Recent News for Equine Rights & Welfare

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Deworming: Readers Use Strategies

October 05, 2010

More than 470 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What drives your deworming product selection decision?" ... Read More

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Readers Like to See Proof for Rotational Deworming

September 28, 2010

More than 800 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What would make you stop using a rotational deworming program?" ... Read More

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Wild Horses: New Mexico Plan Would Create Nation's First State-Owned Sanctuary

September 23, 2010

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson wants his state to be the first to establish a state-owned sanctuary for wild horses. On Sept. 16 Richardson announced he would use $2.8 million in funds awarded to the state under the American Rec... Read More

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Victoria Max-Theurer to Skip WEG for Welfare of her Horse

September 13, 2010

Top Austrian dressage rider Victoria Max-Theurer has announced that, in the best interest of her horse, she will not compete in the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG). The 24-year-old's dressage horse, Augustin OLD, underwent col... Read More

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Exercising Horses on a Treadmill, Step by Step

September 11, 2010

The Rutgers Equine Science Center launched a virtual tour of the equine exercise physiology laboratory.... Read More

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Virginia Veterinarian Faces Cruelty Charges

September 08, 2010

A Virginia veterinarian faces multiple animal cruelty charges for allegedly neglecting 18 horses that were removed from her Franklin County property last month. Captain Aleck Beeman of the Franklin County Sheriff's Department sai... Read More

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Some Seized Kansas Horses Ready for New Homes

September 07, 2010

More than 40 of the 80 horses removed from a Kansas equine rescue in July are available for placement in new permanent homes. Sheriff's deputies and veterinarians removed the horses from the Winding Road Equine Rescue and Retirement facility on July... Read More

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Pesticide Use on Farms May Be Affected By Federal Legislation

September 05, 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency is finalizing its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Pesticide General Permit, with plans to implement the regulation in April, 2011. The proposed regulations would affect any applicators who apply pes... Read More

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Moore, Paragallo Denied Jockey Club Privileges due to Welfare Cases

August 24, 2010

The Jockey Club board of stewards voted Aug. 21 to deny New York resident Ernie Paragallo and Ohio resident Chad M. Moore all privileges of The American Stud Book effective Jan. 1, 2011. The action against Paragallo was take... Read More

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Kansas Rescue Operator Faces Cruelty Charge

August 24, 2010

The operator of a Kansas horse rescue is facing an animal cruelty charge in connection with the removal of 80 horses from her Coffey County property last month. Detective Tom Johnson of the Coffey County Sheriff's Department said... Read More

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Cartilage Repair Research Update

August 20, 2010

Members of the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation's Rokeby Circle were briefed on Aug. 19 by Lisa A. Fortier, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, on her work in equine sports medicine as it relates to regenerative therapies. Her presentation was part of the o... Read More

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NSAIDs Congress Exposes Benefits and Risks, Focuses on Horse Welfare

August 19, 2010

Scientific, legal, and ethical points of view on non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) use in competition horses continued to stream Switzerland's air even at the close of the two-day NSAIDs congress... Read More

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Bilateral Training Improves Performance, Welfare, Researchers Say

August 17, 2010

Congratulations, your horse has learned a new trick! Now, start all over again--this time on the other side. That's right; it turns out if you want your horse to learn a trick or skill correctly, you're probably going to have... Read More

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Group Seeks Stiffer Anti-Soring Rules

August 06, 2010

A group of equine welfare advocates want the USDA to adopt new regulations designed to beef-up enforcement of the Horse Protection Act (HPA) of 1970 at Tennessee Walking Horse exhibitions. The act forbids soring, the deliberate injury to a horse's le... Read More

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Kansas Authorities Seize Horses

August 05, 2010

More than 80 horses are receiving care at an undisclosed location after law enforcement authorities removed them from a Coffee County, Kan., farm July 30. Det. Tom Johnson of the Coffey County Sheriff's said sheriff's deputie... Read More

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Equitation Science Symposium Emphasizes Horse Welfare and Human Safety

August 03, 2010

Rein tension, saddle and seat pressure, training rewards and reinforcement, and the evaluation of stress and emotions in riding horses were some of the main topics at this year's International Equitation Science Symposium held July 31&ndash... Read More

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USHJA to Host Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Office

August 01, 2010

The United States Hunter Jumper Association will host a ribbon cutting ceremony Aug. 20 at 6 p.m. to celebrate the opening of its new headquarters at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. Founded in 2004, the USHJA was establishe... Read More

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Horse Abandonment Case in Washington Under Investigation

July 30, 2010

Law enforcement authorities in King County, Wash., are seeking those responsible for abandoning two horses near a campground on July 21. Sheriff's Deputies discovered the roughly 20-year-old bay Thoroughbred mare and the elderly ... Read More

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AAEP Releases Recommendations for Protecting the Safety and Welfare of Standardbred Racehorses

July 27, 2010

Following the creation of veterinary guidelines to protect the safety and welfare of racing Thoroughbreds and Quarter horses, the American Association of Equine Practitioners has adapted these recommendations for the harness racing industry. The whit... Read More

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New Order Sought to Stop Nevada Mustang Gathers

July 26, 2010

A Nevada wild horse advocate has again asked a federal court to issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) forbidding the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to gather animals from the Rock Creek and Little Humboldt Horse Management Areas in northwestern ... Read More

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Video Replay of Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit Available

July 26, 2010

Video files for each public session at the third Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, held June 28 and 29 at Keeneland Race Course, in Lexington, Ky., are now available for download... Read More

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Donkey Cruelty Case in Russia

July 23, 2010

As reported by Horse & Hound, a donkey was forced to parasail on a Russian beach last week in what has been deemed an act of animal cruelty. The donkey was at... Read More

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Latest Round of Endorsements for the AHC's Welfare Code of Practice

July 22, 2010

The American Horse Council (AHC) announces the American Saddlebred Horse Association, Appaloosa Horse Club, Harness Horsemen International, Kentucky Horse Council, North American Trail Ride Conference, and the National Reined Cow Horse Association... Read More

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Lawsuit Opposes California Mustang Gather

July 20, 2010

Wild horse advocates are seeking a federal court order to prevent the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from removing approximately 2,000 mustangs from the Twin Peaks Herd Management Area near Susanville, Calif. The gather is slated to begin in A... Read More

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Colic in the Horse: Free Seminar for Horse Owners

July 17, 2010

Matthew Madron, DVM, will give a free seminar on colic in the horse on Tuesday, Aug. 3, at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. The seminar, open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Central in the college's Alumni Ro... Read More