Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Kentucky Steps toward Racehorse Medication Uniformity

December 15, 2013

The KHRC approved changes to its withdrawal time guidelines for all racing breeds. ... Read More

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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Awards $1M in Grants

December 15, 2013

More than 20 accredited racehorse retirement facilities will share in $1 million in grants. ... Read More

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Racehorse Drug Testing Not Without Its Challenges

December 14, 2013

Out-of-competition drug testing has broad support, but some issues have made use difficult for regulators... Read More

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USA Equestrian Trust Awards Second Round of 2013 Grants

December 14, 2013

The USA Equestrian Trust has awarded $55,000 in grants to help fund four projects by equine nonprofits... Read More

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Key Land Conservation Incentive Set to Expire

December 13, 2013

The legislation provides enhanced tax incentive for landowners who retire development rights on their land.... Read More

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Multi-Breed Racehorse Drug Uniformity No Easy Task

December 13, 2013

The Ohio State Racing Commission indicated it's not prepared to adopt a uniform national drug policy. ... Read More

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Could Eye Temperature Help Detect Stress in Horses?

December 13, 2013

Can you see stress in your horse's eyes? It's possible if you've got an infrared thermographic camera.... Read More

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Nebraska Police Seek Help to Find Horse Shooter

December 12, 2013

Authorities are seeking those responsible for shooting a Paint Horse in its pasture last month. ... Read More

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Michigan Man Charged for Allegedly Maltreating DNR Donkey

December 12, 2013

The allegedly neglected donkey was one of three residing at one property; the others allegedly died.... Read More

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Wheelon, Three Others Plead Not Guilty to Charges

December 11, 2013

The Tennessee Walking Horse trainer pleaded not guilty to cruelty charges for allegedly soring horses. ... Read More

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Werner Receives AAEP Distinguished Service Award

December 11, 2013

The AAEP presented its 2013 Distinguished Service Award to Harry M. Werner, VMD. ... Read More

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Franklin Named Distinguished AAEP Life Member

December 11, 2013

The AAEP presented Benjamin Franklin Jr., DVM, with the Distinguished Life Member Award. ... Read More

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AAEP Presents Distinguished Educator Awards at Convention

December 11, 2013

Dr. Frank Nickels and Dr. Barrie Grand received Distinguished Educator Awards.... Read More

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2014 AAEP President, Vice President Installed

December 10, 2013

Dr. Jeff Blea takes the reins as president while Dr. Kathy Anderson takes over as vice president.... Read More

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New AAEP Board of Directors Members for 2014 Installed

December 10, 2013

Dr. Mark Baus and Dr. Stuart Brown have joined the AAEP board of directors.... Read More

The Atlantic Polo Team members are (left to right) Henry Brett, Bobby Melville, Fergus Scholes, and James Glasson.

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Welfare Charity Teams with Polo Team for Rowing Challenge

December 10, 2013

The beneficiaries of the challenge will be horses, donkeys, mules, and their owners in developing countries.... Read More

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Boehringer Ingelheim Announces Research Award Recipients

December 09, 2013

Each researcher will receive a grant of $15,000 to study equine infectious diseases during 2014. ... Read More

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Nelson Receives AAEP Foundation Past Presidents' Fellow

December 09, 2013

Nelson is researching early arthritis detection.... Read More

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20 New Facilities Accredited by TAA

December 08, 2013

There are now 23 accredited facilities eligible to receive grants for the care of retired Thoroughbreds.... Read More

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British Racing Promotes Equine Welfare with New Campaign

December 07, 2013

"The Horse Comes First" is an promoting the welfare of horses throughout and after their careers in racing.... Read More

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TCA to Honor Oxleys, RRTP at Season Auction

December 07, 2013

The Oxleys will receive the Leadership Award and the Industry Service Award will be presented to the RRTP. ... Read More

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Grand Jury Indicts Horse Trainer Wheelon, Three Others

December 06, 2013

Wheelon is free on bond after a jury indicted him on animal cruelty counts for allegedly soring horses. ... Read More

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Equine Guelph to Offer Online Course on the Equine Industry

December 06, 2013

The course will provide students with the opportunity to re-examine their knowledge regarding equine welfare.... Read More

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Thomason Elected AHC Trustee

December 06, 2013

Thomason is the president and chief executive officer of Keeneland Association in Lexington, Ky.... Read More

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British Racehorse Trainer Butler Gets Five-Year Suspension

December 05, 2013

Nine horses in Butler's barn tested positive for anabolic steroid use. ... Read More