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Super Bowl Ads Get Humane Approval

Sunday might have been a tough day for the Colts, but it was a great day for frogs, dogs, Clydesdales, elephants, and other creatures featured in some of the eagerly awaited Super Bowl ads.

Americans were treated to nine commercials Read More

Woman Fined for Forging Horse Health Documents

A Boscobel, Wisc., woman has been fined for selling horses without testing them for disease and forging documents claiming the tests had been done, the state veterinarian's office said.

In a plea bargain, Carol Swenson pleaded no Read More

USDA to Revise Animal Disease Traceability Approach

The USDA will develop a new, flexible framework for animal disease traceability in the United States, and undertake several other actions to further strengthen its disease prevention and response capabilities said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vils Read More

New Jersey Emergency Responders to Learn Animal Handling

To prepare state and county animal response teams to aid animals during emergencies, the New Jersey Animal Emergency Working Group will hold its 13th annual symposium March 1, 2010, in Westampton.

The daylong seminar will seek to ens Read More

MSPCA Overwhelmed by Surrendered Horses

Horse surrenders throughout New England have reached a critical point, said the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA). Horse owners are battling the high costs of feed, hay, and stabling amidst a poor economy. T Read More

Virginia Tech Teaching Hospital Adds Podiatry Service

A full-time farrier, Travis Burns of Marshall, Va., has joined the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. Burns' arrival also brings the addition of equine podiatry services in the Veterinary Teaching Ho Read More

Rutgers Equine Science Center Director Honored

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture's Equine Advisory Board has named Karyn Malinowski, PhD, director of the Equine Science Center at the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Horseperson of the Year. Malinowski was prese Read More

Donated Stallion Service Raises Funds for Equine Guelph

A donated breeding to Mister Big, a Standardbred sensation, raised $6,500 for Equine Guelph, the horse owners' and care givers' non-profit education center at the University of Guelph. The breeding was donated by the horse's owner, Read More

Reward Offered in Texas Horse Shooting

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for shooting a horse near Weatherford, Texas.

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Racehorse Adoption: New Vocations Places 330-Plus in 2009

New Vocations racehorse adoption program placed more than 330 retired racehorses into new homes and careers during 2009. The program, which has facilities in Lexington, Ohio, Michigan, and Tennessee, has adopted more than 3,000 retirees into ca Read More

Haiti Animal Relief Coalition Working with Government

The Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti (ARCH) team is meeting with officials from the Haitian government, as well as international agencies such as the United Nations, to define the country's most pressing animal-related problems. The Read More

Horse Haulers Urged to Follow Commercial Driver Texting Ban

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Jan. 26 issued a nationwide ban on texting by drivers of commercial vehicles such as large truck and buses.

Horse owners are urged to voluntarily comply with this ban while transporting horse Read More

UK Bill to Revise Animal Health Oversight

Legislators in the United Kingdom have proposed major changes in animal health, including a new governmental body. The bill was introduced by Environment Secretary Hilary Benn.

Other measures in the draft Animal Health Bill, which&nb Read More

Horse Trust Takes in Retired Police Horse

The Horse Trust has reopened the doors of its sanctuary, thanks to an increase in donations from the public. The first horse to benefit from this is Weller, a Greater Manchester Police (GMP) horse who has retired to the sanctuary after 14 years Read More

Mexican Donkey Welfare Aided by UK Sanctuary

A Donkey Sanctuary mobile unit working in Mexico recently met two working animals that contribute to their owners' lives in very different ways.

The Donkey Sanctuary has been working in Mexico City and the surrounding areas since Read More

Kentucky Horse Owners Urged to Prepare for Winter Storm

Kentucky livestock producers and other animal owners have been urged to prepare for a severe winter storm that is expected to strike the Commonwealth near the end of the week.

"Kentucky has been slammed by severe winter weather Read More

Vets Join Haiti Animal Relief Coalition

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and American Veterinary Medical Foundation have joined a coalition of other animal health and welfare groups to help address the ongoing humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti following the Janua Read More

Humane Society Group Arrives in Haiti

After arriving in Haiti Thursday evening, a team of veterinarians has begun to assess animal needs and is offering hands-on assistance to animals affected by the earthquake. The group represents Humane Society International, The Humane Society Read More

New FEI Drug Regulation Web Site Launched

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has launched a new Web site dedicated to its ongoing Clean Sport Campaign, incluing new doping regulations. Read More

World Equestrian Games Travel Tips

The 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games are the world championships of the eight equestrian disciplines of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI). What do you need to do in order to attend? Read More

ASPCA Awards Nearly $550,000 in Equine Grants in 2009

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) awarded $546,789 in the form of 164 equine grants to rescue groups and humane organizations across the country in 2009, according to its just-released year-end report.

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Send Horse Reproduction, Lameness, Skin Questions to AAEP

Veterinarians will provide horse owners with timely, accurate information on reproduction, lameness, and equine skin conditions through the American Association of Equine Practitioners' online "Ask the Vet" discussion tool. Horse Read More

New Horse Owner Education Available Via KHC

The Kentucky Horse Council is no stranger to educating new horse owners. In 2009 they released a DVD, HorseSmarts: Essential Advice for Today's Horse Owner. The 60-minute video, which was shown on KET last summer and fall, includes i Read More

Mobile Vet Clinic to Aid Haiti Animal Relief Efforts

The Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti (ARCH) will be able to utilize a mobile veterinary clinic from by the Antigua and Barbuda Humane Society. The United Animal Nations recently provided an update on ARCH progress.

A field team base Read More

BEVA Silent Auction Aids Working Equids

The British Equine Veterinary Association Trust, the charitable arm of BEVA, is offering some fabulous opportunities and unique prizes in its silent aucti Read More