Recent News for Equine Rights & Welfare


Possible Granuloma

June 01, 2012

My 20-year-old Arabian gelding has a hard, bony, fingerlike growth deep in a ... Read More


FEI, OIE Unite to Improve High Performance Horse Transport

May 31, 2012

The groups' aim is to invoke globally standardized testing and quarantine requirements for performance horses.... Read More


Illinois Bill Allows Miniature Horses as Service Animals

May 17, 2012

The Illinois Senate has passed legislation designating miniature horses as recognized service animals. ... Read More


Vets Report Safe Kentucky Oaks and Derby

May 17, 2012

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission reported successful Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby Presented by Y... Read More


Florida Man Charged in Horse Shootings

May 16, 2012

A Florida man is facing multiple charges in connection with the shooting deaths of two of his horses.
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NSBA Announces Penalties for Horse Welfare Rule Violations

May 11, 2012

The NSBA Board voted unanimously to minimum penalties for confirmed cases of inhumane horse treatment/... Read More


Leadership Changes at Va. Tech's Equine Medical Center

May 11, 2012

Dr. Nathaniel While has stepped down as director of the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center.... Read More


Horse Breeder Crundwell Pleads Not Guilty to Fraud Charge

May 08, 2012

Crundwell is accused of embezzling more than $53 million from the small Illinois town she worked for.... Read More


UMD Offers Horse Ownership Week Education Opportunities

May 02, 2012

The educational opportunities and Responsible Horse Ownership Week take place May 14-20.... Read More


New York Man Accused of Shooting Neighbor's Horses

May 01, 2012

The man allegedly shot and killed the six horses that "repeatedly wandered" on to his property.... Read More


Authorities Seek Virginia Horse Slasher

April 30, 2012

Three horses sustained cuts requiring veterinary treatment. None of the wounds appeared life-threatening.... Read More

Using radiographs (X rays) and fluoroscopy (real-time radiography) of a horse's head while wearing a bridle and bit, Clayton evaluated the position of the bit in a horse's mouth with and without tension applied to the reins.


Researcher Evaluates Bit, Rein Interaction with Equine Mouth

April 13, 2012

Bits, nosebands, and headpieces all exert pressure on horses when riders place pressure on the reins.... Read More


AVMA, AAEP, USDA Work to End Soring

April 11, 2012

The organizations have produced a video to educate the public about soring and how to identify a sored horse.... Read More


Rood & Riddle Auction of Zenyatta Halter Raises Over $6,400

April 04, 2012

The recent eBay auction brought $6,712.50 in a fundraising effort for the Bluegrass Chapter of the Red Cross.... Read More


California Horse Shooter Sought

April 04, 2012

Someone allegedly transported two horses to a rural location before fatally shooting the animals in the head.... Read More


USHJA Joins Unwanted Horse Coalition

March 18, 2012

The Coalition's mission is to reduce the number of unwanted horses and to improve their welfare.... Read More

Article Wins Equestrian Social Media Awards

March 07, 2012 took home first place in the "Best Use of Facebook" category of the 2012 PagePlay ESMAs.... Read More


USDA: Equine Operations Now Eligible for Emergency Loans

March 01, 2012

Equine operations that breed, raise, and sell certain types of horses are now eligible for emergency loans.... Read More


UC Davis Owner Education Seminar to be Streamed Online

February 24, 2012

The webcast will be presented free of charge and will be available online tomorrow beginning at 8:30 a.m. PST.... Read More


Molecular Monitoring of Equine Joint Homeostasis

February 22, 2012

It's beneficial to look at biomarkers that reflect changes in cartilage as well as the joint capsule and bone.... Read More


2012 UK Equine Diagnostic and Research Seminar Series

February 20, 2012

The 2012 University of Kentucky's Department of Veterinary Science Equine Diagnostic and Research Se... Read More


$120 Million Classroom Building for Texas A&M Vet Students

February 12, 2012

The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents approved the addition of a $120 million classroom b... Read More


Help Save Land for Horses with ELCR Planning Forums

February 08, 2012

This is the first of three educational forums scheduled for 2012-13 at various locations around the country.... Read More


Pfizer Animal Health Contributes to FFA, AAEP Foundation

February 05, 2012

A portion of purchases from qualified equine products made between Feb. 1 and April 30, 2012, will be donated.... Read More


UK's Gluck Equine Research Center Celebrates 25 Years

February 02, 2012

It is one of the few institutes where virtually all faculty conduct full-time research in equine health.... Read More