Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Therapy Horses Missing From Pasture

March 17, 2014

The missing horses are used in an equine-assisted therapy for war veterans and disabled children.... Read More

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Horses Seized in Illinois Cruelty Case

March 17, 2014

More than 30 horses are receiving rehabilitative care after being seized in Kane County, Ill.... Read More

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AERC Presses for Horse Welfare Reforms

March 12, 2014

The American Endurance Ride Conference "condemns" abuses in international endurance riding competitions.... Read More

Roly Owers (left), Ingmar De Vos (center), and John McEwen (right) at the World Horse Welfare/FEI memorandum of understanding signing.

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FEI, World Horse Welfare Formalize Long-Term Collaboration

March 12, 2014

World Horse Welfare has signed a memorandum of understanding with the FEI.... Read More

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Time to Say Goodbye

March 12, 2014

If possible, make decisions regarding euthanasia ahead of time to make the process less stressful.... Read More

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Obama Budget Could Halt Horse Plant Inspections Through 2015

March 07, 2014

A request contained in a budget proposal from President Barack Obama could halt horse processing through 2015.... Read More

Working cart horses wait beside the road in Ethiopia.

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Heavy-Burdened

March 06, 2014

Stephanie reflects on the equine landscape in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.... Read More

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Leachman Appeals Animal Cruelty Conviction to Montana Court

March 02, 2014

A Montana rancher found guilty of maltreating horses appealed his conviction to that state's Supreme Court.... Read More

A driver harnesses his horse outside the Society for the Prevention of Animals Abroad veterinary clinic in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia. The animal is undergoing treatment for the debilitating fungal disease epizootic lymphangitis.

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Targeting Disease in Africa's Working Equids

March 01, 2014

Veterinarians and researchers take a look at cases very different than those seen in developed countries.... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Shooter Sought

March 01, 2014

Authorities are seeking whoever is responsible for shooting and killing a 24-year-old horse.... Read More

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Bill Would be Alternative to PAST Legislation

February 28, 2014

A bill that would give lawmakers an alternate way to prevent soring was introduced this week.... Read More

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Mississippi Judge Allows Horse Herd Rescue

February 28, 2014

A herd of horses is receiving rehabilitative care after a judge granted a rescue group temporary custody.... Read More

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I Love My Veterinarian Because...

February 27, 2014

Why do you love your vet? ... Read More

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PPID Problems

February 26, 2014

Have you managed or are you managing a PPID horse? How did you reach a diagnosis?... Read More

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Oklahoma Woman Accused in Quarter Horse Theft

February 25, 2014

The woman is accused of selling a horse not belonging to her and altering ownership documents of another.... Read More

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Your Virtual File Storage Box

February 24, 2014

Fill your virtual file box with equine articles and tools from The Horse's weekly and monthly e-newsletters. ... Read More

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Study: Horses' Facial Expressions Reflect Taste Preferences

February 19, 2014

Recent research results suggest horses react differently to sweet tastes compared to bitter ones.... Read More

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Florida Horse Seizure Prompts Animal Services Investigation

February 18, 2014

Seventeen horses are receiving rehabilitative care after being seized from two properties earlier this month.... Read More

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Horse Racing Medication Regulations Reviewed

February 18, 2014

Medication regulations for racehorses are changing. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Managing Horses with PPID (Equine Cushing's)

February 17, 2014

Get updated information about caring for horses with pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (equine Cushing's).... Read More

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Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Horse-to-Horse Contact

February 15, 2014

Sick horses are everywhere. Here's how to keep your horse from picking up diseases via horse-to-horse contact.... Read More

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AVMA Members Advocate for Federal Legislation

February 14, 2014

AVMA representatives gathered to educate the nation's policymakers on some equine-specific legislation.... Read More

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Legislation Filed in Response to Connecticut Horse Bite Case

February 14, 2014

Connecticut's governor introduced legislation that would prohibit horses from being considered vicious.... Read More

Alan Guthrie, BVSc, MedVet, PhD, director of the University of Pretoria's Equine Research Centre, in South Africa, checks out some of the harness equipment constructed at The Donkey Sanctuary's facility in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia.

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Working Equid Disease: A South African Vet's Perspective

February 13, 2014

Veterinarians must consider both athletic and working horses when preventing equine disease in South Africa.... Read More

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Carriage Horse Controversy Extends Beyond New York City

February 12, 2014

The ordinance that would ban horse-drawn carriages in New York City has not yet reached the city council.... Read More