Recent News for Breed-Specific Health Issues

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Application Period for 2016 TIP Shows Now Open

September 02, 2015

The Thoroughbred Incentive Program offers high-point awards and classes for Thoroughbreds in multiple disciplines.... Read More

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Saratoga Springs Pledges to Help Racehorse Retirement

August 21, 2015

Saratoga Springs will become the first city to address responsible racehorse stewardship in an official pledge.... Read More

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New Vocations to Host Two Bluegrass Events

August 21, 2015

A Thoroughbred-only charity horse show will take place Sept. 12 and an open hunter pace is scheduled for Sept. 20.... Read More

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BLM to Gather Wild Burros from Bullfrog HMA

August 20, 2015

The BLM is scheduled to gather and remove about 40 wild burros from range near Beatty, Nevada, on Sept. 1. ... Read More

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Do Donkeys Pose a Disease Threat to Horses at Events?

August 17, 2015

Researchers found no evidence that donkeys pose more of a disease threat than horses at mixed-equine events.... Read More

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BLM to Begin the McGee Mountain Wild Burro Gather

August 14, 2015

The BLM will gather approximately 125 burros from the private property in Nevada starting Aug. 17.... Read More

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BLM to Hold Tour for McGee Mountain Burro Gather

August 13, 2015

The public/media pre-gather tour for the McGee Mountain wild burro water- and bait-trap gather will take place Aug. 18.... Read More

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Federal Legislation to Reform Medication Rules Discussed

August 10, 2015

Speakers at a meeting agreed that Thoroughbred racing should continue pursuing legislation to reform medication rules.... Read More

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Jockey Club to Require Microchips Starting in 2017

August 10, 2015

The Board of Stewards voted Aug. 8 to mandate microchips for Thoroughbred foals born in 2017 and later.... Read More

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Problems in Passing Other Horses in the Arena

August 06, 2015

What can I do to help my horse get over his fear of other horses coming toward him or passing him in the arena? ... Read More

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BLM Issues Decision for McGee Mountain Wild Burro Gather

August 06, 2015

The BLM will gather and remove approximately 125 burros that have strayed from the McGee Mountain herd management area.... Read More

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Oklahoma Racehorse Trainer Accused of Animal Cruelty

August 05, 2015

The Quarter Horse trainer is facing charges after two horses allegedly died and another was injured while in his care.... Read More

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Can Lavender, Tea Tree Oils Treat Chewing Lice in Donkeys?

July 30, 2015

Tea tree and lavender essential oils appear to be valuable aids in managing lice infestations, researchers found.... Read More

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Kentucky Derby Winner War Emblem to Old Friends

July 21, 2015

The winner of the 2002 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes is slated to return from Japan in September.... Read More

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TCA Named Title Sponsor of Thoroughbred Makeover

July 07, 2015

The TCA Thoroughbred Makeover will feature 350 recently retired racehorses competing in 10 disciplines.... Read More

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Racehorse Welfare, Safety Summit to be Live-Streamed Online

July 06, 2015

Among the topics to be covered are racetrack surfaces, injury databases, continuing education, and post-mortem programs.... Read More

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BLM Arizona Issues Equine Influenza Advisory

June 08, 2015

Six wild burros from the Black Mountain Herd Management Area tested positive influenza last month.... Read More

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TCA Elects McCauley to Board of Directors

June 07, 2015

The organization helps to provide better lives for Thoroughbreds by supporting retirement, rescue, and research.... Read More

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New Vocations to Build New Racehorse Retraining Facility

May 30, 2015

The new facility will include two 15-stall barns, indoor and outdoor arenas, and multiple pastures and paddocks.... Read More

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TCA Announces May Award of Merit Winners

May 23, 2015

Award of Merit nominees consist of individuals or organizations working to provide a better life for Thoroughbreds.... Read More

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TCA Named Beneficiary of Fantasy Horse Racing Game

May 20, 2015

The donations will be applied to grants for charities that assist Thoroughbreds when they finish racing.... Read More

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Hearing Loss in Foals

May 03, 2015

Many conditions common to foals can contribute to or cause auditory dysfunction. Here's what to watch for.... Read More

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The Ins and Outs of Feeding the OTTB

May 02, 2015

Careful dietary consideration is needed when transitioning a Thoroughbred from racing to a pleasure or sport career.... Read More

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AQHA Announces Rule Changes

April 29, 2015

The board approved stronger penalties for animal welfare rule violators, barred lip chain use in show horses, and more.... Read More

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Mereworth Farm Preserved for Retired Racehorses

April 24, 2015

The 1,200-acre Lexington, Kentucky, farm will serve as a sanctuary for unwanted equines and retired racehorses.... Read More