Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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BLM Lists EHV-1 Response Strategies

May 30, 2011

Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mustangs have so far been unaffected by the recent neurologic EHV-1 outbreak... Read More

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Trainer Gains Court Injunction Against CHRB

May 30, 2011

Thoroughbred racehorse trainer Jeff Mullins, expected to begin a 70-day suspension June 1 in connection with a... Read More

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UK Graduate Spotlight: Rose Burns McGee

May 27, 2011

Rose McGee is scheduled to complete her master's degree in the Department of Veterinary Science at UK this ... Read More

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KEDRC Involved in Race-Day Medication Issue

May 27, 2011

The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council (KEDRC), citing its statutory mission, will be involved in the horse... Read More

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Texas Pair Indicted on Animal Cruelty Charges

May 25, 2011

A Texas Grand Jury has indicted a Coryell County couple on animal cruelty charges stemming from the removal of... Read More

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Nevada Mustang Status Bill Fails

May 24, 2011

A Nevada bill that would have stripped Bureau of Land Management (BLM) wild horses and burros of their ... Read More

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Georgia Rescue Operator Wanted on Cruelty Charges

May 23, 2011

Law enforcement authorities are searching for a woman who abruptly vacated the animal rescue she operated... Read More

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Alabama Tornado Recovery Still Under Way

May 21, 2011

Members of Alabama's equine community are working with farmers and cattle ranchers to help tornado survivors... Read More

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Reward Offered in North Carolina Horse Shooting Incident

May 20, 2011

A $2,500 cash reward has been offered for information about a horse shooting at an equine therapy program in ... Read More

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New Judge Named in Leachman Cruelty Case

May 19, 2011

A new judge will preside over the cruelty case against a Montana man accused of neglecting hundreds of horses.... Read More

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Race Day Medication Summit to be Held at Belmont Park

May 19, 2011

The "International Summit on Race Day Medication, EIPH, and the Racehorse" will begin June 13 at Belmont Park.... Read More

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California Men Arrested in Connection with Horse Abandonment

May 18, 2011

Two California men have been arrested in connection with the abandonment of a 20-year-old Thoroughbred horse.
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Poll: Readers Have Varying Views of PRP

May 17, 2011

More than 100 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Which of the following best represent your ... Read More

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The Jockey Club Launches Thoroughbred Placement Program

May 16, 2011

Thoroughbred Connect will assist with placement of Thoroughbreds following the conclusion of their racing or ... Read More

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HIOs Reach Penalty Recognition Accord

May 16, 2011

An agreement reached by 12 Horse Industry Organizations (HIOs) could disqualify Horse Protection Act violators... Read More

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North Dakota Authorities Probe Horse Shootings

May 16, 2011

Law enforcement authorities are seeking whoever is responsible for fatally shooting four Quarter Horses last ... Read More

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AHC Annual Meeting and Issues Forum Scheduled for June 19-22

May 15, 2011

The American Horse Council's (AHC) 2011 Annual Meeting and National Issues Forum, "Congress on a Diet: What It Means for the Horse Industry," is only a few weeks away. The 2011 National Issues Forum will be held June 21 in Washington, D.C., during ... Read More

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2008 Kentucky Derby Contender Z Fortune Finds a Home

May 13, 2011

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced May 12 that Z Fortune, who ran in the 2008 Kentucky Derby, was officially adopted by HRTV reporter and "Race Day America" host Carolyn Conley. The grade III winner was raced throughout his career by ... Read More

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BLM Extends Eco-Sanctuary Proposal Deadlines

May 13, 2011

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced May 12 that it has extended the deadlines for private-sector wild horse and burro sanctuary development proposal submissions. In March the BLM issued a pair of solicitations seeking proposals from private... Read More

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New York Bill Would Require Animal Adopter ID Checks

May 12, 2011

Animal adopter ID checks are now required by breeders and rescue operators in Suffolk County, N.Y.... Read More

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FEI Announces Detection Time for Meloxicam

May 12, 2011

The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) has announced detection times for meloxicam (Metacam), a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to relieve pain and inflammation in the equine athlete.
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Alberta Man Charged with Cruelty

May 12, 2011

An Alberta, Canada, rancher is facing multiple animal cruelty charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment of 140 horses on his Drumheller property. Last month, acting on a warrant, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and Alberta Society for ... Read More

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Racehorse Drug Summit Set for June 13-14

May 12, 2011

The "International Summit on Race Day Medication, Exercised-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage (EIPH), and the Racehorse" has been scheduled for June 13-14 in New York City. The event is jointly sponsored by the American Association of Equine Practitioners... Read More

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Changes Sought for Kentucky Breed Incentive Fund

May 11, 2011

The Kentucky Breeders' Incentive Fund advisory committee May 10 unanimously approved key changes in the program, which has become an important part of the state's Thoroughbred industry in very challenging times. The recommend... Read More

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Nevada Bill Could Threaten Wild Horse Water Access

May 11, 2011

The would strip Bureau of Land Management wild horses and burros of their wildlife status in that state.... Read More