Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Morris Animal Foundation Highlights its Hot Topics Blog

October 15, 2009

Looking for new and compelling information about the latest in animal health information and research, veterinary advances, and animal-related events? Morris Animal Foundation's Hot... Read More

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Water Bucket Cozy from Wild Angel Cozy Company

October 07, 2009

The Waterbucket Cozy has removable insulation for your standard 5-gallon water bucket and heated bucket. The Cozy provides easy, effective insulation of your horse's water supply by wrapping around the bucket and securing with a Velcro closure,... Read More

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Georgia Horse Farm Damaged in Flash Floods

September 29, 2009

Recent flash floods in Georgia killed nine people and caused the region to be declared a federal disaster area. Willowbrook Equestrian Center in Villa Rica, Ga., sustained significant damage including the loss of two horses. Willowbrook is owned... Read More

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Seven Horses Die in Maryland Boarding Barn Fire

September 28, 2009

Seven horses died in a fire at a boarding facility in Chesapeake City, Md., Sunday morning, The Associated Press reported.

Joseph... Read More

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Equine and Animal Welfare Symposium Takes Shape

September 27, 2009

As animal agriculture comes under scrutiny and animal welfare issues are hotly debated, the time to become educated to proactively address animal welfare issues is now.

"Animal welfare is a prominent issue in Ohio and the United States and eve... Read More

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Southern Illinois Equine Science Program Rebuilding, Purina Donates $10K

September 11, 2009

Purina Horse Feed has donated $10,000 to the Southern Illinois University – Carbondale (SIUC) Equine Science Program in an effort to help rebuild the SIUC Horse Center after a severe storm struck Carbondale, Ill., on May 8, 2009. The SIUC Equine... Read More

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Cornell Equine Health Receives Funds From Sporthorse Tournament

September 04, 2009

Cornell University's Equine Health Advancement Fund will get a boost from the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament's ticket sales and silent auction.

The tournament will be held at the Oncenter Complex in Syracuse, NY, from Oct. 28-Nov.... Read More

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The Replacements: Alternative Forages and Feeds

September 01, 2009

Quality forage and grain alternatives can help owners manage horses during drought and economic downturn.... Read More

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AQHA Animal Welfare Working Group Moving Forward with Objectives

August 16, 2009

The American Quarter Horse Association Executive Committee recently approved three objectives established by the Association's Animal Welfare Working Group.

1.)   Develop a written commitment to be signed by AQHA and its alliance... Read More

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Farm Animal Welfare Symposium Coming to Ohio State

August 13, 2009

Issues in farm animal welfare continue to be hotly debated across the United States, with many farm animal production practices under scrutiny. On October 16, a symposium on animal welfare at The Ohio State University will offer perspectives tha... Read More

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Equestrian Federation Bans its President's Husband, Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed, For Six Months

August 07, 2009

The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) banned its president's husband--Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed--from riding in endurance races for six months after his horse twice failed doping tests.

Sheikh Mohammed accepted the suspension based... Read More

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Horse in the UK Slashed With Knife

August 07, 2009

In an article on thenorthernecho.co.uk comes a report of a valuable show horse that was attacked in his field and cut by a knife in County... Read More

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HSUS Releases List of Humane Options for Disposal of Horse Remains

August 04, 2009

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) released a national list of humane resources for horse owners making end-of-life arrangements for their equine companions.

"Providing a humane, dignified death for your horse is simply... Read More

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Cutting Horse Costs a Focus of UK Welfare Group Publications

July 23, 2009

The UK's National Equine Welfare Council (NEWC) has produced two new brochures on responsible horse management in response to the high number of requests for help that their members are receiving from horse owners struggling... Read More

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Proposed Mongolian Horse Race Raises Welfare Concerns

July 11, 2009

A planned horse race over the Mongolian Steppes has raised the ire of several equestrian groups concerned about the welfare of the more than 700 horses that will take part in the 1,000-kilometer Mongolian Derby.

The League of Adventurists... Read More

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26,000-Year-Old Horse on Display at Canadian Museum

July 10, 2009

In September 1993, placer miners working a claim in the Klondike found a fossil that has been radiocarbon dated and identified as a 26,000-year-old Yukon horse that once roamed the plains of Eastern Beringia (an area encompassing parts of... Read More

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'Welfare of the Horse' Forum Available on H-SPAN

July 05, 2009

On June 16 the American Horse Council held "The Welfare of the Horse" forum in Washington, D.C. The Forum, sponsored by Luitpold, was held as part of the AHC's National Issues Forum and featured speakers from segments of the horse community as... Read More

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Kentucky International Equine Summit Dates Set

July 03, 2009

The second Kentucky International Equine Summit (KIES), sponsored by the Equine Industry Program at the University of Louisville in cooperation with the University of Kentucky’s Equine Initiative, will be held April 26 and 27, 2010, in Lexington... Read More

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Equitation Science Meeting to Focus on Horse Sport and Welfare

June 22, 2009

International authorities in horse behavior, training, and welfare will converge in Sydney, Australia, for the fifth Equitation Science Annual Conference, to be held at the University of Sydney's Faculty of Veterinary Science and Centennial... Read More

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NRHA Offers Expert Training for Reiners in Europe

June 22, 2009

The National Reining Horse Association is offering a one-day clinic for reining horse enthusiasts, where participants can receive one-on-one training from two of the world’s top NRHA professionals, Bernard and Ann Fonck. The 2009 NRHA Regional... Read More

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AHC National Forum Tackles Equine Welfare Issues

June 17, 2009

Representatives of various equine breeds and disciplines found out June 16 they have a lot in common when it comes to the welfare and safety of horses.

The "Welfare of the Horse," called the most inclusive program of its kind, was the sole... Read More

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USEF Names Zimecterin Gold, Equioxx as Official Products

June 11, 2009

Two leading Merial Brand Products have been named official products of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). Zimecterin Gold (ivermectin/praziquantel) and Equioxx (firocoxib) were recently added as official USEF deworming and pain... Read More

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AHC Sets Agenda for Horse Welfare Forum

June 03, 2009

The American Horse Council (AHC) is gearing up for what it calls "the most inclusive presentation on safety and welfare ever assembled"--a June 16 forum on equine welfare.

The forum, called "Welfare of the Horse," is the focus on this year'... Read More

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Vet in Cobra Venom Case Sues Racing Commission

June 01, 2009

Rodney Stewart, DVM, who was suspended five years by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission for violating various medication violations including possession of cobra venom, has filed a suit in Franklin (Kentucky) Circuit Court alleging that the... Read More

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DLF International Seeds to Provide Grass Seed for the 2010 WEG

May 27, 2009

The World Games 2010 Foundation today announced that DLF International Seeds will become a supplier to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, which will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park September 25-October 10, 2010.

The World Equestrian... Read More