Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Horse That Overcame Adversity Attempts Guinness World Record

June 21, 2010

Lukas, a 17-year-old Thoroughbred gelding who stands 16.2 hands, may well be the smartest horse in the country--maybe the world, and owner-trainer Karen Murdock is trying to get him into the Guinness World Records for "Most numbers ... Read More

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Unwanted Horse Coalition Takes the Next Step

June 21, 2010

The Unwanted Horse Coalition, now in its fifth year, adopted a multifaceted strategic plan June 21 designed to continue advocacy and education programs but move the organization to the next level. Coalition members met in Washington,... Read More

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Fundraiser Breaks World Record for Largest Trail Riding Competition

June 19, 2010

The American Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA) made horse riding history on June 13 with the first-ever Guinness World Records achievement for the Largest Trail Riding Competition.... Read More

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16 Countries Sending Teams to Compete for AQHYA World Cup

June 18, 2010

The American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup, an international leadership event that includes educational horsemanship clinics and a friendly Olympic-style competition, is hosting youth from 16 countries July 3-11 in Oklahoma City.

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Police Probe NY Horse Shootings

June 17, 2010

Law enforcement authorities are seeking those responsible for a series of sniper attacks on horses in Ticonderoga, N.Y. The horses' owners discovered the animals wounded in their pastures in May and early June. Each horse ... Read More

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Auction Info Added to Tattoo ID Services

June 16, 2010

The Jockey Club has added access to the auction sales history of identified Thoroughbreds as part of its Tattoo Identification Services. According to a news release, the Tattoo Identification Services link on The Jockey Club website has been vi... Read More

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Gulf Oil Spill Called No Immediate Threat to Horses

June 15, 2010

The massive oil spill in Gulf of Mexico poses no immediate threat to horses residing in Gulf states, according to one Louisiana official. The massive oil leak began last month when a deep water British Petroleum water oil rig off the... Read More

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UK to Host International Symposium on Equine Reproduction

June 15, 2010

Equine reproduction specialists from around the world will convene in Lexington July 26-30 for the 10th International Symposium on Equine Reproduction (ISER X). The University of Kentucky will host the prestigious invitation-only meeting, held every ... Read More

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Scholarships Aid 32 Students Committed to Equine Medicine

June 11, 2010

Thirty-two veterinary students following a career path in equine medicine have received financial support through The Winner's Circle Scholarship Program. The program, sponsored by the American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation, Platinum... Read More

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400 Horses Adopted Via The Horse.com

June 11, 2010

Mel was lucky horse No. 400. The 13-year-old, 13-hand black Paso Fino gelding was recently adopted by a woman in Lincoln, Neb., making him the 400th horse to be adopted via The Horse. "He left my house on the 14th of May on a Friday night an... Read More

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Colorado Rancher Sentenced in Abuse Case

June 09, 2010

A Colorado man will serve one year in a work release program for maltreating 17 horses on his Jefferson County ranch.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputies seized the animals from their owner, John McCulley, in May 2009 after a tip... Read More

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IL Horsemen, Tracks to Assist Retired Horses

June 09, 2010

The Illinois Thoroughbred Horseman's Association, Arlington Park, and Hawthorne Race Course have agreed to cooperate in a program to provide for the care of retired Thoroughbred racehorses.... Read More

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Readers Share Summer Worries

June 08, 2010

More than 670 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What is your top horse health concern for summer?" ... Read More

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BLM: Plan Would Create Sanctuary for Calico Complex Mustangs

June 08, 2010

Wild mustangs removed from the Calico Mountain Complex range in Nevada would avoid placement in long-range holding facilities in the Midwest if the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), wild horse advocates and a Nevada rancher can agree on an alter... Read More

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American Horse Council and Pfizer Animal Health Form Alliance

June 08, 2010

Pfizer Animal Health has partnered with the American Horse Council in efforts to support all facets of the equine industry. "We are very pleased that Pfizer Animal Health is supporting the AHC's efforts in Washington D.C. Th... Read More

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KY Gov. Signs Equine Health and Welfare Bill

June 08, 2010

Standing in front of the statue of Man o' War at the Kentucky Horse Park June 7, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear applauded passage of landmark legislation that will enhance the health and welfare of the horse. Beshear signed House Bi... Read More

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Assateague Steps Up Wild Horse Educational Efforts

June 07, 2010

An increase in biting incidents at the Assateague Island National Seashore in Maryland has inspired a stricter policy toward visitors wishing to see the national park's famous wild horses.... Read More

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APHIS Announces More Animal Disease Traceability Public Meetings

June 07, 2010

The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will be holding two additional public meetings on the animal disease traceability framework approach. The meetings will take place this month in Salt Lake City, Utah, and next month in... Read More

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Portable Blood Analyzers Aid Veterinary "House Calls"

June 04, 2010

Portable, hand-held blood analyzers that measure various blood values such as electrolytes and pH are a valuable tool and provide improved patient care, reports a Brazilian research team led by Juliana Peiró, DVM, PhD, from the Departmen... Read More

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National Helmet Awareness Campaign Endorsed by USEF, USEA, and USDF

June 04, 2010

Equine digestive health product SUCCEED has teamed up with helmet advocate Jeri Bryant to launch the online helmet awareness campaign www.riders4helmets.com. The campaign is designed t... Read More

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FEI: Experts to Speak at Global Congress on In-Competition Use of NSAIDs

June 04, 2010

Leading experts on Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAID) research in equestrian sport will address the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Congress on NSAID Usage and Medication in the Equine Athlete in Lausanne, Swit... Read More

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Sport Horse Medication Rules Decoded

June 04, 2010

Confusion about medication rules still exist however, because the FEI and USEF differ in their selection and testing of horses, in who is held responsible for drug violations, and in their lists of permitted substances.... Read More

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Miniature Horse Named "Most Heroic Pet in America"

June 03, 2010

Strebors Black Magic On Demand, a Miniature Horse registered with the American Miniature Horse Registry, is spreading her own magic as a therapy horse. Known to her many fans as Magic, the black mini with blue eyes was recently named the Most H... Read More

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Ohio Bill Would Refine State Livestock Law

June 03, 2010

Horse owners in Ohio whose animals unintentionally roam from their enclosures could be spared criminal prosecution under a new bill designed to refine the state's so-called running-at-large law. Under current law, owners can be h... Read More

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West Virginia Man Charged with Cruelty

June 02, 2010

A West Virginia man faces animal cruelty charges connected to the alleged neglect of more than 50 equines seized from his Wayne County property last week. Acting on a tip, Wayne County law enforcement authorities discovered the 51 al... Read More