Equine Welfare & Legislation

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HSUS Offering Reward for Information on Horse Soring

March 19, 2008

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) will offer a reward of $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any violator of Tennessee's horse soring law, which prohibits the deliberate infliction of pain to horses' feet an... Read More

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Firefighters Pull Foal From Septic Tank

March 19, 2008

Nearly a dozen central Florida firefighters pulled a 2-month-old foal from some deep doo-doo after the little horse fell into a septic tank.

Rescuers spent more than an hour Tuesday using hoses and ropes to save the animal who escaped with his... Read More

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U.K. Welfare Group Hitting the Road to Educate on Equine Weight

March 19, 2008

The International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH) Right Weight Road Show will be fighting the flab on the road this spring. The Right Weight Road Show is a campaign to hel... Read More

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Racehorse Welfare and Safety Summit Concludes

March 18, 2008

Participants from the Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry who attended the second Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit in Lexington, Ky., on March 17 and 18 drafted action plans in seven areas to improve conditions in a multitude of... Read More

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Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit

March 17, 2008

This morning the public session of the second Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit was held at Keeneland racecourse in Lexington, Ky., to focus on new approaches to solving industry issues. Approximately 100 people were in the sales... Read More

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Free Quarter Horse Video

March 15, 2008

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) released its newest DVD to address questions that accompany the exciting decision to buy your first American Quarter Horse. Through the "Owning Your First American Quarter Horse" DVD, the AQHA aims t... Read More

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Filly Freed From Frozen Fissure

March 15, 2008

Don and Carol Ivey Ratcliffe, who live in Ontario, Canada, began looking for their homebred 3-year-old Paso Fino filly named Kayla at feeding time one morning, but were unable to find her. Finally they heard the filly whinny and found her trappe... Read More

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Horse Recovered From Knife Attack, Gave Back to Community

March 15, 2008

Mr Bean, 21, a favored local point-to-point horse in Costwolds, UK, will make his last public appearance the Monday after Easter at Cotswolds racecourse. Mr Bean had been attacked in December 2005 by a knife while in a field, was nursed back to... Read More

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Delaware Adopts Regulations for Steroids

March 13, 2008

Regulation of anabolic and androgenic steroids in racehorses in Delaware will begin April 19 with an almost three-month "grace period" that will entail penalties.

After a March 11 public hearing on proposed rules, the Delaware Thoroughbred... Read More

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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