Dominion Equine Welfare

Dominion Equine Welfare End the slaughter of American horses and give aid to equine rescues We are a small group of equine professionals with big hopes of helping end horse slaughter.

In a country that has a historical bond and partnership with horses, it is unacceptable and unsafe to slaughter them.

Operating as usual

12/16/2021

All horse owners must know how to do this. This video is a great teaching tool.

What to Do with Horses in a Tornado – Equestrian Space 12/12/2021

What to Do with Horses in a Tornado – Equestrian Space

What to Do with Horses in a Tornado – Equestrian Space Deciding what to do with horses in a tornado can be a tricky decision to make. You may feel that making the wrong decision could…

Knowledge Certificate for all Horse Owners will be Required by Law in France - Horses and People 12/11/2021

Knowledge Certificate for all Horse Owners will be Required by Law in France - Horses and People

Would love to see something like this put in place in the US. There are many horse owners who have their heart in the right place but lack the basic knowledge. The lack of knowledge puts horses at risk.

Knowledge Certificate for all Horse Owners will be Required by Law in France - Horses and People New legislation passed in France will require all horse owners to obtain a licence and demonstrate sufficient knowledge of equine needs.

The Accident-Prone Horse – The Horse 12/10/2021

The Accident-Prone Horse – The Horse

They keep us on our toes

The Accident-Prone Horse – The Horse Is your horse accident-prone? Our sources share how to manage these Bubble-Wrap-worthy equines and the best ways to avoid problems in the first place.

12/08/2021

Found horse, Fauquier County

UPDATE: OWNER LOCATED!!!!

Does anyone recognize me? I’m a gelding that was found at 12000 Elk Run Rd. Fauquier County Animal Control with the help of a caring citizen has me safely contained but I’d love to go home. Please call 540 347 3300 if you know where that might be, Thank You!

12/08/2021
12/02/2021

Penn Vet | News Story detail

Breakthrough laminitis research shows promise for the future.

Penn Vet | News Story detail Horse owners usually dread hearing the diagnosis of “Laminitis.” The disease plagues horses of many backgrounds, ages and disciplines. Using genetics, UF/IFAS and University of Pennsylvania scientists have made a breakthrough in the disease thanks to funding from The Foundation for the ...

A Deep Dive into Laminitis with Dr Scott Morrison 12/01/2021

A Deep Dive into Laminitis with Dr Scott Morrison

A Deep Dive into Laminitis with Dr Scott Morrison Starting with the possible causes and traveling through biomechanics, treatment options, and potential outcomes, Dr. Scott Morrison discusses all things lam...

12/01/2021

Equine Herpesvirus- Neurologic
Powhatan County, VA
Outbreak Identifier: 5003
Alert ID: 2347

December 01, 2021
Confirmed Case(s) - Official Quarantine
Source: Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Number Confirmed: 1
Number Suspected: 4
Number Exposed: 10
Facility Type: Boarding Facility

Onset of Clinical Signs: 11/28/2021
Clinical Signs: Ataxia, Became recumbent
Confirmation Date: 11/29/2021
Horse Status: Euthanized
Vaccination Status: Vaccinated

12/01/2021

Lucketts, VA: Found horses

Owners Found!

Do you know us? These horses were found roaming near Saint Clair Rd, near Lucketts VA. Both are geldings and one has a front pair of shoes.

Give us a call at 703-777-0406 if you can help these horses find their home.

Did you know we offer a program in partnership with Loudoun County Sheriff's Office to help owners reclaim lost livestock? Learn more here: https://www.loudoun.gov/3182/OPERATION-Protect-Livestock

Why One Veterinarian Says There May Soon Be A Shortage Of Equine Practitioners - And How You Can Help - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report 11/26/2021

Why One Veterinarian Says There May Soon Be A Shortage Of Equine Practitioners - And How You Can Help - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Veterinary professionals are stretched thin in most areas, but especially for equine.

Please treat your veterinary professionals with respect and kindness. They are doing the best they can for all their patients/clients.

Why One Veterinarian Says There May Soon Be A Shortage Of Equine Practitioners - And How You Can Help - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report It's no secret that employers across all industries are hard-pressed for help right now. Dr. Debbie Spike-Pierce, president and CEO of Rood + Riddle Equine Hospital, worries that soon equine veterinarians won't just have a tough time finding people to work for them – their clients may have a tough...

11/25/2021
Photos from Prime Equine's post 11/23/2021

Photos from Prime Equine's post

Winter Water Woes and Equine Colic Prevention 11/20/2021

Winter Water Woes and Equine Colic Prevention

“Horses are trickle feeders and their digestive systems operate optimally when forage is always available. This means water must be available at all times.”

Winter Water Woes and Equine Colic Prevention Nothing can drain the colour from a horse owner’s face quicker than hearing the word COLIC! Winter is an important season to focus on colic prevention and ward off water woes that can lead to impaction in the equine gut.

