Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Suspicious Wisconsin Horse Death Not Caused by Cougar

January 14, 2011

A wild animal was not responsible for killing a Wisconsin horse, according to necropsy results on the horse, which were released last week.
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Colorado Man Sentenced in Barn Arson Case

January 14, 2011

A Colorado man was sentenced on Jan. 12 to serve more than 10 years in prison in connection with a barn fire that killed 12 horses and several other animals on May 9, 2010. The horses, a goat, and several chickens and roosters were r... Read More

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Owner of Stray Florida Horse Sought

January 13, 2011

Animal welfare authorities in Palm Beach County, Fla., are seeking the owner of a horse discovered wandering in a rural area of the county last week. Capt. David Walesky, operations manager of the Palm County Animal Care and Control, said area ... Read More

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Horses Relocated From Montana Sanctuary

January 13, 2011

Eighty horses are among hundreds of animals receiving veterinary and other care after being relocated from an animal sanctuary in Montana. Prior to their relocation, the horses were among 1,200 animals (including 650 llamas, two camels, several pot ... Read More

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Washington Authorities Probe Horse Shootings

January 12, 2011

Law enforcement authorities in Mason County, Wash., are seeking whoever is responsible for the shooting deaths of two horses. According to a Mason County Sheriff's Department press release, Sheriff's Deputies discovered the animals on Jan. 11, after ... Read More

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Bill Provides $30 Million for New Jersey Racing

January 11, 2011

A bill that would shift $30 million from the Casino Redevelopment Authority to the horse racing industry in the state of New Jersey over a three-year period progressed in the legislature on Jan. 10. The money would be paid on a sliding scale... Read More

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TCA Auction Raises Nearly $1.7 Million

January 10, 2011

The 21st annual Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) Stallion Season Auction raised a gross amount of nearly $1.7 million during a three-day telephone auction and a live auction held Jan. 8 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center.
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Speakers Announced for University of Maryland Seminars

January 08, 2011

The Equine Studies Program at the University of Maryland has put together a line-up of 31 industry-leading speakers for their University Seminar Series to be hosted at the Maryland Horse World Expo, Jan. 20-23, 2011. This seminar series provides ... Read More

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Equine Collapse: Once in a Lifetime?

January 08, 2011

A horse that collapses while under saddle is both a hazard to himself and others. ... Read More

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KENA Dinner and KHC Awards Banquet Combined

January 07, 2011

The Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA) meeting will be held on Jan. 14 at the Hyatt Regency Lexington in conjunction with the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) Annual Awards Banquet. The joint dinner meeting follows the KHC Annual Conference, ... Read More

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Rutgers Equine Science Center Receives $100,000 Donation

January 07, 2011

The Rutgers Equine Science Center recently received a $100,000 donation from its director, Karyn Malinowski, PhD. Malinowski made the donation in support of new initiatives, programs, and better horse care through research and education as the Center... Read More

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Horse Processing Plants: Not Just a Horse Issue

January 06, 2011

As the lackluster economy continues to challenge the horse industry, ranchers, lawmakers, and horse owners gathered at the Summit of the Horse in Las Vegas, Nev., this week to discuss the economic state of the industry and the unwanted horse issues. ... Read More

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Florida Man Charged in Illegal Horse Meat Probe

January 06, 2011

A Hialeah, Fla., man is facing multiple charges after his fingerprints were found on a van that police later determined contained horse meat intended for illegal sale. ... Read More

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Students Given Opportunity to Learn About Equine Careers

January 05, 2011

The Kentucky Horse Council will once again offer Kentucky students the opportunity to learn about careers in the equine and related industries at the "Your Future in Agriculture & Horses" event. The bulk of the event provides an opportunity for... Read More

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Commentary: Sound Advice for Future Retired Racehorses

January 05, 2011

As 2010 came to a close, so did the racing career of a highly celebrated Thoroughbred racehorse named Zenyatta. She is retired now, and after more than three years and 20 races, she walked away from the track completely sound. This fact alone should ... Read More

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500th Horse Retired by Pennsylvania Racehorse Retirement Program

January 04, 2011

Turning For Home, the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association racehorse retirement program, recorded its 500th retiree when the mare Pumped left the track at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pa., for the last time on Dec. 24. A 6-year-old daughter ... Read More

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Readers Resolve to do Better in 2011

January 04, 2011

More than 330 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Did you fulfill for your horsey resolution for 2010?"... Read More

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South Carolina Authorities Probe Horse Shooting

January 04, 2011

Law enforcement authorities in Spartanburg County, S.C., are seeking whoever is responsible for shooting a Tennessee Walking Horse residing in a pasture in Inman. According to a Spartanburg County Sheriff's Deputy's report, the owner discovered the... Read More

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EIPH: Common Drug Less Effective Than Thought

January 03, 2011

The results of a recent study have revealed that a drug commonly used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) is not as effective as veterinarians previously thought. Belinda M. Buchholz, BS, a second year veterinary student at... Read More

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Horses Being Rescued from Australian Floods

January 03, 2011

The extreme flooding in Queensland, Australia, has reached what some reporters are calling "biblical proportions." The still-rising water now covers an area as large as France and Germany combined, according to a report on the ABC Brisbane website. ... Read More

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Arkansas Horse Trader Faces Cruelty Charges

January 03, 2011

An Arkansas man is facing more than 100 animal cruelty charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment of horses on his Fulton County property. On Dec. 7, Fulton County Sheriff's Deputies discovered 117 allegedly malnourished and neglected... Read More

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Unwanted Horse Coalition Newsletter Continues to Educate

January 02, 2011

The Unwanted Horse Coalition's (UHC) Media Roundup newsletter has been educating its readers through articles and events relating to unwanted horses since November 2009.
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Bran Mash: What's it Really Good For?

January 01, 2011

What's in a bran mash? And what is it meant to do?... Read More

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2010: A Year in Review

January 01, 2011

With 2010 officially in the books, TheHorse.com decided to take a look back at a year that was filled with developments in equine medicine, breakthroughs in horse health, and, of course, a few chuckles along the way. ... Read More

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TCA to Auction Stallion Seasons

January 01, 2011

The 21st annual Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) select stallion season auction will be held Jan. 8 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington, Ky. The cocktail party-style event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with dinner and drinks followed ... Read More