Tag: Horse

WA rethinks farm trespass laws after ABC investigation into horse racing industry

WA’s Attorney General says he went back to the drawing board on his long awaited draft farm trespass legislation following ABC 7.30’s investigation into the horse racing industry. Source: ABC Livestock WA rethinks farm trespass laws after ABC investigation into horse racing industry

Rehoming racehorses — an expensive fantasy retirement for the lucky few

In the wake of the racehorse slaughter scandal, calls are growing for greater financial support for rehoming thoroughbreds and an enforceable standard of care. Source: ABC Livestock Rehoming racehorses — an expensive fantasy retirement for the lucky few

One-eyed mare defies one in 10,000 odds to give birth to live twin foals

Labelled “exceptional” by the state’s most experienced equine vet, twin fillies delivered by a mare in WA’s Wheatbelt are still alive through a crucial period after being born. Source: ABC Livestock One-eyed mare defies one in 10,000 odds to give birth to live twin foals

'Horse with no name' culture proves deadly for riders, inquiry told

The parents of a teenage girl who died after falling off a horse say riders are subjected to avoidable risks when there is no way to trace an animal’s history. Source: ABC Livestock ‘Horse with no name’ culture proves deadly for riders, inquiry told

'Hendra risk is high': Horse owners encouraged to vaccinate

Following the recent Hendra virus outbreak, an equine vet is encouraging horse owners to vaccinate their animals against the deadly bat-borne disease. Source: ABC Livestock ‘Hendra risk is high’: Horse owners encouraged to vaccinate

Hendra virus claims horse in NSW, further south than ever before

The potentially deadly Hendra virus has spread further south, with a case confirmed in the heart of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest thoroughbred breeding region. Source: ABC Livestock Hendra virus claims horse in NSW, further south than ever before

Horse 'bright as a button' after being rescued from mud pit

A vet, his parents and a band of volunteers perform the delicate operation of rescuing a horse which found itself stuck in mud in a paddock at a property south of Adelaide. Source: ABC Livestock Horse ‘bright as a button’ after being rescued from mud pit

50,000 descend on Warwick for Polocrosse World Cup + photos

More than 50,000 polocrosse fans from across the globe descended on Warwick in southern Queensland over the Easter Week for the Polocrosse World Cup held at Morgan Park – the first such event held in Australia in 12 years. Here’s some faces from the event…Read More Source: Beef Central 50,000 descend on Warwick for… Read more »

Racehorse rescue group posts urgent sale amid feed shortage

Chapel Lodge Standardbred Rescue and Rehabilitation says it is urgently looking for homes for its horses as drought-related feed shortages continue to affect stock owners across Australia. Source: ABC Livestock Racehorse rescue group posts urgent sale amid feed shortage

Meet the Australian horse with many changing faces

From early settlements to mustering cattle in the present day and taking centre stage at the Sydney Olympics, the Australian Stock Horse is tough and versatile. Source: ABC Livestock Meet the Australian horse with many changing faces

$230,000 record price for Tamworth performance horse sale filly

The 2019 Landmark Classic performance horse sale which finished up earlier this week has turned over more than $7 million in sales, headlined by a new Australian Performance Horse record of $230,000…Read More Source: Beef Central 0,000 record price for Tamworth performance horse sale filly

Life after the Cup: Makybe Diva enjoying the good life in retirement

There are often concerns about what life is like after the big race for winners of the Melbourne Cup, but at least one of the recent legends of the track is enjoying retirement. Source: ABC Livestock Life after the Cup: Makybe Diva enjoying the good life in retirement

Therapy horse helps teen girl face the world

An elderly therapy horse is helping a teenager in far-west New South Wales find courage and overcome autism. Source: ABC Livestock Therapy horse helps teen girl face the world

'Not in public interest': Request for information on pony deaths blocked

A right to information request about the investigation into the deaths of 13 polo ponies in January is blocked on the grounds it’s not in the public interest. Source: ABC Livestock ‘Not in public interest’: Request for information on pony deaths blocked

Campdraft Hero: Campdrafting is a family affair for national champion Pete Comiskey

When campdraft champion Pete Comiskey is not managing his cattle station or travelling the country for competitions, he’s training the next generation of riders and competitors – including his five-year-old son. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Campdraft Hero: Campdrafting is a family affair for national champion Pete Comiskey

Polo ponies suffocated on Spirit of Tasmania ferry, owner says

The owner of six polo ponies that allegedly died during a Bass Strait crossing on the TT-Line’s Spirit of Tasmania says he has seen the autopsy report and blames the ferry service for their deaths. Source: ABC Livestock Polo ponies suffocated on Spirit of Tasmania ferry, owner says

Lack of public information on polo pony deaths worries vet, horse breeder

Almost six months on from the mysterious deaths of 16 polo ponies after the Barnbougle polo event, a vet and a breeder are concerned that the lack of public information could affect Tasmanian events and breeding programs. Source: ABC Livestock Lack of public information on polo pony deaths worries vet, horse breeder

Horses euthanased following deadly accident sparks review of vet practices

A NSW Government review has been ordered into the decision to euthanase eight horses after a crash near Dubbo amid allegations that some of the animals had not suffered serious injuries. Source: ABC Livestock Horses euthanased following deadly accident sparks review of vet practices

Minister refuses to release details of probe into polo pony deaths

As Australia’s equine community continues to ask questions, the Tasmanian Government is refusing to release details of its inquiry into the death of 16 polo ponies in January. Source: ABC Livestock Minister refuses to release details of probe into polo pony deaths

Horse vaccine controversy halts drug company partnership

Equestrian Australia will put a partnership with Zoetis on hold due to a class action against the controversial drug company. Source: ABC Livestock Horse vaccine controversy halts drug company partnership

Class action by horse owners over Hendra vaccine

Horse owners have launched a $53 million lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company responsible for developing the Hendra virus vaccine. Source: ABC Livestock Class action by horse owners over Hendra vaccine

Polo identity says finding 16 ponies dead in truck was his 'worst nightmare'

The former captain of Australia’s polo team Andrew Williams describes the “gut-wrenching” discovery of 16 ponies dead in the back of the truck he was driving home from Tasmania. Source: ABC Livestock Polo identity says finding 16 ponies dead in truck was his ‘worst nightmare’

Guidelines help horse industry combat caterpillar miscarriage threat

Winning the war against hairy caterpillars threatening the country’s horse industry comes down to two weapons: management and vigilance, say researchers. Source: ABC Livestock Guidelines help horse industry combat caterpillar miscarriage threat

Brumbies feel the heat as drought worsens

A lack of rain takes its toll on a Hunter Valley brumby sanctuary, with wild horses from the Snowy Mountains struggling to acclimatise in parched conditions. Source: ABC Livestock Brumbies feel the heat as drought worsens

Horses bringing people closer to understanding themselves

A Sunshine Coast business is swapping the consulting couch for round yards, using horses to help people build self-confidence and awareness. Source: ABC Livestock Horses bringing people closer to understanding themselves