Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Poll: Suspensory and Ligament Injuries Treated by Shock Wave Therapy

April 19, 2011

More than 140 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What conditions/injuries has your horse experienced for which shock wave therapy was discussed or used as a treatment?"... Read More

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Tornado Claims Horses at North Carolina Farm

April 18, 2011

A dozen horses were killed and several others injured when a tornado swept through a Lee County, N.C., farm and training facility on April 16. Trainer Dany Pelletier said 44 horses were residing at the 200-acre Misty Creek Ranch in Sanford, N.C. when... Read More

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Virginia Couple Indicted on Cruelty Charges

April 15, 2011

A grand jury in King and Queen County, Va., has indicted Robert H. Amos and Elizabeth B. Newsome-Amos on 20 counts each of animal cruelty, according to King and Queen County Circuit Court Clerk, Deborah F. Longest. The indictments stem from the ... Read More

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KHRC Committee Denies Trainer Dutrow's License

April 14, 2011

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's (KHRC) license review committee voted unanimously April 13 to not issue a trainer's license for the state of Kentucky to trainer Rick Dutrow, who trained 2008 Triple Crown hopeful Big Brown. The KHRC cited ... Read More

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Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm Experiencing Financial Woes

April 14, 2011

Old Friends, one of the most well-known and supported Thoroughbred retirement facilities in the country, has fallen on financial woes due to a clerical error by its bank. In order to retain its current status and continue supporting the horses ... Read More

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Thoroughbred Trainers Against Potential Ban on Anti-Bleeder Medications

April 13, 2011

Saying they support efforts to limit race-day medications, two prominent Thoroughbred trainers say they hope the initiatives do not go so far as to ban use of the anti-bleeder drug furosemide (Salix).
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KHC to Provide Livestock Investigation Training to Law Enforcement Official

April 13, 2011

For the third consecutive year, the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC), in association with the Kentucky Cattlemen's Association (KCA), will offer Level I Livestock Investigation Training, which will take place May 11-13 in Morehead, Ky. The three-day ... Read More

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Wild Horse Advocates Allege Poor Conditions at BLM Holding Facility

April 13, 2011

A report recently released by the Cloud Foundation, a Colorado-based wild horse advocacy group, alleges that the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Salt Lake Regional Wild Horse and Burro Center holding facility in Herriman, Utah, is housing mustangs ... Read More

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Rutgers Students To Present Mustangs at Annual Auction Preview

April 13, 2011

Can a "wild" mustang be tamed? For the answer, join the Rutgers Equine Science Center and students of the Young Horse Teaching and Research Program (YHTRP) on April 16 as the current crop of young mustangs are put to the test and presented in ... Read More

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Oregon Horse Shooting Probe Expands

April 12, 2011

The probe into the shooting deaths of wild horses at the Ochoco National Forest near Prineville, Ore., expanded last week when a Crook County Sheriff's Department deputy discovered another horse that had apparently been shot and killed.
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Poll: Majority of Readers Have Not Used Shock Wave Therapy

April 12, 2011

More than 400 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Have you had any experience with focused shock wave therapy for treating chronic injuries in your horse(s)?"... Read More

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The Jockey Club Supports RCI Medication Plan

April 12, 2011

Ogden Mills Phipps, the chairman of The Jockey Club, said April 11 the organization supports the recent Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) initiative to formulate a plan that would eliminate the use of medication in horses... Read More

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Mint Julep Cup Sales Benefit Equine Welfare Organization

April 11, 2011

Woodford Reserve bourbon is taking the traditional the mint julep to a new level by selling the world's most exclusive mint julep cup, proceeds of which will benefit The Heart of a Horse Foundation, whose mission is to maintain and stimulate the ... Read More

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CHRB Targets Equine Injury Detection, Safer Track Surfaces

April 11, 2011

The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) is planning to expand its well-regarded equine postmortem examination program into part of a new racetrack injury prevention plan in conjunction with the University of California, Davis (UC Davis). During a ... Read More

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Owner of Stray Ohio Horses Sought

April 11, 2011

Law enforcement authorities in Ross Township, Ohio, are seeking the owner of three horses discovered wandering around the township last week.
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Commentary: World Vet Year and the Horse

April 09, 2011

The year 2011 marks the 250th anniversary of the so-called "modern" veterinary profession.... Read More

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Proposed Bill Would Expand Corolla Wild Horse Herd

April 09, 2011

The Corolla wild horse herd might grow larger with the passing of a bill currently under consideration by the U.S. House of Representatives' committee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs. Currently 108 horses in the North Carolina ... Read More

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Nevada Bill Would Ban Horse Tripping

April 08, 2011

Nevada lawmakers are considering legislation that would ban horse tripping, a rodeo event in which a horse is released into an arena and pursued by a person on foot or on horseback who ropes the animal's front or back legs causing it to fall to the ... Read More

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MSU to Host Arabian Horse Breeders Conference

April 08, 2011

Arabian horse enthusiasts looking to learn more about breeding are invited to attend this year's Arabian Horse Breeders Conference May 6-8 at Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing. This year's conference marks the second year the university... Read More

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Allegedly Malnourished Oregon Horses Seized, Relocated

April 07, 2011

More than 100 allegedly malnourished horses seized in February by Oregon law enforcement authorities remain under care after being relocated from a remote Wallowa County breeding farm to more accessible facilities near Joseph, Ore.
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British Equine Charities Help Welsh Inspectors with Feral Ponies

April 07, 2011

British equine charities trained Welsh authorities recently on how to handle Wales' feral ponies and keep them healthy. The trading standards and environmental health inspectors were given hands-on training in how to round up feral ponies and load ... Read More

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Equine Land Conservation Resource Adds New Members

April 06, 2011

The Equine Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) Board of Directors recently elected two new members at the ELCR Board of Directors Annual Meeting and Strategic Planning Session, held March 14-15 at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, in Harrodsburg, Ky. ... Read More

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Rural Sanctuary: Most Readers Keep Their Horses in the Country

April 05, 2011

More than 880 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Do you keep your horse(s) in rural, suburban, or urban facilities?" ... Read More

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Tennessee Walking Horse Farm Owners Suspended

April 05, 2011

The owners of a high-profile Tennessee Walking Horse breeding farm have been suspended from participating in horse shows and other equine-related activities for one year for allegedly violating the Horse Protection Act (HPA).
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Updated FEI Prohibited Substance List Now in Effect

April 04, 2011

The 2011 Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) Equine Prohibited Substance List comes into effect today, April 4. The updated list has been publicly available since the FEI General Assembly in Taipei last November when it was unanimously approved.... Read More