Recent News for Equine Rights & Welfare

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Possible Granuloma

June 01, 2012

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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TheHorse.com Wins Equestrian Social Media Awards

March 07, 2012

TheHorse.com took home first place in the "Best Use of Facebook" category of the 2012 PagePlay ESMAs.... Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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$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

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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

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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

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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