Equine Welfare & Legislation


Working Animal Welfare: Seeking Sustainable Solutions

November 06, 2009

In developing countries, working horses, donkeys, and mules are most often used for heavy labor, whether it be hauling heavy loads of cargo or carrying tourists up and down a mountain.

The animals might be suffering from... Read More


Horse News: Pfizer Finalizes Fort Dodge Acquisition

October 16, 2009

Pfizer Animal Health's acquisition of Wyeth and its subsidiary, Fort Dodge Animal Health, has been finalized. The acquisition required some products to be divested from the merged product line.

On Monday, Oct. 19, the product portfolio... Read More


New Animal Welfare License Plate Available in Maine

October 15, 2009

A new welfare specialty license plate for the state of Maine is now available for purchase, announced Planet Dog. The plate directly supports the health and welfare of Maine's companion animals.
The plate features colorful silhouettes... Read More


Morris Animal Foundation Highlights its Hot Topics Blog

October 15, 2009

Looking for new and compelling information about the latest in animal health information and research, veterinary advances, and animal-related events? Morris Animal Foundation's Hot... Read More


Water Bucket Cozy from Wild Angel Cozy Company

October 07, 2009

The Waterbucket Cozy has removable insulation for your standard 5-gallon water bucket and heated bucket. The Cozy provides easy, effective insulation of your horse's water supply by wrapping around the bucket and securing with a Velcro closure,... Read More


Georgia Horse Farm Damaged in Flash Floods

September 29, 2009

Recent flash floods in Georgia killed nine people and caused the region to be declared a federal disaster area. Willowbrook Equestrian Center in Villa Rica, Ga., sustained significant damage including the loss of two horses. Willowbrook is owned... Read More


Seven Horses Die in Maryland Boarding Barn Fire

September 28, 2009

Seven horses died in a fire at a boarding facility in Chesapeake City, Md., Sunday morning, The Associated Press reported.

Joseph... Read More


Equine and Animal Welfare Symposium Takes Shape

September 27, 2009

As animal agriculture comes under scrutiny and animal welfare issues are hotly debated, the time to become educated to proactively address animal welfare issues is now.

"Animal welfare is a prominent issue in Ohio and the United States and eve... Read More


Southern Illinois Equine Science Program Rebuilding, Purina Donates $10K

September 11, 2009

Purina Horse Feed has donated $10,000 to the Southern Illinois University – Carbondale (SIUC) Equine Science Program in an effort to help rebuild the SIUC Horse Center after a severe storm struck Carbondale, Ill., on May 8, 2009. The SIUC Equine... Read More


Cornell Equine Health Receives Funds From Sporthorse Tournament

September 04, 2009

Cornell University's Equine Health Advancement Fund will get a boost from the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament's ticket sales and silent auction.

The tournament will be held at the Oncenter Complex in Syracuse, NY, from Oct. 28-Nov.... Read More


The Replacements: Alternative Forages and Feeds

September 01, 2009

Quality forage and grain alternatives can help owners manage horses during drought and economic downturn.... Read More


AQHA Animal Welfare Working Group Moving Forward with Objectives

August 16, 2009

The American Quarter Horse Association Executive Committee recently approved three objectives established by the Association's Animal Welfare Working Group.

1.)   Develop a written commitment to be signed by AQHA and its alliance... Read More


Farm Animal Welfare Symposium Coming to Ohio State

August 13, 2009

Issues in farm animal welfare continue to be hotly debated across the United States, with many farm animal production practices under scrutiny. On October 16, a symposium on animal welfare at The Ohio State University will offer perspectives tha... Read More


Equestrian Federation Bans its President's Husband, Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed, For Six Months

August 07, 2009

The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) banned its president's husband--Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed--from riding in endurance races for six months after his horse twice failed doping tests.

Sheikh Mohammed accepted the suspension based... Read More


Horse in the UK Slashed With Knife

August 07, 2009

In an article on thenorthernecho.co.uk comes a report of a valuable show horse that was attacked in his field and cut by a knife in County... Read More


HSUS Releases List of Humane Options for Disposal of Horse Remains

August 04, 2009

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) released a national list of humane resources for horse owners making end-of-life arrangements for their equine companions.

"Providing a humane, dignified death for your horse is simply... Read More


Cutting Horse Costs a Focus of UK Welfare Group Publications

July 23, 2009

The UK's National Equine Welfare Council (NEWC) has produced two new brochures on responsible horse management in response to the high number of requests for help that their members are receiving from horse owners struggling... Read More


Proposed Mongolian Horse Race Raises Welfare Concerns

July 11, 2009

A planned horse race over the Mongolian Steppes has raised the ire of several equestrian groups concerned about the welfare of the more than 700 horses that will take part in the 1,000-kilometer Mongolian Derby.

The League of Adventurists... Read More


26,000-Year-Old Horse on Display at Canadian Museum

July 10, 2009

In September 1993, placer miners working a claim in the Klondike found a fossil that has been radiocarbon dated and identified as a 26,000-year-old Yukon horse that once roamed the plains of Eastern Beringia (an area encompassing parts of... Read More


'Welfare of the Horse' Forum Available on H-SPAN

July 05, 2009

On June 16 the American Horse Council held "The Welfare of the Horse" forum in Washington, D.C. The Forum, sponsored by Luitpold, was held as part of the AHC's National Issues Forum and featured speakers from segments of the horse community as... Read More


Kentucky International Equine Summit Dates Set

July 03, 2009

The second Kentucky International Equine Summit (KIES), sponsored by the Equine Industry Program at the University of Louisville in cooperation with the University of Kentucky’s Equine Initiative, will be held April 26 and 27, 2010, in Lexington... Read More


Equitation Science Meeting to Focus on Horse Sport and Welfare

June 22, 2009

International authorities in horse behavior, training, and welfare will converge in Sydney, Australia, for the fifth Equitation Science Annual Conference, to be held at the University of Sydney's Faculty of Veterinary Science and Centennial... Read More


NRHA Offers Expert Training for Reiners in Europe

June 22, 2009

The National Reining Horse Association is offering a one-day clinic for reining horse enthusiasts, where participants can receive one-on-one training from two of the world’s top NRHA professionals, Bernard and Ann Fonck. The 2009 NRHA Regional... Read More


AHC National Forum Tackles Equine Welfare Issues

June 17, 2009

Representatives of various equine breeds and disciplines found out June 16 they have a lot in common when it comes to the welfare and safety of horses.

The "Welfare of the Horse," called the most inclusive program of its kind, was the sole... Read More


USEF Names Zimecterin Gold, Equioxx as Official Products

June 11, 2009

Two leading Merial Brand Products have been named official products of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). Zimecterin Gold (ivermectin/praziquantel) and Equioxx (firocoxib) were recently added as official USEF deworming and pain... Read More