Recent News for Welfare and Industry

Horses bound for the Rio 2016 Olympic games are loaded onto an Emirates SkyCargo Being 777-F at London Stansted Airport. On the flight were 34 horses from 10 of the nations competing in Equestrian at Rio 2016.

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How Do Horses Get to the Rio Olympic Games?

July 29, 2016

The Olympic horses have begun their trek to Rio! Find out how they're getting to Brazil.... Read More

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New Lawsuit Alleges Horse Feed was Tainted

July 29, 2016

Two horse owners allege that feed manufacturer ADM knowingly sold and distributed horse-feed tainted with monensin.... 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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UKVDL Releases 2016-17 Testing Fees

July 29, 2016

The new fees came into effect on July 1.... Read More

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10 Emergency Care Resources on TheHorse.com

July 28, 2016

Learn how to navigate a variety of equine emergencies, from lacerations and colic to hoof and neurologic problems. ... Read More

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AHC to Update National Economic Impact Study

July 28, 2016

The 2005 study documented the economic effects of the racing, showing, and other segments of the horse industry.... 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

Bedding serves two functions: It creates a soft place for horses to lie down and rest. Additionally, it absorbs urine and helps control odor. Bedding options vary by region and can have an impact on your horse’s health.

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Does Exercise Impact Horses' Nighttime Resting Behavior?

July 28, 2016

Horses spent less time resting at night during weeks they worked than they did during weeks they didn't, scientists say.... Read More

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Hundreds of Horses Displaced by California Wildfire

July 27, 2016

More than 300 horses and other animals were evacuated ahead of a raging wildfire in Los Angeles County.... 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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Poll Recap: Trailer Loading Competency

July 26, 2016

Of the 901 respondents, 703 (78%) said they are confident their horse would load in a trailer on the first try. ... Read More

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Multiple Graded Stakes Winner Futural Euthanized

July 26, 2016

The 20-year-old gelding was euthanized July 25 due to complications caused by advanced chronic osteoarthritis.... 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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Large Reward Offered in New Mexico Barn Fire Case

July 26, 2016

Authorities hope a $10,000 cash reward will help identify who is responsible for a barn fire that killed four horses.... Read More

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Karen Donley and Royal Patron Take 2016 Tevis Cup

July 25, 2016

Also, Lisa Ford and GE Cyclone received the Haggin Cup, which recognizes the horse in the most superior condition.... Read More

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Practicing Science-Based Horse Husbandry

July 24, 2016

Practical ways to improve your horse's welfare, based on discoveries from the growing field of equitation science.... 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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Kentucky Agriculture Officials to Study Equine Welfare Laws

July 22, 2016

Officials will explore ways it can help counties expedite how they carry out equine cruelty investigations.... Read More

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Bromont, Canada, Will Not Host 2018 World Equestrian Games

July 22, 2016

The FEI said the contract to host the event in Canada has been terminated due to ongoing financial issues.... Read More

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Equestrian Sport Gallops Into the Rio Limelight

July 20, 2016

The Olympic dressage, eventing, and jumping competitions will feature 200 horses and riders from 43 countries.... Read More

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Lightning Strike Kills Horse at North Carolina Trailhead

July 20, 2016

A lightning strike is being blamed for death of a horse tied to a trailer at a popular trail riding destination.... Read More

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Investigation to Prosecution: Making an Equine Cruelty Case

July 20, 2016

Proving a case is legitimate, then levying charges and prosecuting those responsible, takes time and cooperation.... Read More

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Vale District BLM Postpones Wild Horse Gather

July 20, 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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A Look at Serum-Based Proteins for Horses

July 20, 2016

Researchers are evaluating the impact of these proteins in combating performance-induced physiologic stress in horses.... Read More