Equine Welfare & Legislation

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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

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The Top 10 Horse Health Articles of 2013

January 02, 2014

Covering a variety of horse health topics, the following articles received the most views in 2013.... Read More

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Tennessee Horse Shot, Killed

January 02, 2014

On Dec. 26, 2013, the owners of a 3-year-old horse found the animal lying dead in its pasture.... Read More

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TCA Stallion Season Auction Approaching

December 29, 2013

TCA supports Thoroughbred retirement, rescue, research, and helps the people who work with ex-racehorses. ... Read More

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New York Riders Continue TRF Donations

December 28, 2013

The jockey colony has donated almost $6,000 to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) in 2013. ... Read More

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Managing Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage in Racehorses

December 27, 2013

One veterinarian reviews what EIPH does to the horse and how veterinarians currently treat it.... Read More

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New York Horse-Drawn Carriage Driver Charged

December 26, 2013

The driver is facing a single animal cruelty count for allegedly working an injured animal. ... Read More

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NM Attorney General Sues to Halt Horse Slaughter Plant

December 20, 2013

The lawsuit is intended to prevent Valley Meats Co., LLC, from starting horse processing operations next year.... Read More

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Arizona Police Probe Horse Shooting

December 18, 2013

Authorities are investigating the shooting of a mare found wandering in the desert earlier this month. ... Read More

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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Awards $1M in Grants

December 15, 2013

More than 20 accredited racehorse retirement facilities will share in $1 million in grants. ... Read More

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Multi-Breed Racehorse Drug Uniformity No Easy Task

December 13, 2013

The Ohio State Racing Commission indicated it's not prepared to adopt a uniform national drug policy. ... Read More

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Could Eye Temperature Help Detect Stress in Horses?

December 13, 2013

Can you see stress in your horse's eyes? It's possible if you've got an infrared thermographic camera.... Read More

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Nebraska Police Seek Help to Find Horse Shooter

December 12, 2013

Authorities are seeking those responsible for shooting a Paint Horse in its pasture last month. ... Read More

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Michigan Man Charged for Allegedly Maltreating DNR Donkey

December 12, 2013

The allegedly neglected donkey was one of three residing at one property; the others allegedly died.... Read More

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Wheelon, Three Others Plead Not Guilty to Charges

December 11, 2013

The Tennessee Walking Horse trainer pleaded not guilty to cruelty charges for allegedly soring horses. ... Read More

The Atlantic Polo Team members are (left to right) Henry Brett, Bobby Melville, Fergus Scholes, and James Glasson.

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Welfare Charity Teams with Polo Team for Rowing Challenge

December 10, 2013

The beneficiaries of the challenge will be horses, donkeys, mules, and their owners in developing countries.... Read More

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British Racing Promotes Equine Welfare with New Campaign

December 07, 2013

"The Horse Comes First" is an promoting the welfare of horses throughout and after their careers in racing.... Read More

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Grand Jury Indicts Horse Trainer Wheelon, Three Others

December 06, 2013

Wheelon is free on bond after a jury indicted him on animal cruelty counts for allegedly soring horses. ... Read More

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British Racehorse Trainer Butler Gets Five-Year Suspension

December 05, 2013

Nine horses in Butler's barn tested positive for anabolic steroid use. ... Read More

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Kentucky Drug Panel Okays Model Rule for Most Breeds

December 04, 2013

The drug council recommended the KHRC adopt the national uniform medication rules for Thoroughbred racing. ... Read More

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RMTC Position Papers Uphold Thresholds

December 04, 2013

The RMTC found no physiologic difference in racing breeds to justify changing its regulatory thresholds.... Read More

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Pennsylvania Police Seek Leads in Amish Horse Shooting

November 26, 2013

Police hope the public can help identify whoever shot a horse pulling a buggy containing several passengers. ... Read More

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House Subcommittee Debates Horse Racing Safety, Integrity

November 22, 2013

The Subcommittee is considering a bill that would give the USADA the responsibility of ensuring racing safety.... Read More

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CHRB Sudden Horse Death Report Released

November 22, 2013

The report concluded the cluster of sudden deaths from Bob Baffert's barn had no single, identifiable cause.... Read More

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Charges Filed in Pennsylvania Horse Death

November 20, 2013

A woman was charged with animal cruelty after her elderly mare died of alleged starvation earlier this week. ... Read More