Recent News for Horse Industry Controversies

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Indiana Drug Test Audit: Seven Missed Positives in 26 Days

July 07, 2015

The IHRC's former primary laboratory missed seven positive drug tests, including one for a Class 1 drug.... Read More

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Nixes Wild Horses' Endangered Status

July 07, 2015

The FWS said the submitted petition didn't present enough information supporting claims that wild horses are threatened.... Read More

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Gastric Ulcer Prevalence in Feral, Domestic Horses Compared

July 05, 2015

Ulcers were more prevalent in domestic horses than feral ones, but the latter group wasn't immune to these lesions.... Read More

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NCSU Veterinarians Treat Corolla Foal

June 29, 2015

A wild foal found weak and underweight is recovering from several health problems with a veterinary team's help.... Read More

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Groups Join Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity

June 29, 2015

The coalition supports national oversight of uniform medication standards in Thoroughbred racing.... Read More

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UK Equine Law Conference Held in April

June 26, 2015

Discussion topics ranged from medications in racing and sport horse fields to equine insurance provisions, and more.... Read More

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BLM Releases Decision for Wood Hills Area Wild Horse Gather

June 23, 2015

The BLM plans to gather wild horses in the Wood Hills, Nevada, area with water- and bait-trapping.... Read More

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Wyoming Governor Appeals Wild Horse Lawsuit Ruling

June 22, 2015

Gov. Matt Mead appealed a decision to dismiss a case alleging that the BLM failed to manage wild horses appropriately.... Read More

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BLM Releases 2015 Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Gather Decision

June 21, 2015

The BLM will conduct a bait- and water-trap gather to remove 15 to 20 young wild horses this year.... Read More

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Australian Vets Condemn Cobalt Misuse in Racing Industry

June 21, 2015

Equine Veterinarians Australia says cobalt misuse in the horse racing industry is a serious animal welfare issue.... Read More

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BLM to Hold First Adoption Event at Reno Rodeo

June 20, 2015

The wild horse adoption event will take place at the Reno Rodeo Livestock Events Center Sunday on June 21, at 2 p.m.... Read More

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Proposed Bill Calls for Federal Anti-Doping Racing Rules

June 17, 2015

Race-day medications for racehorses would be banned and an independent agency would be charged with enforcing rules.... Read More

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Reno Wild Horse, Burro Center to Temporarily Close June 20

June 17, 2015

The center will reopen to the public during its regularly scheduled hours on Monday, June 22. ... Read More

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BLM Arizona Issues Equine Influenza Advisory

June 08, 2015

Six wild burros from the Black Mountain Herd Management Area tested positive influenza last month.... Read More

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Racing Conference Concludes with Medication Reform Messages

June 08, 2015

The Pan American Conference featured a variety of speakers who focused on anti-doping, marketing, and more.... Read More

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Horse Racing Integrity Coalition Formed

June 05, 2015

The group will advocate for uniform medication standards for American Thoroughbred racing.... Read More

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Wheelon Soring Case Dismissed

June 04, 2015

A Tennessee judge has dismissed the soring case against Walking Horse trainer Larry Wheelon due to lack of evidence.... Read More

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New Mexico County Opposes Proposed Anti-Slaughter Bill

June 04, 2015

Eddy County commissioners oppose legislation banning the transport of horses to other countries for processing.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Announces Safety, Security Initiatives

June 02, 2015

Breeders' Cup has expanded its out-of-competition drug testing program, increased security at barns, and more.... Read More

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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