Equine Welfare & Legislation

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New Walking Horse Show to Decide Grand Champion

September 22, 2006

The largest Tennessee walking horse organization says it will hold a new event in November to name a grand champion, after the breed's annual show ended in controversy amid federal inspections for animal abuse.

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New Director Heads Expansion Plans for ReRun

September 21, 2006

With plans to expand and open its doors to more needy Thoroughbred horses, ReRun, Inc. has named Barbara Luna executive director. Established in 1996 in Kentucky, the non-profit has anticipated the increase in unwanted horses and the need to... Read More

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PETA Wants Horse-Drawn Carriages Out Of NYC

September 21, 2006

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is calling for all horse-drawn carriages in New York to be shut down.

The move comes after a horse named Juliet died in Central Park last week. Owner Antonio Provenzano said he called a... Read More

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Final Chance to Get BHS Welfare Conference Tickets

September 17, 2006

In response to massive demand, The British Horse Society, in partnership with The Home of Rest for Horses, is staging a second equine welfare conference on 24 September 2006, at Bailbrook House, Bath.

The conference, entitled A Horse... Read More

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ASPCA Investigating Death of NYC Carriage Horse

September 16, 2006

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is conducting an inquiry into the death of a carriage horse whose collapse in Central Park was witnessed by a distraught crowd.

The horse, named Juliet, fell ill in the park... Read More

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Italian Association of Equine Veterinarians Calls for Scientific Abstracts

September 13, 2006

The Italian Association of Equine Veterinarians (SIVE - Società Italiana Veterinari per Equini) is pleased to announce that the 13th SIVE CONGRESS will be held on January 26-28, 2007, in Bologna, Italy. Authors are invited to submit... Read More

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Michigan Barn Fire Kills 18 Horses

September 12, 2006

A suspicious fire at a St. Clair County, Mich., barn in Clyde Township has left 18 horses dead and might be linked to a series of other fires that have been set in the area in recent weeks, authorities said.

The fire at the Classic... Read More

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National Walking Horse Association Announces Move, New Executive Director

September 11, 2006

The National Walking Horse Association (NWHA), an organization established to promote the naturally gaited Walking Horse, is pleased to announce its recent move to Lexington, Ky., the horse capitol of the world. Along with the move is... Read More

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Wilcke Named Director of University of Louisville Equine Program

September 08, 2006

Richard W. Wilcke has been named the director of the University of Louisville Equine Industry Program. Wilcke, a faculty member since 1995, succeeds Robert Lawrence, who recently retired after 18 years as head of the program.

Since the... Read More

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Appaloosa Horse Club Offering Discounted Registration for Older Horses

September 01, 2006

The Appaloosa Horse Club is offering members an opportunity to register eligible Appaloosas over two years of age for the reduced rate of... Read More

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Canadian Horse Welfare

September 01, 2006

The horse industry across Canada for the past couple of years has been a bit like a ship in stormy seas. It has been buffeted about, with some of the waves splashing over to its neighbor to the south, but it is now finding itself in calmer... Read More

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Welfare Concerns

September 01, 2006

Because protecting the health and welfare of the horse is one of the American Association of Equine Practitioner's (AAEP) core missions, the association has a standing committee of equine veterinarians dedicated to continuously monitoring issues... Read More

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HorseTV Launches New Broadband Channel

August 29, 2006

The HorseTV Channel is set to introduce its new broadband channel, HorseTV Access, with a free six-day special presentation featuring the network’s 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games coverage beginning September 4. The WEG presentation is a “Free... Read More

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Oldest Known Przewalski Horse Dies

August 16, 2006

The world's oldest known Przewalski horse, a mare called Cilka whose ancestors lived in the grasslands of central Asia, has died in the Prague zoo in the Czech Republic.

Cilka was euthanatized Saturday, zoo spokesman Vit Kahle said. The... Read More

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A Horse for Life; BHS Announces Second Equine Welfare Conference

August 15, 2006

After great demand, The British Horse Society, in partnership with The Home of Rest for Horses, are holding a second equine welfare conference on September 24, 2006 at Bailbrook House,... Read More

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From Foal to Finish; Kentucky Equine Research to Host Nutrition Conference

August 15, 2006

Kentucky Equine Research,... Read More

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Alltech to Hold 2007 Young Animal Scientist Contest

August 14, 2006

Due to positive response and participation, global animal health company Alltech will hold a second Young Animal Scientist (YAS) contest in 2007. The contest is scheduled to begin in the fall semester of 2006 and a winner will be announced in th... Read More

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Racing Museum to Debut Unique Horse Racing Simulator

August 02, 2006

The National Racing Museum and Hall of Fame is expected to unveil its one-of-a-kind equine simulator during a press conference Aug. 3 museum communications director Mike Kane said.

Under development for approximately three years, the... Read More

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Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit Scheduled for October

July 25, 2006

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation will sponsor a two-day workshop for presentations, panel discussions and strategic planning concerning the welfare and safety of the Thoroughbred racehorse on... Read More

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Trainers Selected for Virginia Equine Extravaganza Trainer Challenge

July 12, 2006

The excitement is mounting now that three trainers have been chosen for the East Coast Trainer Challenge to be held at the third annual Virginia Equine Extravaganza, Oct. 27-29, at the Richmond Raceway Complex in Richmond. New to this year's... Read More

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Slaughter Legislation Could Be Put To Vote

July 05, 2006

The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act could be put to a vote when Congress returns July 10 from its Fourth of July recess. Before the break, Capitol Hill was the scene of intense lobbying from those on both sides of the issue.... Read More

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Hurricane Warning Issued for Portions of Florida's Gulf Coast

June 12, 2006

The National Hurricane Center in Miami, Fla. has issued a hurricane warning for the Gulf Coast of Florida from Longboat Key to the Ochlockonee River.

According to a 10 a.m. Hurricane Center bulletin, Tropical Storm Alberto was about 190... Read More

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Fair Hill to Install Tapeta Surface on Training Track

June 05, 2006

The Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md., plans to install the Tapeta all-weather surface on its training track during the summer of 2006, it announced May 31.

The synthetic surface, designed by trainer Michael Dickinson and first... Read More

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Ellis Park Reopens for Training; Repairs Ongoing

June 02, 2006

Ellis Park, the western Kentucky racetrack hit by a tornado last fall, took a major step forward in its recovery when it reopened for training June 1.

It marked the first time in nearly seven months the 1 1/8-mile racing surface will be... Read More

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Unexplained Swelling

June 01, 2006

I have a 16-year-old gelding that I found lying down with a swollen rear leg. I assumed that he had gotten his leg hung in the fence, but the next morning, I noticed that his front leg diagonal from his affected back leg was also swollen, and I... Read More