Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Saddlebred Attacks: What Really Happened?

September 01, 2004

A year after five American Saddlebreds were brutally attacked in Kentucky, there have been no arrests, and many questions remain unanswered. Only two of the five horses survived the ordeal, one of which made a dramatic comeback last fall to... Read More

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Welfare is Your Concern

September 01, 2004

For a veterinarian, one of the most important oaths taken is to protect the health and welfare of the animals in your care. For an organization like the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), which is the largest professional... Read More

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Horse Barn Fires: An Avoidable Tragedy

August 17, 2004

One of the worst possible nightmares for a horse owner is to see the glow of a barn fire in the night sky. The real tragedy of most barn fires is that they probably could have been prevented with a few precautionary... Read More

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Fourth Annual Stallion Service Auction to Benefit Equine Health Studies Program

August 04, 2004

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine announces its fourth annual Stallion Service Auction, which will be held Oct. 15-Dec. 17. The event is a multiple-breed, Internet-based benefit auction for the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine's Equine... Read More

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Strange Tastes Poll Answers

July 20, 2004

Last week we asked you what was the weirdest thing your horse(s) ever ate or drank. Aside from the votes listed below, we also got quite a few write-in answers that might surprise you.... Read More

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Equine Disease: First Quarter 2004

July 15, 2004

The International Collating Center, Newmarket, and other sources reported the following disease outbreaks:

A case of contagious equine metritis in a Thoroughbred mare was reported from Japan. Respiratory disease attributable to equine... Read More

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Slaughter Legislation Stuck In Committee

July 01, 2004

Legislation designed to prevent horse slaughter at the national level could be indefinitely stuck in committee.

In January 2003, U.S. Rep. John Sweeney, a Republican from New York, proposed HR 857, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention... Read More

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Newsletter Supported

June 01, 2004

Lloyd's of London underwriters, brokers, and their Kentucky agents recently presented a check for $40,000 to the University of Kentucky's Department of Veterinary Science in continued support for Equine Disease Quarterly. Now in its 12th... Read More

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Morris Animal Foundation Names New Executive Director

May 01, 2004

Patricia N. Olson, DVM, PhD, joined Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) as executive director on April 19. Olson brings more than 30 years of experience in the veterinary profession, education, non-profit, corporate, and public policy fields to the... Read More

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Illinois Slaughter Legislation

April 01, 2004

New legislation to ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption in the state of Illinois was introduced Feb. 6, 2004, in the Illinois House of Representatives in the form of HB 6570. On Feb. 18, 2004, the bill was referred to the House... Read More

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Welfare Involvement at Local Levels

April 01, 2004

A Pike County, Ohio, resident reported suspected abuse in a 52-horse herd in mid-December 2003 to a veterinarian, who asked local law enforcement officials to have the horses examined. By Jan. 9, the horses in question had been examined by three... Read More

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Illinois Slaughter Legislation Update

March 25, 2004

Rep. Robert S. Molaro yesterday postponed consideration of Illinois Senate Bill 1921, which would ban equine slaughter for human consumption in the state of Illinois. Dekalb, Ill., is the home of Cavel International, one of the remaining equine... Read More

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Rutgers to Hold One-Day Horse Management Seminar This Weekend

March 09, 2004

With the summer show season only months away, recommendations for competition horses and important new information, research, and statistics about the impact of West Nile virus (WNV) on the equine population will be featured at the annual Rutger... Read More

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Paints Ride into Hearts of Leading Hollywood Actor and Screenwriter

March 05, 2004

In Walt Disney Pictures' latest adventure movie, Hidalgo, a special relationship develops between a rider and his horse. The story unfolds with a colorful horse, once considered to be unworthy of competition against other breeds, which... Read More

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Creative Purchasing

March 01, 2004

The standard means of providing for the horse farm is to pick up or have delivered bales of hay and sacks of grain when you run low, to purchase outright your horses and equipment, and to pay for your labor. But there are alternative ways that... Read More

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Legislation Introduced for Expediting Horse ID Plan Use

March 01, 2004

Four bills that would accelerate implementation of a national animal identification system have been introduced in Congress--two in the Senate and two in the House of Representatives. Horses are not specifically mentioned in any of these bills,... Read More

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Mad Cow Disease and Horses

March 01, 2004

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) was first identified in the United Kingdom in 1986. A fact sheet from Iowa State University said BSE is one of several diseases called transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE). There are three rare... Read More

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The Blood-Horse Launches Online Directory of Thoroughbred Welfare and Rescue Organizations

February 25, 2004

In conjunction with its focus on the plight of the retired and unwanted Thoroughbred in the Feb. 28 issue of Blood-Horse magazine, Blood-Horse Publications announces the establishment of what is believed to be the first-ever online... Read More

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PETA Involvement At Local Levels

February 20, 2004

A Pike County, Ohio, resident reported in mid-December 2003 what she thought was abuse in a herd of approximately 52 horses to Kristen Rohde, DVM. Rohde asked local law enforcement officials to have the horses examined by a veterinarian. By Jan.... Read More

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Illinois Horse Slaughter Legislation

February 20, 2004

New legislation to ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption in the state of Illinois was introduced Feb. 6, 2004, in the Illinois House of Representatives in the form of HB 6570. On Feb. 18, 2004, the bill was referred to the House... Read More

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Welfare Concerns Prompt AVMA Opposition to House Bill on Transportation and Processing of Horses for Slaughter

January 12, 2004

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) believes HR 857--The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act--could potentially harm more horses than it saves. An analysis by the AVMA reveals that HR 857, introduced by New York State... Read More

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Horses Cause Blackouts in North Wales

January 09, 2004

According to icNorthWales, an online publication in the United Kingdom, a group of horses on a farm in Rhuddlan caused power cuts to thousands of homes and businesses across North Wales.

"The animals were rubbing against a wire stay in a... Read More

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FEI and Welfare

January 01, 2004

What does international equestrian sport do to ensure healthy, fair, and clean competition? As a sport where the horse is used for its athletic abilities and man is at the helm, it is crucial that the horse be properly safeguarded.... Read More

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Why Is Your Vet The Best?

January 01, 2004

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) wants horse owners to share why his or her veterinarian is the best by participating in the My Vet Matters Contest.

From Jan. 1-Oct. 31, submit an entry explaining why your vet is... Read More

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AQHA Supplemental Registry Proposed

January 01, 2004

The American Quarter Horse Association's (AQHA) Stud Book and Registration Committee will discuss various matters relating to the breed and AQHA's registration process, namely eligibility of horses with white beyond certain prescribed limits on... Read More