Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Prairie Oat Growers Association Awards Second Research Grant

July 11, 2014

Dr. Lori Warren will study beta-glucans, a type of fiber, and the equine immune system.... Read More

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Local Bank, TWHBEA will be Celebration Sponsors

July 11, 2014

The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration welcomed two new sponsors after losing one last month.... Read More

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Chuckwagon Horse Dies at Calgary Stampede

July 10, 2014

A ruptured aneurysm is being blamed for the horse's death during a training session for the chuckwagon races.... Read More

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Uniform Racehorse Drug Program Picking Up Support

July 10, 2014

Multiple jurisdictions have adopted all or parts of the program, with more expected to be on board soon.... Read More

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Reward Offered in Mississippi Horse Shooting

July 10, 2014

Horse sanctuary operators hope a cash reward will lead them to those responsible for shooting a rescued horse.... Read More

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Information Collection Key in Maintaining Track Surfaces

July 10, 2014

Presenters discussed how improved information collection is helping to improve racetrack surfaces.... Read More

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Retired Racehorse Project Launches Thoroughbred Contest

July 10, 2014

Ten ex-racehorses will be trained in ten disciplines by ten prominent trainers for a purse of $10,000. ... Read More

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Panel: Culture Change Needed in Thoroughbred Racing

July 09, 2014

Panelists pushed for better communication and more transparency to help keep racehorses safe.... Read More

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House Clears Veterinary Medicine Measure

July 09, 2014

The House passed the measure allowing vets to legally carry controlled substances to farm call sites. ... Read More

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Horse Abandoned in Oregon

July 09, 2014

A horse is receiving rehabilitative care while authorities seek whoever abandoned the animal.... Read More

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Why Are American Thoroughbreds Racing Less Frequently?

July 09, 2014

Panelists discussed if equine fragility, medications, and economics could result in fewer starts for horses.... Read More

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FEI Seeks to Improve Vaulting Horse Welfare

July 08, 2014

As vaulters' movements become more complex, the horse's continued welfare is an important issue for the FEI.... Read More

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Kentucky Veterinarian Byars Passes Away

July 08, 2014

Doug Byars, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, age 70, died the evening of July 7 at his Georgetown, Kentucky home.... Read More

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Identifying At-Risk Racehorses a Priority

July 08, 2014

The Thoroughbred industry is pushing the need to identify racehorses at risk of catastrophic injury.... Read More

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California Barn Fire Claims Horses' Lives

July 08, 2014

Investigators are blaming hay bales stored in the barn for the blaze that killed two horses.... Read More

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Klein Equine Research Career Development Award Created

July 07, 2014

The award will provide annual $15,000 grants to individuals considering a career in equine research.... Read More

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Unwanted Horse Coalition Update

July 07, 2014

The UHC held its annual meeting during the American Horse Council's National Convention and Issues Forum.... Read More

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International Helmet Awareness Day to Take Place July 12

July 07, 2014

Riders4Helmets has teamed with leading helmet manufacturers and retailers to offer education and discounts.... Read More

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AAEP Annual Convention Celebrates 60 Years in December 2014

July 07, 2014

The world's largest equine veterinary continuing-education event convenes in Salt Lake City on Dec. 6-10.... Read More

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BCHA Expands its Reach to Benefit Equestrians Across the US

July 06, 2014

BCHA, an organization that works to protect our right to ride horses on public lands, is bigger than ever. ... Read More

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Program Helps UF Students Get Set for Equine Industry Work

July 05, 2014

Learn how students help care for stallions, mares, and foals as they prepare for work in the equine industry.... Read More

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Brennan Equine Welfare Fund Announces 2014 Grant Recipients

July 04, 2014

The organization awarded funds to 15 equine rescue/rehabilitation/retraining and placement facilities. ... Read More

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Mustangs Join Marines in Special Forces Training Program

July 04, 2014

Marines stateside learn horsemanship skills that can help them in war zones.... Read More

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The ACTHA becomes a USEF Alliance Partner

July 02, 2014

The competitive trail association is USEF's newest alliance partner.... Read More

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Could Radio Broadcasts Help Pakistan's Working Equids?

July 02, 2014

Radio broadcasts appear to increase owners' awareness of working equids' needs, researchers found.... Read More