Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Awards $1M in Grants

December 15, 2013

More than 20 accredited racehorse retirement facilities will share in $1 million in grants. ... Read More

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Multi-Breed Racehorse Drug Uniformity No Easy Task

December 13, 2013

The Ohio State Racing Commission indicated it's not prepared to adopt a uniform national drug policy. ... Read More

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Could Eye Temperature Help Detect Stress in Horses?

December 13, 2013

Can you see stress in your horse's eyes? It's possible if you've got an infrared thermographic camera.... Read More

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Nebraska Police Seek Help to Find Horse Shooter

December 12, 2013

Authorities are seeking those responsible for shooting a Paint Horse in its pasture last month. ... Read More

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Michigan Man Charged for Allegedly Maltreating DNR Donkey

December 12, 2013

The allegedly neglected donkey was one of three residing at one property; the others allegedly died.... Read More

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Wheelon, Three Others Plead Not Guilty to Charges

December 11, 2013

The Tennessee Walking Horse trainer pleaded not guilty to cruelty charges for allegedly soring horses. ... Read More

The Atlantic Polo Team members are (left to right) Henry Brett, Bobby Melville, Fergus Scholes, and James Glasson.

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Welfare Charity Teams with Polo Team for Rowing Challenge

December 10, 2013

The beneficiaries of the challenge will be horses, donkeys, mules, and their owners in developing countries.... Read More

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British Racing Promotes Equine Welfare with New Campaign

December 07, 2013

"The Horse Comes First" is an promoting the welfare of horses throughout and after their careers in racing.... Read More

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Grand Jury Indicts Horse Trainer Wheelon, Three Others

December 06, 2013

Wheelon is free on bond after a jury indicted him on animal cruelty counts for allegedly soring horses. ... Read More

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British Racehorse Trainer Butler Gets Five-Year Suspension

December 05, 2013

Nine horses in Butler's barn tested positive for anabolic steroid use. ... Read More

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Kentucky Drug Panel Okays Model Rule for Most Breeds

December 04, 2013

The drug council recommended the KHRC adopt the national uniform medication rules for Thoroughbred racing. ... Read More

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RMTC Position Papers Uphold Thresholds

December 04, 2013

The RMTC found no physiologic difference in racing breeds to justify changing its regulatory thresholds.... Read More

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Pennsylvania Police Seek Leads in Amish Horse Shooting

November 26, 2013

Police hope the public can help identify whoever shot a horse pulling a buggy containing several passengers. ... Read More

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House Subcommittee Debates Horse Racing Safety, Integrity

November 22, 2013

The Subcommittee is considering a bill that would give the USADA the responsibility of ensuring racing safety.... Read More

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CHRB Sudden Horse Death Report Released

November 22, 2013

The report concluded the cluster of sudden deaths from Bob Baffert's barn had no single, identifiable cause.... Read More

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Charges Filed in Pennsylvania Horse Death

November 20, 2013

A woman was charged with animal cruelty after her elderly mare died of alleged starvation earlier this week. ... Read More

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TRF Settles Lawsuit with New York

November 20, 2013

The suit was filed in May 2012 based on affidavits alleging abuse spread across TRF's satellite farms.... Read More

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More than 60 Horses Seized in Washington State

November 19, 2013

More than 60 allegedly maltreated horses are receiving rehabilitative care after being seized last week. ... Read More

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Healthy working donkeys enjoy some time off by the roadside in Nyahururu, Kenya.

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Workshop Aims to Reduce Disease Impact on Working Equids

November 15, 2013

Delegates will try to find ways to reduce impact of diseases on working equids.... Read More

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Texas Compounder Draws Horse Racing Industry Scrutiny

November 15, 2013

Several compounding pharmacies are under scrutiny from horse racing regulators.... Read More

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U.S. House Subcommittee Hears Anti-Soring Bill Testimony

November 15, 2013

A U.S. House subcommittee heard from both sides of the soring issue during hearings on HR 1518. ... Read More

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Tennessee Authorities Investigate Horse Death

November 14, 2013

Authorities are seeking whoever is responsible for the death of a horse in its Williamson County pasture. ... Read More

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ALDF Eyes National Animal Abuser Registry

November 13, 2013

Horse rescues could soon be able to consult a nationwide animal abuser registry before adopting animals out. ... Read More

The Endurance Strategic Planning Group’s series of far-reaching recommendations and strategic plan for the sport for the next decade were well received by delegates.

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FEI Endurance Group Calls for Immediate, Sustainable Action

November 07, 2013

The group called for immediate, sustainable action to safeguard horses' welfare.... Read More

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Operation Gelding Helps 62 Horses in Four States

November 06, 2013

The Operation Gelding Program castrated 62 horses at five clinics in four states during October.... Read More