Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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EHV-1 Identified in Illinois

May 14, 2015

The Illinois Department of Agriculture says two horses have tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).... Read More

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Alabama Police Probe Miniature Horse Death

May 14, 2015

Police in Boaz, Alabama, are investigating the death of a Miniature Horse found in a Marshall County pond.... Read More

Vets castrate a young colt while the next candidate awaits his turn earlier this month in Hampshire, England.

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BEVA Trust Veterinarians Support Horse Charity Projects

May 14, 2015

The BEVA Trust participated in two pilot projects to help horse welfare in the United Kingdom and abroad.... Read More

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Caring for Horses in the Navajo Nation

May 14, 2015

Navajo officials hope to reduce the surplus feral tribal horse population with roundups and veterinary management.... Read More

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Neurologic EHV-1 Confirmed in Iowa

May 13, 2015

A horse stable in Madison County has reported several confirmed cases of neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).... Read More

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New Paradigm for Racing Drug Violations Being Developed

May 13, 2015

Officials seek comment on draft language that would impose a 10-year ban on those guilty of "egregious violations."... Read More

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Florida Police Seek Horse Thief

May 13, 2015

Two horses used in the Osceola County Sheriff's Department mounted unit are safe after being taken earlier this week.... Read More

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Oregon Horse Shooter Identified

May 13, 2015

A man faces an illegal dumping charge after disposing of his horse's carcass in a highly traveled wooded area.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Summer Travel Plans

May 12, 2015

Of the 674 respondents, 167 (25%) said they plan to travel more than 200 miles from their barn this summer.... Read More

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Security, Pre-Race Procedures for Preakness Horses Announced

May 12, 2015

The Preakness Stakes will take place May 16 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.... Read More

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Racing NSW Secures State-of-the-Art Drug Detection Equipment

May 12, 2015

The new equipment can screen for more than 8,000 different types of drugs.... Read More

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Margaret Duprey Named First Brooke USA Ambassador

May 11, 2015

The Brooke USA supports work to improve the welfare of working equids in the world's poorest communities.... Read More

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BCH of Washington Aids in Pacific Crest Trail Reconstruction

May 11, 2015

The organization aided in repairing the Pacific Crest Trail, a 2,550-mile trail stretching from Mexico to Canada.... Read More

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Cliff Williamson Joins American Horse Council Staff

May 10, 2015

His responsibilities will include handling issues with equine health and welfare issues and horse movement requirements.... Read More

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FEI RuleApp Launched on Apple Store and Google Play

May 10, 2015

The free smartphone app is designed to give users full access to the federation's official rules and regulations.... Read More

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Scholarships Helps Alleviate Vet Education Cost

May 09, 2015

The Winner's Circle Scholarship Program has provided assistance to 27 fourth-year veterinary students.... Read More

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Maryland Man Accused of Shooting Berry-Munching Mini

May 09, 2015

The man is accused of fatally shooting his own Miniature Horse after the animal ate strawberries in a neighbor's yard.... Read More

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Maltreated, Injured Horses Abandoned in Louisiana

May 09, 2015

Two horses are receiving care and another was euthanized after authorities found them in St. Tammany Parrish.... Read More

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Practicing Science-Based Horse Husbandry

May 08, 2015

Practical ways to improve your horse's welfare, based on discoveries from the growing field of equitation science.... Read More

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Two Additional Oregon Horses Show Neurologic Signs of EHV

May 08, 2015

Eight Oregon farms are currently under quarantine: six in Marion County and two in Polk County.... Read More

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Arizona Agency Seeks Horse Owner

May 08, 2015

Authorities are seeking the owner of a horse apparently abandoned earlier this month in Maricopa County.... Read More

Przewalski's horses in the Mongolian Gobi desert.

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Researchers Improve Equine Tail Hair Analysis

May 07, 2015

A common method for learning more about an animal's ecology and behavior is to analyze his hair's chemical composition.... Read More

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BLM to Dart Utah Mares With PZP

May 07, 2015

The BLM will vaccinate mares in the Onaqui Mountain Herd Management Area with a contraceptive to slow population growth.... Read More

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A Refresher on Horse Processing in the United States

May 07, 2015

Horse processing for human consumption has a long history. Here's a look at the country's current sentiments.... Read More

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BLM Extends Deadline for New Off-Range Pasture Bids

May 07, 2015

The BLM extended to June 2 the deadline for proposals for off-range pasture facilities to care for gathered wild horses.... Read More