Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Study Confirms Euthanasia in Horses is Quick, Humane

May 21, 2015

Does humane euthanasia really stand up to its name? One research team believes it does.... Read More

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TCA Named Beneficiary of Fantasy Horse Racing Game

May 20, 2015

The donations will be applied to grants for charities that assist Thoroughbreds when they finish racing.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Equine Welfare Issues

May 19, 2015

Of the 1,238 respondents, 517 (42%) said they are most concerned about "unwanted" horses. ... Read More

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Utah Police Probe 'Suspicious' Horse Death

May 19, 2015

Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding a Thoroughbred mare found dead in a Davis County pasture.... Read More

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Judge Tosses Evidence in Wheelon Soring Case

May 19, 2015

The judge ruled that Larry Wheelon's Fourth Amendment rights were violated due to faulty search warrants.... Read More

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FDA Releases Draft Guidance on Animal Drug Compounding

May 18, 2015

The document is designed to help ensure compounded drugs are available when appropriately prescribed by a veterinarian.... Read More

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Sagamore Racing to Donate to Aftercare with Race Sponsorship

May 15, 2015

Sagamore Racing will sponsor the $300,000 Pimlico Special and donate $30,000 to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.... Read More

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New Paradigm for Racing Drug Violations Being Developed

May 13, 2015

Officials seek comment on draft language that would impose a 10-year ban on those guilty of "egregious violations."... Read More

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Florida Police Seek Horse Thief

May 13, 2015

Two horses used in the Osceola County Sheriff's Department mounted unit are safe after being taken earlier this week.... Read More

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Alabama Police Probe Miniature Horse Death

May 13, 2015

Police in Boaz, Alabama, are investigating the death of a Miniature Horse found in a Marshall County pond.... Read More

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Oregon Horse Shooter Identified

May 13, 2015

A man faces an illegal dumping charge after disposing of his horse's carcass in a highly traveled wooded area.... Read More

Vets castrate a young colt while the next candidate awaits his turn earlier this month in Hampshire, England.

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BEVA Trust Veterinarians Support Horse Charity Projects

May 13, 2015

The BEVA Trust participated in two pilot projects to help horse welfare in the United Kingdom and abroad.... Read More

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Caring for Horses in the Navajo Nation

May 13, 2015

Navajo officials hope to reduce the surplus feral tribal horse population with roundups and veterinary management.... Read More

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Margaret Duprey Named First Brooke USA Ambassador

May 11, 2015

The Brooke USA supports work to improve the welfare of working equids in the world's poorest communities.... Read More

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Cliff Williamson Joins American Horse Council Staff

May 10, 2015

His responsibilities will include handling issues with equine health and welfare issues and horse movement requirements.... Read More

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Maryland Man Accused of Shooting Berry-Munching Mini

May 09, 2015

The man is accused of fatally shooting his own Miniature Horse after the animal ate strawberries in a neighbor's yard.... Read More

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Maltreated, Injured Horses Abandoned in Louisiana

May 09, 2015

Two horses are receiving care and another was euthanized after authorities found them in St. Tammany Parrish.... Read More

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Practicing Science-Based Horse Husbandry

May 08, 2015

Practical ways to improve your horse's welfare, based on discoveries from the growing field of equitation science.... Read More

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Arizona Agency Seeks Horse Owner

May 08, 2015

Authorities are seeking the owner of a horse apparently abandoned earlier this month in Maricopa County.... Read More

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A Refresher on Horse Processing in the United States

May 07, 2015

Horse processing for human consumption has a long history. Here's a look at the country's current sentiments.... Read More

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Veterinarians Discuss Medication Rules at Ohio Meeting

May 05, 2015

Five vets shared their views on racehorse testing and medication issues an Ohio State Racing Commission meeting.... Read More

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NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance Reaccredits Finger Lakes

May 04, 2015

The New York track received "best practice" grading in the area of aftercare and transition of retired racehorses.... Read More

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2015 National Issues Forum Scheduled

April 30, 2015

The theme for this year's AHC National Issues Forum is "Protecting and Promoting the Horse."... Read More

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Federal Legislators Reintroduce PAST Act

April 30, 2015

Lawmakers reintroduced legislation that would stiffen penalties for those that sore Tennessee Walking Horses.... Read More

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AQHA Announces Rule Changes

April 29, 2015

The board approved stronger penalties for animal welfare rule violators, barred lip chain use in show horses, and more.... Read More