Recent News for Horse Industry Controversies

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BLM to Gather Wild Horses in Northwest Colorado

August 01, 2015

The BLM plans to gather up to 167 horses using water- and bait-trapping and helicopter gather operations.... Read More

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BLM to Proceed With Planned Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Gather

July 31, 2015

The BLM will gather 15 to 20 adoptable horses from the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range, south of Billings, Montana.... Read More

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PAST Act Reintroduced into U.S. House

July 30, 2015

The bill would amend the Horse Protection Act to ban performance packages and stiffen soring penalties.... Read More

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FEI Issues Decisions on 2014 Prohibited Substance Cases

July 30, 2015

The tribunal suspended two riders and an owner for 24 months each after their horses tested positive for propoxyphene.... Read More

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Operation Gelding Receives Grant From AAEP

July 28, 2015

The AAEP has awarded the Unwanted Horse Coalition a grant of $5,000 to be put towards its Operation Gelding fund.... Read More

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FEI Lifts Provisional Suspensions on Guerdat, Bichsel

July 27, 2015

Both riders had been provisionally suspended after their horses tested positive for prohibited substances.... Read More

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FEI Lifts United Arab Emirates Suspension

July 27, 2015

The move follows an investigation into horse welfare issues and noncompliance with FEI endurance rules and regulations.... Read More

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Trainer Amoss to Serve 45-Day Suspension in Indiana

July 26, 2015

Thoroughbred trainer Tom Amoss was suspended for 45 days and fined $5,000 for a 2011 positive test for methocarbamol.... Read More

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Bills Would Put States in Charge of Wild Horses, Burros

July 24, 2015

The legislation would place the herds under the jurisdiction of the states and Native American tribes that request it.... Read More

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Another Horse Found Butchered in South Florida

July 23, 2015

A 3-year-old filly was found butchered in a Hiaheah pasture on July 22. ... Read More

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BLM Hearing to Address Wild Horses and Motorized Equipment

July 23, 2015

The BLM Montana will hold a public hearing July 31 to address the use of motor vehicles in managing wild horses.... Read More

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Swiss Jumping Horses Test Positive for Prohibited Substances

July 21, 2015

Codeine, oripavine, and morphine were found in samples from three jumping horses.... Read More

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BLM is Seeking Information on Utah Wild Horse Shooting

July 21, 2015

A 14-year-old palomino stallion was killed with a small caliber gun. Investigators are searching for those responsible.... Read More

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BLM Nevada Begins Wood Hills Area Water, Bait Trap Gather

July 21, 2015

The BLM said the wild horses are residing largely on private lands outside the herd management area boundary. ... Read More

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Public Invited to Tour Oklahoma Wild Horse Pastures

July 20, 2015

The BLM is offering a free half-day public tour of a wild horse off-range pasture in Nowata, Oklahoma, on Aug. 1.... Read More

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Survey: Owners Consider Vets Important in Horse Health Care

July 17, 2015

The 2015 AHP Equine Industry Survey shows that horse owners rely on vets, industry has stabilized since Great Recession.... Read More

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Proposed Law Would Establish Uniform Medication Rules

July 17, 2015

The legislation would establish an independent authority to implement a national uniform racehorse medication program.... Read More

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Standardbred Trainer Suspended 10 Years for Blood Doping

July 16, 2015

Indiana racing officials suspended Bradley Moffitt following a positive drug test for darbepoetin alfa (DPO).... Read More

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Summit Examines Injury Databases, Post-Mortem Programs

July 15, 2015

The racehorse welfare and safety summit also covered racetrack surfaces, continuing education, and more.... Read More

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House Committee Rejects Anti-Horse Slaughter Amendment

July 11, 2015

The agriculture funding bill amendment would have prevented funding for U.S. horsemeat processing plant inspections.... Read More

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BLM to Conduct New Research on Wild Horse Population Growth

July 08, 2015

The BLM's 21 research projects are aimed at developing new tools for managing healthy wild horses and burros.... Read More

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RMTC Notes Progress in National Uniform Medication Program

July 08, 2015

Racing jurisdictions in nine states have now adopted the program in its entirety.... Read More

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Indiana Drug Test Audit: Seven Missed Positives in 26 Days

July 07, 2015

The IHRC's former primary laboratory missed seven positive drug tests, including one for a Class 1 drug.... Read More

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Nixes Wild Horses' Endangered Status

July 07, 2015

The FWS said the submitted petition didn't present enough information supporting claims that wild horses are threatened.... Read More

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Gastric Ulcer Prevalence in Feral, Domestic Horses Compared

July 05, 2015

Ulcers were more prevalent in domestic horses than feral ones, but the latter group wasn't immune to these lesions.... Read More