Timeline Photos 11/20/2021

Timeline Photos

WeatherBeeta Wednesday Tip: When fitting a blanket with cross surcingles, ensure that the straps cross each other in the center of your horse’s belly, well forward of his stifle. When adjusted properly there should be just a hand’s width of space between the straps and your horse's body. Too much slack and your horse can get a foot tangled; too little and it will restrict his movement and possibly even rip. Read more helpful blanket-fitting tips and see the full range of WeatherBeeta turnouts, stable blankets and coolers at www.weatherbeeta.com.

Heated Water Trough Safety – The Horse 11/15/2021

Heated Water Trough Safety – The Horse

Heated Water Trough Safety – The Horse Are you using heated water buckets or troughs this winter? Stay safe with these tips.

Cream application reduced size of equine melanomas in German study - Horsetalk.co.nz 11/14/2021

Cream application reduced size of equine melanomas in German study - Horsetalk.co.nz

Cream application reduced size of equine melanomas in German study - Horsetalk.co.nz Further work could lead to an effective, topical and marketable novel drug which help equine skin cancer patients, say researchers.

11/09/2021

There is always a reason behind the response.

Er zit altijd meer achter gedrag dan wat de meeste mensen denken. We kunnen niet ervan uitgaan dat dieren (en kinderen trouwens ook) altijd hun behoefte op een constructieve manier met ons delen - hoe dan ook? Dieren spreken ons taal niet. Dus gedrag is hun manier van communiceren met ons.

Te zeggen gedrag is ‘stout’ en ’ondeugend’ is te kort door de bocht en doet dieren en kinderne vreselijk onrecht aan.

Paarden zijn niet in staat om dingen opzettelijk tegen ons te doen. Ze doen alleen maar wat ze denken moeten te doen. Als het jou niet bevalt dan moet je erachter gaan waarom het paard het doet en in hoever jij dat gedrag op roept.

Schuld heeft geen plaats in een relatie.

11/08/2021

Fauquier County SPCA needs funds and supplies to help care for some poor souls in need.

Please help. The Fauquier SPCA is caring for multiple horses seized by Fauquier Sheriff's Office, Animal Control division. These horses are part of an ongoing investigation and are not available for adoption at this time. We are in desperate need of monetary donations to cover veterinarian, farrier, and equine dentist expenses. We are also in need of feed containers, square bales, grooming supplies, and large/Xlarge breakaway halters. Thank you for your support, we couldn't do what we do without you!

Photos from Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center's post 11/01/2021

Photos from Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center's post

10/30/2021

Found horse: Bluemont, VA.

“Found Chestnut gelding on my farm at Trappe Road any Airmont intersection. At Van V***n Farm at our cabin stable, not main barn call ASAP 703-431-1613. We are taking great care of him but would be nice to find his owners.”

10/28/2021

Equine Infectious Anemia
Carroll County, VA
Outbreak Identifier: 4971
Alert ID: 2315
October 27, 2021
Confirmed Case(s) - No Quarantine

Source: Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Number Confirmed: 1;
Facility Type: Farm;
Notes: The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Office of Veterinary Services has confirmed one positive case of Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) in a quarter horse at a private farm in Carroll County. This is the first confirmed case of EIA in Virginia in several years.

A Coggins test was performed on the horse by an accredited veterinarian during routine regulatory testing at an auction. As a result of the positive test, the horse has been euthanized. No clinical signs of disease were noted in the euthanized horse at the time of sampling. No other horses reside on the farm.

An investigation is ongoing to determine the origin of the horse’s infection.

10/20/2021

Tally’s next chapter…

Today, Tally was transported just a few miles from her boarding farm to the beautiful facility Michael Alway and Michael Alway Horsemanship calls home. Michael has been working with Tally a few times a month in a less than ideal work space. We all agreed Tally would benefit from a few weeks of consistent work under his expert tutelage at his facility.

Dominion Equine Welfare is grateful to Michael and his staff, as well as a generous private donor who is helping to make this focused training possible for Tally.

We will be posting updates in the coming weeks so you all can share in Tally’s progress. This video is from her arrival today. While she is excited, she will eventually calm down and settle into her new digs and get to know her neighbors 😊

10/20/2021
10/15/2021

**NEW**
NETPOSSE ALERT
SEARCHING FOR MINIATURE HORSE NAMED JULIETTE - Loudoun County, Virginia. | NETPOSSE ID #4719
https://netposse.com/?4719

Have you seen Juliette? She could be anywhere by now

Name: Juliette Gender: mare Breed: Miniature horse
Description: Mini horse light brown and white paint horse with 4 white stockings and a snip on her nose. 27inches tall. She is 11 years old. has a damaged left hind hoof. Whereabouts unknown. Searching for location and proof of life. Last known location Loudoun County, Virginia.

