read More

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Keeping Yourself Safe when Riding

October 12, 2010

Horseback riding is more dangerous than motorcycle racing, according to Heather S. Havlik, MD, director of the sports medicine program at Charlotte Medical Clinic in North Carolina. "Never take for granted the fact that your par... Read More

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Suit Seeks Halt to Colorado BLM Mustang Gather

October 11, 2010

A group of wild horse advocates has asked a federal judge to stop the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from carrying out a scheduled mustang gather in Colorado on grounds that the roundup violates federal regulations. The agency plans... Read More

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Charges Pending in North Carolina Cruelty Case

October 11, 2010

Animal welfare authorities have filed multiple animal cruelty warrants for a Thoroughbred horse breeder who allegedly maltreated 35 animals on property he leased in Davie County, N.C. Bob DeWitt, animal cruelty investigator for the D... Read More

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AQHA and PRCA Announce Rodeo Horses of the Year

October 10, 2010

There will be an all-new class of superstar horses on display at the Dec. 2-11 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nev., including one nicknamed "Vegas." His registered name is RA Sonoita Silver, but owner Turtle Pow... Read More

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West Virginia Rescuer Charged

October 08, 2010

The operator of a West Virginia horse rescue has been charged with multiple animal cruelty counts in connection with the alleged maltreatment of animals on her Martinsburg farm. Last month, Berkeley County law enforcement authorities... Read More

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Unwanted Horses: Rescue and Sanctuary Organizations Unable to Keep Up

October 07, 2010

Each year there are about 100,000 unwanted horses in the United States, too many for the registered equine rescue and sanctuary groups to handle, according to a recent survey by researchers at the University of California, Davis. They found that th... Read More

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Commentary: Give Bute the Boot

October 06, 2010

Without question, Bute and other NASAIDs help horses in training. But do we really need them on race day? Most vets will say it's better to give a horse time off rather than medication.... Read More

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Georgia Farm Operator Charged

October 06, 2010

A Georgia man is facing multiple animal cruelty charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment on his Habersham County farm. County animal control authorities and personnel from the ... Read More

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Deworming: Readers Use Strategies

October 05, 2010

More than 470 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What drives your deworming product selection decision?" ... Read More

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Study: Horse's Stress Levels Increase During Events

October 05, 2010

Horses might experience increased stress during equestrian events and competitions, but that stress appears relatively mild and might even be beneficial according to new research by Austrian, German, and French equitation scientists.... Read More

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Canadian Protests Target Horse Processing

October 05, 2010

More than 100 anti-slaughter protestors targeted horse processing plants, restaurants, and specialty butcher shops in 10 Canadian cities yesterday to promote support of C-544, legislation that would amend the Canadian Health of Animals Act to f... Read More

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Free Equine Nutrition Seminar at Michigan State

October 05, 2010

Two veterinarians from Michigan State University's (MSU) College of Veterinary Medicine will present a free seminar on equine nutrition on Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The seminar will take place in E-100 Veterinary Medical Center on the ... Read More

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Improve Digestion to Prevent Intestinal Upset in Sport Horses

October 03, 2010

One of the many factors that can affect a competition horse's focus is intestinal upset--specifically impaction and spasmodic colic. Kyle Newman, PhD, of Venture Laboratories, explored how sport horse owners can help prevent these colic epi... Read More

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Walking The Line (Our Appropriate--or Inappropriate--Use of The Horse)

October 01, 2010

Both science and society have a role in deciding what constitutes an appropriate level of animal welfare and the appropriate use of the horse. While science can determine what type or degree of animal welfare risk exists under specific circumstances... Read More

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Considerations When Purchasing or Adopting an Ex-Racehorse for Sport

September 30, 2010

Thoroughbreds that have retired from the racetrack often transition into sport horse careers, but prospective ... Read More