Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Michigan EHV-1: Fourth Horse Tests Positive

April 08, 2015

A second Saginaw County horse has tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).... Read More

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Winner of 2015 Annual Equine Industry Vision Award Selected

April 08, 2015

The winner will be announced June 19 during the AHP Tally-Ho at the Alamo Seminar in San Antonio, Texas. ... Read More

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Accused Pennsylvania Vets Lose Racing Commission Licenses

April 08, 2015

The veterinarians are accused of administering drugs to horses within 24 hours of when the animals were slated to race.... Read More

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Ohio Adopts 'Use of the Whip' Rule for Standardbreds

April 08, 2015

While there are already regulations in place for whip use in harness races, the new rule is more restrictive. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Spring Fever

April 07, 2015

Of the 577 respondents, 294 (51%) said trail riding gives them the biggest case of spring fever.... Read More

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BLM Colorado Seeks Comment on Proposed Wild Horse Gather

April 07, 2015

The BLM is seeking public comments on a proposal to gather excess wild horses in northwest Colorado.... Read More

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New York Woman Charged in Horse Theft

April 07, 2015

Wendy J. Holcomb has been charged for stealing a horse from a Hebron, New York, farm.... Read More

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TAHC Releases All EHV Quarantines in Galveston County

April 06, 2015

Three Galveston County, Texas, horses previously tested positive for equine herpesvirus (EHV).... Read More

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Michigan EHV-1: Two Additional Positives Reported

April 06, 2015

An additional Livingston County horse and a Saginaw County horse have tested positive and are under veterinary care.... Read More

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Illinois Horse Shooter Sought

April 06, 2015

Illinois authorities are seeking whoever shot a horse grazing in a Woodford County pasture.... Read More

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USDA to Begin Equine Study This Spring

April 06, 2015

The study's results will serve as a basis for education and research related to equine health and management, and more. ... Read More

Routine hoof care is critical for your horse’s soundness and well-being. “A lot of times, when horses are on pasture, not in performance and not getting ridden very often, hoof problems arise due to longer intervals between care,” Tanner says. Whether a horse is barefoot or shod, “routine trimming by a skilled farrier,” is essential to reduce the possibility of laminitis, he adds.

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Introduction to Farriery Course Scheduled for May 15

April 05, 2015

Lecture topics will include hoof anatomy and physiology, trimming the balanced foot, when shoes are necessary, and more.... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Park to Honor Cigar with Statue

April 05, 2015

Cigar died last October following complications from surgery for severe osteoarthritis in his neck.... Read More

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Kentucky HPBA, Keeneland, Churchill Downs to Support TAA

April 03, 2015

Consenting owners will donate $5 to the TAA when their horses start and the two tracks will match donations.... Read More

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Ohio Racing Stakeholders Discuss Medication Rules, Cobalt

April 02, 2015

The group discussed model medication rules, testing procedures, and cobalt thresholds at a recent meeting.... Read More

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Managing Feral Horses on National Park Service Lands

April 02, 2015

Horses and ponies currently reside several National Park Service units. Here's how the service cares for these animals.... Read More

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EHV Reported in Pennsylvania

April 01, 2015

A quarantine has been placed on a farm in the Dover area of York County, officials said.... Read More

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Whip Use in Horse Racing Debated

April 01, 2015

Equitation scientists and a national racing authority share their differing opinions on whip use and horse welfare.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Adopting a Wild Horse

March 31, 2015

Of the 620 poll respondents, 266 (43%) said they would like to adopt a wild horse, but have not yet. ... Read More

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U.S. House Panel to Probe Whitfied Ethics Complaint

March 31, 2015

Rep. Ed Whitfield allegedly failed to prevent his wife from lobbying his staff on Tennessee Walking Horse welfare.... Read More

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Double-Decker Horse Transport Bill Introduced

March 31, 2015

The bill stems from a deadly 2007 incident involving the crash of a double-decker trailer carrying Belgian draft horses.... Read More

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Gulfstream Park Reaccredited by Safety, Integrity Alliance

March 30, 2015

Best practices cited included reporting of injuries and fatalities, post-race inspections, and more.... Read More

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Veterinarians Charged With Drugging Racehorses

March 30, 2015

Four vets are facing criminal charges for allegedly administering drugs to Thoroughbreds within 24 hours of races.... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Council Announces New Executive Director

March 30, 2015

The Kentucky Horse Council has announced that Katy Ross will serve as its new executive director.... Read More

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Horse PAC Releases 2014 Annual Report

March 29, 2015

In 2014 Horse PAC raised $293,405 and disbursed $227,000 to federal political candidates and leadership PACs.... Read More