Recent News for Legal Concerns & Legislation


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


Equisect Natural Fly Repellent

July 24, 2008

Farnam Horse Products introduces Equisect Fly Repellent.

Equisect Fly Repellent
Thi... Read More


AQHA and Ranch Horse Association of America Join Forces

May 22, 2008

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) and the Ranch Horse Association of America have formed a strategic marketing alliance to promote the growing interest in and usage of Quarter Horses in ranch horse competition.

As part... Read More


Horse Council Congressional Cavalry Program Grows

April 16, 2008

The Congressional Cavalry, organized by the American Horse Council (AHC) and some of its member organizations, continues to grow.

The Congressional Cavalry was formed last year in an effort to better represent and serve the horse... Read More


Hundreds of Horse Lovers Show Up for Equifest 2008

April 13, 2008

Hundreds of equine fans gathered at Equifest 2008 at the Lake Helen Equestrian Center in Florida.

The one-day event was presented by the Museum of Florida Art. All the proceeds from event yesterday (April 12) will go to youth programs of... Read More


'Loved' to Death?

February 01, 2008

We must do the best we can to create an environment where our horses can thrive physically and mentally.

Horses weren't designed to be "apartment dwellers," said a horseman friend... Read More


AlpharmaEquine Extend-A-Cool

January 30, 2008

Extend-A-Cool as an effective remedy to address sore shins, inflamed leg muscles and tendons, and reduce swelling from acute sprains and bruises. When applied to the lower leg, the temperature under the wrap may be reduced by up to 6°F or more... Read More


Ford Recalling 1.18 Million Heavy Duty Vehicles

January 08, 2008

Ford Motor Company is conducting a voluntary recall of 1.18 million F-Super Duty trucks, E-Series vans, and Excursions due to a sensor problem that can cause the vehicle's engine to hesitate, stumble, or stall.

The recall involves... Read More


FOSH to Present Gaited Horse Judging Clinic in Europe

December 17, 2007

History will be made when Dianne Little, director of judging with the Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH), will present an Independent Judges Association clinic in South Germany prior to the European Championships for Tennessee Walking Horses.

The... Read More


Mega Grand Flex

December 13, 2007

Grand Meadows Nutritional Products Inc. introduces their newest equine joint supplement, Mega Grand Flex. Mega Grand Flex is designed to help horses that have not responded to traditional ingredient levels in joint support products. ... Read More


Two Horses Die After Roundup in New Mexico Forest

December 05, 2007

The U.S. Forest Service says two wild horses captured during a roundup in the Carson National Forest in New Mexico have died.

Agency spokeswoman Kathy DeLucas says one horse died November 26th after running head-first into a metal corral panel... Read More


University of Tennessee Veterinary Dean to Retire

September 24, 2007

Michael Blackwell, DVM, MPH, dean of the University of Tennessee (UT) College of Veterinary Medicine has announced he plans to retire. Blackwell will leave his position January 1, 2008. His retirement will be effective March 1, 2008.... Read More


North Carolina Governor Seeking Federal Drought Aid

August 23, 2007

Farmers across North Carolina whose crops and livestock are hard-hit by the ongoing drought will get federal financial aid if Gov. Mike Easley gets his way.

Easley said Wednesday he will ask U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns for a... Read More


Injuries Common Among Experienced Riders, Study Finds

June 12, 2007

Results of a retrospective study performed by doctors at an Alberta trauma center shed a new light on the incidence and type of injuries sustained by equestrians. Additionally, the doctors found that experienced riders were more likely to suffer seve... Read More


Texas Therapeutic Riding Group Seeks Volunteers

May 24, 2007

Therapeutic Riding of Texas (TROT), a North American Riding for the Handicapped Association premier accredited therapeutic riding center, is seeking side walkers and horse handler volunteers for Session II. Volunteers do not need experience, as ... Read More


New York Senate Passes Bill Exempting Farm Buildings from Maintenance Code

May 24, 2007

The New York state senate passed a bill May 23 that would provide relief to farmers from the high costs and red tape a new state regulation could potentially cause them.

The bill (S.3022) would exempt permanent farm buildings on working... Read More


Federal Government to Hold Horse Auction In Michigan

May 20, 2007

Dozens of Michigan horse lovers are expected to attend an auction this weekend at the Midland County Fairgrounds, where the U.S. Bureau of Land Management will offer wild mustangs and burros for as little as $125 each.

The bureau will have 60... Read More


Mustangs Enlisted to Patrol Canadian Border

May 18, 2007

Wild horses, tamed in past generations by Indians, soldiers, and prospectors, are now being enlisted for a new chore--patrolling the most rugged and remote stretches of the nation's northern border.

In a project dubbed "Noble Mustang," the... Read More


Name Selected for Colt Rescued from Interstate 44 Accident

May 02, 2007

The Humane Society of Missouri's Longmeadow Rescue Ranch is proud to announce Twist of Fate as the winning name for the new colt born April 18. More than 5,360 votes were cast to help pick the colt's name. "Twist of Fate" led the pack to... Read More


Missouri Equine, Livestock Veterinarians in Short Supply

April 13, 2007

It's a routine morning for Charles Dake: He drives an hour roundtrip to give a horse a quick vaccine, then he's off to castrate and dehorn a herd of cattle, and onto yet another farm to sedate and castrate a horse--all before lunch.

Wit... Read More


Alltech Symposium Focusing on Changing Equine Industry

March 30, 2007

Alltech's 23rd International Feed Industry Symposium will address topics including feeding for maximum potential, doping scandals, and the overuse of drug-related products, during the annual three-day event in Lexington, Ky., May 21-23, 2007. Th... Read More