Horse Industry News

Sweden’s Frida Andersen (left) and Sarah Algotsson Ostholt (right) attracted the full attention of the photographers during today’s eventing first horse inspection at Deodoro Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro.

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Eventing Horse Inspection Complete, Reserve Riders Called Up

August 05, 2016

Three team horses--one each from Germany, New Zealand, and Sweden--have been withdrawn; reserve horses will compete.... Read More

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Charges Against Virginia Horse Rescue Dropped

August 05, 2016

New Beginnings Horse Rescue operator Cassy Newell-Reed had been charged with three counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty.... Read More

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Prepurchase Exams: Not a Yes or No Answer

August 05, 2016

Learn what a buyer and veterinarian need to be aware of when conducting an equine prepurchase examination.... Read More

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Assessing Equine Welfare Objectively

August 05, 2016

The key is not to point out what is right or wrong, but what changes to make to improve horse and human welfare alike.... Read More

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Wild Horse, Burro Advisory Board to Meet in September

August 05, 2016

The meeting will take place Sept. 8-9 in Elko, Nevada, and will be live-streamed online.... Read More

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Russian Equestrians Cleared to Compete at Rio 2016

August 04, 2016

The news comes following confirmation that none of the five have previous horse or human anti-doping rule violations.... Read More

Switzerland’s Steve Guerdat and Nino des Buissonnets will be going for a record-breaking back-to-back double of individual gold medals in Jumping at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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Olympic Jumping Preview: Guerdat Goes for Gold Again

August 04, 2016

Switzerland's Steve Guerdat will ride the same horse he did in London four years ago: Nino des Buissonnets.... Read More

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Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Saratoga Expansion Complete

August 04, 2016

The full-service hospital is located about a mile from Saratoga Race Course.... Read More

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2016-17 Penn Vet Lecture Schedule Released

August 04, 2016

Topics will include neurologic exams, lameness diagnosis, regenerative medicine, laminitis, dynamic endoscopy, and more.... Read More

Horses learn to associate movements (such as backing up) with the release of pressure (the handler stops tapping the whip), which in horse training circles is known as negative reinforcement.

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Study Pans Equestrians' Understanding of Learning Theory

August 04, 2016

Researchers found that while many riders think they understand learning theory and its applications, few really do.... Read More

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Borell Pleads Not Guilty to Cruelty Charges

August 03, 2016

Chuck Borell, accused of maltreating more than 40 horses in Mercer County, Kentucky, has pleaded not guilty.... Read More

Great Britain's Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro on the way to winning gold in the Grand Prix Special

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Olympic Dressage Preview: Can Dujardin, Valegro Do It Again?

August 03, 2016

World record holders Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro (GBR) will face stiff competition in Rio.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Farm and Liability Insurance

August 02, 2016

Of the 325 respondents, 187 (58%) said they have a farm policy or extra liability insurance.... Read More

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Stover Receives AVMA Lifetime Excellence in Research Award

August 02, 2016

Dr. Sue Stover's research focuses on diagnosing, treating, and preventing musculoskeletal injuries in equine athletes.... Read More

Germany’s Michael Jung took individual gold in Olympic Eventing at London 2012, with Sara Algottsson Ostholt (SWE) in silver and Sandra Auffarth (GER) in bronze.

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Olympic Eventing Preview: Jung Could be Hard to Beat

August 02, 2016

Reigning Olympic champion Michael Jung (GER) and the rest of the field will kick off the competition on Aug. 6. ... Read More

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FDA Approves Equine Firocoxib Tablets

August 01, 2016

Merial says the prescription tablets will be available on the market in early fall.... Read More

Di Arbuthnot, Diana Cooper, Jim Gagliano, and Jamie Stier join delegates at the "Lifetime Care for Thoroughbreds: Godolphin Forum," which was held in Newmarket, United Kingdom.

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New International Forum for Racehorse Aftercare

August 01, 2016

The forum is designed to unite the operations around the world that facilitate and promote the retraining of racehorses.... Read More

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Three Female Burros Shot and Killed in Arizona

August 01, 2016

The BLM is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.... Read More

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Iowa State Seeks Participants for Equine Skin Tumor Study

August 01, 2016

Researchers are studying immunotherapy using an antibody called anti-CD47 for reducing equine skin tumors.... Read More

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UK, USDA Researchers Live by the Word 'Collaboration'

July 31, 2016

Together the groups have studied fescue toxicosis, equine gut health, and other horse health and management aspects.... Read More

Christian Baillet, president of the Jumping Owners Club (left), and FEI President Ingmar De Vos (right) at the FEI Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Jumping Owners Club, FEI Sign Memorandum of Understanding

July 30, 2016

The JOC provides a communication link between horse owners and the FEI. ... Read More

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

Find out how the equine competitors from around the world got 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