Recent News for Horse Industry Controversies

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FEI: Two Horses Test Positive for Banned Substances

November 18, 2017

An endurance horse and a jumping horse tested positive for ractopamine and o-desmethyltramadol, respectively.... Read More

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Asiatic Wild Ass Returns to Kazakhstan's Central Steppes

November 14, 2017

For the first time in more than a century kulan (or Asiatic wild asses) are residing on Kazakhstan's central steppes.... Read More

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CCTV to be Added to All English Slaughterhouses in 2018

November 13, 2017

The goal is to ensure welfare standards for animals--including horses, ponies, and other equids--are met and enforced.... Read More

"Wild Horses in SW Wyoming (White Mountain)."
Photo submitted by Julianne Zimmerman Alley.

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BLM, University of Wyoming Continue Horse Movement Study

November 10, 2017

Researchers are now tracking 30 collared mares' movement throughout the Adobe Town herd management area.... Read More

Forage and water sources are scarce after Nevada's Fox and Lake Range Herd Management Area was burned by wildfire.

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BLM to Conduct Emergency Gather in Wildfire-Ravaged HMA

November 09, 2017

Forage and water sources are scarce after Nevada's Fox and Lake Range Herd Management Area was burned by wildfire.... Read More

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Getting Ahead of Gene Doping in Racehorses

November 09, 2017

Gene doping's effects, good or bad, remain unclear. It might not affect performance and could have serious side effects.... Read More

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All 2017 Breeders' Cup Drug Tests Clean

November 08, 2017

The out-of-competition tests from all horses preparing for the Breeders' Cup were clear, as well.... Read More

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IFHA Reaffirms Anti-Doping Commitment

November 03, 2017

The IFHA chairman received authority to work with relevant racing jurisdictions the anti-doping policy's implementation.... Read More

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BLM Asks Drivers to Use Caution in Low Visibility

October 30, 2017

Wild horses and burros can wander onto roads, creating a safety hazard for themselves and motorists.... Read More

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The Science Behind the Equine 'Biological Passport'

October 30, 2017

Horses' RNA could contain clues about even the sneakiest substance abuse cases, researchers have learned.... Read More

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Campaign Discourages Tourists From Feeding Wild Ponies

October 27, 2017

The campaign launched after a mare died due to ingesting a large quantity of dog food from a tourist campground.... Read More

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Equine Genetics Research Center to Open in Australia

October 26, 2017

The center will DNA test all Thoroughbred foals and serve 30 other horse breed societies across Australia. ... Read More

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BLM Completes Wyoming Wild Horse Gather

October 23, 2017

The BLM gathered 1,560 adult wild horses and 408 dependent foals with their dams.... Read More

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Three to Join BLM Wild Horse Advisory Board

October 21, 2017

James French; Sue M. McDonnell, PhD; and Fred T. Woehl, Jr. will each serve a three-year term.... Read More

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BLM Hosting Tours of Off-Range Wild Horse, Burro Corral

October 19, 2017

Two tours of the Indian Lakes Off-Range Wild Horse and Burro Corral in Fallon, Nevada, will take place on Oct. 27.... Read More

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BLM Investigating Foal Deaths

October 15, 2017

Last week 22 foals became sick and died last week at the agency's Litchfield Corrals, near Susanville, California.... Read More

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Assateague Island Wild Horse Death Probed

October 10, 2017

Authorities are investigating after a well-known stallion called Jester was hit by a car and died from his injuries.... Read More

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Wild Horse, Burro Advisory Board to Meet in Colorado

October 04, 2017

The board will meet Oct. 18-19 in Grand Junction to discuss wild horses and burros residing on public lands.... Read More

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BLM Launches Scoping Period for Horse Gather, Research

October 03, 2017

The agency has proposed a wild horse gather in the Onaqui Herd Management Area in Utah.... Read More

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Settlement Reached Between FEI, Show Jumper Paige Johnson

October 02, 2017

Johnson's horse Luke Skywalker 46 tested positive for the local anesthetic pramoxine in January.... Read More

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BLM, University of Wyoming Resume Wild Horse Movement Study

September 28, 2017

The effort to outfit mares with GPS collars effort began last winter but was suspended due to poor weather conditions.... Read More

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More Horses Found Butchered in Florida

September 28, 2017

The decaying remains of three horses ostensibly butchered for meat were found in Hialeah Gardens.... Read More

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Pennsylvania Outlines New Racing Drug, Testing Regulations

September 27, 2017

Officials say the new regulations are strengthening the integrity of the state's horse racing industry.... Read More

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FEI Issues Decisions on Endurance Prohibited Substance Cases

September 26, 2017

Three horses tested positive for the banned substance diisopropylamine, a vasodilator.... Read More

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Wild Horse Bait-Trap Gather Begins in Water Canyon

September 26, 2017

Mares released back to the HMA will be retreated with a fertility-control vaccine to reduce population growth. ... Read More