Equine Welfare & Legislation

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More Than 20 California Horses Seized

July 30, 2013

More than 20 horses are under rehabilitative care after being seized from their owner in late July.... Read More

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USEF Approves Equine Welfare-Related Rule Changes

July 29, 2013

New rules regarding prohibited practices and reporting cases of equine collapse were approved.... Read More

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Study: Tone, Pitch Human Voice Could Affect Horses

July 28, 2013

Researchers studied whether speaking in a soothing tone has a beneficial impact on the horse.... Read More

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Whip Use Elite, Non-Elite Show Jumpers Compared

July 27, 2013

When the whip was used, the horse was less likely to achieve a jumping round with no faults.... Read More

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Virginia Police Officer Facing Animal Cruelty Charges

July 26, 2013

A Virginia police officer is facing charges connected to the alleged maltreatment of a former service horse. ... Read More

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Officials Plan No Further Action in Monzante Case

July 26, 2013

Racehorse Monzante broke down and was euthanized following a race at Evangeline Downs July 20. ... Read More

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Trainer: Racehorse Monzante Euthanized Due to Injuries

July 25, 2013

Jackie Thacker said he euthanized Monzante because the gelding was suffering following a breakdown.... Read More

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Permit Woes Complicate NM Horse Processing Plant Opening

July 24, 2013

The New Mexico Environment Department denied Valley Meats' wastewater permit request, pending a hearing. ... Read More

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Regulator Says Racehorse Monzante Was 'Salvageable'

July 24, 2013

A regulator says Monzante's trainer and a private veterinarian apparently made the decision to euthanize him.... Read More

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NTRA Issues Statement on Racehorse Monzante's Death

July 23, 2013

The grade 1 winner was euthanized after failing to finish while racing in a low-level claiming competition. ... Read More

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Researchers Studying Haute Ecole Movement Biomechanics

July 23, 2013

Researchers are investigating the airs above the ground to help improve training and safeguard equine welfare.... Read More

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TCA Awards More Than $500,000 in Grants

July 18, 2013

TCA distributes grants to nonprofits including rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption organizations.... Read More

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Hemorrhage Blamed for Calgary Stampede Horse Death

July 17, 2013

Pulmonary hemorrhage caused the death of a horse used in the chuckwagon race at the Calgary Stampede. ... Read More

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Quarter Horse Cloning Lawsuit Heads to Court

July 15, 2013

A lawsuit challenging AQHA rules preventing registration of cloned horses heads to court this week.... Read More

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Conducting a Scientific Survey of an Equine Population

July 13, 2013

Reliable data on a state's equine industry is important for veterinarians and business owners, among others. ... Read More

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Iowa Plant to Start Horse Processing

July 08, 2013

A second meat plant has received a USDA permit to begin processing horses for human consumption. ... Read More

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Small Fine for Racehorse Trainer after Horse's Death

July 03, 2013

The trainer who failed to report a horse death received a penalty similar to those for medication violations.... Read More

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N.M. Horse Processing Plant Wins Permit

July 01, 2013

A meat plant in New Mexico has received a federal permit to begin processing horses.... Read More

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New Code of Practice for Equine Care in Canada Released

June 28, 2013

The new "Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Equines" was released on June 27. ... Read More

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FDA Approval Significance

June 27, 2013

Dr. Megan Green, Merial field veterinarian, describes how horse owners can determine if a drug is approved. ... Read More

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California Authorities Probe Horse Carcass Dumpings

June 26, 2013

Authorities hope the public can help identify who's illegally dumping horse carcasses in San Joaquin County. ... Read More

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Banned Equine Surgery Prompts British Trainer's Suspension

June 25, 2013

A horse in the trainer's care raced after undergoing a biaxial neurectomy, a surgery banned for racehorses.... Read More

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Mississippi Horse Deaths Probed

June 25, 2013

Law enforcement authorities are investigating the death of a pair of Gypsy Vanner horses. ... Read More

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CHRB Issues Update in Sudden Equine Death Inquiry

June 24, 2013

Investigators looking into the cause of equine sudden deaths concluded that no foul play was involved. ... Read More

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Georgia Authorities Probe Deadly Saddlebred Barn Fire

June 24, 2013

Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that claimed the lives of 35 Saddlebred horses last week. ... Read More