Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Del Mar Once Again Shifting Races Off Turf

August 01, 2014

The move comes following another breakdown, the fifth since July 17, on the newly installed turf course.... Read More

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Ethics Allegations 'Unfounded,' Whitfield Says

July 31, 2014

Rep. Ed Whitfield sponsored a measure that would ban the use of performance packages on Tennessee Walkers.... Read More

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How Ireland is Managing its Unwanted Horses

July 31, 2014

Researchers are establishing trends and seeing a clearer picture of Ireland's unwanted horse population.... Read More

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Alabama Man Faces Multiple Animal Cruelty Charges

July 30, 2014

An Alabama man faces charges related to 16 allegedly malnourished equids and 16 dead horses.... Read More

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Del Mar Shifts Races Off Turf after Breakdowns

July 28, 2014

Del Mar moved the races to its main track Sunday following four breakdowns on the turf course since July 17. ... Read More

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Intruders Spray-Paint New York Horse

July 25, 2014

Authorities hope the public can help identify who spray-painted a horse and cut the animal's mane and tail.... Read More

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Utah Authorities Seek Horse Shooter

July 23, 2014

Authorities hope the public can help identify whoever shot and killed four Davis County horses.... Read More

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Commentary: Keeping the Promise

July 22, 2014

The Blood-Horse's editor shares thoughts on a promise to keep racehorses safe on all track surfaces.... Read More

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Minnesota Man Charged in Horse Deaths

July 22, 2014

A Minnesota man is facing animal cruelty charges connected to the deaths of two foals and two older horses.... Read More

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Dehydration Eyed as Cause of Utah Horse Deaths

July 22, 2014

As authorities probe possible dehydration-related horse deaths, learn why water is crucial to horses' health.... Read More

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Iowa Horse Shooter Sought

July 21, 2014

Iowa authorities hope a $1,000 cash reward will help identify whoever shot a 14-month-old horse.... Read More

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Bill Targeting Illegal Fly Grazing in England Introduced

July 18, 2014

Fly grazing is the practice of leaving a horse to graze on a piece of land without permission.... Read More

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Tennessee Authorities Seek Horse Slasher

July 18, 2014

Authorities are hoping the public can help identify whoever cut a horse's leg while it grazed in its pasture.... Read More

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Commentary: Using a 'Checklist' Mindset for Racehorses

July 16, 2014

The Blood-Horse's editor-in-chief shares how a checklist could benefit racehorse health.... Read More

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North Carolina Woman Charged with Animal Cruelty

July 16, 2014

A North Carolina woman is facing charges for allegedly maltreating 54 horses on her Sampson County property.... Read More

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ASPCA Equine Fund Awards 1,000th Grant

July 15, 2014

The $5,000 award will fund repairs to the roof of a horse rescue's feed room, which was destroyed in a storm.... Read More

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Bill would Put Wild Horses under State Jurisdiction

July 14, 2014

If passed, states would have the option to manage wild horses and burros residing within their borders.... Read More

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Blue Horse Charities Merging Efforts with TAA

July 13, 2014

The charities provides funds help organizations rehabilitating, retraining, and adopting out Thoroughbreds.... Read More

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Chuckwagon Horse Dies at Calgary Stampede

July 10, 2014

A ruptured aneurysm is being blamed for the horse's death during a training session for the chuckwagon races.... Read More

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Reward Offered in Mississippi Horse Shooting

July 10, 2014

Horse sanctuary operators hope a cash reward will lead them to those responsible for shooting a rescued horse.... Read More

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Information Collection Key in Maintaining Track Surfaces

July 10, 2014

Presenters discussed how improved information collection is helping to improve racetrack surfaces.... Read More

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Panel: Culture Change Needed in Thoroughbred Racing

July 09, 2014

Panelists pushed for better communication and more transparency to help keep racehorses safe.... Read More

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Horse Abandoned in Oregon

July 09, 2014

A horse is receiving rehabilitative care while authorities seek whoever abandoned the animal.... Read More

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Why Are American Thoroughbreds Racing Less Frequently?

July 09, 2014

Panelists discussed if equine fragility, medications, and economics could result in fewer race starts.... Read More

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FEI Seeks to Improve Vaulting Horse Welfare

July 08, 2014

As vaulters' movements become more complex, the horse's continued welfare is an important issue for the FEI.... Read More