Equine Welfare & Legislation


EPM, Botulism, Endometritis Education Event

August 14, 2007

To celebrate 25 years in the animal and food safety industries, Neogen Corporation is holding an educational seminar and open house on Friday, Sept. 14, for veterinarians and farm managers. ... Read More


AHP Champion Awards

August 12, 2007

In 2007, American Horse Publications (AHP) created the AHP Champion Award, which is presented to individuals who are instrumental in the development and growth of American Horse Publications. Collectively, the winners will be known as the AHP... Read More


Gas Leak a Possible Cause of 27 Horse Deaths

August 11, 2007

A natural gas leak might have caused the deaths of 27 ranch horses in southern Idaho near Malta, according to an online report from Twin Falls’ Times-News.

A spokeswoman for Northwest Pipeline said company personnel found 16... Read More


Maryland Available Hay Listed on Department of Ag. Web site

August 09, 2007

With rainfall shortages in Maryland wreaking havoc on pastures and hay fields, Maryland livestock producers and horse owners are already exhausting hay supplies that would normally feed their animals through the winter.

The Maryland... Read More


ASPCA to Award Maclay National Championship Trophy

August 09, 2007

Officials with The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), a sponsor of the 32nd Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show, will present the ASPCA Maclay National Championship trophy on Friday, August 31. R. Scot Evans, equine... Read More


BHS Warning Owners of Companion-only Horses of Potential for Future Sale

August 07, 2007

The British Horse Society (BHS) has warned horse owners to be wary when responding to advertisements seeking companion horses, following an increase in the number of reports of such animals being sold to new homes after placement.

The... Read More


Kentucky Festival to Provide Introduction to Horses, Equine Industry

August 03, 2007

The Festival of the Horse, a 26-year tradition in Georgetown, Ky., is adding a new event this year, sponsored by the Kentucky Horse Council.

"Experience the Horse" will offer visitors the opportunity to pet, groom, lead, and paint a horse.... Read More


Rags to Riches Sound, Training at Saratoga

August 02, 2007

Belmont Stakes winner Rags to Riches shipped from Belmont Park to Saratoga Race Course July 31 and has galloped over the upstate New York racing surface the past two mornings. Trainer Todd Pletcher said the 3-year-old filly would continue to gallop... Read More


Florida Man Arrested for Illegally Composting Horse Manure

August 01, 2007

A Loxahatchee Groves, Fla., man has been arrested by authorities with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection because he had allegedly collected around 20,000 cubic yards of horse manure, the Read More


Horses and Ducks

August 01, 2007

Perhaps you've seen the ad: A freckle-faced little girl covers her face, so pleased she can't hold it in. Purina has a series of these cute and effective ads for its Equine Senior feed. At the bottom of the ads is this: "Horses Make Better People,... Read More


20 Horse Welfare Groups Meet for Conference

July 31, 2007

National and state-based equine protection, placement, and rescue organizations gathered for the first time Friday (July 27) to discuss the rehoming of at-risk horses in America. The Homes for Horses Conference was jointly sponsored by the Human... Read More


Wildfires, Drought, Lightning, and Horses

July 27, 2007

Wildfires in the United States in the first six months of 2007 have been significant, with hundreds of thousands of acres affected in Georgia, Florida, New Jersey, Minnesota, and even Catalina Island, California. The National Interagency Wildfir... Read More


U.K. Flooding: British Horse Society Offering Help

July 24, 2007

Exceptional levels of rainfall in the last few days have left many areas of Britain under water. Some of the worst hit areas are rural and have large horse populations.

With many animals being kept close to rivers, there have been... Read More


AHC: Horse Show Industry has Significant Economic Impact

July 24, 2007

For anyone that has participated in (or merely paid for!) a horse show, there is no doubt that these activities generate a lot of money. The American Horse Council's study, Economic Impact of the Horse Industry on the United States, included... Read More


International Disease Report First Quarter 2007

July 17, 2007

Contagious Equine Metritis was confirmed in one non-Thoroughbred stallion (Franches-Montagne) at the National Stud in Switzerland. Continuing the 2006 last quarter report concerning isolation of Taylorella equigenitalis from imported Lipizzaner ... Read More


ASPCA Releases Official Statement and FAQs on NYC Carriage Horses

July 17, 2007

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) July 12 released its official position statement on the use of carriage horses in New York City. The carriage horse industry came under fire earlier this month after a hors... Read More


TheHorse.com Celebrates 10,000th Article

July 12, 2007

TheHorse.com, companion Web site to The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care, the equine industry's foremost horse health care magazine, has archived its 10,000th... Read More


New USDA Animal Research Facility Dedicated

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


N.Y. Horsemen Pull Out of Gaming Group

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


Selecting the Right Horse: MSU Online Program Offering Course

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


ASPCA Seeking Nominees for Annual Humane Awards

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


Invasor a Horse to Remember

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 Read More


David O'Connor Awarded Pfizer Equine Industry Vision Award

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


Sentence for Driver in Amish Buggy Accident that Killed Child, Horse

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


Indiana Horse Shooting: Owners Offering Reward for Information

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