Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Seven More Organizations Support AHC Welfare Code

October 10, 2013

The code was designed to establish good welfare procedures to follow to "put the horse first."... Read More

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Trailer Accident Kills Tennessee Walking Horses, Trainer

October 09, 2013

Trainer Jeffrey Givens and three horses were killed when their truck and trailer overturned on Oct. 6. ... Read More

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AVMA Implores Congress to End Government Shutdown

October 09, 2013

The AVMA says crucial veterinary programs that ensure animals' health and welfare are short-staffed or halted.... Read More

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Deadly Florida Barn Fire Probed

October 08, 2013

Miami-Dade County authorities are investigating a fire that claimed the lives of a man and three horses. ... Read More

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Racehorse Second-Career Symposium Takes Place Oct. 5-6

October 04, 2013

The first national symposium dedicated to second careers for former racehorses will take place this weekend. ... Read More

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How Will the Government Shutdown Affect Equine Interests?

October 01, 2013

Find out how the government shutdown could impact the horse industry and your equine interests.... Read More

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Kentucky Downs Re-accredited by Safety Alliance

October 01, 2013

Some of the best practices identified included pre-race veterinary exams and regulatory veterinary practices.... Read More

An in-depth look into the current issues of wild horse management is just one of the many topics that will be explored in Equine Guelph’s Global Perspectives in Equine Welfare course.

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Course Will Explore Equine Welfare Practices Worldwide

September 30, 2013

Equine welfare around the world is a complex issue that stirs controversy on a regular basis. ... Read More

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Help Horse Owners in Flood-Ravaged Colorado

September 24, 2013

Horse owners can aid affected horsemen and women by donating to the USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund.... Read More

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No Pattern Seen in Ellis Park Racehorse Fatalities

September 24, 2013

Officials say there's no explanation for the spike in fatalities during the recently concluded race meet. ... Read More

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Two Indicted on Charges Connected to Horse Hauling Accidents

September 23, 2013

Two connected to horse transport company Three Angels Farms were indicted earlier this month.... Read More

AM “Mac” Johnston, OBE, BVM&S, DVetMed, FRSH, HonFRCVS, receives The Blue Cross Equine Welfare Award from Blue Cross Director of External Affairs Steve Goody.

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Johnston Receives Welfare Award at BEVA Congress

September 19, 2013

The award recognizes his commitment to mentoring and supporting vets working in the Scottish Highlands.... Read More

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Nevada Officials Investigating Estray Horse Deaths

September 19, 2013

The Nevada Department of Agriculture is investigating two horse deaths in northern Nevada. ... Read More

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FEI Endurance Strategic Planning Group Holds First Meeting

September 12, 2013

The group aims to help participants adhere to Clean Sport' standards and code of conduct for horse welfare.... Read More

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Trails and Altruism, a Powerful Combination

September 10, 2013

Backcountry horseback riders made national news when they spotted a kidnapped girl in the Idaho wilderness.... Read More

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AAEP and Zoetis Help Support Operation Gelding Program

September 05, 2013

The Operation Gelding program provides funds and materials to assist with castration clinics.... Read More

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The Jockey Club Announces 2013 TIP Winners

September 04, 2013

The Jockey Club TIP has announced the recipients of its two non-competition awards for 2013. ... Read More

"After the winter and holiday lull in training and competition, I can't wait to get back in the show ring and improve upon my results from the previous year," says Managing Editor Alexandra Beckstett.

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Improving Horse Welfare at Stock-Breed Shows

September 03, 2013

Researchers sought better understanding of the welfare concerns relating to stock-type show horses. ... Read More

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Whip Use in Elite, Non-Elite Show Jumpers

September 02, 2013

Researchers take a look at whip use by jumper riders and how it relates to performance outcomes.... Read More

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Pleasant vs. Stern Human Voice's Effect on Horses

August 30, 2013

It seems like horses respond to changes in human voice tone, but is it a coincidence? Researchers found out.... Read More

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Welcome to Trail Riding with TheHorse.com!

August 29, 2013

Meet our newest blogger, trail rider Ami McBride! Whether you enjoy packing or hacking, this blog is for you!... Read More

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WVRC Adopts Animal Cruelty Policy

August 21, 2013

The racing commission approved a cruelty policy that relies heavily on existing practices and state law. ... Read More

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Soring Charges Against Trainer Wheelon Dismissed

August 20, 2013

The charges against a Tennessee horse trainer were dropped, but the case could still be far from over. ... Read More

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Judge: Registry Must Accept Quarter Horse Clones

August 15, 2013

Judge Mary Lou Robinson said she will sign an order requiring the AQHA to register cloned animals.... Read More

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Endorsements Continue for the AHC Welfare Code of Practice

August 14, 2013

The code outlines what it means for an organization to be committed to responsible horse care and ownership.... Read More