Recent News for Horse Industry Controversies

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Cal Expo Stewards Suspend Trainer with History of Cobalt Use

February 04, 2016

Stewards suspended Marissa Tyler after tests revealed that Standardbreds in her barn had excessive cobalt levels.... Read More

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Comment Period on Wild Horse Sterilization Research Extended

February 03, 2016

The BLM has extend the comment period one week to Feb. 10.... Read More

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BLM Seeks Comment on Potential Wild Horse Off-Range Pasture

January 18, 2016

The proposed action involves a possible a wild horse facility on a 3,900-acre property near Fountain Green, Utah.... Read More

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USEF to Host Additional Town Hall Meeting on Medications

January 13, 2016

The meeting, taking place at the USEF's annual convention, will focus on drug and medication accountability.... Read More

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Lawsuit Challenges BLM's Plan for Saylor Creek Herd

January 05, 2016

The litigation claims the plan calls for the chemical or physical sterilization of horses in the Saylor Creek herd.... Read More

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Protecting Wild Horses in Patagonia, Chile

January 03, 2016

Learn about the wild horses and how a nonprofit organization and a veterinary association are working to protect them.... Read More

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Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility Closure Extended

December 30, 2015

The temporary closure will be extended from Dec. 30 to Feb. 29, 2016, due to weather delays and contract issues.... Read More

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BLM Launches Scoping on Proposed Wild Horse Research Gather

December 23, 2015

The BLM hopes to research the behavior of spayed mares.... Read More

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The Equine Industry's Top Welfare Issues

December 22, 2015

A rundown of equine welfare issues currently plaguing the U.S. industry and what's being done to address them. ... Read More

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BLM Seeks Comment on Sulphur Wild Horse Gather EA

December 21, 2015

The assessment includes a proposal to remove excess wild horses and apply fertility control over a 10-year period.... Read More

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2016 U.S. Omnibus Bill Denies Horsemeat Inspections

December 17, 2015

The bill includes a provision that forbids funding of horsemeat inspections at horse processing plants.... Read More

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U.S. Forest Service Will Not Impound Salt River Horses Yet

December 14, 2015

The agency is working with interested parties to find a solution to address the unauthorized horses.... Read More

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BLM Seeks Comment on Central Utah Wild Burro Gather

December 14, 2015

Researchers hope to study burros' fertility, reproductive rate, survival and mortality, habitat selection, and more.... Read More

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Australian Vets Condemn Cobalt Misuse in Horses

December 11, 2015

Equine Veterinarians Australia says the misuse of cobalt in horses is a serious welfare issue.... Read More

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NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance Updates Code of Standards

December 10, 2015

The changes encourage governing jurisdictions to adopt RMTC criteria pertaining to official drug testing laboratories.... Read More

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Accused Florida Farm Owner Can Keep Horses on Property

December 07, 2015

The man, accused of illegally possessing horsemeat for human consumption, is allowed to keep horses on his property.... Read More

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BLM to Host Public Tour of Axtell Wild Horse Corrals

December 04, 2015

This tour, scheduled for Dec. 14, is the first offered since the privately owned and operated facility opened in June.... Read More

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Second Call for Nominations for Wild Horse Advisory Board

November 30, 2015

Nominees are needed for the following categories: humane advocacy, wildlife management, and livestock management.... Read More

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First Phase of Ohio Cobalt Study Complete

November 23, 2015

Preliminary results suggest cobalt could have detrimental effects on a number of equine body systems.... Read More

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BLM Utah to Host Hearing on Vehicles and Wild Horses

November 23, 2015

The hearing will focus on the use of motorized vehicles and aircraft in wild horse and burro management.... Read More

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Checkerboard Wild Horse Gather Comment Period Open

November 20, 2015

The BLM said public input is valuable and will help the bureau to develop a well-informed environmental assessment. ... Read More

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Racing Commissioner Resigns Over Anti-Slaughter Proposal

November 20, 2015

Illinois Racing Commissioner Kathy Byrne withdrew the proposal and resigned after the board did not vote on the issue.... Read More

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FEI Managing Several Prohibited Substance Cases

November 18, 2015

The FEI said a jumper and an endurance horse tested positive, and they issued decisions in other cases.... Read More

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New Synthetic Opioid Found by New York Racing Lab

November 09, 2015

The drug, AH-7921, is one of the novel psychoactive substances that continue to emerge onto the designer drug market. ... Read More

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Pictured Pair Uninvolved in Florida Slaughter Case

November 09, 2015

Two men thought to have information about the slaughter of a high-ticket show jumper were not involved in the incident.... Read More