Equine Welfare & Legislation

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USDA Releases NAIS Veterinarian's Toolkit

December 25, 2008

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has released A Veterinarian's Toolkit for use with the National Animal... Read More

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Iowa State Veterinary Students Excel in Animal Welfare Judging and Assessment

December 25, 2008

Iowa State University veterinary medicine students took high honors at the Animal Welfare Judging and Assessment Competition recently. ISU-UNL second-year student Jennafer Glaesemann, Fairbury, Neb., placed first in the individual competition,... Read More

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Tis the Season: Readers Share Their Holiday Spirits

December 23, 2008

More than 900 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "How do you, as a horse person, celebrate the holiday season?"

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ASPCA Offers Hay Supply Grants

December 22, 2008

For 501c(3) equine rescue groups and sanctuaries that have been hit hard by rising hay prices, farm foreclosures, and uncooperative weather, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) offers Read More

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RSPCA Tracks Public Opinion of UK Animal Welfare

December 18, 2008

Eight out of 10 people believe that animal welfare is a key priority for a civilized society, according to new figures produced by the RSPCA--compared to five out of 10 who believed it two years ago.

David Bowles, Head of External Affairs a... Read More

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Treats, Please! Readers Share Their Favorite Horse Treats

December 18, 2008

More than 1,900 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What treats do you give your horses?"

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Readers Share Their Monthly Supplement Budgets

December 10, 2008

Did you know that more than 27% of readers of TheHorse.com spend more than $50 a month on supplements? While we don't know exactly what supplements they are using, almost 1,400 readers of TheHorse.com... Read More

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Arabian Horse Foundation's New Scholarship Honors Former President

December 04, 2008

The Arabian Horse Foundation has established a scholarship in honor of Myron Krause, president of the Arabian Horse Association for the past four years. Krause served longer than any other president in the association's recent... Read More

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Indiana Horse Shot; Reward for Information

December 03, 2008

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the... Read More

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Washington State University Establishes Equine Internal Medicine Scholarship

November 27, 2008

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University is establishing the Warwick Bayly Scholarship in Equine Internal Medicine for veterinary students wishing to pursue a career in this area of study.

Warwick Bayly, BVSc, MS... Read More

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World Horse Welfare Describes Efforts in Lesotho

November 27, 2008

World Horse Welfare's (formerly known as the International League for the Protection of Horses) International Training team recently completed its second year of training activities, and the group is pleased to announce its success in improving... Read More

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Readers Share their Views on Vet's Role in Welfare

November 26, 2008

More than 1,450 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What do you think is a veterinarian's role in equine welfare?"

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Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital Adds Critical Care Diplomates

November 23, 2008

Two veterinarians who are board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care--Pamela Wilkins, MS, PhD, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVECC, and Mauria "Mo" O'Brien, BS, DVM, Dipl. ACVECC--have recently joined the faculty at the... Read More

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Saving Horse Riding Trails

November 22, 2008

When the U.S. Forest Service began to make changes to the trail classification system that had been in place for nearly 100 years, Back Country Horsemen of America (BCHA) took notice. When they realized the huge impact it would have on horse... Read More

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Standardbred Breeding Farm to Receive AAEP Welfare Award

November 17, 2008

Hanover Shoe Farms, the world's most prolific Standardbred breeding farm, will be honored with the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) 2008 award for outstanding service in equine welfare, the Lavin Cup.

The Lavin Cup, name... Read More

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New Bolton Center Expansion to Enhance Large Animal Critical Care

November 10, 2008

Ground has been officially broken for the state-of-the-art James M. Moran, Jr., Critical Care Center at Penn Vet's New Bolton Center. The facility is named in memory of James Moran, who passed away in April 2008. Major funding for the center was... Read More

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The Next Step

November 01, 2008

What does the rest of the country think about horse owners--and the horse industry--about now? Probably not too highly, would be my guess. A call from CBS radio network reporter Stephan Kaufman out of Washington state asked if I would comment on th... Read More

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Weathering Gustav and Ike

November 01, 2008

We had our plan for Hurricane Gustav. We had been here before with Katrina. Schedules were set. Evacuation of coastal parishes was going well. Coastal pet owners and their pets (large and small) were settling in to shelters. Most horse owners knew... Read More

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British Horse Welfare Group Reports Record Pleas for Assistance

October 28, 2008

The Horse Trust, a British equine charity, has recorded unprecedented searches for homes for unwanted horses and ponies, confirming speculation that the credit crunch is hitting horse owners in the United Kingdom hard.

In the past three... Read More

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Equine Nutrition and Feeding Conference at Ohio State

October 25, 2008

The Ohio State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital is hosting an Equine Nutrition and Feeding Conference Nov. 8-9 in Columbus, Ohio.

The course is designed for veterinarians, technicians, owners, and breeders. Attendees will gain... Read More

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BLM Gather Draws in Mix of Wild Horses

October 25, 2008

A low-flying helicopter flew in the cold morning air on a recent Saturday, the dull thud of its rotors growing louder as it moved across the horizon at Sand Wash Basin, west of Craig, Utah.

Beneath the helicopter, a herd of North America... Read More

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Well-Horse Thrush Off

October 20, 2008

Well-Horse introduces Thrush Off, a natural hoof product that eliminates thrush and heals inside the hoof.

Thrush Off shortens the recovery time when treating injuries and infections to the coronet band, cracked heels, thrush, abscesses,... Read More

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AQHA Welfare Task Force Meets

October 16, 2008

The American Quarter Horse Association's Animal Welfare Assurance Task Force met Sept. 16-17 in Amarillo, Texas, to discuss issues facing the industry and ways to continue protecting the American Quarter Horse and other equines.

Members fro... Read More

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U.K. Welfare Group Launches Petition to Support Working Animals

September 30, 2008

South African cleric and activist Desmond Tutu has backed a new initiative by one of the world's oldest animal charities, which has been launched to coincide with World Animal Day Oct. 4.

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Kentucky Chief Racing Vet Leaves; Scollay Has Added Duties

September 28, 2008

Mary Scollay, DVM, equine medical director for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC), will temporarily serve as chief racing veterinarian in Kentucky with the departure of Dr. Lafe Nichols.

The KHRC made the announcement Sept. 26,... Read More