Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Horse Manure Odor Has City Suing Planning Commissioner

January 24, 2007

The city of Carlsbad, Calif., is suing one of its planning commissioners after he failed to pay $1,600 in fines and late fees for horse manure odor, Read More

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HSUS Urging Airlines to Stop Shipping Horsemeat

January 23, 2007

The Humane Society of the United States has called on American and Delta airlines to stop shipping horsemeat from slaughterhouses in Texas to Europe and Asia for human consumption. The request comes on the heels of a federal appeals court ruling... Read More

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Maine Equine Welfare Groups Forming Cooperative

January 22, 2007

A group of horse shelter operators have joined together to create the Maine Equine Wellness Cooperative, a network to recruit people willing to help, raise funds, and educate new horse owners, reported Read More

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Maryland Equine Studies Program Receives Grant

January 21, 2007

The Equine Studies Program in the University of Maryland's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) has been awarded a $2,500 grant from the Maryland Horse Industry Board. Grant funding was awarded to purchase collection harness bags... Read More

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Got Colostrum? Web Site Network Helps Foals in Need

January 14, 2007

All too often we take for granted our foals will receive an adequate supply of colostrum, but not all foals are born lucky. For those less fortunate their dependency for colostrum relies upon breeders collecting, freezing and storing this... Read More

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Kansas City Is Hub of Animal Health Care

January 12, 2007

The vast cattle pens that once helped move much of the nation's meat supply are gone, replaced by aging warehouses and the frequent belief that this former frontier town left its agricultural roots far behind.

But not so fast. With little... Read More

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Scientists Tracking Mountain Lion with a Taste for Horses

January 12, 2007

Scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno, are tracking a mountain lion they think may have developed a taste for wild horses.

The female lion was trapped in the Virginia Range last month and fitted with a radio collar.

Now,... Read More

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A Decade of Dawning: Lessons Learned by a City Boy Turned Farm Owner

January 11, 2007

By Richard Zwirn

I had to chuckle. Here I was, leading two headstrong, unruly yearling colts from a field in a driving rainstorm and managing just fine. Ten years earlier, an 11-year-old broodmare was delivered to our farm and I was... Read More

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Interpreting Diagnostic Serology

January 09, 2007

Diagnostics based on serological analysis have long been a complex task for veterinarians and diagnosticians alike. Serologic testing is frequently chosen, owing to the ease of blood sample collection and handling when compared to the alternativ... Read More

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Horse Welfare in EU Transport Still a Problem

January 07, 2007

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) is giving only a cool welcome to the new European Union (EU) Regulation on live animal transport which came into force on Jan. 5, noted the following article in the Animal Air... Read More

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Pa. Farm Show to Serve up Educational Experiences

January 05, 2007

Pennsylvania Farm Show patrons might not want to taste what cows eat for breakfast, but they will be encouraged to touch and smell cow food when they visit the state's annual agricultural showcase that opens this weekend.

The state... Read More

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Ky. Legislators Considering Slaughter Transport Ban

January 04, 2007

Hungry enough to eat a horse?

Don't try it in Kentucky, home to the world's best known horse race.

Legislation pending in the General Assembly would make it illegal for horses to be slaughtered in the state or to be transported... Read More

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EIA: Transmissible Through the Air?

January 03, 2007

Some authorities are postulating that EIA might be transmissible through the air in exceptional circumstances.... Read More

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Book by U.S. Cavalry School Horseshoeing Instructor Available

January 02, 2007

A concise collection of fundamental equine hoof-care information and techniques from one of history's most influential horseshoers is once again available to farriers tending to the nation's horses.

Frank Churchill, author of American... Read More

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Reward Offered for Information on Minn. Horse Shootings

January 01, 2007

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for shooting two horses in Brown County, Minn. in December.... Read More

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Airplane Kills Horse in Romania

January 01, 2007

A Romanian airplane killed a horse this morning on Bacau Airport (300 km north from Bucharest), reported Read More

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NAHMS: Pony Population Highest in Northeast

December 30, 2006

While full-sized horses account for the vast majority of equids in the United States, donkeys, mules, ponies, and Miniature Horses also factor into the overall equine population. A government study has revealed that the distribution and... Read More

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Pregnant Horse Killed in Car Accident

December 30, 2006

A pregnant horse was killed in Monroe County, N.Y., Thursday (Dec. 28) after being hit by a car.

Police say 17-year-old Ashley Cocuzzi was driving just after midnight when her car struck the mare, which had run into the roadway.... Read More

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Kiefer Shows Horse Sense at Rodeos

December 26, 2006

Kiefer Sutherland is an Emmy award winner for his role as agent Jack Bauer on "24," but he also holds another prestigious title: rodeo champion.

"What I lacked as a roper and a cowboy I could make up for in horses," the 40-year-old actor... Read More

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Horses Killed in Dog Attacks

December 26, 2006

Reports from WHDH-TV in New England (http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/local/BO38046/) and the BostonHerald.com (Read More

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Former FOSH President Appointed to HSUS Director Position

December 25, 2006

Friends of Sound Horses, Inc. (FOSH) is honored to announce that Keith Dane has been appointed to the position of Director of Equine Protection with The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Dane will be overseeing all equine issues,... Read More

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ASPCA Announces Equine Grants

December 20, 2006

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has announced the recipients of its equine grants for the fourth quarter of 2006. A variety of equine rescue groups and sanctuaries across the United States received aid from... Read More

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NRHA Futurity Takes

December 20, 2006

Big Ass Fans, the National Reining Horse Association's (NRHA) newest Corporate Partner is getting raves for its unusual display at the 2006 NRHA Futurity and Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show. Workers from Big Ass Fans installed... Read More

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Thompson Named Executive Associate Dean at UF

December 19, 2006

James P. Thompson, DVM, PhD, has been named executive associate dean of the University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine.

Until his appointment, Thompson was the college's associate dean of students and instruction... Read More

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Two Horses Shot in Head in Southern Minn.

December 19, 2006

Two horses are recovering after being shot in the head in a Brown County pasture in southern Minnesota.

Authorities say one of the horses was shot on Dec. 5 and the second horse was shot two days later.

Deputies suspect the same person... Read More