Equine Welfare & Legislation

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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

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Jackson Sentenced in Arkansas for SAU Horse Thefts

February 11, 2014

A judge sentenced Jackson to serve two consecutive 5-year sentences in connection with the case.... Read More

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Kansas Horse Shooter Sought

February 10, 2014

Kansas law enforcement authorities are seeking whoever shot a pair of horses found dead in Douglas County.... Read More

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ASPCA Grants $1.4 Million to Assist Equine Groups in 2013

February 07, 2014

The ASPCA awarded approximately $1.4 million to support equine in 43 states and the District of Columbia.... Read More

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Participation Sought for Show Horse Welfare Survey

February 06, 2014

Researchers are seeking participation in a survey connected to their study of stock-type show horse welfare.... Read More

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Authorities Seize Texas Horse Herd

February 06, 2014

Twenty-four allegedly malnourished horses and a donkey are receiving rehabilitative care after being seized.... Read More

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Considerations for Managing Emaciated Horses

February 05, 2014

Body condition affects a horse's health status. Learn about specific health concerns for emaciated horses.... Read More

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Minnesota to Hold Unwanted Horse Summit

February 03, 2014

Reasons, costs, and solutions for the increase in unwanted horses will be discussed at the March 8 summit.... Read More

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BLM Seeks Shooters in Burro Case

February 03, 2014

The BLM is hoping the public can help identify those responsible for the shooting deaths of two wild burros.... Read More

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Equine Guelph Launches 'Full-Circle Responsibility'

February 02, 2014

The group hopes to help owners develop the skills to make management decisions to support horses' well-being.... Read More

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UK Seminar Series Kicks Off Jan. 30

January 24, 2014

On Jan. 30, two speakers will discuss inflammatory airway disease.... Read More

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Racehorse Welfare, Safety Summit Set for July 8-9

January 23, 2014

The two-day workshop brings together a cross-section of the breeding, racing, and veterinary communities.... Read More

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Allegedly Maltreated Horse Herd Seized in Indiana

January 10, 2014

More than 80 horses are receiving rehabilitative care after being seized in Jefferson County, Ind.... Read More

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Florida Horses Found Butchered in Miami-Dade County

January 09, 2014

Less than two weeks into the new year, two horses have been found butchered in separate incidents.... Read More

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N.M. Judge Extends Horse Processing Plant Hearing

January 06, 2014

A judge will hear arguments on both sides of the case on Jan. 13 before issuing a ruling.... Read More

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University of Wisconsin to Host Equine Nutrition Seminar

January 04, 2014

Presentation topics will include body condition scoring, feeding Cushingoid horses, hay, and more.... Read More

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Owner of Miniature Horses Found in North Carolina Sought

January 03, 2014

Authorities are seeking the owner of a pair of Miniature Horses found wandering in Rockingham County, N.C. ... Read More

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Switzerland Bans Hyperflexion Use in Competition, Training

January 03, 2014

Swiss officials have enacted a law prohibiting the use of hyperflexion (also known as rollkur).... Read More