Horse Industry News

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Appeals Court Rules AQHA Can Reject Clones

January 15, 2015

The ruling overturned a lower court decision mandating that the AQHA include clones in its registry.... Read More

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Awakening to Thoroughbred Aftercare

January 15, 2015

The Blood-Horse's editor-in-chief explains how the TCA's creation raised both money and awareness.... Read More

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KHRC Report on Asmussen Expected Jan. 15

January 14, 2015

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals accused Thoroughbred trainer Steve Asmussen of horse mistreatment in 2014.... 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

Once the horse is in MRI room, his leg is positioned in the unit. The standing MRI scans an area about the size of a grapefruit, so veterinarians perform careful diagnostics prior to MRI to localize the area of interest.

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Palm Meadows Training Center Adds Standing MRI Unit

January 14, 2015

The standing MRI is the first installed at a Thoroughbred racetrack or training center in North America, officials say.... Read More

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ARK Signs Lease with New York, New Jersey Port Authority

January 13, 2015

The facility will provide a 24-hour quarantine facility for the import and export of horses and other animals, and more.... 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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Racing Regulatory Veterinarians Support Compounding Rules

January 13, 2015

Mary Scollay-Ward, DVM; Rick Arthur, DVM; and Lynn Hovda, MS, DVM, signed the letter of support.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horsey New Year's Resolutions

January 13, 2015

Of the 618 respondents, 138 (22%) said they resolved to spend more time grooming and relaxing with their horses.... 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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New York Racing Officials Meet in Wake of Breakdowns

January 12, 2015

Officials said racing participants will be asked to be more vigilant in an effort to prevent injuries to racehorses.... Read More

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2015 Application for TAA Accreditation Now Available Online

January 11, 2015

Equine aftercare organizations can apply for Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) accreditation through April 15.... Read More

Professor Stuart Reid, BVMS, PhD, DVM, Dipl. ECVPH, FSB, FRSE, MRCVS, is principal at the University of London’s Royal Veterinary College, in Hatfield, U.K., current president of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and chair of the trustees of The Donkey Sanctuary.

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Reid Reappointed Principal of Royal Veterinary College

January 11, 2015

Dr. Stuart Reid, who has an equine background, has been reappointed principal for a second five-year term.... Read More

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CANTER, Retired Racehorse Project Join Forces

January 10, 2015

The groups will join forces to facilitate the sale of more Thoroughbred ex-racehorses to the equestrian market.... Read More

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HITS Thermal Names Official Veterinary Partner

January 10, 2015

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute veterinarians will be available for routine and emergency care through March 16.... Read More

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Cold Claims Illinois Horse

January 09, 2015

An Illinois owner is facing charges after a horse died after being exposed to severe winter weather.... 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

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State of Florida Fines Contaminated Horse Feed Manufacturer

January 09, 2015

Florida agricultural officials fined Lakeland Animal Nutrition $4,000 for the contaminated feed on Jan. 6.... Read More

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Arizona Authorities Probe Alleged Animal Cruelty

January 09, 2015

Several horses are receiving rehabilitative care after being seized by Maricopa County, Arizona, authorities.... Read More

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What is the Purpose of an Equine Breed Registry?

January 08, 2015

Arabian Horse Association Sr. Director of Customer Service/Registrar Debbie Fuentes explains a breed registry's purpose.... Read More

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ADM Releases Statement on South Carolina Horse Feed Incident

January 08, 2015

A farm owner says three horses died and another was sickened after consuming contaminated feed produced by ADM.... Read More

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USDA Approves Vetera Vaccines for Use in Pregnant Mares

January 08, 2015

The USDA approved the label claim based on safety studies including a total of 446 pregnant mares.... Read More

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10 Winter Horse Care Resources on TheHorse.com

January 07, 2015

Review these cold-weather horse care articles to help you keep your horses happy and healthy this winter.... Read More

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Hagyard to Have Vets at 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival

January 07, 2015

A team headed by Courtney Wittich, DVM, will be available in the Wellington, Florida, area from Jan. 4 to March 31.... Read More

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Murphy Named Director of New Bolton Center PADLS

January 07, 2015

Dr. Lisa Murphy takes the reins at the New Bolton Center's Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Laboratory System (PADLS).... Read More

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TCA Stallion Season Auction Underway

January 07, 2015

TCA raises and distributes funds to provide a better life for Thoroughbreds during and after their racing careers.... Read More