Equine Welfare & Legislation


Senators Will Seek Legislation to Provide Low-Interest Loans For Horse Farmers

May 24, 2001

Kentucky lawmakers will ask their colleagues to help horse farmers in the wake of a mysterious illness that has killed foals and caused fetuses to abort, according to an Associated Press report. 

The U.S. Department of... Read More


Kentucky Legislators Ask USDA for Assistance With Horse Industry 'Disaster'

May 16, 2001

Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell and two members of the House of Representatives from the Bluegrass State -- Ernie Fletcher of the 6th Congressional district and Ed Whitfield from the 1st district -- have written a letter to Secretary of Agricultur... Read More


Phillip Dutton Teams Up With Cosequin

May 11, 2001

Olympic Gold Medalist Phillip Dutton and Cosequin have teamed up to create a mutually beneficial partnership program. Dutton, who won the Team Gold Medal for Three-Day Eventing at the 2000 Sydney Olympics as well as the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, ha... Read More


Equine Welfare Award

March 01, 2001

Nominations are being accepted for the Lavin Cup, the equine welfare award presented by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). The Lavin Cup recognizes a non-veterinary organization or individual that has demonstrated... Read More


Penelope Whitman Mullinix Joins Equine Images

February 23, 2001

Equine Images, an international quarterly magazine for equine art enthusiasts, published by The Blood-Horse, Inc., announces that Penelope Whitman Mullinix will join the publication as managing editor effective February... Read More


HSUS and FEMA Sign Historic Agreement

February 16, 2001

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in December signed an historic agreement through FEMA's Project Impact to assist communities and individuals to include animals in their disaster... Read More


AAEP Accepting Nominations For Welfare Award

January 26, 2001

Nominations are now being accepted for the Lavin Cup, the equine welfare award presented by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). The Lavin Cup recognizes a non-veterinary organization or individual that has... Read More


Eq West Equine Exposition Cancelled in San Diego

January 19, 2001

VNU, the company that purchased Equitana USA and its West Coast regional show, EqWest, announced after the 2000 EqWest show that the California equine exposition would not be renewed for 2001.

"It was a difficult decision, but we couldn'... Read More


Welfare of Rodeo Horses: Advances in Care

January 01, 2001

As I sit in my family room by a fire thinking about professional rodeo and the great strides made in welfare over the years, I realize I'm quite proud of the sport. I am aware that not all people will agree with the sport of rodeo, but my wish i... Read More


Research: Australia Asks 'What If . . .?'

January 01, 2001

In a move to determine what an outbreak of a serious equine disease might cost the government and equine industry in Australia, the government group Animal Health Australia commissioned a report that looked at likely costs of an emergency... Read More


Colorado Legislation

January 01, 2001

Legislation passed by voters in Estes Park, Colo., might have an unintended negative impact on area horse competitions. Initiative 200 was placed on the November 1999 ballot in the mountain tourist town by opponents of a proposed wildlife center... Read More


Ryerss Farm For Aged Equines To Hold Stop On Tour

October 13, 2000

Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines will host one stop on the 2000 Chester County Farm-City Tour on November 4. The tour is an annual event in Chester County, PA, which gives city and suburban dwellers from surrounding communities the chance to view... Read More


USET Reining Semi-finals Aired on GMC's America's Horse

June 01, 2000

As reining competitors are celebrating the sports acceptance by the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), “GMC America's Horse” is doing its part to make sure individuals worldwide recognize the athletic talent it takes t... Read More


Two South Dakota Horses Missing

May 01, 2000

Two horses are missing from Rapid City, South Dakota. They were stolen either late evening on May 16, or early morning on May 17. One is a Quarter Horse mare who is described as a smoky dun, about 15 hands in height. The mare has a few white... Read More


AHSA And MSPCA Launch Transportation Guidelines

April 01, 2000

The American Horse Shows Association (AHSA) and the Massachusetts Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) Nevins Farm & Equine Centre have published an important new book, Guidelines for Horse Transport by Road &... Read More


HSUS First Strike! Campaign Combats Animal Cruelty

January 21, 2000

According to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation's largest animal protection organization, research shows a strong correlation between domestic violence and animal abuse. In a 1997 survey of domestic violence shelters,... Read More


Agway Announces Venture With Nutra-Vet Equine Consulting

December 02, 1999

Agway, Cooperative, Inc. is pleased to announce a new venture with Kenneth J. Kopp, DVM and Nutra-Vet Equine Consulting, Ltd. Kopp will expand current customer programs and perform equine marketing and technical equine services. He will be a... Read More


Readyville, Tennessee, Horse Owner Settles Horse Protection Act Violations

September 24, 1999

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Randy Wimberly of Readyville, Tenn., have settled charges of Horse Protection Act violations.

"Horse soring is in no way considered a proper form of... Read More


Equine Welfare Subject Of Dec. 8 Veterinary Association Forum

September 16, 1999

The welfare of one of man's most important animal companions will be the subject of the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA) 1999 Animal Welfare Forum. The Forum will be held December 8, 1999 at the Albuquerque Convention Center in... Read More


Retirement Program Designed To Assist Equines, Humans

June 04, 1999

Many fashionably bred horses retire from the racetrack to a second career in the breeding business, but that's not an option for some others. Enter John Stuart, president of the bloodstock agency Bluegrass Thoroughbred... Read More


USDA Proposes To Amend Animal Welfare Act Confiscation Regulations

May 28, 1999

The U.S. Department of Agriculture seeks comment on a proposed change to the Animal Welfare Act regulations.

"We wish to change the regulations so that animals confiscated by the USDA can b... Read More


MSU Board Hires Architect For Equine Performance Center

December 23, 1998

The first step towards construction of a Michigan State University facility devoted to the care of the nation's performance horse population was taken Friday, Dec. 11, when the university's Board of Trustees hired an... Read More


HSUS Offers Tips For Helping Animals During Flooding Conditions

October 02, 1998

As Hurricane Georges brings heavy rain to Florida, Alabama and Louisiana, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation's largest animal protection organization, reminds anyone in potential flood situations that... Read More


Animal Welfare Council Working For The Equestrian Industry

August 07, 1998

Imagine opening your newspaper one morning and seeing the headline: "Animal Ownership Banned." The article goes on to say, "The riding of horses has been voted to be an act of animal cruelty. It is henceforth illegal to own, ride, exhibit or... Read More


Vet Sues NYRA To Resume His Practice

July 02, 1998

Veterinarian Dr. Michael Galvin didn't go away quietly after being banned for the remainder of the year by the New York Racing Association. Galvin promptly filed a $20-million lawsuit against the NYRA and went to federal cour... Read More