Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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USEF Approves Equine Welfare-Related Rule Changes

July 29, 2013

New rules regarding prohibited practices and reporting cases of equine collapse were approved.... Read More

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Study: Tone, Pitch Human Voice Could Affect Horses

July 28, 2013

Researchers studied whether speaking in a soothing tone has a beneficial impact on the horse.... Read More

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Whip Use Elite, Non-Elite Show Jumpers Compared

July 27, 2013

When the whip was used, the horse was less likely to achieve a jumping round with no faults.... Read More

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Staff Sgt. Reckless Honored at Marine Corps Museum

July 27, 2013

A monument to Staff Sgt. Reckless was dedicated July 26 at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.... Read More

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Virginia Police Officer Facing Animal Cruelty Charges

July 26, 2013

A Virginia police officer is facing charges connected to the alleged maltreatment of a former service horse. ... Read More

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RMTC: Confidentiality in Research Necessary

July 26, 2013

An official explains why confidentiality is used when setting medication thresholds and withdrawal times.... Read More

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Officials Plan No Further Action in Monzante Case

July 26, 2013

Racehorse Monzante broke down and was euthanized following a race at Evangeline Downs July 20. ... Read More

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Kentucky Racing Officials: New Drug Policy Is Working

July 25, 2013

Regulatory administration of race-day anti-bleeding medication has provided a clearer picture of drug testing.... Read More

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New Mobile Apps Available for Horse Owners

July 25, 2013

The help horse owners more precisely plan hay purchases and evaluate horses' body weight. ... Read More

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Trainer: Racehorse Monzante Euthanized Due to Injuries

July 25, 2013

Jackie Thacker said he euthanized Monzante because the gelding was suffering following a breakdown.... Read More

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Sri Lanka's Ambassador Visits UK, Gluck Center

July 25, 2013

The ambassador stopped by the Gluck Equine Research Center for a tour during his visit.... Read More

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Permit Woes Complicate NM Horse Processing Plant Opening

July 24, 2013

The New Mexico Environment Department denied Valley Meats' wastewater permit request, pending a hearing. ... Read More

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Regulator Says Racehorse Monzante Was 'Salvageable'

July 24, 2013

A regulator says Monzante's trainer and a private veterinarian apparently made the decision to euthanize him.... Read More

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UK College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment Name Change

July 24, 2013

The new name better communicates the broad depth and evolving scope of the college’s degrees and programs.... Read More

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NTRA Issues Statement on Racehorse Monzante's Death

July 23, 2013

The grade 1 winner was euthanized after failing to finish while racing in a low-level claiming competition. ... Read More

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Researchers Studying Haute Ecole Movement Biomechanics

July 23, 2013

Researchers are investigating the airs above the ground to help improve training and safeguard equine welfare.... Read More

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BLM Announces 2013 Summer Wild Horse, Burro Gather Schedule

July 22, 2013

The schedule is subject to change due to drought that is limiting animals' water and forage resources.... Read More

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Kentucky Approves 'Rapid Response' Protocol

July 22, 2013

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved a "rapid response" protocol to examine emerging illegal drugs.... Read More

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2013 New Vocations Charity Show a Success

July 20, 2013

The event was a huge success with more than 1,100 entries and $50,000 raised to support racehorse aftercare. ... Read More

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Behavior Knowledge Deficits May Fuel Horse-Related Accidents

July 19, 2013

Greater knowledge about horse body language could mean fewer horse-related accidents in Danish riding schools.... Read More

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RMTC Approves Multiple Violation Penalty Model Rule

July 19, 2013

The model rule represents a plan to provide appropriate penalties for violations of medication regulations.... Read More

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Kentucky Round-Up to Feature Clinician Craig Cameron

July 19, 2013

The Kentucky Round-Up celebrates horses with demonstrations, hands-on activities, and educational exhibits. ... Read More

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TCA Awards More Than $500,000 in Grants

July 18, 2013

TCA distributes grants to nonprofits including rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption organizations.... Read More

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USA Equestrian Trust Awards First Round of 2013 Grants

July 17, 2013

The USA Equestrian Trust awarded nearly $210,000 in grants during the first of two 2013 application periods. ... Read More

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Hemorrhage Blamed for Calgary Stampede Horse Death

July 17, 2013

Pulmonary hemorrhage caused the death of a horse used in the chuckwagon race at the Calgary Stampede. ... Read More