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BLM Seeking Comments on Pine Nut Mountains HMA Plan

December 23, 2016

The BLM will accept public comments on the draft Pine Nut Mountains Herd Management Area Plan through Jan. 22, 2017.... Read More

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UK, University of Copenhagen Team Up for Dual PhD Program

December 23, 2016

Jasmin Bagge, DVM, is studying the use of stem cells to facilitate tissue repair following injury in horses.... Read More

Flags of competing nations were placed as finishing touches at the Rolex Stadium, home to dressage, show jumping, and stadium jumping for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

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FEI Picks Candidate Cities for 2022 World Equestrian Games

December 22, 2016

The FEI chose Lexington, Kentucky, and Samorin, in western Slovakia, as potential hosts for the 2022 games.... Read More

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Kentucky Net Farm Income Could Hit Lowest Level Since 2010

December 22, 2016

The net farm income is expected to dip to less than $1.5 billion in 2016, down from $1.7 billion in 2015.... Read More

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Investigator: Vet Buyers Carefully Before Selling a Horse

December 22, 2016

The warning was issued after officials discovered a horse's severed head floating in a drainage canal in Florida.... Read More

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Study: Horses Ask Humans for Help With Unsolvable Tasks

December 20, 2016

Horses faced with a problem they couldn't solve used visual and tactile signs to get human attention and ask for help.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Joint Injections for Horses

December 20, 2016

Of the 442 respondents, 90 (20%) use injections as a regular part of their horses' joint management programs.... Read More

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California EHV: No New Cases Confirmed

December 20, 2016

Some quarantines remain in place at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, in Los Angeles County, and in Inyo County.... Read More

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Lawsuit Challenges Plan to Remove Estray Horses at Fort Polk

December 20, 2016

The suit seeks to keep the Army from removing the horses that roam Louisiana's Fort Polk and Kisatchie National Forest.... Read More

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Kentucky Training Center Barn Fire Kills More Than 20 Horses

December 19, 2016

Lightning is being blamed for the fire at Mercury Equine Center that killed 18 yearlings and five horses of racing age.... Read More

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Nominations Open for the 2017 Equine Industry Vision Award

December 18, 2016

All nomination materials must be received by Feb. 6, 2017.... Read More

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UW Obtains Needle Arthroscope, Portable ECG for Horses

December 17, 2016

The University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine used donated funds to purchase the new equipment.... Read More

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RCI Adjusts MMV Points, Expands Out-of-Competition Testing

December 16, 2016

The adjustment means minor infractions aren't treated on par with serious violations in determining extra penalties.... Read More

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New Vocations Receives $100,000 From Foundation Donors

December 16, 2016

To date the campaign has raised more than $1.6 million to build an aftercare facility at Mereworth Farm, in Kentucky.... Read More

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Wild Horse Advocates Ponder Zinke Nomination

December 16, 2016

Congressman Ryan Zinke was nominated for Secretary of the Interior; the BLM is within the Department of the Interior.... Read More

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EIA Found in Wasatch County, Utah, Horse

December 15, 2016

The horse was imported from Mexico earlier this year but tested negative for EIA at that time.... Read More

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Nearly 5,500 Soak in Sun and Science at 2016 AAEP Convention

December 15, 2016

Convention attendees flocked to Orlando, Florida, from across the United States, Canada, and 46 other countries.... Read More

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Genetic Mutation Behind Albino Donkeys Pinpointed

December 15, 2016

A missense mutation is behind the donkeys' lack of pigmentation, researchers learned.... Read More

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California EHV: Some Los Angeles County Quarantines Released

December 14, 2016

Meanwhile, no new cases have been confirmed in the unrelated Inyo County incident.... Read More

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New York Mandates Continuing Education for Trainers

December 14, 2016

Thoroughbred trainers must obtain annual continuing education in equine health, welfare, and safety, among other topics.... Read More

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RCI Board Approves Compliance Certification

December 14, 2016

The board voted to create a regulatory compliance program, setting minimum integrity standards based on the Model Rules.... Read More

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Horses Perish in Colorado Barn Fire

December 14, 2016

More than a dozen horses were killed when fire swept through their Adams County barn this week.... Read More

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Dr. Andrew van Eps Joins New Bolton Center Faculty

December 14, 2016

Van Eps' research focuses on understanding, preventing, and treating laminitis and other musculoskeletal diseases.... Read More

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Three-Year Depreciation of Racehorses Not Extended to 2017

December 13, 2016

Congress adjourned without taking action on a tax extender bill, allowing three-year racehorse depreciation to expire.... Read More

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Horserace Betting Levy Board issues 2017 Codes of Practice

December 13, 2016

The codes are a guide to preventing and controlling equine diseases that could threaten the breeding industry.... Read More