Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Stray Mexican Donkey Tests Positive for Glanders

March 27, 2015

The stray donkey tested positive after being apprehended and quarantined at a USDA holding pen in Texas.... Read More

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Man Allegedly Behind Horsemeat Scandal On Trial

March 27, 2015

A Dutch meat trader is allegedly behind the scandal in which horsemeat was sold as beef throughout Western Europe. ... Read More

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RMTC Board Approves Cobalt Threshold

March 27, 2015

The cobalt threshold will be submitted to the RCI for consideration as a model rule at its April meeting. ... Read More

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Eastern Tent Caterpillar Egg Hatch Begins in Kentucky

March 26, 2015

Caterpillar consumption by pregnant mares can lead to fetal loss, late-term foal loss, or weak foals.... Read More

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Bennett Named to UK Positions

March 26, 2015

Rick Bennett, PhD, is the new UKAg associate dean for research and Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station director.... Read More

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Updated Security Protocols for Blue Grass Stakes Horses

March 26, 2015

Measures include out-of-competition drug testing, increased security, monitoring veterinary records, and more.... Read More

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Plan to Manage Nevada's Virginia Range Herd Finalized

March 26, 2015

Return to Freedom will manage more than 1,500 horses residing on the Virginia Range in western Nevada.... Read More

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Martin, Equine Sports Medicine Pioneer, Dies at Age 68

March 25, 2015

Benson (Ben) Bennett Martin, Jr., VMD, died March 18 at the age of 68 following a long illness.... Read More

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Enhanced Security Protocols for High-Profile New York Races

March 25, 2015

Protocols will include out-of-competition drug testing, heightened security, publicized veterinary records, and more.... Read More

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Convicted Wisconsin Couple Dies in Murder-Suicide

March 24, 2015

David and Paula White were found dead on the same day they were convicted of mistreating dozens of horses.... Read More

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Alabama Authorities Probe Horse Shooting

March 24, 2015

Alabama authorities are investigating a shooting that left a Mobile County horse dead.... Read More

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Emerging Equine Diseases: What You Should Know

March 24, 2015

Learn about emergent diseases and what steps we can take to help stop illnesses' spread into unaffected countries.... Read More

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Annual Career Fair Unites College Students, Equine Industry

March 23, 2015

The event allowed nearly 250 college students to meet prospective equine industry employers.... Read More

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Ontario to Work on Out-of-Competition Cobalt Testing

March 23, 2015

The Ontario Racing Commission will work with the racing industry to develop a practical approach to cobalt testing.... Read More

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New Law Should Protect Kentucky Horses, Local Communities

March 23, 2015

The legislation reduces the hold period for stray horses from 90 days to 15.... Read More

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BLM Issues Pryor Mountain Range Fertility Control Decision

March 23, 2015

The decision will allow for the continued use of fertility control on the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range.... Read More

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Colorado Horse Owners Reminded to Get Brand Inspections

March 22, 2015

State statutes require a brand inspection if owners plan on buying, selling, adopting, gifting, or selling horses.... Read More

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EquiMania! Celebrates 10 Years at Can-Am

March 22, 2015

EquiMania! is designed to educate visitors about equine safety, horses' skeletal and digestive systems, and more.... Read More

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Study: Zebra Stripes Could Confuse Predators

March 22, 2015

Researchers said zebras' stripes seem to confuse lions and other predators by creating distracting visual illusions.... Read More

Lord De Mauley outlined the plans for the introduction of a strengthened, fit-for-purpose equine identification regime throughout Europe.

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Horse Identification Needs Discussed at British Forum

March 21, 2015

The need for a robust, workable equine identification system was discussed at the 2015 British National Equine Forum.... Read More

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Sunland Park Reaccredited by NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance

March 21, 2015

Best practices in use include out-of-competition testing, "supertesting" of suspect plasma or urine samples, and more.... Read More

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Louisiana Horses Shot in Barn

March 20, 2015

Two Louisiana horses are dead after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds and authorities are seeking those responsible.... Read More

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Horses' Remains Found in Florida

March 20, 2015

Authorities are seeking whoever butchered two horses and left their remains at a roadside in Lee County, Florida.... Read More

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Researchers Study Bit-Induced Trauma

March 20, 2015

Bits that do not fit properly, are aggressive, or used incorrectly can cause damage to horses' mouths, researchers said.... Read More

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Maryland Launches Network of 'Horse Discovery Centers'

March 19, 2015

The centers will welcome people of all ages and experience levels into their barns to learn about horses.... Read More