Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Stronach Group Names O'Neil Equine Health, Safety Director

July 31, 2014

Robert O'Neil, DVM, is a veterinarian with more than 35 years' experience in the Thoroughbred industry.... Read More

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Ethics Allegations 'Unfounded,' Whitfield Says

July 31, 2014

Rep. Ed Whitfield sponsored a measure that would ban the use of performance packages on Tennessee Walkers.... Read More

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How Ireland is Managing its Unwanted Horses

July 31, 2014

Researchers are establishing trends and seeing a clearer picture of Ireland's unwanted horse population.... Read More

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Alabama Man Faces Multiple Animal Cruelty Charges

July 30, 2014

An Alabama man faces charges related to 16 allegedly malnourished equids and 16 dead horses.... Read More

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ASPCA Celebrates Five Years of 'Rescuing Racers'

July 30, 2014

The ASPCA has granted over $1.7 million to rescue groups since launching the Rescuing Racers Initiative.... Read More

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RCI to Consider Horses-in-Training Rules

July 29, 2014

The rules would govern racehorses in training in an attempt to identify whether they are at risk for injury.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Dental Care Costs

July 29, 2014

Of the 868 respondents, 359 (41%) said their annual dental care costs vary depending on their horses' needs. ... Read More

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Countdown to the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

July 28, 2014

Our intrepid international reporter offers a look into the excitement surrounding WEG in Normandy.... Read More

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'Exploding' Manure Blamed for California Barn Fire

July 28, 2014

Fire authorities believe "exploding" manure could have started the blaze that killed four Friesian horses.... Read More

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Del Mar Shifts Races Off Turf after Breakdowns

July 28, 2014

Del Mar moved the races to its main track Sunday following four breakdowns on the turf course since July 17. ... Read More

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Intruders Spray-Paint New York Horse

July 25, 2014

Authorities hope the public can help identify who spray-painted a horse and cut the animal's mane and tail.... Read More

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UKVDL Releases New Test Rates

July 25, 2014

The University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has increased fees for 17 tests/panels offered.... Read More

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Kentucky Derby Contender Dance With Fate Euthanized

July 23, 2014

Dance With Fate was euthanized after sustaining a serious injury July 24 at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.... Read More

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UK to Host Eastern Kentucky Grazing Day

July 23, 2014

The event will take place Aug. 23 at the Morgan County extension research farm in West Liberty. ... Read More

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Judge Rules New Mexico Horses Not Wild

July 23, 2014

A judge ruled that horses roaming in Placitas are not wild and a gather that took place last year was legal.... Read More

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Delaware, Lab Work to Improve Racehorse Drug Test Turnaround

July 23, 2014

Delaware's racing commission is working with a Kentucky lab to facilitate quicker equine drug test turnaround.... Read More

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Queen's Racehorse Tests Positive for Morphine

July 23, 2014

Estimate, the 2013 Ascot Gold Cup winner belonging to Queen Elizabeth II, has tested positive for morphine.... Read More

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Utah Authorities Seek Horse Shooter

July 23, 2014

Authorities hope the public can help identify whoever shot and killed four Davis County horses.... Read More

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Commentary: Keeping the Promise

July 22, 2014

The Blood-Horse's editor shares thoughts on a promise to keep racehorses safe on all track surfaces.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Club of America to Honor Veterinarians

July 22, 2014

The club will honor Larry R. Bramlage, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS; Edward H. Fallon, DVM; and A. Gary Lavin, VMD. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Finding a Veterinarian

July 22, 2014

Of the 872 respondents, 498 (57%) said their current veterinarian was recommended by a friend or equestrian.... Read More

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Minnesota Man Charged in Horse Deaths

July 22, 2014

A Minnesota man is facing animal cruelty charges connected to the deaths of two foals and two older horses.... Read More

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Dehydration Eyed as Cause of Utah Horse Deaths

July 22, 2014

As authorities probe possible dehydration-related horse deaths, learn why water is crucial to horses' health.... Read More

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AAEP Foundation, Zoetis Award Scholarships to New Vets

July 21, 2014

Nine veterinary graduates of 2014 committed to careers in equine health care received $4,000 scholarships.... Read More

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Iowa Horse Shooter Sought

July 21, 2014

Iowa authorities hope a $1,000 cash reward will help identify whoever shot a 14-month-old horse.... Read More