Recent News for Horse Industry Controversies

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National HBPA Endorses Changes in Racehorse Drug Rules

April 15, 2014

The National HBPA endorsed changes the Association of Racing Commissioners made to model medication rules.... Read More

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Controversy Over Wyoming Estray Horse Gather, Sale

April 14, 2014

Wild horse advocates say the gathered estray horses were too quickly sold to a horse processing firm.... Read More

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McDonnell, Woehl, and Cope Join Wild Horse Advisory Board

April 11, 2014

Sue McDonnell, PhD, Cert. AAB; Fred T. Woehl, Jr.; and Robert Cope, DVM, will each serve three-year terms.... Read More

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Anti-Soring Bill Advances to Full Senate

April 10, 2014

A Senate committee passed a bill that would ban the use of performances packages and chains. ... Read More

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RCI Chief: Horse Racing Industry Must Get Its Act Together

April 09, 2014

The RCI president said participants' refusal to take responsibility for actions threatens racing's future.... Read More

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Horse Racing Industry Told to Drop Hammer to Force Reforms

April 08, 2014

Regulators and industry officials were told to use existing tools to push a uniform medication program. ... Read More

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New NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance Code Available

April 07, 2014

The NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance's 2014 Code of Standards is now available for public comment.... Read More

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Commentary: Horse Racing Medication Reform

April 06, 2014

Eric Mitchell, editor-in-chief of The Blood-Horse, shares his thoughts on medication reform.... Read More

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RCI Chair Pushes States to Act on Racehorse Drug Reforms

April 04, 2014

The outgoing chair said it is "vitally important" racing jurisdictions adopt uniform drug rules.... Read More

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New Walking Horse Bill Expands Blackburn Legislation

April 03, 2014

The bill would aim to stop soring while preserving what it calls the "traditional" Walking Horse industry.... Read More

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BLM Seeking Input on Proposed Mont. Wild Horse Ecosanctuary

April 03, 2014

The proposed wild horse ecosanctuary would be located on about 13,000 acres of private land near Drummond.... Read More

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Wild Horse, Burro Advisory Board to Meet April 14-15

March 31, 2014

The BLM board will meet to discuss wild horse and burro management and protection issues. ... Read More

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PETA Makes Case; Medication Reforms Touted

March 27, 2014

PETA said it will "go away" if racing addresses medication issues. Racing officials say progress is ongoing.... Read More

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Enhanced Security Protocols for Wood Memorial

March 27, 2014

Horses competing in the race will be subject to out-of-competition testing for banned substances, and more.... Read More

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Lawsuit Seeks to Save Forest Land for Wild Horses

March 25, 2014

Advocates hope to prevent U.S. Forest Service from eliminating public land and rounding up wild horses. ... Read More

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Groups Step Up Call for Model Racehorse Drug Rules

March 24, 2014

Racing groups stepped up their call for swift adoption of national model rules on medication and drug testing.... Read More

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RMTC Amends Therapeutic Medications List

March 19, 2014

The RMTC is working toward the nationwide adoption of uniform medication rules, penalties, and testing.... Read More

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KHRC Drug Tests: Turfway Meet 'Cleanest'

March 17, 2014

Four months of racing at Turfway are the "cleanest" in Kentucky, according to drug-testing result analysis. ... Read More

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Kentucky Horsemen Prepped on New Racehorse Drug Rules

March 14, 2014

Kentucky horsemen received a few tips to avoid headaches when new regulations take effect later in the spring.... Read More

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BLM Seeks Proposals for Wild Horse, Burro Population Control

March 12, 2014

The BLM is seeking research proposals aimed at controlling wild horse and burro population growth.... Read More

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Gulfstream Park to use Out-of-Competition Testing Grant Fund

March 11, 2014

The fund helps defray qualifying expenses associated with out-of-competition drug testing programs.... Read More

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Authorities Still Investigating Oregon Wild Horse Shootings

March 11, 2014

Despite the offer of a cash reward, leads in the case have been scant, a law enforcement official said.... Read More

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Veterinarians Oppose Blackburn Bill

March 10, 2014

The bill was introduced last month as an alternative to anti-soring legislation introduced last year. ... Read More

Fossils from the early Pleistocene era of Florida (~1.8 million years ago) showing signs of laminitis.

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Fossil Evidence of Laminitis in Ancient Horses

March 10, 2014

Researchers found that 75.25% of the coffin bone fossils examined exhibited signs consistent with laminitis.... Read More

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Are Chinese Horses Threatening Giant Pandas' Survival?

March 09, 2014

Horses could be a threat to panda survival because they're beating the bears to the bamboo buffet.... Read More