July 14, 2010
This spring, the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign (UHVRC) vaccinated 1,600 unwanted horses against critical equine diseases. Established in December 2008, UHVRC provides qualifying equine rescue and retirement facilities with complime... Read More
July 02, 2010
The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) met in Washington, D.C., during the American Horse Council's Annual Meeting on June 21, 2010, to discuss the next steps, strategies and goals of the organization. "After four successful yea... Read More
June 21, 2010
The Unwanted Horse Coalition, now in its fifth year, adopted a multifaceted strategic plan June 21 designed to continue advocacy and education programs but move the organization to the next level. Coalition members met in Washington,... Read More
April 29, 2010
"Own Responsibly: The Problem of the Unwanted Horse" brochure has been updated and released by the Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC).
The brochure details such aspects of the UHC as its key mission to educate horse owners abou... Read More
April 03, 2010
What to do with unwanted horses is the most urgent issue facing the equine industry, according to responses from a recent survey.
The findings are part of the American Horse Publications nationwide online survey, conducted from Oct. ... Read More
March 27, 2010
The Animal Welfare Council (AWC), a non-profit organization with membership compromised of businesses and organizations involved in caring for animals in recreation, entertainment, sport and industry, is the newest member of the Unwanted Horse ... Read More
March 20, 2010
The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) announced their newest member, Intervet Schering Plough Animal Health (ISPAH), one of the country's largest animal health companies.
ISPAH is a global leader in research, development, manufactur... Read More
January 14, 2010
The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) has released an online survey intended for the operators of horse rescue, retirement, adoption, and rehabilitation facilities. The UHC hopes to find out what these organizations need to survive in today's ... Read More
January 07, 2010
The Unwanted Horse Coalition has published a handbook entitled Best Practices: How Your Organization Can Help Unwanted Horses. The handbook includes sections on administration, continuing education, fundraising, support of equine care fa... Read More
December 18, 2009
The number of Kentucky horses abandoned by their owners rose through 2009, according to a report released by the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) this week. County officials, rescue operators, and KHC members provided data for the report, which com... Read More
November 04, 2009
The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) has welcomed the Colorado Horse Rescue (CHR) and Days End Farm Horse Rescue as members of the Coalition. With the number of unwanted horses still at a discouraging level, the UHC feels it is important to hav... Read More
November 02, 2009
The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) released its inaugural issue of the UHC Media Roundup Oct. 27. The news summary, the first of its kind issued by the UHC, was sent to American Horse Council and Unwanted Horse Coalition mailing lists, as wel... Read More
October 27, 2009
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has been tasked with examining how horse processing plant closures have affected equine welfare. The GAO is an independent, nonpartisan agency that provides Congress with objective, fact-based... Read More
October 12, 2009
Tom Lenz, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACT, will be the guest speaker on Oct. 13 for the Glenwood Veterinary Clinic's fourth annual horse owner's continuing education seminar on Tuesday, Oct. 13, in Glenwood, Colo. Lenz is boarded in theriogenology... Read More
August 28, 2009
Ericka Caslin will serve as the Director of the Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC), the American Horse Council announced today.
Caslin is a graduate of Virginia Tech's Animal Sciences program and has been an active member of the hunter/jumper... Read More
July 09, 2009
May 27, 2009
Equine groups across the country are attempting to reduce the number of unwanted horses at the source, through subsidized castration clinics aimed to reduce the number of foals hitting the ground.
May 13, 2009
Although anecdotes suggest the number of unwanted horses is growing, there is very little data that measures the magnitude of the problem or how extensively the various options to address the issue are being implemented.
To get a better... Read More
May 09, 2009
Veterinarians and equine rescue and retirement facilities are teaming up to help rehabilitate, revitalize and, ultimately, find new homes for America's unwanted horses through the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign (UHVRC). Although the... Read More
February 24, 2009
Expanding options for cash-strapped horse owners is key to reducing the number of unwanted horses in the United States, according to a group of equine welfare advocates who brainstormed the issue during a Feb. 18 meeting at the University of... Read More
February 09, 2009
The Unwanted Horse Coalition's (UHC) National Speaker Program is up and running. The UHC has volunteers across the country who might be able to attend your equine group's event in order to present information from the Coalition. Any... Read More
January 12, 2009
The opportunity to respond to a public survey launched by the Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) is coming to a close. Launched in November, the survey will provide data on the scope of the unwanted horse issue. It is available at
January 07, 2009
The economy has left many horse owners in serious financial hardship, forcing them to make the decision to part with their horses. The bottom line is too many of these horses need a place to go.
The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) is urging... Read More
December 09, 2008
Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Dec. 8 unveiled the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign (UHVRC), a nonprofit program that will provide free equine vaccines to qualified... Read More
November 17, 2008
The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) is performing further research into the issue of unwanted horses, with help from participants in the equine industry. The first step in this effort is an online survey, available at
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