Recent News for Welfare and Industry

Great Britain’s Lee Pearson (center) celebrates clinching the Grade Ib individual title with Austria’s Pepo Puch (left) taking silver and The Netherlands’ Nicole Den Dulk scoring bronze.

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Dressage, Para-Dressage Medals Awarded at 2014 WEG

August 27, 2014

Charlotte Dujardin, Lee Pearson, and Hannalore Brenner took home gold medals at the World Equestrian Games (WEG) today.... Read More

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Indiana Hires Second Lab to Handle Backlog

August 27, 2014

A backlog at its primary laboratory has led the Indiana Horse Racing Commission to contract with a second lab.... Read More

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Kentucky State Police Accounts for Horse Herd

August 27, 2014

Horses that were reported killed near Harlan, Kentucky, have been accounted for, the state police say.... Read More

Team USA won reining gold in Normandy today. Belgium took silver followed by Austria with an historic bronze.

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First Medals Handed Out at 2014 WEG

August 26, 2014

Team reining and dressage medals were awarded today at the World Equestrian Games (WEG), while para-dressage continued.... Read More

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Missing Oklahoma Horses at Center of Theft Investigation

August 26, 2014

The 10 horses are now at the center of a theft investigation involving several states and a federal agency. ... Read More

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AAEP Foundation Allocates Funds to Support Equine Welfare

August 26, 2014

The foundation has approved $284,000 for 24 equine organizations and projects committed to improving equine welfare.... Read More

Andrea Fappani (USA) and Custom Cash Advance are in the lead after the first individual reining qualifier.

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First Competition Day at 2014 WEG in the Books

August 25, 2014

Dressage, para-dressage, and reining competitors kicked off the action at the 2014 World Equestrian Games (WEG).... Read More

Seventy-four nations will be represented at the 2014 Alltech World Equestrian Games.

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The WEG Opening Ceremony from the Press Box

August 25, 2014

Our international reporter offers a look into the best moments of the 2014 World Equestrian Games' opening ceremony.... Read More

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Ohio Family Appeals Service Horse Decision

August 24, 2014

The family is appealing a court's decision to dismiss their case to keep their service Miniature Horse at their home.... Read More

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Outside the Lines

August 24, 2014

The Blood-Horse's editor-in-cheif shares thoughts on why racing needs to beef up out-of-competition testing.... Read More

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Accused North Dakota Probation Violator Arrested Again

August 23, 2014

A North Dakota man from whom more than 120 horses were seized has been arrested again on probation violation charges.... Read More

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New Referral Scheme Launched to Help Combat Saddle Problems

August 23, 2014

The plan is designed to give owners access to the expertise and advice of a veterinary authority at a manageable cost.... Read More

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Congressmen Call for Strict Inspections at TWH Celebration

August 22, 2014

The Congressmen called on USDA Secretary Tom Vilsak to instruct USDA inspectors to "aggressively" inspect horses.... Read More

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RCI Votes to Increase Multiple NSAID Penalties

August 22, 2014

The group voted to increase penalties when multiple non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are found in racehorses.... Read More

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Definite Entries for All Disciplines at 2014 WEG Confirmed

August 22, 2014

Entries for jumping, driving, and vaulting at the 2014 World Equestrian Games (WEG) have been finalized.... Read More

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Compounding Pharmacy Reinforces Standards

August 22, 2014

Wickliffe Veterinary Pharmacy said it has reinforced its standards and cooperated with an inquiry into "adverse events."... Read More

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Barn Fire Claims Tennessee Walking Horses

August 22, 2014

Authorities are blaming an electrical malfunction for a barn fire that killed five Tennessee Walking Horses.... Read More

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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