PMU Draft Mares in Trouble! Please
Premarin (including Prempro, Premphase, Prempac, and Premelle) is a drug
made up of conjugated estrogens obtained from the urine of pregnant mares --
put out in many forms (pills, creams, injections, patches, vaginal rings)
and is used to reduce the symptoms of menopause in women or women who have
had a hysterectomy. It is also prescribed to nearly eliminate the risk of
osteoporosis (the brittling of bones) and reduce the chance of heart disease
in women over 50.
|Good News / Bad News. The good news is that
the drug company that makes Premarin has shut down some of their Pregnant
Mare Urine (PMU) farms. There are still many farms in business, but due
to modern research that finds Premarin not healthy for women to take, the
demand for it is going down. This is good news. That means that less PMU
foals will be born and thus less going to slaughter. There is still a lot of
work to do and more farms producing too many foals.
Meanwhile, the farms that just closed down have many pregnant mares to get
rid of. We are wanting to help grade (unregistered) mares as they are
the most at risk.
If you are interested in adopting one of these mares, Please contact
one of more of the organizations listed below for up to date
information. We will try to list as many as possible here on DHC but
keep in mind that this is a nationwide problem and there are many many more
than we're able to list that need help.
Valley, Arizona - draft horse rescue ranch.
United in Light, Inc.
Care of Deborah Derr, D.C.
4005 W. Pheasant Pl.
Chino Valley, AZ 86323
Arizona - 928 636 8469
California - 805-427-0084
In a 1997 summer survey Equuis representatives catalogued that Draft and
Draft breeds were the second highest (out of 16) breed of horse to be
slaughtered. "United in Light" wants to change that.
Mobile, AL -
Drafts & Draft Cross Foals! Foal Train, an Alabama-based PMU
organization, is placing quality foals at great prices! Go to
www.foaltrain.com for photos of registered and grade Percherons, grade
Belgians, and Drafts crossed with Paints, Morgans, & Thoroughbreds. Most are
$600 & shipping under $350. Foals available from May to August 2004 and
shipped in Sept/Oct. firstname.lastname@example.org (334) 667-6894
Sue-Ellen Brown, Psy.D.
School of Veterinary Medicine
Center for the Study of Human-Animal Interdependent Relationships
W: (334) 727-8082
H: (334) 667-6894
Visit Our AOL Homepage at;
Approximately 60 Draft Mares in foal And Draft Cross Foals
At risk of going to slaughter
from the PMU ranches in Canada available for Adoption.
All are 900.00-1700.00 Total This includes transport
to a holding facility in NH VA or KY. VERY NICE
DRESSAGE HUNT And JUMP prospects. Help us save these horses. Go To
for more information or E-Mail
Cherokee Springs Equestrian Center is willing to help
provide a home for unwanted horses in the Western States. Beautiful
stables, pastures and training areas with unlimited love and care!
Please contact Rory or Kimberlee 435-616-8464. Pick up can also be aranged.
will adopt any draft or cross mares must be
breedable and reasonably priced. minimum of a trailer load.
R&R Horse Rescue - a Non-Profit Central Florida Based Horse Farm on 20
beautiful pastured acres. Willing to take horses, age and breed are not
important. We will give them a chance to love, food, and a place to call
HOME. Please call Jamie or Steve Roosevelt at 352-669-5081
I would like to take this opportunity to Introduce Restoration Valley
Horse Rescue. We are privately funded and have several openings for
rescue horses. Those that are trainable and able will be trained and used as
lead horses to expose children that do not have the opportunity to
experience a horse ride or even petting a horse. We are working with several
programs where these great animals can be used to assist problem and
emotionally disturbed teens in a supervised setting where they can care for
the horses and establish a sense of being needed. This type of therapy is
wonderful for the horses and the children as well. If the horses are sound
enough to be ridden then we can use these as well to introduce economically
disadvantaged youth to pleasure and trail riding. If anyone has a
horse to donate or knows or someone please have them contact me at:
We have a 4H group that is interested in rescuing or adopting a draft
horse for our 4-h program in Long Beach California. We would hope that he
or she would be rideable for small and young children. We do have some
money for transporting the animal to long beach. If anyone is has
information that might help please email MICHAEL MCGLOTHAN @
NORTH FLORIDA - Santa Fe River
Clydesdales, Protecting and Preserving the Draft Breed -
| Private Rescue
|United Pegasus Foundation,
LaraLeigh@socal.rr.com or call
them at 626-279-1306
Humane Society of AZ Inc.
23010 N 185th Ave
Surprise, AZ 85387
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