Recent News for Horse Industry Controversies

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USEF Announces Effective Date, Process for MPA Reporting

August 22, 2017

As of Sept. 1, equestrians must submit disclosure forms if their horses receive medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA).... Read More

Maja, a 13-year-old Przewalski's horse mare, was euthanized Aug. 13 at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute due to renal failure.

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Przewalski's Horse Maja Dies

August 19, 2017

The 13-year-old mare was euthanized at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute after developing renal failure.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Banned, Controlled Substances in Horse Feed

August 15, 2017

While tiny quantities of some substances were found in samples, researchers say it's not necessarily cause for concern.... Read More

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ARCI Updates Model Rules, Will Review Penalty Guidelines

August 14, 2017

Some believe the recommended penalties aren't enough for egregious violations and too harsh for isolated minor offenses.... Read More

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Jockey Club's 2017 Round Table Meeting in the Books

August 14, 2017

Topics covered included the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017, Thoroughbred Safety Committee recommendations, and more.... Read More

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BLM Set to Begin Bible Springs Complex Wild Horse Gather

August 13, 2017

The BLM plans to gather and remove about 100 wild horses from state, private, and BLM-managed lands. ... Read More

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BLM Concludes Marietta Wild Burro Gather

August 12, 2017

The BLM gathered 129 wild burros within and outside the Marietta Wild Burro Range, in Mineral County, Nevada.... Read More

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FEI Suspends U.S. Show Jumper Paige Johnson for a Year

August 09, 2017

The FEI also announced that a Belgian show jumping horse has tested positive for a metabolite of the analgesic tramadol.... Read More

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Five IFHA Reference Laboratories Appointed

August 09, 2017

Labs in Australia, France, Great Britain, Hong Kong, and the United States earned reference laboratory accreditation.... Read More

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Agencies Probe Alleged Wild Horse Harassment

August 09, 2017

Reports suggest several individuals allegedly chased wild horses on Utah's McKay Flat while riding on motorcycles.... Read More

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SAFE Act Reintroduced Into Senate

August 04, 2017

The act is intended to prohibit U.S. horse processing plant development and the export of horses for processing.... Read More

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New Technique Tests Horse Urine for 100+ Drugs

July 30, 2017

The automatic test's short run time enables a high throughput with minimal labor requirements, researchers say.... Read More

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BLM Seeks Comment on Eastern Nevada Horse Gather EA

July 28, 2017

The BLM plans to gather and remove wild horses from within and outside the Antelope and Triple B wild horse complexes.... Read More

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USEF Approves Further Investigation Into Depo-Provera Use

July 26, 2017

The board also approved a ban on injectable magnesium sulfate and will assess pergolide use for PPID horses.... Read More

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Dog Food Blamed for Assateague Pony Death

July 25, 2017

The mare reportedly consumed a large quantities dog food, which caused an impaction and deadly ruptured intestine.... Read More

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BLM Wyoming Holds Hearing on Vehicle Use In Horse Management

July 22, 2017

The public can share comments regarding helicopter and motorized vehicle use in wild horse management.... Read More

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Senate Committee Nixes Horsemeat Inspections

July 21, 2017

This comes after the House of Representatives declined to forbid the USDA from funding horsemeat inspections.... Read More

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House Committee Passes BLM Funding Bill

July 19, 2017

The bill would allow the BLM to transfer horses and burros to other government agencies for use as work animals. ... Read More

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BLM Seeks Comments on Silver King HMA Assessment

July 15, 2017

The BLM hopes the horse gather proposed in the EA would help improve vegetation, habitat, and watershed health. ... Read More

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BLM Issues Draft EA on Wyoming Wild Horse Gather

July 14, 2017

The population of 2,836 horses in three HMAs exceeds the cumulative AML of 1,560 animals by about 80%, the BLM says.... Read More

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House Appropriations Bill Allows Horsemeat Inspections

July 13, 2017

The measure would allow funding for USDA personnel to conduct horsemeat inspections at U.S. processing plants.... Read More

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BLM Offering Public Off-Range Pasture Tour in Oklahoma

July 13, 2017

The BLM is hosting two free tours on Aug. 12, at a wild horse off-range pasture in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.... Read More

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FEI Issues Decisions on Three Banned Substance Cases

July 11, 2017

The cases involve a Belgian endurance horse, a South African jumper, and a Mexican jumper.... Read More

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FEI: British Reining Horse Tests Positive for Stanozolol

July 10, 2017

Shiners Chic, ridden by Jessica Sternberg tested positive for the anabolic steroid at a CRI3* in Texas, in April.... Read More

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Scientists Study How Climate Change Affects Horses

July 07, 2017

Horses suffered the effects of rapid climate change during the late Pleistocene and early Holocene epochs.... Read More