HELPING HOOF NOTES
Note from editor: Since we first posted this article, Premarin has been shown to not live up to expectations although it is still on the market. Now, farms are selling off mares and this is a new problem. Please help those organizations trying to help keep these horses from slaughter.
From The United Pegasus Foundation:
There are approximately 450 premarin farms in Canada and 50 farms in the U.S.A. with an estimated 60,000 mares in urine collection barns. Seventy percent (70%) of the foals from these mares are destined to slaughter every year.
Tell your doctor about the facts on Premarin! Educate your friends and other about Premarin:
This is what you can do to help - ask your doctor to prescribe one of the following alternatives to Premarin:
CENESTIN by Duramed, soy and yam ORTHO-EST by Ortho-Mcneil, totally synthetic, from yams.
CLIMARA by Berlex, beets and yams PROVERA by Upjohn, soy
ESTRACE by Mead/Johnson, yams and soybeans ESTINYL by Sherine, totally synthetic
ESTRATAB by Solvay, soy ESTRADREM by Ciba, sweet potato
OGEN by Unjohn, vegatable sources
If you would like to send a donation to our RESCUE-A-FOAL-FUND, please mail checks to:
The United Pegasus Foundation
120 S. First Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91006
Donations are tax deductible. For more information call 626-279-1306 or visit www.unitedpegasus.com
Editor's Note: UPF has a few Arabian and Arabian crosses for adoption. Their ranches are located in Tehachapi and Hemet, California
Protect your Horse from Being Lost or Stolen (reprinted with permission from the Human Society of the United States)
Horse theft is not just a legend of the Wild West. Every day, horses are reported missing or stolen—an estimated 40,000 annually in the United States. Horses can also disappear following natural disasters such as hurricanes, fires, and floods. Once lost, horses are very difficult to recover; many are quickly sold at auctions to slaughterhouses. To keep your horse safe, follow these tips.
Finally, consider visiting horse slaughterhouses in your state and in neighboring states; there have been several cases of horses being recovered at these facilities when owners have acted quickly. The Humane Society of the United States can provide you with a list of horse slaughterhouses in the United States.
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