Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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First 'WSU Horse Course' for Owners Taking Place Sept. 7

August 03, 2013

Lecture topics will include dental care, foot problems, vaccinations, first-aid care, colic, and toxic plants.... Read More

Scientists at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute are celebrating the birth of a female Przewalski’s horse—the first to be born via artificial insemination. The foal’s birth July 27 signals a huge breakthrough for the survival of this species.

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Przewalski's Horse Foal Born via Artificial Insemination

August 02, 2013

The filly, born July 27, is the first Przewalski's Horse to be bred using artificial insemination. ... Read More

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Blue Horse Charities Gives $119,700 in Grants

August 02, 2013

Organizations involved in the rehabilitation, retraining, and adoption of Thoroughbreds received grants. ... Read More

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New Mexico Processing Plant Fire Probed

August 02, 2013

Authorities are investigating a fire that damaged a plant expected to begin processing horses next week. ... Read More

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Legislation to Eliminate Soring Introduced in Senate

August 01, 2013

There are now bills in both the U.S. House and Senate to amend the HPA to eliminate soring. ... Read More

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Former Thoroughbred Agents Plead Not Guilty to Charges

August 01, 2013

Between 24 and 30 horses owned by the brothers were found to be malnourished and shut in feces-filled stalls.... Read More

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RCI Approves Model Rule for Racehorse Drug Penalties

July 31, 2013

RCI voted to approve model rules that create a points system and enhanced penalties for drug violations. ... Read More

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New Vocations Receives TCA, Blue Horse Charities Grants

July 31, 2013

The grants will aid New Vocations' efforts to rehabilitate, retrain, and rehome retired Thoroughbreds.... Read More

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BLM's Wild Horse Program Solicits Ideas, Input at Workshop

July 31, 2013

The workshop participants will brainstorm strategies for increasing animal comfort at one adoption facility. ... Read More

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Dr. Steven Allday Joins Board of Old Friends

July 30, 2013

The board of directors of Old Friends announced July 30 Allday's election to the organization's board. ... Read More

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More Than 20 California Horses Seized

July 30, 2013

More than 20 horses are under rehabilitative care after being seized from their owner in late July.... Read More

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USEF Approves Equine Welfare-Related Rule Changes

July 29, 2013

New rules regarding prohibited practices and reporting cases of equine collapse were approved.... Read More

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Study: Tone, Pitch Human Voice Could Affect Horses

July 28, 2013

Researchers studied whether speaking in a soothing tone has a beneficial impact on the horse.... Read More

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Whip Use Elite, Non-Elite Show Jumpers Compared

July 27, 2013

When the whip was used, the horse was less likely to achieve a jumping round with no faults.... Read More

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Staff Sgt. Reckless Honored at Marine Corps Museum

July 27, 2013

A monument to Staff Sgt. Reckless was dedicated July 26 at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.... Read More

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Virginia Police Officer Facing Animal Cruelty Charges

July 26, 2013

A Virginia police officer is facing charges connected to the alleged maltreatment of a former service horse. ... Read More

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RMTC: Confidentiality in Research Necessary

July 26, 2013

An official explains why confidentiality is used when setting medication thresholds and withdrawal times.... Read More

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Officials Plan No Further Action in Monzante Case

July 26, 2013

Racehorse Monzante broke down and was euthanized following a race at Evangeline Downs July 20. ... Read More

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Kentucky Racing Officials: New Drug Policy Is Working

July 25, 2013

Regulatory administration of race-day anti-bleeding medication has provided a clearer picture of drug testing.... Read More

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New Mobile Apps Available for Horse Owners

July 25, 2013

The help horse owners more precisely plan hay purchases and evaluate horses' body weight. ... Read More

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Trainer: Racehorse Monzante Euthanized Due to Injuries

July 25, 2013

Jackie Thacker said he euthanized Monzante because the gelding was suffering following a breakdown.... Read More

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Sri Lanka's Ambassador Visits UK, Gluck Center

July 25, 2013

The ambassador stopped by the Gluck Equine Research Center for a tour during his visit.... Read More

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Permit Woes Complicate NM Horse Processing Plant Opening

July 24, 2013

The New Mexico Environment Department denied Valley Meats' wastewater permit request, pending a hearing. ... Read More

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Regulator Says Racehorse Monzante Was 'Salvageable'

July 24, 2013

A regulator says Monzante's trainer and a private veterinarian apparently made the decision to euthanize him.... Read More

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UK College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment Name Change

July 24, 2013

The new name better communicates the broad depth and evolving scope of the college’s degrees and programs.... Read More