Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Neighbors' Votes to Decide if Boy Can Take Horse Home

December 21, 2007

Alexander Gonzalez, 11, of Tucson, Ariz., would like to bring his Miniature Horse, Bailey, home for Christmas.

It doesn't seem like a tiny pet horse would be much of a problem high up in the rugged foothills of the Santa Catalinas, with all th... Read More

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Equine Ambulance Allotted ASPCA Grant

December 17, 2007

Humane Equine Aid and Rapid Transport (HEART), a nonprofit organization that provides equine ambulatory services, recently received a $10,000 grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).... Read More

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Introduced Legislation Sets Guidelines for Tracking Animal Cruelty Crimes

December 15, 2007

New legislation in the U.S. Senate, introduced by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), directs the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to include animal cruelty crimes as a separate category in the agency's crime data reporting system.

"Having the... Read More

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Britain Giving Temporary Leeway on Horse Transport Certificates

December 11, 2007

Britain's Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has declared a four-month amnesty for people transporting horses or livestock who miss the Jan. 5, 2008, deadline for gaining a certificate of competence.

The Government... Read More

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Nominations Being Accepted for 'Beautiful Horses of Michigan' Project

December 11, 2007

Equine artist Karen Brenner is seeking nominations for her newest series of paintings, "Beautiful Horses of Michigan." Brenner said she hopes to include a wide variety of breeds and colors in the project. Horses will be selected based on the... Read More

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ASPCA Supporting Proposed Ban on NYC Horse Carriages

December 10, 2007

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) will support Councilman Tony Avella's proposed bill to ban carriage horses from New York City streets. The bill is... Read More

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National Parks, Breed Registry Partner to Promote Trail Riding

December 08, 2007

The National Park Service (NPS) announced the first partnership with a horse breed registry--the Tennessee Walking Horse--in an agreement designed to revive interest in trail riding by rangers and park visitors.

The breed's high-steppin... Read More

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ACVS Foundation Honors Equine Surgeon

December 08, 2007

The American College of Veterinary Surgery (ACVS) Foundation Board of Trustees presented the esteemed ACVS Foundation Legends Award to Charles W. Raker, VMD, Dipl. ACVS, in November.

The ACVS Foundation Legends Award recognizes ACVS... Read More

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Animal Welfare Group Blocked from Attending Paris Horse Expo

December 06, 2007

The anti-hippophagy campaign of the France-based Foundation Brigitte Bardot (FBB), a non-profit organization which aims to prevent animal cruelty worldwide,... Read More

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5 Million: AQHA Counting Down to Milestone Registration

December 06, 2007

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA)--the world's largest equine breed registry and membership organization--recently began its "Countdown to 5 Million." One AQHA member will ride off with the actual registration number 5,000,000.... Read More

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Animal Health Manual Available With Donation to Morris Animal Foundation

December 04, 2007

Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) is offering the new Merck/Merial Manual for Pet Health on its Web site, www.morrisanimalfoundation.org. For a minimum $100 donation, MAF... Read More

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Thoroughbred Adoption Program to Receive AAEP Equine Welfare Award

December 03, 2007

The Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program (FLTAP) in Farmington, N.Y., is the 2007 recipient of the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ Equine Welfare Award, the Lavin Cup. Named for AAEP Past President A. Gary Lavin, VMD, the... Read More

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Pain in The Neck

December 01, 2007

A 10-year-old Icelandic gelding has a tendency to hold his head to the right while at a walk.... Read More

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Equine Program Helps Troubled Youth

November 25, 2007

Out of work and fighting depression, 23-year-old James Jones Jr. reached out to Boys' Haven.

He had found a sense of belonging at the non-profit Louisville, Ky., home for neglected and abused youths as a teenager after shuffling... Read More

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Florida's Equine Groom School Starts Dec. 3

November 24, 2007

Anyone interested in taking a course in hands-on handline of all types of horses will have the opportunity Dec. 3-21 at the Integrity Equine Center, 2300 NW County Road 329, in Citra, Fla., according to an article on Ocala.com.

The cours... Read More

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San Diego Fires Firsthand: Recovery

November 21, 2007

Follow along with horse owner and magazine publisher Cheryl Erpelding as she recounts her experience keeping her family and horses one step ahead of the flames as wildfires race across Southern California.

The Souther... Read More

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International Welfare Team Helping Animals Affected by Mexico Flooding

November 20, 2007

A coalition of international animal welfare organizations, including Humane Society International, are responding to the needs of animals in the wake of massive floods that left approximately 80% of Tabasco, Mexico underwater.

Villahermosa,... Read More

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Glanders Reported in Iran

November 15, 2007

A horse that was illegally imported from Iraq to Iran was confirmed positive for glanders, according to a Nov. 13 release from the Office International des Epizooties (OIE).... Read More

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November 12, 2007

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Update on Legislation Important to Horse Owners

November 11, 2007

During the Nov. 2 American Horse Council (AHC) Issues Forum held in Lexington, Ky., AHC President Jay Hickey reviewed legislation and regulations pending at the federal level that could affect the horse industry.

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Minn. Girl to Receive Replacement for Pony that was Killed

November 10, 2007

An 11-year-old Long Prairie, Minn., girl will receive a new pony to replace the one that was killed in a pasture outside her home.

Katie Symalla will receive the 8-month-old filly today (Nov. 10).

A Long Prairie woman, Sue... Read More

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Florida Veterinary Ophthalmologist Named Continuing Educator of the Year

November 09, 2007

Dennis E. Brooks, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVO, a professor of ophthalmology at the University of Florida College of Veterinary... Read More

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Horse Health News Video: Ryder Report for Nov. 7

November 07, 2007

Click here to see the Nov. 7 edition of The Ryder Report, a recent feature added to TheHorse.com.

The Ryder Report is a weekly video broadcast presented by News Editor Erin Ryder,... Read More

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Michigan Equine Industry Forum Registration Deadline Nearing

November 05, 2007

A two-day conference Dec. 12-13 at the Michigan State University (MSU) Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing will provide a forum for the state's equine enthusiasts to engage in discussions and presentations examining the industry'... Read More

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KHP Now Offering Reduced Admission and Seasonal Hours

November 01, 2007

Azure skies, crisp autumn air, a palette of changing colors, gorgeous horses, and reduced admission fees await visitors to the Kentucky Horse Park during the new winter hours.

"Fall and winter can be great times to visit the Kentucky... Read More