Equine Welfare & Legislation

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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

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Mich. Couple Searching for Missing Horse

December 18, 2006

A Michigan couple whose horse was stolen from their farm while they slept is mobilizing local police and the community to find the white Arabian before it's too late.

David and Amy Flach said someone scattered horse feed on the ground durin... Read More

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Pony Visits Brighten Days for Young Patients

December 18, 2006

After being hospitalized with a viral throat infection for several days, 3-year-old Alexis Carreon saw a friendly, furry face at her hospital room window one morning.

It was Mosey the Shetland pony.

"I came back from getting her... Read More

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Indy 500 Auction to Benefit HSUS Hay for Horses Fund

December 14, 2006

The Humane Society of the United States announced today the start of an online auction featuring VIP packages donated by Mari George, the chairman of the board of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, to help raise money for horse sanctuaries in the... Read More

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Animal Welfare Project Seeking Volunteers

December 12, 2006

The Animal Welfare Project is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization based in Valley Forge, Pa. Made up of professional animal trainers, its main mission is to create a training center for homeless horses and dogs.

After professional... Read More

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New Site Matches Donated Horses with Potential Adopters

December 12, 2006

Searching for the right horse or trying to find the perfect home for one?

Illinois horsewoman Meggan Hill-McQueeney has started a new company, All Heart Inc., and is launching an extraordinary concept called DonateMyHorse.com--the web site... Read More

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New Director of Designated Qualified Persons and Animal Welfare Named

December 10, 2006

The National Walking Horse Association (NWHA) announced Dec. 8  Dr. Martha M. Day as the new Director of Designated Qualified Persons (DPQ) and Animal Welfare.

The NWHA board is convinced that Day will continue to... Read More

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ASPCA Exhibit on Display at Empire State Building

December 08, 2006

The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has coordinated a historical exhibit at the Empire State Building to run through the end of the holiday season.

The five exhibit windows feature different aspects in the... Read More

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Give a Unique Gift--Sponsor a Morris Animal Foundation Study

December 01, 2006

This Christmas give the animal lovers on your list a unique, heartwarming gift in the form of a cosponsorship of an animal health research study directed by Morris Animal Foundation (MAF), the world's leading private foundation dedicated to... Read More

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Equine Affaire California

November 30, 2006

Dozens of Renowned Equine Professionals in One Place for One Weekend

Equine Affaire, the premiere horse exposition in North America, returns to Fairplex in Pomona, Calif., with a powerhouse lineup of clinicians and presentations... Read More

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The Horse Launches Free RSS Feeds

November 30, 2006

Staying on top of the latest news and information in the seemingly ever-changing world of proper equine health care is a time-consuming and sometimes challenging chore for concerned horse owners who are dedicated to giving their horse(s) the bes... Read More

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South Africa Welfare Group Attacks Racing

November 27, 2006

According to an article in the Sunday Times of South Africa, the country's largest animal welfare group has now "officially opposed all forms of horse racing." An article in the SunTimes.co.za said there was fierce reaction from the... Read More

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Wisc. Offering Voluntary Animal ID Cost Sharing Program

November 27, 2006

The state of Wisconsin is inviting livestock producers to participate in a voluntary animal identification program. With a premises registration system in place, the state wishes to support those producers who are ready to begin recording... Read More

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Gary's Good Grub; San Antonio Edition

November 27, 2006

Each year we ask Gary Norwood, DVM, of Louisiana, to give dining guidance to the veterinarians and visitors who attend the American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention. This year’s conference is in San Antonio, Texas. In a town of fin... Read More

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Canadian Troops in Afghanistan Adopt Donkey

November 26, 2006

A group of Canadian engineers stationed in Panjwaii, Afghanistan, purchased a donkey from a local farmer who had beaten her. The donkey's official job is to carry sandbags up a mountain where an observation post was under construction. However,... Read More

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Horse Protection Groups Hoping for Action on Slaughter Legislation

November 22, 2006

Animal protection groups are hoping legislation banning the slaughter of horses for people to eat gets to the president's desk before the lame duck session ends this year.

Before the elections, the House overwhelmingly approved a bill... Read More

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Animal Rights Party Poised for Historic Win in Dutch Elections

November 20, 2006

The Roman emperor Caligula is fabled to have made his horse a senator. The Dutch Party for Animals won't go that far, but looks set to score a milestone in elections Nov. 22 by becoming the first animal rights party in Europe to have its own... Read More

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Off-Duty Police Officer Shoots Neighbor's Miniature Horse

November 20, 2006

An off-duty police officer in Brazos County, Texas, shot and killed his neighbor's Miniature Horse stallion on Friday (Nov. 17), saying the loose Mini had injured his full-size horses, reports Read More

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S.C. Man Dies After Car Strikes Horse

November 18, 2006

A 32-year-old Union, S.C., man has died after the car he was driving struck a horse in western Union County.

George Holloway was heading home to Union from Greenville on Thursday night when his Ford Focus hit a horse crossing state Highway... Read More

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Michigan State Offering Online Horse Behavior and Welfare Course

November 16, 2006

Every horse owner has at some time wished that his or her steed could suddenly turn into Mr. Ed and talk about its likes, dislikes, pains, and fears. Because that's not likely to happen, a new online educational program is available to help hors... Read More

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EponaShoe With Optional Carbide Tips

November 16, 2006

The EponaShoe is a polyurethane horseshoe that can flex with the hoof. It supports the frog properly, and is a great choice if you are concerned about hoof health and soundness.... Read More

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British Steeplechasing Star Desert Orchid Dies at Age 27

November 13, 2006

Desert Orchid, the former Cheltenham Gold Cup winner who built up a huge fan following as one of Britain's most popular racehorses, died Monday, Nov. 13, at 27.

Former trainer David Elsworth said the gray gelding --nicknamed "Dessie" -- died... Read More

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Government Claims Victory Over Ecoterrorism Group

November 12, 2006

Five years ago a special ecoterrorism task force was stymied by a string of firebombings that caused some $30 million in damage to western ranger stations, genetic engineering facilities, a truck dealership, a ski resort, wild horse corrals, and... Read More

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Reining Horse Fundraiser at OKC

November 11, 2006

While at the 2006 NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show in Oklahoma City, you won’t want to miss this year’s extravaganza, the Second Annual Denim & Diamonds Gala. The highly anticipated event is scheduled fo... Read More

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Racehorse Welfare and Safety Recommendations Released

November 10, 2006

Edited press release

A cross-section of prominent participants from the Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry who participated in the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit in Lexington, on Oct. 16-17, have drafted recommended... Read More