Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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NYTB Donates $10,000 to Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation

January 24, 2012

The board of directors of the New York Thoroughbred Breeders (NYTB) voted to donate $10,000 to the TRF.... Read More

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Blackburn Sentenced in Soring Case

January 24, 2012

Blackburn will serve probation, pay a fine, and write a detailed description of soring practices.... Read More

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MHIB Recognizes National Champion Pony Sire

January 23, 2012

Blue Rain, the USEF National Champion Pony Sire from 2004 to 2011, received the award on Jan. 21.... Read More

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Deadly New Jersey Barn Fire Probed

January 23, 2012

Initial investigations revealed that 22 horses were in the barn at the time of the fire, all of which died.... Read More

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AQHA Adds to America's Horse Cares Grant Program

January 22, 2012

Beginning in 2012, an important addition will be made to the criteria for the America's Horse Cares ... Read More

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EQUUS Foundation Joins ELCR as Premier Conservation Partner

January 22, 2012

ELCR's is mission to educate the public about the immediate need to conserve land for equine-related activity.... Read More

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Pennsylvania Horse Vet Charged with Sodomy

January 21, 2012

A Pennsylvania veterinarian is facing criminal charges in connection with the alleged sexual assault of horse... Read More

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S.C. Bill would Expand Equine Activity Liability Law

January 19, 2012

The bill requires that warning signs be posted at riding trails operated by equine activity sponsors.... Read More

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Kentucky Panel Approves New Racing Medication Rules

January 19, 2012

The Equine Drug Research Council gave approval to changes in disciplinary measures for medication violations.... Read More

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Reward Offered in Georgia Horse Slashing Case

January 18, 2012

One horse was killed and another injured when their throats were slashed in their pasture last month.... Read More

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KHC Forms New All-Industry Advisory Council

January 18, 2012

The Kentucky Breeds & Discipline Council will ensure a direct link between the KHC and the equine industry.... Read More

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Minnesota Horse Breeder Charged in Cruelty Case

January 18, 2012

A total of 17 of the 64 horses residing on an East Bethel ranch were removed in 2011.... Read More

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Person of Interest Sought in SAU Horse Theft Case

January 17, 2012

Southern Arkansas University Police are seeking William Hamilton for questioning in connection with the thefts... Read More

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ASPCA Donates Funds to Feed Horses Impacted by Wildfires

January 17, 2012

The $15,000 will be used to buy feed for horses and cattle affected by disastrous wildfires in Montana.... Read More

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Furosemide 'Myths' Discussed at HBPA Convention

January 16, 2012

Panelists said there is no scientific evidence supporting a ban on the use of furosemide on race day.... Read More

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Equine Welfare Advocates Issue Slaughter Argument Challenge

January 16, 2012

A reward will be given to anyone who makes convincing argument in favor of reviving U.S.-based horse slaughter... Read More

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Commentary: Making a Difference with Equine Experience

January 15, 2012

Make a difference in someone's life by sharing your equine expertise and passion.... Read More

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CSU Names New Dean of CVMBS

January 14, 2012

Colorado State University has announced that Mark Stetter, DVM, Dipl. ACZM, has been named dean of the CVMBS.... Read More

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Pennsylvania Draft Horse Death Probed

January 13, 2012

The Belgian horse was competing in a horse pulling competition at a show when it showed signs of distress.... Read More

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More Than 50 Horses Seized from Louisiana Breeding Farm

January 12, 2012

Investigators found 59 allegedly maltreated horses and the remains of 25 additional horses on the property.... Read More

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Applications Being Accepted for Free Vaccines Through UHVRC

January 12, 2012

The deadline for spring vaccines through the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign (UHVRC) is Feb. 1.... Read More

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Salix Among National HBPA Convention Discussion Topics

January 11, 2012

Furosemide, known as Salix, will be discussed Jan. 14 during the National HBPA Medication Committee forum.... Read More

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Ohio Teen Pleads Guilty to Horse Abandonment Charge

January 10, 2012

An Amish teenager has pleaded guilty to abandoning a 9-year-old Standardbred horse outside a Wal-Mart store.... Read More

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More Than 30 Horses Seized from Colorado Ranch

January 10, 2012

The 34 allegedly maltreated horses, donkeys, and mules are receiving veterinary and other rehabilitative care.... Read More

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Industry Standards for Frangible Cross-Country Jumps Defined

January 09, 2012

In order to keep the competition fair breakaway cross-country jumps must follow the new industrial standards.... Read More