10/10/2021

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Fairfax Fall Festival yesterday! We are humbled by your generosity and eagerness for information on how you can help horses! We firmly believe that everyone can be an equine advocate - and we met so many of you yesterday!

Every dollar received (from donations and the purchase of merchandise) goes directly to caring for Dominion’s current rescue horse Tally, and to horses/horse owners in Virginia who need a helping hand through our Equi-Help program.

Thank you again, and be well!

Tim Parmly & Maria Kimble
Co-Founders
Dominion Equine Welfare

10/09/2021

t’s a lovely day in Fairfax, VA!

Come visit Dominion Equine Welfare at the Fairfax Fall Festival, 10am-5pm today.

We have lots of good info to share, as well as items for sale. 100% of proceeds goes to helping horses in the Commonwealth.

We look forward to seeing you!

t’s a lovely day in Fairfax, VA!

Come visit Dominion Equine Welfare at the Fairfax Fall Festival, 10am-5pm today.

We have lots of good info to share, as well as items for sale. 100% of proceeds goes to helping horses in the Commonwealth.

We look forward to seeing you!

Photos from American Association of Equine Practitioners's post 10/06/2021

Photos from American Association of Equine Practitioners's post

10/02/2021
Got Bots? – The Horse 09/26/2021

Got Bots? – The Horse

Got Bots? – The Horse Bots are pesky creatures, capable of causing irritation and physical damage to horses. They aren't categorized as being the worst of internal parasites, but they can cause problems externally and internally.

Photos from Central Virginia Horse Rescue's post 09/15/2021

Photos from Central Virginia Horse Rescue's post

09/03/2021

Loose horses: Snapshot below of a post that was not shareable.

“2 loose horses - in Broad Run area along Rt. 55 near Bust Head Rd (Rt 674)”

Loose horses: Snapshot below of a post that was not shareable.

“2 loose horses - in Broad Run area along Rt. 55 near Bust Head Rd (Rt 674)”

08/30/2021

UPDATE #2: “🚨BUZZ IS FOUND!🚨

Robert Monk’s horse took off from the trailers on Saturday at 8 am! He was found tonight (Monday) at 8:45pm!

Thank you so much to everyone for all the help searching!

This boy ended up miles and miles away from the meet, across 50, and beyond!

Thank you to Stephanie Bates who called me to tell me Buzz was in her friend’s yard! What an incredibly awesome small community we live in to have this horse arrive back home safe and sound after no sightings for 60 hours!

Buzz is no worse for the wear and is in better shape than when he left! He was not stressed whatsoever and was more like ‘oh hey, what are you doing here?’ when I caught him.

What an adventure!”

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UPDATE: see photo below.

The Plains, VA.: Missing Horse

“Sharing per request of Jill and Robert Monk:
Dear friends from OCH and our broader community,
Robert and I wanted to write to say how deeply grateful we are to each of you who has helped us to look for our horse, Buzz. Friends whom we know and friends whom we hope to meet – thank you, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
While Buzz is still missing, Robert and I feel confident that with the help our community, we will find him. Buzz can be timid and often hard to catch. So, if you see a loose horse in the general vicinity of Landmark School Road and Logans Mill Road, we ask that you please contact Lindsay Kelley at 703.431.0830 or Robert at 202.494.8069.
Robert and I remain optimistic and continue to believe that Buzz is enjoying his freedom and respite from his dietary paddock. That said, as soon as he seeks the company of other horses, we hope Buzz will be found. Please continue to keep a look out for us.
We often read about the best places to live in our country. What’s missing on the list is right here where we all live. Thank you all for caring so much, lifting our hearts, and helping us to believe that is what is dear to us will be found. May God bless you and carry each of you, each of us safely home.
Jill
PS: 540 friends please repost this message to make others aware of the search”

UPDATE #2: “🚨BUZZ IS FOUND!🚨

Robert Monk’s horse took off from the trailers on Saturday at 8 am! He was found tonight (Monday) at 8:45pm!

Thank you so much to everyone for all the help searching!

This boy ended up miles and miles away from the meet, across 50, and beyond!

Thank you to Stephanie Bates who called me to tell me Buzz was in her friend’s yard! What an incredibly awesome small community we live in to have this horse arrive back home safe and sound after no sightings for 60 hours!

Buzz is no worse for the wear and is in better shape than when he left! He was not stressed whatsoever and was more like ‘oh hey, what are you doing here?’ when I caught him.

What an adventure!”

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UPDATE: see photo below.

