Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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New York Thoroughbred Groups to Aid Retired Racehorses

March 16, 2012

The new group is designed to expand options for ex-racehorses and the demand for the breed in horse shows.... Read More

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Initial Missouri Horse Processing Plant Site Nixed

March 15, 2012

Developers cited high site preparation costs as the reason for abandoning the Mountain Grove location.... Read More

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Tornado-Tossed Horse Under Kentucky Veterinarian's Care

March 14, 2012

The 6-year-old gelding is recovering after a tornado swept him up from a pasture and dropped him into a house.... Read More

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Bute and Banamine: Avoid Using Together (AAEP 2011)

March 13, 2012

Research indicates that combining NSAIDs achieved no better results than using either drug alone.... Read More

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USDA to Host Listening Session on Soring at Ky. Horse Park

March 13, 2012

The USDA hopes to obtain public feedback on its Horse Protection Program and soring.... Read More

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Mo. Venue Owner: Locals Only at Horse Processing Meeting

March 12, 2012

The informational meeting will discuss the proposed plant and the feasibility study currently under way.... Read More

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NTRA Safety Alliance Standards Updated for 2012

March 12, 2012

New 2012 code protocol deals with mainly with race-day medication model rules and race-day security.... Read More

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Health Topics to be Discussed at Va. Equine Conference

March 11, 2012

Presentation topics include small acreage grazing systems, designing a feeding program, and emergency care.... Read More

This 3-year-old stallion allegedly had a mixture of kerosine and spent motor oil poured on his back, Steed said. She believes the owner might have been trying to treat rain rot with the mixture.

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South Carolina Man Charged in Horse Cruelty Case

March 10, 2012

Two allegedly malnourished horses were removed from the property, one of which has severe chemical burns.... Read More

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Opposition to Proposed Mo. Horse Processing Plant Arises

March 08, 2012

A proposal to open a horse processing plant in a Mo. town is being met by opposition by some residents.... Read More

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USEF, Hagyard Collecting Disaster Relief Donations

March 08, 2012

Donations collected will help horses and horse owners affected by last week's severe storms and tornadoes.... Read More

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CHRB Medication Committee Names Advisory Panel

March 08, 2012

The panel will provide insight on various health issues for the CHRB Medication and Track Safety Committee.... Read More

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Rutgers Equine Science Center Launches Spring Webinar Series

March 07, 2012

Webinar topics include "Horse Promotion and Marketability" and "Refeeding the Starved Horse."... Read More

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Contraceptive Evaluated for Use in British Semiferal Ponies

March 07, 2012

A contraceptive will be evaluated for use in a herd of semiferal ponies residing in Southwest England.... Read More

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TheHorse.com Wins Equestrian Social Media Awards

March 07, 2012

TheHorse.com took home first place in the "Best Use of Facebook" category of the 2012 PagePlay ESMAs.... Read More

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Input to Canada's New Equine Code of Practice Needed

March 06, 2012

The NFACC is renewing the equine care and welfare guidelines and is seeking industry stakeholder input.... Read More

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KHC Offers Tornado Disaster Relief to Horse Owners

March 06, 2012

The KHC and U.S. Equine Disaster Relief Fund are working to provide help for owners impacted by the tornadoes.... Read More

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AHP Launches Second Equine Industry Survey

March 05, 2012

American Horse Publications has launched a second industry survey to gauge trends in the U.S. equine industry.... Read More

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Utah Bill Would Ban Unauthorized Photography on Farms

March 03, 2012

The bill would forbid photography or videography at agricultural operations without the owner's permission.... Read More

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Mississippi Horse Shootings Probed

March 02, 2012

Police are seeking whoever is responsible for shooting three horses; two are dead while the other recovers.... Read More

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TWH Trainer, Three Others Indicted on HPA Violations

March 02, 2012

Trainer Jackie L. McConnell and three others are accused of violating the HPA by soring horses.... Read More

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USDA: Equine Operations Now Eligible for Emergency Loans

March 01, 2012

Equine operations that breed, raise, and sell certain types of horses are now eligible for emergency loans.... Read More

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Horse Dies at Florida Rodeo

March 01, 2012

The bucking horse was euthanized after sustaining a broken leg at the Orange Blossom Festival Rodeo.... Read More

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New York Revises Bute Administration Rule for Racehorses

March 01, 2012

New York is returning to a standard banning the use of Bute in horses in the 48 hours leading up to a race.... Read More

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Intravenous PBZ Dosing in Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 29, 2012

One researcher concluded that when dosing PBZ in the horse, "More is not better. Less is less effective."... Read More