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EHV-1 Virginia Update: Third Culpeper Horse Confirmed Positive

EHV-1 Confirmed at Second Virginia Farm, 2 Horses Euthanized

Unrelated to EHV-1 at Culpeper farm Virginia's state veterinarian confirms two King William County horses tested positive for the...
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Florida Vet Charged with Animal Cruelty after 30 Horses Seized: VIDEO

Florida Vet Charged with Animal Cruelty, 30 Horses Seized: VIDEO

Florida vet Gail Nichols is facing felony animal cruelty charges after authorities seized more than two dozen neglected horses....
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Kountz Arena owner enters plea in horse abuse case

Kountz Pleads No Contest to Felony Animal Cruelty

Plea Deal A Montana horse arena owner has pleaded no contest to felony animal cruelty. Dayle Kountz kept his stallion alive without...
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Absolute Insurer Rule for Trainers Unconstitutional: Kentucky Court

Absolute Insurer Rule for Trainers Unconstitutional: Kentucky Court

A Kentucky court finds that the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's absolute insurer rule for trainers is unconstitutional. The tota...
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Seminole County Sheriff deputies found cocaine, Diazepam, and alcohol at the scene of the single-car crash.

Former Florida Veterinarian Guilty of DUI

Treatment for Drug Charges A Florida judge adjudicated a former equine veterinarian guilty of driving under the influence last wee...
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Equine Infectious Anemia Deadly for 6 Kansas Horses

Equine Infectious Anemia Deadly for 6 Kansas Horses

Coggins test A veterinarian euthanized six Kansas horses after they tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA). The Kan...
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Tiny Horse Makes Big Recovery after Leg Amputation

Tiny Horse Makes Big Recovery after Leg Amputation

Destiny Pogo A tiny horse makes a remarkable recovery after a traumatic dog attack. The miniature horse Pogo completed his rehab...
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The United States Equestrian Association will not reinstate a member who kills a horse under new horse welfare penalty guidelines, whether it was intentional or not. The United States Equestrian Association will not reinstate a member who kills a horse under new horse welfare penalty guidelines, whether it was intentional or not.

'Horse Killing' Means No Reinstatement for USEF Members UPDATE

The United States Equestrian Association will not reinstate a member who kills a horse under new horse welfare penalty guidelines, w...
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Virginia officials confirm a Culpeper horse was euthanized due to the equine herpes virus (EHV-1). They have quarantined the horse's originating farm.

EHV-1 Virginia Update: Third Culpeper Horse Confirmed Positive

Culpeper quarantine extended Virginia officials confirm a third Culpeper horse tested positive for the neurologic strai...
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Horse Sales Gone Wrong

In-Utero Foal Scam Leads to Grand Theft Horse Case

A self-proclaimed animal rescuer in California is facing multiple counts of grand theft for allegedly scamming buyers of in-utero foal...
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Virginia Horse Euthanized, Farm Quarantined: EHV

Virginia Horse Euthanized, Farm Quarantined: EHV

Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM) Update August 16, 2017 Virginia officials confirm a Culpeper horse was euthanized d...
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Jeanne Ryan MAX Jail Sentence and NO animal ownership for 15 years in New York animal cruelty case

New York Pony Breeder Charged after Horses' Deaths

New York Welsh Pony breeder Jeanne Ryan is facing charges including animal cruelty after a tip led authorities to her gruesome secre...
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First ever all-female side to lift the coveted Aga Khan trophy

All Female Team USA Sweeps FEI Nations Cup Jumping 2017

More than Lady Luck for USA Win by Louise Parks Team USA secured a definitive victory in the eighth and last leg of the ...
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Horse Helps Inmate's Hunger for Change

Horse Helps Inmate's Hunger for Change

A Mustang helps an inmate change his life by breaking the criminal cycle at the Wild Horse Program at Rio Cosumnes Correctional Ce...
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Equine Researchers Tackle Coronavirus

While there is still much to be known about equine coronavirus (ECoV), researchers at UC Davis are discovering many commonalities a...
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USEF is also raising the drugs and medication charge per horse, per show to $15 from $8.

USEF Raises Cost of Joy in Horse Sports

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) announced it is raising membership fees $25 to $80 - along with another fee increas...
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USOC Dismisses Glefke, Farmer Complaint Against USEF

USOC dismisses a complaint brought by Larry Glefke and Kelley Farmer against the USEF due to a procedural issue....
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Missouri Stable Owner Sentenced for Child Sex Abuse

Missouri Stable Owner Sentenced for Child Sex Abuse

A Missouri judge sentenced Rogersville stable owner David Davenport to serve five years in prison for child sex abuse....
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Self proclaimed Florida horse rescuer Angel King is facing seven felony counts of animal cruelty

Florida 'Horse Rescuer' Charged with Animal Cruelty

A veterinarian notes the horses scored a 2 or less on the Henneke Body Condition Score (BCS) leading to their seizure from purpor...
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Horse Rescuers' Animal Cruelty Trial Ends with Hung Jury

Horse Rescuers' Animal Cruelty Trial Ends with Hung Jury

Deborah and James Kingcade of Cle Elum are accused of abusing horses they were supposed to rescue. Authorities seized 14 horses...
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The Department of Corrections is now responsible for Dimitt as he begins serving a 15-year probation sentence in Arkansas. Dimitt is to have no contact with horses while he is on probation.

Convicted Animal Abuser Dimitt Released from Oklahoma Jail

The Department of Corrections is now responsible for Robert Dimitt as he begins serving a 15-year probation sentence in Arkansas. D...
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Gold Digging Ashley animal abuse case

Robert Dimitt's Animal Cruelty Sentence Revisited

Robert Dimitt grabbed me by my throat and pushed me out of the wash bay. He ended up on top of me with the bloody hoof knife pressed ...
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Billy Hamilton Granted Parole in SAU Horse Theft

An Arkansas parole board has granted William 'Billy' Hamilton an early release from prison for his crimes related to the SAU horse ...
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Authorities are concerned there could be other victims.

Texas Riding Instructor Accused of Sexually Assaulting Student

Detectives with the Montgomery County Precinct 3 Constable's Office say they arrested horseback riding instructor Michael Hogan aft...
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House Committee Approves Killing Wild Horses

The House Appropriations Committee voted to remove language banning the killing of healthy wild horses by 'humane euthanization'....
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