Horse Industry News

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BHA Amends Racing Rules on Cobalt, Horse Shoes

April 03, 2016

The BHA adopted a urinary cobalt threshold of 0.01 micrograms and mandated full sets of shoes for flat turf races.... Read More

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Turfway Reaccredited by NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance

April 03, 2016

The alliance is designed to is to establish standards and practices to promote safety and integrity in horse racing.... Read More

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Vet Fined for Failing to Meet Safety Hendra Virus Standards

April 02, 2016

The Australian vet did not provide the owner with all the necessary protective gear while testing a horse for Hendra.... Read More

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Wild Horse, Burro Advisory Board to Meet April 13-14

April 01, 2016

The meeting, taking place in Redmond, Oregon, will be live-streamed on the BLM website.... Read More

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Enhanced Security for 2016 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes Horses

April 01, 2016

Keeneland is implementing enhanced security measures for horses participating in this Kentucky Derby prep race.... Read More

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Accused Florida Slaughter Farm Owner Convicted

April 01, 2016

A man accused of operating an illegal slaughter farm in Palm Beach County has been found guilty of cruelty to animals.... Read More

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Former Virginia Horse Rescue Operator Indicted for Fraud

April 01, 2016

Anne Goland was indicted on several embezzlement counts related to an animal cruelty investigation that began last year.... Read More

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Man Accused of Maltreating 'Lily'

March 31, 2016

A Rhode Island man is facing charges for allegedly maltreating the mare who was shot with a paintball gun. ... Read More

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Veterinarians Reveal Workplace Challenges, Job Satisfaction

March 31, 2016

Surveyed vets emphasized the importance of control and choice to help combat the stress associated with the profession.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2015

March 30, 2016

Confirmed diseases include vesicular stomatitis, EHV, influenza, Hendra virus, equine infectious anemia, and more.... Read More

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis Basics

March 30, 2016

Eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, can be deadly in up to 90% of equine cases. Here's what you should know.... Read More

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Horse Hit in Drive-By Shooting

March 29, 2016

Oklahoma City police are seeking those responsible for a shooting that injured a rider and a horse.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Daily Time Devoted to Horses

March 29, 2016

Of the 1,192 respondents, 358 (30%) said they spend an average of two hours per day riding and caring for horses. ... Read More

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Kathrens, Masters, Yardly Named to Wild Horse Advisory Board

March 29, 2016

The board advises the BLM and U.S. Forest Service on managing and protecting wild horses and burros on public lands.... Read More

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BLM Launches Scoping on Checkerboard Wild Horse Removal

March 28, 2016

The BLM said public input is valuable and will help enable the bureau to develop a well-informed assessment.... Read More

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Purcell Named Director of Unwanted Horse Coalition

March 27, 2016

Jennifer Purcell, MS, PhD, will serve as the director of the Unwanted Horse Coalition.... Read More

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Team Serandu Wins UK Venture Challenge

March 27, 2016

Caitlin Halliwell and Allison Burke won the challenge and $1,500 with their idea for custom-fitted riding boots.... Read More

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Breeze Times, Sale Prices, and Racetrack Performance

March 26, 2016

Researchers recently investigated factors that impact prices paid for 2-year-old Thoroughbreds sold at undertack sales.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Kelsey Smith

March 26, 2016

Smith's research is focused on determining the dietary requirement for the amino acid threonine in growing horses.... Read More

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Researchers Working to Address Risk of AHS Spread

March 26, 2016

Climate change is creating conducive conditions for African horse sickness to spread further than it has in the past.... Read More

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NYRA Equine Injury Rate Remains Below National Average

March 25, 2016

The fatality rate at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course in 2015 was 1.1 per 1,000 starts. ... Read More

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AAEP Announces Summer Continuing Education for Vets

March 24, 2016

Seminar topics include imaging the equine neck, reproduction, and soft-tissue injuries in performance horses.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Sales Companies Amend Anabolic Steroid Policy

March 24, 2016

Keeneland, Fasig-Tipton, and OBS amended their policies regarding steroids in weanlings, yearlings, and 2-year-olds.... Read More

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OSRC Sets Cobalt Limits and Penalties

March 24, 2016

The thresholds and penalties will take effect April 15, the day cobalt testing begins at all Ohio racetracks.... Read More

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NYSGC, NYRA Announce Enhanced Security Protocols

March 24, 2016

Horses in the 2016 Wood Memorial will be subject to out-of-competition testing, publicized veterinary records, and more.... Read More