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AQHA continues focus on Animal Welfare Issues
The AQHA Executive Committee has approved the Animal Welfare Assurance Task Force recommendations, and the Association is moving forward to implement the suggestions. The Association’s main objectives are to educate members and the general public on animal welfare issues and identify and eliminate any inhumane training practices that might currently be perceived as acceptable while strengthening sanctions for noncompliance.The AQHA Animal Welfare ... Read the full article

AHC Issues Forum to Highlight Welfare of Horse
The American Horse Council has announced that the focus of this year’s National Issues Forum will be the “Welfare of the Horse.” The Forum will be held June 16, 2009 in Washington, DC as part of the AHC’s annual meeting.Over the last year, concerns about the welfare of horses used in racing, showing, recreation, or work have been raised by our fans, the general public, the media, and Congress. Such concerns have been expressed before, but perha ... Read the full article

Join the AHC’s Annual Congressional Ride-In
The American Horse Council is holding its annual Congressional Ride-In on Wednesday, June 17, in Washington, DC. The Ride-In will take place as part of the AHC National Issues Forum, which will focus on “The Welfare of the Horse” this year. All interested members of the horse community are encouraged to participate.There are many federal issues that Congress deals with that impact the horse industry, including taxes, immigration, welfare, acces ... Read the full article

There's still time to register for AHC's National Issues Forum focused on "The Welfare of the Horse"
There is still time to sign up for the American Horse Council’s National Issues Forum, sponsored by Luitpold Pharmaceuticals. The forum will focus on the “Welfare of the Horse,” an important topic in the horse world today. We believe that this will be the most comprehensive presentation in recent years on what the industry is doing in “Putting the Horse First.” We hope your organization will have a representative there.The forum has now been ... Read the full article

FEI List Group proposes 2011 Equine Prohibited Substances List for General Assembly approval
Following last month’s highly successful FEI Congress on NSAIDs and further discussion of the issues raised, the FEI List Group has proposed an Equine Prohibited Substances List for 2011 which simultaneously respects horse welfare and ensures a level playing field. During its discussions, the List Group made a distinction between the use of NSAIDs during competition, and their use between competitions. With the exception of Salicylic Acid ... Read the full article

The Homes for Horses Coalition Launches Resource-Rich Website
Washington, D.C. (February 11, 2008)--The Homes for Horses Coalition today launched www.homesforhorses.org. The Web site is a resource tool for equine rescue personnel, members of the media, and anyone interested in equine protection efforts.“We’re excited about the launch of our website and what it offers to the rapidly growing body of equine welfare professionals. Our coalition has a great deal of expertise to share with others interested in r ... Read the full article

Equine Awareness and Appreciation Day - September 27, 2008
Wellington, FL -- September 22, 2008 -- Please join Victoria Davis McCullough and the Triumph Project on September 27, 2007 to show support of Horse Welfare in our state and in our country. The time has come!Joe Abruzzo is a new breed of politician -- one who really does love horses and horse rescue, and feels our state can help those of us who help horses and are concerned about the welfare and the future of the horses. We need a new breed in Wa ... Read the full article

AAEP Releases Recommendations for Protecting the Safety and Welfare of Standardbred Racehorses
Following the creation of veterinary guidelines to protect the safety and welfare of racing Thoroughbreds and Quarter horses, the American Association of Equine Practitioners has adapted these recommendations for the harness racing industry. The white paper, “Putting the Horse First: Veterinary Recommendations for the Safety and Welfare of the Standardbred Racehorse,” provides breed-specific guidance on many issues impacting the hors ... Read the full article

The Unwanted Horse Coalition Elects Vice-Chair
WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 26, 2009 – The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) is pleased to announce that Douglas G. Corey, DVM will serve as Vice-Chairman. The members of the Coalition chose Dr. Corey during their meeting on June 15th 2009.Dr. Corey has been an active member of the Coalition since its inception, serving on the Steering Committee. He is also a member of the American Horse Council’s Equine Welfare Committee. Dr. Corey is a partner at the ... Read the full article

2010 AHC National Issues Forum Focused on the Impact of Equine Diseases
This year’s American Horse Council’s National Issues Forum focused on infectious equine diseases and the impact those diseases have on our horses’ welfare and our industry’s health. The annual meeting was held from June 20 to 23 and also included a Trails Forum, the annual Congressional Ride-In, AHC committee meetings, and a Congressional Reception. The highlight of this year’s forum was a workshop co-hosted by the ... Read the full article

