Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Organic Zinc, Copper May Help Horsehair Health

April 23, 2010

Organic forms of zinc and copper could have beneficial effects on the mechanical properties of horsehair.... Read More

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Kids Science Website Features 37-Year-Old Horse

April 15, 2010

Equine Science 4 Kids! is a redesigned, interactive youth component now available on the Rutgers Equine Science Center website. It features an illustrated version of Lord Nelson, a 37-year old American Quarter Horse, as the figurehead to guide youth ... Read More

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California Anti-Slaughter Bill Advances

April 15, 2010

A bill instructing California's congressional delegation to support federal legislation that would forbid the transport of horses to horse processing plants in Canada and Mexico took a step toward passage on April 15 when the state’s ... Read More

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ASPCA Announces $200,000 Grant for San Diego County Horses

April 13, 2010

ASPCA Funding Will Provide Care and Support for Abused and Neglected Horses in San Diego County... Read More

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Roundworm Resistance to Dewormers Assessed in Canada

April 13, 2010

Resistant Parascaris equorum on Thoroughbred and Standardbred farms to ivermectin and moxidectin was identified in Ontario, Canada.

Rolph de Gannes, an equine veterinarian practicing in Southern Ontario, Canada, had the impr... Read More

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Rutgers Students Working to Change the Perception of Mustangs

April 09, 2010

For the first time since its inception in 1999, the Young Horse Teaching and Research Program (YHTRP) at the Rutgers University School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, includes four Bureau of Land Management mustangs. Mustangs are ofte... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2009

April 08, 2010

The International Collating Center, Newmarket, England, and other sources reported the following disease outbreaks.

Contagious equine metritis (CEM) was reported in France (one case), Germany (two cases) and the United Arab Emirates ... Read More

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Riding Discipline Choice Related to Income, Survey Shows

April 06, 2010

Income plays a significant role in how owners use their horses, according to a recent survey.

The findings are part of the American Horse Publications nationwide online survey, conducted from Oct. 15, 2009, to Jan. 31, 2010, which re... Read More

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Age a Predictor in Horse Ownership

April 02, 2010

A horse owner's age is a major predictor in how involved they will be in the horse industry, according to a new survey.

The findings are part of the American Horse Publications online nationwide survey, conducted from Oct. 15, 20... Read More

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Animal Welfare Council Joins Unwanted Horse Group

March 27, 2010

The Animal Welfare Council (AWC), a non-profit organization with membership compromised of businesses and organizations involved in caring for animals in recreation, entertainment, sport and industry, is the newest member of the Unwanted Horse ... Read More

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Horse Park Supporter to Speak at UK Distinguished Lecture Series

March 25, 2010

Nina Bonnie, accomplished equestrienne, Kentucky Horse Park Foundation creator, and a driving force behind the park, will speak at the University of Kentucky Equine Initiative Distinguished Industry Lecture Series. The event will take place Apr... Read More

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Four Arabian Horses Die in Washington Fire

March 20, 2010

One of the largest Arabian breeders in the Pasco, Wash., area lost four horses in a barn fire,... Read More

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Racehorse Welfare and Safety Summit Scheduled

March 17, 2010

A third Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit has been scheduled for June 28 and 29, 2010, at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. Edward L. Bowen, president of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, announced details of the meeting today.

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Rags to Riches Delivers Colt

March 17, 2010

Champion Rags to Riches, winner of the 2007 Belmont Stakes, delivered a Henrythenavigator colt March 17 in Ireland, where she is scheduled to be bred to Coolmore stallion Galileo.

Rags to Riches, the champion 3-year-old filly of 2007... Read More

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Hay Feeders Reduce Waste

March 12, 2010

Horse owners can nearly halve their hay wastage by selecting the right round bale feeder for their pasture.... Read More

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ASPCA Provides Thoroughbred Retirement Grants

March 04, 2010

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has unveiled a new initiative that will aid in the retirement of Thoroughbred racehorses. Six equine rescues and sanctuaries across the country were selected to take up the c... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Welfare Bill Passes House

February 26, 2010

Legislation that will enhance the health and welfare of the horse passed the Kentucky House of Representatives Feb. 25 on a bipartisan vote of 98-0. House Bill 398, sponsored by Democratic Rep. Tom McKee, will now be considered by the state Sen... Read More

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13-Year-Old New York Gelding Goes for Win

February 25, 2010

On Feb. 26, the 13-year-old Cool N Collective will try again to become one of the oldest horses ever to win a race in New York when he faces six others in the first race at Aqueduct.

In his first start at age 13, Cool ... Read More

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Owners Claim Gathered Florida Horses

February 23, 2010

Nearly all of the 20 horses formerly running at large in a rural section of Miami-Dade County, Fla., have been claimed by their owners.

Hialeah police and South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) voluntee... Read More

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Carriage Horse Welfare: Readers Weigh In

February 19, 2010

More than 1,040 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What do you think about horse carriages in urban areas?"

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Kentucky Considers Equine Welfare Committee

February 18, 2010

The Kentucky House Agriculture and Small Business Committee moved Feb. 17 to provide more protection for the horse.

House Bill 398, which would create a committee to assist, advise, and consult with the cabinet on issues of equine he... Read More

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Mongolia Group Requests Riding Helmets

February 10, 2010

Every year more than 30,000 child jockeys ranging from the ages of 4-10 years old participate in traditional long-distance horse races in Mongolia. Peace Corps Volunteer Kara Estep is working with a local agency called the Department for Childr... Read More

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FEI Imposes Sanctions on Controversial Dressage Training Method

February 10, 2010

Participants in a Feb. 9 conference organized by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) sanctioned aggressive riding, including that which results in hyperflexion of the horse's neck.

"The group redefined... Read More

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Super Bowl Ads Get Humane Approval

February 09, 2010

Sunday might have been a tough day for the Colts, but it was a great day for frogs, dogs, Clydesdales, elephants, and other creatures featured in some of the eagerly awaited Super Bowl ads.

Americans were treated to nine commercials ... Read More

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Vets Form Equine Health and Welfare Alliance

February 07, 2010

A group of equine veterinarians have formed the Equine Health and Welfare Alliance (EHWA), which will be “dedicated to the proper care and maintenance of the horse and all equines,” according to a release.
 
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