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May 28, 2013

What are the animal welfare challenges veterinarians face when it comes to horses?

Equine Welfare, Where Fact and Emotion CollideEquine Welfare, Where Fact and Emotion Collide Dr. Thomas Lenz, DVM, Senior Director, Equine Technical Services, leads with quote:

"Animal welfare is fast becoming the major challenge of the veterinary profession for this century." said by Dr. Bernie Osborn, Dean Emeritus of the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinarians, farmers, and ranchers have less credibility with consumers than HSUS about information on the farm. Dr. Lenz lays out what animal welfare is and is not and how the term is applied to horses. What is one to do? Dr. Lenz suggested that welfare challenges are an opportunity to find common ground but to also keep in mind that emotion & misinformation will often override science & fact.

Equine Welfare, Where Fact and Emotion Collide - Dr. Thomas Lenz, DVM, Senior Director, Equine Technical Services, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

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May 28, 2013

What is the Unwanted Horse Coalition and why does it exist?

The Unwanted Horse Coalition: Working Towards Solutions - Ms. Ericka Caslin, Director, Unwanted Horse Coalition, American Horse Council, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

Ms. Ericka Caslin, Director, Unwanted Horse Coalition, American Horse Council, provides an update on the Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) plus details its mission and goals.