Equine Welfare & Legislation
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
May 15, 2009
Oklahoma legislators have approved a measure that allows individuals who are not veterinarians to float horses' teeth without risking felony charges.
SB 452 strips an amendment from the Oklahoma Veterinary Practice Act of 2008 that... Read More
May 11, 2009
The Brooke Hospital for Animals, a UK equine welfare charity that operates across 10 countries in Asia, Africa, Central America, and the Middle East, has released guidelines for tourists utilizing the services of working animals while on holiday... Read More
May 07, 2009
The equine production facility of Cattleman's Choice Loomix, LLC in Johnstown, CO has become the first equine health production facility to be certified by the Safe Feed/Safe Food Certification Program administered by the American Feed Industry... Read More
May 05, 2009
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has announced plans to develop a Doris Day Horse Rescue and Adoption Center at the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch. Thanks to a donation of $250,000 by the Doris Day Animal Foundation, the new... Read More
April 03, 2009
A Colorado woman is walking from Newark, Del., to Long Beach, Calif., in an effort to urge lawmakers and others to help the nation's unwanted horses. Kristina Kremer set out March 14 on the slow journey she expects to finish this fall.... Read More
April 02, 2009
What happens to the horses if their owner declares bankruptcy? ... Read More
March 11, 2009
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has granted $10,000 to the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS). The funds will support the GFAS Equine Sanctuary Site Inspection program.
GFAS helps sanctuarie... Read More
March 08, 2009
Research indicates the Botai culture, on the steppes of what is now northern Kazakhstan, domesticated horses about 5,500 years ago. That's 1,000 years earlier than was previously believed.
According to an article in the
March 05, 2009
Members of the Equine Photographers Network, a group of more than 500 photographers from around the world who specialize in the photography of horses, will focus their lenses on story projects that will highlight the plight of horses in need.... Read More
March 03, 2009
Weekday tourists to Rome's historic center will no longer enjoy the sights at a horse's pace.
City authorities have withdrawn carriage licenses following opposition by animal rights activists, combined with several equine deaths in 200... Read More
March 02, 2009
Churchill Downs Incorporated has announced a series of new rules and policies designed to enhance the safety and welfare of jockeys and horses. The measures will be in place at Churchill Downs racetrack in advance of the this year's Kentucky... Read More
March 01, 2009
Last year welfare of the horse in the United States reached the consciousness of not only the industry, but also the general public. The horse and veterinary industries have long addressed issues of equine welfare as it relates to competition, and... Read More
February 25, 2009
Equine welfare is one of the major focus areas of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). In recent months, the topic of equine welfare has further grown in importance due to the increasing number of unwanted horses.... Read More
February 19, 2009
The chairman of the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) said Feb. 18 he expects gaming-related legislation benefitting the Kentucky horse industry to pass--but he's not sure when.
Thoroughbred owner and breeder Brereton Jones, a former... Read More
February 19, 2009
Twelve state legislatures are now considering measures to express their support of or actively encourage the reestablishment of U.S. horse processing plants.
Resolutions indicating opposition to HR 503, the federal... Read More
February 17, 2009
More than 100 people who make their living in the Kentucky horse industry made their case to three Northern Kentucky legislators Feb. 16, and the message was clear: The economics must change or the state will lose a valuable asset.
The... Read More
February 17, 2009
Equine charity Project Hope Horse Welfare Victoria (PHHWV) has launched a lost and found registry for horses misplaced during the recent bushfires in the Australian state of Victoria. The registry can be accessed via the
February 16, 2009
The American Association of Equine Practitioners today issued guidelines for protecting the health of the Thoroughbred racehorse. The white paper, "Putting the Horse First: Veterinary Recommendations for the Safety and Welfare of the Thoroughbre... Read More
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