Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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BLM to Close Herriman Wild Horse Holding Facility

October 14, 2011

A Utah-based BLM holding facility that some allege constituted an unhealthy environment for horses is closing.... Read More

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Houston Police Probe Horse Killing

October 14, 2011

Houston, Texas, police are seeking whoever is responsible for the stabbing death of a horse last week.... Read More

Dutrow, who saddled Big Brown to 2008 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes victories, faces a 10 year revocation of his trainers' license in New York.

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Thoroughbred Trainer Dutrow's License Revoked for 10 Years

October 13, 2011

Regulators cite a pattern of rules violations--including numerous equine drug infractions--in revocation.... Read More

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Animal Abuser Registry Bill Passed in Albany County, NY

October 13, 2011

A bill creating an animal cruelty offender database in Albany County, N.Y., was passed unanimously on Oct. 11.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Participants to Support Retired Racehorses

October 13, 2011

Breeders' Cup participants will pledge a percentage of their earnings to support retired racehorses' care.... Read More

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Reward Offered in New York Horse Shooting

October 12, 2011

A New York woman hopes a reward will help lead authorities to whoever is responsible for shooting her horse.... Read More

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Salix Among RMTC Board Meeting's Topics

October 11, 2011

Race day medications, drug testing initiatives, and research committees were discussed at an Oct. 6 meeting.... Read More

BLM horses in round-up

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Judge: BLM Must Respond to Inhumane Handling Allegations

October 11, 2011

A federal court judge asked the BLM to answer allegations that some mustang handling procedures are inhumane.... Read More

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BLM Announces Fall/Winter Wild Horse Gather Schedule

October 10, 2011

The BLM's upcoming schedule for gathering wild horses and burros from overpopulated herds was released Oct. 7.... Read More

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BLM Initiative Enhances Mustang-Related Volunteer Projects

October 09, 2011

The BLM hopes to expand volunteer participation in monitoring and sustaining the health of wild horse HMAs.... Read More

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Feral Horses' Effects on Pine Trees and Grasses

October 07, 2011

Researchers found that pine trees flourished in areas feral horses roamed while some grasses struggled .... Read More

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Corolla Wild Horse Herd Expansion Bill Advances

October 07, 2011

Federal legislation that would allow the Corolla Wild Horse herd to grow larger has advanced.... Read More

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Decision on Dutrow Drug Infractions Due Next Week

October 07, 2011

Dutrow is expected to find out if he will be allowed to train again after alleged equine drug infractions.... Read More

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More Charges Filed in Maryland Neglect Case

October 06, 2011

A Maryland farm operator has been charged with additional cruelty counts for allegedly neglecting her horses.... Read More

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Pari-Mutuel Barrel Racing? Florida Officials to Decide

October 06, 2011

A Quarter Horse permit holder in Florida has asked the FDPMW for permission to host barrel races. ... Read More

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Horses Added to Kentucky Proud Program

October 06, 2011

The KDA, KEEP, and KHC announced Oct. 6 that horses have been added to the Kentucky Proud program.... Read More

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Revised 2012 FEI Prohibited Substance List Effective Jan. 1

October 05, 2011

The FEI has announced a small number of changes to its 2011 Equine Prohibited Substance List.... Read More

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Colleen Rutledge Receives MHIB's Touch of Class Award

October 04, 2011

Colleen Rutledge and Shiraz received the MHIB Touch of Class Award for their achievements in eventing.... Read More

More than 100 "Kona Donkeys" were airlifted from Hawaii to California to find adoptive homes on the mainland.

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Rescued Hawaiian Wild Donkeys Relocated to California

October 04, 2011

More than 100 feral donkeys were airlifted from Hawaii to California to find adoptive homes.... Read More

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Rescue Groups Join Million Dollar Rescuing Racers Initiative

October 03, 2011

Eight thoroughbred rescue organizations have joined the ASPCA Million Dollar Rescuing Racers Initiative. ... Read More

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The Bare Foot

October 01, 2011

A horse's genetics, trimming, and diet have a great impact on bare foot health.... Read More

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Pennsylvania Authorities Probe Attacks on Ponies

September 30, 2011

Authorities are searching for whoever allegedly beat three Shetland ponies and tied one pony to the ceiling.... Read More

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Horse Slaughter Supporters, Opponents Face Off Online

September 30, 2011

Horse processing supporters and opponents have both posted petitions on a government website to gain support.... Read More

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Seized North Carolina Hackney Pony Dies

September 29, 2011

A man facing multiple animal cruelty charges could face an additional charge after another of his ponies died.... Read More

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Lunn Named NC State CVM Dean

September 28, 2011

D. Paul Lunn, BVMS, MS, PhD, will begin his duties as dean of the NC State CVM on Feb. 15, 2012.... Read More