Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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More Than 200 Horses Seized from Texas Holding Area

August 12, 2011

More than 200 allegedly maltreated horses are in law enforcement authorities' custody after being seized.... Read More

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No Salix in 2-Year-Old Thoroughbred Graded Stakes in 2012

August 11, 2011

The AGSC will employ a program banning race-day medications in graded 2-year-old Thoroughbred stakes races.... Read More

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Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement to Expand in New York

August 11, 2011

The Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement organization announced that it will be expanding in upstate New York.... Read More

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Deadly Texas Barn Fire Probed

August 10, 2011

Texas fire officials are investigating a barn fire that killed as many as 14 Arabian horses Aug. 9.... Read More

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Nominations Open for Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board

August 10, 2011

The BLM is requesting public nominations to fill three national Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board positions.... Read More

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TRF Benefit Raises About $500,000 for Retired Throughbreds

August 10, 2011

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation gala held Aug. 7 raised $500,000 for the care of retired Throughbreds.... Read More

BLM horses in round-up

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Stallion Castration Dropped from Contested BLM Gather Plan

August 09, 2011

Mustang mares will receive contraceptives and stallions will return to the range under a new BLM gather plan.... Read More

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South Carolina Horse Death Probed

August 09, 2011

Authorities in South Carolina are investigating circumstances surrounding the death of a horse.... Read More

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BLM Probes Possible Illegal Mustang Trade

August 08, 2011

The BLM is investigating if dozens of mustangs confiscated in Utah were bound for processing plants in Mexico.... Read More

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Wyoming Group Sues BLM Over Mustangs' Grazing Habits

August 08, 2011

A corporation is asking a federal court to order the removal of mustangs that have strayed on to private land.... Read More

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Colorado Man Faces Cruelty Charges

August 06, 2011

A Colorado man is facing 56 animal cruelty charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment of horses.... Read More

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RMTC: Tighten Salix Rules, Ban Adjunct Drugs

August 05, 2011

The RMTC will continue to study a pilot program proposal to ban the use of Salix in 2-year-old Thoroughbreds.... Read More

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Florida Youth Faces Animal Cruelty Charges

August 05, 2011

A Florida youth is facing felony animal cruelty charges for allegedly attacking three horses last month.... Read More

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Lightning Blamed for Deadly Connecticut Barn Fire

August 04, 2011

Fire officials in Haddam, Conn., blame lightning for a fire that resulted in the death of one horse August 1.... Read More

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Second Horse Dies at Cheyenne Frontier Days

August 03, 2011

A mare used in the Wild Horse Race at the Cheyenne Frontier Days died Saturday after sustaining a neck injury.... Read More

BLM horses in round-up

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BLM to Revise Wyoming Mustang Gather Plan

August 03, 2011

The BLM has withdrawn a mustang gather plan that would have created minimally producing wild horse herds.... Read More

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KHRC Drug Testing Changes Showing Benefits

August 03, 2011

The KHRC's new laboratory choice and decision to revamp testing protocol are yielding positive results.... Read More

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KHRC Review of Medications in Horse Racing Begins

August 03, 2011

The KHRC has begun reviewing and revising the state's horse racing medication regulations.... Read More

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Foal Death Prompts New Corolla Wild Horse Protection Measure

August 02, 2011

The Corolla Wild Horse Fund has enhanced its patrols after a foal died as a result of eating human food items.... Read More

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BLM Selects Guilfoyle to Lead Wild Horse and Burro Program

August 02, 2011

The BLM has selected Joan Guilfoyle to be the new chief of the BLM's Wild Horse and Burro Division. ... Read More

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Indicted Horse Trainer Surrenders on Release Violation

August 01, 2011

A man under indictment for allegedly using illegal training techniques on gaited horses is in federal custody.... Read More

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Congress Members Seek Halt to Contested BLM Herd Plan

August 01, 2011

Sixty-five members of Congress have asked the BLM to abandon a plan to create nonproducing wild horse herds.... Read More

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More Than 140 Ponies Die During Hindu Pilgrimage

July 30, 2011

Approximately 143 ponies have died while taking part in a Hindu pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine.... Read More

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Maryland Horse Industry Grants Available

July 29, 2011

The Maryland Horse Industry Board will be accepting grant applications for equine activities beginning Aug. 1.... Read More

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Wyoming Authorities To Oppose Mustang Gather Lawsuit

July 29, 2011

The state of Wyoming will oppose a lawsuit aimed at stopping a Bureau of Land Management gather in that state.... Read More