Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Bluegrass Equine Digest: A Year in Review

December 20, 2010

Now in its 19th issue, the Bluegrass Equine Digest continues to provide the latest news on equine research at the University of Kentucky (UK) for the benefit of horse owners all across the country. The UK Equine Initiative (which represents all ... Read More

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Cabrera Sentenced in Florida Horse Poaching Case

December 20, 2010

A Florida man will serve five years in prison for poaching two horses and butchering them for meat. In September 2009 Miami-Dade County law enforcement authorities arrested Santiago Cabrera in connection with a July 2009 incident involving a horse... Read More

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Financial Grants Awarded to Horse Rescues

December 18, 2010

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has distributed financial grants to more than 30 equine rescue groups. The grants were made possible by a horseback riding fundraiser organized by the American Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA)... Read More

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Survey Highlights Need for Equestrian Safety

December 17, 2010

A survey September 2010 conducted by Saddle Up Safely, a rider safety awareness coalition of 40 community organizations led by the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture's Equine Initiative and UK HealthCare, reveals that equestrians are ... Read More

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DOI Audit: Mustang Gathers Necessary

December 17, 2010

Roundups are necessary for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to control population growth among wild horse herds, according to a report by the Department of the Interior's Office of the Inspector General (OIG). In the report issued on Dec. 13 the ... Read More

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Louisiana Authorities Probe Horse Shooting

December 17, 2010

Law enforcement authorities in St. Martin's Parish, La., are seeking those responsible for the shooting death of a horse earlier this year. Sgt. Terrell Bergeron, animal control coordinator for the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Department, said that ... Read More

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AHC Seeks Input about Equestrian Access to Federal Land

December 16, 2010

The American Horse Council (AHC) is continuing its effort to collect information on access issues equestrians are experiencing on federal lands. The centerpiece of this effort is an online form equestrians can use to report their personal experiences... Read More

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HFL Sport Science Laboratory Opens in Kentucky

December 16, 2010

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear joined community leaders and executives of HFL Sport Science on Dec. 14 to celebrate the grand opening of the company's new laboratory in Lexington, Ky. The facility will provide drug surveillance, doping control, and ... Read More

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Horse Mania: UK Equine Initiative's "Big Blue" Comes Home

December 16, 2010

As the gavel fell and "sold" was uttered Dec. 3 in the Keeneland sales ring, Hip No. 20 began his journey home. The equestrian- and agricultural-themed member of the 2010 class Horse Mania horses had now been twice purchased by a syndicate ... Read More

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New Mexico Wild Horse Sanctuary Plan Stalled

December 16, 2010

A plan to develop the country's first state-owned wild horse sanctuary was stalled yesterday when New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson announced that revenue set aside to develop the sanctuary would instead be used to offset cuts in state services and... Read More

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Horse Welfare Wars: When Emotion and Fact Collide (AAEP 2010)

December 16, 2010

Equine welfare and the growing population of horses needing homes are quickly becoming some of the major challenges that veterinarians face on a daily basis, according to Tom Lenz, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACT, chairman of the Unwanted Horse Coalition, who ... Read More

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UHC Seeks to Expand National Speaker Program

December 15, 2010

The Unwanted Horse Coalition's (UHC) National Speaker Program has been up and running since early 2009 with approximately 100 speakers in the database. This program provides equine events around the country with UHC volunteers to speak about ... Read More

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Texas Man Sentenced in Horse Theft Case

December 14, 2010

A Texas man will serve three years in prison in connection with the theft of a Miniature Horse earlier this year. According to a spokesperson for Kleberg County District Attorney John T. Hubert, Luciano Riojas stole the animal from a Kleberg County... Read More

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FEI President Names Executive Board Members

December 13, 2010

Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) President HRH Princess Haya named Chairman of Geographical Group VII Sheikh Khalid Bin Abdulla Al Khalifa (BRN) and Chair of the Driving Committee Richard Nicoll (USA) as members of the FEI Executive Board ... Read More

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Horse Aid Live and Equine Health & Welfare Alliance Form Partnership

December 12, 2010

Horse Aid Live (HAL) and Equine Health and Welfare Alliance (EHWA) have formed a partnership to offer more resources for aiding the unwanted, homeless, and at-risk horse populations.

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One-of-a-Kind Fundraiser Under Way for Horse Rescue

December 10, 2010

A Maryland horse rescue has launched a clever fundraising effort that some might say takes the cake. Days End Farm and Charm City Cakes in Baltimore, Md., have teamed up to offer one lucky eBay bidder the opportunity to spend an afternoon with ...... Read More

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Veterinarian's Oath Revised to Stress Importance of Animal Welfare

December 10, 2010

The AVMA has revised the Veterinarian's Oath to stress the importance of animal welfare... Read More

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Car Forces Horse into Storm Drain, Rider Escapes Injury

December 09, 2010

A horse is dead after being forced off a road and into a storm drain by a passing car. The accident occurred on Dec. 4 when a speeding car reportedly forced 100-year-old rider Bert Bonnett and his Missouri Fox Trotter mare, Cassie, from the road ...... Read More

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Report Reviews BLM Gather Conduct

December 08, 2010

Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mustang handling procedures during three roundups this past summer were professional and appropriate, according to independent equine specialists who observed the gathers. The observers' findings were publish... Read More

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Supplements: Readers Dish for Their Foals

December 07, 2010

TheHorse.com readers responded to a poll asking, "At what age do you start feeding your foal(s) supplements?" ... Read More

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AAEP 2010: Inaugural 'Legend of the Year' Award Presented to California Veterinarian

December 07, 2010

Bayer Animal Health honored Liz Bracken, DVM, of Atascadero, Calif., as the inaugural recipient of the "Legend of the Year" award, which recognizes veterinary professionals who provide equitarian aid, or exceptional care for unwanted or abandoned ...... Read More

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AAEP 2010: International Welfare Group Receives Lavin Cup

December 07, 2010

An international organization that aims to end the suffering of thousands of working equids in impoverished regions worldwide received the 2010 Lavin Cup today. The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) gives this equine welfare ...... Read More

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Reward Offered for Information About Idaho Mustang Shootings

December 06, 2010

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the shooting deaths of two mustangs in Idaho.... Read More

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New Jersey Rescue Trustees Accused of Misappropriating Funds

December 06, 2010

The New Jersey Attorney General is accusing two trustees of a horse rescue in that state of misappropriating more than $60,000 in contributions from online donors who thought they were saving horses from so-called kill-buyers.

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Holiday Cheer for Horses in Need Provided by Canadian Companies

December 05, 2010

This holiday season Canadian horse lovers can help feed hungry horses by doing something horse lovers to do: shop!

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