Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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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

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New BEVA President Appointed

September 11, 2014

Dr. Andrew Harrison will serve as the British Equine Veterinary Association president in 2014-15.... Read More

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Georgia Authorities Probe Horse Theft

September 10, 2014

A Tennessee Walking Horse and Spotted Saddle Horse went missing from their Madison County pasture.... Read More

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BLM to Relocate Utah Mustangs from Utah Corrections' Program

September 10, 2014

More than 1,000 mustangs will be relocated in the wake of a dispute between the BLM and Utah Department of Corrections.... Read More

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Pennsylvania Horse Dealers Face Animal Cruelty Charges

September 10, 2014

The trio allegedly attempted to sell three maltreated animals through a New Holland auction.... Read More

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Three Dane Co., Wisconsin, Horses Test Positive for EHV-1

September 10, 2014

Two of the horses are receiving treatment, while one was euthanized after showing neurologic signs of the disease.... Read More

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Horse Dies in Michigan Barn Fire

September 09, 2014

Investigators believe a lightning strike could have killed a horse located in a Fort Gratiot, Michigan, barn.... Read More

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Two Horses Dead in Illinois Barn Fire

September 09, 2014

Authorities in Illinois believe thunderstorms could be to blame for a barn fire that killed two horses in Kane County.... Read More

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Santa Anita Seeks Breeders' Cup Volunteers

September 08, 2014

Volunteers are needed to assist in a variety of patron services Oct. 31- Nov. 2 at the California track.... Read More

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Artwork at the WEG Village

September 08, 2014

Take a tour of the art our reporter found around the 2014 World Equestrian Games.... Read More