Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Maine Horse Shooting Probed

November 04, 2012

A veterinary examination after the shooting revealed that the horse had sustained three wounds.... Read More

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Hybrid Cart Makes Pulling Loads Safer for Horses

November 04, 2012

An electrically powered hybrid cart prevents equine fatigue and makes pulling heavy loads safer for horses.... Read More

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AHC Hires New Director of Health and Regulatory Affairs.

November 03, 2012

Adam Choate has joined the American Horse Council as the director of health and regulatory affairs. ... Read More

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Using Learning Theory Techniques in Equine Welfare Cases

November 03, 2012

One welfare group uses learning theory techniques to keep feral or neglected horses and their handlers safe.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Trainers Criticize Breeders' Cup Salix Ban

November 02, 2012

Furosemide has been banned from this year's Breeders' Cup juvenile races.... Read More

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Amicus Brief Filed in HPA Penalty Case

November 02, 2012

The amicus brief asks a court to uphold USDA regulations requiring minimum penalties for HPA violators. ... Read More

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NYTHA Contributes $10,000 to Thoroughbred Aftercare

November 01, 2012

The donation was made via the Breeders' Cup's new "Text to Donate" to Thoroughbred aftercare campaign.... Read More

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Sandy Forces Few Immediate Equine Evacuations

October 30, 2012

The storm's actual impact on horse owners might not be realized for days, some emergency responders say.... Read More

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The Horse Launches Redesigned Website

October 30, 2012

Based on feedback from users, the new website will offer a cleaner, more efficient user experience.... Read More

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Chicago Teens Accused of Injuring Police Horses

October 30, 2012

Two youths face charges connected to the alleged injury of horses belonging to the Chicago Police Department.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Participants to Support Thoroughbred Aftercare

October 29, 2012

Trainers and owners of Breeders' Cup contenders have pledged a percentage of earnings to support aftercare.... Read More

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Md. Officials: Include Horses in Hurricane Plans

October 28, 2012

It is important to include horses and livestock in disaster preparedness plans.... Read More

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Riders4Helmets Efforts to Promote Safety Recognized by CHA

October 28, 2012

The award recognizes Riders4Helmet's efforts to educate equestrians on the benefits of wearing a helmet.... Read More

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Wandering Horses Spotted in New York State Park

October 26, 2012

The three horses were spotted by college students earlier this month in Mallet Pond State Park.... Read More

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Texas Man Charged in Donkey Dragging Case

October 26, 2012

The man allegedly dragged a donkey behind his SUV then left the injured animal unattended along a roadside.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Trainer Pletcher Not Worried about Salix Ban

October 25, 2012

All Pletcher's 2-year-olds have raced on Salix in all of their starts.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup 'Text to Donate' Benefits Retired Racehorses

October 25, 2012

The campaign will allow donations benefiting the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance to be given via text.... Read More

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Training Program Aims to Improve Irish Horse Welfare

October 23, 2012

The training taught attendees how to accurately assess the welfare state of and care for seized horses.... Read More

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Commentary: Eye on the Racehorse Safety, Welfare Summit

October 23, 2012

Eric Mitchell shares his thoughts on the recently completed Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit. ... Read More

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Reward Offered for Information on Northstar's Attack

October 22, 2012

Northstar was grazing in his pasture when someone doused him with an unknown accelerant and set him on fire.... Read More

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AQHA Suspends Racing Trainers Following Drug Violations

October 22, 2012

The trainers were recently involved in medication violations in Louisiana and New Mexico. ... Read More

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Schofield Lecture features Equine Neurology Researcher

October 20, 2012

I.G. Joe Mayhew, BVSc, FRCVS, PhD, Dipl ACVIM, ECVN, will present the Nov. 14 lecture.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Aftercare One of Main Topics at Welfare Seminar

October 19, 2012

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance was a main focus during a session entitled "Totally Aftercare."... Read More

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Racehorse Trainer Panel Discusses Controversial Medications

October 17, 2012

Furosemide, clenbuterol, and owner education were among the topics discussed during the Welfare Summit.... Read More

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Would-be Horse Advocates Charged with Trespassing

October 17, 2012

The women allegedly trespassed onto private property to check on horses they suspected were being maltreated.... Read More