Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Kentucky Senator Introduces Legislation to Promote Horse Industry

July 29, 2005

Equine Equity Act will provide tax relief for horse owners

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell introduced a bill Thursday (July 28) designed to promote investment in the horse industry by removing provisions of federal law that favor... Read More

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Leadership AQHA Applications Due

July 22, 2005

You can help lead the largest equine breed association in the world, the American Quarter Horse Association, by applying for Leadership AQHA, the Association's training program to identify and train future leaders.

AQHA is accepting... Read More

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Learn from Mounted Police--Sensory Training Clinic

July 19, 2005

School your horse with techniques used by police officers to promote confidence and employ strategies for desensitizing your horse to noise, crowds, and obstacles. This all-day clinic at the Kentucky Horse Park, Sept. 2 from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.... Read More

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Veterinarian Alex Harthill Dead at 80

July 18, 2005

Alexander Harthill, DVM, a renowned Central Kentucky racehorse veterinarian known as "Derby Doc" to his colleagues, died July 16. He was 80 years old.

Harthill died at Hospice and Palliative Care in Louisville, Ky., after complications... Read More

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Launch of BMC Veterinary Research

July 13, 2005

BioMed Central recently announced the launch of BMC Veterinary Research, the first international open access journal to cover all areas of veterinary science and medicine. BMC Veterinary Research is the latest addition to the... Read More

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NYPD Horse Perishes in Accident

July 12, 2005

The online news site 1010WINS.com has reported that a New York City Police Department police horse died on the boardwalk at Coney Island on the night of July... Read More

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Hurricane Dennis and Florida

July 12, 2005

On Friday, July 9, Florida officials suspended the intrastate and interstate requirements for animal movement to help livestock owners evacuate quickly because of the approaching Hurricane Dennis. The hurricane made landfall in Florida on June... Read More

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Heart Size and Racing Performance in Trotters

July 05, 2005

Researchers found that heart size correlated with athletic performance in Standardbred trotters.... Read More

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Jiminy Crickets!

July 01, 2005

If it's the right thing to do, why don't people do it? We assume good people in all walks of life, in every business, ask that same question. Horse owners have a common bond--the horse. That animal gives many of us a livelihood, and all of us... Read More

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Ad-Painted Horse Causes Welfare Warning

July 01, 2005

Not many people think of using their horses as painted billboards, and the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says you shouldn't. At least, they say, not with regular paint, as it could harm the horse. According to a story on... Read More

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Memorial Service Set for Slain Saddlebred

July 01, 2005

A memorial service for Wild Eyed & Wicked will be held on July 10 at 4 pm at the Kentucky Horse Park (KHP), where his remains will be reburied. The service will be hosted by Wicked's owners, Joe and Sally Jackson, and the KHP. Wicked wa... Read More

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Crossing Water

May 25, 2005

After a few uneventful rides, seek more challenging trips, such as crossing mud puddles or shallow streams. Because horses will always go around rather than through water, pick the spot for this lesson with care. Don't ask the horse to go throug... Read More

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Advertisement-Painted Horse Causes Welfare Warning

May 16, 2005

Not many people think of using their horses as painted billboards, and the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says you shouldn't. At least, they say, not with regular paint, as it could harm the horse. According to a story... Read More

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ASPCA to Host Large Animal Rescue Summit

May 06, 2005

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) announced today that the organization's New York State Disaster Response Services will host the first-ever Large Animal Rescue Summit at Cornell University on May 16, 2005 as... Read More

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Wild Horse Dispersal Under New Legislation

May 01, 2005

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has begun selling the wild horses and burros under its care due to the new stipulations of the amended 1971 Wild Horse and Burro Act.

The first group to benefit from the new legislation was Wild Horses... Read More

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Facchiano Receives NIAA Chairman's Award

April 13, 2005

The National Institute for Animal Agriculture's (NIAA) 2005 Chairman's Award was presented to J. Amelita Facchiano, of GlobalVetLink, during the organization's annual recognition banquet on April 5 in St. Paul, Minn.

The Chairman's Award... Read More

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Pointing Fingers?

April 01, 2005

Originally the reason to cover the plight of working horses in Mexico was to open the eyes of U.S. owners to the fact that our horses don't have it too bad in this country, despite any disagreements we have on equine welfare issues. We also... Read More

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Welfare in Mexico

April 01, 2005

Mexico is truly a land of enchantment. Pristine beaches in places with names like Acapulco and Cancun entice visitors, many of them very wealthy, from around the world. Scenic mountains tower over part of the land. Blue skies and balmy... Read More

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Horse Slaughter Legislation Reintroduced

April 01, 2005

The Horse Slaughter Prevention Act has been reintroduced to Congress as bill H.R. 503. Congressman John Sweeney of New York is the lead sponsor of H.R. 503 and introduced the bill on Feb. 1 as "A bill to amend the Horse Protection Act to prohibi... Read More

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Maryland Officials Respond to Equine Health Concerns in Howard County

March 25, 2005

Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) veterinarians are responding to concerns regarding three horses euthanatized due to illness in Columbia, Md.

Private veterinarians contacted MDA's veterinarians and are working closely with... Read More

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Wild Horse Dispersal Under New Legislation

March 21, 2005

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has begun selling the wild horses and burros under its care due to the new stipulations of the amended 1971 Wild Horse and Burro Act.

The first group to benefit from the new legislation was Wild Horses... Read More

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Care and Welfare

March 03, 2005

Twenty-four, seven--that's what caring for horses entails. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, horses are the responsibility of someone. And that's if they are young and healthy, turned out, and don't need special care. If they have... Read More

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Risk Factors for Horse Falls in U.K. Hurdle and Steeplechase Racing

March 03, 2005

It is well documented that the equine fatality rate for hurdling and steeplechase racing is significantly higher than that of flat racing. The disparity in fatality rates is likely due to the fact that the types of injuries sustained in jump... Read More

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Judge Orders Exhumation of Champion Saddlebred

March 03, 2005

A federal judge in Lexington, Ky., has ordered that the body of American Saddlebred champion Wild Eyed and Wicked be exhumed for additional forensic testing. The exhumation was set to begin on Feb. 2.

Wicked was one of five top Saddlebreds... Read More

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Rutgers Equine Science Center Launches "Ask the Expert"

February 16, 2005

"Ask the Expert," a new feature of the Rutgers Equine Science Center web site, www.esc.rutgers.edu, invites horse owners and enthusiasts to seek science-based answers to their questions... Read More