Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Expansion Plans Will Lead to More Jobs at Alltech

August 12, 2003

Alltech has announced plans for the expansion of three of their corporate facilities located in the United States, Mexico and Great Britain. With the expansions, the company expects to add 350 new jobs in areas ranging from operations and... Read More

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Slaughter Legislation in Texas

August 01, 2003

The battle over the slaughter of horses in the United States has shifted directly to Texas, where two slaughter plants operate. At the moment, operations at the two plants continue while the issue is being decided in federal court.

The two... Read More

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Common Foot Problems

July 21, 2003

A horse is almost bound to experience a hoof problem during his lifetime. How serious it is and how it is handled could make the difference in his return to full soundness. During an early-morning presentation at the Thoroughbred International... Read More

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Third Injured Saddlebred Euthanized

July 21, 2003

A third Saddlebred that was the victim of an attack with a caustic substance has been euthanized. Kiss Me, a 4-year-old mare, was euthanized Friday (July 18) as a result of injuries related to the lethal injection of an unknown substance. Two of... Read More

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New State Legislation Provides Funds for LSU School of Veterinary Medicine's Equine Program

July 14, 2003

The Equine Health Studies Program (EHSP) at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) in Baton Rouge, La., will receive funds from tax revenue generated from slot machines placed in racetracks throughout the state, which... Read More

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Frangible Pins: Making Cross Country Jumps Safer

May 20, 2003

A company in the United Kingdom has created a jump design to lessen the severity of cross-country falls. In 1999, several U.K. riders died from accidents on cross-country jumps. The resultant study committee hired the Transport Research... Read More

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HorseQuest Web Site Provides Valuable Information with Every Click

May 15, 2003

Cooperative Extension professionals from 13 land grant institutions in the southern United States have combined their equine knowledge and launched a comprehensive Web site of peer-reviewed horse information. The group put Read More

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Reward to Catch California Horse Killer Grows

May 15, 2003

According to a Sonoma, Calif., newspaper, reward donations and suspect leads are pouring in following the recent discovery of a mare who was chased to death in her Kenwood pasture several weeks ago.

The investigator in charge of the case... Read More

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USDA Wants More Medical Records Kept

April 21, 2003

The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is seeking comments on a proposed change to Animal Welfare Act regulations that would require registered research facilities that use equids in research, other than for agricultural... Read More

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Man Charged In Kentucky Horse Shootings

April 17, 2003

A man in Bullitt County, Ky., has been charged with shooting two horses on his neighbor’s farm under unusual circumstances, according to WLEX 18 (www.lex18.com).

“Steven Smith told police the horses... Read More

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Kentucky Ag Commissioner Issues Agro-Terrorism Statement

April 01, 2003

As the United States fights a war in Iraq and a larger war against terrorism, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Billy Ray Smith has called upon farmers and farm businesses to do their part to secure the nation's food supply.
"Since Sept. 11,... Read More

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Horse Slaughter Legislation

March 05, 2003

A bill to ban the slaughter of horses in the United States as well as the transportation of horses to slaughter has been re-introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, only this time there is a new player in the game. The New York Racing... Read More

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Legislation Reintroduced to Ban Horse Slaughter

February 14, 2003

U.S. Representative John Sweeney (R-NY), chairman of the Congressional Horse Caucus, and U.S.Representative John Spratt (D-SC) reintroduced the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act on Thursday. The bill would ban the trade in horsemeat and... Read More

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Equine Welfare Award Presented

January 15, 2003

Dayton O. Hyde, founder of a South Dakota wild-horse sanctuary, is the 2002 recipient of the American Association of Equine Practitioners� (AAEP) equine welfare award, the Lavin Cup. Named for AAEP past president A. Gary Lavin, VMD, the award is... Read More

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What Do You See For 2003?

December 01, 2002

We've certainly had some tough moments in the past couple of years. And despite worry, the industry is strong, but changing. While some of the top-level owners of competition horses--those who own horses as business investments--might be jumping... Read More

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Kentucky Seeks Economic Impact Study

November 26, 2002

No one in Kentucky knows exactly how many horses or farms make up what is now the state's number one agricultural industry, but the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, in partnership with some of the state's equine leaders, hopes to change... Read More

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HSUS Holds 8th Annual National Farm Animals Awareness Week

October 11, 2002

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation's largest animal protection organization with more than 7.3 million members and constituents, will hold its 8th Annual National Farm Animals Awareness Week (NFAAW) September 17-23. NFAAW... Read More

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USDA Seeks Comments On Animal Welfare Act Research Regulations

October 11, 2002

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is considering replacing or modifying the system used to classify animal pain and distress for animals used for research, tests, experiments, or teaching. USDA is also considering creating an Animal Welfare Act... Read More

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HSUS To Hold Animal Care Expo 2000 in Las Vegas

October 11, 2002

The Humane Society of the United States, the nation's largest animal protection organization, will hold its annual Animal Care Expo at Las Vegas' Riviera Hotel from February 16 to February 19. Animal Care Expo is the world's largest trade show... Read More

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Proposed Budget Increase For Animal Welfare Act Enforcement

October 11, 2002

The Humane Society of The United States (HSUS), the nation's largest animal protection organization with more than seven million members and constituents, applauded President Clinton Monday, February 7, for proposing an increase of $5 million in... Read More

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Alberta Drought

October 01, 2002

A severe drought in northern Alberta is taking its toll on the horse population of that Canadian province. Canadian newspaper reports have indicated that many Alberta horses have been sent to slaughter (because the drought has made feeding... Read More

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Lest We Forget

September 01, 2002

There are tragedies every day; some are personal, some are public, and some are almost unseen. We need to remember all of these tragedies, from small to large, and not forget that we can make a difference to a person's or horse's life, if we tak... Read More

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Horse Behavior and Welfare Conference

September 01, 2002

A recent gathering of equine behavior and welfare specialists in Holar, Northern Iceland, gave scientists from around the world the opportunity to present their work and review the science underpinning management practices on the horse. The... Read More

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UK Legislation Threatens to Change Medication Policy

June 01, 2002

Legislation is under consideration in the United Kingdom that would drastically affect the way horse owners obtain medications such as dewormers for their horses. Amendments to the legislation would require a veterinary prescription for the... Read More

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USDA Extends Some Animal-Origin Health Certificates

April 24, 2002

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has amended regulations pertaining to animal exports. In a rule that became effective April 1, accredited veterinarians can allow origin health certificates for animals intended for export... Read More