Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Kentucky Legislators: Horse Industry Deserves Better

March 12, 2007

Two Democratic legislators in Kentucky have formally asked Republican Gov. Ernie Fletcher why the horse industry won’t have broad representation at an agriculture summit scheduled for March 15 in Louisville.

According to the state Web... Read More

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CHC Pushing Domestic Violence Animal Protection Legislation

March 08, 2007

The Connecticut Horse Council has been working on legislation that will assist victims of domestic violence by allowing judges to include animals in restraining and protective orders, as domestic violence victims might be unable to leave th... Read More

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ASPCA to Mark 141st Anniversary with Day of Special Events

March 06, 2007

This April, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) will mark 141 years since its founding as the first animal welfare organization in the Western Hemisphere--and as such, April is deemed Prevention of Cruelty to... Read More

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PETA Submits Letter Regarding Georgia Neglect Case

March 05, 2007

A representative of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) sent a letter to Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Scott Ballard today (March 5) regarding the animal cruelty case in which two Pike County, Ga., residents have been... Read More

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Candy Stripes, Sire of Invasor, Dies in Argentina

March 01, 2007

Candy Stripes, sire of 2006 Horse of the Year Invasor, died Feb. 28 at Haras Carampagne in San Antonio de Areco in Argentina because of colic. The son of Blushing Groom was 25.

Candy Stripes not only sired Argentine-bred Invasor, who won... Read More

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U.K. Vet Cleared of Disgraceful Conduct Charge for Punching Horse

March 01, 2007

A panel for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has decided a British veterinarian will not be punished for his behavior after losing a race, which included punching his horse, the Read More

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Equine Welfare Organizations

March 01, 2007

From the Mustang protection issue to slaughter bills, equine welfare concerns are getting plenty of attention in the mainstream media. Behind these issues are equine welfare organizations working hard to make a change in horses' lives. Some of the... Read More

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Elastikon Award to Promote Soundness In Horses

February 27, 2007

A research project to be conducted by a team led by Chris Kawcak, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, at Colorado State University and aimed at avoiding a common type of fracture in athletic horses has been designated the recipient of the first Elastikon... Read More

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World Games 2010 Foundation Appoints Manager of Human Resources

February 24, 2007

The World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Monica Barber to the position of Manager of Human Resources for the Foundation. In addition to managing the human resources and personnel issues for the... Read More

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Horse Killed in Minnesota Barn Fire

February 23, 2007

A barn fire has killed a horse near Fergus Falls, Minn.

Fire Chief Mark Hovland says the barn's owner noticed the fire around 5:30 a.m. Thursday and tried to save all of the horses. One horse died in the fire, but four others were... Read More

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S. Equi Confirmation Leads to Quarantine of Ky. Barn

February 23, 2007

Three horses at a private training center in La Grange, Ky., have been confirmed positive for Streptococcus equi, the bacterium that causes strangles. The Department of Agriculture has quarantined the barn. Two of the positive horses have... Read More

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Horse Kicks Through Trailer, Snarls Traffic on NYC Expressway

February 22, 2007

A racehorse kicked through the floor of a trailer on an expressway on Wednesday (Feb. 21), injuring itself and snarling traffic.

A motorist saw the horse's hoof sticking through the trailer around 4 p.m. and got the attention of the... Read More

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Horse Slaughter Legislation Introduced in Illinois

February 22, 2007

A bill introduced in the Illinois State Legislature today (Feb. 22) could be a first step toward closing the state's horse slaughter plant.

A Belgian company, Cavel International, runs a horse slaughter plant near DeKalb, Ill. A recent... Read More

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Help Drought-Stressed Pastures Recover

February 20, 2007

Severe drought hit big parts of cattle country last year, but weather patterns might have turned. Many dried-up pastures are now getting significant winter moisture. That typically means a spring invasion of broadleaf weeds into grass, said Dr.... Read More

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Subcommittee to Focus on Role of Equine ID in Animal Health

February 19, 2007

The role of individual equine identification in animal health is the theme for the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) Equine ID Subcommittee meeting, which will be held during the annual conference in Sacramento, Calif., April 2-5,... Read More

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KEEP Renews Push for Tax-Equity Legislation

February 19, 2007

The Kentucky Equine Education Project recently announced a renewed push for legislation that would remove the sales tax on equine feed and supplies in Kentucky.

“This is a continuation of what KEEP has done in the past, and we thought it... Read More

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Two Teens Charged in Eastern Ky. Horse Shootings

February 18, 2007

Two Eastern Kentucky teenagers were in jail Jan. 31, accused of killing three horses and wounding several more of the animals, which are used for trail rides at a park on the Kentucky-Virginia state line.

Police told the Lexington... Read More

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Horse Rescued from Swimming Pool

February 16, 2007

A horse in Hampshire, U.K., was rescued Thursday (Feb. 15) after going for an accidental swim, the BBC reported. The mare escaped from her paddock and... Read More

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American Horse Council Supporting USDA Quarantine Facility Proposal

February 15, 2007

The American Horse Council (AHC) is supporting the U.S. Department of Agriculture's proposed rules that would permit the establishment and operation of permanent, privately-owned quarantine facilities.

The AHC has been calling for... Read More

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Kentucky Producer Wins National PBS Award for Equine Documentary

February 15, 2007

A Lexington, Ky., producer and horse owner has brought national attention to Kentucky with her equine documentary. On Jan. 26, the PBS National Educational Television Association (NETA) announced that Christine Amerman's Read More

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Officials Meet on Proposed Kentucky Horse Sale Legislation

February 14, 2007

Negotiations over proposed Kentucky legislation that would require disclosure of ownership and veterinary records of horses sold at public auction were held Feb. 13 at Keeneland in Lexington, with some tentative settlement plans discussed that... Read More

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Study: Horse Riding New Zealand's Most Dangerous Sport

February 14, 2007

A New Zealand Medical Journal study has deemed horse riding to be the most dangerous sport, The Dominion Post reported.

According to the... Read More

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Proposed Kentucky Horse Sales Legislation Tabled

February 14, 2007

Proposed Kentucky legislation that sparked controversy in the Thoroughbred auction community was tabled Feb. 14 after a compromise was reached between the bill’s backers and several entities related to the commonwealth’s signature... Read More

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Free as a Donkey: Runaway Equine Frustrating Owners

February 13, 2007

An exasperated farmer has tried for weeks to corral his runaway donkey. He tried coaxing her. He tried tranquilizing her. He even tried using a horse whisperer. But Jenny the donkey has proven to be elusive, evading capture and enduring bitter... Read More

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Woman Charged with Starving Deaths of Six Horses

February 12, 2007

A Columbia Falls, Mont., woman is to appear March 1 in District Court in the starvation deaths of at least six horses and severe malnourishment of two others.

A ninth horse is missing.

Tina Pickton, also known as Tina Houston, 32, is... Read More