Intervet Schering-Plough Joins Unwanted Horse Coalition

March 24, 2010 Off By Roberta Johnston

The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) announces their newest member, Intervet Schering Plough Animal Health (ISPAH), one of the country’s largest animal health companies.

ISPAH is a global leader in research, development, manufacturing and sales of veterinary medicines and offers a broad range choice of vaccines and disease control methods for equines, farm animals (including ruminants, pigs and poultry), and companion animals. Along with the American Association of Equine Practitioners, ISPAH helped to create the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign, a non-profit program that donates vaccines to qualifying equine rescue and retirement facilities. As a sponsor of the American Horse Council for 2 years, ISPAH has aided the organization in various important projects, most recently the widely used brochure, Rehabilitating the Neglected Horse: A Caregiver’s Guide.

“As a leading animal health care company, ISPAH recognizes the need to partner with organizations like the UHC so that we can continue to bring solutions for the health and welfare of the horse,” said Brett Whitehead, Director Equine & Retail Business of ISPAH.

The Unwanted Horse Coalition is a broad alliance of equine organizations that have joined together under the umbrella of the American Horse Council. The Coalition’s mission is to reduce the number of unwanted horses and to improve their welfare through education and the efforts of organizations committed to the health, safety, and responsible care and disposition of these horses.

Additional information about the Unwanted Horse Coalition is available by logging on to www.unwantedhorsecoalition.org or by calling 202-296-4031.

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The Unwanted Horse Coalition

The mission of the Unwanted Horse Coalition is to reduce the number of unwanted horses and improve their welfare through education and the efforts of organizations committed to the health, safety and responsible care and disposition of these horses. The UHC grew out of the Unwanted Horse Summit, which was organized by the American Association of Equine Practitioners and held in conjunction with the American Horse Council’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., in April 2005. The summit was held to bring key stakeholders together to start a dialogue on the unwanted horse in America. Its purpose was to develop consensus on the most effective way to work together to address the issue. In June 2006, the UHC was folded into the AHC and now operates under its auspices.