Recent News for Welfare and Industry

Charlotte Dujardin gives Valegro a gentle pat after completing a test at the 2014 World Equestrian Games.

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Do Horses Actually Enjoy Pats after a Winning Ride?

September 23, 2014

Our equitation science reporter shares why she doesn't pat her horse for a job well done. ... Read More

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Ruidoso Downs Unveils Integrity and Safety Program

September 23, 2014

The track's chairman says the program is part of the effort to ensure the safety of the sport and its participants.... Read More

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FBI to Report Animal Cruelty Statistics

September 23, 2014

The FBI's Uniform Crimes Report will add animal cruelty statistics to its National Incident Based Reporting System.... Read More

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UK to Host Free Racetrack Injury Prevention Symposium

September 23, 2014

The symposium will offer an in-depth look at current efforts to reduce injuries in racehorses. ... Read More

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Geor to head Massey University College of Sciences

September 22, 2014

Raymond Geor, BVSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, will take his new post at Massey University in March 2015.... Read More

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University of Maryland Extension to Host Nutrition Clinic

September 21, 2014

The University of Maryland Equine Extension will host an introduction to equine nutrition clinic on Nov. 1.... Read More

Approximately 80% of gray horses will develop melanomas by the time they’re 15 years old. These skin growths are malignant tumors usually located near the anus, vulva, sheath, penis, ears, salivary glands, and underside of the tail.

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Field Study for Equine Melanoma Vaccine Announced

September 21, 2014

Researchers are testing a vaccine to treat melanomas, which are among the most common skin tumors in horses.... Read More

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Horse Thief Charged in Texas

September 20, 2014

An Oklahoma man wanted in connection with the theft of four Texas horses has turned himself in to authorities.... Read More

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Survey Gives Snapshot of British Veterinary Professions

September 20, 2014

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has published its surveys of the veterinary and veterinary nursing professions.... Read More

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Drug Testing in Equine Prepurchase Evaluations

September 19, 2014

Drug screening can offer additional information pertaining to the horse's ability to fit a buyer's needs. ... Read More

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RMTC Close to Setting Cobalt Test Threshold

September 19, 2014

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) is expected to agree on a testing threshold at its October meeting.... Read More

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Reward Offered in California Pony Shooting

September 18, 2014

Authorities hope a cash reward will help identify those responsible for shooting a pony in its Sonoma County pasture.... Read More

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U.K. to Introduce New Database in Wake of Horsemeat Scandal

September 18, 2014

The United Kingdom will establish a new equine database as part of a more robust equine identification system.... Read More

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Arkansas Adopts Uniform Racehorse Medication Rules

September 17, 2014

Once fully adopted, Arkansas will be the sixth state to fully implement the uniform racehorse medication program.... Read More

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NTRA Awaits Consensus on Medication Issue

September 17, 2014

Unless racing reaches a consensus on medication reform, the NTRA doesn't expect Congress to seek federal regulation.... Read More

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Authorities: Utah Horses Died of Thirst, Not Gunshot Wounds

September 17, 2014

Authorities determined that a group of horses believed to be shot to death in their pasture instead died of dehydration.... Read More

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Owner Charged in Virginia Horse Death

September 17, 2014

A Virginia horse owner is facing charges after his horse died in the Shenandoah Forest. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Renaming Horses

September 16, 2014

Have you changed a horse's name? In a recent poll, 66% of respondents said they have renamed a horse.... Read More

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APHIS: TWH Celebration Soring Violations Rise

September 16, 2014

Officials at the 2014 event identified 219 soring violations, an increase from the number found last year.... Read More

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Kentucky Downs Salutes Equine Research Foundation, Sponsors

September 15, 2014

Sept. 24 is the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Day, in support of a leading source of equine research.... Read More

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Horse Expo to Benefit Bluebonnet Horse Rescue

September 14, 2014

The Bluebonnet Horse Expo offers a day full of horses in Austin, Texas, on Oct. 18.... Read More

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Schaer to Discuss Vet-Doctor Collaboration at Free Lecture

September 13, 2014

Penn Vet's Dr. Tom Schaer will talk about how veterinarians and human physicians work together to improve patient care.... Read More

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Horse Vets Have Highest Injury Risk of U.K. Professions

September 12, 2014

Study shows horse vets carry the highest risk of injury of any civilian occupation in the United Kingdom.... Read More

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North Carolina Horse Herd Removed

September 12, 2014

A herd of 27 horses are receiving rehabilitative care after their removal from a farm in Warren County, North Carolina.... Read More

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Vaccine Offers Current Defense Against Equine Influenza

September 12, 2014

Zoetis partners with Gluck Center to confirm relevant disease protection against new strains.... Read More