Equine Welfare & Legislation


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


Oklahoma Horse Thefts Have Owners Worried

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


Ohio Horse Death Prompts Better Fair Accommodations

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


USRider: Equestrians Can Be Stranded Due to New Vehicle Key Technology

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


New Zealand Animal Welfare and Bioethics Center to Collaborate with OIE

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


Prominent Stallion Runaway Groom Dead

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


Kentucky Mounted Unit Offering Training Clinic

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


Kentucky Animal Diagnostic Lab Seeking Funds for Expansion

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


Ohio Woman Killed in Semitrailer Collision with Horse Buggy

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


U.K. Equine Welfare Charity Launching 'Right Weight' Campaign

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


Update on Legislation Affecting Horse Industry Available on AHC Web Site

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


American Farrier's Executive Committee Taking Meetings on the Road

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


World's Oldest Living Pony Dies at 56

May 30, 2007

Sugar Puff, the world's oldest living pony as declared by the Guinness Book of Records, has died at age 56, Horse & Hound reported.... Read More