Equine Welfare & Legislation


New Jersey Bans Horse Processing Plant Development

September 26, 2012

Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation prohibiting the processing and sale of horsemeat for human consumption.... Read More


Burned Pennsylvania Horse Receiving Treatment at OSU

September 20, 2012

The horse arrived at The Ohio State University on Sept. 5 after being burned in his pasture on Aug. 26.... Read More


McConnell to Pay Fines, Serve Probation in Horse Soring Case

September 19, 2012

Jackie McConnell will pay $75,000 in fines, serve three years probation, and perform community service.... Read More


Wyoming Horse Hair Thefts Probed

September 12, 2012

Wyoming law enforcement agencies in two counties have received roughly 40 reports of horse tails being cut.... Read More


New Book on Equine Law is Rich in Horse Racing History

September 11, 2012

The book covers the twisting morass of equine regulatory law and tells a history of Thoroughbred racing.... Read More


Federal Prosecutor Seeks Stiff Sentence for McConnell

September 11, 2012

U.S. Atty. Steven Neff is seeking probation and a significant fine for Jackie McConnell.... Read More


AVMA Recognizes New Animal Welfare Specialty for Vets

September 09, 2012

The American Veterinary Medical Association has approved Animal College of Animal Welfare as a specialty.... Read More


UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Zhengchun Lu

August 25, 2012

Lu has focused developing and validatinh molecular diagnostic assays for detecting common equine pathogens.... Read More


Florida Horse Slaying Probed

August 24, 2012

Law enforcement agents are hoping tipsters can lead them to whoever stole a horse before butchering it.... Read More


HSUS Launches Hotline for Tips on Soring Offenders

August 20, 2012

The HSUS has launched a national tip line to help crack down on the illegal practice known as "soring." ... Read More


SHOW Responds to Decertification Notice

August 08, 2012

SHOW claims their demise will put horses at greater risk of abuse by trainers who sore the animals.... Read More


Horse Dies in 'World Famous Suicide Race' Qualifier

August 07, 2012

The Thoroughbred horse fractured his leg Aug. 3 during the third qualifying test for the race.... Read More


Six Crundwell Horses Die

July 20, 2012

Six horses connected to the federal case against accused embezzler Rita Crundwell have died.... Read More


Purina Recalls Certain Lots of WellSolve Horse Feed

July 14, 2012

Land O'Lakes Purina Feed, LLC, has initiated a voluntary recall of specific lots of WellSolve horse feed.... Read More


Change of Venue Sought in SAU Horse Theft Case

July 10, 2012

Jackson's attorney claims the accused will not receive a fair trial in Columbia County, Ark.... Read More


UC Davis Welcomes New Equine Reproductive Specialist

July 07, 2012

Ghislaine Dujovne, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACT, will serve as a staff veterinarian and an equine reproduction professor... Read More


Ruling Delayed on Florida Pari-Mutuel Barrel Racing

July 04, 2012

Gretna Racing, LLC, is the first organization in the United States to hold pari-mutuel barrel racing meets.... Read More


Wisconsin Horse Shootings Probed

July 02, 2012

Wisconsin law enforcement authorities are seeking those responsible for shooting two horses in a pasture.... Read More


AAEP Keynote Speech Focuses on Equine Practice Communication

June 29, 2012

Communication in equine practice will be the focus of the 2012 keynote speech at the 58th AAEP convention. ... Read More


USDA Clarifies Soring Penalty Rule

June 29, 2012

Individuals suspended for HPA violations by one HIO can still participate in events managed by other HIOs.... Read More


Input on Canada's Equine Code of Practice Sought

June 28, 2012

This survey is the third to be conducted for horses and is focused on health management and tail alterations.... Read More


SHOW Levies Penalties on TWH Trainer

June 26, 2012

Trainer Joe Cotten was suspended for seven and a half years and fined him $5,000 for violating HIO rules.... Read More


AVMA, AAEP Call for Ban on Action Devices for Tenn. Walkers

June 14, 2012

The groups want a ban on action devices and performance packages for training and showing Tennessee Walkers.... Read More


Missouri Horse Slaughter Plant Proposed

June 08, 2012

The group that canceled development of a horse processing plant in Mountain Grove, Mo., eyes Rockville.... Read More


Reward Offered in Indiana Horse Shooting Case

June 07, 2012

The 8-year-old Standardbred mare was shot with a captive bolt gun and killed while she grazed in her field.... Read More