Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Tennessee Horse Trainer Charged in Soring Case

April 26, 2013

Trainer Larry Wheelon is free on bond after being arrested for allegedly soring 19 horses at his farm.... Read More

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Oklahoma Woman Charged Equine Cruelty Case

April 26, 2013

An Oklahoma woman is charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment of more than 60 horses. ... Read More

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Godolphin Trainer Gets 8-year Suspension

April 25, 2013

Mahmood Al Zarooni was suspended after horses in his care tested positive for anabolic steroids. ... Read More

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Cruelty Case Surrounding Dressage Stallion Totilas Dropped

April 25, 2013

The cruelty case against Totilas' connections has been dropped by prosecutors due to lack of evidence.... Read More

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Godolphin Racehorses Test Positive for Steroids

April 22, 2013

Godolphin trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni has admitted to administering anabolic steroids to 11 horses. ... Read More

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Equine Welfare Groups Eye Lawsuit over USDA Inspections

April 22, 2013

The groups say they'll challenge horse processing plant inspection permits granted by the USDA.... Read More

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French Horses Allegedly Stolen for Meat

April 22, 2013

An official said as many as 12 draft horses have been stolen from their pastures in France since June 2012.... Read More

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Michigan Bill would Establish Registry for Animal Abusers

April 19, 2013

If the bill becomes law, Michigan would be the first state to establish a statewide animal abuser registry.... Read More

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Results of EU Horsemeat Study Released

April 19, 2013

EU officials tested beef products for the presence of horsemeat and horse carcasses for the presence of Bute.... Read More

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NYTHA Establishes Equine Retirement Program

April 16, 2013

The NYTHA has launched a retirement program for Thoroughbreds stabled at New York Racing Association tracks. ... Read More

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Pennsylvania Morgan Horse Breeder Convicted

April 16, 2013

A Pennsylvania horse breeder was found guilty on 30 counts of animal cruelty last week.... Read More

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N.M. Horse Shooter to Face No Charges

April 16, 2013

The man who posted a video on the Internet of himself shooting his horse will not face charges. ... Read More

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Indiana Horses Seized

April 15, 2013

Several horses are receiving rehabilitative care after being removed from a Madison County, Ind., property.... Read More

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House Bill would Amend Horse Protection Act

April 15, 2013

The bill would amend the Horse Protection Act by imposing stiffer penalties on anyone who sores a horse.... Read More

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Bute Found in English 'Beef' Products

April 12, 2013

British officials announced this week that a canned corned beef product positive for the presence of Bute. ... Read More

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2014 Budget Proposal would Nix Horsemeat Inspection Funding

April 11, 2013

Funding for inspections at horse processing plants would be eliminated under a request in the budget proposal.... Read More

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Few Clues in Alleged Pennsylvania Horse Poisonings

April 11, 2013

Law enforcement authorities continue to be stymied by the alleged poising of nine horses in Pennsylvania. ... Read More

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Oklahoma Horse Herd Seized

April 10, 2013

More than 60 horses are receiving rehabilitative care after authorities removed them from a farm last week.... Read More

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California Racetrack Probing Thoroughbred Auction Sale

April 10, 2013

Racetrack operators are investigating how a retired racehorse wound up for sale at a livestock auction. ... Read More

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Convicted Mustang Abuser Jailed for Parole Violation

April 08, 2013

The rancher convicted of maltreating more than 200 mustangs was jailed for violating terms of his parole. ... Read More

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USEF Town Hall Meetings Focus on Horse Medications, Welfare

April 06, 2013

Attendees of the first meeting discussed issues relating to performance horse medications and treatments.... Read More

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Tracking Asiatic Wild Asses in the Negev

April 06, 2013

Scientists are keeping a discreet eye on the Asiatic wild ass with the help of GPS and dung.... Read More

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Horsemeat Prank Raises BLM Ire

April 05, 2013

A meat company raised the ire of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) when an April Fools' prank went awry. ... Read More

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Montana Mustang Import Bill Fails

April 05, 2013

The bill would have required the BLM to obtain a permit to relocate wild mustangs or burros to Montana.... Read More

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Sample Handling's Effects on Plasma CO2 Levels (AAEP 2012)

April 04, 2013

Researchers evaluated sample handling and storage time's effects on CO2 concentrations in horse blood plasma.... Read More