Equine Welfare & Legislation

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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

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Double D Ranch Makes Statement on Reburial of Saddlebred

February 09, 2005

Dena Lopez of Double D Ranch sent this press release to The Horse and other news outlets on the afternoon of Feb. 8.

On behalf of Double D Ranch, and as Wild Eyed & Wicked's... Read More

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Reburial Plans for Wild Eyed and Wicked Detailed

February 09, 2005

The Kentucky Horse Park released the following information this afternoon (Feb. 9):

Joe and Sally Jackson and the Kentucky Horse Park announced arrangements for the reburial of the... Read More

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The Exhumation Process Explained

February 09, 2005

Elizabeth A. Murray, PhD, Dipl. ABFA, professor of biology at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a forensic anthropologist, headed the team that performed the three-day exhumation of champion Saddlebred Wild Eyed and Wicked... Read More

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Bill Rider Makes Wild Horses Eligible for Slaughter

February 01, 2005

Some wild horses and burros rounded up by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are now eligible to be sold at public auctions to the highest bidder, including slaughter buyers.

The appropriations bill for 2005 (H.R. 4818) was made public law... Read More

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Allyn G. Mann Named Senior Manager of Luitpold's Animal Health Division

January 07, 2005

Allyn G. Mann has returned to Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc., as senior manager of the Animal Health Division. Mann was most recently at Bayer HealthCare Animal Health Division, where he was the Equine Product Manager.

"Allyn's return to... Read More

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Whip Use and Racing Falls

January 01, 2005

A study conducted by scientists at the University of Liverpool in England found that the risk of falling in hurdle and steeplechase races was significantly associated with whip use and a horse's progress while competing. The results of the work... Read More

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California Legislator Introduces Milkshake Bill

December 10, 2004

Assembly member Jerome E. Horton announced legislation Dec. 7 to combat illegal substances in California racehorses, in particular milkshakes.

The bill would require the California Horse Racing Board to adopt emergency regulations to... Read More

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Royal Kaliber Euthanatized

December 01, 2004

Royal Kaliber, a prominent U.S. showjumper, was euthanatized Oct. 8 in the Netherlands. The stallion underwent colic surgery for intestinal adhesions on Sept. 27 and had been recovering well until his progress considerably slowed. Royal Kaliber... Read More

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Revising Equine Nutrient Requirements

October 27, 2004

At the 2004 Kentucky Equine Nutrition Conference for Feed Manufacturers, held Oct. 18-19 in Lexington, Ky., there was a strong focus on the upcoming revision of the National Research Council's (NRC) publication Nutrient Requirements of... Read More

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Top Veterinarian William O. Reed Dies

October 25, 2004

William O. Reed, DVM, died Oct. 23 at Winthrop Hospital in Mineola, N.Y. He was 83 years old.

Internationally regarded as one of the finest equine practitioners of his time, Reed is perhaps most remembered for his surgery on the... Read More