Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Why Are American Thoroughbreds Racing Less Frequently?

July 09, 2014

Panelists discussed if equine fragility, medications, and economics could result in fewer race starts.... Read More

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FEI Seeks to Improve Vaulting Horse Welfare

July 08, 2014

As vaulters' movements become more complex, the horse's continued welfare is an important issue for the FEI.... Read More

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Identifying At-Risk Racehorses a Priority

July 08, 2014

The Thoroughbred industry is pushing the need to identify racehorses at risk of catastrophic injury.... Read More

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Brennan Equine Welfare Fund Announces 2014 Grant Recipients

July 04, 2014

The organization awarded funds to 15 equine rescue/rehabilitation/retraining and placement facilities. ... Read More

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2014 American Horse Council Convention Wrap-Up

July 03, 2014

Review highlights from the 45th Annual American Horse Council convention held in Washington, D.C.... Read More

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Australian Racehorse Owners Now Must Report Horse Retirement

July 03, 2014

Owners must report Thoroughbred racehorse retirement within 30 days under a new Australian Racing Board rule.... Read More

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Could Radio Broadcasts Help Pakistan's Working Equids?

July 02, 2014

Radio broadcasts appear to increase owners' awareness of working equids' needs, researchers found.... Read More

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The Importance of USDA-Accredited Vets

July 02, 2014

Equine practitioners accredited by the USDA help monitor emerging diseases and movement of horses.... Read More

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BLM Seeks Dismissal of Nevada Wild-Horse Related Lawsuit

July 01, 2014

Nevada ranchers want the BLM to remove wild horses from public and private lands.... Read More

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British Charity Works to Fight African Horse Sickness

July 01, 2014

Ethiopia has both the largest equine population in Africa and a deadly disease that threatens that population.... Read More

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Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration Loses Sponsor

June 30, 2014

Regions Bank has announced that it will no longer be affiliated with the breed show event. ... Read More

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NTRA Safety Alliance Accredits Indiana Grand

June 27, 2014

Officials recognized Indiana Grand for numerous best practices, including several impacting racehorse health.... Read More

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Louisiana Horse Deaths Investigated

June 27, 2014

Authorities are hoping a cash reward will determine who shot three horses grazing in a pasture.... Read More

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Deputies Probe Arizona Horse Slashing

June 26, 2014

Maricopa County authorities are seeking whoever slashed a horse's neck in its barn near Scottsdale.... Read More

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Unwanted Horse Coalition Aims to Maximize Programs

June 23, 2014

Unwanted Horse Coalition member organizations met June 23 and sought input on how to maximize their programs.... Read More

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Tentative Agenda for Racehorse Welfare Summit Released

June 21, 2014

Lecture topics will include bone development, intra-articular therapies, track surfaces, and more.... Read More

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ASPCA Announces 'Help a Horse Day' Contest Winners

June 21, 2014

Five equine rescues received $10,000 each for their work to protect horses. ... Read More

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Show Prep Tips Designed to Keep Your Horse Healthy

June 19, 2014

Here are some tips for making your horse shine without hindering his long-term health.... Read More

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Ohio Horse Shooter Sought

June 18, 2014

Authorities hope the public can help identify whoever shot a horse in its Butler County pasture.... Read More

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USA Equestrian Trust Grants nearly $300,000 to Nonprofits

June 18, 2014

The USA Equestrian Trust awarded nearly $300,000 to help fund more than a dozen projects by equine nonprofits.... Read More

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Horses Removed from North Carolina Farm during Cruelty Probe

June 17, 2014

Thirteen horses are in foster care and 41 horses' care is being monitored as part of an ongoing investigation.... Read More

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Colorado Woman found Guilty in Horse Cruelty Case

June 16, 2014

A Colorado woman will serve prison time connected to horses removed from her property in 2012.... Read More

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Utah Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Maltreating Horses

June 11, 2014

A Utah woman accused of maltreating 80 horses has pleaded not guilty to the charges... Read More

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Florida Horses Injected with Gasoline, 1 Dead

June 10, 2014

Law enforcement authorities are seeking whoever is responsible for injecting gasoline into grazing horses.... Read More

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Working Equid Colloquium Scheduled for July 1-3

June 07, 2014

The event will highlight specific issues related to working horses and their owners... Read More