Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Feeding the Starved Horse

June 01, 2010

When dealing with a starved horse, how should you feed him? How much, how often, and what type of feed will bring the horse back to good health without causing more problems? The starved horse is in a most delicate health predicament... Read More

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Rescued Horses: Looking For A Universal Companion

June 01, 2010

Sue McDonnel, PhD, tells us how to choose rehabilitation companions for rescued horses.... Read More

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Retraining Racehorses

June 01, 2010

Racing is a physically demanding sport, and even with the best intentions many racehorses end up with an injury that forces them into retirement from the track. Many horses, with proper treatment and time, can be rehabilitated... Read More

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Standardbreds Quickly Benefiting from New USTA Program

May 31, 2010

The U.S. Trotting Association (USTA) introduced its Support Our Standardbreds program earlier this month, and the organization is hard at work doing just that. USTA has already helped two horses in the three weeks since the program was introduced and... Read More

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Maryland Rescue Seeks Help for Horses

May 31, 2010

A Maryland horse rescue is seeking volunteers and materials to assist in the care of 26 allegedly malnourished horses removed from a Garrett county farm on May 13.

Animal welfare authorities removed the horses along with other livestock after r... Read More

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University of Georgia to Hold Horse Owner Seminar

May 30, 2010

The 2010 Annual Horse Owner Seminar at the University of Georgia is scheduled for Aug. 14 at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine in Athens, Ga. It provides a full day of programs for horse owners to learn from clinicians and residents at the... Read More

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Model Horses Help Fight Cancer

May 30, 2010

Breyer Animal Creations has released two Pink Ribbon model horses to launch its 2010 Canter against Cancer program. Breyer has melded the horse with the pink ribbon, the universal symbol of breast cancer, into a decorative model horse to symbol... Read More

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Plea Deal Ends South Dakota Barrel Horse Theft Case

May 29, 2010

A South Dakota man has been sentenced to spend the next three consecutive Fourth of July holidays behind bars after pleading guilty to charges connected to the theft and injury of a champion barrel horse last year.

Owner Wendy... Read More

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Authorities Probe Bullying Link to Horse Death

May 29, 2010

Law enforcement and authorities in Monongalia County, W.V., are investigating the death of a horse that could be linked to high school bullying.

In a written statement, Monongalia County Sheriff Kenneth "Al" Kisner sa... Read More

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Computer System Helps in Foot Surgery

May 28, 2010

Computer-assisted surgery (CAS) with a passive optical tracking system is the new future for repairing internal hoof fractures, providing highly accurate placement of screws and the chance for "perfect" results, according to a new stu... Read More

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Departed Champions To Be Remembered on Memorial Day

May 27, 2010

This Memorial Day, Old Friends will pay tribute to some special Thoroughbred champions.
On May 31, Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement facility in Georgetown, Ky., will have a commemorative service for eight retirees that have passed... Read More

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Horsemeat Investigation Under Way in Florida

May 27, 2010

Police in Miami-Dade Florida are examining a vehicle to determine whether the meat found inside was derived from a horse. The probe is the latest into a series of incidents involving the slaughter of horses for their meat. Since Janu... Read More

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Texting While Driving Endangers Horses Also

May 27, 2010

Kentucky State Police report that the Alabama truck driver who crossed the median and caused a crash in March that killed him and 10 other people had been using his cell phone to send and receive calls leading up to the crash. This tragedy is j... Read More

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Plea Entered in New York Cruelty Case

May 27, 2010

A New York Morgan horse breeder and trainer accused of maltreating animals at her Erie County farm pleaded not guilty to multiple animal cruelty charges during an appearance in East Aurora Town Court on May 26.

In March, the Society ... Read More

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Welfare and Safety Summit Announces Agenda

May 26, 2010

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced May 25 a wide-ranging agenda of health and safety issues for Thoroughbred racing for the third summit, scheduled for June 28-29 at the Keeneland sale pavilion in Lexington.

All of... Read More

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Maryland Rescue Farm to Host Carnival

May 25, 2010

The 73 horses living at Days End Farm Horse Rescue in Woodbine, Md., eagerly await visitors at the nonprofit rescue's 21st Annual Spring Carnival on June 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.

Games, fun, horses, and a yard ... Read More

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Manure Management in Pastures: Readers Share Tips

May 25, 2010

More than 830 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What do you do with the manure in your pastures/paddocks?" ... Read More

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Nevada BLM Roundup Case Dismissed

May 25, 2010

A lawsuit aimed at preventing the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from conducting wild horse gathers at the Calico Mountain Complex Herd Management Area in Nevada failed on May 24 when a federal judge dismissed the case.

The suit cla... Read More

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Colorado Man Charged with Setting Stable Fire

May 25, 2010

A Colorado man faces multiple criminal charges in connection with a fire that killed 12 horses and several other animals earlier this month. The horses, a goat, and several chickens and roosters were residing in the stable in Commerc... Read More

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My Horse University Offers Courses in Spanish

May 24, 2010

Michigan State University's (MSU) online horse management program and the Universidad Mayor in Chile have partnered to offer two My Horse University courses in Spanish. Horse enthusiasts will now have access to short online learning experie... Read More

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Ohio Horses' Owner Sought

May 24, 2010

Law enforcement authorities in Warren County, Ohio, are seeking the owner of two horses discovered standing on a roadside in Washington Township last month.

Sheriff's deputies discovered the sorrel riding horse and a brown and wh... Read More

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Tire Blowout in Ohio Leaves Two Horses in Surgery

May 23, 2010

In one of a horse owner's worst nightmares, a front tire blowout in a pickup truck has left five family members in the vehicle split up between Lebanon, Ohio, area hospitals and two horses in surgery, according to Read More

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French Students Get a Taste of the Bluegrass

May 22, 2010

The University of Kentucky hosted seven international travelers in May. Students from the Master of Equine Science and Business Program, a partnership between UK and the University of Caen Lower Normandy, France, spent several weeks learning ab... Read More

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Outdoor Equine Expo to Highlight Ontario Horse Industry

May 21, 2010

Canada's inaugural Outdoor Equine Expo, scheduled for June 4-7, will target all horse owners in the Ontario area, from elite professionals to young riders. The all-breeds and all-discipline event will be held at the Arkell Research Station,... Read More

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Thoroughbred Breeder Gets Maximum Sentence for Neglect

May 21, 2010

Citing a "failure to recognize" bad acts and a "lack of remorse," Judge George J. Pulver Jr. on May 18 handed down the maximum possible sentence to prominent Thoroughbred owner and breeder Ernest Paragallo. Convicted on 33 c... Read More