Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Authorities: Utah Horses Died of Thirst, Not Gunshot Wounds

September 17, 2014

Authorities determined that a group of horses believed to be shot to death in their pasture instead died of dehydration.... Read More

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Owner Charged in Virginia Horse Death

September 17, 2014

A Virginia horse owner is facing charges after his horse died in the Shenandoah Forest. ... Read More

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North Carolina Horse Herd Removed

September 12, 2014

A herd of 27 horses are receiving rehabilitative care after their removal from a farm in Warren County, North Carolina.... Read More

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BLM to Relocate Utah Mustangs from Utah Corrections' Program

September 10, 2014

More than 1,000 mustangs will be relocated in the wake of a dispute between the BLM and Utah Department of Corrections.... Read More

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Pennsylvania Horse Dealers Face Animal Cruelty Charges

September 10, 2014

The trio allegedly attempted to sell three maltreated animals through a New Holland auction.... Read More

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Horse Dies in Michigan Barn Fire

September 09, 2014

Investigators believe a lightning strike could have killed a horse located in a Fort Gratiot, Michigan, barn.... Read More

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Two Horses Dead in Illinois Barn Fire

September 09, 2014

Authorities in Illinois believe thunderstorms could be to blame for a barn fire that killed two horses in Kane County.... Read More

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Texas Authorities Seek Owner of Abandoned Horse

September 08, 2014

Texas law enforcement is seeking those who tied a horse to a tree and left the animal, now deceased, in Madisonville.... Read More

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Two Horses at WEG Test Positive for Controlled Medications

September 05, 2014

A French eventer tested positive for Ace and a South African endurance mount tested positive for Bute.... Read More

A compounded drug is one produced when the required flavor, dosage, or formulation is otherwise not available as an FDA-approved drug.

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Kentucky to Tackle Equine Drug Compounder Concerns

September 02, 2014

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission is researching ways it could add regulatory oversight of drug compounders.... Read More

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Officials Examining Horse Deaths at Saratoga

September 02, 2014

Eleven horses died during the recent Saratoga Race Track meet, compared with eight during the summer session last year.... Read More

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Equine Groups Support UHC's Operation Gelding

September 01, 2014

The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) has added $14,400 to its Operation Gelding fund thanks to a collaborative donation.... Read More

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WEG Dressage Medalists on Ensuring Good Equine Welfare

August 29, 2014

Charlotte Dujardin, Helen Langehanenberg, and Adelinde Cornelissen speak on how they keep their top mounts happy.... Read More

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Allegedly Maltreated Horses Removed from California Property

August 29, 2014

More than two dozen horses are receiving rehabilitative care after being removed from a San Diego County property.... Read More

Veterinary Services Manager Dr. Anne Couroucé-Malblanc is in charge of the multi-venue veterinary facilities for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014.

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Inside the World Equestrian Games' Veterinary Facilities

August 28, 2014

Care is available to equine athletes at the on-site veterinary facilities operating at all venues on a 24/7 basis.... Read More

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Missing Oklahoma Horses at Center of Theft Investigation

August 26, 2014

The 10 horses are now at the center of a theft investigation involving several states and a federal agency. ... Read More

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AAEP Foundation Allocates Funds to Support Equine Welfare

August 26, 2014

The foundation has approved $284,000 for 24 equine organizations and projects committed to improving equine welfare.... Read More

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Congressmen Call for Strict Inspections at TWH Celebration

August 22, 2014

The Congressmen called on USDA Secretary Tom Vilsak to instruct USDA inspectors to "aggressively" inspect horses.... Read More

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Nebraska Authorities Seek Owner of Abandoned Horse

August 21, 2014

The allegedly malnourished mare was apparently left in a pasture where other horses reside, officials say.... Read More

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Lessons Learned about Equine Welfare

August 21, 2014

There are no easy answers regarding equine welfare. One vet shares what he's learned from being involved in the issue.... Read More

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Massachusetts Bill Requires Vets to Report Animal Cruelty

August 20, 2014

The bill requires vets to notify local law enforcement authorities if they suspect that an animal is being maltreated.... Read More

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Oklahoma Authorities Seek 10 Missing Horses

August 15, 2014

Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding 10 horses missing from their pasture near Sparks.... Read More

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Panel: Racehorse Welfare Tied to Cultural Change

August 13, 2014

Panelists say improvements in regard to horse health and welfare is closely tied to racing cultural changes.... Read More

Commentary

WEG and Welfare: Are They Compatible? Science Says Yes!

August 11, 2014

Our reporter wonders if competitions reach the borders of unethical, but top researchers say that's not so.... Read More

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Arizona Woman Accused of Maltreating Minis

August 11, 2014

A woman is facing charges in connection with allegedly maltreating more than 20 Miniature Horses.... Read More