Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Funds Committed to Aftercare via Breeders' Cup Pledges

November 23, 2014

Thoroughbred owners and trainers have pledged more than $45,000 to racehorse aftercare.... Read More

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California Horse Owner Faces Multiple Cruelty Charges

November 21, 2014

A California man is facing charges for allegedly maltreating dozens of horses residing on two of his properties.... Read More

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Pair Indicted in Mare Mutilation Case

November 21, 2014

Two Texas men have been indicted for allegedly mutilating a mare before abandoning her in San Patricio County.... Read More

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10 Horse Rescue Resources on TheHorse.com

November 20, 2014

Find horse rescue resources to help with everything from finding a reputable rescue to refeeding a starved horse.... Read More

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Whip Use by Jockeys Restricted in California

November 20, 2014

Jockeys won't be allowed to whip a horse more than three consecutive times without giving the horse a chance to respond.... Read More

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California Horse Owner Sought

November 19, 2014

California authorities are seeking the owner of an injured mare abandoned in the Lake Pillsbury area of Lake County.... Read More

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Vermont Horse Herd Seized

November 18, 2014

Twenty-three horses are receiving rehabilitative care after being removed from a farm in Woodstock, Vermont.... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Riding School Horse Health

November 18, 2014

Lack of pasture time and advancing age were the prime culprits behind lesson horse health problems.... Read More

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The Brooke Announces Newest U.S. Board Members

November 17, 2014

Paul Lunn, BVSc, MS, PhD, MRCVS, Dipl. ACVIM, and John Nicholson were installed Nov. 17.... Read More

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World Horse Welfare Collaborates with Racehorse Charity

November 16, 2014

The groups will work together to retrain and rehome "vulnerable" former racehorses.... Read More

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Kentucky Lawmakers Get Cobalt Update

November 14, 2014

Kentucky has been part of ongoing research and testing involving high levels of cobalt salts.... Read More

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Texas Police Probe Horse Cruelty Case

November 13, 2014

Authorities hope the public can help find whoever allegedly injured a horse and a steer at an exhibition venue.... Read More

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Michigan Barn Fire Claims 17 Horses

November 13, 2014

Michigan fire authorities are probing the cause of a barn fire in Edwardsburg, Michigan, that killed 17 horses.... Read More

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Do Horses Prefer Patting or Scratching?

November 12, 2014

Recent study results lead researchers to believe a pat wins over a scratch as a more effective reward.... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Equine Stress Levels at Competitions

November 09, 2014

Cortisol levels were higher during a competition than at home, and they continued rising throughout the event.... Read More

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Ohio City Fights Appeal in Service Horse Case

November 08, 2014

The city of Blue Ash asked an appeals court to uphold a decision regarding the use of a Mini Horse as a service animal.... Read More

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Factors Contributing to Cross-Country Falls Evaluated

November 07, 2014

The only variable researchers could link with the likelihood of falling was competitive rank going into cross-country.... Read More

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Saddlers Support Saddle Research Trust Conference

November 05, 2014

The conference will focus on applying science to horses, saddles, and riders to help improve horses' health and welfare.... Read More

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Hoskins Faces Probation Violation Charge

November 05, 2014

Beth Hoskins, who was convicted of maltreating dozens of horses, is now accused of violating terms of her probation.... Read More

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How Much Does it Cost to Rescue a Horse?

November 05, 2014

A law enforcement officer and a horse rescuer reveal what's behind rescuing and rehabilitating a neglected equid.... Read More

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Two Racehorses Die After Australia's Melbourne Cup

November 04, 2014

Admire Rakti collapsed in his stall following the race and Araldo was euthanized after shattering a pastern.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Participants Pledge to Support New Vocations

October 30, 2014

To date, 36 horses have owners and/or trainers pledging a percentage of their Breeders' Cup earnings to New Vocations.... Read More

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CSU Releases New Furosemide Research Results

October 30, 2014

Dr. Paul Morley found evidence suggesting furosemide is effective in reducing EIPH incidence and severity. ... Read More

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Indiana Racing Commission Suspends Vet Russell for 20 Years

October 28, 2014

Ross Russell, DVM, was suspended and fined $20,000 for allegedly administering cobalt to a horse before a race.... Read More

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Smartphone App Helps Animal Cruelty Investigators

October 27, 2014

The app allows users to record videos of suspected animal cruelty and to establish GPS coordinates of the alleged crime.... Read More