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UHC Hosts Annual Meeting, Operation Gelding to be Expanded

June 20, 2016 – Washington, D.C.  The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) held its annual meeting on Monday, June 13, 2016, during the American Horse Council’s Annual Convention and National Issues Forum at the Washington Court Hotel.Attendees included 31 members of the UHC as well as 21 representatives from other equine industry organizations interested in reducing  … Read more

Volunteer

Your Good Works for Horses Start Here You don’t have to acquire a veterinary degree to make a powerful impact on equine welfare. Volunteers are the lifeline of non-profit organizations working to make better lives for horses across America. Your “good works” could mean spending an hour each week cleaning stalls at a local rescue  … Read more

For Horse Owners

Information for Horse Owners Euthanasia: The Most Difficult Decision Difficult though it may be to contemplate, there may come a time when, for humane or other reasons, you need to consider euthanasia for your horse. Choosing whether, or when, to end a beloved animal’s life may be the hardest decision you ever have to make  … Read more

Media Roundup

The UHC continues to spread the word about unwanted horses through its monthly Media Roundup. The news summary is sent out via e-mail and contains articles that detail what organizations in the community are doing to understand and help solve the problem. It also reports on the activities within the UHC.Media Roundup resumed in March  … Read more

Current Clinic Schedule

Current clinic schedule September 17, 2016Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue, Ashland, KY  October 8, 2016Triple H Miniature Horse Rescue, Mandan, ND  

Books for Purchase

Books for Purchase How to Start and Run and Rescue The UHC offers Dr. Jennifer Williams’ book, How to Start and Run and Rescue. The book, which was donated to the UHC by member organization, The Equine Network, in 2012 is a valuable resource for those looking to start a rescue or for established equine  … Read more

Before You Buy

Before You Buy What to Expect When Owning a Horse So you have decided that you want to take the leap and the join millions of others who own a horse? Much like any large animal, horses rank high in the category of responsibility. With improvements in nutrition and health care, horses are living longer,  … Read more

What are my options if my horse dies or must be humanely euthanized?

There are several commonly used methods of equine carcass disposal including burial, landfills, composting, incineration, rendering, and biodigesters. Regulations regarding disposal vary greatly from state to state. In some locales, it is illegal to bury a chemically euthanized horse because the high levels of barbiturate make the carcass an environmental hazard. The average cost to  … Read more

UHC Materials

UHC Materials UHC handbook, Own Responsibly: Guidance for Current and Potential Horse Owners from the Unwanted Horse Coalition A handbook that includes detailed chapters on the responsibilities of horse ownership. UHC handbook, Best Practices: How Your Organization Can Help Unwanted Horses A handbook that details initiatives and activities organizations can undertake to help reduce the  … Read more

Related Articles

Additional Info The “Unwanted” Horse in the U.S. The issue of the large number of unwanted horses in the U.S. first came to light following the 2001 Foot and Mouth disease epidemic in Europe. The European consumer’s concern with eating beef resulted in an increase in their consumption of horsemeat. This change drew media attention  … Read more