Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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MyHorseUniversity.com to Offer Free Webcast on Shivers Today

July 28, 2010

A free live webcast will be offered at 1 p.m. EDT, July 28 to address one of the most puzzling disorders in horses. "Shivers" is a disorder in horses that has been recognized for centuries. It's also been puzzling equine experts for... Read More

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Four Horses Killed By Lightning Strike

July 28, 2010

Four Thoroughbred racehorses were killed by lightning in Jasper, Ga., Monday, July 26. Two geldings and two pregnant mares were found dead in their field located on the 66-acre farm owned by James and Irma Green. The horses were valu... Read More

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AAEP Releases Recommendations for Protecting the Safety and Welfare of Standardbred Racehorses

July 27, 2010

Following the creation of veterinary guidelines to protect the safety and welfare of racing Thoroughbreds and Quarter horses, the American Association of Equine Practitioners has adapted these recommendations for the harness racing industry. The whit... Read More

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New Order Sought to Stop Nevada Mustang Gathers

July 26, 2010

A Nevada wild horse advocate has again asked a federal court to issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) forbidding the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to gather animals from the Rock Creek and Little Humboldt Horse Management Areas in northwestern ... Read More

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Video Replay of Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit Available

July 26, 2010

Video files for each public session at the third Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, held June 28 and 29 at Keeneland Race Course, in Lexington, Ky., are now available for download... Read More

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Checking the Vitals: Abdominal Sounds

July 23, 2010

Unlike heart and respiratory rates, abdominal sounds do not punch a specific time clock for generating "gut sounds." The rhythmic peristaltic churning of food mixed with fluids within the gut varies in slower waves depending on meal time, the meal it... Read More

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WWII Museum Exhibit to Honor Hooved Heroes

July 23, 2010

The phrase "heroes of the second World War" might conjure up scenes from Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers, or Pearl Harbor, but another kind of hero emerges in an exhibit that launched yesterday, July 22, in New Orleans. This her... Read More

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Top Show Jumper Oki Doki Dead

July 23, 2010

Oki Doki, owned by Jose Larocca and famous for his partnership with former owner/rider Albert Zoer, died Tuesday, July 20, after complications from surgery to repair an injured tendon.... Read More

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Donkey Cruelty Case in Russia

July 23, 2010

As reported by Horse & Hound, a donkey was forced to parasail on a Russian beach last week in what has been deemed an act of animal cruelty. The donkey was at... Read More

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Latest Round of Endorsements for the AHC's Welfare Code of Practice

July 22, 2010

The American Horse Council (AHC) announces the American Saddlebred Horse Association, Appaloosa Horse Club, Harness Horsemen International, Kentucky Horse Council, North American Trail Ride Conference, and the National Reined Cow Horse Association... Read More

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Pfizer Donates Vaccinations to Navajo Indian Reservation in New Mexico

July 21, 2010

On June 5-12 Pfizer Animal Health's Adrian Haynie joined Perry Mobley, DVM, of Mobley Veterinary Clinic in Abbeville, Ala., on a veterinary mission trip to a Navajo Indian Reservation just outside Farmington, N.M. Mobley, Haynie, and members from Mob... Read More

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Seabiscuit Statue Unveiled in Canada

July 21, 2010

A life-size bronze statue of Seabiscuit and his jockey, George "The Iceman" Woolf, was unveiled July 17 at the Remington Carriage Museum in Cardston, Alberta, Canada. Woolf, one of the greatest riders of his era who died soon after a spill on the... Read More

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Readers Share Preference for Scheduling Online Events

July 20, 2010

More than 460 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What time of day (or night) would be best for you to catch an online webinar or live chat event related to horse health care? ... Read More

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Lawsuit Opposes California Mustang Gather

July 20, 2010

Wild horse advocates are seeking a federal court order to prevent the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from removing approximately 2,000 mustangs from the Twin Peaks Herd Management Area near Susanville, Calif. The gather is slated to begin in A... Read More

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Oregon Woman Charged in Horse Shootings

July 19, 2010

An Oregon woman faces multiple criminal charges in connection with the shooting of two horses in a Deschutes County pasture on July 10. Deschutes County Sheriff's Deputy Sargeant Bryan Husband said patrolling sheriff's d... Read More

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AHC Rolapp Award Goes to Arkansas Senator

July 19, 2010

Senator Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas has been awarded the American Horse Council's 2010 Rolapp Award. Senator Lincoln is the Chair of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee. "I am honored to receive this aw... Read More

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Nevada Mustang Gather Resumes

July 19, 2010

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) resumed its gather of horses from the Owyhee Herd Management Area in Elko County, Nev., on July 17, one day after a federal court judge rescinded a temporary restraining order that postponed the round-up earl... Read More

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UK Graduate Students Nab Top Three Emerging Scientist Awards

July 17, 2010

Three University of Kentucky College of Agriculture graduate students that are researching forage were awarded the top three spots in the Emerging Scientist competition during the American Forage and Grassland Co... Read More

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Colic in the Horse: Free Seminar for Horse Owners

July 17, 2010

Matthew Madron, DVM, will give a free seminar on colic in the horse on Tuesday, Aug. 3, at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. The seminar, open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Central in the college's Alumni Ro... Read More

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Sixth Horse dies at Calgary Stampede

July 17, 2010

On July 15 a chuchwagon race outrider horse became the sixth equine to die during the Calgary Stampede in Alberta, Canada. The annual event features rodeo-style competitions and li... Read More

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Taking the Initial Step for Unwanted Horses

July 16, 2010

Taking the initial step to help unwanted horses is critical to solving the problem of excess horses facing the horse community. The Unwanted Horse Coalition's (UHC) new handbook, Best Practices: How Your Organization Can Help Unwanted Ho... Read More

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FEI Athletes Receive Anti-Doping Regulation Training

July 16, 2010

With the adoption of the new Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations (EADCMR), effective since April 2010, the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has reinforced the concept of the Person Responsible in dopin... Read More

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Five Horses Die at the Calgary Stampede

July 16, 2010

Five horses have died in separate incidents at this year's Calgary Stampede in Alberta, Canada. The annual event features rodeo-style competitions and livestock exhibitions. Veterinarians have attributed the deaths to cardiac episodes and f... Read More

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WEG Inspires Horse Mania in the Bluegrass

July 16, 2010

Colorfully decorated fiberglass horses are appearing all around Lexington, Ky., in preparation for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG). Horse Mania 2010 kicked off July 15 with 82 horses, an increase over the 79 statues displayed ... Read More

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Not Guilty Plea Entered in New York Cruelty Case

July 15, 2010

The New York farm operator facing more than 100 animal cruelty counts has pleaded not guilty to all the charges. Last March, officials from the SPCA Serving Erie county County removed 73 horses and numerous dogs and cats from the pro... Read More