Equine Welfare & Legislation

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New York Authorities Probe Horse Shootings

January 29, 2015

Two horses were shot by hunters; one horse died in the incident while the other is receiving veterinary treatment.... Read More

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Coyotes Blamed for Michigan Horse's Death

January 29, 2015

Five or six coyotes attacked the 27-year-old mare, who was subsequently euthanized as a result of her injuries.... Read More

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Drugs and Your Horse: The Dangers of Medicating

January 29, 2015

Improper use of some common equine drugs can impact our horses' health and safety more than some might think.... Read More

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Australian Vets Support New Racing Rule on Cobalt

January 28, 2015

The Australian Racing Board has set a threshold of 200 micrograms for cobalt.... Read More

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Preparing Horse Farms for Winter Weather Disasters

January 28, 2015

Plan ahead to keep family, employees, and horses safe in a winter weather disaster. ... Read More

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Avoiding the Nuclear Option

January 28, 2015

The Blood-Horse's editor-in-chief shares his thoughts on PETA's allegations of racehorse mistreatment.... Read More

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Racehorse Health, Welfare Covered at New York Meeting

January 27, 2015

Officials also said they'd completed their investigation into horse mistreatment allegations surrounding Steve Asmussen.... Read More

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Major Racehorse Medication Policy Roundtable Planned

January 26, 2015

Discussion topics will include expanded lab capabilities, emerging integrity threats, combating doping, and more.... Read More

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Catastrophic Equine Injuries' Impact on Jockey Injuries

January 26, 2015

Reducing the prevalence of catastrophic equine injuries and sudden deaths could help improve jockey safety.... Read More

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UK Law Symposium to be Held Feb. 24

January 23, 2015

Equine sessions will cover a range of issues from the Kentucky horse industry to court cases on industry regulation. ... Read More

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KHRC: PETA Failed to Cooperate During Investigation

January 20, 2015

The KHRC said it found PETA's failure to cooperate odd, as the latter group brought the horse mistreatment allegations.... Read More

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NYRA Announces Additional Safety Protocols

January 19, 2015

The additional protocols come in the wake of a recent rash of catastrophic breakdowns at Aqueduct Racetrack.... Read More

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Review Cites Strong Safety Stats for Asmussen

January 19, 2015

Steve Asmussen's horses have not suffered a single catastrophic breakdown in 721 Kentucky starts the past four seasons.... Read More

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Horses Removed from Houston, Texas, Neighborhood

January 17, 2015

Eight allegedly malnourished horses from four locations within a single neighborhood are receiving rehabilitative care. ... Read More

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Maryland Street Vendor Horses Removed

January 16, 2015

Fourteen horses used to pull vendor wagons are receiving care after authorities removed them from their stables.... Read More

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Allegedly Maltreated Horses Relocated

January 16, 2015

A herd of 41 allegedly maltreated horses from Nevada County, California, is receiving rehabilitative care.... Read More

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Record Low for Fatal Thoroughbred Breakdowns in Kentucky

January 16, 2015

Sixteen catastrophic breakdowns occurred in 2014, the lowest number since the state began tracking such statistics.... Read More

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Kentucky Investigation Clears Asmussen

January 16, 2015

The KHRC investigation found no evidence of rule violations by Eclipse Award winner Steve Asmussen. ... Read More

Commentary

What Does 'Sacking Out' a Horse Mean?

January 15, 2015

Learn how to get your horse to accept new and scary objects or sounds.... Read More

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Proposed Montana Law Would Protect Police Horses

January 15, 2015

Proposed legislation would protect horses used by Montana police from harm while in the line of duty.... Read More

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Awakening to Thoroughbred Aftercare

January 15, 2015

The Blood-Horse's editor-in-chief explains how the TCA's creation raised both money and awareness.... Read More

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KHRC Report on Asmussen Expected Jan. 15

January 14, 2015

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals accused Thoroughbred trainer Steve Asmussen of horse mistreatment in 2014.... Read More

A compounded drug is one produced when the required flavor, dosage, or formulation is otherwise not available as an FDA-approved drug.

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Racing Regulatory Veterinarians Support Compounding Rules

January 13, 2015

Mary Scollay-Ward, DVM; Rick Arthur, DVM; and Lynn Hovda, MS, DVM, signed the letter of support.... Read More

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New York Racing Officials Meet in Wake of Breakdowns

January 12, 2015

Officials said racing participants will be asked to be more vigilant in an effort to prevent injuries to racehorses.... Read More

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2015 Application for TAA Accreditation Now Available Online

January 11, 2015

Equine aftercare organizations can apply for Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) accreditation through April 15.... Read More