Recent News for Horse Industry Controversies

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BLM to Host Tour of Pine Nut Herd Management Area Gather

January 22, 2015

The tour will take place Jan. 23 before the scheduled wild horse gather begins.... Read More

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Indiana Report Says Positive Cobalt Tests Down

January 14, 2015

Of the 879 samples tested through Nov. 15, nine (1%) came back over the 25 parts-per-billion threshold level.... Read More

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Drought Prompts BLM to Gather Horses in Nevada

January 12, 2015

The BLM plans to gather about 150 wild horses threatened by lack of forage.... Read More

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Hialeah, Florida, Horse Found Slaughtered

January 09, 2015

Police said an owner found his horse slaughtered in his barn when he went to feed then animal on Jan. 7.... Read More

A compounded drug is one produced when the required flavor, dosage, or formulation is otherwise not available as an FDA-approved drug.

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RCI Rules to Target Illegal Drug Compounding

January 06, 2015

The group wants to ensure agencies can sanction licensees who violate restrictions on illegally compounded drugs.... Read More

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Diagnostic Sample Submission Guidelines

January 02, 2015

A laboratory test is only as good as the sample submitted. Find out how veterinarians submit samples.... Read More

BLM horses in round-up

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BLM to Gather Wild Horses from the Pine Nut Mountains

January 02, 2015

As many as 132 wild horses will be released back to the range following the gather.... Read More

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BLM Seeks Comments on Proposed Wild Horse Gather

December 31, 2014

The BLM is seeking comments on a proposed wild horse gather in the Fish Creek herd management area, in Nevada.... Read More

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BLM Nevada Announces 2015 Wild Horse Gathers

December 29, 2014

Some gathered mares will be treated with a fertility control vaccine before being released back to the range.... Read More

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New York to Adopt ARCI Rules on Multiple Violations

December 26, 2014

Regulators have preliminarily adopted a new system of minimum penalties for multiple equine drug violations.... 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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Spending Bill Maintains Horse Slaughter Ban

December 18, 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 18, 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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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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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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EU Bans Horsemeat Processed in Mexico

December 11, 2014

But one slaughter proponent doesn't believe the ban will stop the flow of horsemeat sold offshore.... Read More

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RMTC Cites Progress in Medication Reform Plan

December 11, 2014

More jurisdictions are operating or will soon be operating under all or part of the National Uniform Medication Program.... Read More

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Wyoming Sues Feds Over Wild Horse Management

December 10, 2014

Meanwhile, a University of Wyoming researcher released study results on how wild horses and cattle graze the rangelands.... Read More

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Sweeping New Racehorse Drug Rules Approved in New York

November 24, 2014

The agency says the rules are intended to protect the integrity of New York's wagering system and racehorses' health.... Read More

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Indiana Reports Multiple Racehorse Medication Sanctions

November 24, 2014

The racing commission announced sanctions against nine trainers and one veterinarian for medication-related violations.... Read More

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Second Call for Wild Horse Advisory Board Nominations

November 19, 2014

Nominees should represent the fields of wild horse and burro advocacy, veterinary medicine, or public interest.... Read More

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Lab Expects Kentucky Test Delays to End Soon

November 15, 2014

Lab officials blamed delays on a spike in the number of samples that required follow-up testing after initial analysis.... Read More

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Kentucky Drug Council Moves Toward Uniformity

November 14, 2014

The council will adopt several changes that would move Kentucky toward National Uniform Medication Program policies.... Read More

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Kentucky Lawmakers Get Cobalt Update

November 14, 2014

Kentucky has been part of ongoing research and testing involving high levels of cobalt salts.... Read More