Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Wagon Driver Injured, Horses Killed in Highway Crash

February 11, 2009

A man is in critical condition and two Percheron horses are dead after they were hit by an 18-wheel truck yesterday in Mississippi.

Bob Skelding, of Deerfield, N.H., was travelling across the United States in a homemade wagon drawn by his... Read More

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Readers Vote on TheHorse.com's Equine Focus

February 08, 2009

Close to 1,500 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Would you like to see a special section on TheHorse.com that is about your other companion animals (dogs and cats)?"

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Officials Remove Six Horses from a Chicago Carriage Company

February 07, 2009

Acting on a complaint, Chicago Animal Care and Control investigators removed six horses belonging to J.C. Cutters Horse Drawn Carriages, according to an article in the Chicago... Read More

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Funds Available for Research on Effects of Horses on Humans

February 04, 2009

The Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF) is inviting proposals for studies to investigate the therapeutic effects of horses on humans. The Foundation's broad research agenda includes basic research, as well as clinical studie... Read More

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Guilty Verdicts in Montana Pack Horse Case

February 03, 2009

A father and son from Georgia were found guilty Jan. 30 of 21 counts of animal cruelty for overworking and neglecting four horses during a pack trip last summer through the mountains of Montana.

Ravalli County Justice Court Judge... Read More

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Horse Council Forum to Highlight Welfare Issues

February 02, 2009

The focus this year's American Horse Council (AHC) National Issues Forum will be the "Welfare of the Horse." The Forum will be held June 16, 2009, in Washington, D.C., as part of the AHC's annual meeting.

Over the last year, concerns about... Read More

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Equine Product 'Surpass' Purchased by Boehringer Ingelheim

January 28, 2009

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. (BIVI) recently announced it has purchased the product Surpass (1% diclofenac sodium) from Idexx Laboratories Inc. Surpass will be marketed through the existing animal health distribution channels and... Read More

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Illinois Track Implements Welfare Plan

January 28, 2009

To make its position on horse slaughter clear, Fairmount Park in Illinois has put in place a zero-tolerance policy that would take stalls away from trainers linked to that industry. The track has also created an adoption program for Fairmount... Read More

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Eclipse Award Winners to be Announced Today

January 26, 2009

The anticipation for many Thoroughbred owners, breeders, trainers, and their connections will soon be over as the Eclipse Awards for Thoroughbred racing's champions of 2008 will be announced today, Jan. 26 at a ceremony in Miami, Fla. The... Read More

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AQHA Welfare Group Releases Plans for Racing, Breeding, Shows

January 19, 2009

The American Quarter Horse Association's Executive Committee has approved recommendations from the Animal Welfare Assurance Task Force, and the association is moving forward to implement the suggestions.

The association's main objectives ar... Read More

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Horse Slaughter Legislation Reintroduced

January 16, 2009

New legislation aimed at stemming the export of horses for slaughter in Mexico and Canada was introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on Jan. 14. Sponsored by Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich) and... Read More

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University of Minnesota Offers Webinars for Horse Owners

January 14, 2009

The University of Minnesota Horse Team will begin offering quarterly "Lunch and Learn" Webinars (Web-based seminars) on a variety of horse-related topics. The Webinars will be held on the third Wednesday of January, April, July, and October from... Read More

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Plea Entered in Oregon Horse Shooting Case

January 14, 2009

Russell Willeford, the Oregon man accused of shooting and abandoning a 6-year-old Arabian gelding in the Deschutes National Forest near Sisters, Ore., made his first appearance in Deschutes County Circuit Court Jan. 12. He pleaded not guilty to... Read More

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HSUS, Parelli Trainers to Work Together

January 13, 2009

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is joining forces with natural horsemanship trainers Pat and Linda Parelli to spotlight the trainability and intelligence of rescued horses. At each of seven U.S. venues for Parelli's 2009... Read More

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2009 Horsin' Around Conference Will Feature Trainers

December 28, 2008

This year's Horsin' Around Conference, scheduled Feb. 14-15, 2009, will feature presenters from diverse areas of equine training.

The event will be held at the RB Warren Arena in the Animal Science Complex on University of Nebraska-Lincoln's... Read More

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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