Horse Industry News

Göran Akerström has been appointed FEI Veterinary Director and will take up the post at the beginning of September.

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FEI Appoints New Veterinary Director

June 18, 2015

Dr. Goran Akerstrom, of Sweden, will take up the post at FEI headquarters on Sept. 1.... Read More

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Ohio Police Seek Horse Shooter

June 18, 2015

The 9-year-old horse is receiving veterinary care after being shot in the leg while grazing in a pasture.... Read More

Researchers determined that blanketing does not appear to impact horses' vitamin D status.

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Do Blanketed Horses Get Enough Vitamin D?

June 18, 2015

Researchers determined that blanketing does not appear to impact horses' vitamin D status.... 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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Preakness Meet Helps Raise Funds for TAA

June 16, 2015

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) will receive more than $65,000 raised during last month's meet at Pimlico.... Read More

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Team Valor Presents Aspiring Vet Student with Scholarship

June 16, 2015

Mercedes Hernandez is an incoming freshman at SUNY-Cobleskill with a major in equine science.... Read More

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Feds Eye Crundwell's Breeders' Royalty Revenue

June 15, 2015

The Department of Justice will seek the release frozen breeders' trust royalty revenue that Rita Crundwell received.... Read More

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AAEP Foundation Accepting Applications for Research Fellows

June 15, 2015

These annual scholarships are awarded to AAEP-member veterinarians who are beginning careers in equine research.... Read More

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TCA Awards More Than $511,000 in Grants

June 14, 2015

TCA has issued grants to 67 Thoroughbred industry-related nonprofits that work to uphold the organization's mission.... Read More

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EHV-1 Quarantines in California, Virginia Lifted

June 13, 2015

No additional horses in either state tested positive for the virus during the quarantine periods.... Read More

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Groundbreaking for New Vocations Facility Slated for June 24

June 13, 2015

The new Kentucky facility will include two 15-stall barns, indoor and outdoor arenas, and ample pastures and paddocks.... Read More

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What You Need to Know about Horse Sale Commissions

June 12, 2015

Learn how to protect yourself from undisclosed profit-taking when buying or selling horses with a trainer's help.... Read More

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Racehorse Summit to Address Bone Remodeling, Injury Database

June 12, 2015

Other presentation topics will include racetrack surfaces, horsemanship courses, post-mortem exam programs, and more.... Read More

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Liability Releases for Equine Businesses

June 11, 2015

These waivers are worth far more than the paper they're written on. Find out what you need to know. ... Read More

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Wild Animals Ruled Out as Cause of Michigan Horse's Injuries

June 11, 2015

A veterinarian identified the horse's bone-deep leg wound as consistent with injuries sustained from pasture fencing.... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club Offers Free Online Courses

June 11, 2015

The Advanced Horsemanship Program's first modules focus on EHV-1, the hoof, and the National Uniform Medication Program.... Read More

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FEI Bureau Hears United Arab Emirates Endurance Proposals

June 10, 2015

The FEI Bureau provisionally suspended the national federation due to horse welfare and other issues in endurance.... Read More

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Time to Ride Challenge Kicks Off with 40% Increase in Hosts

June 10, 2015

This year 992 hosts from 49 states are planning events to welcome new people to riding and other horse activities.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Automatic Waterers

June 09, 2015

Of the 338 respondents, 121 (36%) said they use or are most familiar with Ritchie waterers. ... Read More

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American Pharoah Trainer Bob Baffert Donates to Old Friends

June 09, 2015

The Triple Crown winning trainer pledged a $50,000 donation to the farm that's home to three of his former trainees.... Read More

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Police Probe Tennessee Horse Shootings

June 09, 2015

One horse was shot multiple times and died of his injuries. A second horse was also shot, but is expected to recover.... 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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The Brooke Helps Horses in Nepal Following Earthquake

June 07, 2015

The Brooke is working to rescue and treat hundreds of equids trapped by landslides and injured by falling rocks. ... Read More