Recent News for Equine Rights & Welfare

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Colorado Lawmakers Nix Animal Abuser Registry Bill

February 01, 2012

A bill that would have established a registry for convicted animal abusers in Colorado failed in committee.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Stephen Coleman

January 28, 2012

Stephen Coleman completed his PhD in Veterinary Science at the UK under Jamie MacLeod, VMD, PhD.... Read More

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EQUUS Foundation Joins ELCR as Premier Conservation Partner

January 22, 2012

ELCR's is mission to educate the public about the immediate need to conserve land for equine-related activity.... Read More

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Pennsylvania Horse Vet Charged with Sodomy

January 21, 2012

A Pennsylvania veterinarian is facing criminal charges in connection with the alleged sexual assault of horse... Read More

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CSU Names New Dean of CVMBS

January 14, 2012

Colorado State University has announced that Mark Stetter, DVM, Dipl. ACZM, has been named dean of the CVMBS.... Read More

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Pennsylvania Draft Horse Death Probed

January 13, 2012

The Belgian horse was competing in a horse pulling competition at a show when it showed signs of distress.... Read More

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Plea Entered in New York Charity Horse Show Theft Case

January 04, 2012

A man accused of stealing more than $30,000 from a charity horse show pleaded guilty to felony theft charges.... Read More

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USDA Streamlines Guidance on Live Animal Imports

December 30, 2011

Proposed changes are connected to regulations governing requests to conduct animal health status evaluations.... Read More

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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