Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Iowa Plant to Start Horse Processing

July 08, 2013

A second meat plant has received a USDA permit to begin processing horses for human consumption. ... Read More

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Small Fine for Racehorse Trainer after Horse's Death

July 03, 2013

The trainer who failed to report a horse death received a penalty similar to those for medication violations.... Read More

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N.M. Horse Processing Plant Wins Permit

July 01, 2013

A meat plant in New Mexico has received a federal permit to begin processing horses.... Read More

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New Code of Practice for Equine Care in Canada Released

June 28, 2013

The new "Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Equines" was released on June 27. ... Read More

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FDA Approval Significance

June 27, 2013

Dr. Megan Green, Merial field veterinarian, describes how horse owners can determine if a drug is approved. ... Read More

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California Authorities Probe Horse Carcass Dumpings

June 26, 2013

Authorities hope the public can help identify who's illegally dumping horse carcasses in San Joaquin County. ... Read More

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Banned Equine Surgery Prompts British Trainer's Suspension

June 25, 2013

A horse in the trainer's care raced after undergoing a biaxial neurectomy, a surgery banned for racehorses.... Read More

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Mississippi Horse Deaths Probed

June 25, 2013

Law enforcement authorities are investigating the death of a pair of Gypsy Vanner horses. ... Read More

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CHRB Issues Update in Sudden Equine Death Inquiry

June 24, 2013

Investigators looking into the cause of equine sudden deaths concluded that no foul play was involved. ... Read More

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Georgia Authorities Probe Deadly Saddlebred Barn Fire

June 24, 2013

Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that claimed the lives of 35 Saddlebred horses last week. ... Read More

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California Breeders Plead Not Guilty

June 21, 2013

The breeders pleaded not guilty to multiple animal cruelty counts for allegedly maltreating several horses. ... Read More

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USEF Proposes Performance Horse Collapse Rule

June 17, 2013

While USEF rules require owners to report fatalities, there are currently no regulations regarding collapse.... Read More

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Amendment to Defund Horsemeat Inspections Clears Committee

June 15, 2013

The amendment would deny the USDA funding to carry out inspections at U.S. horse processing plants.... Read More

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Weather, Economy Cause Tough Times for English Horse Owners

May 06, 2013

A combination of inclement weather and a suffering economy are creating tough times for English horse owners.... Read More

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Wild Horse Race Removed from Oregon Rodeo Roster

March 18, 2013

A race that claimed the life of one equine participant last year has been removed from this year's schedule. ... Read More

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Bills Seek to Ban Horse Processing, Export

March 13, 2013

The legislation would outlaw the export of horses for processing and the export of U.S.-produced horsemeat.... Read More

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Researchers Developing Equine Welfare Assessment Protocol

March 08, 2013

Swedish researchers are developing a research-based assessment for early detection of equine welfare issues.... Read More

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Rep. John Campbell (R-Calif.) to Co-Chair CAPC

February 10, 2013

Rep. John Campbell (R-Calif.) named co-chair of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus.... Read More

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Public Comment Sought on Canadian Equine Code of Practice Draft

December 11, 2012

Stakeholders are asked to provide input so the code reflects a common understanding of equine care practices.... Read More

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'Valitar' Performers Ponder Options Against Show Owners

December 07, 2012

The production owners shuttered the show, leaving cast members and their horses stranded in California.... Read More

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HSUS Launches Safe Stalls Horse Rescue Network

December 06, 2012

The HSUS is launching the program to help horses rescued from cruelty and neglect cases or natural disasters.... Read More

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Minnesota Authorities Remove More Than 50 Horses

December 05, 2012

Fifty-five allegedly neglected horses, ponies, and donkeys were removed by authorities last week.... Read More

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Florida Man Charged in Illegal Horsemeat Sale Case

November 30, 2012

The arrest follows an extensive investigation into the illegal horsemeat trade in Hillsborough County.... Read More

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Deadly Indiana Horse Shootings Probed

November 29, 2012

One horse in Anderson, Ind., was killed. Another was seriously wounded and is undergoing treatment.... Read More

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Homes Sought for Horses Seized in W.Va. Drug Case

November 29, 2012

Authorities are seeking homes for three special needs horses connected to the case.... Read More