Black Horse Manor Hosts Fun Educational Weekend February 5, 2016—Pleasureville, KY – Black Horse Manor hosted a Friesian Boot Camp, […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — September 25, 2015 — GOSHEN, CA — Western Milling announced today that it has voluntarily recalled 50 lb bags of Western Blend horse feed, LOT 5251, manufactured on September 8, 2015. This voluntary recall was initiated by Western Milling after it learned that an ingredient in the feed in question may contain monensin, an ionophore. According to the FDA, clinical signs of ionophore poisoning in horses vary depending on the dosage ingested, but can include poor appetite and feed refusal of the grain product, diarrhea, weakness, rapid heart rate, labored breathing, decreased exercise tolerance, depression, wobbly gait, colic, sweating, recumbency, and sudden death. The first clinical signs are often noted from 12 to 72 hours after ingesting a toxic dose and the clinical signs may linger up to about 8 days. Permanent cardiac damage is possible in horses which showed adverse effects, but then recovered.
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MINDEN, Nev. — (July 9, 2015) – On Saturday June 27, 2015 Between Horses and Humans hosted a hands on […]
KENNETT SQUARE, PA., April 21, 2015 – Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center now offers a Comprehensive Equine Lyme Disease Evaluation package designed to find the answer to an often complex diagnostic puzzle. Board-certified specialists in internal medicine, neurology, ophthalmology, and sports medicine work as a team to find the answer to the vexing question: Is it Lyme?
Tallahassee,FL (April 22, 2015) “Who knew?” says Raymond Petterson, President of Sox For Horses, Inc. “When I envisioned a summer sock for horses, I focused on an effective fly barrier. I knew, if they were to be used during the heat of summer, they had to be cool on the legs. That was a given. As I learned more about yarns and fibers, I was able to take that concept to even more practical applications, by choosing moisture-managing and silver-embedded fibers.”
NIGHTWATCH™ is an innovative smart halter/collar designed to continuously analyze real-time data on a horse’s biometrics (ie, vital signs) and behaviors (ie, activities, motions, and posture), and send a wireless notification to a caretaker on their mobile device when abnormalities or novel events indicative of distress are detected. All technology is embedded within the soft leather crown of either a breakaway halter or safety collar making NIGHTWATCH™ safe and comfortable for round-the-clock use on horses in stalls, in pastures, and while in transit.
AUBURN, California – May 12, 2015 – Now those interested in the sport of endurance riding can learn more about the sport through an inspiring collection of thoughtful articles and genuine first-person accounts written by riders immersed in the Endurance world. The American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC) has issued a new 16-page booklet titled Discover Endurance Riding, which is available free upon request, starting today. Curated by the editor of Endurance News and illustrated with beautiful photography, the articles are evocative of each individual author’s experiences – some are heartwarming, some will make you laugh, tear up or catch your breath with excitement, and they all have one thing in common – they’ll make you want to try your hand at endurance riding.
Lexington, Ky. – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named eight athlete-and-horse combinations to the 2015 Dressage Pan American Games European CDI Observation Event Squad. The squad is composed of four Big Tour and four Small Tour combinations, which will compete in designated European CDI Observation Events. Additionally, Laura Graves and her own 2002 Dutch Warmblood gelding, Verdades, have been approved to be considered for the Pan American Games Dressage Team without competing in the European Observation Events per the Dressage Selection Procedures for the 2015 Pan American Games under the following provision
Wellington, FL – February 10, 2015 – For Kim Kolloff, winning her first Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) championship was not just about beating some of the best horses and riders in the country. It was about winning over her health, winning over her psyche and proving to herself that it was and is possible.
Thirty years ago, Kolloff was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) and riding became extremely difficult and painful. Now, thanks to the help of new experimental stem cell injections and her own tenacity and incredibly positive outlook, this year marks the first year since her diagnosis that Kolloff is able to compete consistently.
WELLINGTON FL – February 9, 2015 – The USHJA Zone 4 Free Clinic is returning to Wellington on February 16, 2015 at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center and encourages all auditors to attend this unique event. All spots are filled by amateurs and juniors who are active USHJA Zone 4 members and Bobbie Reber, International hunter and equitation judge and trainer, will be the clinician.
Ranchers in Wyoming and elsewhere graze livestock on federal lands across the West and are charged a grazing fee ($1.35 per Animal Unit Month) that is a fraction of market rate. The public lands grazing program operates at a staggering loss to taxpayers, who pay $125 million annually in grazing subsidies – or more than $1 billion over the past decade, according to a new report released this week. Ranchers see federally-protected wild horses as competition for cheap, subsidized grazing on public lands and are increasingly vocal in demanding their removal.
The horses who died in BLM holding pens were rounded up by helicopter from public lands in the West and stripped of their freedom and families. After being held for several years in feedlot pens, they were trucked off to holding pastures in the Midwest, only to be rounded up and sentenced again to feedlot-like conditions. The trauma and stress apparently caused the deaths of at least 57 of the horses.
The Foundation to Protect New Mexico Wildlife today announced it has formalized an agreement with the Navajo Nation to develop a comprehensive and humane program to manage the thousands of free-roaming horses on the reservation. The ultimate goal of the agreement is to develop alternatives to transporting the horses to slaughter facilities.
Despite three years of drought and the worst drought on record hitting western states, the BLM continues to allow private livestock to graze on public lands where wild horses are facing extreme range conditions.Within designated HMAs, the BLM allocates over 82 percent of forage to privately-owned livestock and less than 18 percent of forage to federally-protected wild horses.
The Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act (Public Law 92-195) protects wild horses from “capture, branding, harassment or death.” The BLM cannot conduct a roundup of federally-protected wild horses in the absence of full legal disclosure and analysis required under the Wild Horse Act and National Environmental Policy Act. Under the Wild Horse Act, the BLM is mandated to protect wild horses, while livestock grazing on public lands is authorized entirely at the discretion of the Interior Department pursuant to the Taylor Grazing Act.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) helicopter roundup of Wyoming’s Salt Wells wild horses in the snow and cold is over, but the inhumane treatment of the over 668 captive mustangs is continuing according to eyewitnesses to both the roundup and the corralling of the horses.
On November 13, 2013, the House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, held a hearing regarding the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act of 2013 (H.R. 1518) or PAST Act. American Horse Council (AHC) President Jay Hickey testified in support of the bill.