Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Enter TheHorse.com's "Why Does My Horse Do That?" Contest

September 26, 2016

A video of your horse's behavior could win an evaluation by Dr. Sue McDonnell and a prize pack from Zylkene Equine.... Read More

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Stolen Georgia Thoroughbred Found

September 26, 2016

"Henry" was found in a North Georgia pasture, more than 140 miles away from where he was allegedly stolen.... Read More

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BLM to Gather Sand Wash Wild Horses in October

September 26, 2016

Some mares will be treated with a contraceptive vaccine while other young horses will be prepared for adoption.... Read More

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The Horse, Merck Partner for Rabies Education Week

September 25, 2016

World Rabies Day is Sept. 28. Look for articles and content about rabies risk and learn how to protect your horses.... Read More

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Matt Koch Named 2016 Friend of UK Ag Equine Programs

September 24, 2016

Koch is a UK alum and a longtime supporter of the UK equine program's educational mission.... Read More

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UK Tour Displays Equine Industry Career Possibilities

September 24, 2016

The tour was designed to educate students about the broad variety of careers available in the equine industry.... Read More

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UK Gluck Center Develops Novel EAV Test

September 23, 2016

The test is designed to identify which stallions are most likely to remain long-term carriers of the virus if infected.... Read More

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Stolen Georgia Horse Recovered in South Carolina

September 23, 2016

A 23-year-old Thoroughbred taken with the recovered Quarter Horse remains missing.... Read More

Denmark’s Stinna Tange Kaastrup and "Smarties," double bronze medalists at the Rio 2016 Paralympics in the Grade 1b para-dressage.

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All Drug Tests From Rio Para-Dressage Competitors Clean

September 23, 2016

This means back-to-back clean Paralympic games (London 2012 and Rio 2016) for para-equestrian participants.... Read More

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Gluck Center, Hagyard to Host Mary Passenger Lecture

September 23, 2016

Topics will include the horse's upper airways, lameness diagnosis, and preventing injuries in equine athletes.... Read More

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Healthy Horse App Features More Horse Types, Uses

September 23, 2016

The smartphone app is designed to help owners better manage their horses' weights.... Read More

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Leptospirosis Vaccine Licensed for Use in Pregnant Mares

September 22, 2016

The USDA licensed a vaccine for use in pregnant mares to protect against leptospirosis, one cause of abortion in horses.... Read More

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West Virginia to Require Safety Alliance Accreditation

September 22, 2016

The state's two Thoroughbred tracks must submit applications for Safety and Integrity Alliance accreditation by Nov. 4.... Read More

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UK CAFE Receives Record Number of Grant Awards

September 22, 2016

College of Agriculture, Food and Environment (CAFE) researchers brought in grants totaling $39.2 million in fiscal 2016.... Read More

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Study: Most Racehorse Injuries in Britain are Minor

September 22, 2016

Findings from a recent study show that 70% of injuries recorded over a 14-year period were minor and not career-ending.... Read More

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Kentucky Authorities Seek Ownership of Seized Horses

September 21, 2016

The 43 seized horses were allegedly abandoned earlier this year by Charles and Maria Borell. ... Read More

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BLM to Begin Emergency Gather in the Big Sand Spring Valley

September 21, 2016

The BLM said it will gather and care for up to 300 wild horses impacted by drought conditions.... Read More

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AAEP Foundation Distributes Funds to Benefit Equine Welfare

September 21, 2016

The foundation will distribute $459,198 to 27 organizations and special projects committed to improving equine welfare.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horse Treats: Yay or Neigh?

September 20, 2016

Of the 1,452 respondents 579 (40%) said they occasionally treat their horse to apples or carrots.... Read More

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Ammonia: A Hidden Danger in the Barn

September 20, 2016

We know that ammonia is harmful to horses. But did you know it's also a health hazard for humans?... Read More

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Emergency Wild Horse Gather Begins in Cherry Spring Area

September 20, 2016

The BLM said it plans to gather about 60 horses from the Nevada range due to declining water sources.... Read More

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New Bolton Center Lecture to Focus on Recognizing Lameness

September 20, 2016

Drs. Liz Arbittier and Jessica Morgan will provide tips to help owners improve their lameness identification skills.... Read More

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USEF Appoints Uboh as Laboratory Director

September 19, 2016

Cornelius Uboh, PhD, previously served as bureau director of the Pennsylvania Equine Toxicology and Research Laboratory.... Read More

Rio 2016 Paralympics Grade 1b Freestyle medalists: (L to R) Pepo Puch (AUT) won silver, Stinne Tange Kaastrup (DEN) took the bronze, and Lee Pearson (GBR) captured the gold.

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Rio 2016 Paralympics: Competition Wraps Up With Freestyles

September 19, 2016

The para-dressage events at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games wrapped up on Sept. 16.... Read More

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University of Maryland Equine Program Breeds Success

September 18, 2016

Learn about the university's Thoroughbred breeding program, a winning one-eyed gelding, and more.... Read More