Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Sunland Park Reaccredited by NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance

March 21, 2015

Best practices in use include out-of-competition testing, "supertesting" of suspect plasma or urine samples, and more.... Read More

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Louisiana Horses Shot in Barn

March 20, 2015

Two Louisiana horses are dead after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds and authorities are seeking those responsible.... Read More

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Horses' Remains Found in Florida

March 20, 2015

Authorities are seeking whoever butchered two horses and left their remains at a roadside in Lee County, Florida.... Read More

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Researchers Study Bit-Induced Trauma

March 20, 2015

Bits that do not fit properly, are aggressive, or used incorrectly can cause damage to horses' mouths, researchers said.... Read More

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Maryland Launches Network of 'Horse Discovery Centers'

March 19, 2015

The centers will welcome people of all ages and experience levels into their barns to learn about horses.... Read More

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Jockey Club Offers Grants for Out-of-Competition Testing

March 18, 2015

The Jockey Club budgeted $250,000 for out-of-competition testing for tracks hosting graded stakes races in 2015.... Read More

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TRF Launches Seventh Annual Hay Drive

March 18, 2015

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation expects its hay costs in 2015 to exceed $220,000.... Read More

Jochen Schleese of Schleese Saddlery offered a lecture on saddle fitting at PSS University, an educational event hosted by the California Dressage Society's Sacramento Valley Chapter.

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USA Equestrian Trust Opens 2015 Grants for Equine Nonprofits

March 18, 2015

In 2014, the trust awarded nearly $300,000 to help fund nearly 20 projects.... Read More

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Smith to Discuss Equine Acupuncture During Free Lecture

March 17, 2015

On April 7 Meagan Smith, DVM, will describe how she uses the ancient technique of acupuncture on her equine patients.... Read More

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Arizona Men Charged in Horse Shooting

March 17, 2015

Two Arizona men are in custody after being charged with animal cruelty for allegedly shooting a horse multiple times.... Read More

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Kentucky Legislators Pass Estray Animal Bill

March 17, 2015

The bill will reduce the number of days counties must keep estray animals, including horses, in their custody.... Read More

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Device for Studying Horses' Lying Down Behavior Tested

March 17, 2015

The device could allow researchers to evaluate normal--and abnormal--lying behavior and how it relates to welfare.... Read More

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Oregon Horse Shooter Sought

March 16, 2015

Authorities are seeking whoever is responsible for tying a horse to a tree before fatally shooting the animal.... Read More

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Grade I Winner Ogygian Dead at 32

March 16, 2015

Ogygian, the oldest pensioner at Old Friends, was euthanized March 14 due to complications from colic. ... Read More

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BLM to Hold Public Scoping Meetings About Wild Burros

March 15, 2015

The meetings will focus on wild burro management in Arizona's Black Mountain Herd Management Area. ... Read More

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Intercity Insurance, Equine Guelph Partner to Combat Colic

March 14, 2015

Equine Guelph and Intercity are providing online workshops and tools to help owners reduce colic risk.... Read More

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Court Sides With Wild Horse Advocates

March 13, 2015

A Nevada judge has dismissed a lawsuit asking the BLM to remove horses from rangelands to protect the ecologic balance.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Racehorse Fatal Injury Rate Steady in 2014

March 13, 2015

The incidence of fatal injury for 2014 was 1.89 per 1,000 starts, compared to 1.90 per 1,000 starts in 2013.... Read More

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National Park, Badlands Horse Registry Strike Agreement

March 13, 2015

Theodore Roosevelt National Park and the Badlands Horse Registry will work to place wild horses in approved homes. ... Read More

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Zoetis Partners Supports AAEP, AABP, FFA Students in 2015

March 13, 2015

Zoetis will partner with customers to support agricultural and veterinary students through its Industry Support Program.... Read More

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North Carolina State Fair Drops Walking Horse Classes

March 12, 2015

A representative said Tennessee Walking Horse exhibitors are still welcome to enter classes at the open horse show.... Read More

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Indiana Announces Equine Drug Testing Program for 2015

March 12, 2015

The program includes a new primary testing lab, an audit lab, expanded out-of-competition testing, and cobalt testing.... Read More

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FEI Suspends UAE National Federation

March 12, 2015

The move follows an investigation into horse welfare issues and noncompliance with FEI endurance rules and regulations.... Read More

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NTRA Unveils 2015 Federal Agenda For Washington, D.C.

March 11, 2015

Issues include tax matters and racehorse drug and therapeutic medication regulation and testing.... Read More

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Request Grant Funding from the AAEP Foundation by May 1

March 11, 2015

The foundation annually supports those that develop and implement programs that improve equine welfare.... Read More