Equine Welfare & Legislation

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HSUS Announces Additional Katrina Recovery and Rebuilding Grants

April 17, 2006

On April 14, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) announced more than $800,000 in additional grants to organizations working on pet welfare issues in the Gulf Coast. The HSUS is providing $445,000 in recovery and rebuilding grants to... Read More

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USDA Announces Method for Enforcing the Horse Protection Act

April 17, 2006

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced on Friday (April 14) the use of gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) to enforce the Horse Protection Act (HPA). The method will detect horses that have bee... Read More

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HSUS Makes Public Statement on Commercial Equine Cloning

April 05, 2006

On March 30, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) reacted to the announcement of two successful commercial cloning ventures and additional cloned foals that are expected to be born this spring. "The Humane Society of the United States... Read More

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Premises Registration in Texas Postponed

April 01, 2006

Commissioners for the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) have postponed taking action on proposed regulations that would require identification of physical locations where livestock, including horses, are held, managed, or handled.

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HSUS Requests Injunction to Halt Horsemeat Inspections

April 01, 2006

On Feb. 14, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and other groups filed suit against the USDA to prevent equine slaughterhouses from using fee-for-service inspections of horsemeat. On Feb. 22, the groups filed for an injunction to... Read More

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Maryland EHV-1 Outbreaks Winding Down

April 01, 2006

Veterinarians suspect the recent deadly outbreaks of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) in Maryland have subsided. The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) had reported on EHV-1 outbreaks at two Maryland tracks, a race training facility, and a... Read More

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Farnam Announces 60th Anniversary Diamond Giveaway

March 08, 2006

(edited press release)

Farnam Companies has announced a customer appreciation sweepstakes in honor of its 60th anniversary. The giveaway will include five pairs of diamond stud earrings, five diamond tennis bracelets, four... Read More

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$2.5 Million Research Initiative Draws 27 Pre-Proposals

March 08, 2006

The announcement of a $2.5-million equine health consortium initiative has been met with great enthusiasm, says Kristin Benjamin, vice president of scientific programs and advancement for Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) in Englewood, Colo.... Read More

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Animal Health Trust Cuts Made

March 01, 2006

In November 2005, The Horse reported on studies at the U.K.'s Animal Health Trust Centre for Equine Studies in Newmarket. In December, the research staff changed significantly. For more information see Read More

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Wild Horse Shot in Outer Banks

March 01, 2006

Investigators are searching for information on the shooting death of a pregnant wild horse found Dec. 27, 2005, on the Outer Banks of Currituck County, N.C. A resident found the 2-year-old shot in the stomach, said the Currituck County Sheriff's... Read More

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Platinum Performance And Farnam Reach Settlement

March 01, 2006

Platinum Performance reported on Feb. 28 it reached an agreement with Farnam in its lawsuit to prevent Farnam’s use of the name “Platform Performance” on a line of equine products.

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Appaloosa Horses Lost in Two Barn Fires

January 24, 2006

The Appaloosa Horse Club extends its sincere regrets to two families who recently lost horses in barn fires.

On Jan. 9 at 3 a.m., former director and president, Larry Edwards of Dayton, Ohio, awoke to the smell of smoke and saw one of hi... Read More

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Days End Farm Horse Rescue Honored with 2005 Equine Welfare Award

December 27, 2005

Days End Farm Horse Rescue, a non-profit, volunteer-based animal welfare organization, is the 2005 recipient of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) equine welfare award, the Lavin Cup. Named for AAEP past president A. Gary... Read More

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Tornado Kills Three Horses in Northwestern Kentucky

November 07, 2005

According to an Associated Press article on bloodhorse.com, a tornado that tore through Ellis Park racetrack in Henderson, Ky., early yesterday morning (Nov. 6) killed... Read More

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Horse Killed, People Injured in California Collision

November 07, 2005

A loose horse that wandered onto a roadway near Woodland, Calif., last week was killed by one vehicle and its body was hit by a second automobile, according to the Woodland Daily Democrat (Read More

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Katrina Pounds the Southeast

October 21, 2005

Hurricane Katrina made its second landfall on Aug. 29 as a Category 4 storm, striking the Louisiana and Mississippi coastlines just days after damaging parts of south Florida. See www.TheHorse.com for update... Read More

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Four Horses Shot and Killed in Idaho

October 19, 2005

According to ABC news affiliate KIFI Local News 8 in Idaho Falls, Idaho, four horses were shot Friday (Oct. 14) in Fremont County, Idaho, after wandering onto a neighboring property. Three of the horses died instantly, and the fourth had to be... Read More

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Equine Research Hall of Fame Inducts Two New Scientists

October 11, 2005

The Board of Directors of the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Foundation announced the induction of Travis C. McGuire Jr., DVM, PhD, an immunologist from Washington State University (WSU), and C. Wayne McIlwraith, BVSc, PhD, DSc,... Read More

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Idaho County Added to Kentucky VS Embargo

September 27, 2005

The first case of vesicular stomatitis (VS) was confirmed Sept 26 in Bear Lake County, Idaho. That county, along with Alamosa County, Colo., and Platte County, Wyo., were added to the list of states from which the Kentucky Department of... Read More

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HSUS Report, Sept. 22

September 22, 2005

As the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) Hurricane Katrina response headed into its 20th day, their Disaster Animal Response Teams continued to rescue stranded pets while bracing for the potential arrival of Hurricane Rita, noted a pres... Read More

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HSUS Praises U.S. Senate for Vote to End Slaughter of American Horses

September 21, 2005

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 — Banner Day for Animals in Senate as Amendment Offered by Senators Ensign and Byrd Passes by Overwhelming Vote of 68-29 —

WASHINGTON – The Humane Society of the United States... Read More

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Kentucky Hay For Sale

September 07, 2005

Livestock farmers who need hay can find it in Kentucky. Listings of farms with hay for sale can be found on the Hay and Forage Program page of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Web site, Read More

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Texas Judge Rules Horse Meat Legal

September 06, 2005

On Aug. 25, U.S. District Judge Terry Means ruled that the possession
of horse meat for sale for human consumption was not illegal under Texas law. The judge also issued a permanent injunction against Tarrant County, Texas, District Attorney... Read More

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C. Immitis Antibody Prevalence

August 01, 2005

Horses can get the potentially severe and fatal disease coccidioidomycosis from the fungus Coccidioides immitis, which grows in portions of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah. However, researchers have discovered that just... Read More

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Kentucky Senator Introduces Legislation to Promote Horse Industry

July 29, 2005

Equine Equity Act will provide tax relief for horse owners

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell introduced a bill Thursday (July 28) designed to promote investment in the horse industry by removing provisions of federal law that favor... Read More