Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Deadline for USA Equestrian Trust Grants is May 5

April 21, 2014

In 2013, the trust awarded nearly $265,000 to equine nonprofits to help fund more than a dozen projects.... Read More

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Key Owners, Trainers to Publicize Racehorses' Vet Records

April 20, 2014

Such records will cover the 14-day period preceding and including the day of each race.... Read More

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2014 AHC Issues Forum Scheduled for June 24

April 20, 2014

The forum will seek to answer questions related to the drop in horses registered over the past five years. ... Read More

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Racing Regulators Begin Asmussen Investigations

April 18, 2014

At least one regulator expects the inquiry to take at least several months.... Read More

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Equine Rescue Groups to Compete to Help At-Risk Horses

April 17, 2014

The ASPCA will award five $10,000 grants to equine organizations for their work to protect horses.... Read More

David Hunt, president of the IDTC (left) and Trond Asmyr, FEI dressage director, signed the memorandum of understanding on behalf of their respective organisations.

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Dressage Trainers Club, FEI Sign Memorandum of Understanding

April 17, 2014

The International Dressage Trainers Club has signed a memorandum of understanding with the FEI. ... Read More

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Tygart: Parallels between Olympics and Horse Racing

April 17, 2014

The USADA's CEO sees parallels between racing and the Olympics when it comes to oversight on medications.... Read More

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Animal Disease Tracking Map Launched

April 16, 2014

Researchers have launched an interactive map to track diseases in dogs, cats, and horses around the world.... Read More

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Montana Horse Rescuers Charged with Animal Cruelty

April 16, 2014

Two Montana horse rescuers allegedly maltreated more than 30 animals on a Broadwater County ranch.... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Owner Pleads in Cruelty Case

April 15, 2014

A man accused of maltreating dozens of horses on his Pendleton County property has pleaded not guilty.... Read More

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National HBPA Endorses Changes in Racehorse Drug Rules

April 15, 2014

The National HBPA endorsed changes the Association of Racing Commissioners made to model medication rules.... Read More

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Jockey Club Chairman: Make Triple Crown Vet Records Public

April 15, 2014

Ogden Mills Phipps called for public release of the records of horses entered in the 2013 Triple Crown races.... Read More

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Sports Medicine Researcher Clayton Retires from MSU

April 15, 2014

Dr. Hilary Clayton says she'll still be active in the equine and research communities.... Read More

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EHV-1 Reported in North Dakota

April 14, 2014

Three cases of non-neuropathogenic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) were confirmed in Burleigh County in 2014. ... Read More

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Peterson: Be Proactive on Racetrack Surface Maintenance

April 14, 2014

Peterson told regulators racing surfaces shouldn't be considered the cause of fatal breakdowns. ... Read More

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Controversy Over Wyoming Estray Horse Gather, Sale

April 14, 2014

Wild horse advocates say the gathered estray horses were too quickly sold to a horse processing firm.... Read More

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EHM Confirmed in Virginia Horse

April 14, 2014

Equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM) is a neurologic disease caused by equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).... Read More

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Rehabilitated Horses Donated to Florida Youth Ranch

April 13, 2014

A group of rescued horses has a new home after being rehabilitated and donated to a youth ranch.... Read More

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Conditioning and Modifying Horse Behavior

April 13, 2014

An equine behaviorist offers tips on how to change your horse's behavior.... Read More

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McDonnell, Woehl, and Cope Join Wild Horse Advisory Board

April 11, 2014

Sue McDonnell, PhD, Cert. AAB; Fred T. Woehl, Jr.; and Robert Cope, DVM, will each serve three-year terms.... Read More

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2014 Equine Industry Vision Award Finalists Announced

April 11, 2014

The winner will be announced at the Equine Industry Vision Award Breakfast on June 20.... Read More

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Commentary: Social Media and Equine Crisis Response

April 11, 2014

Following these six suggestions could make the difference between success and failure in a crisis response.... Read More

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Anti-Soring Bill Advances to Full Senate

April 10, 2014

A Senate committee passed a bill that would ban the use of performances packages and chains. ... Read More

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Winning Name Chosen for Penn Vet's Foal Cam Colt

April 10, 2014

The colt born on Penn Vet's Foal Cam is now named New Bolton Pioneer, Boone for short. ... Read More

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Kentucky Horses Seized After 49 Found Dead

April 10, 2014

Fourteen horses are receiving rehabilitative care and another 18 await removal.... Read More