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TRF Launches Seventh Annual Hay Drive

March 18, 2015

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation expects its hay costs in 2015 to exceed $220,000.... Read More

Jochen Schleese of Schleese Saddlery offered a lecture on saddle fitting at PSS University, an educational event hosted by the California Dressage Society's Sacramento Valley Chapter.

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USA Equestrian Trust Opens 2015 Grants for Equine Nonprofits

March 18, 2015

In 2014, the trust awarded nearly $300,000 to help fund nearly 20 projects.... Read More

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Arizona Men Charged in Horse Shooting

March 17, 2015

Two Arizona men are in custody after being charged with animal cruelty for allegedly shooting a horse multiple times.... Read More

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West Nile Virus in U.S. Horses

March 17, 2015

West Nile virus has infected more than 25,000 horses since its 1999 entrance into the United States.... Read More

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Kentucky Legislators Pass Estray Animal Bill

March 17, 2015

The bill will reduce the number of days counties must keep estray animals, including horses, in their custody.... Read More

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Oregon Horse Shooter Sought

March 16, 2015

Authorities are seeking whoever is responsible for tying a horse to a tree before fatally shooting the animal.... Read More

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Grade I Winner Ogygian Dead at 32

March 16, 2015

Ogygian, the oldest pensioner at Old Friends, was euthanized March 14 due to complications from colic. ... Read More

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BLM to Hold Public Scoping Meetings About Wild Burros

March 15, 2015

The meetings will focus on wild burro management in Arizona's Black Mountain Herd Management Area. ... Read More

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Court Sides With Wild Horse Advocates

March 13, 2015

A Nevada judge has dismissed a lawsuit asking the BLM to remove horses from rangelands to protect the ecologic balance.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Racehorse Fatal Injury Rate Steady in 2014

March 13, 2015

The incidence of fatal injury for 2014 was 1.89 per 1,000 starts, compared to 1.90 per 1,000 starts in 2013.... Read More

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National Park, Badlands Horse Registry Strike Agreement

March 13, 2015

Theodore Roosevelt National Park and the Badlands Horse Registry will work to place wild horses in approved homes. ... Read More

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Zoetis Partners Supports AAEP, AABP, FFA Students in 2015

March 13, 2015

Zoetis will partner with customers to support agricultural and veterinary students through its Industry Support Program.... Read More

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North Carolina State Fair Drops Walking Horse Classes

March 12, 2015

A representative said Tennessee Walking Horse exhibitors are still welcome to enter classes at the open horse show.... Read More

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Indiana Announces Equine Drug Testing Program for 2015

March 12, 2015

The program includes a new primary testing lab, an audit lab, expanded out-of-competition testing, and cobalt testing.... Read More

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FEI Suspends UAE National Federation

March 12, 2015

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

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NTRA Unveils 2015 Federal Agenda For Washington, D.C.

March 11, 2015

Issues include tax matters and racehorse drug and therapeutic medication regulation and testing.... Read More

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Request Grant Funding from the AAEP Foundation by May 1

March 11, 2015

The foundation annually supports those that develop and implement programs that improve equine welfare.... Read More

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WADA Director General to Address Racing Conference Attendees

March 11, 2015

David Howman will discuss the organization's efforts in bringing international consistency to anti-doping policies.... Read More

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New Mexico Bill Targets Drug Testing Sample Handling

March 10, 2015

The legislation would require the New Mexico Racing Commission to establish rules for handling drug testing specimens.... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club Funds Equine Research in 2015

March 10, 2015

Study topics include laminitis, foal pneumonia, stem cells, endometritis, joint issues, insulin resistance, and more.... Read More

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Foal Carcass Discarded on Michigan Roadside

March 10, 2015

Authorities discovered the young foal's remains on March 5. Necropsy results are pending.... Read More

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Univ. of Edinburgh to Offer Online Equitation Science Course

March 09, 2015

The course can be taken as a standalone course or credited to the University of Edinburgh's MSc in equine science.... Read More

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Mississippi Children's Hospital Declines TWH Show Donations

March 09, 2015

The University of Mississippi Batson Children's Hospital sought to remove itself from controversy surrounding soring. ... Read More

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Cobalt Use in Racehorses

March 09, 2015

Regulators are paying close attention to this seemingly innocuous trace mineral found in B vitamins. Find out why.... Read More

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$100,000 Time to Ride Challenge Now Open for Registration

March 08, 2015

The campaign offers cash and prizes to professionals introducing people to horses through beginner-friendly experiences.... Read More