Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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The Horse's Top Blog Posts of 2014

December 25, 2014

The Horse's bloggers had a busy 2014. Here's a look back at the past year's most viewed blog posts.... Read More

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Horse Rescue Operators Share Christmas Wish Lists

December 25, 2014

The holidays are prime time for supporting charities, and horse rescues often top equine enthusiasts' lists.... Read More

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The Horse's Top 10 Horse Health Articles of 2014

December 24, 2014

Covering a variety of horse health topics, the following articles received the most views over the past year. Enjoy!... Read More

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UK Extension Agents to Host 8th Annual Pastures Please

December 24, 2014

Lecture topics include weed control, how to re-establish pastures, and plants that are poisonous to horses.... Read More

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Good Horse Keeping and Other Advice From Equine Rescuers

December 24, 2014

Rescue operators share advice on small steps owners can take to keep their horses out of less-than-ideal situations.... Read More

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Multiple Graded Stakes Winner Kiri's Clown Dead at 25

December 23, 2014

The 25-year-old Thoroughbred stallion was euthanized Dec. 22 due to complications following colic surgery.... Read More

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RCI Appoints Five to New Medication Board

December 22, 2014

Drs. Rick Sams, Scott Stanley, Mary Robinson, Ken McKeever, and George Maylin have been appointed to the board.... Read More

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Bell to Head Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

December 22, 2014

James G. "Jimmy" Bell, president and racing manager of Darley America, has been elected president of the organization.... Read More

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Register Now for UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course

December 22, 2014

The programs are open to veterinarians, owners, or anyone interested in learning about reproduction and management.... Read More

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Aussie Thoroughbred Sale Buyers Can Request Steroid Test

December 21, 2014

The sales company is offering the testing based on new rules banning anabolic steroid use in racehorses.... Read More

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RMTC Plans Changes but No Merger with RCI

December 21, 2014

The RCI had invited the RMTC to merge with the former group's new Drug Testing Standards and Practices Committee.... Read More

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BLM Gathering Burros from Nevada's Pahrump Valley

December 20, 2014

The BLM says the burros pose a safety hazard on area roadways and have caused private property damage.... Read More

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Racehorse Tax Break Passes Congress

December 20, 2014

A provision that retroactively extends three-year tax depreciation for all racehorses was passed Dec. 16.... Read More

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Marketer Voluntarily Recalls Equine Gastric Ulcer Product

December 19, 2014

Tristar Equine Marketing has recalled Gastrotec after receiving a warning letter from the FDA regarding its marketing.... Read More

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WVRC Eyes Independent Review of Head-On Collision

December 19, 2014

The Dec. 13 collision led to a horse being euthanized after a race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.... Read More

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Firestones Honored by duPont Scott Equine Medical Center

December 17, 2014

Bertram and Diana Firestone were recognized for their leadership, support, and dedication to the center.... Read More

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RCI Request Would Change RMTC's Current Role

December 17, 2014

The RCI has asked the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) to merge into a new RCI scientific advisory board.... Read More

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RCI Uniform Classification Guidelines Updated

December 17, 2014

The organization updated entries on ketoprofen, alclofenac, firocoxib, aminorex, and more.... Read More

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Spending Bill Maintains Horse Slaughter Ban

December 17, 2014

The bill will effectively prevent any horse slaughterhouses from opening until Sept. 30, 2015.... Read More

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New Rules Lead to Spike in Positive Drug Tests in Indiana

December 17, 2014

The adoption of new model rules on medication use in racehorses has led to an increase in positive tests in Indiana.... Read More

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Fourth Horse Death Connected to Recalled Feed

December 16, 2014

A fourth Florida horse has died after consuming an equine feed tainted with an antibiotic intended for use in cattle.... Read More

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BLM Approves Third Ecosanctuary for Off-Range Wild Horses

December 15, 2014

The new ecosanctuary will be located in Lander, Wyoming, with horses arriving as early as the spring of 2015.... Read More

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Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Biosecurity Notices

December 15, 2014

Something as simple as a sign can help organizers run events that promote horse health and biosecurity.... Read More

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Belgium's Ingmar De Vos Elected FEI President

December 15, 2014

De Vos was elected by an overwhelming majority in the first round of voting, earning 98 votes out of a possible 131.... Read More

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Second Saddle Research Trust Conference Held in England

December 14, 2014

Researchers examined, discussed, and debated the latest research on saddle-related welfare and performance issues. ... Read More