Dr. Douglas Corey Elected Chairman of the UHC
Washington, DC – June 29, 2010. Douglas G. Corey, DVM has been elected Chairman of the Unwanted Horse Coalition [UHC]. The members of the Coalition chose Dr. Corey during the UHC annual meeting on June 21, 2010. Dr. Corey has been an active member of the Coalition since its inception, serving on the UHC Steering Committee. He is also a member of the American Horse Council''s Animal Welfare Committee. Dr. Corey is a partner at the Associate ... Read the full article

2008 AHC National Issues Forum to be Held June 15-18
The American Horse Council’s 2008 National Issues Forum will be held June 15-18, 2008 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill here in Washington, DC.Monday, June 16th will include various committee meetings and an opening reception, with the National Issues Forum, Awards Luncheon and Congressional Reception on Capitol Hill to be held on Tuesday, June 17th. This year’s National Issues Forum will focus on how the horse industry and individual members ... Read the full article

Charles Wilhelm to Host Clinic on Proper Hoof and Dental Care for Your Horse
On Saturday, January 29th at the Wilhelm Training Center in Castro Valley, California, two critical topics for optimum horse health will be explored by equine educational experts Charles Wilhelm, farrier Rich Affonso and veterinarian Kristen Dietrich. Proper hoof care and dental care are two major issues for the welfare of our horses. Teeth problems from lack of dental care can cause behavioral issues with the horse, primarily because the bit do ... Read the full article

Homes for Horses Coalition to Meet in Las Vegas April 9-10
WASHINGTON (March 13, 2009) — Representatives from dozens of national and state-based equine protection, advocacy and rescue organizations will gather on April 9 through 10 at Bally’s Las Vegas for the third annual Homes for Horses Coalition Conference. The conference is in conjunction with The Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Care Expo, which includes two equine welfare workshops on Wednesday, April 8. Immediately following Homes ... Read the full article

“ANIMAL WELFARE PROJECT” SEEKING HOME IN SOUTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA
Valley Forge, PA --- State Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44), recently presented the Animal Welfare Project, a non-profit organization, with a $10,000 check to support their efforts to create an animal sanctuary. Their main mission is to professionally re-train homeless horses and dogs, to be returned to and serve the community.Rafferty recognized the good work performed by this organization and sponsored a grant through the Department of Co ... Read the full article

New AAEP Web Site Delivers More Equine-Health Resources
Guided by its mission to improve the health and welfare of the horse, the American Association of Equine Practitioners has relaunched its Web site, www.aaep.org, with new educational tools for veterinarians and the addition of equine-health resources for horse owners. The AAEP’s site formerly dedicated to equine health for the non-veterinarian – myHorseMatters.com – is now part of aaep.org. Veterinarians and horse owners can conveniently access ... Read the full article

Continued Endorsements for the National Welfare Code of Practice
The American Horse Council is pleased to announce the American Riding Instructors Association, International Walking Horse Association, Texas Quarter Horse Association, and the U.S. Eventing Association have all endorsed the AHC National Welfare Code of Practice. “This latest round of endorsements emphasizes the industry’s unified and continued commitment to the welfare and safety of horses. We look forward to bringing in as many or ... Read the full article

Continued Endorsements for the National Welfare Code of Practice
The American Horse Council is pleased to announce the American Riding Instructors Association, International Walking Horse Association, Texas Quarter Horse Association, and the U.S. Eventing Association have all endorsed the AHC National Welfare Code of Practice. “This latest round of endorsements emphasizes the industry’s unified and continued commitment to the welfare and safety of horses. We look forward to bringing in as many or ... Read the full article

Additional Endorsements of National Welfare Code of Practice
The American Horse Council (AHC) is pleased to announce the American Endurance Ride Conference, the American Paint Horse Association, the National Cutting Horse Association, and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association have recently endorsed the Welfare Code of Practice further broadening the industry support of a national code. The AHC drafted the Welfare Code of Practice, which outlines in generic terms what it means for an organization ... Read the full article

Foreman Named Chair of AHC Horse Show Committee
The American Horse Council is pleased to announce that Cam Foreman has been appointed Chair of the AHC Horse Show Committee. The AHC’s Horse Show Committee includes representatives of various AHC organizations in the horse show community and advises the AHC Board of Trustees on national federal issues important to the horse shows, trainers and exhibitors.“I am very happy to be asked to Chair this AHC committee. There are a lot of federal legisl ... Read the full article

 

 

 

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