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Pfizer Canada has announced it will increase the amount of pregnant mare urine (PMU) it collects from its facilities in the Canadian provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan in 2016 and 2017. Pfizer uses PMU to manufacture the hormone replacement therapy drug Premarin, used to treat symptoms...

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"The group’s considerations have elicited strong opinions from the public about the need to restrict or educate on ideal horse/pony/rider matches." The Showing Register, a UK-based showing association, recently held a public debate among its leadership to discuss developing weight criteria for riders showing ponies. Currently,...

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#1: Senator Bernie Sanders   Senator Sanders has championed the fight against animal cruelty, and he is a leader in writing and co-sponsoring animal rights legislation. From 2011 to 2014 (four years in a row) he earned a rating of 100% from the Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF), indicating a...

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NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE — When Dawn Lawson-Gula’s nine-month foal fell injured, she knew if there was a chance for its survival, she had to get him to Guelph. The question was, how would she get Spirit, who couldn’t stand or walk, from the barn to the trailer, which...

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AUSTIN, TX - The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) confirmed Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) in two horses in El Paso County. Both horses showed signs of respiratory illness, fever and nasal discharge, when evaluated by a local veterinarian. The horses tested positive for EHV-1 but neither...