Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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UK Tour Displays Equine Industry Career Possibilities

September 24, 2016

The tour was designed to educate students about the broad variety of careers available in the equine industry.... Read More

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UK Gluck Center Develops Novel EAV Test

September 23, 2016

The test is designed to identify which stallions are most likely to remain long-term carriers of the virus if infected.... Read More

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Stolen Georgia Horse Recovered in South Carolina

September 23, 2016

A 23-year-old Thoroughbred was taken with the recovered Quarter Horse. ... Read More

Denmark’s Stinna Tange Kaastrup and "Smarties," double bronze medalists at the Rio 2016 Paralympics in the Grade 1b para-dressage.

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All Drug Tests From Rio Para-Dressage Competitors Clean

September 23, 2016

This means back-to-back clean Paralympic games (London 2012 and Rio 2016) for para-equestrian participants.... Read More

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Gluck Center, Hagyard to Host Mary Passenger Lecture

September 23, 2016

Topics will include the horse's upper airways, lameness diagnosis, and preventing injuries in equine athletes.... Read More

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Healthy Horse App Features More Horse Types, Uses

September 23, 2016

The smartphone app is designed to help owners better manage their horses' weights.... Read More

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Leptospirosis Vaccine Licensed for Use in Pregnant Mares

September 22, 2016

The USDA licensed a vaccine for use in pregnant mares to protect against leptospirosis, one cause of abortion in horses.... Read More

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West Virginia to Require Safety Alliance Accreditation

September 22, 2016

The state's two Thoroughbred tracks must submit applications for Safety and Integrity Alliance accreditation by Nov. 4.... Read More

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UK CAFE Receives Record Number of Grant Awards

September 22, 2016

College of Agriculture, Food and Environment (CAFE) researchers brought in grants totaling $39.2 million in fiscal 2016.... Read More

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Study: Most Racehorse Injuries in Britain are Minor

September 22, 2016

Findings from a recent study show that 70% of injuries recorded over a 14-year period were minor and not career-ending.... Read More

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Kentucky Authorities Seek Ownership of Seized Horses

September 21, 2016

The 43 seized horses were allegedly abandoned earlier this year by Charles and Maria Borell. ... Read More

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BLM to Begin Emergency Gather in the Big Sand Spring Valley

September 21, 2016

The BLM said it will gather and care for up to 300 wild horses impacted by drought conditions.... Read More

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AAEP Foundation Distributes Funds to Benefit Equine Welfare

September 21, 2016

The foundation will distribute $459,198 to 27 organizations and special projects committed to improving equine welfare.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horse Treats: Yay or Neigh?

September 20, 2016

Of the 1,452 respondents 579 (40%) said they occasionally treat their horse to apples or carrots.... Read More

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Ammonia: A Hidden Danger in the Barn

September 20, 2016

We know that ammonia is harmful to horses. But did you know it's also a health hazard for humans?... Read More

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Emergency Wild Horse Gather Begins in Cherry Spring Area

September 20, 2016

The BLM said it plans to gather about 60 horses from the Nevada range due to declining water sources.... Read More

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New Bolton Center Lecture to Focus on Recognizing Lameness

September 20, 2016

Drs. Liz Arbittier and Jessica Morgan will provide tips to help owners improve their lameness identification skills.... Read More

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USEF Appoints Uboh as Laboratory Director

September 19, 2016

Cornelius Uboh, PhD, previously served as bureau director of the Pennsylvania Equine Toxicology and Research Laboratory.... Read More

Rio 2016 Paralympics Grade 1b Freestyle medalists: (L to R) Pepo Puch (AUT) won silver, Stinne Tange Kaastrup (DEN) took the bronze, and Lee Pearson (GBR) captured the gold.

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Rio 2016 Paralympics: Competition Wraps Up With Freestyles

September 19, 2016

The para-dressage events at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games wrapped up on Sept. 16.... Read More

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University of Maryland Equine Program Breeds Success

September 18, 2016

Learn about the university's Thoroughbred breeding program, a winning one-eyed gelding, and more.... Read More

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British Tracks Testing Padded Hurdle for Jump Races

September 18, 2016

The fall rate since the trials began has reduced to 1.59%, a reduction of 0.5% compared to the 10-year average.... Read More

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International Helmet Awareness Day Takes Place Sept. 17

September 17, 2016

Participating retailers all over the world will be offering discounts on helmets to equestrians on Sept. 17.... Read More

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Wulster Joins New Bolton Center as Radiologist

September 16, 2016

Dr. Kathryn Wulster will use advanced imaging systems, including MRI, CT, and robotics-controlled imaging. ... Read More

Natasha Baker (GBR) takes the gold in the Grade II individual test.

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Rio 2016 Paralympics: Golds Pour In for Great Britain

September 15, 2016

Great Britain has won the overall team championships of the Rio 2016 para-dressage competition with a score of 453.306.... Read More

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BLM Responds to Reports on Advisory Board Vote

September 15, 2016

The BLM says it has no plans to euthanize wild horses currently held in short- and long-term holding facilities. ... Read More