Horse Industry News

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OIE Hands Down 'Pivotal' Decision on Sport Horse Movement

May 29, 2014

Members of the OIE voted to adopt in principle the "high-health, high-performance horse" concept.... Read More

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Texas Horses Evacuated Ahead of Predicted Flooding

May 29, 2014

The horses are residing at Sam Houston Race Park in Houston after being evacuated ahead of predicted flooding.... Read More

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TheHorse.com Reaches 100,000 Minutes of Service Milestone

May 28, 2014

TheHorse.com's online community performed more than 130,000 minutes of service for equine organizations.... Read More

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Frye to become First Woman to lead CSU Veterinary School

May 28, 2014

Cardiovascular physiology and equine medicine expert Dr. Melinda Frye will take the reins in July.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Farmers' Almanac: Truth or Fiction?

May 27, 2014

Of the 294 respondents, 86% said they don't rely on the Farmers' Almanac for horse management decisions.... Read More

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Former TWHBEA Vice President Sues Organization

May 27, 2014

Pat Stout has accused TWHBEA of committing illegal corporate acts and breaching its fiduciary duties. ... Read More

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Thoroughbred Clever Allemont Dies at Old Friends

May 27, 2014

Old Friends retiree Clever Allemont was euthanized due to colic on May 26. The son of Clever Trick was 32. ... Read More

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Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists Celebrates Grand Opening

May 26, 2014

Cornell University will operate the former Ruffian Equine Medical Center, located near Belmont Park.... Read More

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Veterinary Grad and Horse Overcome Odds, Look Ahead

May 26, 2014

Meet new veterinarian Kelly Lear and her horse Saddie, who've overcome obstacles to find show-ring success.... Read More

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KEEP Celebrates 10 Years of Enhancing Equine Interests

May 26, 2014

Kentucky horsemen formed KEEP to improve the economics of the state's signature horse industry.... Read More

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Churchill Downs Looking into Horse Death

May 25, 2014

The track is investigating the death of a 5-year-old mare en route to the paddock for schooling.... Read More

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UK Cooperative Extension Service Celebrates 100 Years

May 24, 2014

May 8 was the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Smith-Lever Act, which established the service. ... Read More

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USDA Census Finds Less Value in U.S. Horses

May 23, 2014

The number of farms, horses, and total value of horse sales in the United States decreased from 2007 to 2012.... Read More

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Conviction in SAU Horse Theft, Slaying Case Stands

May 23, 2014

A judge upheld a guilty verdict in the case against Wendi Cox, who was involved in the SAU horse theft case. ... Read More

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Senate Committee Passes 2015 Slaughter Ban Amendment

May 23, 2014

The amendment would prevent the USDA from using a portion of its 2015 budget to fund horsemeat inspections.... Read More

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Your Public Trails Need You

May 22, 2014

Find out how you can help save America's public trails.... Read More

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Belmont Stakes Day Enhanced Security Returns

May 22, 2014

All potential participants must be at Belmont Park by June 4 and will undergo out-of-competition testing.... Read More

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Henry Schein Animal Health Acquires Majority in SmartPak

May 22, 2014

SmartPak's Board of Directors has approved a majority investment in the company by Henry Schein Animal Health.... Read More

Wise Dan arrives at Charlie and Amy LoPresti's Forest Lane Farm.

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Wise Dan Returns Home from Rood & Riddle

May 22, 2014

Wise Dan had a spring in his step after arriving at Charlie and Amy LoPresti's Forest Lane Farm on May 21.... Read More

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California Man Arrested in Missing Horses Case

May 21, 2014

A man has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of a pair of California Quarter Horses.... Read More

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How Many Horses Can Your Farm Hold?

May 21, 2014

Knowing the production potential and limitations of your farm's soil is key to reducing horse feeding costs.... Read More

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Bluegrass Equine Digest Receives Recognition

May 20, 2014

The publication was honored by the Thoroughbred Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Riding Lesson Expenses

May 20, 2014

Of the 1,031 respondents, 348 (34%) said they pay $36-$55 for individual private riding lessons.... Read More

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California Chrome Will Wear Nasal Strip in Belmont Stakes

May 19, 2014

California Chrome will be allowed to wear a nasal strip in the June 7 Belmont Stakes.... Read More

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South Dakota Man Indicted in Horse Release Case

May 19, 2014

The man accused of releasing more than 30 racehorses from their stalls has been indicted by a grand jury.... Read More