Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Maryland Street Vendor Horses Removed

January 16, 2015

Fourteen horses used to pull vendor wagons are receiving care after authorities removed them from their stables.... Read More

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Allegedly Maltreated Horses Relocated

January 16, 2015

A herd of 41 allegedly maltreated horses from Nevada County, California, is receiving rehabilitative care.... Read More

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Record Low for Fatal Thoroughbred Breakdowns in Kentucky

January 16, 2015

Sixteen catastrophic breakdowns occurred in 2014, the lowest number since the state began tracking such statistics.... Read More

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Kentucky Investigation Clears Asmussen

January 16, 2015

The KHRC investigation found no evidence of rule violations by Eclipse Award winner Steve Asmussen. ... Read More

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What Does 'Sacking Out' a Horse Mean?

January 15, 2015

Learn how to get your horse to accept new and scary objects or sounds.... Read More

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Proposed Montana Law Would Protect Police Horses

January 15, 2015

Proposed legislation would protect horses used by Montana police from harm while in the line of duty.... Read More

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Awakening to Thoroughbred Aftercare

January 15, 2015

The Blood-Horse's editor-in-chief explains how the TCA's creation raised both money and awareness.... Read More

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KHRC Report on Asmussen Expected Jan. 15

January 14, 2015

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals accused Thoroughbred trainer Steve Asmussen of horse mistreatment in 2014.... Read More

A compounded drug is one produced when the required flavor, dosage, or formulation is otherwise not available as an FDA-approved drug.

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Racing Regulatory Veterinarians Support Compounding Rules

January 13, 2015

Mary Scollay-Ward, DVM; Rick Arthur, DVM; and Lynn Hovda, MS, DVM, signed the letter of support.... Read More

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New York Racing Officials Meet in Wake of Breakdowns

January 12, 2015

Officials said racing participants will be asked to be more vigilant in an effort to prevent injuries to racehorses.... Read More

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2015 Application for TAA Accreditation Now Available Online

January 11, 2015

Equine aftercare organizations can apply for Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) accreditation through April 15.... Read More

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CANTER, Retired Racehorse Project Join Forces

January 10, 2015

The groups will join forces to facilitate the sale of more Thoroughbred ex-racehorses to the equestrian market.... Read More

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Cold Claims Illinois Horse

January 09, 2015

An Illinois owner is facing charges after a horse died after being exposed to severe winter weather.... Read More

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Hialeah, Florida, Horse Found Slaughtered

January 09, 2015

Police said an owner found his horse slaughtered in his barn when he went to feed then animal on Jan. 7.... Read More

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Arizona Authorities Probe Alleged Animal Cruelty

January 09, 2015

Several horses are receiving rehabilitative care after being seized by Maricopa County, Arizona, authorities.... Read More

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Couple Files Lawsuit Over Horse, Donkey Deaths

December 29, 2014

The lawsuit alleges a Wisconsin county is responsible for the deaths after the animals were allegedly unlawfully seized.... Read More

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Good Horse Keeping and Other Advice From Equine Rescuers

December 24, 2014

Rescue operators share advice on small steps owners can take to keep their horses out of less-than-ideal situations.... Read More

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WVRC Eyes Independent Review of Head-On Collision

December 19, 2014

The Dec. 13 collision led to a horse being euthanized after a race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.... Read More

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Spending Bill Maintains Horse Slaughter Ban

December 18, 2014

The bill will effectively prevent any horse slaughterhouses from opening until Sept. 30, 2015.... Read More

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Second Saddle Research Trust Conference Held in England

December 14, 2014

Researchers examined, discussed, and debated the latest research on saddle-related welfare and performance issues. ... Read More

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Researchers Identify Signs a Painful Donkey is Improving

December 14, 2014

Scientists behind a new study have identified behavior changes donkeys show when they experience pain relief.... Read More

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Aftercare Alliance to Award $2.4M in Grants

December 13, 2014

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will award $2.4 million in grants to its 42 accredited facilities for 2014.... Read More

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Lawsuit Targets St. Louis Cab Regulators

December 12, 2014

The lawsuit alleges that the St. Louis Metropolitan Taxicab Commission failed to regulate horse-drawn cabs in that city.... Read More

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N.Y. Congressional Delegates Split on Carriage Ban Ordinance

December 12, 2014

The proposed law would ban horse-drawn carriages from New York City's streets.... Read More

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NYC Council Gets Horse Carriage Ban Ordinance

December 08, 2014

The New York City council received the proposed ordinance to banish horse-drawn carriages from city streets Dec. 8.... Read More