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Horse owners warned of toxic striped blister beetles

From: Maryville Daily By: Linda Geist Mu COLUMBIA, Mo. – Striped blister beetles, which can be toxic to horses, are being seen in high numbers in alfalfa in some areas of the state, according to University of Missouri Extension entomologist Wayne Bailey. The beetles produce a compound called cantharidin, which remains toxic in alfalfa hay Full Article

Horse cruelty charges stand against Maryville trainer Wheelon

Larry Joe Wheelon is a trainer reknown for training Tennessee Walking Horses to do the Big Lick. Mr. Wheelon’s attorneys accused animal activists of unfairly protesting against his torturous ...Full Article

Unsung Hero (Video)

I was reminded of this video when a man donated needed equine supplies to Habitat for Horses after his beloved horse of many years passed on. The video is ...Full Article

The Jockey Club to restore integrity to horse racing

From: Saratogian In a move that he threatened last March, The Jockey Club chairman Ogden Mills Phipps announced on Sunday at the 62nd Annual Round Table Conference on Matters ...Full Article

Eat, Bray, Suffer: An Egyptian donkey’s tale

Forced to work long hours, whipped where their wounds lie open, these poor animals deserve a better life than the cruelty they now exist with. This excellent article explores ...Full Article

Casey: BLM fails to protect horses, burros from heat

The BLM at their Palomino Valley facility keeping making promises of improvements. Yet each time one is made, it is of limited usefulness to all the horses. These horses, ...Full Article

Breaths of truth: Horse whisperer’s actions carry deeper message

On Sundays we try and post at least one good story. Here is the story of how a man has combined his faith with his passion for horses. ~ ...Full Article

Horse Infection Spreads, More Animals Under Quarantine (Video)

Vesicular Stomatisis is definitely here – in Texas and else where. Horse owners need to take this seriously. Take steps to keep the fly population down to help prevent ...Full Article

Court allows warrantless seizure of starving horse

Playing by the rules is a must for both equine rescues and law enforcement. If not done correctly, a case of severe neglect can be thrown out and the ...Full Article

Florida Horsemen Oppose Furosemide Ban

Furosemide (Lasix) is diuretic that has long been abused by both humans and horses to mask other illegal drug use. ~ HfH From: The Blood-Horse In response to a ...Full Article