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Equine Welfare

Helping Hoof offers food vouchers for horse owners
The spiraling cost of hay and horse feed coupled with trying economic times have put some equine owners in East Tennessee behind the financial eight-ball. From KnoxNews.com. Read more >>

Legislative priorities identified
The Executive Board approved several recommendations from its Legislative Advisory Committee regarding bills in the 111th Congress. From AVMA. Read more >>

In Other News

Dogs cross border, maul horse
Despite an attack on a horse that would have killed the animal if a witness hadn’t arrived on scene, two dogs may walk free as soon as today because they made it back over the New Hampshire border. From Newburyport News. Read more >>

Waging a battle to save the horse patrols
The narrow paths and crooked corners of Boston’s Victory Gardens were inviting territory for burglars and drug pushers when the cavalry rode in, literally, and the Boston Police Department’s mounted unit began patrolling the area. From The Boston Globe. Read more >>

Investigators looking at vet in Polo horse deaths
The medical case into what killed 21 prized polo horses may be winding down, but what lead up to the animal’s death is now the focus of the investigation. From WPTV. Read more >>

Obese horses – The Blue Cross launches campaign to tackle equine obesity
The Blue Cross animal charity today warned of the dangers of equine obesity as it revealed that 40% of all horses and ponies taken in by its equine centres last year were overweight – an increase of 5% on the previous year. From HorseSmart.co.uk. Read more >>

2 foals signal life after tornado
On May 22 of last year, as a mile-long tornado tore through northern Colorado, Tuesday – an American Quarter Horse mare – took cover behind a shed. From 9News.com. Read more >>

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