Recent News for Horse Industry Controversies

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Ohio Racing Regulators Discuss 2014 Drug Test Results

May 22, 2015

In 2014 racehorses in Ohio produced 112 positive drug tests, most of them for flunixin meglumine or phenylbutazone.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Equine Welfare Issues

May 19, 2015

Of the 1,238 respondents, 517 (42%) said they are most concerned about "unwanted" horses. ... Read More

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Judge Tosses Evidence in Wheelon Soring Case

May 19, 2015

The judge ruled that Larry Wheelon's Fourth Amendment rights were violated due to faulty search warrants.... Read More

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BLM Seeks Comment on Water Canyon Pilot Program

May 18, 2015

The BLM is looking for input on an environmental assessment for a wild horse growth suppression pilot program.... Read More

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IHRC Moves Equine Drug Testing to Industrial Laboratories

May 17, 2015

The transition comes after the commission's primary laboratory reportedly failed to report three drug tests.... Read More

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Swedish Horses Exempt from Pre-Race Testing in Britain

May 16, 2015

International horses--except those from Ireland, France, Germany, and Sweden--must be sampled before racing in Britain.... Read More

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Caring for Horses in the Navajo Nation

May 14, 2015

Navajo officials hope to reduce the surplus feral tribal horse population with roundups and veterinary management.... Read More

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New Paradigm for Racing Drug Violations Being Developed

May 13, 2015

Officials seek comment on draft language that would impose a 10-year ban on those guilty of "egregious violations."... Read More

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Security, Pre-Race Procedures for Preakness Horses Announced

May 12, 2015

The Preakness Stakes will take place May 16 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.... Read More

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Racing NSW Secures State-of-the-Art Drug Detection Equipment

May 12, 2015

The new equipment can screen for more than 8,000 different types of drugs.... Read More

Przewalski's horses in the Mongolian Gobi desert.

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Researchers Improve Equine Tail Hair Analysis

May 07, 2015

A common method for learning more about an animal's ecology and behavior is to analyze his hair's chemical composition.... Read More

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BLM to Dart Utah Mares With PZP

May 07, 2015

The BLM will vaccinate mares in the Onaqui Mountain Herd Management Area with a contraceptive to slow population growth.... Read More

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A Refresher on Horse Processing in the United States

May 07, 2015

Horse processing for human consumption has a long history. Here's a look at the country's current sentiments.... Read More

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BLM Extends Deadline for New Off-Range Pasture Bids

May 07, 2015

The BLM extended to June 2 the deadline for proposals for off-range pasture facilities to care for gathered wild horses.... Read More

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BLM Seeks Comment on Pryor Mountain Environmental Assessment

May 06, 2015

Input is sought on a preliminary environmental assessment for a horse gather on the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range.... Read More

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Federal Legislators Reintroduce PAST Act

April 30, 2015

Lawmakers reintroduced legislation that would stiffen penalties for those that sore Tennessee Walking Horses.... Read More

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Hearing on BLM Helicopter, Motorized Vehicle Use Scheduled

April 25, 2015

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming's hearing will take place on May 5 at 5:30 p.m. ... Read More

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Legislators Make Latest Bid to Ban Horse Processing

April 24, 2015

The legislation would ban U.S. horse processing plants and prevent the transport of horses to foreign slaughterhouses.... Read More

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BLM to Offer Wild Horses, Burros at Extreme Mustang Makeover

April 20, 2015

The Extreme Mustang Makeover will take place April 24-25 in Queen Creek, Arizona.... Read More

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Walking Horse Herd Removed from Tennessee Farm

April 19, 2015

More than 50 Tennessee Walking Horses are receiving care after being removed from allegedly deplorable conditions.... Read More

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BLM Seeks Input on Proposed 2015 Pryor Mountain Horse Gather

April 17, 2015

The gather would result in the removal of about 30 young horses from the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range.... Read More

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Veterinarians Plead Guilty to Horse Doping Charges

April 16, 2015

Four veterinarians pleaded guilty to administering drugs to Thoroughbred racehorses within 24 hours of races.... Read More

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Fertility Control Study in National Park Service Mares

April 16, 2015

The National Park Service is studying the use of fertility control vaccines to control feral horse populations.... Read More

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BLM Selects Three for Wild Horse, Burro Advisory Board

April 15, 2015

June Sewing, Jennifer Sall, and Julie M. Weikel, DVM, will each serve a three-year term on the advisory board.... Read More

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RMTC Approves GABA Threshold

April 15, 2015

The group approved a uniform testing threshold of 110 parts per billion in blood for the amino acid GABA.... Read More