Equine Welfare & Legislation
November 23, 2008
Two veterinarians who are board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care--Pamela Wilkins, MS, PhD, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVECC, and Mauria "Mo" O'Brien, BS, DVM, Dipl. ACVECC--have recently joined the faculty at the... Read More
November 22, 2008
When the U.S. Forest Service began to make changes to the trail classification system that had been in place for nearly 100 years, Back Country Horsemen of America (BCHA) took notice. When they realized the huge impact it would have on horse... Read More
November 17, 2008
Hanover Shoe Farms, the world's most prolific Standardbred breeding farm, will be honored with the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) 2008 award for outstanding service in equine welfare, the Lavin Cup.
The Lavin Cup, name... Read More
November 10, 2008
Ground has been officially broken for the state-of-the-art James M. Moran, Jr., Critical Care Center at Penn Vet's New Bolton Center. The facility is named in memory of James Moran, who passed away in April 2008. Major funding for the center was... Read More
November 01, 2008
What does the rest of the country think about horse owners--and the horse industry--about now? Probably not too highly, would be my guess. A call from CBS radio network reporter Stephan Kaufman out of Washington state asked if I would comment on th... Read More
November 01, 2008
We had our plan for Hurricane Gustav. We had been here before with Katrina. Schedules were set. Evacuation of coastal parishes was going well. Coastal pet owners and their pets (large and small) were settling in to shelters. Most horse owners knew... Read More
October 28, 2008
The Horse Trust, a British equine charity, has recorded unprecedented searches for homes for unwanted horses and ponies, confirming speculation that the credit crunch is hitting horse owners in the United Kingdom hard.
In the past three... Read More
October 25, 2008
The Ohio State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital is hosting an Equine Nutrition and Feeding Conference Nov. 8-9 in Columbus, Ohio.
The course is designed for veterinarians, technicians, owners, and breeders. Attendees will gain... Read More
October 25, 2008
A low-flying helicopter flew in the cold morning air on a recent Saturday, the dull thud of its rotors growing louder as it moved across the horizon at Sand Wash Basin, west of Craig, Utah.
Beneath the helicopter, a herd of North America... Read More
October 20, 2008
Well-Horse introduces Thrush Off, a natural hoof product that eliminates thrush and heals inside the hoof.
Thrush Off shortens the recovery time when treating injuries and infections to the coronet band, cracked heels, thrush, abscesses,... Read More
October 16, 2008
The American Quarter Horse Association's Animal Welfare Assurance Task Force met Sept. 16-17 in Amarillo, Texas, to discuss issues facing the industry and ways to continue protecting the American Quarter Horse and other equines.
Members fro... Read More
September 30, 2008
South African cleric and activist Desmond Tutu has backed a new initiative by one of the world's oldest animal charities, which has been launched to coincide with World Animal Day Oct. 4.
September 28, 2008
Mary Scollay, DVM, equine medical director for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC), will temporarily serve as chief racing veterinarian in Kentucky with the departure of Dr. Lafe Nichols.
The KHRC made the announcement Sept. 26,... Read More
September 28, 2008
A Des Moines, Iowa, man riding a horse is in critical condition and his horse had to be euthanized after he was hit by a car.
Police say Dennis Kaiser was riding a horse on the city's southeast side about 8:50 p.m. Friday when the horse... Read More
September 24, 2008
Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society, which has rescue horses stationed in foster homes throughout Texas and Arkansas, could use some help cleaning up after Hurricane Ike. While the group moved its foster and adopted horses well out of harm's way,... Read More
September 23, 2008
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has dispersed and pledged more than $75,000 in grant funding to organizations in Texas and Louisiana following Hurricanes Ike and Gustav, in addition to deploying a disaster... Read More
September 15, 2008
There is a resolution in sight for 11 abandoned horses found near Molalla, Ore., earlier this month. Six of the horses were purchased by families at a public auction Sept. 10. At the request of the Oregon Department of Agriculture, The Humane... Read More
September 09, 2008
When horse owner Anne Maria Cray of Grantville, Pa., started spreading the word that her 5-year-old Thoroughbred mare, WeWe C, was available for a breeding lease, she never imagined that the horse would end up in the middle of a welfare case.... Read More
September 08, 2008
Forecasters are predicting that Hurricane Ike could hit Louisiana or Texas this weekend.
Ike, which raked the Bahamas and worsened floods in Haiti that have killed 321 people, made landfall on Cuba as a fearsome Category 3 hurricane, then... Read More
September 07, 2008
A Thoroughbred mare and former polo pony in her 20s was shot repeatedly and left for dead in the desert of New Mexico, but the mare didn't die. Instead she wandered to civilization... Read More
August 31, 2008
The ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has deployed a team of disaster response experts to assist the state of Louisiana in pre- and post-storm evacuation and sheltering in anticipation of Hurricane Gustav.... Read More
August 30, 2008
As Tropical Storm Gustav continues to strengthen, residents of the Gulf Coast brace themselves for the potentially deadly impact. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is preparing its staff and equipment to respond.
"Our entir... Read More
August 23, 2008
The Amish are expanding their presence in states far beyond Pennsylvania Dutch country as they search for affordable farmland to accommodate a population that has nearly doubled in the past 16 years, a new study found.
States such as... Read More
August 21, 2008
Earlier this summer, a group of 25 U.S. veterinarians, horse owners, and trainers, took part in the ninth annual International Equine Adventure, organized by Ron Fuller, DVM , and Robert Miller, DVM. This year's excursion took the group to... Read More
August 08, 2008
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) today applauded recommendations set out in the American Association of Equine Practitioners' newly released white paper, "Putting the Horse First: Veterinary Recommendations for Ending the Soring of... Read More
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