Equine Welfare & Legislation


ACVS Foundation Honors Equine Surgeon

December 08, 2007

The American College of Veterinary Surgery (ACVS) Foundation Board of Trustees presented the esteemed ACVS Foundation Legends Award to Charles W. Raker, VMD, Dipl. ACVS, in November.

The ACVS Foundation Legends Award recognizes ACVS... Read More


Animal Welfare Group Blocked from Attending Paris Horse Expo

December 06, 2007

The anti-hippophagy campaign of the France-based Foundation Brigitte Bardot (FBB), a non-profit organization which aims to prevent animal cruelty worldwide,... Read More


5 Million: AQHA Counting Down to Milestone Registration

December 06, 2007

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA)--the world's largest equine breed registry and membership organization--recently began its "Countdown to 5 Million." One AQHA member will ride off with the actual registration number 5,000,000.... Read More


Animal Health Manual Available With Donation to Morris Animal Foundation

December 04, 2007

Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) is offering the new Merck/Merial Manual for Pet Health on its Web site, www.morrisanimalfoundation.org. For a minimum $100 donation, MAF... Read More


Thoroughbred Adoption Program to Receive AAEP Equine Welfare Award

December 03, 2007

The Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program (FLTAP) in Farmington, N.Y., is the 2007 recipient of the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ Equine Welfare Award, the Lavin Cup. Named for AAEP Past President A. Gary Lavin, VMD, the... Read More


Pain in The Neck

December 01, 2007

A 10-year-old Icelandic gelding has a tendency to hold his head to the right while at a walk.... Read More


Equine Program Helps Troubled Youth

November 25, 2007

Out of work and fighting depression, 23-year-old James Jones Jr. reached out to Boys' Haven.

He had found a sense of belonging at the non-profit Louisville, Ky., home for neglected and abused youths as a teenager after shuffling... Read More


Florida's Equine Groom School Starts Dec. 3

November 24, 2007

Anyone interested in taking a course in hands-on handline of all types of horses will have the opportunity Dec. 3-21 at the Integrity Equine Center, 2300 NW County Road 329, in Citra, Fla., according to an article on Ocala.com.

The cours... Read More


San Diego Fires Firsthand: Recovery

November 21, 2007

Follow along with horse owner and magazine publisher Cheryl Erpelding as she recounts her experience keeping her family and horses one step ahead of the flames as wildfires race across Southern California.

The Souther... Read More


International Welfare Team Helping Animals Affected by Mexico Flooding

November 20, 2007

A coalition of international animal welfare organizations, including Humane Society International, are responding to the needs of animals in the wake of massive floods that left approximately 80% of Tabasco, Mexico underwater.

Villahermosa,... Read More


Glanders Reported in Iran

November 15, 2007

A horse that was illegally imported from Iraq to Iran was confirmed positive for glanders, according to a Nov. 13 release from the Office International des Epizooties (OIE).... Read More


Ariat Climate Control Apparel for Women

November 12, 2007

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Update on Legislation Important to Horse Owners

November 11, 2007

During the Nov. 2 American Horse Council (AHC) Issues Forum held in Lexington, Ky., AHC President Jay Hickey reviewed legislation and regulations pending at the federal level that could affect the horse industry.

Riding on Public Lands... Read More


Minn. Girl to Receive Replacement for Pony that was Killed

November 10, 2007

An 11-year-old Long Prairie, Minn., girl will receive a new pony to replace the one that was killed in a pasture outside her home.

Katie Symalla will receive the 8-month-old filly today (Nov. 10).

A Long Prairie woman, Sue... Read More


Florida Veterinary Ophthalmologist Named Continuing Educator of the Year

November 09, 2007

Dennis E. Brooks, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVO, a professor of ophthalmology at the University of Florida College of Veterinary... Read More


Horse Health News Video: Ryder Report for Nov. 7

November 07, 2007

Click here to see the Nov. 7 edition of The Ryder Report, a recent feature added to TheHorse.com.

The Ryder Report is a weekly video broadcast presented by News Editor Erin Ryder,... Read More


Michigan Equine Industry Forum Registration Deadline Nearing

November 05, 2007

A two-day conference Dec. 12-13 at the Michigan State University (MSU) Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing will provide a forum for the state's equine enthusiasts to engage in discussions and presentations examining the industry'... Read More


KHP Now Offering Reduced Admission and Seasonal Hours

November 01, 2007

Azure skies, crisp autumn air, a palette of changing colors, gorgeous horses, and reduced admission fees await visitors to the Kentucky Horse Park during the new winter hours.

"Fall and winter can be great times to visit the Kentucky... Read More


Horse Health News Video: Ryder Report for Oct. 31

October 31, 2007

Click here to see the Oct. 31 edition of The Ryder Report, a recent feature added to TheHorse.com.

The Ryder Report is a weekly video broadcast... Read More


SmartPak Makes Donation to USEF Disaster Fund

October 30, 2007

SmartPak has made a $5,000 donation to the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) disaster fund.

With this donation, SmartPak added wildfire relief to its list of charitable donations. Other causes supported by the... Read More


California Wildfires: ASPCA Providing Hay Funds for Equine Evacuees

October 29, 2007

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has provided funding to the San Diego Humane Society for hay and other equine supplies needed following the outbreak of devastating wildfires in California.

"The ASPCA is happy t... Read More


U.K. Horse Welfare Group Launches Scholarship Program for Vet Students

October 23, 2007

The International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH) has launched a new scholarship program for undergraduate veterinary students in order to encourage the advancement of veterinary education and equine welfare, and also to familiarize... Read More


HSUS Team Arrives in California

October 23, 2007

Flying into California's fire-ravaged San Diego area was shocking to Allen Schwartz, a consultant with disaster services and an equine specialist with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). He said the scene reminded him of... Read More


MRSA: Human Death Brings Attention to Bacterium Common in Horses

October 17, 2007

A strain of Staphylococcus aureus resistant to antibiotics was in the news again this week after a Virginia teenager who was diagnosed with an infection caused by the pathogen died. Additionally, the Read More


PETA Offering Cash for Information on N.Y. Horse Attacks

October 10, 2007

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) announced today that the group will contribute up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person repeatedly attacking horses in Pomona, N.Y. The owner of the... Read More