Equine Welfare & Legislation

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The Horse Launches Redesigned Website

October 30, 2012

Based on feedback from users, the new website will offer a cleaner, more efficient user experience.... Read More

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Chicago Teens Accused of Injuring Police Horses

October 30, 2012

Two youths face charges connected to the alleged injury of horses belonging to the Chicago Police Department.... Read More

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Riders4Helmets Efforts to Promote Safety Recognized by CHA

October 28, 2012

The award recognizes Riders4Helmet's efforts to educate equestrians on the benefits of wearing a helmet.... Read More

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Texas Man Charged in Donkey Dragging Case

October 26, 2012

The man allegedly dragged a donkey behind his SUV then left the injured animal unattended along a roadside.... Read More

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Commentary: Eye on the Racehorse Safety, Welfare Summit

October 23, 2012

Eric Mitchell shares his thoughts on the recently completed Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit. ... Read More

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MDA Releases Guide to Maryland's Licensed Stables

October 12, 2012

Nearly 400 of the state's 600 licensed stables opted to be included in the full-color directory.... Read More

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Texas Horse Hit and Run Driver Sought

October 12, 2012

An unknown driver apparently failed to see a stop sign and struck two men and their horses.... Read More

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MHIB to Present Two Touch of Class Awards Oct. 6

October 05, 2012

The award honors Maryland horses, individuals, teams, organizations, or events deserving of recognition.... Read More

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Seminole Co., Fla., Horse Shooter Sought

October 05, 2012

The horse was shot and killed while it grazed in its Seminole County pasture last month.... Read More

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AQHA Accepting Applications for 2013 Equine Research Funding

October 02, 2012

The AQHA is now accepting applications for equine research project funding for 2013-14.... Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Six Crundwell Horses Die

July 20, 2012

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

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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

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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