Equine Welfare & Legislation


Animal Welfare Judging Competition Adds Veterinary Student Division

April 30, 2008

For the first time, veterinary students participated in the Intercollegiate Animal Welfare Judging and Assessment Competition, highlighting the increased attention veterinarians are receiving for their role in ensuring animal welfare.

Now in... Read More


HSUS Publishes Comprehensive Guide on Caring for Horses

April 18, 2008

The Humane Society of the United States Press has announced the release of The Humane Society of the United States Complete Guide to Horse Care, an educational resource for first-time and experienced horse owners. The book includes... Read More


Last Chance: Free Webinar on Understanding Foal Care Tonight

April 17, 2008

Sign up now to attend TheHorse.com's free live Webinar on Understanding Foal Care... Read More


Arabian Horse Association Partners with the Equestrian Land Conservation Resource

April 12, 2008

The Equestrian Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) is pleased to announce that the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) has joined a growing list of breed organizations who have become members of our Equestrian Partners Program. Their participation... Read More


Welfare and Safety Summit Racehorse Injury Numbers Revised

April 10, 2008

The catastrophic injury rates presented by Mary Scollay, DVM, at the March 17  Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit have been revised after a thorough review.... Read More


Readers Respond: Pinching Pennies

April 09, 2008

More than 1,100 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What are you doing to save money on the farm this year?"

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Pfizer, American Paint Horse Association Partnering

April 08, 2008

The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) recently announced that Pfizer Animal Health will be a 2008 Corporate Sponsor.

As part of Pfizer's relationship with APHA, the company plans to host an educational seminar on equine health and... Read More


ASPCA Awards 10 Equine Grants

April 01, 2008

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) recently announced the recipients of equine grants for the first quarter of 2008. At a time when hay prices are at a record high and many areas of the country have experienced... Read More


HSUS Soring Hotline Heats Up

March 31, 2008

Just days after advertisements appeared in Middle Tennessee newspapers offering cash for information about violators of the state's anti-soring law, phones at the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) began to ring.

"We received more... Read More


Market for Mare Milk Gives Rise to Equine Dairy Industry

March 29, 2008

Nearly a dozen velvety black Ariègeois broodmares and an approved stallion roam and graze freely across a 120-acre pasture in the French Massif Central hills. These horses are the foundation of Nathalie and Xavier Niaux's Domaine de Merens de... Read More


University of Wisconsin Improves Equine Diagnostics with Longer Endoscope

March 29, 2008

When a horse has digestive tract or respiratory problems, doctors need a long tube to get all the way inside to see what's going on. That's why veterinarians at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine are so pleased to... Read More


Commentary: Let's Get Fiscal

March 26, 2008

It hit hardest at the supermarket, when I noticed that a pound of carrots, our horses' favorite treat, cost $1.49.

While not an economist, it was clear that these are difficult fiscal times. Costs for just about all goods and services have... Read More


Chiacchia Family Holds Vigil; Rider Remains in Critical Condition

March 21, 2008

The family of Olympic equestrian Darren Chiacchia is holding a vigil for his recovery as he remains hospitalized in critical condition in Tallahassee, Fla.

The 2004 U.S. Olympic equestrian team member suffered a severe head injury, lung... Read More


Monitoring Cruelty: Online Database Tracks Cases

March 20, 2008

The recent case of alleged horse abuse in South Carolina underscores the need for a way to track convicted horse abusers nationwide, according Carol Darnell, a former Arabian horse breeder and longtime rescuer.

"We have to vet the people to... Read More


HSUS Offering Reward for Information on Horse Soring

March 19, 2008

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) will offer a reward of $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any violator of Tennessee's horse soring law, which prohibits the deliberate infliction of pain to horses' feet an... Read More


Firefighters Pull Foal From Septic Tank

March 19, 2008

Nearly a dozen central Florida firefighters pulled a 2-month-old foal from some deep doo-doo after the little horse fell into a septic tank.

Rescuers spent more than an hour Tuesday using hoses and ropes to save the animal who escaped with his... Read More


U.K. Welfare Group Hitting the Road to Educate on Equine Weight

March 19, 2008

The International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH) Right Weight Road Show will be fighting the flab on the road this spring. The Right Weight Road Show is a campaign to hel... Read More


Racehorse Welfare and Safety Summit Concludes

March 18, 2008

Participants from the Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry who attended the second Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit in Lexington, Ky., on March 17 and 18 drafted action plans in seven areas to improve conditions in a multitude of... Read More


Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit

March 17, 2008

This morning the public session of the second Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit was held at Keeneland racecourse in Lexington, Ky., to focus on new approaches to solving industry issues. Approximately 100 people were in the sales... Read More


Free Quarter Horse Video

March 15, 2008

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) released its newest DVD to address questions that accompany the exciting decision to buy your first American Quarter Horse. Through the "Owning Your First American Quarter Horse" DVD, the AQHA aims t... Read More


Filly Freed From Frozen Fissure

March 15, 2008

Don and Carol Ivey Ratcliffe, who live in Ontario, Canada, began looking for their homebred 3-year-old Paso Fino filly named Kayla at feeding time one morning, but were unable to find her. Finally they heard the filly whinny and found her trappe... Read More


Horse Recovered From Knife Attack, Gave Back to Community

March 15, 2008

Mr Bean, 21, a favored local point-to-point horse in Costwolds, UK, will make his last public appearance the Monday after Easter at Cotswolds racecourse. Mr Bean had been attacked in December 2005 by a knife while in a field, was nursed back to... Read More


Delaware Adopts Regulations for Steroids

March 13, 2008

Regulation of anabolic and androgenic steroids in racehorses in Delaware will begin April 19 with an almost three-month "grace period" that will entail penalties.

After a March 11 public hearing on proposed rules, the Delaware Thoroughbred... Read More


Second Racehorse Welfare and Safety Summit Approaching

March 12, 2008

The second Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, slated for March 17-18 at Keeneland, will be an event to focus on new approaches to solving industry issues, as well as continuing the discussion of progress on topics brought up at Read More


AQHA Incentive Fund Awards Record $4 Million

March 08, 2008

The American Quarter Horse Association will distribute a record $4,000,447 of Incentive Fund money for the 2007 show season. More than 10,000 checks were mailed to recipients of Incentive Fund nominated horses, proving that it pays to show with... Read More