Recent News for Equine Rights & Welfare

A compounded drug is one produced when the required flavor, dosage, or formulation is otherwise not available as an FDA-approved drug.

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Racing Regulatory Veterinarians Support Compounding Rules

January 13, 2015

Mary Scollay-Ward, DVM; Rick Arthur, DVM; and Lynn Hovda, MS, DVM, signed the letter of support.... Read More

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New York Racing Officials Meet in Wake of Breakdowns

January 12, 2015

Officials said racing participants will be asked to be more vigilant in an effort to prevent injuries to racehorses.... Read More

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2015 Application for TAA Accreditation Now Available Online

January 11, 2015

Equine aftercare organizations can apply for Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) accreditation through April 15.... Read More

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CANTER, Retired Racehorse Project Join Forces

January 10, 2015

The groups will join forces to facilitate the sale of more Thoroughbred ex-racehorses to the equestrian market.... Read More

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Cold Claims Illinois Horse

January 09, 2015

An Illinois owner is facing charges after a horse died after being exposed to severe winter weather.... Read More

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Hialeah, Florida, Horse Found Slaughtered

January 09, 2015

Police said an owner found his horse slaughtered in his barn when he went to feed then animal on Jan. 7.... Read More

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Arizona Authorities Probe Alleged Animal Cruelty

January 09, 2015

Several horses are receiving rehabilitative care after being seized by Maricopa County, Arizona, authorities.... Read More

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Oklahoma Horse Left for Dead Now Recovering

January 06, 2015

The horse's injuries include a fractured jaw, missing eyelids, a missing ear, and other wounds.... Read More

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Couple Files Lawsuit Over Horse, Donkey Deaths

December 29, 2014

The lawsuit alleges a Wisconsin county is responsible for the deaths after the animals were allegedly unlawfully seized.... Read More

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Good Horse Keeping and Other Advice From Equine Rescuers

December 24, 2014

Rescue operators share advice on small steps owners can take to keep their horses out of less-than-ideal situations.... Read More

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WVRC Eyes Independent Review of Head-On Collision

December 19, 2014

The Dec. 13 collision led to a horse being euthanized after a race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.... Read More

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Spending Bill Maintains Horse Slaughter Ban

December 18, 2014

The bill will effectively prevent any horse slaughterhouses from opening until Sept. 30, 2015.... Read More

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Second Saddle Research Trust Conference Held in England

December 14, 2014

Researchers examined, discussed, and debated the latest research on saddle-related welfare and performance issues. ... Read More

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Researchers Identify Signs a Painful Donkey is Improving

December 14, 2014

Scientists behind a new study have identified behavior changes donkeys show when they experience pain relief.... Read More

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Aftercare Alliance to Award $2.4M in Grants

December 13, 2014

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will award $2.4 million in grants to its 42 accredited facilities for 2014.... Read More

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Lawsuit Targets St. Louis Cab Regulators

December 12, 2014

The lawsuit alleges that the St. Louis Metropolitan Taxicab Commission failed to regulate horse-drawn cabs in that city.... Read More

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N.Y. Congressional Delegates Split on Carriage Ban Ordinance

December 12, 2014

The proposed law would ban horse-drawn carriages from New York City's streets.... Read More

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NYC Council Gets Horse Carriage Ban Ordinance

December 08, 2014

The New York City council received the proposed ordinance to banish horse-drawn carriages from city streets Dec. 8.... Read More

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Saylor Joins Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Board

December 07, 2014

Thoroughbred owner and businessman Paul Saylor has been elected to the board of directors.... Read More

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Owners Seeking Restitution in Florida Horse Feed Recall Case

December 05, 2014

Owners who believe their horses were affected by tainted feed are seeking restitution from Lakeland Animal Nutrition.... Read More

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2015 Racehorse Welfare and Safety Summit Scheduled

December 05, 2014

The summit will be held July 8 at Keeneland and is open to the public. A live webcast also will be available.... Read More

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Horses Removed in New Jersey Cruelty Case

December 05, 2014

A herd of horses is receiving rehabilitative care after being removed from a farm operated by a Standardbred trainer.... Read More

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Montana Police Probe Horse Shooting

December 04, 2014

Montana authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a Quarter Horse near Butte.... Read More

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Complaints Prompted FDA Scrutiny of Equine Ulcer Products

December 03, 2014

A series of complaints prompted the FDA to warn several firms that were marketing ulcer treatments without its approval.... Read More

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Salt Lake City Bans Horse-Drawn Carriages

December 02, 2014

The city council banned commercial horse-drawn carriage rides from the Salt Lake City streets last week.... Read More