Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Man Accused of Maltreating 'Lily'

March 31, 2016

A Rhode Island man is facing charges for allegedly maltreating the mare who was shot with a paintball gun. ... Read More

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NYRA Equine Injury Rate Remains Below National Average

March 25, 2016

The fatality rate at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course in 2015 was 1.1 per 1,000 starts. ... Read More

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Are Chestnut Horses Crazy? Not Necessarily, Scientists Say

March 24, 2016

But, they were more likely to display "bold" behaviors (i.e., approaching unfamiliar objects) than bay horses.... Read More

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OSRC Sets Cobalt Limits and Penalties

March 24, 2016

The thresholds and penalties will take effect April 15, the day cobalt testing begins at all Ohio racetracks.... Read More

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Time to Retire?

March 24, 2016

Find out when and how to transition your horse from the show ring to a more leisurely lifestyle.... Read More

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Men Accused of Maltreating Horses at Ohio Fairgrounds

March 23, 2016

Five men were charged in connection to two allegedly maltreated horses residing at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds.... Read More

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Fatal Thoroughbred Racehorse Injuries Decline by 14% in 2015

March 22, 2016

The fatality rate of 1.62 per 1,000 starts is the lowest since the Equine Injury Database started publishing statistics.... Read More

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Equine Earphones Could Help Horses Relax

March 22, 2016

Horses tended to recover from stress faster if they listened to classical music through specially designed headphones.... Read More

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Reward Offered for Information on Lily's Abusers

March 21, 2016

Investigators hope a $10,000 reward will help them find whomever who shot an elderly mare with a paintball gun.... Read More

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Working Equids' Influence on Human Health, Livelihood

March 17, 2016

Researchers recently confirmed that in poor and rural communities, equid health is intrinsically linked to human health.... Read More

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Horse Pelted With Paintballs, Then Abandoned

March 16, 2016

The aged mare, who was shot 130 times, is also underweight, blind in one eye, and has an ulcer in the other eye.... Read More

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Connecticut Ag Department Gets Custody of Seized Herd

March 11, 2016

A judge has awarded the state Department of Agriculture custody of 32 horses seized last month from their owners.... Read More

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California Horse Herd Seized

March 10, 2016

Officials seized 23 malnourished horses from a Riverside County farm.... Read More

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Managing Mouthiness

March 10, 2016

My gelding is very mouthy. Should this behavior be curbed, and how can I accomplish this? ... Read More

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Couple Charged in Connecticut Horse Cruelty Case

March 08, 2016

State authorities have seized 32 horses from an Andalusian, Friesian, and Gypsy Vanner breeding operation. ... Read More

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Does Your Horse Play 'Catch Me If You Can'?

March 03, 2016

Here's why your horse might run away when it's time to come in from turnout and how you can work to solve the problem.... Read More

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Don't Forget About Working Equids

March 03, 2016

Millions of families worldwide depend on working equids for transportation, farming, economic value, and social value.... Read More

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Phase II of NAHMS Equine 2015-16 Study to Begin

March 01, 2016

The second phase of the study was postponed because of last year's highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak.... Read More

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California Horse Owners Seek Damages From Feed Maker

February 29, 2016

A group of owners allege that monensin-contaminated feed from Western Milling caused their horses to become ill or die.... Read More

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Providing Hoof Care in Developing Countries

February 25, 2016

Providing owners of working equids with both hoof care and education can be challenging. One farrier shares his tips.... Read More

Arizona authorities seized two malnourished horses from an owner allegedly unable to care for them.

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Two Malnourished Arizona Horses Seized, One Euthanized

February 22, 2016

The owner allegedly purchased the horses on Craigslist but was unable to care for them.... Read More

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Alleged Rodeo Horse Abuse Probed in Colorado

February 19, 2016

Authorities are investigating the alleged abuse of a roping horse at the Boulder County Fairgrounds.... Read More

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FEI, EEF Agree to Endurance Measures for 2016 Season

February 18, 2016

The 12 approved measures will be applied for the rest of the United Arab Emirates' endurance season.... Read More

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Horses Can Read Human Emotions, Study Shows

February 11, 2016

For the first time horses have been shown to be able to distinguish between angry and happy human facial expressions.... Read More

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Indoor Arena Dust: Damaging to Horse and Rider

February 11, 2016

Dusty arenas could be compromising your respiratory health, right along with your horse's.... Read More