Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Kentucky Downs Re-accredited by Safety Alliance

October 01, 2013

Some of the best practices identified included pre-race veterinary exams and regulatory veterinary practices.... Read More

An in-depth look into the current issues of wild horse management is just one of the many topics that will be explored in Equine Guelph’s Global Perspectives in Equine Welfare course.

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Course Will Explore Equine Welfare Practices Worldwide

September 30, 2013

Equine welfare around the world is a complex issue that stirs controversy on a regular basis. ... Read More

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TOBA to Hold Pedigree and Conformation Clinic

September 29, 2013

The clinic will feature a presentations focusing on conformation from a veterinary perspective.... Read More

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Foreman: Drug Uniformity Won't Be Sidetracked

September 27, 2013

A uniform medication rule proponent says the USTA's move to drop out of the RMTC won't derail the effort. ... Read More

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Are Horses a Vicious Species? Court to Decide

September 27, 2013

Connecticut horse owners anxiously await a ruling that could declare horses a naturally vicious species. ... Read More

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USTA Says No to Model Rules, Leaves RMTC

September 26, 2013

The United States Trotting Association (USTA), citing breed differences, ended its membership in the RMTC.... Read More

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UK, KHP Foundation Partner to Improve Watershed

September 26, 2013

The groups partnered in 2013 to make substantial improvements to the Cane Run Watershed.... Read More

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TIP Application Deadline is Sept. 30

September 26, 2013

TIP sponsorships are available for myriad disciplines and are open to shows in the United States and Canada.... Read More

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ELCR Offers Conservation-Related Webinars, Teleconferences

September 26, 2013

As part of its ongoing educational series of webinars and teleconferences, ELCR will offer four programs.... Read More

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Virginia Racing Commission Adopts Model Drug Rules

September 25, 2013

The rules set uniform thresholds for 24 controlled therapeutic medications. ... Read More

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New Vocations Receives Grant for Thoroughbred Aftercare

September 25, 2013

New Vocations received a $15,000 grant from the ASPCA to aid in rehabilitating Thoroughbreds off the track.... Read More

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Help Horse Owners in Flood-Ravaged Colorado

September 24, 2013

Horse owners can aid affected horsemen and women by donating to the USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund.... Read More

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No Pattern Seen in Ellis Park Racehorse Fatalities

September 24, 2013

Officials say there's no explanation for the spike in fatalities during the recently concluded race meet. ... Read More

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Two Indicted on Charges Connected to Horse Hauling Accidents

September 23, 2013

Two connected to horse transport company Three Angels Farms were indicted earlier this month.... Read More

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New Jersey Trail Competition to Benefit New Bolton Center

September 21, 2013

The ride--a memorial to the Arabian mare, Taffeta Ribbons--will benefit the Penn Vet's New Bolton Center.... Read More

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RMTC Recommends Stanozolol Prohibition

September 20, 2013

The recommendation would mean the anabolic steroids would not be permitted in a horse's system on race day.... Read More

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Enhanced Security for Jockey Club Gold Cup

September 20, 2013

Horses competing in the race will be subject to early out-of-competition blood testing for banned substances.... Read More

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UC Davis to Host Donkey Welfare Symposium

September 20, 2013

Goals of the symposium are to improve participants' knowledge of donkey behavior, physiology, and more.... Read More

Charlotte Dujardin on Valegro, winners of the Grand Prix Freestyle at Olympia in 2012.

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Animal Health Trust Named Olympia's Charity of the Year

September 19, 2013

AHT researchers study horse health topics from performance- and injury-related clinical treatment to disease.... Read More

AM “Mac” Johnston, OBE, BVM&S, DVetMed, FRSH, HonFRCVS, receives The Blue Cross Equine Welfare Award from Blue Cross Director of External Affairs Steve Goody.

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Johnston Receives Welfare Award at BEVA Congress

September 19, 2013

The award recognizes his commitment to mentoring and supporting vets working in the Scottish Highlands.... Read More

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Nevada Officials Investigating Estray Horse Deaths

September 19, 2013

The Nevada Department of Agriculture is investigating two horse deaths in northern Nevada. ... Read More

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EHV-1 Workshop for Veterinary Professionals Scheduled

September 18, 2013

The equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) workshop for equine veterinary professionals will take place Oct. 19.... Read More

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Maryland Adopts Uniform Racehorse Medication Policy

September 18, 2013

Officials adopted uniform medication and drug-testing rules as part of a push in the Mid-Atlantic region. ... Read More

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Univ. of Missouri Extension to Host Equine Short Course

September 17, 2013

The University of Missouri Extension will host an equine short course on Oct. 3, 8, and 10.... Read More

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Australian Racing Board Announces Ban on Anabolic Steroids

September 16, 2013

Officials announced the total ban on anabolic steroid use, both in and out of competition, on Sept 16.... Read More