Equine Welfare & Legislation


TCA Awards More Than $500,000 in Grants

July 18, 2013

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Mississippi Horse Deaths Probed

June 25, 2013

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


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


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


California Breeders Plead Not Guilty

June 21, 2013

The breeders pleaded not guilty to multiple animal cruelty counts for allegedly maltreating several horses. ... Read More


USEF Proposes Performance Horse Collapse Rule

June 17, 2013

While USEF rules require owners to report fatalities, there are currently no regulations regarding collapse.... Read More


Amendment to Defund Horsemeat Inspections Clears Committee

June 15, 2013

The amendment would deny the USDA funding to carry out inspections at U.S. horse processing plants.... Read More


Weather, Economy Cause Tough Times for English Horse Owners

May 06, 2013

A combination of inclement weather and a suffering economy are creating tough times for English horse owners.... Read More


Wild Horse Race Removed from Oregon Rodeo Roster

March 18, 2013

A race that claimed the life of one equine participant last year has been removed from this year's schedule. ... Read More


Bills Seek to Ban Horse Processing, Export

March 13, 2013

The legislation would outlaw the export of horses for processing and the export of U.S.-produced horsemeat.... Read More


Researchers Developing Equine Welfare Assessment Protocol

March 08, 2013

Swedish researchers are developing a research-based assessment for early detection of equine welfare issues.... Read More


Rep. John Campbell (R-Calif.) to Co-Chair CAPC

February 10, 2013

Rep. John Campbell (R-Calif.) named co-chair of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus.... Read More


Public Comment Sought on Canadian Equine Code of Practice Draft

December 11, 2012

Stakeholders are asked to provide input so the code reflects a common understanding of equine care practices.... Read More


'Valitar' Performers Ponder Options Against Show Owners

December 07, 2012

The production owners shuttered the show, leaving cast members and their horses stranded in California.... Read More


HSUS Launches Safe Stalls Horse Rescue Network

December 06, 2012

The HSUS is launching the program to help horses rescued from cruelty and neglect cases or natural disasters.... Read More