Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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The Jockey Club Supports RCI Medication Plan

April 12, 2011

Ogden Mills Phipps, the chairman of The Jockey Club, said April 11 the organization supports the recent Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) initiative to formulate a plan that would eliminate the use of medication in horses... Read More

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Mint Julep Cup Sales Benefit Equine Welfare Organization

April 11, 2011

Woodford Reserve bourbon is taking the traditional the mint julep to a new level by selling the world's most exclusive mint julep cup, proceeds of which will benefit The Heart of a Horse Foundation, whose mission is to maintain and stimulate the ... Read More

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CHRB Targets Equine Injury Detection, Safer Track Surfaces

April 11, 2011

The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) is planning to expand its well-regarded equine postmortem examination program into part of a new racetrack injury prevention plan in conjunction with the University of California, Davis (UC Davis). During a ... Read More

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Owner of Stray Ohio Horses Sought

April 11, 2011

Law enforcement authorities in Ross Township, Ohio, are seeking the owner of three horses discovered wandering around the township last week.
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Commentary: World Vet Year and the Horse

April 09, 2011

The year 2011 marks the 250th anniversary of the so-called "modern" veterinary profession.... Read More

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Proposed Bill Would Expand Corolla Wild Horse Herd

April 09, 2011

The Corolla wild horse herd might grow larger with the passing of a bill currently under consideration by the U.S. House of Representatives' committee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs. Currently 108 horses in the North Carolina ... Read More

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Nevada Bill Would Ban Horse Tripping

April 08, 2011

Nevada lawmakers are considering legislation that would ban horse tripping, a rodeo event in which a horse is released into an arena and pursued by a person on foot or on horseback who ropes the animal's front or back legs causing it to fall to the ... Read More

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MSU to Host Arabian Horse Breeders Conference

April 08, 2011

Arabian horse enthusiasts looking to learn more about breeding are invited to attend this year's Arabian Horse Breeders Conference May 6-8 at Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing. This year's conference marks the second year the university... Read More

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Allegedly Malnourished Oregon Horses Seized, Relocated

April 07, 2011

More than 100 allegedly malnourished horses seized in February by Oregon law enforcement authorities remain under care after being relocated from a remote Wallowa County breeding farm to more accessible facilities near Joseph, Ore.
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British Equine Charities Help Welsh Inspectors with Feral Ponies

April 07, 2011

British equine charities trained Welsh authorities recently on how to handle Wales' feral ponies and keep them healthy. The trading standards and environmental health inspectors were given hands-on training in how to round up feral ponies and load ... Read More

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Equine Land Conservation Resource Adds New Members

April 06, 2011

The Equine Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) Board of Directors recently elected two new members at the ELCR Board of Directors Annual Meeting and Strategic Planning Session, held March 14-15 at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, in Harrodsburg, Ky. ... Read More

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Rural Sanctuary: Most Readers Keep Their Horses in the Country

April 05, 2011

More than 880 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Do you keep your horse(s) in rural, suburban, or urban facilities?" ... Read More

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Tennessee Walking Horse Farm Owners Suspended

April 05, 2011

The owners of a high-profile Tennessee Walking Horse breeding farm have been suspended from participating in horse shows and other equine-related activities for one year for allegedly violating the Horse Protection Act (HPA).
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Updated FEI Prohibited Substance List Now in Effect

April 04, 2011

The 2011 Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) Equine Prohibited Substance List comes into effect today, April 4. The updated list has been publicly available since the FEI General Assembly in Taipei last November when it was unanimously approved.... Read More

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UC Davis Award Honors Helpful Clients

April 03, 2011

The University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine has honored a couple interested in equine health with the 2011 El Blanco Award, which recognizes the significant contributions that animal owners and other benefactors have made to ... Read More

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Mustangs Teach RU Students About Nutrition, Behavior

April 02, 2011

What do wild mustangs have to teach people? If you ask the students enrolled in Rutgers University's (RU) Young Horse Teaching and Research Program (YHTRP), the answer will likely be, "plenty." For the past two years, the YHTRP, headed by Sarah L. ... Read More

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Growing Number of Australian Horses Battling Unusual Neurologic Illness

April 01, 2011

The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is warning Australian horse owners to take precautions against mosquito-borne disease as veterinarians report a growing number of horses with unusual neurologic signs in New South Wales, Victoria, and... Read More

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Blowen to Receive Prestigious Award

April 01, 2011

Michael Blowen, the co-founder and principal of Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center, will receive the prestigious Sam McCracken Award for Lifetime Achievement from the New England Turf Writers Association (NETWA) for his outstanding work with ... Read More

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Nebraska Horse Processing Legislation Moving Forward

March 31, 2011

A Nebraska measure that could invite private-sector horse processing into that state drew closer to becoming law on March 30 when lawmakers voted it out of the first round of floor debates required to pass the legislation.
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Trial Date Set in Tennessee 'Soring' Case

March 29, 2011

Last week a federal court judge in Tennessee, U.S. Magistrate Judge William B. Mitchell Carter, set May 31 as the trial date for a Spotted Saddle Horse trainer and two other individuals accused of violating the Horse Protection Act (HPA). The act ... Read More

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Spring Cleaning: Readers Get Barns in Shape

March 29, 2011

More than 540 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "How do you 'spring clean' your farm?"... Read More

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Racing Commissioners: Phase Out Use of Equine Drugs in Five Years

March 29, 2011

The outgoing and incoming leaders of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) called for a five-year phase-out of equine medication from horse racing March 28. Outgoing RCI chairman Dan Hartman of the Colorado Racing Commission ... Read More

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BLM Calls for More Sanctuary Partners

March 29, 2011

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking new proposals from private-sector individuals and organizations interested in developing eco-sanctuaries for wild horses and burros on combined private and public lands located within herd management ... Read More

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Corey Johnsen Elected as Kentucky Equine Education Project Chairman

March 29, 2011

The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) board of directors elected Corey Johnsen March 29 to serve as its chairman of the board. Johnsen replaces former Kentucky governor Brereton C. Jones, who resigned earlier this month. Johnsen, a resident of... Read More

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Wyoming Authorities Probe Horse Shooting

March 28, 2011

Law enforcement authorities in Fremont County, Wyo., are seeking whoever is responsible for shooting a rodeo horse used by a local college. The horse was discovered dead in its pasture earlier this month. The animal had sustained a gunshot wound to... Read More