Equine Welfare & Legislation

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NYRA Seeks Bankruptcy Protection From Court

November 05, 2006

The New York Racing Association has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, charging that the state of New York's failure to approve a long-stalled casino project for Aqueduct Racetrack has pushed it toward insolvency.
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Victoria Police Horse Dies At Work

November 05, 2006

A police horse at the Melbourne Cup Carnival's Derby Day Thoroughbred race meeting in Flemington, Australia, died today of a suspected heart problem while on routine duty, according to an article in The Herald Sun. The 19-year-old... Read More

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Farnam's Platform Feed Introduces Miniature Horse and Pony Formula

November 03, 2006

Miniature horses and ponies may look like smaller versions of their towering cousins, but their nutritional needs are very different. Platform Miniature Horse & Pony feed has been scientifically formulated to meet the unique nutritional need... Read More

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Dutch Rescuers Succeed in Saving Horses

November 03, 2006

Rescuers on horseback lured a stranded herd of about 100 horses off a mud-soaked knoll where they had been stranded for three days and led them through receding floodwaters to safe ground Friday.

Before they could be saved, 19 horses drowne... Read More

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Practical Horsemanship Clinic to be offered at AQHA World Show

November 01, 2006

AQHA Professional Horseman Curt Pate will be at the AQHA World Championship Show on Saturday, Nov. 11, to host an educational clinic. Free to the public, attendees will learn the finer aspects of practical horsemanship and how to develop a... Read More

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Fla. Donkey Draggers Going to Jail

November 01, 2006

Two Escambia County, Fla., men accused of dragging a donkey behind their pickup will be going to jail. Matthew Ramsey and Terry Skinner were sentenced yesterday to nearly a year in jail and placed on two years' probation.

They will also hav... Read More

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Headless Horseman, Ichabod Crane Return to Sleepy Hollow

October 31, 2006

The Headless Horseman and Ichabod Crane have returned to Sleepy Hollow for Halloween, and this time they won't be disappearing afterward into the mists of legend.

Just in time to frighten young trick-or-treaters, an 18-foot-high steel... Read More

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Therapeutic Riding Center to be Featured in Saddle Club Video Journal

October 30, 2006

The Saddle Club will feature the Flying Changes Center for Therapeutic Riding of Topsham, Maine, in two special Saddle Club Video Journals to be broadcast on public television stations across America in November 2006.

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AQHA World Championship Show Offers Ford F-250 Giveaway

October 27, 2006

The only place you can win a new, one-of-a-kind AQHA special-edition Ford F-250 Super Duty is at the AQHA World Championship Show in Oklahoma City, November 4-18.

Throughout the length of the show, patrons will have the chance to... Read More

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Public Tips Lead to Arrest of Suspects in Wis. Horse Shooting

October 26, 2006

Authorities credit tips from the public for aiding the investigation into the shooting of two horses last month that killed one of the animals and seriously injured the other in Skanawan, Wis.

"It did not surprise me that we had such a floo... Read More

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New Evidence of Early Horse Domestication

October 24, 2006

Soil from a site in Kazakhstan has yielded new evidence for domesticated horses up to 5,600 years ago.... Read More

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Welfare Summit Opens With Scientific Data, Frank Discussions

October 17, 2006

The public session that opened the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit Monday morning in Lexington, Ky., didn't provide just food for thought. The speakers and panelists served up a huge banquet of data, ideas, anecdotes, and opinions... Read More

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McCarron Unveils Racing Academy at Kentucky Horse Park

October 17, 2006

As several of his students hot-walked horses in a barn at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington, Ky., Oct. 16, Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron unveiled the North American Racing Academy (NARA), the first and only national jockey training... Read More

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Butler Animal Health Supply Terminates Letter of Intent to Acquire IVESCO

October 16, 2006

Butler Animal Health Supply, the nation's largest distributor of companion animal health supplies to veterinarians, today announced that it terminated its letter of intent to acquire IVESCO, a leading distributor of animal health products. Butle... Read More

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Two Horses Perish in Civil War Re-enactment

October 16, 2006

According to a story posted on Kentucky.com, two horses died during a re-enactment of the Battle of Perryville... Read More

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WSPA Launches National Speaking Campaign for Global Equine Welfare

October 15, 2006

The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) announces the launch of a national speaking tour covering nine cities from New York to California. Beginning in Pasadena, Calif., on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Pasadena Humane Society,... Read More

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Golden Gate to Install Tapeta Surface

October 15, 2006

Magna Entertainment Corp., announced Oct. 12 that Golden Gate Fields will install the Tapeta Footings, a synthetic racing surface on its main racetrack.

"I wanted to have the best racing surface available to ensure the health of both horse... Read More

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Racehorse Welfare Summit Open to Public

October 15, 2006

The Monday morning (Oct. 16) session of the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit will be open to the public and the media. A media briefing will be held at the conclusion of the summit on Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 17).

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Welfare and Safety Summit Begins Monday at Keeneland

October 13, 2006

The Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit opens Monday at Keeneland in Lexington with a session of presentations and panel discussions that will be open to the public. The session, which will be held in the Keeneland sale pavilion, will run... Read More

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Transcript: Talkin' Horses with J. Paul Reddam

October 12, 2006

Following is yesterday's Talkin' Horses transcript from our sister publication's web site, bloodhorse.com.

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Three Horses Mauled by Dog at Md. Farm

October 12, 2006

At least one dog mauled three horses at a farm, and the most severely injured, a miniature foal, may not survive, authorities and the horses' owner said.

A loose pit bull was captured in the rural area after the attack, and its owners had... Read More

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USDF Offering Sports Psychology Clinics

October 10, 2006

The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce that Jane Savoie, who has been a member of the United States Equestrian Team and a popular clinician and author, will be the clinician for the nine adult clinics... Read More

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Reward Offered In Tennessee Horse Shooting

October 10, 2006

The owners of two horses and a mule that were shot in Henderson County, Tenn., last weekend are offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the shooter, reported the The Jackson Sun.

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Maryland Horse Conference Scheduled for November

October 08, 2006

University of Maryland will be holding the 2nd Annual Maryland Horse Conference on Saturday, Nov. 18. The event will be held from 8a.m to 3:30p.m at Anne Arundel Community College.

Throughout the day various seminars on equine topics... Read More

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Webbon Named Chief Executive of Animal Health Trust

October 07, 2006

Peter Webbon, DVM, has been appointed Chief Executive of the Animal Health Trust with effect from January 1, 2007. For the last five months Mark Vaudin, PhD, has been acting as Interim Chief Executive and will continue to do so until the end of... Read More