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NYSGC Suspends Six Harness Trainers for Cobalt Overages

Cobalt administration in high doses can cause detrimental effects on a number of equine body systems. Read More

TIP 2016 Non-Competition Award Applications Available

The TIP Thoroughbred of the Year Award and Young Rider of the Year Award applications are due June 30. Read More

Surgeon Pigott Joins Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists

Dr. John Pigott will provide service in sports medicine, regenerative therapy, and elective and emergency surgery. Read More

BHA Amends Racing Rules on Cobalt, Horse Shoes

The BHA adopted a urinary cobalt threshold of 0.01 micrograms and mandated full sets of shoes for flat turf races. Read More

Turfway Reaccredited by NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance

The alliance is designed to is to establish standards and practices to promote safety and integrity in horse racing. Read More

Vet Fined for Failing to Meet Safety Hendra Virus Standards

The Australian vet did not provide the owner with all the necessary protective gear while testing a horse for Hendra. Read More

Wild Horse, Burro Advisory Board to Meet April 13-14

The meeting, taking place in Redmond, Oregon, will be live-streamed on the BLM website. Read More

Enhanced Security for 2016 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes Horses

Keeneland is implementing enhanced security measures for horses participating in this Kentucky Derby prep race. Read More

Kathrens, Masters, Yardly Named to Wild Horse Advisory Board

The board advises the BLM and U.S. Forest Service on managing and protecting wild horses and burros on public lands. Read More

BLM Launches Scoping on Checkerboard Wild Horse Removal

The BLM said public input is valuable and will help enable the bureau to develop a well-informed assessment. Read More

Purcell Named Director of Unwanted Horse Coalition

Jennifer Purcell, MS, PhD, will serve as the director of the Unwanted Horse Coalition. Read More

Virginia Owners Advised to Vaccinate Horses

Don't wait to vaccinate horses against diseases including West Nile virus, Eastern equine encephalitis, and rabies. Read More

NYRA Equine Injury Rate Remains Below National Average

The fatality rate at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course in 2015 was 1.1 per 1,000 starts. Read More

AAEP Announces Summer Continuing Education for Vets

Seminar topics include imaging the equine neck, reproduction, and soft-tissue injuries in performance horses. Read More

Thoroughbred Sales Companies Amend Anabolic Steroid Policy

Keeneland, Fasig-Tipton, and OBS amended their policies regarding steroids in weanlings, yearlings, and 2-year-olds. Read More

OSRC Sets Cobalt Limits and Penalties

The thresholds and penalties will take effect April 15, the day cobalt testing begins at all Ohio racetracks. Read More

NYSGC, NYRA Announce Enhanced Security Protocols

Horses in the 2016 Wood Memorial will be subject to out-of-competition testing, publicized veterinary records, and more. Read More

Virginia Training Facility Released from Quarantine

The Fauquier County training facility was quarantined after a horse previously residing there tested positive for EHV-1. Read More

Fatal Thoroughbred Racehorse Injuries Decline by 14% in 2015

The fatality rate of 1.62 per 1,000 starts is the lowest since the Equine Injury Database started publishing statistics. Read More

Piroplasmosis Confirmed at New Mexico Training Facility

A private racehorse facility is under quarantine after a single horse there tested positive for equine piroplasmosis. Read More

TVMDL Drug Testing Lab Receives RMTC Accreditation

Texas A&M's Drug Testing Laboratory is the seventh to receive full RMTC accreditation. Read More

BLM Seeks Experienced Horse Trainers to for Pilot Program

The BLM is seeking experienced individuals to help train wild horses and place them into good homes. Read More

Jockey Club Grants for Out-of-Competition Testing Available

Racetracks in California, Florida, Kentucky, New York, and Ontario have participated since the program began in 2014. Read More

USA Equestrian Trust Opens Grant Program for Nonprofits

The trust is now accepting proposals from IRS-registered equine nonprofit organizations for its 2016 grants program. Read More

BLM Seeking Bids for Off-Range Wild Horse Care Facilities

The BLM is seeking proposals from those who can care for a minimum of 200 horses in a free-roaming pasture setting. Read More