Equine Welfare & Legislation

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PAST Act Reintroduced into U.S. House

July 30, 2015

The bill would amend the Horse Protection Act to ban performance packages and stiffen soring penalties.... Read More

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FEI Issues Decisions on 2014 Prohibited Substance Cases

July 30, 2015

The tribunal suspended two riders and an owner for 24 months each after their horses tested positive for propoxyphene.... Read More

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AAEP Aims to Enhance Horse Health, Racing Integrity

July 29, 2015

The 'Prescription for Racing Reform' seeks non-race day EIPH treatments, supports a 48-hour NSAID rule, and more.... Read More

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Old Friends Receives ASPCA 'Rescuing Racers' Grant

July 29, 2015

The $15,000 grant will be used to construct new run-in sheds on Old Friends' expanded Georgetown, Kentucky, facility.... Read More

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FEI Lifts United Arab Emirates Suspension

July 27, 2015

The move follows an investigation into horse welfare issues and noncompliance with FEI endurance rules and regulations.... Read More

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Working Equids: The Impact of Infectious Disease

July 26, 2015

Despite the enormous positive impact of these horses and donkeys, their health isn't always a top priority for owners.... Read More

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Another Horse Found Butchered in South Florida

July 22, 2015

A 3-year-old filly was found butchered in a Hiaheah pasture on July 22. ... Read More

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Horse Tethered to Fence in Colorado Dies

July 22, 2015

Authorities are seeking whoever hobbled a mare and left her tied to a fence during a recent spell of hot weather.... Read More

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Owner of Mare Abandoned in North Texas Sought

July 22, 2015

The 12-year-old weak and emaciated mare found on a rural road about three weeks ago is recovering.... Read More

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Houston Police Probe Horse Thefts

July 22, 2015

Police are investigating the alleged theft of a pair of horses that have since been recovered.... Read More

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Texas Horse Owners Face More Charges

July 22, 2015

The owners of 200 horses seized last month face a felony charge for evidence tampering and more than 10 cruelty charges.... Read More

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Dopamine and Horses: Learning, Stereotypies, and More

July 22, 2015

Without dopamine, horses wouldn't learn. But with too much, they can develop stereotypies. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Survey: Owners Consider Vets Important in Horse Health Care

July 17, 2015

The 2015 AHP Equine Industry Survey shows that horse owners rely on vets, industry has stabilized since Great Recession.... Read More

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Proposed Law Would Establish Uniform Medication Rules

July 17, 2015

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

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Calgary Stampede to Review Equine Safety Policies

July 16, 2015

This year four horses were euthanized due to injuries sustained during chuckwagon races at the Calgary Stampede.... Read More

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Standardbred Trainer Suspended 10 Years for Blood Doping

July 16, 2015

Indiana racing officials suspended Bradley Moffitt following a positive drug test for darbepoetin alfa (DPO).... Read More

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Who's the Herd Leader? It Depends, Researchers Say

July 16, 2015

Researchers determined that the dominant horse is rarely the one who takes the first steps to get the herd moving.... Read More

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Summit Examines Injury Databases, Post-Mortem Programs

July 15, 2015

The racehorse welfare and safety summit also covered racetrack surfaces, continuing education, and more.... Read More

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Texas Veterinarian Accused of Animal Cruelty

July 14, 2015

Dr. Kathie Digilio could face charges in connection with the removal of 30 horses from her Waller County farm.... Read More

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Advocates Want Chuckwagon Races Dropped From Stampede Roster

July 14, 2015

Four horses were euthanized due to injuries sustained during chuckwagon races at this year's Calgary Stampede.... Read More

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Calgary Stampede Suspends Roper for Mistreating Horse

July 10, 2015

Calgary Stampede officials have suspended competitor Tuf Cooper for maltreating his horse during a roping event.... Read More

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Florida Police Seek Horse Shooter

July 10, 2015

Authorities are seeking those responsible for shooting a horse then tying its carcass to a utility pole.... Read More

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Second Horse Euthanized at Calgary Stampede

July 09, 2015

The horse was euthanized after suffering an injury during a chuckwagon race at the annual Calgary Stampede rodeo. ... Read More

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Coping With Horse Rescue Costs

July 09, 2015

From investigation training to bringing charges, take a look at what it costs authorities to seize maltreated horses.... Read More

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Swiss Researcher Shares Equine Welfare Innovations

July 09, 2015

These new devices meet the demands for optimum animal welfare while keeping human management capacities in mind.... Read More