Recent News for Legal Concerns & Legislation


Reward Offered in Chicago Police Horse Injury Case

September 20, 2012

Police offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of those responsible.... Read More


Proposed Legislation would Stiffen Horse Soring Penalties

September 17, 2012

The legislation would stiffen penalties for soring horses by amending the Horse Protection Act (HPA) of 1970.... Read More


New Book on Equine Law is Rich in Horse Racing History

September 11, 2012

The book covers the twisting morass of equine regulatory law and tells a history of Thoroughbred racing.... Read More


Federal Prosecutor Seeks Stiff Sentence for McConnell

September 11, 2012

U.S. Atty. Steven Neff is seeking probation and a significant fine for Jackie McConnell.... Read More


Federal Plan Will Remove Horses from Nevada Wildlife Refuge

September 07, 2012

Wild horses and burros will be removed from their ranges in Nevada under a U.S. Fish and Wildlife plan.... Read More


Utah Bill Would Ban Unauthorized Photography on Farms

March 03, 2012

The bill would forbid photography or videography at agricultural operations without the owner's permission.... Read More


Colorado Lawmakers Nix Animal Abuser Registry Bill

February 01, 2012

A bill that would have established a registry for convicted animal abusers in Colorado failed in committee.... Read More


S.C. Bill would Expand Equine Activity Liability Law

January 19, 2012

The bill requires that warning signs be posted at riding trails operated by equine activity sponsors.... Read More


Nevada Bill Could Threaten Wild Horse Water Access

May 11, 2011

The would strip Bureau of Land Management wild horses and burros of their wildlife status in that state.... Read More


Guilty Plea Entered in Florida Horse Poaching Case

November 18, 2010

A Florida man accused of poaching two horses then butchering them for their meat pleaded guilty to the charges against him during an appearance in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on Nov. 17.

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Steve Kraus to Join Cornell as Head Farrier

October 28, 2010

Steve Kraus will join the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine as head farrier, effective Nov. 1. He will continue the great work of Michael Wildenstein, who has been with Cornell since 1991, and has accepted an early retirement in... Read More


Horse's Age and Rider's Experience Affect Horse Injury

October 22, 2010

When it comes to horse management, "experience is the best teacher." According to a recent study by Swedish researchers, experienced staff might help protect your horse against orthopaedic injuries. The study tried to ascer... Read More


UK Livestock Lab Changes Name for a Broader Focus

September 20, 2010

The University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center is now the UK Veterinary Diagnostic Lab (UKVDL). The name change was implemented to reflect the broad focus of the lab, which includes services beyond livestock species.

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USDA Announces Program to Expand Use of Private Land

July 12, 2010

Vilsack announced an effort to encourage land owners to provide public access to land for outdoor activities.... Read More


Estray Nevada Horses to be Sold at Auction

July 09, 2010

The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) will sell 175 estray horses at auction that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) removed from a public range on the Nevada-Utah border last month. The gathered horses are not BLM mustangs. Th... Read More


Horse-Human Relationship Symposium at Tufts

April 30, 2010

The Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence Symposium: Hoofbeats and Society: the Horse-Human Relationship is scheduled for May 15-16 at the Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton, Mass.... Read More


AQHA Data Reveals Registration Trends

April 15, 2010

In analyzing 30 years of American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) registration data, AQHA discovered some trends that could help breeders and owners of American Quarter Horses make business decisions for the future. These trends, which ar... Read More


Donkey Dies of Rabies in North Carolina

April 13, 2010

The Raleigh, N.C.-based News & Observer reported that a miniature donkey died of rabies last week on a Durham County goat farm... Read More


Legal and Ethical Veterinary Compounding

April 09, 2010

Drug compounding can be defined as the art and science of mixing ingredients, which may be active, inactive or both, to create a specific dosage form to meet a specific patient’s needs. Compounding can be performed by a veterinarian or by... Read More


Rags to Riches Delivers Colt

March 17, 2010

Champion Rags to Riches, winner of the 2007 Belmont Stakes, delivered a Henrythenavigator colt March 17 in Ireland, where she is scheduled to be bred to Coolmore stallion Galileo.

Rags to Riches, the champion 3-year-old filly of 2007... Read More


Maryland to Perform Second Equine Census

March 02, 2010

The Maryland Horse Industry Board has commissioned the USDA to conduct a census of the Maryland equine population starting in May. The 2010 Equine Census will include horses, ponies, mules, burros, and donkeys, regardless of ownership or use. T... Read More


Penn School of Vet Medicine Marks 125 Years

January 18, 2009

This year marks the 125th anniversary of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

"From our earliest years, Penn Vet has shaped and advanced the education and practice of the profession," said Joan C. Hendricks, VMD,... Read More


Wrangler Charged in Oregon Horse Shooting

October 31, 2008

A former employee of an Oregon youth camp faces multiple criminal charges in connection with the shooting and abandonment of Trooper, a 6-year-old Arabian gelding discovered wandering in the Deschutes National Forest with a gunshot... Read More


Endangered Equine Breeds Coming to Horse Park

August 29, 2008

The Kentucky Horse Park will host some of the rarest horses on earth during the Festivale of Endangered Equines, Sept. 5-7. The event will feature more than 125 horses and ponies of 15 different breeds and is being hosted by the Equus Survival... Read More


Museum of the Horse Adding Arabian Galleries

August 15, 2008

The Purebred Arabian Trust has begun construction of an 8,000 square foot addition to the Kentucky Horse Park's International Museum of the Horse. This addition will house the Arabian Horse Galleries. It will be the first major addition to the... Read More