Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Florida Anti-Slaughter Bill Becomes Law

May 18, 2010

Anyone who slaughters a horse and sells its meat for human consumption in Florida now faces criminal felony charges under a new measure signed into law by Gov. Charlie Crist on May 14.

HB 765 prohibits the mutilation or killing of an... Read More

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Alternative Therapies: Readers Weigh In

May 18, 2010

Readers responded to a poll asking, "What alternative therapeutic options have you used on your horse?"... Read More

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Maryland Rescue Seeks Help for Horses

May 18, 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.... Read More

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AHC Tax Workshop to Feature Tad Davis

May 18, 2010

Thomas A. (Tad) Davis, author of the Horse Owners and Breeders Tax Handbook, will conduct a tax workshop as part of the upcoming American Horse Council (AHC) annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The tax session will be from 1:30-3:00 p.m. on June... Read More

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Horses Help Veterans

May 17, 2010

Soldiers who have returned from Iraq and other war-torn areas are finding solace in horses at the Ivey Ranch Park Association in Oceanside, Calif., not far from the Camp Pendleton Marine base. Ivey Ranch for the past year has participated in th... Read More

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Slaughter Language Slashed From Missouri Bill

May 17, 2010

Language that would have established regulations and fees for horse processing operations in Missouri was removed from an omnibus agriculture bill that was passed by that state's Senate on May 14.

SB 795 contained language derive... Read More

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Wild Horse and Burro Board to Hold Public Workshop

May 17, 2010

The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board will conduct a public workshop and hold a regular meeting in June at a two-day event in Denver. The June 14 workshop will provide the public with an opportun... Read More

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NY Farm Operator Faces Cruelty Charges

May 17, 2010

A New York farm operator faces multiple animal cruelty charges in connection with the alleged neglect of 73 horses that were removed from her Erie County property in March.

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) ... Read More

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Spotlight Equine: UK's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center

May 16, 2010

Construction crews have been hard at work at the corner of Newtown Pike and Citation Boulevard for months with the rapid expansion of the University of Kentucky's Livestock Di... Read More

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Equine Influenza Shuts Down UK Rescue

May 15, 2010

According to a report by Horse and Hound, Bransby Home of Rest for Horses, a Lincolnshire-based charity in the UK, has been forced to temporarily close its doors after an outbreak of equine influenza was identified May 11.... Read More

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Two Horses Test Positive for EIA in Montana

May 14, 2010

Two horses recently tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Montana.... Read More

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Indiana Authorities Suspend Compounding Lab's License

May 14, 2010

Franck's Compounding Lab Inc., the Florida-based company that produced a vitamin and mineral compound blamed for the deaths of 21 polo horses last year, has temporarily lost its license to do business in Indiana. The horses died after receiving a sel... Read More

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Prince Harry's Polo Pony Dies

May 14, 2010

Drizzle, a cherished polo pony belonging to the Royal Family of Wales, died during a polo match May 8 following a cardiac event, according to several sources.

The 10-year-old dark brown and white spotted mare "could not be saved... Read More

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Oklahoma Horsemen Rally After Tornado Strike

May 13, 2010

Members of Oklahoma's equestrian community are uniting to help their neighbors rebound after a fierce tornado whipped through the state on May 10. The storm demolished homes and barns in its path, and left several horses dead or injured.Read More

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Equine Gunshot Survivor Off to New Home

May 13, 2010

Picaro, the Paso Fino stallion shot in the head when his despondent owner apparently killed himself and his wife, is off to his new home in Virginia. After four months of care through Tufts University in North Grafton, Mass., the horse is en ro... Read More

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U.S. Trotting Association Supports Standardbreds in Peril

May 12, 2010

The United States Trotting Association (USTA) has announced its intention to offer support to Standardbred horses in the care and custody of animal control authorities because of neglect, abuse, or abandonment.

The program, Support O... Read More

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Missouri Slaughter Bill in Committee

May 12, 2010

A controversial Missouri bill that would allow horse processing plant development in that state was sent to the Senate Conference Committee May 11 for refinement. The committee has the power to strip slaughter language from the bill.

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Thoroughbred Trainer Convicted of Cruelty Charges Released Early

May 12, 2010

A former Thoroughbred horse trainer who pleaded guilty to multiple animal cruelty counts earlier this year was released from jail on May 12 after serving 126 days of his 180-day sentence.

Chad Moore was charged with 12 counts of anim... Read More

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C. Gattii Fungus May Not Pose Serious Equine Threat

May 11, 2010

The fungus might not pose a serious threat to horses, according to researchers familiar with the situation. ... Read More

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Hoof Lameness: Readers Share Common Complaints

May 11, 2010

More than 910 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What type of hoof lameness have you experienced with your horse?" ... Read More

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Canadian Authorities Probe Horse Deaths

May 10, 2010

Canadian animal welfare and law enforcement authorities are investigating the deaths of 40 horses discovered crowded near a fence at the Peigan Reserve in Southern Alberta. The horses were among more than 1,000 equines residing on the reserve. ... Read More

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Cyber Campaign Targets Missouri Slaughter Bill

May 10, 2010

Some horse slaughter opponents are using social networking sites to urge the defeat of Missouri legislation that would allow horse processing plant development in that state.

Introduced by Rep. Jim Viebrock, HB 1747 would establish p... Read More

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Animal Sponsorship: A Budget-Friendly Way to Help

May 10, 2010

When it comes to animals in need, you can't find a group of people with bigger hearts than horse people. Most of our horses have been "recycled" from a previous job or owner. And when have you ever been to a barn without at least ... Read More

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USDA Accepting Applications for Veterinary Loan Repayment Program

May 09, 2010

A federal notice has gone out this morning requesting applications for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP), which will provide up to $25,000 of student loan debt relief per year for a mini... Read More

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Eskendereya Retired From Racing

May 08, 2010

 

Zayat Stables' Eskendereya, runaway winner of the Wood Memorial (gr. I) and Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) and overwhelming early favorite for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has been retired due to... Read More