Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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USDA Streamlines Guidance on Live Animal Imports

December 30, 2011

Proposed changes are connected to regulations governing requests to conduct animal health status evaluations.... Read More

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Necropsy Reveals Louisiana Cart Horse was Not Maltreated

December 30, 2011

The necropsy showed no signs of abuse, malnourishment, or mistreatment.... Read More

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Former Olympian Facing Animal Cruelty Charges

December 29, 2011

Gwen Stockebrand was charged in connection with the alleged maltreatment of a 28-year-old Thoroughbred mare.... Read More

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Retirement Home Sought for Thoroughbred Rapid Redux

December 29, 2011

The horse tied the record for most wins in a year and broke the U.S. record for consecutive wins.... Read More

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Florida Horse Death Caused by Panther Attack

December 28, 2011

Florida authorities have determined that a panther was responsible for the death of a 10-year-old mare.... Read More

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MHIB Awards Grants to Equestrian Groups Totaling $21,441

December 28, 2011

Therapeutic programs, conservationists, and educational and research programs are among the recipients.... Read More

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AQHA Equine Health, Welfare Subcommittee Releases Statement

December 28, 2011

The Equine Health, Welfare, Integrity, and Research Subcommittee released a statement on welfare in racing.... Read More

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New York Panel Issues Plan for Retired Racehorses

December 27, 2011

A percentage of revenue from video lottery terminals and purse accounts could go to help retired racehorses.... Read More

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Florida Horse Found Butchered

December 27, 2011

The horse appeared to have been slaughtered at another location before its remains were discarded.... Read More

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Horses Get Star Treatment on War Horse Set

December 25, 2011

"(Spielberg) told us from the beginning that the horse always has to be happy," one production member said.... Read More

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Horse Rescues Share Holiday Wish Lists

December 25, 2011

But when it comes to helping equine welfare groups, knowing what rescue operators need most is key.... Read More

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UK Equine Science Class Assists Equine Therapy Program

December 24, 2011

Students in the UK equine career preparation raised more than $700 for Angel Heart Farm.... Read More

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Diagnosing Equine Ataxia: Go Back to Basics

December 24, 2011

Go back to basics to understand what ataxia is and how to diagnose the cause for ataxia in affected horses.... Read More

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BLM Amends Nevada Gather Plan

December 23, 2011

The BLM has agreed to amend part of a contested plan to gather mustangs from herd management areas in Nevada... Read More

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Californian Charged with Animal Cruelty

December 23, 2011

A California man is facing animal cruelty charges connected to the alleged neglect of 19 horses.... Read More

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Australian Authorities Investigating 25 Horse Carcasses

December 21, 2011

The New South Wales DPI is investigating the discovery of 25 dead horses in the state's northwest region.... Read More

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Equine Guelph to Offer Equine Welfare Online Course

December 21, 2011

Equine Guelph is pleased to announce the first offering of the Equine Welfare online course.... Read More

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Cause of New York Carriage Horse's Death Remains Unknown

December 21, 2011

Despite the completion of a gross necropsy, a New York City carriage horse's cause of death remains unknown.... Read More

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Louisiana SPCA Probes Cart Horse Death

December 20, 2011

A horse hitched to a cart on a New Orleans street collapsed and died last week.... Read More

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FEI Invites Submissions for 2013 Equine Prohibited List

December 20, 2011

The FEI's new system allows external parties to submit suggestions for the 2013 Prohibited Substance List.... Read More

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MHIB Touch of Class Award Presented to Tiffany McClure

December 19, 2011

McClure is the International Professional Rodeo Association's 2010 World Champion Barrel Racer. ... Read More

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AHC Opposes Proposed Changes to Child Labor Rules on Farms

December 19, 2011

The proposed rule would effectively bar workers under 16 from working in most capacities in agriculture.... Read More

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Norm Luba Named 2011 Friend of the UK Equine Initiative

December 17, 2011

Luba was recognized for his leadership, vision, and work on behalf of the Equine Initiative.... Read More

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Oklahoma Pair Charged for Allegedly Feeding Horses to Dogs

December 16, 2011

Two men are facing multiple animal cruelty charges for allegedly allowing dogs to feed on carcasses of horses.... Read More

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Lawsuit Challenges BLM Nevada Mustang Gather Plan

December 16, 2011

The suit seeks to halt the plan on grounds that it violates the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act.... Read More