Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Florida Thoroughbred Found Butchered

October 25, 2011

A Thoroughbred horse was discovered butchered alongside a road in northwest Miami-Dade County, Fla., Oct. 20.... Read More

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UHC National Speaker Program Educates Nationwide

October 25, 2011

The UHC's National Speaker Program has provided a speaker for 15 events in 2011 to date.... Read More

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ITPP Research Receives Funding from PHHA

October 25, 2011

The money will help develop detection methods for and study the effects of ITPP, a performance enhancing drug.... Read More

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Horses Unharmed After Ohio Exotic Animal Release Incident

October 24, 2011

A herd of horses remains unharmed after their owner released exotic animals from their cages last week.... Read More

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New York Horse Owner Facing Animal Cruelty Charges

October 24, 2011

A New York woman is facing multiple animal cruelty charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment of hors... Read More

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BHA Amends Whip Rules; World Horse Welfare 'Disappointed'

October 24, 2011

The BHA has softened the new whip rules implemented Oct. 10, much to the dismay of World Horse Welfare.... Read More

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CANTER Receives Funding from West Virginia Race Track

October 21, 2011

Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort will award $2,500 in grant funding to CANTER to continue its mission.... Read More

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Racing 'Safety Steward' Position Called Valuable

October 20, 2011

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance considers the presence of a 'safety... Read More

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Louisiana Youths Charged in Horse Thefts

October 19, 2011

Two juveniles are facing charges for allegedly stealing seven horses from a Louisiana animal control shelter.... Read More

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Expanding OTTB Markets Discussed at Seminar

October 19, 2011

Topics from wise spending at aftercare facilities to off-the-track-Thoroughbred psychology were discussed. ... Read More

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Tennessee Trainer Pleads Guilty to Soring Charges

October 19, 2011

Paul Blackburn has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he conspired to violate the Horse Protection Act.... Read More

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Nevada Agricultural Authorities to Reduce Stray Herd

October 18, 2011

Stray horses from a private range in Northern Nevada likely will be relocated to a correctional facility.... Read More

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Life At Ten Incident Leads to New Veterinary Policies

October 18, 2011

New policies regarding veterinarians', stewards', and other officials' race day roles have been introduced.... Read More

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Rutgers Webinar Series Focuses on Disaster Management

October 18, 2011

In response to Hurricane Irene the webinar series will focus on "Disaster Preparation and Recovery.... Read More

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Owners of Stray Caddo Parish, La., Horses Sought

October 18, 2011

Louisiana authorities are seeking the owners of three horses discovered wandering in Caddo Parish on Monday.... Read More

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Researchers Examine Ancient Stallions' Genetic Diversity

October 17, 2011

New research indicates that ancient stallions were far more genetically diverse before domestication.... Read More

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Suspended Trainer Dutrow Granted 30-Day Stay of Action

October 17, 2011

A judge granted the trainer a 30-day stay of action after officials suspended his license for 10 years.... Read More

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New Clenbuterol Regulations at Los Alamitos Race Course

October 17, 2011

The new regulations were prompted by increased use of the substance as a replacement for anabolic steroids.... Read More

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BLM to Close Herriman Wild Horse Holding Facility

October 14, 2011

A Utah-based BLM holding facility that some allege constituted an unhealthy environment for horses is closing.... Read More

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Houston Police Probe Horse Killing

October 14, 2011

Houston, Texas, police are seeking whoever is responsible for the stabbing death of a horse last week.... Read More

Dutrow, who saddled Big Brown to 2008 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes victories, faces a 10 year revocation of his trainers' license in New York.

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Thoroughbred Trainer Dutrow's License Revoked for 10 Years

October 13, 2011

Regulators cite a pattern of rules violations--including numerous equine drug infractions--in revocation.... Read More

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Animal Abuser Registry Bill Passed in Albany County, NY

October 13, 2011

A bill creating an animal cruelty offender database in Albany County, N.Y., was passed unanimously on Oct. 11.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Participants to Support Retired Racehorses

October 13, 2011

Breeders' Cup participants will pledge a percentage of their earnings to support retired racehorses' care.... Read More

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Reward Offered in New York Horse Shooting

October 12, 2011

A New York woman hopes a reward will help lead authorities to whoever is responsible for shooting her horse.... Read More

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Salix Among RMTC Board Meeting's Topics

October 11, 2011

Race day medications, drug testing initiatives, and research committees were discussed at an Oct. 6 meeting.... Read More