Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Texas Authorities Probe Deadly Barn Fire

December 08, 2011

Fire authorities in Harris County, Texas, are investigating a barn fire that killed 11 horses.
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Equine Welfare Monitoring System Under Evaluation

December 06, 2011

The system includes animal-based measurements developed from criteria described in scientific literature.... Read More

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HSUS Assists Horse Rescue in Wake of Storm Damage

December 04, 2011

The organization plans to use the funds to replace horses' winter blankets that were lost in the floods.... Read More

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Florida Pari-Mutuel Barrel Racing Begins Amid Disputes

December 02, 2011

It is the first pari-mutuel barrel racing in Florida and probably in the country.... Read More

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Florida Pari-Mutuel Barrel Racing Set to Begin Dec. 1

November 30, 2011

Gretna Racing's Dec. 1 card will include 11 races in a head-to-head bracket format.... Read More

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Georgia Horse Shootings Probed

November 30, 2011

One horse was killed and another was injured as a result of being shot in their pasture earlier this month. ... Read More

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ReRun Awarded Grant from ASPCA

November 26, 2011

The grant allowed ReRun to launch its "Transitioning off-the-track Thoroughbreds" project.... Read More

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FEI Celebrates 90 Years of Horse Sport

November 26, 2011

November 24 marked the 90th anniversary of the Federation Equestre Internationale's founding.... Read More

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Old Friends Receives Second Grant from ASPCA

November 24, 2011

The Thoroughbred retirement facility received a $50,000 grant from the ASPCA earlier this week.... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Survey Launches

November 21, 2011

A University of Kentucky-led study aims to assess the number of horses in the state and their economic impact.... Read More

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BEVA Publishes Book to Celebrate 50 Years

November 20, 2011

The book's 17 chapters were each written by an individual who had a significant role within the organization.... Read More

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2011 FEI General Assembly Discusses 'Hot' Topics

November 16, 2011

Topics discussed include microchips, controversial tack, medication fines, and obligatory postmortem exams.... Read More

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Three Plead Guilty in HPA Violation Case

November 10, 2011

The three were accused of applying equine soring practices and falsifying forms required to show the animals.... Read More

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Pfizer Opens New Equine Research Center in Michigan

November 09, 2011

The center will be Pfizer's hub for research and development of equine vaccines and novel therapeutics.... Read More

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Neck, Back Mobilization Help Treat Equine Back Pain

November 05, 2011

Research has shown that performing carrot stretches can strengthen the muscles that stabilize a horse's back.... Read More

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BHA: Changes to Grand National Could Improve Equine Welfare

November 03, 2011

Recommended changes include raising the minimum equine age allowed to run and expanded veterinary inspections.... Read More

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Researcher: Prime Equine Performance Linked to Good Welfare

November 01, 2011

Horses need good health care, and to be treated fairly and as individuals to perform at their best.... Read More

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The Horse as a Model for Human Research

November 01, 2011

Equine disease research results could be used to investigate similar health conditions in humans. ... Read More

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Michigan Authorities Probe Horse Shooting

October 29, 2011

Michigan authorities are investigating the shooting death of a mare discovered fatally wounded in her field.... Read More

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ASPCA Celebrates 145 Years of Equine Protection

October 26, 2011

The ASPCA will host educational presentations, meet and greets, and a parade of rescued and adoptable horses.... Read More

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BHA Amends Whip Rules; World Horse Welfare 'Disappointed'

October 24, 2011

The BHA has softened the new whip rules implemented Oct. 10, much to the dismay of World Horse Welfare.... Read More

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Rutgers Webinar Series Focuses on Disaster Management

October 18, 2011

In response to Hurricane Irene the webinar series will focus on "Disaster Preparation and Recovery.... Read More

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Owners of Stray Caddo Parish, La., Horses Sought

October 18, 2011

Louisiana authorities are seeking the owners of three horses discovered wandering in Caddo Parish on Monday.... Read More

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Houston Police Probe Horse Killing

October 14, 2011

Houston, Texas, police are seeking whoever is responsible for the stabbing death of a horse last week.... Read More

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Disaster Assistance Available to New Jersey Horse Farms

September 27, 2011

Several government organizations are offering disaster assistance to farm owners impacted by Hurricane Irene.... Read More