Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Indicted Horse Trainer Surrenders on Release Violation

August 01, 2011

A man under indictment for allegedly using illegal training techniques on gaited horses is in federal custody.... Read More

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More Than 140 Ponies Die During Hindu Pilgrimage

July 30, 2011

Approximately 143 ponies have died while taking part in a Hindu pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine.... Read More

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Fatal Pennsylvania Barn Fire Probed

July 26, 2011

Fire officials in Pennsylvania are investigating the cause of a barn fire responsible for the death of more ... Read More

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Horse Fatally Injured at Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo

July 26, 2011

A horse used in a saddle bronc event at the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo was humanely euthanized after ... Read More

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NARHA Gets New Name

July 19, 2011

The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH International) is NARHA's new ... Read More

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Horse Dies In Flight from Belgium to New York

July 15, 2011

A horse was discovered dead upon arrival at John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport in New York, N.Y. on Friday morning ... Read More

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Poll: Majority of Readers Use Combo Vaccines

July 12, 2011

TheHorse.com poll: "Which type of vaccine do you prefer for your horse?"... Read More

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Poll: Readers Have Limited Experience with Compounded Meds

July 05, 2011

TheHorse.com poll asking, "What are your experiences with compounded equine medications?" ... Read More

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Horse Dies Before Traditional Italian Race

July 01, 2011

An Italian racehorse died July 1 during a practice session for the Palio di Siena horse race that takes place ... Read More

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AAEP Issues Statement on GAO Horse Welfare Report

June 28, 2011

AAEP President William Moyer, DVM, issued a statement in response to the recent GAO report examining horse ... Read More

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Poll: Horse Owners Most Concerned With Colic Emergencies

June 28, 2011

TheHorse.com poll asking "What potential equine emergency concerns you the most?"... Read More

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Microchips Will Monitor Horse Health at Calgary Stampede

June 25, 2011

More than 500 horses expected to compete in the chuckwagon races at the 2011 Calgary Stampede will receive ... Read More

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Readers Split Between Rotation and Fecal Egg Counts

June 21, 2011

TheHorse.com poll: "What drives your deworming product selection decision?" ... Read More

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The Horse, Sister Publications Win Industry Media Honors

June 20, 2011

Blood-Horse Publications garnered no less than 14 honors in the American Horse Publications annual awards ... Read More

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Hawaii Police Probe Horse Shootings

June 15, 2011

Authorities in Hawaii County, Hawaii, are seeking whoever is responsible for shooting two horses earlier this ... Read More

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Poll: Horse Owners Being Careful with EHV-1 Threat

June 07, 2011

Poll question: How close has the EHV-1 outbreak come to your horses?... Read More

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AHC Releases More Details About Forum

June 03, 2011

American Horse Council's National Issues Forum, entitled "Congress on a Diet: What It Means for the Horse ... Read More

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UK Graduate Spotlight: Rose Burns McGee

May 27, 2011

Rose McGee is scheduled to complete her master's degree in the Department of Veterinary Science at UK this ... Read More

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Alabama Tornado Recovery Still Under Way

May 21, 2011

Members of Alabama's equine community are working with farmers and cattle ranchers to help tornado survivors... Read More

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Reward Offered in North Carolina Horse Shooting Incident

May 20, 2011

A $2,500 cash reward has been offered for information about a horse shooting at an equine therapy program in ... Read More

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HIOs Reach Penalty Recognition Accord

May 16, 2011

An agreement reached by 12 Horse Industry Organizations (HIOs) could disqualify Horse Protection Act violators... Read More

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Plum Pretty All That in Kentucky Oaks

May 06, 2011

John Fort's Peachtree Stable's Plum Pretty fought off a late charge by St. John's River to win the May 6 Kentucky Oaks (the first jewel in the Filly Triple Crown) to win by a neck. Zazu rallied for third in the 1 1/8-mile race for 3-year-old fillies ... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Law Journal Ranked in Top 100

April 20, 2011

The University of Kentucky College of Law journal Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agricultural, and Natural Resources Law (KJEANRL) was recently ranked one of the top 100 law journals of 2010 by the Washington and Lee University School of Law. This is a ... Read More

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Virginia Livestock Welfare Bill Becomes Law

April 19, 2011

A Virginia bill amending the state's animal welfare code to include specific horse care practices was signed into law in late March. HB 1541 requires horse owners to provide their animals with feed to prevent malnutrition, water to prevent ... Read More

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Mint Julep Cup Sales Benefit Equine Welfare Organization

April 11, 2011

Woodford Reserve bourbon is taking the traditional the mint julep to a new level by selling the world's most exclusive mint julep cup, proceeds of which will benefit The Heart of a Horse Foundation, whose mission is to maintain and stimulate the ... Read More