welfare

Simple Actions Can Help Save Equine Lives When Time Is Of The Essence

The British Horse Society (BHS) welfare conference recently reminded horse owners that they are capable of delivering lifesaving care to their horses while the vet is en route. Nicola Jarvis, a veterinary surgeon, said that the key is knowing the horse, reports Horse & Hound. Knowing the normal resting respiration rate, heart rate, temperature and […]

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EQUUS Foundation Awards Over $200,000 In Grants And Scholarships

The Board of Directors of the EQUUS Foundation is announced that over $200,000 was awarded in grants to qualified equine organizations and scholarships in 2017. The EQUUS Foundation is the only national charity in the United States 100 percent dedicated to ensuring the welfare of America’s horses and fostering the horse-human bond that has existed […]

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Study Suggests 1.2 Million Homes Available In U. S. For Unwanted Horses

A survey recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Animals suggests that there could be an estimated 1.2 million potential homes for unwanted horses throughout the United States. Orchestrated by a team from the American Society for the Prevention and Cruelty to Animals and headed up by animal behaviorist Dr. Emily Weiss, the survey set out […]

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5 Helpful Practices To Aid In Equine Rescue Success

  Dr. Jennifer Williams, co-founder and President of the Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society in College Station, Texas, addressed the 2016 American Association of Equine Practitioners in Orlando, Florida this past December. Speaking on the rise of equine rescues, both large nonprofits and smaller mom-and-pop entities—Williams acknowledged that not every organization follows best practices for both […]

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Research Raises Welfare Concerns About Tight Nosebands

Animal behaviorists at the University of Sydney raised questions about the welfare impacts of tight nosebands with research published on Plos One this week. A group of researchers examined eye temperature, heart rate, and heart rate variability of 12 horses wearing double bridles with crank nosebands, which can be found at the high levels of […]

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