Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Nebraska Authorities Seek Owner of Abandoned Horse

August 21, 2014

The allegedly malnourished mare was apparently left in a pasture where other horses reside, officials say.... Read More

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FDA Sends Warning Letter to Compounding Firm

August 21, 2014

Tests showed that some of Wickliffe Pharmaceutical's products are "adulterated and misbranded," the letter states. ... Read More

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Lessons Learned about Equine Welfare

August 21, 2014

There are no easy answers regarding equine welfare. One vet shares what he's learned from being involved in the issue.... Read More

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Massachusetts Bill Requires Vets to Report Animal Cruelty

August 20, 2014

The bill requires vets to notify local law enforcement authorities if they suspect that an animal is being maltreated.... Read More

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2014 Equine Research Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

August 19, 2014

The 2014 inductees are Michelle LeBlanc, DVM, Dipl. ACT; Ernie Bailey, PhD, and Elwyn Firth, BVSc, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVS.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Room for a Rescue

August 19, 2014

Of the 575 total respondents, 450 (78%) said they have rescued a horse.... Read More

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Move Claims 57 Mustangs, BLM Says

August 19, 2014

A vet believes the horses died of complications relating to their ages, stress, and a shift from pasture grass to hay.... Read More

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Byron Joins Virginia Tech as Large Animal Surgeon

August 18, 2014

Chris Byron, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, will serve as an associate professor of large animal surgery. ... Read More

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TWH Celebration Advisory Committee Lists Rule Changes

August 18, 2014

Rule changes involve when horses arrive at show grounds, X ray and blood sample collection, and more.... Read More

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Gulfstream Plans Furosemide-Free Races in 2015

August 17, 2014

Gulfstream Park plans to offer such races for 2-year-olds and eventually operate an on-track pharmacy.... Read More

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Equine Guelph to Offer Horse Growth, Development Course

August 16, 2014

Sound management and health practices play a key role in building a solid foundation for a foal's future.... Read More

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First Definite Entries Confirmed for Alltech FEI WEG 2014

August 15, 2014

Entries for dressage, para-dressage, reining, endurance, and eventing have been announced.... Read More

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Oklahoma Authorities Seek 10 Missing Horses

August 15, 2014

Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding 10 horses missing from their pasture near Sparks.... Read More

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Where Did Horses' Extra Toes Go?

August 15, 2014

Researchers believe modern horses' "extra" toes either don't develop fully or disappear during development.... Read More

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Slow Crawl to Uniformity

August 13, 2014

The Blood-Horse's editor-in-chief shares thoughts on the path to racehorse medication uniformity.... Read More

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North Dakota Man Faces Probation Violation Charges

August 13, 2014

A man who pleaded guilty to maltreating more than 100 horses last year has violated terms of his probation.... Read More

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Trusts Help Provide Care for Horses when Owners Cannot

August 13, 2014

Take steps to ensure your horse receives proper care if you're unable to provide for them.... Read More

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Panel: Racehorse Welfare Tied to Cultural Change

August 13, 2014

Panelists say improvements in regard to horse health and welfare is closely tied to racing cultural changes.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Barn Wear Splurges

August 12, 2014

Of the 1,138 respondents, 532 (47%) said they're most likely to splurge on riding boots. ... Read More

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Nunnery Joins Penn Vet as Large Animal Ophthalmologist

August 12, 2014

Catherine Nunnery, DVM, will begin seeing cases at the New Bolton Center on Sept. 3.... Read More

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USADA Chief: Independent Drug Testing Necessary

August 12, 2014

The USADA's head outlined how the organization could assist the Thoroughbred racing industry.... Read More

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WEG and Welfare: Are They Compatible? Science Says Yes!

August 11, 2014

Our reporter wonders if competitions reach the borders of unethical, but top researchers say that's not so.... Read More

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Arizona Woman Accused of Maltreating Minis

August 11, 2014

A woman is facing charges in connection with allegedly maltreating more than 20 Miniature Horses.... Read More

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Jockey Club to Explore Federal Rules on Racehorse Drugs

August 11, 2014

The Jockey Club cited progress on adopting uniform medication rules, but will advocate for federal assistance.... Read More

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Do Horses React Differently to Male and Female Riders?

August 10, 2014

Horses had similar stress responses when ridden by male and female riders of comparable riding abilities.... Read More