Equine Welfare & Legislation

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FEI, Glasgow Extend Equine Injury Research Agreement

November 22, 2017

The FEI and the University of Glasgow will further develop the Global Endurance Injuries Study. ... Read More

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From the Ground Up

November 16, 2017

Safe and smart groundwork can help build the foundation for a confident, well-behaved horse.... Read More

Buttons developed an eye cloudiness in retirement that eventually cost him his sight.

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Considering a Horse's Quality of Life

November 16, 2017

An owner describes how she made the difficult decision to euthanize her "heart horse" based on his quality of life.... Read More

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Technology Connecting Veterinarians, Clients

November 16, 2017

Telemedicine is growing in popularity among veterinarians and clients, but it doesn't come without risks.... Read More

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Reward Offered in Florida Horse Shooting

November 15, 2017

The owner hopes the offer of a $2,000 cash reward will help police locate whoever killed her horse near Jacksonville.... Read More

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CCTV to be Added to All English Slaughterhouses in 2018

November 13, 2017

The goal is to ensure welfare standards for animals--including horses, ponies, and other equids--are met and enforced.... Read More

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Weiss Named Vice-President of ASPCA Equine Welfare Program

November 13, 2017

Emily Weiss, PhD, Cert. AAB, will oversee the strategic direction of the equine welfare program.... Read More

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Equine Research Could Keep Humans From Getting Hoarse

November 09, 2017

A technique developed to investigate strangles helped scientists understand the bacteria behind human sore throats.... Read More

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Getting Ahead of Gene Doping in Racehorses

November 09, 2017

Gene doping's effects, good or bad, remain unclear. It might not affect performance and could have serious side effects.... Read More

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New Dairy Donkey Management, Welfare Guidelines Published

November 08, 2017

Researchers from The Donkey Sanctuary and the University of Milan developed the guidelines during a two-year study.... Read More

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Florida Woman Charged With DUI While Riding Horse

November 07, 2017

Donna Byrne is facing multiple charges after she allegedly rode her horse down a busy roadway while she was intoxicated.... Read More

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Florida Veterinarian Facing Cruelty Charges Arrested Again

November 07, 2017

Gail Nichols, DVM, and her husband, allegedly failed to treat a horse in their care for a dental issue.... Read More

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Peaceable Farm Owner Found Guilty of Animal Cruelty

November 02, 2017

Anne Williams must serve 18 months in jail and pay $300 in fines. ... Read More

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Scientists Study Horse, Human Heart Coupling

November 02, 2017

Researchers have learned that horses and humans tend to align their physiological responses to emotional stimulations.... Read More

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French Equestrian Federation Hires Equine Welfare Manager

October 31, 2017

Deborah Bardo, MSc, has been charged with overseeing horse welfare within the French Equestrian Federation.... Read More

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Equine Stereotypies: Vice or Coping Mechanism?

October 12, 2017

Researchers are studying these behaviors and how they can affect equine health and welfare.... Read More

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Making it Legal: Equine Lease, Sales, and Boarding Contracts

October 05, 2017

Getting any horse agreement in writing could help you avoid a trip to court. Here's what you should know. ... Read More

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Scientists Use Algorithms to Improve Ridden Horse Welfare

October 02, 2017

Researchers hope to help equestrians polish skills on a simulator to ensure good equine welfare when they ride a horse.... Read More

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More Horses Found Butchered in Florida

September 28, 2017

The decaying remains of three horses ostensibly butchered for meat were found in Hialeah Gardens.... Read More

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How Horse Personality Impacts Learning

September 21, 2017

A link between equine personality and cognition style could impact how we train and manage individual horses.... Read More

This horse's ears are pointing back, a potential sign of compromised welfare
In this study, horses were deemed to be in states of chronically compromised welfare when three of the four following signs were observed: ears cocked back more than half the time, vertebral problems, anemia, and an abnormally high neutrophil count.

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Researchers Study Indicator of Chronic Stress in Horses

September 13, 2017

Horses showing signs of compromised welfare had low cortisol levels, indicating it could be a chronic stress indicator.... Read More

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Bits and Breathing: What's the Relationship?

August 31, 2017

Mouth-gaping caused by bit pain could make it difficult for horses to breathe, researchers say.... Read More

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Enhanced Horse Health Measures Put in Place at Saratoga

August 21, 2017

Seventeen horses have died or been euthanized after racing- and training-related incidents at the track this year.... Read More

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Miniature Horses, Ponies Seized in Texas

August 17, 2017

Approximately 80 horses and ponies are receiving rehabilitative care after being removed from a property near Houston. ... Read More

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Jockey Club's 2017 Round Table Meeting in the Books

August 14, 2017

Topics covered included the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017, Thoroughbred Safety Committee recommendations, and more.... Read More