Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Proposed Kentucky Horse Sales Legislation Tabled

February 14, 2007

Proposed Kentucky legislation that sparked controversy in the Thoroughbred auction community was tabled Feb. 14 after a compromise was reached between the bill’s backers and several entities related to the commonwealth’s signature... Read More

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Free as a Donkey: Runaway Equine Frustrating Owners

February 13, 2007

An exasperated farmer has tried for weeks to corral his runaway donkey. He tried coaxing her. He tried tranquilizing her. He even tried using a horse whisperer. But Jenny the donkey has proven to be elusive, evading capture and enduring bitter... Read More

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Woman Charged with Starving Deaths of Six Horses

February 12, 2007

A Columbia Falls, Mont., woman is to appear March 1 in District Court in the starvation deaths of at least six horses and severe malnourishment of two others.

A ninth horse is missing.

Tina Pickton, also known as Tina Houston, 32, is... Read More

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American Horse Council Unveils New Web Site

February 11, 2007

Keeping abreast of national legislation and regulations that affect all members of the horse industry just got a little easier. The American Horse Council's newly improved Web site provides information on issues in Washington, D.C.,... Read More

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Alberta Wild Horse Shootings: New Evidence Found

February 08, 2007

Members of the Alberta Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said they hope several items found in the area where seven wild horses have been killed since December will help lead them to the shooter, Read More

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Two Horses Die in Ohio Fire

February 03, 2007

A retired carriage horse and another horse were among six animals that died in a blaze on a farm Jan. 31 near Hanover Township, Ohio, according to an article on Cincinnati.com, the Web site of The Enquirer (Read More

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Belize Horse Dies After Struck by Car

February 03, 2007

A common practice in Belize is for horse owners to tie their animals to trees near roads. This has resulted in problems such as horses getting the ropes around their legs and being injured or cutting off circulation to that limb. In the latest... Read More

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Equine Rescue Groups and Sanctuaries Receive ASPCA Grants

February 02, 2007

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has announced the recipients of its equine grants for the first quarter of 2007. A variety of equine rescue groups and sanctuaries across the United States received aid... Read More

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N.C. Horse Hoof Care and Shoeing Course Available in March

February 01, 2007

A two-day short course for horse owners March 9-10 in Raleigh, N.C., will provide the latest information on the care and management of horse's hooves. The early registration deadline for the clinic is Feb. 10.

The course will provide... Read More

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Agriculture Official: Ga. Starvation Case "One of the Worst Situations We've Ever Dealt With"

January 31, 2007

More than 200 starving horses, cows, goats and dogs have been discovered on a Concord, Ga., farm.

Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin said complaints about the animals' condition came in last week.

"Considering... Read More

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Death of Horse Blamed on Endangered Wolf Pack

January 31, 2007

A horse belonging to a Catron County, N.M., family has been killed by a pack of endangered Mexican gray wolves, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Mark Miller and his family returned to their homestead on the Diamond Cree... Read More

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CHRB Decides Not to Enforce Toe Grab Rule

January 29, 2007

A long-running controversy over toe grabs before the California Horse Racing Board could turn into a referendum on trainer authority.

Responding to some conditioner complaints, a majority of the CHRB voted against enforcing a regulation... Read More

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Riding For Reading Teams up with University Equestrian Team

January 29, 2007

Riding For Reading is pleased to announce that the University of Southern California's Trojan Equestrian Team has signed up to help Riding For Reading. The USC Equestrian Team will help the non-profit literacy organization with its book... Read More

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N.J. Horse Fatally Shot, Police Searching for Archer

January 28, 2007

Police are searching for leads after a Franklin Township, N.J., horse was fatally shot with an arrow last Sunday (Jan. 21), the Read More

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Stallion Owner Clinic Available from University of Maine

January 26, 2007

University of Maine's Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences and Cooperative Extension are teaming up with the USDA's Risk Management Agency for a Stallion Clinic for mare and stallion owners. The clinic will be Saturday, March 10, at Page... Read More

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Zebra Breaks Neck at Seattle Zoo

January 26, 2007

A zebra was found dead at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle with a broken neck.

The zoo says the animal ran into a fence in a holding area yesterday and died on impact.

The 4-year-old female was one of two zebras that arrived in Seattle... Read More

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Dead Horse on New Zealand Beach Presents Disposal Challenge

January 25, 2007

A dead horse, which floated down a New Zealand river and onto the beach at Whakatane Heads, presented a disposal challenge for local environment officials, reported New Zealand newspaper Read More

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BioFuel Impact on Animal Agriculture to be Theme of NIAA Meeting

January 24, 2007

"BioFuels Energy: Animal Agriculture at the Crossroads" will be the theme of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture's (NIAA) Annual Meeting, April 2-5, in Sacramento, Calif., at the Hyatt Regency.

"With all of the emphasis on... Read More

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Horse Manure Odor Has City Suing Planning Commissioner

January 24, 2007

The city of Carlsbad, Calif., is suing one of its planning commissioners after he failed to pay $1,600 in fines and late fees for horse manure odor, Read More

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HSUS Urging Airlines to Stop Shipping Horsemeat

January 23, 2007

The Humane Society of the United States has called on American and Delta airlines to stop shipping horsemeat from slaughterhouses in Texas to Europe and Asia for human consumption. The request comes on the heels of a federal appeals court ruling... Read More

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Maine Equine Welfare Groups Forming Cooperative

January 22, 2007

A group of horse shelter operators have joined together to create the Maine Equine Wellness Cooperative, a network to recruit people willing to help, raise funds, and educate new horse owners, reported Read More

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Maryland Equine Studies Program Receives Grant

January 21, 2007

The Equine Studies Program in the University of Maryland's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) has been awarded a $2,500 grant from the Maryland Horse Industry Board. Grant funding was awarded to purchase collection harness bags... Read More

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Got Colostrum? Web Site Network Helps Foals in Need

January 14, 2007

All too often we take for granted our foals will receive an adequate supply of colostrum, but not all foals are born lucky. For those less fortunate their dependency for colostrum relies upon breeders collecting, freezing and storing this... Read More

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Kansas City Is Hub of Animal Health Care

January 12, 2007

The vast cattle pens that once helped move much of the nation's meat supply are gone, replaced by aging warehouses and the frequent belief that this former frontier town left its agricultural roots far behind.

But not so fast. With little... Read More

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Scientists Tracking Mountain Lion with a Taste for Horses

January 12, 2007

Scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno, are tracking a mountain lion they think may have developed a taste for wild horses.

The female lion was trapped in the Virginia Range last month and fitted with a radio collar.

Now,... Read More