Recent News for Horse Industry Controversies

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BLM Vale District Conducting Emergency Wild Horse Gather

August 30, 2016

The gather comes in response to the Cherry Road Wildfire, which has burned 90% of the area in which a herd resides.... Read More

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All Horse, Human Drug Tests From Rio Olympics Clean

August 29, 2016

A total of 60 equine samples--30% of the 200 competing horses--were tested during the Games. ... Read More

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Forest Service Offers Wild Horse Gather Operation Viewing

August 26, 2016

The Modoc National Forest office will conduct a wild horse gather from private and tribal lands between Sept. 6 and 16. ... Read More

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California Racehorse Drug Testing Moving Forward

August 23, 2016

Researchers will be studying the use of biomarkers drug testing.... Read More

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Pennsylvania Track Groom Accused of Fixing Horse Races

August 23, 2016

Several horses had allegedly received clenbuterol, and groom Marian Vega was found to be in possession of the drug.... Read More

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BLM Concludes Nevada Burro Gather

August 18, 2016

The BLM gathered 42 burros utilizing a temporary corral stocked with hay and water. ... Read More

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Pennsylvania Adopts Racehorse Uniform Medication Program

August 16, 2016

Pennsylvania is the 10th state to fully adopt the National Uniform Medication Program.... Read More

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Wild Horse, Burro Advisory Board to Meet in September

August 05, 2016

The meeting will take place Sept. 8-9 in Elko, Nevada, and will be live-streamed online.... Read More

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Three Female Burros Shot and Killed in Arizona

August 01, 2016

The BLM is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.... Read More

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Suit Seeks Halt to BLM Wild Horse Spaying Plan

July 29, 2016

A wild horse advocacy group filed a lawsuit to stop the BLM from surgically sterilizing mares from an Oregon herd.... Read More

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FEI Announces Details of Three Banned Substance Cases

July 28, 2016

The cases focus on prohibited substances identified in a para-dressage horse, an endurance horse, and a jumping horse.... Read More

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BLM Changes Location of July 28 Motor Vehicle Hearing

July 27, 2016

The hearing on the use of motor vehicles in wild horse management will now be held at the Lander County Courthouse.... Read More

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USDA Proposes HPA Enforcement Rule Change

July 26, 2016

The proposed change would ban action devices and require training for veterinarians conducting compliance inspections.... Read More

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BLM to Bait Trap Wild Horses From Silver King, Triple B HMAs

July 26, 2016

Horses removed from the range will be prepared for the BLM's adoption program.... Read More

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BLM Colorado to Hold Hearing on Motorized Equipment Use

July 23, 2016

The public hearing will focus on discuss the use of motorized vehicles in managing wild horses in Colorado.... Read More

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Vale District BLM Postpones Wild Horse Gather

July 21, 2016

The Oregon gather was expected to start on July 26, but has been postponed to a tentative date of Aug. 23.... Read More

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Hearing on BLM Helicopter, Motor Vehicle Use Scheduled

July 21, 2016

The BLM Wyoming will host its annual statewide hearing on Aug. 4 in Rock Springs.... Read More

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House Committee Rules on Rep. Ed Whitfield Ethics Probe

July 16, 2016

Whitfield violated House rules, though unintentionally, by allowing his wife to lobby for anti-soring legislation.... Read More

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BLM's Vale, Oregon, District Plans Wild Horse Gather

July 11, 2016

The BLM will gather 100 horses and return 50 to the range to re-establish the appropriate management level.... Read More

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FEI Decides on 2015 Endurance Prohibited Substance Case

July 08, 2016

The horse Lunatica tested positive for two prohibited substances: propranolol and dexamethasone.... Read More

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BLM to Present Talk on Wild Horses in Wyoming

July 08, 2016

The event will take place July 9 at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, in Casper.... Read More

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BLM Initiates Wild Horse Research in Oregon

June 29, 2016

The agency will work with veterinarians to study safe methods to spay mares and control herd growth... Read More

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BLM Plans South Steens Wild Horse Bait Trap Gather

June 27, 2016

The BLM hopes to remove 100 horses for adoption and treat 40 mares with a fertility vaccine and return them to the wild.... Read More

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Endurance Horse Positive for Banned, Controlled Substances

June 21, 2016

The Jordanian horse tested positive for boldenone, dexamethasone, meloxicam, phenylbutazone, and oxyphenbutazone.... Read More

Kibb Mills (standing left) and Ian Bardwell (standing right), of the Rocky Mountain District’s Trails Program in Montana, stand next to their newly-acquired saddle-trained wild horses from Northern Nevada Correctional Center (NNCC). The trainers (mounted) are inmates with NNCC who have worked with these horses for up to four months to prepare them for adoption.

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Inmate-Trained Wild Horses to Work for U.S. Forest Service

June 17, 2016

Three saddle-trained wild horses were selected to work as pack string horses for U.S. Forest Service trail crews.... Read More