Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Georgia Farm Operator Charged

February 28, 2012

Rebecca Bannister is facing cruelty charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment of nearly 100 horses.... Read More

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ASPCA Grants More Than $1.5 Million to Equine Groups in 2011

February 28, 2012

The ASPCA provided $1,682,352 in the form of 183 grants to support equine rescue groups in 38 states in 2011.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup 2012: No Change in Medication Policy

February 28, 2012

Breeders' Cup Ltd. upheld a ban on race-day medications for 2-year-olds at the 2012 World Championships.... Read More

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Trio Sentenced in Horse Soring Case

February 28, 2012

The three were charged with violating the HPA by applying soring practices to horses and falsifying forms.... Read More

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USEF, Equine Canada Add to Prohibited Drug Lists

February 27, 2012

The USEF and Equine Canada have implemented new regulations surrounding GABA and vedaprofen, respectively.... Read More

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Clenbuterol Ban for New Mexico Horse Racing

February 27, 2012

Clenbuterol use was suspended for Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing in New Mexicoeffective April 20.... Read More

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Wyoming Ranch Chosen for BLM Eco-Sanctuary Review

February 27, 2012

The 4,000-acre Deerwood Ranch located in the Centennial Valley in Wyoming was chosen for ecologic review.... Read More

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Like UK College of Agriculture on Facebook

February 25, 2012

The UK College of Agriculture has several equine-related Facebook pages with the latest news and information.... Read More

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Missouri Location Eyed for Horse Processing Plant

February 24, 2012

An industrial site near Mountain Grove, Mo., could be the location of the first horse processing plant.... Read More

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Homes Sought for Arabian Horses

February 24, 2012

A herd of more than 40 Arabian horses belonging to a deceased breeder in West Virginia are now in the care of ... Read More

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Florida Authorities Probe Miniature Horse Death

February 24, 2012

Law enforcement authorities in Florida are investigating circumstances surrounding the death of a Miniature ... Read More

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UC Davis Owner Education Seminar to be Streamed Online

February 24, 2012

The webcast will be presented free of charge and will be available online tomorrow beginning at 8:30 a.m. PST.... Read More

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USEF: Use of GABA as a Calming Supplement Prohibited

February 23, 2012

Recently, reports of the use of a product called "Carolina Gold" have been brought to the USEF Equine Drugs an... Read More

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Preliminary Hearing Waived in Pa. Thoroughbred Fraud Case

February 23, 2012

A Pennsylvania woman accused of selling to slaughter four retired Thoroughbred racehorses placed in her ... Read More

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Molecular Monitoring of Equine Joint Homeostasis

February 22, 2012

It's beneficial to look at biomarkers that reflect changes in cartilage as well as the joint capsule and bone.... Read More

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Assateague Wild Horse Shooter Sentenced

February 22, 2012

A Maryland man convicted in connection with last year's shooting death of a wild mare at the Assatea... Read More

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Michigan Barn Fire Kills 38 Horses; Injures Employee

February 22, 2012

A Southern Michigan barn fire at the farm of longtime Thoroughbred owner/breeder Jerry Campbell's Ca... Read More

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Livestock Investigation Clinic for Kentucky Officials

February 21, 2012

Livestock Investigation Training for county and state officials returns to Asbury University March 14-16, 2012... Read More

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UK's Equine Initiative Renamed UK Ag Equine Programs

February 20, 2012

The College of Agriculture instituted this name change to better reflect UK's breadth of equine offerings. ... Read More

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2012 UK Equine Diagnostic and Research Seminar Series

February 20, 2012

The 2012 University of Kentucky's Department of Veterinary Science Equine Diagnostic and Research Se... Read More

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EPA: Fertility Control Vaccine Approved for U.S. Wild Horses

February 19, 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency has officially registered the first contraceptive vaccine for horses.... Read More

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Demographics of Equine Donation and Adoption Examined

February 19, 2012

The USDA recently funded a study to determine who is relinquishing horses to rescues and who is adopting them.... Read More

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Roehl and Pittman Join Thoroughbred Aftercare Subcommittee

February 18, 2012

The goal of the aftercare subcommittee is to work toward a national solution to industry-wide issues.... Read More

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Successful Wild Horse Adoptions Characterized

February 18, 2012

Of surveyed adopters, 83% strongly agreed their expectations had been met in adopting a BLM mustang.... Read More

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Industry-Wide Campaign Launched to Help 'Unwanted' Horses

February 16, 2012

"A Home For Every Horse" seeks to place, foster, and sponsor America's 170,000 unwanted horses.... Read More