Recent News for Equine Rights & Welfare

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Vermont Horse Herd Seized

November 18, 2014

Twenty-three horses are receiving rehabilitative care after being removed from a farm in Woodstock, Vermont.... Read More

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The Brooke Announces Newest U.S. Board Members

November 17, 2014

Paul Lunn, BVSc, MS, PhD, MRCVS, Dipl. ACVIM, and John Nicholson were installed Nov. 17.... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Riding School Horse Health

November 17, 2014

Lack of pasture time and advancing age were the prime culprits behind lesson horse health problems.... Read More

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World Horse Welfare Collaborates with Racehorse Charity

November 16, 2014

The groups will work together to retrain and rehome "vulnerable" former racehorses.... Read More

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Kentucky Lawmakers Get Cobalt Update

November 14, 2014

Kentucky has been part of ongoing research and testing involving high levels of cobalt salts.... Read More

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Texas Police Probe Horse Cruelty Case

November 13, 2014

Authorities hope the public can help find whoever allegedly injured a horse and a steer at an exhibition venue.... Read More

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Michigan Barn Fire Claims 17 Horses

November 13, 2014

Michigan fire authorities are probing the cause of a barn fire in Edwardsburg, Michigan, that killed 17 horses.... Read More

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Do Horses Prefer Patting or Scratching?

November 12, 2014

Recent study results lead researchers to believe a scratch wins over a pat as a more effective reward.... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Equine Stress Levels at Competitions

November 09, 2014

Cortisol levels were higher during a competition than at home, and they continued rising throughout the event.... Read More

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Ohio City Fights Appeal in Service Horse Case

November 08, 2014

The city of Blue Ash asked an appeals court to uphold a decision regarding the use of a Mini Horse as a service animal.... Read More

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Factors Contributing to Cross-Country Falls Evaluated

November 07, 2014

The only variable researchers could link with the likelihood of falling was competitive rank going into cross-country.... Read More

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Saddlers Support Saddle Research Trust Conference

November 05, 2014

The conference will focus on applying science to horses, saddles, and riders to help improve horses' health and welfare.... Read More

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Hoskins Faces Probation Violation Charge

November 05, 2014

Beth Hoskins, who was convicted of maltreating dozens of horses, is now accused of violating terms of her probation.... Read More

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How Much Does it Cost to Rescue a Horse?

November 05, 2014

A law enforcement officer and a horse rescuer reveal what's behind rescuing and rehabilitating a neglected equid.... Read More

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Two Racehorses Die After Australia's Melbourne Cup

November 04, 2014

Admire Rakti collapsed in his stall following the race and Araldo was euthanized after shattering a pastern.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Participants Pledge to Support New Vocations

October 30, 2014

To date, 36 horses have owners and/or trainers pledging a percentage of their Breeders' Cup earnings to New Vocations.... Read More

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CSU Releases New Furosemide Research Results

October 30, 2014

Dr. Paul Morley found evidence suggesting furosemide is effective in reducing EIPH incidence and severity. ... Read More

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Indiana Racing Commission Suspends Vet Russell for 20 Years

October 28, 2014

Ross Russell, DVM, was suspended and fined $20,000 for allegedly administering cobalt to a horse before a race.... Read More

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Smartphone App Helps Animal Cruelty Investigators

October 27, 2014

The app allows users to record videos of suspected animal cruelty and to establish GPS coordinates of the alleged crime.... Read More

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BLM to Modify Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility

October 24, 2014

Changes will include adding hay storage, placing protective shelters in sick pens, replacing corral panels, and more.... Read More

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New Research Published to Help Working Equids' Welfare

October 23, 2014

The studies address clinical problems, including lameness, husbandry, tack-related wounds, parasites, and more.... Read More

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Racing's Slow Regulatory Process

October 22, 2014

A trainer received sanctions for a June 2013 drug violation in October. A Blood-Horse writer takes a look.... Read More

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Walking Horse Advocates Target North Carolina State Fair

October 20, 2014

Advocates targeted the fair to protest the inclusion of Tennessee Walking Horse performance classes in its horse show.... Read More

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Rare South Carolina Ponies Relocated

October 19, 2014

A trio of wild Marsh ponies has been relocated to a safer location after another pony was killed by a motorist.... Read More

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Tennessee Horseman Petitions for Equine Rights

October 18, 2014

But one city official believes the petition is intended to promote equestrian use of a municipal trail in Johnson City.... Read More