Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Gary's Good Grub; San Antonio Edition

November 27, 2006

Each year we ask Gary Norwood, DVM, of Louisiana, to give dining guidance to the veterinarians and visitors who attend the American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention. This year’s conference is in San Antonio, Texas. In a town of fin... Read More

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Canadian Troops in Afghanistan Adopt Donkey

November 26, 2006

A group of Canadian engineers stationed in Panjwaii, Afghanistan, purchased a donkey from a local farmer who had beaten her. The donkey's official job is to carry sandbags up a mountain where an observation post was under construction. However,... Read More

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Horse Protection Groups Hoping for Action on Slaughter Legislation

November 22, 2006

Animal protection groups are hoping legislation banning the slaughter of horses for people to eat gets to the president's desk before the lame duck session ends this year.

Before the elections, the House overwhelmingly approved a bill... Read More

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Animal Rights Party Poised for Historic Win in Dutch Elections

November 20, 2006

The Roman emperor Caligula is fabled to have made his horse a senator. The Dutch Party for Animals won't go that far, but looks set to score a milestone in elections Nov. 22 by becoming the first animal rights party in Europe to have its own... Read More

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Off-Duty Police Officer Shoots Neighbor's Miniature Horse

November 20, 2006

An off-duty police officer in Brazos County, Texas, shot and killed his neighbor's Miniature Horse stallion on Friday (Nov. 17), saying the loose Mini had injured his full-size horses, reports Read More

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S.C. Man Dies After Car Strikes Horse

November 18, 2006

A 32-year-old Union, S.C., man has died after the car he was driving struck a horse in western Union County.

George Holloway was heading home to Union from Greenville on Thursday night when his Ford Focus hit a horse crossing state Highway... Read More

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Michigan State Offering Online Horse Behavior and Welfare Course

November 16, 2006

Every horse owner has at some time wished that his or her steed could suddenly turn into Mr. Ed and talk about its likes, dislikes, pains, and fears. Because that's not likely to happen, a new online educational program is available to help hors... Read More

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EponaShoe With Optional Carbide Tips

November 16, 2006

The EponaShoe is a polyurethane horseshoe that can flex with the hoof. It supports the frog properly, and is a great choice if you are concerned about hoof health and soundness.... Read More

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British Steeplechasing Star Desert Orchid Dies at Age 27

November 13, 2006

Desert Orchid, the former Cheltenham Gold Cup winner who built up a huge fan following as one of Britain's most popular racehorses, died Monday, Nov. 13, at 27.

Former trainer David Elsworth said the gray gelding --nicknamed "Dessie" -- died... Read More

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Government Claims Victory Over Ecoterrorism Group

November 12, 2006

Five years ago a special ecoterrorism task force was stymied by a string of firebombings that caused some $30 million in damage to western ranger stations, genetic engineering facilities, a truck dealership, a ski resort, wild horse corrals, and... Read More

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Reining Horse Fundraiser at OKC

November 11, 2006

While at the 2006 NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show in Oklahoma City, you won’t want to miss this year’s extravaganza, the Second Annual Denim & Diamonds Gala. The highly anticipated event is scheduled fo... Read More

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Racehorse Welfare and Safety Recommendations Released

November 10, 2006

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A cross-section of prominent participants from the Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry who participated in the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit in Lexington, on Oct. 16-17, have drafted recommended... Read More

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AQHA's "Your Horse's Health" DVDs

November 08, 2006

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UK Animal Welfare Legislation Receives Royal Assent

November 08, 2006

The most important piece of animal welfare legislation for nearly a century received Royal Assent today (Nov. 8).

By updating and bringing together more than 20 pieces of animal welfare legislation relating to farmed and non-farmed animals,... Read More

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Legislators Looking at Incentives to Lure Veterinarians to Rural Areas

November 07, 2006

With fewer veterinarian students choosing to move to rural areas or work with large animals, Oklahoma lawmakers are taking a look at initiatives that could lure graduates in those directions.

Proposals considered by the House Agriculture an... Read More

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BHS Awards Honor Remarkable Volunteers, Organizations

November 07, 2006

Courageous, industrious and remarkable volunteers and organizations were honored by The British Horse Society at a prestigious awards ceremony.

Individuals and groups were presented with awards by guest of honor Desi Dillingham,... Read More

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NYRA Seeks Bankruptcy Protection From Court

November 05, 2006

The New York Racing Association has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, charging that the state of New York's failure to approve a long-stalled casino project for Aqueduct Racetrack has pushed it toward insolvency.
The filing,... Read More

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Victoria Police Horse Dies At Work

November 05, 2006

A police horse at the Melbourne Cup Carnival's Derby Day Thoroughbred race meeting in Flemington, Australia, died today of a suspected heart problem while on routine duty, according to an article in The Herald Sun. The 19-year-old... Read More

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Farnam's Platform Feed Introduces Miniature Horse and Pony Formula

November 03, 2006

Miniature horses and ponies may look like smaller versions of their towering cousins, but their nutritional needs are very different. Platform Miniature Horse & Pony feed has been scientifically formulated to meet the unique nutritional need... Read More

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Dutch Rescuers Succeed in Saving Horses

November 03, 2006

Rescuers on horseback lured a stranded herd of about 100 horses off a mud-soaked knoll where they had been stranded for three days and led them through receding floodwaters to safe ground Friday.

Before they could be saved, 19 horses drowne... Read More

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Practical Horsemanship Clinic to be offered at AQHA World Show

November 01, 2006

AQHA Professional Horseman Curt Pate will be at the AQHA World Championship Show on Saturday, Nov. 11, to host an educational clinic. Free to the public, attendees will learn the finer aspects of practical horsemanship and how to develop a... Read More

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Fla. Donkey Draggers Going to Jail

November 01, 2006

Two Escambia County, Fla., men accused of dragging a donkey behind their pickup will be going to jail. Matthew Ramsey and Terry Skinner were sentenced yesterday to nearly a year in jail and placed on two years' probation.

They will also hav... Read More

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Headless Horseman, Ichabod Crane Return to Sleepy Hollow

October 31, 2006

The Headless Horseman and Ichabod Crane have returned to Sleepy Hollow for Halloween, and this time they won't be disappearing afterward into the mists of legend.

Just in time to frighten young trick-or-treaters, an 18-foot-high steel... Read More

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Therapeutic Riding Center to be Featured in Saddle Club Video Journal

October 30, 2006

The Saddle Club will feature the Flying Changes Center for Therapeutic Riding of Topsham, Maine, in two special Saddle Club Video Journals to be broadcast on public television stations across America in November 2006.

The... Read More

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AQHA World Championship Show Offers Ford F-250 Giveaway

October 27, 2006

The only place you can win a new, one-of-a-kind AQHA special-edition Ford F-250 Super Duty is at the AQHA World Championship Show in Oklahoma City, November 4-18.

Throughout the length of the show, patrons will have the chance to... Read More