• Colorado Horse News,  Horse Care,  Horse Health

    Merck Animal Health Issues Voluntary Recall for Three Lots of BANAMINE® / BANAMINE®-S (Flunixin Meglumine Injection) in the U.S., Due to Presence of Particulate Matter

    RAHWAY, N.J., Sept. 1, 2023 – Merck Animal Health, known as MSD Animal Health outside of the United States and Canada, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, N.J., USA. (NYSE:MRK), is voluntarily recalling three batches of BANAMINE®/BANAMINE®-S (flunixin meglumine injection) 50 mg/mL in the United States, used for injection in cattle, swine and horses to the consumer level due to the presence of particulate matter. BANAMINE® /BANAMINE®-S (flunixin meglumine injection) is a prescription product in the U.S.   Particulates were observed during routine quality testing and reviews for the following batches: A photo of the bottle of each batch number (lot number) that is part of the recall…

  • Colorado Horse News,  Horse Health,  Horse Ownership in Colorado

    Colorado Equine Health Alert: Equine Herpesvirus – Neurologic

    Two horses were confirmed positive for Equine Herpesvirus – Neurologic on 3/17/2023 in Pueblo County, CO. For more information go to: https://www.equinediseasecc.org/equine-herpesvirus Location: Pueblo CountySource: State VeterinarianNumber Confirmed: 2Number Suspected: 2Number Exposed: 20Facility Type: Boarding Facility EQUINES AFFECTED:Age: 10; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Usage: Horse Show; Onset of Clinical Signs: 3/13/2023;Confirmation Date: 3/17/2023; Horse Status: Quarantined; Age: 11; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Warmblood (WB); Usage: Pleasure Riding; Onset of Clinical Signs: 3/7/2023;Confirmation Date: 3/17/2023; Horse Status: Quarantined;

  • Colorado Horse News,  Horse Ownership in Colorado

    Digital Image Theft

    More and more we see people using images they have not paid for to advertise their horse, show off their riding, brag on a clinic they ride in, etc. Did you know that using a proof image, screenshots of images, or any form of images from a photographer, when you have not paid for those images, is theft? And honestly is kind of just a jerk move. Digital images are protected by copyright laws as soon as they are taken, which give the creator of the image the exclusive right to reproduce and distribute the image. When someone takes a digital image without permission or payment, they are infringing on…

  • Barn Thefts in Colorado
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    Barn Thefts in Colorado

    The Barn Bandits have been VERY active this year. Breaking into people’s vehicles at boarding facilities, stealing purses and valuables, and immediately going to Walmart or nearby stores to buy whatever they can with credit cards. They have been hitting barns all over the front range. We spoke to Deputy Jason Blanchard from the Douglas County Sheriff Community Resources/Crime Prevention Unit for some insight: the truth is that the general public thinks equestrians have money, which makes barns a likely target. Especially active boarding/training barns. But don’t consider yourself safe if you keep your horses at home either, because you are still a target. Deputy Blanchard reviewed, agreed with, and…

  • British Equestrian Announces Concussion and Return to Riding Guidelines
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    British Equestrian Announces Concussion and Return to Riding Guidelines

    If you ride horses, chances are you have fallen off a time or two. Which can cause a concussion. Concussion is an injury to the brain resulting in a disturbance of brain function. It can be causedby a direct blow to the head, but can also occur when a blow to another part of the body resultsin rapid movement of the head, such as whiplash-type injuries. Loss of consciousness does not always occur – in fact, it occurs in less than 10% of concussions. None of this info is new. What is new, is that there has never been a “Return to Riding” guideline or outline available, until now. In…

  • Senate Bill 23-038 Prohibit Equine Slaughter For Human ConsumptionSenate Bill 23-038
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    Senate Bill 23-038 Prohibit Equine Slaughter For Human Consumption

    Concerning a prohibition on slaughtering equines for human consumption. SESSION: 2023 Regular Session SUBJECTS: Business & Economic Development, Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement BILL SUMMARY Section 1 of the bill establishes the crime of unlawful equine slaughter. A person engages in unlawful equine slaughter if the person: Section 1 provides a safe harbor to the offense for equine slaughtered for use by a facility in feeding predators housed at the facility. Each equine that is unlawfully slaughtered and each 100 pounds of equine meat derived from unlawful slaughter is a separate offense. A first violation is a class 1 misdemeanor with a mandatory minimum fine of $1,000, and a second or subsequent violation within a…

  • The Wild Animal Sanctuary Acquires 22,450 Acres of Land for Newly Formed Wild Horse Refuge Property
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    The Wild Animal Sanctuary Acquires 22,450 Acres of Land for Newly Formed Wild Horse Refuge Property

    CRAIG, Colo., Jan. 26, 2023 – The Wild Animal Sanctuary, A Colorado Non-Profit Corporation, announces the recent acquisition of a large parcel of land located in northwest Colorado not far from the historic town of Steamboat Springs. With more than 22,450 acres of land spanning 29 square miles, this contiguous parcel represents a landmass larger than Manhattan Island. The Wild Animal Sanctuary purchased the land for its newly created Wild Horse Refuge, which will serve to rescue and protect hundreds of Colorado’s native wild horses, which are also known as Mustangs.  The Refuge is being created in response to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) wild horse round-up operations which began in early 2022 and were done within Colorado’s Sand…

  • The US Senate Farm Bill
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    The 2023 Farm Bill

    Every five years, Congress passes legislation that sets national agriculture, nutrition, conservation, and forestry policy, commonly referred to as the “Farm Bill”. The Committee formally kicked off its process for the 2023 Farm Bill with field hearings in both Michigan and Arkansas in 2022. Hearings continued in November and December of 2022, and will continue throughout the early parts of 2023. The Committee invites ideas and proposals for the 2023 Farm Bill, as well as feedback about the 2018 Farm Bill. Submissions are welcomed via this form or emailing FarmBill2023@ag.senate.gov. The measure we commonly call the “farm bill” is the single most important piece of legislation for improving the quality of life…