Unwanted Horses

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Horse Rescue Groups: Take Unwanted Horse Survey

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

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Unwanted Horse Best Practices Book Available

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

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Kentucky Unwanted Horses Addressed in New Report

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

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Colorado Horse Rescue, Days End Join Unwanted Horse Group

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

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Unwanted Horse Coalition Debuts News Summaries

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

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Government to Study Unwanted Horse Issues

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

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Equine Geriatrics and Unwanted Horses Topics at Colorado Clinic Tomorrow

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

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Unwanted Horse Coalition Names New Director

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

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Unwanted Horse Survey Results Released

July 09, 2009

The results of a survey on perceptions of factors surrounding the unwanted horse issue are now available from the Unwanted Horse... Read More

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Castration Clinics Snip Away at Unwanted Horse Population

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.

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Colorado Vets Polled on Unwanted Horse, Euthanasia Issues

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

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Veterinary Relief Campaign Provides Vaccines to Unwanted Horses

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

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Equine Advocates Brainstorm Ideas to Help Unwanted Horses

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

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Unwanted Horse Group Offers Speakers for Equine Events

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

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Unwanted Horse Survey to Conclude at End of Month

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 Read More

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Unwanted Horse Group Urges Adoption

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

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Free Vaccines for Some Unwanted Horses

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

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Unwanted Horse Survey Available Online

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 Read More

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Unwanted Horse Group Continues to Compile Facility List

September 12, 2008

The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) is still working on its list of facilities that accept, place, or use horses. Currently, there are more than 200 facilities listed on the UCH Web site.

"This is a continuing process for the coalition," sai... Read More

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New Unwanted Horse Coalition Director Named

August 26, 2008

Julia Andersen will serve as the director of the Unwanted Horse Coalition, according to a release distributed by the American Horse Council (AHC).

The Coalition is a broad alliance of equine organizations that have joined together under the AH... Read More

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USDA, Horse Council Hold Unwanted Horses Forum

June 19, 2008

It tends to get lost in the shuffle because it's not as sexy as anabolic steroids, race-fixing, or catastrophic breakdowns from a media perspective. But talk to people who work in the horse industry every day, and they'll tell you the issue of... Read More

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Readers Respond: Please Fence Me In!

May 02, 2008

Nearly 1,500 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Did you design and/or build the fencing on your farm?"

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Horse Council, USDA Hosting Unwanted Horse Forum

April 21, 2008

The American Horse Council and the USDA are co-sponsoring a forum called "The Unwanted Horse Issue: What Now?" The all-day forum will be held June 18 at the Department's Jefferson Auditorium in Washington, DC.

The forum will piggy-back... Read More

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Unwanted Horse Coalition Offering Resources for Horse Owners

January 30, 2008

Recent articles in prominent newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times have reported on an apparent increase in the numbers of unwanted horses.... Read More

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Racing Association Joins Unwanted Horse Coalition

January 10, 2008

The Oak Tree Racing Association of Arcadia, Calif., has become the newest member organization to join the Unwanted Horse Coalition.

"Oak Tree Racing is another wonderful addition to our already distinguished list of members," said Tom... Read More