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Three Horses Die from Mystery Illness at Miami Animal Import Center

Equine Disease Alerts January 2019

Three Horses Die from Mystery Illness at Miami Animal Import Center A total of six horses were impacted and three are dead, “despite receiving immediate medical treatment.” The surviving three horses are reportedly...
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The agency cites privacy laws. Many animal welfare proponents are concerned with how the lack of transparency will affect animals, including horses.

USDA Removes Animal Welfare Info, Soring Violations from Site

The USDA removes animal welfare documents including inspection reports and enforcement records suddenly. How will this affect horses? ...
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USDA Anti-Soring Bill Reintroduced to Congress

USDA Soring Rule Change to Protect Walking Horses

The Big Lick's Ban The USDA announced changes to the Horse Protection Act that may prove monumental toward ending the abusive practice of soring. The new rule bans the use of stacks, chains, and other cruel devices. ...
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Federal Appeals Court Will Rule on USDA's Soring Penalties

Federal Appeals Court Will Rule on USDA's Soring Penalties

In 2013, the district court ruled the USDA can impose minimum penalties upon those who sore horses. Appealing the decision are two of the case's original plaintiffs, Contender Farms and Mike McGartland....
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Government Shutdown Could Impact Horse Industry

Government Shutdown Could Impact Horse Industry

The government shutdown began Tuesday for the first time in 17 years, as the political blame game continues. Without an agreement, many non-essential government entities depended on by horse owners, may be impacted....
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Federal Court Halts Horse Slaughter in U.S. Before It Begins

Federal Court Halts Horse Slaughter in U.S. Before It Begins

U.S. District Judge Christina Armijo issued a restraining order in a lawsuit brought by The Humane Society of the United States and other groups in a case that has sparked an emotional national debate. The move stops w...
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New Guidelines Enacted for Hauling Horses

New Guidelines Enacted for Hauling Horses

The need to track disease outbreaks in livestock more effectively has led to new federal regulations for shipping horses which go into effect March 2013. So before you leave the farm with a load of horses make sure you kno...
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