Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Pair Sought for Questioning in Show Horse Slaughter Case

November 06, 2015

Authorities believe two men could have information about the slaughter of a show jumping horse in Palmetto.... Read More

Commentary

Does a Racehorse Know if He Wins or Loses?

November 05, 2015

And what difference would it make to the horse if he wins or loses? An equine behaviorist weighs in. ... Read More

Article

Hyperflexion in Review

November 05, 2015

Does hyperflexion have negative effects or does it help improve horses' performance? Scientists review the research.... Read More

Article

BLM Seeks Assistance in Identifying Abandoned Horses

November 03, 2015

Two domestic horses were found abandoned and suffering from extreme malnutrition, dehydration, and physical abuse.... Read More

Article

New Arrest Made in Florida Slaughter Farm Case

November 03, 2015

An eighth man has been arrested in connection with raids on three illegal slaughter farms in Florida.... Read More

Blog

'Senior' Horse Superstars: 2015 Breeders' Cup Contenders

October 29, 2015

Get to know some of the oldest horses competing in the 2015 Breeders' Cup!... Read More

Article

Do Eye Wrinkles Reflect a Horse's Emotional State?

October 29, 2015

Researchers found that different types of situations affected horses' eye wrinkle characteristics.... Read More

Article

Virginia Woman Charged With Animal Cruelty

October 27, 2015

Anne Goland (aka Anne Schumate Williams) is facing more than 20 animal cruelty charges.... Read More

Article

Show Jumper Found Butchered in Florida

October 26, 2015

A recently purchased Selle Francais gelding named Phedras De Blondrel was found dead and dismembered on Oct. 24.... Read More

Article

Horses Surrendered, Seized From Virginia Farm

October 26, 2015

Dozens of allegedly emaciated horses are receiving rehabilitative care after being removed from an Orange County farm.... Read More

Article

Australian Vet Studies Life After Racing for Thoroughbreds

October 25, 2015

Nearly half of Australian Thoroughbreds in one foal crop were rehomed to non-racing homes after their careers concluded.... Read More

Article

Understanding and Improving Stock Show Horse Treatment

October 23, 2015

One researcher shared her recently developed model for improving welfare in the stock horse industry.... Read More

Article

New Arrest in Florida Slaughter Farms Case

October 23, 2015

Rodobaldo Diaz of Palm Beach, Florida, was arrested on Oct. 20 and charged with four counts of animal cruelty.... Read More

Article

Veterinary Practice Signs On as TAA Site Inspectors

October 21, 2015

Veterinarians from Teigland, Franklin, and Brokken, DVMs, P.A., will volunteer as accreditation site inspectors.... Read More

Article

Rewards Offered in Illegal Slaughter, Horsemeat Cases

October 20, 2015

Last week investigators raided three illegal slaughter farms in Loxahatchee and West Palm Beach, Florida. ... Read More

Article

TVMDL Receives Interim Accreditation From RMTC

October 20, 2015

The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory's drug testing lab is the seventh such to achieve this status.... Read More

Article

Reward Offered in Salt River Horse Killing

October 16, 2015

The 12-year-old mare named Dotty sustained a single gunshot wound. Her remains were found on Oct. 1.... Read More

Article

A Look at Therapeutic Riding Horses' Stress Behaviors

October 15, 2015

Stress can impair a horse's performance, diminish the benefits of therapy, and create safety risks to vulnerable riders.... Read More

Nigel Miller, a senior veterinary student, administers a sedative and painkillers with help from Brent Winston, head trainer at Harmony Equine Center.

Article

CSU Vet Students Help Rescued Horses, Gain Valuable Skills

October 15, 2015

Supervised by veterinarians, the students practiced castrations on Quarter Horses rescued from a Texas ranch.... Read More

Article

Florida Raids Yield Arrests at Illegal Slaughter Farms

October 14, 2015

Six people were arrested following raids at the three illegal slaughter farms, some of which processed horses.... Read More

Article

Six More U.S. House Members Support Barr/Tonko Bill

October 14, 2015

The legislation would establish an independent authority to implement a national uniform racehorse medication program.... Read More

Article

Wyoming Police Probe Horse Shooting

October 14, 2015

The horse, which was found dead in a Campbell County pasture on Oct. 8, sustained a single gunshot wound.... Read More

Article

Salt River Horse Death Under Investigation

October 14, 2015

A wild horse found at the Salt River Recreation Area in Arizona is now the subject of an animal cruelty investigation.... Read More

Article

Keeneland's Track Reviewed in Wake of Racehorse Breakdowns

October 12, 2015

Dr. Mick Peterson found that the dirt surface met all of the pre-meet test criteria and was maintained properly.... Read More

Article

Days End Farm Horse Rescue Earns International Accreditation

October 11, 2015

The farm has met the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries' standards identifying legitimate rescues.... Read More