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Arrival of African Horse Sickness ‘could lead to cull’
The British equine industry has been warned that if African Horse Sickness (AHS) hits the UK, as many as 90% of the horse population could be infected and would be compulsorily slaughtered, from Horse and Hound. Read more >>

AQHA, horse groups file friend of court brief
The American Quarter Horse Association and a group of other horse organizations filed an amicus curiae, or friend of the court brief, with the U.S. Supreme Court asking the court to overturn a federal appeals court decision upholding an Illinois law that closed a horse processing plant in Illinois, from the AQHA. Read more >>

Cheyenne, Wyo., rodeo addresses shock issue
Cheyenne Frontier Days is imposing stricter rules on the use of hand-held electric shock devices on horses in its annual rodeo, a change welcomed by an animal rights group that persuaded one rock band to cancel its performance over animal abuse concerns, from CJOnline. Read more >>

Rider killed during Ballindenisk Event
A rider has died at the Ballindenisk, Ireland, One-Day Event in County Cork, from RTE. Read more >>

Mare, Foal Die After Horse Trailer Overturns On LBJ Freeway
An overturned horse trailer shut down all six lanes of westbound LBJ Freeway at the Abrams overpass in Texas on Friday evening, from NBC5i. Read more >>

Tips lead to dead donkeys and horse
A Quincy, Minn., township man has been cited for animal neglect after an anonymous tip led to the discovery of three dead donkeys and a dead horse on his property and others that were alive but underfed, from the Post-Bulletin. Read more >>

Family shocked by horse slaying on Tuolumne ranch
A horse was shot earlier this week on a Tuolumne, Calif., ranch in what the owners suspect was retaliation, from The Union Democrat. Read more >>

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