Equine Welfare & Legislation

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How Can I Tell if My Horse is in Pain?

April 20, 2016

A veterinarian and an equine behaviorist describes behavioral signs of pain in horses.... Read More

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House Committee Passes Anti-Slaughter Amendment

April 20, 2016

One bill sponsor said the legislation is designed to protect horses while keeping the U.S. food supply safe.... Read More

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The Equitwister: A Simplified Way to Castrate Working Equids

April 15, 2016

This tool is simple, affordable, and results in few complications, one equitarian volunteer reported.... Read More

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ASPCA's 2016 'Help a Horse Day' Taking Place April 26

April 14, 2016

The "Help a Horse" contest will award $100,000 in grant prizes to equine organizations across the country.... Read More

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Study: Depressed Horses Show Lack of Attention

April 14, 2016

These horses tend to overreact to challenging situations, potentially making them dangerous for novice handlers.... Read More

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UHVRC Distributes 3,200 Vaccines to Horses in Need

April 12, 2016

The UHVRC has delivered more than 21,000 free vaccines to horses in need since its inception in December 2008.... Read More

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Dead Horse Found on Los Angeles Street

April 12, 2016

California police are searching for whoever killed a horse, then tied the dead animal to a pole on a Los Angeles street.... Read More

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Equine Welfare Organizations Come Together at Grand National

April 09, 2016

The British welfare groups hoped to raise awareness of welfare issues across the U.K. equine population.... Read More

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BLM Launches Scoping on Adobe Town Wild Horse Removal

April 08, 2016

The BLM could have the chance to conduct a research project by placing radio collars on mares returned to the range.... Read More

Commentary

How Can I Tell if My Horse is Stressed?

April 07, 2016

Learn about what causes stress for horses, how they respond to stressful situations, and what we can do about it.... Read More

Article

On the Mend, 'Lily' Released from Hospital

April 07, 2016

The mare shot more than 100 times with a paintball gun will continue treatment at an undisclosed location.... Read More

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Utah Man Charged in Horse Dragging Incident

April 07, 2016

A Utah man is facing animal cruelty charges after allegedly dragging a draft horse behind a truck.... Read More

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Study: Cardiac Recovery Time Identified as Heritable Trait

April 07, 2016

Selective breeding could lead to horses more tailored for endurance and improve welfare and performance, scientists say.... Read More

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NYSGC Suspends Six Harness Trainers for Cobalt Overages

April 06, 2016

Cobalt administration in high doses can cause detrimental effects on a number of equine body systems.... Read More

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BHA Amends Racing Rules on Cobalt, Horse Shoes

April 03, 2016

The BHA adopted a urinary cobalt threshold of 0.01 micrograms and mandated full sets of shoes for flat turf races.... Read More

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Turfway Reaccredited by NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance

April 03, 2016

The alliance is designed to is to establish standards and practices to promote safety and integrity in horse racing.... Read More

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Accused Florida Slaughter Farm Owner Convicted

April 01, 2016

A man accused of operating an illegal slaughter farm in Palm Beach County has been found guilty of cruelty to animals.... Read More

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Former Virginia Horse Rescue Operator Indicted for Fraud

April 01, 2016

Anne Goland was indicted on several embezzlement counts related to an animal cruelty investigation that began last year.... Read More

Commentary

Can My Horse Read My Thoughts?

March 31, 2016

A certified equine behavior consultant addresses the seemingly telepathic relationship some of us have with our horses.... Read More

Article

Man Accused of Maltreating 'Lily'

March 31, 2016

A Rhode Island man is facing charges for allegedly maltreating the mare who was shot with a paintball gun. ... Read More

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NYRA Equine Injury Rate Remains Below National Average

March 25, 2016

The fatality rate at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course in 2015 was 1.1 per 1,000 starts. ... Read More

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Are Chestnut Horses Crazy? Not Necessarily, Scientists Say

March 24, 2016

But, they were more likely to display "bold" behaviors (i.e., approaching unfamiliar objects) than bay horses.... Read More

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OSRC Sets Cobalt Limits and Penalties

March 24, 2016

The thresholds and penalties will take effect April 15, the day cobalt testing begins at all Ohio racetracks.... Read More

Article

Time to Retire?

March 24, 2016

Find out when and how to transition your horse from the show ring to a more leisurely lifestyle.... Read More

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Men Accused of Maltreating Horses at Ohio Fairgrounds

March 23, 2016

Five men were charged in connection to two allegedly maltreated horses residing at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds.... Read More