The Blood-Horse Staff

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Articles by Blood-Horse Staff

Spending Bill Maintains Horse Slaughter Ban

The bill will effectively prevent any horse slaughterhouses from opening until Sept. 30, 2015. Read More

New Rules Lead to Spike in Positive Drug Tests in Indiana

The adoption of new model rules on medication use in racehorses has led to an increase in positive tests in Indiana. Read More

RCI Uniform Classification Guidelines Updated

The organization updated entries on ketoprofen, alclofenac, firocoxib, aminorex, and more. Read More

Aftercare Alliance to Award $2.4M in Grants

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will award $2.4 million in grants to its 42 accredited facilities for 2014. Read More

Laurel Park Reaccredited by Safety Alliance

The 103-year-old racetrack received its initial NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance accreditation in 2013. Read More

RMTC Cites Progress in Medication Reform Plan

More jurisdictions are operating or will soon be operating under all or part of the National Uniform Medication Program. Read More

2015 Racehorse Welfare and Safety Summit Scheduled

The summit will be held July 8 at Keeneland and is open to the public. A live webcast also will be available. Read More

House Extends Tax Provisions Favorable to Horse Industry

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill that would extend several favorable tax provisions on Dec. 3. Read More

TAA Accredits 19 Aftercare Organizations

The new organizations bring the total number of sanctioned groups to 42. Read More

Old Friends Sets Open House for Silver Charm

The open house will be held Dec. 2, from 1-2 p.m. The 20-year-old stallion will then enter a 21-day quarantine period. Read More

AHC: Impact of Immigration Order on Horse Industry Unclear

The AHC said it's likely that horse industry workers who meet the requirements and will benefit from the order. Read More

AHC Opposes Expansion of Clean Water Act

The American Horse Council is concerned about what it calls "vague and unclear terms and definitions." Read More

Horse Park Honors Cigar With Memorial Service

Cigar died Oct. 7 at age 24 due to complications following surgery for severe osteoarthritis in his neck. Read More

Gulfstream to Require Third-Party Furosemide Shots

The Florida racetrack will begin third-party administration of race-day furosemide on Wednesday, Nov. 19. Read More

TCA Stallion Season Auction Set for January

In 2014 TCA granted more than $512,000 to charities that aid in Thoroughbred rescue, retirement, adoption, and more. Read More

Indiana Completes Drug Sample Testing Backlog

The backlog of samples accrued over the past several months at LGC Laboratory in Lexington, Kentucky. Read More

Indiana Racing Commission Suspends Vet Russell for 20 Years

Ross Russell, DVM, was suspended and fined $20,000 for allegedly administering cobalt to a horse before a race. Read More

Equine Veterinarian, Parents Killed in Kentucky

Emily Champion, DVM, was the victim of a homicide Oct. 26 while visiting her parents at their western Kentucky home. Read More

Breeders' Cup Modifies Convicted Trainer Rule

Starting in 2015, convicted trainers won't be able to transfer horses to assistant trainers for Breeders' Cup races. Read More

NYRA Supports Proposed Racehorse Medication Rules

The rules establish threshold limits for 24 medications and restrict three corticosteroids to joint injections only. Read More

Australia's Ban on AI in Thoroughbreds Upheld by High Court

The federal court determined that the ban is not anti-competitive or a restraint on trade. Read More

RMTC Notes Uniform Racehorse Medication Program Steps

A review says most major racing jurisdictions will have a portion of the program's components in place by year's end. Read More

Ruidoso Downs Unveils Integrity and Safety Program

The track's chairman says the program is part of the effort to ensure the safety of the sport and its participants. Read More

Arkansas Adopts Uniform Racehorse Medication Rules

Once fully adopted, Arkansas will be the sixth state to fully implement the uniform racehorse medication program. Read More

Santa Anita Seeks Breeders' Cup Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to assist in a variety of patron services Oct. 31- Nov. 2 at the California track. Read More