Equine Welfare & Legislation
July 09, 2007
Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns and members of Iowa's Congressional delegation July 3 helped dedicate a new USDA high-containment large animal facility. The Ames, Iowa, facility combines several research facilities into one location. The new... Read More
July 04, 2007
Decision to drop Empire Racing linked to working with the eventual winner of state track franchise
A group seeking to run New York racing has lost a major partner, the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association announce... Read More
June 29, 2007
Buying a horse is a big challenge. Choosing a mount that doesn't fit the prospective owner's need, skill level, or intended use can be painful emotionally, financially, and even physically.
To give would-be horse owners information tha... Read More
June 26, 2007
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is inviting the public to nominate extraordinary pets and people for its annual Humane Awards.
Those who might be considered for this distinguished and unique honor... Read More
June 25, 2007
Invasor, Shadwell Stable's reigning Horse of the Year, suffered a career-ending injury to his right hind ankle and has been retired from racing. For more information see
June 22, 2007
Pfizer Animal Health and American Horse Publications (AHP) presented David O’Connor with this year’s Equine Industry Vision Award at a ceremonial breakfast held during the AHP Fiesta Del Caballo seminar in Albuquerque, N.M. Established in 2002, the... Read More
June 19, 2007
A Michigan man was sentenced Tuesday to six to 22.5 years in prison after pleading no contest to a drunken-driving charge stemming from a hit-and-run crash that killed an 11-year-old Amish girl.
Before he was sentenced, Mark William Vandyke,... Read More
June 18, 2007
The owners of a 7-year-old horse that was shot and killed are offering a $5,000 reward for information that might help find a suspect.
Owner Patty Johnson of Mount Pleasant, Ind., first thought Twilight Smoky Sensation, a registered Tennessee... Read More
June 17, 2007
There is growing concern regarding stolen and missing horses in the state of Oklahoma, specifically Oklahoma County. Stolen Horse International, aka NetPosse, has processed several reports that seem to be more than coincidence. While NetPosse... Read More
June 17, 2007
In an article from Ohio's Chronicle-Telegram, writer Lisa Robertson reported that the death last year of an 8-year-old horse named Gypsy, owned by an 11-year-old 4-H member, prompted Lorain County Fair executives to decided to build new... Read More
June 14, 2007
With advancing technology, life continues to become a bit easier. For example, we no longer have to walk across the room to change channels on the television. We can cook a meal in a matter of seconds with the microwave. We stay in touch with ou... Read More
June 13, 2007
Massey University's Animal Welfare Science and Bioethics Centre has been named a collaborating center of the Office International des Epizooties (OIE, or World Organization for Animal Health), and will provide scientific, bioethical, and... Read More
June 12, 2007
Runaway Groom, who beat the year's three U.S. classic winners in the 1982 Travers Stakes, was euthanatized June 8 at Dr. Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington because of complications from the infirmities of old age. The 28-year-old son of Blushing... Read More
June 11, 2007
A clinic teaching the horse training techniques used by mounted police officers will be offered June 30 at Masterson Station Park in Lexington, Ky. The clinic is designed to promote confidence in horse and rider and help horse owners learn... Read More
June 10, 2007
Wade Northington is hoping for more room to spread out his diseases.
Northington, director of the Murray State University Breathitt Veterinary Center, in Hopkinsville, Ky., has asked Gov. Ernie Fletcher to include funds for an... Read More
June 07, 2007
A semitrailer collided with a horse-drawn uncovered wagon Wednesday, killing the driver of the wagon, the Ohio Highway Patrol said.
Patricia Hiller, 57, of Polk, Ohio, was transported to Samaritan Hospital in Ashland and later died, Sgt.... Read More
June 04, 2007
The International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH), a U.K. equine welfare charity, has organized a campaign to help horse owners accurately measure their horses' weight and design nutrition plans to keep the pounds in check.... Read More
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
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