Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Miniature Horse Reported Stolen in California

June 03, 2015

California authorities are hoping the public can help locate a Miniature Horse reported stolen from its Phelan pasture.... Read More

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Texas Horse Shot After Fleeing Flood

June 01, 2015

Authorities say the wounded horse is expected to survive after being shot two or three times in the head.... Read More

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New Vocations to Build New Racehorse Retraining Facility

May 30, 2015

The new facility will include two 15-stall barns, indoor and outdoor arenas, and multiple pastures and paddocks.... Read More

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Study: Dams Shape Foals' Relationships With Humans

May 28, 2015

A good relationship with the dam is an easy way to promote positive interactions between foals and humans.... Read More

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Shooting Ruled Out in Miniature Horse Death

May 27, 2015

A Miniature Horse found dead in a pond in Boaz, Alabama, was neither shot nor skinned, according to necropsy results.... Read More

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TCA Announces May Award of Merit Winners

May 23, 2015

Award of Merit nominees consist of individuals or organizations working to provide a better life for Thoroughbreds.... Read More

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Ohio Racing Regulators Discuss 2014 Drug Test Results

May 22, 2015

In 2014 racehorses in Ohio produced 112 positive drug tests, most of them for flunixin meglumine or phenylbutazone.... Read More

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Herd Seized at South Carolina Farm

May 22, 2015

Nearly 30 Arabian horses are receiving rehabilitative care after they were seized at a South Carolina farm.... Read More

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Video Leads to Horse Cruelty Charges

May 22, 2015

An outfitter faces cruelty charges after contacting authorities about a video posted online showing him beating a horse.... Read More

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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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Alabama Police Probe Miniature Horse Death

May 14, 2015

Police in Boaz, Alabama, are investigating the death of a Miniature Horse found in a Marshall County pond.... 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 14, 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 14, 2015

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

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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