Equine Welfare & Legislation
June 04, 2007
It's been a busy spring in Washington and at the American Horse Council (AHC) offices. Federal representatives introduced nine new bills affecting the horse industry between the end of April and the end of May.
The new legislation include... Read More
June 02, 2007
In an effort to reach out to the American Farrier's Association (AFA) members and chapters and increase input to the organization, the association's executive committee has decided to take it's five annual face-to-face meetings on the road.... Read More
May 30, 2007
May 28, 2007
The longest-living Melbourne Cup winner was humanely put down at George Hanlon's Leopold property on the Bellarine Peninsula near Geelong on Friday, according to an Australian Associated Press story by Robert Windmill.
Arwon gave Hanlon... Read More
May 26, 2007
Improvements are underway at the main horse barns on the Iowa State University campus. The barns, located at the corner of Pammel and Stange on the north side of campus, are well known by current and former students.
Two wings of the main barn... Read More
May 25, 2007
The state with the nation's last operating horse slaughterhouse has made it illegal to kill the animals for human consumption.
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said May 24 he was proud to sign the law, calling it "past time to stop slaughtering... Read More
May 24, 2007
Bronze Sea, a filly descended from Seabiscuit, was foaled at Tim and Jacqueline Cooper's American Legend Horse Farm in Northern California on May 23.
The dark bay filly is by High Brite and is out of the At the Threshold mare All in Fashion... Read More
May 23, 2007
Traveling with horses is challenging enough, but imagine that you are traveling with your horses in an unfamiliar area when your vehicle breaks down or, you are involved in an accident requiring overnight repairs and temporary shelter for your... Read More
May 22, 2007
A man who drove his van into a horse-drawn carriage in downtown Indianapolis, Ind., has been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated and other charges.
The crash sent two tourists from... Read More
May 21, 2007
The Peter Stone Company will fund 10 registration fee scholarships for 4-H youth to attend the interactive Web cast conference "The Voice of the Horse" on June 30 and July 1. The conference is designed to focus on the horse-human... Read More
May 16, 2007
Environmental concerns could cause a delay in plans by Golden Gate Fields to install an all-weather racing surface this summer, the planning manager for the City of Albany, Calif., acknowledged May 16.
"It's hard to say at this point,"... Read More
May 13, 2007
Presque Isle Downs, the new Erie, Pa. track owned by MTR Gaming Group, will install Michael Dickinson's synthetic Tapeta racing surface before its inaugural Thoroughbred meet begins Sept. 1., said Rose Mary Williams, director of racing at... Read More
May 13, 2007
Legislation introduced earlier this week would prohibit the use of live animals in sales and marketing demonstrations of medical devices and products. U.S. Representatives Steve Israel (D-NY) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) introduced the Animal Welfare... Read More
May 12, 2007
Thoroughbred stallion Storm Boot, who sired 46 stakes winners at Pope McLean's Crestwood Farm near Lexington, Ky., was euthanatized May 10 at Hagyard Equine Medical Center. A member of Storm Cat's first crop, 18-year-old Storm Boot suffered from... Read More
May 06, 2007
Twenty-five horses died while racing or practicing at the Bay Meadows track this spring, nine more than incurred fatal injuries over an 11-month period that state regulators studied previously.
The California Horse Racing Board, which is... Read More
May 04, 2007
People may have been anticipating summer-like temperatures this weekend in Louisville, but those planning to attend this year's Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby had better brace themselves for the strong possibility of rain.
As of 8:09... Read More
May 01, 2007
U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky introduced legislation April 30 designed to promote investment in the horse industry by removing unfair provisions of federal law that favor other investments. The Equine Equity Act of 2007 would reduce the... Read More
April 20, 2007
Equine Guelph is sponsoring a conference on "Caring During Crisis," to be held Sunday, April 29th, to Tuesday, May 1st, on managing disease and disasters involving animals.
The conference, "Caring During Crisis: Animal Welfare During... Read More
April 18, 2007
This is an excerpt from Equine Disease Quarterly, funded by underwriters at Lloyd's, London, brokers, and their Kentucky agents.
The International Collating Centre, Newmarket, England, and other sources reported th... Read More
April 15, 2007
Two-time world champion barrel racer Kelly Kaminski has decided to give home-raised champion Rockem Sockem Go--aka Rocky--the rest of the year off to recover from lingering injuries.
Rocky, 14, has been Kaminski’s competition horse for a... Read More
April 11, 2007
All laboratory tests begin with proper sample collection and handling. Improper collection and handling of blood samples can result in unreliable or--in worse cases--misleading results. Stress or patient excitement at the time of collection can als... Read More
April 06, 2007
"World Veterinary Day on April 28, 2007, will be a day to emphasize the need for global unity among all health care professionals including veterinarians," said Leon Russell, DVM, PhD, president of the World Veterinary Association.... Read More
April 05, 2007
The Animal Welfare Act comes into force in England April 6. The British Horse Society calls the legislation "the most significant piece of welfare legislation for nearly a century," and said it should help to protect the welfare of all horses an... Read More
April 04, 2007
The $1.7 million Hambletonian, the richest trotting race in North America, will be televised live on NBC this year, ending a 13-year run on CBS. Broadcast time for the Hambletonian and the filly companion event, the $850,000 Hambletonian Oaks,... Read More
April 03, 2007
A woman who went for a horseback ride through town at midnight and allegedly used the horse to ram a police car was charged with driving under the influence and drug offenses, police said Tuesday.
"Cars were passing by having to avoid it,... Read More
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