Audit Details Food Safety, Animal Welfare Concerns in Slaughter of American Horses in Mexico
The European Commission dealt a game-changing blow to the North American horse slaughter industry with its decision to impose a moratorium on the import of horsemeat from Mexico following a series of audits by the Food and Veterinary Office. The audits echo the food safety and animal welfare concerns long voiced and probed by The Humane Society of the United States. The most recent audit published on Dec. 4 is a damning indictment of the horse slaughter industry and the Mexican authorities’ failure to rectify previously identified problems.
Equine Journal, the Northeast’s premier all-breed, all-discipline equestrian magazine, celebrates this holiday season with their 12 Days of Christmas contest. Entering is simple—all you have to do is click on the “12 Days of Christmas” link below or visit our contest page, choose the day you would like to enter and complete the form and click “Enter Now”. One random winner will be selected for each of the 12 days. The prizes will get bigger and better every day, with our grand prize on December 16. You can win multiple times, so be sure to log in every day.
While it may not seem difficult to visually identify a horse as neurologic, diagnosing equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) can be a detailed process of evaluating the history, physical examination, and neurological examination of the horse. To assist veterinarians in diagnosing EPM, the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at the University of California, Davis has created several resources that will help trained equine veterinarians determine if their patients may be suffering from the debilitating neurologic disease.
The 2015 AHP Student Award Contest recognizes the talents of students by awarding up to three $750 travel awards to attend the AHP Annual Seminar in San Antonio, Texas on June 18-20, 2015. Travel Award winners have an opportunity to meet leading equine publishing professionals and discuss career possibilities during the three days of educational sessions and related activities. One Travel Award winner will be selected at the seminar as the 2015 Student Award winner and win a cash award of $1,000. Additional cash awards may be awarded at the discretion of the judges. All cash awards are sponsored by AIM Equine Network.
Story Via: Tim Hayes, Hayes is for Horses
It’s the holiday season: families, friends, eating, travel, reflection, spirituality and gifts. Before running out to buy the new I-Phone or that GAP gift certificate, I’d like to share some thoughts with all of us lucky enough to have a horse in our life. As the years go by I become more aware of and grateful for the amazing gifts I receive not only from my horse Austin but from every horse I try and help.