Recent News for Equine Rights & Welfare

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MHIB Awards Grants to Equestrian Groups Totaling $21,441

December 28, 2011

Therapeutic programs, conservationists, and educational and research programs are among the recipients.... Read More

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Diagnosing Equine Ataxia: Go Back to Basics

December 24, 2011

Go back to basics to understand what ataxia is and how to diagnose the cause for ataxia in affected horses.... Read More

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Australian Authorities Investigating 25 Horse Carcasses

December 21, 2011

The New South Wales DPI is investigating the discovery of 25 dead horses in the state's northwest region.... Read More

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Equine Guelph to Offer Equine Welfare Online Course

December 21, 2011

Equine Guelph is pleased to announce the first offering of the Equine Welfare online course.... Read More

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Cause of New York Carriage Horse's Death Remains Unknown

December 21, 2011

Despite the completion of a gross necropsy, a New York City carriage horse's cause of death remains unknown.... Read More

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Norm Luba Named 2011 Friend of the UK Equine Initiative

December 17, 2011

Luba was recognized for his leadership, vision, and work on behalf of the Equine Initiative.... Read More

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Texas Authorities Probe Deadly Barn Fire

December 08, 2011

Fire authorities in Harris County, Texas, are investigating a barn fire that killed 11 horses.
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Equine Welfare Monitoring System Under Evaluation

December 06, 2011

The system includes animal-based measurements developed from criteria described in scientific literature.... Read More

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HSUS Assists Horse Rescue in Wake of Storm Damage

December 04, 2011

The organization plans to use the funds to replace horses' winter blankets that were lost in the floods.... Read More

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Georgia Couple Sentenced in Cruelty Case

December 03, 2011

The pair will serve probation and pay fines in connection with allegedly maltreating 41 horses.... Read More

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Florida Pari-Mutuel Barrel Racing Begins Amid Disputes

December 02, 2011

It is the first pari-mutuel barrel racing in Florida and probably in the country.... Read More

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Florida Pari-Mutuel Barrel Racing Set to Begin Dec. 1

November 30, 2011

Gretna Racing's Dec. 1 card will include 11 races in a head-to-head bracket format.... Read More

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Georgia Horse Shootings Probed

November 30, 2011

One horse was killed and another was injured as a result of being shot in their pasture earlier this month. ... Read More

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ReRun Awarded Grant from ASPCA

November 26, 2011

The grant allowed ReRun to launch its "Transitioning off-the-track Thoroughbreds" project.... Read More

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FEI Celebrates 90 Years of Horse Sport

November 26, 2011

November 24 marked the 90th anniversary of the Federation Equestre Internationale's founding.... Read More

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Old Friends Receives Second Grant from ASPCA

November 24, 2011

The Thoroughbred retirement facility received a $50,000 grant from the ASPCA earlier this week.... Read More

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Georgia Woman Pleads No Contest to Cruelty Charges

November 23, 2011

A Georgia woman has pleaded no contest to charges connected with the alleged maltreatment of 41 horses .... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Survey Launches

November 21, 2011

A University of Kentucky-led study aims to assess the number of horses in the state and their economic impact.... Read More

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BEVA Publishes Book to Celebrate 50 Years

November 20, 2011

The book's 17 chapters were each written by an individual who had a significant role within the organization.... Read More

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2011 FEI General Assembly Discusses 'Hot' Topics

November 16, 2011

Topics discussed include microchips, controversial tack, medication fines, and obligatory postmortem exams.... Read More

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Three Plead Guilty in HPA Violation Case

November 10, 2011

The three were accused of applying equine soring practices and falsifying forms required to show the animals.... Read More

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New York Bill Would Make Horse Abuse a Felony

November 09, 2011

The bill would make it a felony to maltreat a horse used for recreation or those being rehabilitated.... Read More

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Pfizer Opens New Equine Research Center in Michigan

November 09, 2011

The center will be Pfizer's hub for research and development of equine vaccines and novel therapeutics.... Read More

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N.Y. Bill Would Create Statewide Cruelty Convict Registry

November 08, 2011

Convicted animal cruelty offenders would be required to register with a statewide animal cruelty database.... Read More

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Neck, Back Mobilization Help Treat Equine Back Pain

November 05, 2011

Research has shown that performing carrot stretches can strengthen the muscles that stabilize a horse's back.... Read More