Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Animal Disease Tracking Map Launched

April 16, 2014

Researchers have launched an interactive map to track diseases in dogs, cats, and horses around the world.... Read More

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Montana Horse Rescuers Charged with Animal Cruelty

April 16, 2014

Two Montana horse rescuers allegedly maltreated more than 30 animals on a Broadwater County ranch.... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Owner Pleads in Cruelty Case

April 15, 2014

A man accused of maltreating dozens of horses horses on his Pendleton County property has pleaded not guilty.... Read More

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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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Jockey Club Chairman: Make Triple Crown Vet Records Public

April 15, 2014

Ogden Mills Phipps called for public release of the records of horses entered in the 2013 Triple Crown races.... Read More

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Sports Medicine Researcher Clayton Retires from MSU

April 15, 2014

Dr. Hilary Clayton says she'll still be active in the equine and research communities.... Read More

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Peterson: Be Proactive on Racetrack Surface Maintenance

April 14, 2014

Peterson told regulators racing surfaces shouldn't be considered the cause of fatal breakdowns. ... 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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Rehabilitated Horses Donated to Florida Youth Ranch

April 13, 2014

A group of rescued horses has a new home after being rehabilitated and donated to a youth ranch.... Read More

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Conditioning and Modifying Horse Behavior

April 13, 2014

An equine behaviorist offers some tips on how to best condition and modify your horse's actions.... 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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2014 Equine Industry Vision Award Finalists Announced

April 11, 2014

The winner will be announced at the Equine Industry Vision Award Breakfast on June 20.... Read More

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Commentary: Social Media and Equine Crisis Response

April 11, 2014

Following these six suggestions could make the difference between success and failure in a crisis response.... Read More

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Winning Name Chosen for Penn Vet's Foal Cam Colt

April 10, 2014

The colt born on Penn Vet's Foal Cam is now named New Bolton Pioneer, Boone for short. ... Read More

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Anti-Soring Bill Advances to Full Senate

April 09, 2014

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

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Kentucky Horses Seized After 49 Found Dead

April 09, 2014

Fourteen horses are receiving rehabilitative care and another 18 await removal.... 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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Study: Younger Horses Appear Able to Learn by Watching

April 09, 2014

Younger, lower-ranking, and more curious horses are most likely to exhibit social learning, researchers say.... Read More

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Authorities Investigate Skagit Co., Wash., Horse Shooting

April 08, 2014

Authorities hope the public can help them identify those responsible for shooting a horse in its pasture. ... 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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Old Friends Retiree Bull Inthe Heather Euthanized

April 08, 2014

The 24-year-old had been receiving treatment for several health issues, but his quality of life diminished.... 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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CSU Research Project to Study Benefits of Equine Therapy

April 06, 2014

The five-year research program will focus on the potential benefits of equine-assisted activity and therapy.... Read More

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Record Number of Entries for 2014 Rolex Kentucky Event

April 05, 2014

Entries have been filed for a record 82 horses, exceeding the previous record of 73 that were entered in 2012.... Read More