Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Equine Reproductive Management Short Course March 26-27 at Kansas State

February 23, 2011

Kansas State University's (KSU) Department of Animal Sciences and Industry, will host its 7th Equine Reproductive Management Short Course, March 26-27, at the university's Horse Teaching and Research Unit in Manhattan. The tw0... Read More

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Semen and Embryo Importation Requirements for Canada

February 23, 2011

According to Equine Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed that import permits will continue to be required for the importation of semen and embryos from the U.S. into Canada during 2011. These import restrictions are ... Read More

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Chicago Museum Next To Host 'The Horse' Exhibit

February 22, 2011

Chicagoans and guests to the Midwest can marvel over the history and development of our modern world courtesy of "The Horse," an interactive exhibit at The Field Museum through Aug. 14. The exhibit allows visitors to view ... Read More

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Handling Barn Collapses

February 21, 2011

No horse owner or barn manager wants to deal with a barn collapse, but should one occur, it's important to know how to deal with the situation to give the horses and other animals that might be trapped the best chance of survival. There are a few ... Read More

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New Border Inspection Point for Horses Traveling to England

February 19, 2011

According to a report from Horse and Hound, a European Union equine border inspection post at Manston Airport scheduled to open in April will allow more horses to fly in and out of Great Britain, bringing the number of equine-friendly airports in the... Read More

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CHRB Eyes Lower Phenylbutazone Threshold

February 18, 2011

Lower thresholds for the common pain reliever phenylbutazone (Bute) in post-race tests of horses could be on the way in California in spite of objections from horsemen. At its meeting Feb. 17 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., the California ... Read More

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Ohio Veterinarian's Son Confirms 52 Thoroughbreds Rehomed

February 18, 2011

The 52 Ohio Thoroughbreds gaining notoriety three weeks ago after their owner's death have been placed.... Read More

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Kentucky Breeders' Incentive Fund Distributes $10 Million

February 18, 2011

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KRHC) announced Feb. 18 that the Kentucky Breeders' Incentive Fund (KBIF) will distribute $10 million in awards to 1,398 breeders of winning horses in eligible races around the world in 2010. There were a total ... Read More

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BLM Funding Faces Potential Cut

February 18, 2011

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) would lose $2 million in funding if an amendment introduced and sponsored by U.S. Representative Dan Burton (Ind.) earlier this week is approved. Burton presented the funding cut as an amendment to an omnibus ... Read More

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Montana Pair Faces Charges

February 18, 2011

A Montana couple faces multiple animal cruelty charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment of horses on their Carbon County property. Carbon County Deputy County Attorney Rennie Wittman said that earlier this month, authorities from the ... Read More

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AAEP Good Works Honorees Care for Abused, Neglected Horses

February 17, 2011

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has named Mary Beth Hamorski, VMD, and Christina Wilson, DVM, of Califon Animal Hospital in Lebanon, N.J., as the January honorees of its Good Works Campaign. Hamorski and Wilson provide ... Read More

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Nebraska Horse Processing Bill Advances

February 17, 2011

A measure intended to facilitate private sector horse processing plant development in Nebraska was approved by that state Senate's Agriculture Committee on Feb. 15. The bill, LB 305, would establish a state inspection program for plants that process ... Read More

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Florida Man Charged with Animal Killings

February 16, 2011

Florida law enforcement authorities have charged a Walton County man with two felony animal cruelty counts for allegedly killing a Miniature Horse and a dog after a family dispute. Walton County Sheriff's Department spokesman Michael Morrison said ... Read More

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Thoroughbred Trainer Dutrow Suspended 90 Days for Drug Infractions

February 16, 2011

New York racing stewards have suspended trainer Richard Dutrow Jr.--famous for training 2008 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Big Brown--for 90 days for a positive drug test result from a horse in his barn at Aqueduct last fall and for ... Read More

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Readers Discuss Equine Quarantine Practices

February 15, 2011

TheHorse.com asked, "Do you quarantine horses upon return from being off the farm?"... Read More

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Oregon Authorities Seek Horse Owner

February 15, 2011

Law enforcement authorities in Oregon are seeking the owner of a horse found wandering in the Tumalo Reservoir area between the towns of Bend and Sisters last week. Deschutes County sheriff's deputies discovered the approximately 8- to 10-year-old ... Read More

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Michigan Man Charged in Horse Killings

February 15, 2011

A Michigan man is charged with killing two horses, one of them his own, according to Ottawa County law enforcement authorities. The man suspected his wife and her horse's trainer were engaged in an extramarital affair. Ottawa County sheriff's ... Read More

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Reward Offered for Information about Mustang Shooting

February 14, 2011

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for shooting a wild horse in Nevada. On Feb. 9 an on-site veterinarian conducting health assessments ... Read More

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Two Horses Die at Newbury Racecourse; Electrocution Suspected

February 14, 2011

Two horses collapsed and died in the paddock on Feb. 12 at the Newbury Racecourse in Berkshire, England, according to a report from BloodHorse.com. An investigation into the cause of the horses' deaths is under way, but initial reports indicate that ... Read More

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West Virginia Man Faces Cruelty Charges

February 14, 2011

A West Virginia man is facing multiple animal cruelty charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment of horses on his Greenbrier County farm. Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Kirby Hanson said that last week after responding ... Read More

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Alltech's Annual Symposium Changes the Game in 2011

February 13, 2011

Whether in sports competition or the game of life, there are turning points that elevate the underdog to victory, redefining the anonymous as the unforgettable. In the face of mounting challenges, how does one identify and seize these pivotal moments... Read More

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Breeders' Cup: Drug Tests Done in Life At Ten Probe

February 10, 2011

On Feb. 9, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) offered no details about or a timeline for the ongoing investigation into Life At Ten's performance in the 2010 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., though there ... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council Targets Corticosteroids

February 10, 2011

The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council (KEDRC), citing a need to explore use of corticosteroids in racehorses, agreed Feb. 9 to take bids for research into one of the drugs in the research planning phase.
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Kentucky Officials Learn About Livestock Through KHC Training

February 10, 2011

The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) in partnership with the Kentucky Cattlemen's Association (KCA) will offer Level I Livestock Investigation Training in Wilmore, Ky., on March 16-18. The three-day intensive hands-on training prepares animal control ... Read More

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Idaho Ranchers Face Cruelty Charges

February 09, 2011

Three Idaho ranchers are facing multiple animal cruelty charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment of nearly 100 animals, including 30 horses. On Jan. 18 personnel from the Payette County Sheriff's Department, the Idaho Department of ... Read More