Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Federal Judge Clears Way for N.M. Horse Processing Plant

November 04, 2013

A judge allowed a lawsuit that could have prevented a New Mexico processing plant from opening to expire. ... Read More

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Icelandic Veterinary Authorities Criticize Horse Trainer

November 04, 2013

Icelandic veterinary authorities criticized a trainer's demonstration as "contrary to equine welfare." ... Read More

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SAU Awards Scholarship Named for Stolen, Slain Quarter Horse

October 31, 2013

The scholarship named for Credit Card, a Quarter Horse stolen and killed, was awarded for the first time. ... Read More

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Suspect Sought in N.D. Horse Dragging

October 30, 2013

Authorities hope the public can help find whoever is responsible for the dragging death of a Shetland Pony. ... Read More

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Split Decision in Life At Ten Case

October 25, 2013

The Kentucky Court of Appeals has ordered reconsideration of the one-year suspension handed to John Veitch. ... Read More

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2014 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

October 25, 2013

The events will feature lectures on university programs, equine reproduction, and horse management issues. ... Read More

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Rewards Offered in Oregon Wild Horse Shootings

October 24, 2013

Two wild horse advocacy groups are offering a total of $7,000 in rewards for information about the case.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Aftercare Groups Plan Breeders' Cup Promos

October 20, 2013

Two aftercare organizations will be providing wristbands that show their support for retired Thoroughbreds.... Read More

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Another Florida Horse Slaughter Probed

October 18, 2013

Authorities are investigating the death of a horse apparently slaughtered for meat and dumped in a canal.... Read More

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Oregon Wild Horse Shootings Probed

October 17, 2013

Federal authorities are investigating the shootings and subsequent deaths of three wild horses. ... Read More

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Virginia Man Charged in Horse Shooting, Killing

October 15, 2013

A man has been charged in connection with shooting and killing a horse in its Chesterfield County pasture. ... Read More

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Examining Modern Perceptions of Horse Welfare and Use

October 15, 2013

Learn what steps one researcher recommends horse industry members take to improve horse welfare perceptions.... Read More

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Reward Offered in Wisconsin Horse Death Case

October 14, 2013

The $10,000 reward was offered after a horse was fatally injured after being taken from its stall in July. ... Read More

Alongside funding vital research, The Horse Trust specialises in providing retirement and respite for working horses and ponies as well as providing specialist care for rescued horses, ponies, and donkeys who have suffered from cruelty or neglect.

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The Horse Trust Named BVNA's 2013 Charity of the Year

October 12, 2013

The British Veterinary Nursing Association nominated The Horse Trust as its charity of the year for 2013. ... Read More

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Suffolk Downs Earns NTRA Re-accreditation

October 12, 2013

Officials say Suffolk Downs has made several significant improvements from its initial inspection in 2011. ... Read More

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Symposium Showcases Ex-Racehorse Talent

October 11, 2013

Trainers showed off new skills developed by former racehorses in 15-minute presentations.... Read More

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Planning, Zoning Basics for Horse Farms Webinar Scheduled

October 11, 2013

The webinar is designed to introduce the basics of planning and zoning for the equestrian community. ... Read More

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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