Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Retired Racehorses: Transitioning from Racetrack to Ribbons

February 09, 2015

From selecting a horse to rehabbing and feeding him, learn how to transition an ex-racer to life as a riding mount.... Read More

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RCI Has New Take on Out-of-Competition Tests

February 09, 2015

A new approach could not only target blood- and gene-doping, but also help identify horses at risk of injury.... Read More

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New York Woman Pleads Guilty to Maltreating Horses

February 09, 2015

A woman has pleaded guilty to maltreating 36 horses on her Hamptonburgh, New York, property.... Read More

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BLM Seeking Comments on Proposed Colorado Gather Plan

February 08, 2015

The BLM is proposing to gather excess horses in the West Douglas area and Piceance-East Douglas areas.... Read More

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New Mexico Teen Victimized by Alleged Scammer

February 08, 2015

The teen who spent two years saving for a horse has fallen victim to an alleged off-shore cyber scam, authorities say.... Read More

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Humboldt Herd Area Wild Horse Gather Concludes

February 07, 2015

A total of 303 wild horses were gathered from the range, located 10 miles northeast of Lovelock, Nevada.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Incentive Program Approves 750 Shows for 2015

February 07, 2015

The TIP has approved awards and classes for nearly 750 shows in 43 states and Canadian provinces during 2015.... Read More

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State of Utah Sues BLM Over Horse Removal

February 06, 2015

The suit seeks the removal wild horses from state lands on grounds that the animals damage those rangelands.... Read More

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Stewards: Australian Yearling Not Positive for Steroids

February 06, 2015

The colt's bloodwork showed the presence of altrenogest, a product typically used to regulate mares' estrous cycles.... Read More

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Time to Ride Invests in Growing the Horse Industry

February 06, 2015

The American Horse Council's Marketing Alliance has grown to include 20 organizations and businesses.... Read More

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British Racehorse Steroid Policy Has U.S. Ramifications

February 04, 2015

The policy says racehorses must not be given anabolic steroids. Positive tests will result in a 12-month training ban.... Read More

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EDCC Raising Funds to Begin Operations

February 04, 2015

Officials are seeking donations to help launch and fund the new Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC).... Read More

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Australian Racing Regulators Probing Steroids Report

February 04, 2015

Officials are looking into a report that a yearling sold at a recent auction has tested positive for anabolic steroids.... Read More

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Florida Man in Custody for Killing Horse, Injuring Rider

February 03, 2015

The man allegedly rammed his truck into a horse and rider following a verbal exchange with another horseback rider.... Read More

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Texas Woman Pleads in Horse Herd Removal Case

February 03, 2015

A Texas woman pleaded guilty to an animal cruelty charge connected to the removal of 28 horses from her business.... Read More

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Texas Temporarily Waives Thoroughbred Piroplasmosis Testing

February 03, 2015

Testing is still required for Quarter Horses at sanctioned tracks and all horses at unsanctioned racetracks.... Read More

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Wyoming Committee Wants Wild Horse Action From Congress

February 02, 2015

A state House of Representatives committee is calling on Congress to find new ways to control wild horse populations.... Read More

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ASPCA Grants More Than $1.1 Million to Equine Groups in 2014

February 02, 2015

The ASPCA's Equine Fund awarded more than $1.1 million in grants to support 169 equine rescues in 2014.... Read More

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Maryland Thoroughbred Trainers Cited for Compounded Drug Use

February 02, 2015

Three trainers received suspensions and fines in conjunction with positive stanozolol tests.... Read More

Valor, trainer Victoria Nodiff-Netanel, and members of the LASD.

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Miniature Horse Helps Crime Victims Cope

January 31, 2015

Miniature mare Valor has joined the Los Angeles County, California, Sheriff's Department.... Read More

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Time to Ride Stables Receive Grants to Welcome Newcomers

January 31, 2015

Time to Ride supports stables, businesses, and organizations attempting to connect new enthusiasts to horses.... Read More

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Ohio Begins Examining Racehorse Medication Rules

January 30, 2015

Officials will hear from groups involved in an effort to have all racing jurisdictions adopt uniform drug policies.... Read More

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Horse Herd Removed From Texas Riding Stable

January 30, 2015

Nearly 30 horses are receiving rehabilitative care after bring removed from a riding stable near Galveston, Texas.... Read More

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New York Authorities Probe Horse Shootings

January 29, 2015

Two horses were shot by hunters; one horse died in the incident while the other is receiving veterinary treatment.... Read More

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Coyotes Blamed for Michigan Horse's Death

January 29, 2015

Five or six coyotes attacked the 27-year-old mare, who was subsequently euthanized as a result of her injuries.... Read More