Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Largest Wild Horse, Burro Show to be Held in Reno

August 06, 2008

The largest wild horse and burro show in the country is coming to Nevada later this month at a time organizers say it is important to educate the public about the animals and their fate on the range.

The National Wild Horse Center will host th... Read More

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Racing Hall of Fame: It's All About the Horse

August 05, 2008

From the keynote speaker to the final inductee, the message was the same Aug. 4 at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame ceremony. That plain and simple mantra was, "It is all about the horse."

Though certainly not a coordinated... Read More

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Splitting Hairs: New Drug Test Uses Hair, Not Urine

August 05, 2008

German researcher Patricia Anielski is raising the bar when it comes to drug testing in horses. Anabolic steroids such as testosterone propionate can be detected in hair samples to identify current and even previous abuse of the substance.... Read More

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ASPCA Sponsors Hampton Classic Horse Show

August 04, 2008

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) will be a sponsor of the Hampton Classic Horse Show, held in Bridgehampton, N.Y., from Sunday, August 24 to Sunday, August 31. This is the second consecutive year that the... Read More

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Study on Proposed Horse Import Center Released

August 04, 2008

A study in the feasibility of a Mid-Atlantic Animal Import Center was recently released by the Maryland Horse Industry Board. The Midfield Cargo Complex of the Thurgood Marshall Baltimore Washington International Airport was identified as the... Read More

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Effort to Identify Horses in Seized Herd Continues

August 04, 2008

Last February, the seizure of 45 allegedly malnourished Arabian horses from a South Carolina family made national headlines. As court proceedings against defendants Hazelene, James, and Terry Trexler about to move forward, the effort... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Adopts Tough Steroids Rule

August 03, 2008

Trainers of horses that test positive for anabolic steroids at this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park (Oct. 24-25) will face a one-year suspension from the event, and trainers who violate steroid regulations three times... Read More

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Big Brown to Run for ReRun in Haskell

August 01, 2008

ReRun, a nonprofit adoption program for ex-racehorses, announced that owners IEAH Stables and Paul Pompa Jr. will have Big Brown, winner of this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Preakness (both gr. I), participate in the... Read More

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Brother Derek Retired to Airdrie Stud

August 01, 2008

Brother Derek, who captured the 2005 Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) and 2006 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), has been retired to Brereton C. Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky.

Owned by Cecil Peacock, Brother Derek was the morning line favorite... Read More

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Former Claimer Lava Man Retired After Stellar Career

July 31, 2008

Lava Man, the only horse to sweep the Santa Anita Handicap, Hollywood Gold Cup and Pacific Classic in the same year, has been retired.

Lava Man won grade I races on dirt, turf, and synthetic surfaces and joined Native Diver as the only... Read More

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House Subcommittee Hears Slaughter Testimony

July 31, 2008

Animal rights advocates are urging lawmakers to pass a bill banning the slaughter of U.S. horses for consumption abroad, arguing the practice is inhumane. Opponents of the proposal say it would actually increase cruelty in the form of... Read More

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Free Safe-Guard Get Rotation Right Deworming Barn Chart

July 30, 2008

Updated and revised to reflect the latest approach to parasite management and reducing the growing threat of parasite drug resistance, the Safe-Guard Get Rotation Right deworming barn chart is available for free at Read More

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Equine Welfare Heads Jockey Club Round Table Agenda

July 30, 2008

The Jockey Club's Thoroughbred Safety Committee, which in June issued its initial recommendations calling for the elimination of anabolic steroids in training and racing, a ban on toe grabs, and a series of whip-related reforms, will provide an... Read More

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Vulture Attacks on Horses Reported in the Pyrenees

July 30, 2008

Allegedly lacking an adequate supply of carcasses, vultures in the Pyrenees mountains of France and Spain have been blamed for attacks on newborn foals and other livestock, according to several French news sources, including Read More

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Veterinary Group Opposes New Slaughter Legislation

July 30, 2008

U.S. House Judiciary Committee hearings on new anti-slaughter legislation will begin July 31, and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has gone on... Read More

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Hurricane Dolly's Deluge Causes Flooding

July 28, 2008

Hundreds of people were forced out of homes and campgrounds by flooding caused by torrential rainfall from the remnants of Hurricane Dolly. Two people were reported still missing Monday.

The National Weather Service posted flash flood... Read More

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Top Mississippi State University Stallion Dead

July 28, 2008

Mississippi State University's equine reproduction program lost its top stallion to a catastrophic leg injury sustained during a severe thunderstorm July 11.

Minister Slew, a grandson of 1977 Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew, was alone in a... Read More

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Dirty Jobs for Horses: Not All Fun and Games for Party Ponies

July 28, 2008

Small children run between their legs, kids try to mount backwards, and necks are grasped and smothered with sticky kisses, but party ponies happily jump into the trailer the next time the work whistle blows.

Pony boss Tamara Dumont of... Read More

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Elective Drug Testing Offered for All Olympic Horses

July 28, 2008

The Hong Kong Jockey Club's racing laboratory will be offering post-arrival elective testing for all horses coming to Hong Kong for the Beijing 2008 Olympic and Paralympic equestrian events at the request of the Fédération Equestre International... Read More

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Horse Finds Help in California Fire

July 26, 2008

When a horse lost amid the 3,043-acre Mill, Calif., fire happened upon a band of tired firefighters July 15, it was the most fortuitous encounter of his life. The firefighters, local veterinarian Sheri Cronin, DVM, and John Madigan, DVM, MS,... Read More

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Eventer Hoy Cleared on Abuse Charges

July 25, 2008

Three-time Olympic equestrian gold medalist Andrew Hoy was cleared July 24 on charges of abusing a horse.

The Australian and Dutch eventer Madeleine Brugman, whom he trains, had been accused by the Fédération Equestre... Read More

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National Fundraiser Designed to Help Equine Rescues

July 25, 2008

On Sunday, Oct. 19, riders and walkers will take to trails across the country for the National Rescue Ride, a nationwide effort to help horse rescues. For at least one rescue,... Read More

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New Federal Horse Slaughter Bill Introduced

July 25, 2008

Legislation introduced July 23 to the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee addresses the horse slaughter issue by linking the practice to animal cruelty and leaving enforcement to federal authorities.... Read More

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California Begins Ban on Racehorse Steroids

July 24, 2008

Effective Aug. 1, the California Horse Racing Board will strictly enforce all regulations concerning anabolic steroids and will no longer issue "unofficial notices" when the test samples reveal unauthorized levels of anabolic steroids. There has... Read More

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Welfare Groups Meet to Discuss At-Risk Horses

July 24, 2008

Twenty five national and state-based equine-protection, placement, and rescue organizations gathered Tuesday for the second Homes for Horses Coalition Conference to discuss the re-homing of at-risk horses in America. The Humane Society of the... Read More