Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Second Racehorse Welfare and Safety Summit Approaching

March 12, 2008

The second Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, slated for March 17-18 at Keeneland, will be an event to focus on new approaches to solving industry issues, as well as continuing the discussion of progress on topics brought up at Read More

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AQHA Incentive Fund Awards Record $4 Million

March 08, 2008

The American Quarter Horse Association will distribute a record $4,000,447 of Incentive Fund money for the 2007 show season. More than 10,000 checks were mailed to recipients of Incentive Fund nominated horses, proving that it pays to show with... Read More

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ASPCA Marking 142 Years

March 07, 2008

This April, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) will mark 142 years since its founding as the first animal welfare organization in the Americas. To commemorate this moment, the ASPCA will celebrate the third... Read More

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Animal Pain Management Webcast Offered

March 03, 2008

The Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) will sponsor live Webcasts on pain management in pets for both veterinarians and pet owners. Both Webcasts will be held March 13.

The veterinarian's Webcast, which will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. (EDT) will... Read More

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Tough Times for Romania's Horses: Cart Ban, Hay Shortage Cited

March 01, 2008

New transportation laws and a drought-induced hay crisis might be at the root of a recent reversal in equine welfare progress in Romania. More animals are reportedly being abandoned or malnourished than in previous years, according to... Read More

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Horse Bones Found in Trexler Probe

March 01, 2008

Investigators searching for dead horses on land once owned by the family of a suspended (South Carolina) state official on Friday picked through a South Carolina field marking spots where they found bones or thought shallow graves were dug for... Read More

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HSUS Offering Reward for Info on Indiana Horse Shooting

February 20, 2008

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is offering a reward up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person responsible for shooting a 29-year-old Quarter Horse. The horse was found dead i... Read More

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University of Maryland Offering Pasture Management for Horse Owners

February 18, 2008

The University of Maryland is embarking on a new effort to train horse farm owners about environmentally sound best management practices for horse pastures.

The University is leading a statewide team of experts to develop a 5.5-acre model... Read More

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45 Panelists Named for California Synthetic Surface Forum

February 18, 2008

There are 45 panelists confirmed for a special California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) forum to discuss synthetic track surfaces Feb. 20 at Santa Anita Park.

Separate panels are scheduled to be represented by jockeys, synthetic track manufacturer... Read More

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ASPCA Investigating New York Carriage Horse Death

February 11, 2008

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), in looking into the Feb. 7 death of a carriage horse in his stable, has been asked to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the New York City Department of... Read More

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Regulator: Stop Steroid Use Now

February 03, 2008

A national regulator said uniform implementation of regulations for anabolic steroids in racehorses isn’t practical and suggested horsemen “come clean to the races” voluntarily beginning April 1.

Ed Martin, president of the Association of... Read More

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Michigan State Hosting Talk on Joint Injections

February 01, 2008

Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine will be hosting an equine health lecture on the use and abuse of intra-articular joint treatments.

The seminar will take place Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Veterinary... Read More

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New Commissioners Appointed to Texas Animal Health Group

January 31, 2008

Gov. Rick Perry appointed Ernie Morales of Devine as presiding officer of the Texas Animal Health Commission. He also appointed six new members for terms to expire Sept. 6, 2013. The commission works to protect and enhance the health of animal... Read More

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South Dakota Legislators Kill Slaughter Incentive Bill

January 29, 2008

A bill that would make a state-funded loan of up to $1 million available to construct a horse slaughtering facility in South Dakota is no longer under consideration.

A spokesperson for Sen. Jay Duenwald, chair of the state's Senate Agriculture... Read More

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Animal Disaster Planning Legislation Introduced in Washington State

January 28, 2008

According to a statement released by The Humane Society of the United States, more than 1,200 animals died during the recent floods that ravaged southwest Washington State. The majority were farm animals and horses that could not escape and... Read More

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South Dakota Legislators to Consider Horse Slaughter Plant Incentive

January 27, 2008

A bill that would make a state-funded loan of up to $1 million available to construct a horse slaughtering facility in South Dakota is scheduled for a hearing in the state's Senate Agriculture Committee on Tuesday (Jan. 29).

The bill, known as... Read More

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Second Racehorse Welfare Summit to Examine Progress

January 25, 2008

The second Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, set for Monday, March 17, and Tuesday, March 18, at the Keeneland Sales Pavilion in Lexington, Ky., will feature wide-ranging discussions of critical equine health- and safety-related issues... Read More

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Horse Classified Listing Error Results in Calls to Owner

January 23, 2008

Kristen DeGroat of Akron, Mich., just wanted to sell her horse to another animal lover, but her ad ended up under "Good Things to Eat" in the classified sections of two newspapers.

DeGroat said about a third of the 60 or so calls she... Read More

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Equine Welfare Group Issues Slaughter White Paper

January 16, 2008

The group Veterinarians for Equine Welfare (VEW) recently issued a white paper entitled "Horse Slaughter--Its Ethical Impact and Subsequent Response of the Veterinary... Read More

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Humane Society, Veterinarians for Animal Rights Join Forces

January 15, 2008

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights (AVAR) have announced that their respective boards of directors have approved a corporate combination agreement which will form a new veterinary... Read More

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ASPCA Awards 57 Equine Grants

January 11, 2008

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has released its year-end report of equine grants given to rescue groups and humane organizations across the country during the last year.

In 2007, The ASPCA gave out more... Read More

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Racing Officials, Legislators Discuss Racehorse Steroids

January 09, 2008

An impending Congressional hearing on steroid use in Major League Baseball--and the possibility the inquiry could expand to other sports--has led the Thoroughbred racing industry to take preemptive action on Capitol Hill.... Read More

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Equine Welfare Fund Formed by Kentucky Horse Council

January 04, 2008

The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) has established a fund to support programs that promote the health and welfare of all horses in the state.

As a part of the continual work to find second careers for unwanted horses and evaluate and... Read More

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New Holland T1510 Economy Tractor

January 04, 2008

The New Holland 3-cylinder, 30-hp T1510 compact tractor delivers reliable performance, solid construction, and easy operation at an economical price. Part of New Holland's Lean and Mean series of economy tractors, the T1510 can be customized... Read More

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Horse Slaughter Prevention Act Co-Author Named PETA Person of the Year

December 26, 2007

Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.) was today named Person of the Year by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). The group called the senior senator, "a tireless advocate for improving legal protection for animals, including animals who... Read More