Equine Welfare & Legislation


Clinical Pathology: A Window Into Your Horse's Health

April 11, 2007

All laboratory tests begin with proper sample collection and handling. Improper collection and handling of blood samples can result in unreliable or--in worse cases--misleading results. Stress or patient excitement at the time of collection can als... Read More


World Veterinary Day to Highlight Scope of Vet Industry Contributions

April 06, 2007

"World Veterinary Day on April 28, 2007, will be a day to emphasize the need for global unity among all health care professionals including veterinarians," said Leon Russell, DVM, PhD, president of the World Veterinary Association.... Read More


England's Animal Welfare Act Coming into Force

April 05, 2007

The Animal Welfare Act comes into force in England April 6. The British Horse Society calls the legislation "the most significant piece of welfare legislation for nearly a century," and said it should help to protect the welfare of all horses an... Read More


Hambletonian Harness Race to be Broadcast on NBC

April 04, 2007

The $1.7 million Hambletonian, the richest trotting race in North America, will be televised live on NBC this year, ending a 13-year run on CBS. Broadcast time for the Hambletonian and the filly companion event, the $850,000 Hambletonian Oaks,... Read More


Alabama Horse Rider Charged with DUI

April 03, 2007

A woman who went for a horseback ride through town at midnight and allegedly used the horse to ram a police car was charged with driving under the influence and drug offenses, police said Tuesday.

"Cars were passing by having to avoid it,... Read More


Firemen Train for Horse Rescue in UK

April 01, 2007

Sparsholt College and Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service are enrolling firemen throughout the UK in equine handling and awareness courses, according to a Horse &... Read More


Equine Rescue Group Announces Spotlight Award

April 01, 2007

The American Horse Defense Fund (AHDF), a national equine welfare organization, announces its first rescue resource program, the Rescue Spotlight Award. Each month the AHDF staff will select an exceptional equine rescue that will be highlighted... Read More


'Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse' Summit Update Released

March 29, 2007

Participants in the "Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit" in October 2006 continue to work on various initiatives but probably won't convene for a second summit until early 2008.

The Jockey Club and Grayson-Jockey Club Research... Read More


Equestrian Facilities Catching Attention of Washington State Legislators

March 28, 2007

While more big-ticket proposals for sports arenas might be pulling up lame this legislative session, a 7,000-seat equestrian center in Lewis County, Wash., seems to be moving along.

The center near Winlock, with an estimated price tag... Read More


ASPCA Equine Fund Awards Several Grants

March 27, 2007

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has announced that a variety of equine rescue groups and sanctuaries across the United States received aid totaling more than $28,000 from the ASPCA's Equine Fund... Read More


Chaplaincy Meeting Features Emergency-Response Training

March 25, 2007

The Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RTCA) celebrated its 35th birthday during its annual meeting March 14-21 in Louisville, Ky., with special training in responding to disasters that impact the horse racing community.

A record 145... Read More


Retired NYPD Police Horses Moved From Alleged Bad Care

March 25, 2007

An article on www.gothamist.com reported today (March 25) that a lawsuit by the city of New York against an "upstate horse farm owner" who was supposed to be caring for retired New York Police Department... Read More


Two Men Charged in Montana Shooting Death of Horse

March 24, 2007

Two Missoula, Mont., men are charged in the fatal shooting of a horse in the Ninemile Valley earlier this week.

David A. Moorse, 21, and Jacob C. Scharff, 25, were each charged Thursday with accountability for criminal mischief, a felony... Read More


HSUS Files Notice of Intent to Sue Slaughter Facility Over Water Pollution

March 22, 2007

The Humane Society of the United States has filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue the Cavel International horse slaughterhouse in DeKalb, Ill., for repeatedly violating the federal Clean Water Act. Cavel is the only location in the United State... Read More


EU Takes Greece to Court for 'Below Par' Animal Welfare

March 21, 2007

The European Commission took Greece to court today (March 21), saying animal welfare standards in the country were still marked by persistent shortcomings.

It said Athens has not put in place European Union rules that set a minimum standard... Read More


HIPPA Legislation for Recreational Riders Introduced in Congress

March 19, 2007

Representatives Bart Stupak (D-MI) and Michael C. Burgess (R-TX) recently introduced "The HIPAA Recreational Injury Technical Correction Act" (H.R. 1076).

HIPPA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

This bill... Read More


Veterinarians for Equine Welfare Launch New Web Site

March 16, 2007

A group of veterinarians has created an organization and Web site called Veterinarians for Equine Welfare (VEW) to express their beliefs concerning horse slaughter and the veterinary industry.

VEW consulted with representatives of the horse... Read More


University of Tennessee Offering Emerging Diseases Course

March 15, 2007

The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine is hosting a weeklong, in-depth training course on Foreign Animal and Emerging Diseases from May 13-18, 2007, in Knoxville, Tenn. The course, which is jointly sponsored with the U.S.... Read More


WEG: Legislators Break Without Decision on Horse Park Projects

March 14, 2007

A $28 million appropriation for improvements to the Kentucky Horse Park was left in the lurch Monday when lawmakers adjourned without reaching an agreement on a number of major construction projects.

The money was to be used to build an... Read More


USRider Offers Fuel Economy Tips

March 13, 2007

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that the average monthly motor gasoline prices will increase by nearly 40 cents per gallon from February ($2.28 per gallon) through June, peaking at $2.67 per gallon. Although the projected... Read More


Kentucky Legislators: Horse Industry Deserves Better

March 12, 2007

Two Democratic legislators in Kentucky have formally asked Republican Gov. Ernie Fletcher why the horse industry won’t have broad representation at an agriculture summit scheduled for March 15 in Louisville.

According to the state Web... Read More


CHC Pushing Domestic Violence Animal Protection Legislation

March 08, 2007

The Connecticut Horse Council has been working on legislation that will assist victims of domestic violence by allowing judges to include animals in restraining and protective orders, as domestic violence victims might be unable to leave th... Read More


ASPCA to Mark 141st Anniversary with Day of Special Events

March 06, 2007

This April, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) will mark 141 years since its founding as the first animal welfare organization in the Western Hemisphere--and as such, April is deemed Prevention of Cruelty to... Read More


PETA Submits Letter Regarding Georgia Neglect Case

March 05, 2007

A representative of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) sent a letter to Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Scott Ballard today (March 5) regarding the animal cruelty case in which two Pike County, Ga., residents have been... Read More


Candy Stripes, Sire of Invasor, Dies in Argentina

March 01, 2007

Candy Stripes, sire of 2006 Horse of the Year Invasor, died Feb. 28 at Haras Carampagne in San Antonio de Areco in Argentina because of colic. The son of Blushing Groom was 25.

Candy Stripes not only sired Argentine-bred Invasor, who won... Read More