Animal Welfare: Equids


This page provides access to a variety of resources that can help you make a positive difference in the lives of horses.

Featured Topic: Soring

When someone deliberately causes pain to exaggerate leg motion in a horse's gait, it's called soring. Soring is most commonly practiced on Tennessee Walking Horses, but some other gaited​ breeds are affected as well. You can find more detailed information about this equine welfare issue, and the AVMA's and the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) collaborative efforts to end it once and for all, by visiting our webpage on soring. You can personally take action by contacting your representatives in Congress and asking them to support the federal Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act.

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Pregnant Mare Urine:
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