Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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FEI President Pushes 'Clean Sport' Message

September 01, 2015

The FEI is preparing to launch the global Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Program on Jan. 1, 2016.... Read More

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BLM Utah Proposes Wild Horse and Burro Research Projects

September 01, 2015

The BLM will work with the United States Geological Survey to conduct several studies on wild horses and burros.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Tack Cleaning

September 01, 2015

Of the 870 respondents, 298 (34%) said they clean their horses' tack a few times per year. ... Read More

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Commission: Indiana Grand Cobalt Results ‘Pristine’

September 01, 2015

After 60 days of racing, all of the 221 samples tested were beneath the of 25 ppb (parts per billion) threshold. ... Read More

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Hay Stores Sparked Fire at UC Davis Horse Barn

August 31, 2015

Hay was destroyed when fire swept through a storage structure, but an adjacent horse barn was untouched by the blaze.... Read More

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BLM Conducting Emergency Wild Horse Gather in Nevada

August 31, 2015

The BLM said it hopes to gather and provide feed and water to as many as 200 horses in declining body conditions.... Read More

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Time to Ride Challenge Breaks 20,000 Newcomers Mark

August 31, 2015

The challenge has reached 20,107 newcomers as of Aug. 26, a 31% increase over this point in 2014.... Read More

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BEVA Congress to Feature Sessions for Equine Nurses

August 30, 2015

"Veterinary nursing day" will feature lectures aimed specifically at members of the profession.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Kelly Prince

August 30, 2015

Prince's research could ultimately help owners better manage horses that require low- or high-carbohydrate diets. ... Read More

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Forage Quality, Feeding Strategies Workshop Sept. 19

August 29, 2015

Lecture topics will include forage types, efficient forage use, hay production and quality, and more.... Read More

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Recent Kentucky Floods Leave Behind a Trail of Debris

August 29, 2015

Keep human and environmental health in mind when cleaning up the remnants of natural disasters.... Read More

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Exmoor Ponies Help Revamp the Czech Republic's Landscape

August 29, 2015

The researchers hope the ponies help restore the land to the rich and productive territory it was before World War II.... Read More

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One Dreamer Stakes to Benefit Equine Research

August 28, 2015

Glen Hill Farm's sponsorship of the stakes race will benefit the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.... Read More

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2015 Walking Horse Celebration Begins Amid Accusations

August 28, 2015

The HSUS alleged that trainers and grooms at ThorSport Farm sored horses, but the farm owner disputed the claims.... Read More

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Young Equine Enthusiast Raises Money for UHC

August 28, 2015

The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) has received a generous donation of $102 from 11-year-old supporter Sophia Hatto.... Read More

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Does Cribbing Help Horses Cope With Stress During Training?

August 27, 2015

Cribbers allowed to crib during training had reduced stress levels than when they're not allowed to, researchers found.... Read More

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Veterinary Epidemiology Society Recognizes UKVDL Scientist

August 27, 2015

The American Veterinary Epidemiology Society awarded an honorary diploma to UKVDL scientist Jacqueline Smith, MSc, PhD.... Read More

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BLM is Still Seeking Information on Wild Horse Shooting

August 26, 2015

A 14-year old palomino stallion was shot and killed with a small caliber gun in July.... Read More

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BLM to Conduct Emergency Gather of Idaho Wild Horses

August 26, 2015

The emergency gather aims to maintain herd health and protect rangelands that have been impacted by the Soda Fire.... Read More

Experts from three continents gathered at a special two-day equine surfaces forum held at the FEI headquarters in Lausanne last month.

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Equine Surface Experts Reach Footing Consensus

August 26, 2015

The experts agree that research results could evolve into standards that can help protect horses and riders.... Read More

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Reining Sire Gallo Del Cielo Dies

August 26, 2015

Famed sire Gallo Del Cielo, better known as "Rooster," died Aug. 20 at the age of 26 following an accident.... Read More

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Zayat Stables to Donate Some of American Pharoah's Earnings

August 25, 2015

Zayat Stables will donate a percentage of the Triple Crown winner's earnings to New Vocations.... Read More

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MacNamara Joins Bolton Center Equine Field Service Team

August 25, 2015

Dr. Brian MacNamara has special interests in lameness and the causes of poor performance in the equine athlete.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Natural Disaster Planning

August 25, 2015

The majority of respondents said they've thought about disaster planning and have an idea of how they would respond. ... Read More

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Study to Evaluate Cobalt as Equine Performance Enhancer

August 25, 2015

The USTA-funded study will evaluate whether cobalt can improve performance and if it is detrimental to horses' health.... Read More