Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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San Diego Police Horses Up for Auction

February 01, 2010

Seven San Diego police horses will be sold in an online auction after their unit was disbanded in December.... Read More

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All Eyes and Ears

February 01, 2010

The horse in the wild depends on keen eyesight and acute hearing to detect danger and flee from predators.... Read More

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Arabian Horses Removed from Ohio Farm

February 01, 2010

More than 30 allegedly malnourished Arabian horses are receiving rehabilitative care after officials removed them from a farm in Oak Harbor, Ohio.

On Friday, Animal welfare authorities from the Humane Society of Ottawa County discove... Read More

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Nevada Wild Horse Roundup Deaths

January 30, 2010

Wild-horse advocates have criticized federal land managers after the deaths of 26 mustangs so far in a government roundup on the range north of Reno, Nev., up from nine deaths a week ago.

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Texas Man Accused of Abusing Four Horses

January 30, 2010

A man in southeast Houston, Texas, is accused of abusing four horses, one of which died before it could be euthanized by the Houston Humane Society, according to Read More

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Haiti Animal Relief Coalition Working with Government

January 29, 2010

The Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti (ARCH) team is meeting with officials from the Haitian government, as well as international agencies such as the United Nations, to define the country's most pressing animal-related problems. The... Read More

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German Competition Horse Medication Policies Revised

January 28, 2010

Getting away with doping in equestrian events is about to become even harder for equestrians practicing in a country recognized worldwide for its horsemanship.

The German Equestrian Sports Federation (FN) has announced new regulation... Read More

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31 Horses Seized, Oregon Rancher Faces Charges

January 28, 2010

An Oregon woman is facing multiple animal cruelty charges following the removal of 31 allegedly neglected horses from her property last week.

Linn County Sheriff's Deputies and animal rescue agency volunteers removed the animals ... Read More

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Haiti Veterinary and Animal Outreach Update

January 27, 2010

Lloyd Brown deployed to Haiti as part of the Humane Society International (HSI) field assessment team. He reports on horse and companion animal health concerns following the earthquake. ... Read More

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Mexican Donkey Welfare Aided by UK Sanctuary

January 26, 2010

A Donkey Sanctuary mobile unit working in Mexico recently met two working animals that contribute to their owners' lives in very different ways.

The Donkey Sanctuary has been working in Mexico City and the surrounding areas since... Read More

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Jail Sentence for California Horse Cruelty Family

January 25, 2010

The California family convicted on multiple animal cruelty charges connected to the removal of 100 horses from their Frazier Park ranch will serve jail time and are prohibited from... Read More

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Dressage Star Blue Hors Matine Euthanized

January 25, 2010

Dressage mare Blue Hors Matine, whose dressage freestyle at the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen became an Internet video sensation, was euthanized today after breaking a leg in a paddock accident, Read More

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Alberta Wild Horse Shooting Arrests Made

January 24, 2010

Law enforcement authorities have arrested two men and a 13-year-old boy in connection with the shooting of a pregnant mare near Sundre, Alberta, last year.

Jason Nixon, 29, and Earl Anderson, 40, both from the Sundre area, have been ... Read More

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New FEI Drug Regulation Web Site Launched

January 22, 2010

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has launched a new Web site dedicated to its ongoing Clean Sport Campaign, incluing new doping regulations. ... Read More

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Cold Weather Horse Care Precautions Shared

January 22, 2010

More than 1,270 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What do you do to help your horse cope with below-normal temperatures?" The responses varied for cold weather horse care.... Read More

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Ohio Track Offers Help for Horses at Risk

January 22, 2010

Cincinnati's River Downs Race Track has established a "surrender stall" program for horse owners who can no longer care for their animals. The program was established in response to the Read More

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ASPCA Awards Nearly $550,000 in Equine Grants in 2009

January 21, 2010

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) awarded $546,789 in the form of 164 equine grants to rescue groups and humane organizations across the country in 2009, according to its just-released year-end report.

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Second Surgery Possible for Shot Massachusetts Horse

January 20, 2010

"Picaro," the horse from Spencer, Mass., brought last week to the Cummings School's Hospital for Large Animals at Tufts University with gunshot wounds, will undergo a... Read More

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Mobile Vet Clinic to Aid Haiti Animal Relief Efforts

January 20, 2010

The Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti (ARCH) will be able to utilize a mobile veterinary clinic from by the Antigua and Barbuda Humane Society. The United Animal Nations recently provided an update on ARCH progress.

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Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti Adds New Members

January 19, 2010

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has joined the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti, a coalition created to address the needs of animals in Haiti following the country's devastating earthquake, and has ple... Read More

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Nebraska Mustang Cruelty Sentencing Set

January 19, 2010

Jason Meduna, the former Nebraska training ranch operator convicted on multiple felony animal cruelty counts involving the maltreatment of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mustangs, will appear in Morrill County District Court on Feb. 23 for sen... Read More

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Nebraska Mustang Trainer Guilty on Cruelty Charges

January 18, 2010

The former operator of a Nebraska training ranch for Bureau of Land Management mustangs has been found guilty on 145 of the 149 felony animal cruelty charges against him.

Jason Meduna was charged with 149 counts of class 4 felony ani... Read More

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Rescue Horses Receive Free Vaccines; Apply Now for 2010

January 18, 2010

More than 2,500 horses received vaccinations through the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign (UHVRC). Established in December 2008, the UHVRC is now accepting applications for 2010.

"It is wonderful to see larger organizat... Read More

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Horse of the Year, Eclipse Awards Tonight

January 18, 2010

One of the most competitive races for Horse of the Year honors in recent memory will conclude tonight, Monday, Jan. 18, with announcement of whether it is Rachel Alexandra or Zenyatta, two females who dominated American racing in 2009.

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Readers Fight the Freezing Temperatures

January 17, 2010

Exactly 1,000 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What problems are you facing with this week's below-normal temperatures?"

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