Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Owner Charged in Utah Horse Deaths

September 29, 2014

A Utah owner has been charged in the deaths of 10 horses found without access to water in July.... Read More

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How Many Horses Makes a Hoarder?

September 28, 2014

One rescuer says hoarding has less to do with many animals than with abuse. So is it time to redefine a horse hoarder? ... Read More

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Pennsylvania Approves Harness Racing Whip Standards

September 27, 2014

Drivers must now use two hands on the reins at all times, which restricts motion of the whip.... Read More

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TWH Celebration Veterinary Group Releases Preliminary Report

September 25, 2014

Officials say X rays at the event showed no signs of improper pressure shoeing or foreign objects in shoeing devices.... Read More

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Improving Anti-Venom Donor Horses' Welfare

September 25, 2014

Anti-venoms have been derived from horses since 1884. Learn how scientists are working to improve these horses' welfare.... Read More

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Horses Removed from Black Forest Farm

September 24, 2014

The allegedly maltreated herd--including a high-profile cutting horse--were found living among several dead horses.... Read More

Charlotte Dujardin gives Valegro a gentle pat after completing a test at the 2014 World Equestrian Games.

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Do Horses Actually Enjoy Pats after a Winning Ride?

September 23, 2014

Our equitation science reporter shares why she doesn't pat her horse for a job well done. ... Read More

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Ruidoso Downs Unveils Integrity and Safety Program

September 23, 2014

The track's chairman says the program is part of the effort to ensure the safety of the sport and its participants.... Read More

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FBI to Report Animal Cruelty Statistics

September 23, 2014

The FBI's Uniform Crimes Report will add animal cruelty statistics to its National Incident Based Reporting System.... Read More

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UK to Host Free Racetrack Injury Prevention Symposium

September 23, 2014

The symposium will offer an in-depth look at current efforts to reduce injuries in racehorses. ... Read More

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Reward Offered in California Pony Shooting

September 18, 2014

Authorities hope a cash reward will help identify those responsible for shooting a pony in its Sonoma County pasture.... Read More

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U.K. to Introduce New Database in Wake of Horsemeat Scandal

September 18, 2014

The United Kingdom will establish a new equine database as part of a more robust equine identification system.... Read More

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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

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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