Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Kentucky Livestock Investigation Training Scheduled

July 06, 2015

The Kentucky Horse Council's livestock investigation training will take place Aug. 5-7 at Morehead State University.... Read More

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Racehorse Welfare, Safety Summit to be Live-Streamed Online

July 06, 2015

Among the topics to be covered are racetrack surfaces, injury databases, continuing education, and post-mortem programs.... Read More

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Accused Thief Arrested in Tennessee

July 06, 2015

The charges allege that Lydia Culp misrepresented a horse for sale online and sold the sick animal to victims in Texas.... Read More

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Brennan Equine Welfare Fund Announces 2015 Grants

July 04, 2015

Fifteen equine rescue, rehabilitation, retraining, and placement facilities will receive grants.... Read More

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UHC Meets, Celebrates 10th Anniversary

July 04, 2015

The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) met June 15 during the American Horse Council's 2015 annual meeting.... Read More

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Researchers Study Horses' Fearfulness and Learning Ability

July 04, 2015

While fearfulness might seem like a negative trait, it can be quite beneficial in some scenarios, scientists found.... Read More

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AHC's 2015 Issues Forum in the Books

July 03, 2015

Speakers from the federal government and the horse industry presented at the American Horse Council's forum on June 16.... Read More

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Can We Determine Foals' Learning Abilities?

July 03, 2015

Researchers tried several methods by which to measure foals' learning abilities with mixed results.... Read More

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How to Keep Your Horse Safe During the 4th of July

July 02, 2015

A veterinarian offers tips to keep your horse calm despite the noise and sight of festive fireworks.... Read More

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Houston SPCA Gets Custody of Seized Horse Herd

July 02, 2015

A Texas judge has awarded the Houston SPCA custody of 200 allegedly maltreated horses seized last month.... Read More

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UHC Releases New Brochure on Gelding and Spaying

July 02, 2015

The brochure highlights the importance of castration as it pertains to responsible ownership and unwanted horses.... Read More

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New Jersey Standardbred Trainer Indicted

July 01, 2015

Monica Thors is facing a multiple count indictment for allegedly maltreating several Standardsbreds last year.... Read More

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TCA Announces June Award of Merit Winners

June 30, 2015

The Louisiana Horse Rescue Association and LoneStar Outreach to Place Ex-Racers received awards in June.... Read More

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Researchers Compare Different Types of Horses' Temperaments

June 29, 2015

Factors such as age, breed, discipline, and more can impact a horse's temperament, scientists found.... Read More

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A Look at Switzerland's Equine Protection Laws

June 28, 2015

Switzerland is a leader in animal rights legislation, and the impact on horse management is significant.... Read More

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Dozens of Horses Seized from Texas

June 27, 2015

A couple faces multiple animal cruelty charges after law authorities seized the horses at their Montgomery County farm.... Read More

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Ohio Racing Officials Discuss Horse Fatalities, Cobalt Study

June 24, 2015

In May four Thoroughbreds and two Standardbreds suffered catastrophic breakdowns at Ohio racetracks.... Read More

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Researchers Examine Horses' Social Statuses

June 24, 2015

Dominant horses are typically older, larger, and less fearful than other horses in a herd, researchers found.... Read More

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ASPCA Awards Funds to 2015 Help A Horse Day Contest Winners

June 20, 2015

Seven equine rescues received grants to recognize their efforts to protect horses.... Read More

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Ohio Police Seek Horse Shooter

June 18, 2015

The 9-year-old horse is receiving veterinary care after being shot in the leg while grazing in a pasture.... Read More

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Proposed Bill Calls for Federal Anti-Doping Racing Rules

June 17, 2015

Race-day medications for racehorses would be banned and an independent agency would be charged with enforcing rules.... Read More

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Preakness Meet Helps Raise Funds for TAA

June 16, 2015

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) will receive more than $65,000 raised during last month's meet at Pimlico.... Read More

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TCA Awards More Than $511,000 in Grants

June 14, 2015

TCA has issued grants to 67 Thoroughbred industry-related nonprofits that work to uphold the organization's mission.... Read More

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Groundbreaking for New Vocations Facility Slated for June 24

June 13, 2015

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

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Racehorse Summit to Address Bone Remodeling, Injury Database

June 12, 2015

Other presentation topics will include racetrack surfaces, horsemanship courses, post-mortem exam programs, and more.... Read More