Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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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

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Veitch Suspension Connected to Life At Ten Incident Upheld

February 16, 2012

The Life At Ten incident ultimately led to the implementation of new veterinary practices in racing.... Read More

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Plan to Reinstate Horse Diving Nixed

February 15, 2012

Pier owners have abandoned the plan to bring horse diving back to Atlantic City, N.J.... Read More

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UC Davis Welcomes Two New Equine Veterinarians

February 14, 2012

Travis Henry, DVM, and Claudia Sonder, DVM, recently joined the UC Davis equine veterinary team.... Read More

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USA Equestrian Trust to Issue Grants to Equine Nonprofits

February 14, 2012

Past recipients include those doing equine health research, land conservation, and educational programs.... Read More

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Drug Research Designed to Ease Detection Time Uncertainties

February 13, 2012

The research pinpointed how long it took for some commonly used therapeutic drugs to clear a horse's system.... Read More

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USEA Identifies Horse Killed in Hyperbaric Chamber Explosion

February 13, 2012

The horse, a 6-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, was owned by Jacqueline Mars and ridden by Lauren Kieffer.... Read More

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$120 Million Classroom Building for Texas A&M Vet Students

February 12, 2012

The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents approved the addition of a $120 million classroom b... Read More

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AQHA Convenes First Animal Welfare Commission

February 11, 2012

Recognizing that animal welfare is the single-most important issue facing the equine industry today, the... Read More

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HBO's 'Luck' to Hold Casting Call for Extras

February 10, 2012

HBO's horse racing themed television series "Luck," which was recently picked up for a sec... Read More

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Woman, Horse Dead after Hyperbaric Chamber Explosion

February 10, 2012

The explosion in KESMARC Florida killed one human and horse and injured another human.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Industry Forms Aftercare Alliance

February 09, 2012

The alliance will serve as the accrediting body for aftercare facilities that care for retired Thoroughbreds.... Read More

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American Horse Council Discusses Immigration Reform in 2012

February 09, 2012

Immigration polices have a profound impact on the American horse industry as many workers are foreign.... Read More

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BLM Seeks Pasture Facilities to Care for Wild Horses

February 08, 2012

The solicitation is for one or more long-term pasture facilities accommodating 400 to 2,000 wild horses.... Read More

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KHC Pledges $25,000 to Kentucky Equine Survey

February 08, 2012

This will be the first comprehensive survey of Kentucky's horses in 35 years.... Read More

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Help Save Land for Horses with ELCR Planning Forums

February 08, 2012

This is the first of three educational forums scheduled for 2012-13 at various locations around the country.... Read More

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Three New Members on Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board

February 07, 2012

The board advises the BLM on the management, protection, and control of wild free-roaming horses and burros.... Read More

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Virginia Horse Slasher Sought

February 07, 2012

Virginia authorities are seeking those responsible for slashing the necks of three horses in Bedford County.... Read More

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Corolla Wild Horse Herd Expansion Bill Moves to Senate

February 07, 2012

The legislation received universal support from the U.S. House of Representatives on Feb. 6.... Read More

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Pfizer Animal Health Contributes to FFA, AAEP Foundation

February 05, 2012

A portion of purchases from qualified equine products made between Feb. 1 and April 30, 2012, will be donated.... Read More

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Double-Decker Trailer Bill Advances

February 04, 2012

The bill, H.R. 7, contains language prohibiting the hauling of horses in double-deck trailers.... Read More