Equine Welfare & Legislation

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ASPCA Awards Summer Equine Welfare Grants

August 29, 2007

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) recently announced that five equine rescue groups received grants totaling more than $17,000 during the months of July and August. The grants are intended to aid them in their... Read More

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Horse Attacked with Ax: HSUS Offering Reward for Information

August 29, 2007

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for attacking a horse with a tobacco ax in Robertson County, Tenn.

On Augus... Read More

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USDA Distributing Oral Rabies Vaccine in West Virginia, Pennsylvania

August 27, 2007

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will distribute oral rabies vaccine baits to prevent the spread of raccoon rabies in portions of West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania.... Read More

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Pack of Dogs Attack Pet Donkey, Sheep on Florida Farm

August 26, 2007

A veterinarian is tending the wounds of three lambs after a pack of dogs attacked a small herd of sheep and a pet donkey on a Davie Fla., farm. Suzy Sarna says she found the donkey named Leopold floating in a pond on her farm with bites all over... Read More

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Man Drives into Mounted Police Officer

August 26, 2007

A Brandon, Fla., man is facing a DUI charge after driving his vehicle into a mounted Tampa police officer and his horse early this morning (Aug. 26).

Authorities say plainclothes officers first approached the man on foot as he was sittin... Read More

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University of Findlay Horses Fine Following Flood

August 24, 2007

The horses used in the University of Findlay's equestrian studies program stayed high and dry during flooding that submerged much of the town, according to David W. Duncan, business manager at the James L. Child Jr. Equestrian Complex.

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New Mexico Second State to Mandate Racing 'Safety Reins'

August 22, 2007

New Mexico became the second state to adopt a "safety reins" rule when the New Mexico Racing Commission approved the measure Aug. 21. The Ohio State Racing Commission adopted a similar rule in March.

The New Mexico regulation will take... Read More

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State of the Industry: Welfare Organizations

August 21, 2007

The Horse contacted more than 100 industry and welfare groups in North America from the list in The Horse Source industry directory to ask them specific questions regarding their organizations, how they serve the horse, and what... Read More

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Hurricane Dean Strengthens to Category 3; Could Hit Texas

August 17, 2007

Hurricane Dean strengthened into a Category 3 storm and tore through the eastern Caribbean on Friday, ripping the roofs from a hospital and homes, and flooding buildings with rain and seawater.

With 125 mph winds, the first hurricane of the... Read More

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EPM, Botulism, Endometritis Education Event

August 14, 2007

To celebrate 25 years in the animal and food safety industries, Neogen Corporation is holding an educational seminar and open house on Friday, Sept. 14, for veterinarians and farm managers. ... Read More

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AHP Champion Awards

August 12, 2007

In 2007, American Horse Publications (AHP) created the AHP Champion Award, which is presented to individuals who are instrumental in the development and growth of American Horse Publications. Collectively, the winners will be known as the AHP... Read More

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Gas Leak a Possible Cause of 27 Horse Deaths

August 11, 2007

A natural gas leak might have caused the deaths of 27 ranch horses in southern Idaho near Malta, according to an online report from Twin Falls’ Times-News.

A spokeswoman for Northwest Pipeline said company personnel found 16... Read More

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Maryland Available Hay Listed on Department of Ag. Web site

August 09, 2007

With rainfall shortages in Maryland wreaking havoc on pastures and hay fields, Maryland livestock producers and horse owners are already exhausting hay supplies that would normally feed their animals through the winter.

The Maryland... Read More

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ASPCA to Award Maclay National Championship Trophy

August 09, 2007

Officials with The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), a sponsor of the 32nd Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show, will present the ASPCA Maclay National Championship trophy on Friday, August 31. R. Scot Evans, equine... Read More

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BHS Warning Owners of Companion-only Horses of Potential for Future Sale

August 07, 2007

The British Horse Society (BHS) has warned horse owners to be wary when responding to advertisements seeking companion horses, following an increase in the number of reports of such animals being sold to new homes after placement.

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Kentucky Festival to Provide Introduction to Horses, Equine Industry

August 03, 2007

The Festival of the Horse, a 26-year tradition in Georgetown, Ky., is adding a new event this year, sponsored by the Kentucky Horse Council.

"Experience the Horse" will offer visitors the opportunity to pet, groom, lead, and paint a horse.... Read More

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Rags to Riches Sound, Training at Saratoga

August 02, 2007

Belmont Stakes winner Rags to Riches shipped from Belmont Park to Saratoga Race Course July 31 and has galloped over the upstate New York racing surface the past two mornings. Trainer Todd Pletcher said the 3-year-old filly would continue to gallop... Read More

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Florida Man Arrested for Illegally Composting Horse Manure

August 01, 2007

A Loxahatchee Groves, Fla., man has been arrested by authorities with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection because he had allegedly collected around 20,000 cubic yards of horse manure, the Read More

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Horses and Ducks

August 01, 2007

Perhaps you've seen the ad: A freckle-faced little girl covers her face, so pleased she can't hold it in. Purina has a series of these cute and effective ads for its Equine Senior feed. At the bottom of the ads is this: "Horses Make Better People,... Read More

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20 Horse Welfare Groups Meet for Conference

July 31, 2007

National and state-based equine protection, placement, and rescue organizations gathered for the first time Friday (July 27) to discuss the rehoming of at-risk horses in America. The Homes for Horses Conference was jointly sponsored by the Human... Read More

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Wildfires, Drought, Lightning, and Horses

July 27, 2007

Wildfires in the United States in the first six months of 2007 have been significant, with hundreds of thousands of acres affected in Georgia, Florida, New Jersey, Minnesota, and even Catalina Island, California. The National Interagency Wildfir... Read More

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U.K. Flooding: British Horse Society Offering Help

July 24, 2007

Exceptional levels of rainfall in the last few days have left many areas of Britain under water. Some of the worst hit areas are rural and have large horse populations.

With many animals being kept close to rivers, there have been... Read More

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AHC: Horse Show Industry has Significant Economic Impact

July 24, 2007

For anyone that has participated in (or merely paid for!) a horse show, there is no doubt that these activities generate a lot of money. The American Horse Council's study, Economic Impact of the Horse Industry on the United States, included... Read More

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International Disease Report First Quarter 2007

July 17, 2007

Contagious Equine Metritis was confirmed in one non-Thoroughbred stallion (Franches-Montagne) at the National Stud in Switzerland. Continuing the 2006 last quarter report concerning isolation of Taylorella equigenitalis from imported Lipizzaner ... Read More

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ASPCA Releases Official Statement and FAQs on NYC Carriage Horses

July 17, 2007

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) July 12 released its official position statement on the use of carriage horses in New York City. The carriage horse industry came under fire earlier this month after a hors... Read More