Horse Industry News

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New Vocations Helped More Than 450 Ex-Racehorses in 2014

January 25, 2015

Of those horses, 80% were successfully retrained and adopted while the remaining 20% are being rehabilitated or trained.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Emily Rubinson

January 24, 2015

Rubinson studied whether deworming horses at the same time as vaccination would affect vaccine efficacy.... 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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AHP Launches Third Equine Industry Survey

January 23, 2015

The survey is designed to identify critical issues facing the industry, horse health issues, and more.... Read More

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Ask The Horse Live: Name Change for Popular Podcast

January 22, 2015

TheHorse.com's Ask The Vet Live podcast series will now be called Ask The Horse Live.... Read More

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BLM to Host Tour of Pine Nut Herd Management Area Gather

January 22, 2015

The tour will take place Jan. 23 before the scheduled wild horse gather begins.... Read More

Sabrina Zeender becomes the first woman to be named FEI secretary general.

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Sabrina Zeender Appointed FEI Secretary General

January 22, 2015

Zeender is the first woman to serve as Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) secretary general.... Read More

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Rights of First Refusal: What You Need to Know

January 21, 2015

Find out why rights of first refusal can be difficult to enforce and how to ensure such rights are honored.... Read More

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Old Friends Retiree Escapedfromnewyork Dead at 10

January 20, 2015

The 10-year-old Thoroughbred gelding suffered a cardiac event brought on by colic.... 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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New Kentucky Horse Tourism Group Formed

January 18, 2015

The group aims to become a booking outlet for tours of Kentucky farms, equine vet clinics, and equine attractions.... 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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Thoroughbred Makeover Entries Open with $100,000 Incentive

January 17, 2015

Trainers can enter Thoroughbreds that raced or trained in the last two years and have not begun second career training.... 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

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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

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Proposed Montana Law Would Protect Police Horses

January 14, 2015

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

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Appeals Court Rules AQHA Can Reject Clones

January 14, 2015

The ruling overturned a lower court decision mandating that the AQHA include clones in its registry.... Read More

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Indiana Report Says Positive Cobalt Tests Down

January 14, 2015

Of the 879 samples tested through Nov. 15, nine (1%) came back over the 25 parts-per-billion threshold level.... Read More

Commentary

Awakening to Thoroughbred Aftercare

January 14, 2015

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

Once the horse is in MRI room, his leg is positioned in the unit. The standing MRI scans an area about the size of a grapefruit, so veterinarians perform careful diagnostics prior to MRI to localize the area of interest.

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Palm Meadows Training Center Adds Standing MRI Unit

January 14, 2015

The standing MRI is the first installed at a Thoroughbred racetrack or training center in North America, officials say.... Read More