Recent News for Equine Rights & Welfare

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4-H Members To Care For Neglected Horses

December 25, 2006

A group of 4-H club members are devoting their holiday break to helping two veterinarians and others feed and care for seven seriously malnourished horses rescued from a Dayton-area farm.

Members of the Making Strides 4-H Club started preparin... Read More

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FEI Upholds One Drug Suspension, Reduces Another

December 22, 2006

The International Equestrian Federation upheld one doping ban and reduced another on appeal.

An FEI arbitration court upheld rider Thierry Rozier's three-month suspension and disqualification from the Mediterranean Games in July 2005.... Read More

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ASPCA Announces Equine Grants

December 20, 2006

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has announced the recipients of its equine grants for the fourth quarter of 2006. A variety of equine rescue groups and sanctuaries across the United States received aid from... Read More

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NRHA Futurity Takes

December 20, 2006

Big Ass Fans, the National Reining Horse Association's (NRHA) newest Corporate Partner is getting raves for its unusual display at the 2006 NRHA Futurity and Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show. Workers from Big Ass Fans installed... Read More

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Thompson Named Executive Associate Dean at UF

December 19, 2006

James P. Thompson, DVM, PhD, has been named executive associate dean of the University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine.

Until his appointment, Thompson was the college's associate dean of students and instruction... Read More

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Two Horses Shot in Head in Southern Minn.

December 19, 2006

Two horses are recovering after being shot in the head in a Brown County pasture in southern Minnesota.

Authorities say one of the horses was shot on Dec. 5 and the second horse was shot two days later.

Deputies suspect the same person... Read More

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Mich. Couple Searching for Missing Horse

December 18, 2006

A Michigan couple whose horse was stolen from their farm while they slept is mobilizing local police and the community to find the white Arabian before it's too late.

David and Amy Flach said someone scattered horse feed on the ground durin... Read More

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Pony Visits Brighten Days for Young Patients

December 18, 2006

After being hospitalized with a viral throat infection for several days, 3-year-old Alexis Carreon saw a friendly, furry face at her hospital room window one morning.

It was Mosey the Shetland pony.

"I came back from getting her... Read More

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Zebra Stabbing? Police Have Doubt

December 17, 2006

Authorities in Dodge County, Wis., responded this week to a call about a stabbed zebra -- but they say they're not treating it as a criminal investigation.

The sheriff's department received a call Monday about a 12-year-old zebra found dead... Read More

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Indy 500 Auction to Benefit HSUS Hay for Horses Fund

December 14, 2006

The Humane Society of the United States announced today the start of an online auction featuring VIP packages donated by Mari George, the chairman of the board of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, to help raise money for horse sanctuaries in the... Read More

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Pa. Woman Accepts Plea Deal in Horse Cruelty Case

December 13, 2006

A Dover, Pa., area horse farm owner accused of animal cruelty has been placed on probation under a plea agreement with prosecutors.

Under the agreement, 14 of the 15 abuse and neglect charges have been dropped. And the deal means that... Read More

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Animal Welfare Project Seeking Volunteers

December 12, 2006

The Animal Welfare Project is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization based in Valley Forge, Pa. Made up of professional animal trainers, its main mission is to create a training center for homeless horses and dogs.

After professional... Read More

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New Site Matches Donated Horses with Potential Adopters

December 12, 2006

Searching for the right horse or trying to find the perfect home for one?

Illinois horsewoman Meggan Hill-McQueeney has started a new company, All Heart Inc., and is launching an extraordinary concept called DonateMyHorse.com--the web site... Read More

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New Director of Designated Qualified Persons and Animal Welfare Named

December 10, 2006

The National Walking Horse Association (NWHA) announced Dec. 8  Dr. Martha M. Day as the new Director of Designated Qualified Persons (DPQ) and Animal Welfare.

The NWHA board is convinced that Day will continue to... Read More

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ASPCA Exhibit on Display at Empire State Building

December 08, 2006

The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has coordinated a historical exhibit at the Empire State Building to run through the end of the holiday season.

The five exhibit windows feature different aspects in the... Read More

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Officials Defend Decision to Continue After Rider Death at Asian Games

December 08, 2006

While the brother of a South Korean rider killed in an eventing accident arrived in Qatar on Friday to collect the body, equestrian officials defended their decision to continue running the cross-country competition after the man died in... Read More

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Animal Control Needs Housing for 40 Seized Maryland Horses

December 04, 2006

Days End Farm Horse Rescue of Lisbon, Md., currently has 20 horses at its farm that were seized in the Washington County animal control case. Washington County Animal Control is... Read More

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Give a Unique Gift--Sponsor a Morris Animal Foundation Study

December 01, 2006

This Christmas give the animal lovers on your list a unique, heartwarming gift in the form of a cosponsorship of an animal health research study directed by Morris Animal Foundation (MAF), the world's leading private foundation dedicated to... Read More

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Equine Affaire California

November 30, 2006

Dozens of Renowned Equine Professionals in One Place for One Weekend

Equine Affaire, the premiere horse exposition in North America, returns to Fairplex in Pomona, Calif., with a powerhouse lineup of clinicians and presentations... Read More

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The Horse Launches Free RSS Feeds

November 30, 2006

Staying on top of the latest news and information in the seemingly ever-changing world of proper equine health care is a time-consuming and sometimes challenging chore for concerned horse owners who are dedicated to giving their horse(s) the bes... Read More

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High Hay Costs Push Up Cases of Horse Abandonment

November 29, 2006

High prices and scarce supply for hay this season are leading to abandoned horses, according to animal-welfare groups.

"This is the first year where people are literally just opening the gate and kicking them (the horses) out," said Chuck... Read More

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South Africa Welfare Group Attacks Racing

November 27, 2006

According to an article in the Sunday Times of South Africa, the country's largest animal welfare group has now "officially opposed all forms of horse racing." An article in the SunTimes.co.za said there was fierce reaction from the... Read More

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Wisc. Offering Voluntary Animal ID Cost Sharing Program

November 27, 2006

The state of Wisconsin is inviting livestock producers to participate in a voluntary animal identification program. With a premises registration system in place, the state wishes to support those producers who are ready to begin recording... Read More

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Gary's Good Grub; San Antonio Edition

November 27, 2006

Each year we ask Gary Norwood, DVM, of Louisiana, to give dining guidance to the veterinarians and visitors who attend the American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention. This year’s conference is in San Antonio, Texas. In a town of fin... Read More

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Canadian Troops in Afghanistan Adopt Donkey

November 26, 2006

A group of Canadian engineers stationed in Panjwaii, Afghanistan, purchased a donkey from a local farmer who had beaten her. The donkey's official job is to carry sandbags up a mountain where an observation post was under construction. However,... Read More