Equine Welfare & Legislation
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
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
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
October 15, 2009
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
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
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
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
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
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
September 01, 2009
Quality forage and grain alternatives can help owners manage horses during drought and economic downturn.... Read More
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
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
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
August 07, 2009
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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