Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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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

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May 8 is National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day

May 07, 2010

What would you do with your dog, cat, bird, horse, or livestock if your area was hit with a flood, earthquake or forest fire? National Animal Preparedness Day, May 8, reminds everyone to be prepared.

The Federal Emergency Management ... Read More

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New Bolton Center Offers Free Equine Lecture Series

May 07, 2010

The University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine New Bolton Center has scheduled a free educational lecture series for horse owners and horse enthusiasts. The one-hour monthly lectures will include such topics as colic, therap... Read More

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AQHA, WRCA Create Ranch Rodeo Award

May 06, 2010

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) has teamed with the Working Ranch Cowboys Association (WRCA) to recognize top horses at WRCA rodeos across the nation.

To honor the contributions ranch horses have made to the heritage of... Read More

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UC Davis Center for Equine Health Receives $3 Million Endowment

May 06, 2010

The William and Inez Mabie Family Foundation has pledged $3 million to support the Center for Equine Health (CEH) to continue its operational, educational, and research efforts to benefit horses. The CEH is part of the School of Veterinary Medi... Read More

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Florida Horse Park License Plate Bill to Governor

May 05, 2010

Bills to provide funds for the Florida Horse Park through sale of specialty license plates are on Gov. Charlie Crist's desk. S 736 and companion bill HB 351 would create several spec... Read More

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Vaccinations: Readers Follow Vet Recommendations for Brands

May 04, 2010

More than 630 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "How do you determine which brand of vaccines to give to your horse?"

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AQHA Seeking Volunteers, Sponsors, and Saddles for Youth World Cup

May 04, 2010

For the 2010 Youth World Cup to be a success, the American Quarter Horse Association is seeking volunteers, tack donations and sponsors.

Scheduled for July 3-11, the 2010 Youth World Cup will be held at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. What b... Read More

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Wealth of Equine Research Presented at Swiss Meeting

May 04, 2010

Diseases and prevention, genetics and breeding, behavior, performance, and the horse industry made up the categories of this year's Swiss Equine Research Network Meeting held April 30 in Avenches, Switzerland.

The country's t... Read More

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Spielberg to Direct War Horse Movie

May 04, 2010

Steven Spielberg has chosen to direct "War Horse," a story about a boy and his horse set during World War I, according to Variety. Disney and DreamWorks are planning to release the movie Aug. 10, 2011.

Michael Morpurgo wrot... Read More

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Eight Equine Groups Support AHC's Welfare Code of Practice

May 04, 2010

Eight equine organizations have signed on in support of the American Horse Council's National Welfare Code of Practice. The Welfare Code outlines in generic terms what it means for an organization to be committed to the responsible breeding... Read More