The Plains, VA.: Missing Horse

“Sharing per request of Jill and Robert Monk:
Dear friends from OCH and our broader community,
Robert and I wanted to write to say how deeply grateful we are to each of you who has helped us to look for our horse, Buzz. Friends whom we know and friends whom we hope to meet – thank you, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
While Buzz is still missing, Robert and I feel confident that with the help our community, we will find him. Buzz can be timid and often hard to catch. So, if you see a loose horse in the general vicinity of Landmark School Road and Logans Mill Road, we ask that you please contact Lindsay Kelley at 703.431.0830 or Robert at 202.494.8069.
Robert and I remain optimistic and continue to believe that Buzz is enjoying his freedom and respite from his dietary paddock. That said, as soon as he seeks the company of other horses, we hope Buzz will be found. Please continue to keep a look out for us.
We often read about the best places to live in our country. What’s missing on the list is right here where we all live. Thank you all for caring so much, lifting our hearts, and helping us to believe that is what is dear to us will be found. May God bless you and carry each of you, each of us safely home.
Jill
PS: 540 friends please repost this message to make others aware of the search”

Searching For Horse named Astro - Ice - Hillsville , VA, 24343 | NetPosse ID #4596 08/27/2021

Searching For Horse named Astro - Ice - Hillsville , VA, 24343 | NetPosse ID #4596

Hillsville, VA.

Searching For Horse named Astro - Ice - Hillsville , VA, 24343 | NetPosse ID #4596 Searching For Horse near Hillsville , VA, 24343 - ID # 4596 @ NetPosse ID

Researchers Test Model for Assessing Equine Joint Supplement Efficacy – The Horse 08/19/2021

Researchers Test Model for Assessing Equine Joint Supplement Efficacy – The Horse

Researchers Test Model for Assessing Equine Joint Supplement Efficacy – The Horse The trial might help answer questions about nutraceuticals’ effects on horse joint health.

Our Story

We are a small group of equine professionals dedicated to helping equine in the Commonwealth. Our primary program is a safety net program called EquiHelp, which helps individual Virginia horse owners suffering a short-term hardship feed their horse/s. We provide hay and feed for qualified applicants. To learn more, visit https://dominionequinewelfare.org/index.php/2016-05-30-13-46-05/about-dominion-equihelp

We also work to help end horse slaughter. In a country that has a historical bond and partnership with horses, it is unacceptable and unsafe to slaughter them.

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We spent some time with Tally before loading up.  She is a beautiful mare!

Telephone

Address


10603 Orchard St
Fairfax, VA
22030-3011

General information

Approximately 150,000 U.S. horses per year are sent to slaughter in Mexico and Canada, about 1- 2% of the horse population. 92% are young, in good condition and come from the racing and sport horses. Slaughter is often called the “dirty secret” of the horse industry, since healthy horses no longer profitable are simply disposed of by some owners.
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TBA Toastmasters Club TBA Toastmasters Club
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Northern Virginia Animal Alliance Northern Virginia Animal Alliance
Fairfax, 22030

Located in Northern Virginia, we seek to improve the relationship between dogs and their human through structure, clarity, and partnership.

Ignite Student Ministries Ignite Student Ministries
4650 Shirley Gate Rd.
Fairfax, 22030

For students, parents and leaders of Beyond The Limits Youth Ministries

Beta Delta Chapter of Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Inc. Beta Delta Chapter of Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Inc.
4400 University Dr
Fairfax, 22030

Our chapter was founded by three strong, independent Latinas with a vision to mentor young Latinas and help our community. Feel free to contact us at [email protected]

United Methodist Church in Northern Virginia United Methodist Church in Northern Virginia
3600 Chain Bridge Rd
Fairfax, 22030

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Guhyasamaja Buddhist Center Guhyasamaja Buddhist Center
10875 Main St, Ste 108
Fairfax, 22030

Please know that our classes are informal, and everyone is welcome. For the most up to date information please visit our website at www.guhyasamaja.org

FACETS FACETS
10700 Page Avenue, Building B
Fairfax, 22030

FACETS has been opening doors for people in need across Fairfax County since 1988.

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc - Theta Tau Sigma Chapter Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc - Theta Tau Sigma Chapter
Fairfax

The Theta Tau Sigma Alumni Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. serves the City of Alexandria, VA, Arlington County, VA, and Fairfax County, VA since August 15th, 1983.

GMU Alpha Psi Omega- Alpha Zeta Upsilon Cast GMU Alpha Psi Omega- Alpha Zeta Upsilon Cast
4400 University Dr
Fairfax, 22030

National Theatre Honor Society

Fairfax Volunteer Fire Department Fairfax Volunteer Fire Department
4081 University Drive
Fairfax, 22030

The Fairfax Volunteer Fire Department provides high quality emergency medical and fire suppression and rescue services through the skill, commitment, and cooperative team effort of our volunteers working hand-in-hand with the career staff.

American Society of Nuclear Cardiology American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
9302 Lee Highway, Suite 1210
Fairfax, 22031

The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) mission is to improve cardiovascular outcomes through patient-centered imaging www.asnc.org.