Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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New York Rescue Operator Faces Fraud, Cruelty Charges

August 29, 2011

An equine rescue is facing charges for allegedly defrauding financial contributors and maltreating horses.... Read More

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Hurricane Irene: Too Early to Assess Equine Industry Damage

August 29, 2011

At press time no equine fatalities had been reported, but many areas are still evaluating the damage.... Read More

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Colorado Horse Development Authority Sponsors Equine Health

August 28, 2011

The CHDA announces the co-sponsorship of a study investigating fertility vaccines for use on wild horses.... Read More

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Racehorses, Swimming, and Colic

August 28, 2011

While swimming-induced colic does occur, it doesn't happen as frequently as some might have thought.... Read More

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Nominations Sought for Youth Horse Industry Leaders Awards

August 28, 2011

The AYHC is seeking nominations for the Adult and Student Leaders of the Year awards.... Read More

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Ruling Could Affect Equine Drug Testing Regulations

August 27, 2011

A New York Supreme Court ruling regarding that state's out-of-competition drug testing has other implications.... Read More

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Irene 'Just Another Storm' for Feral Outer Banks Ponies

August 26, 2011

The feral ponies that inhabit North Carolina's Currituck National Wildlife Refuge will weather Irene.... Read More

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Groups Draw Line on Salix Ban in Thoroughbred Racing

August 24, 2011

Thoroughbred horsemen's groups are drawing a line in the sand when it comes to the anti-bleeding drug Salix.... Read More

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Ask the Vet LIVE: Horse Adoption and Rescue September 21

August 24, 2011

Join us for a free Ask the Vet LIVE online Q&A about Horse Adoption and Rescue on Sept. 21, from 8-9 p.m. ... Read More

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Adjunct Bleeder Medication Ban Advanced in Kentucky

August 23, 2011

A KHRC advisory panel approved a recommendation to prohibit the race day use of adjunct bleeder medications.... Read More

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New Charges Filed in Texas Neglect Case

August 22, 2011

The owner of nine horses that died allegedly due to lack of water in Texas is facing animal cruelty charges.... Read More

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Wild Horse Sanctuary to Host Open House

August 19, 2011

The Wild Horse Sanctuary's annual open house will take place Aug. 20 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.... Read More

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New York Judge Rejects Certain Drug Testing Rules

August 19, 2011

The New York State Racing and Wagering Board regulations on out-of-competition testing require nullification.... Read More

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Standardbred Retirement Foundation Announces Win*Win Program

August 18, 2011

The SRF announced a program to allow Standardbred owners to share in racehorses' earnings with horses in need.... Read More

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Warrant Issued in Texas Horse Deaths

August 17, 2011

Texas authorities have obtained an arrest warrant for the caretaker of nine horses that died last week.... Read More

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Przewalski Horse Numbers Dwindling near Chernobyl

August 16, 2011

Herds of Przewalski horses in the Chernobyl disaster area are dwindling, possibly due to human predation.... Read More

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FEI, OIE to Host International Movement of Horses Conference

August 15, 2011

The October 24 conference will focus on modernizing international movement of horses in South America.... Read More

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Jockey Club Goal: 'Medication-Free' Horse Racing

August 15, 2011

The Jockey Club reiterated its calls for a ban of Salix but made it clear it wants medication-free racing.... Read More

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Arkansas Man Charged in Dehydrated Horse Deaths

August 15, 2011

An Arkansas man faces animal cruelty charges for allegedly neglecting two horses discovered dead on his farm.... Read More

This gelding was removed from a Texas property at which nine other horses were found dead. He was later euthanized due to renal and liver failure. Charges are pending in the horses' deaths.

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Texas Horse Deaths Investigated

August 15, 2011

Texas authorities are investigating who is responsible for the care of nine horses discovered dead last week.... Read More

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Commentary: Thoroughbred Owner Sounds Off on Salix

August 14, 2011

BloodHorse.com's Jason Shandler caught up with Mike Repole to get his opinion on the current Salix debate.... Read More

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Tickets On Sale for Rock To Ride

August 13, 2011

Tickets are now on sale for Rock To Ride presented by Alpha Natural Resources at HorseAidLive.org.... Read More

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Merck Supports Recovery of Japan's Animal Sector

August 12, 2011

Merck Animal Health has donated about U.S. $30,000 to three veterinary and farmer associations in Japan.... Read More

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More Than 200 Horses Seized from Texas Holding Area

August 12, 2011

More than 200 allegedly maltreated horses are in law enforcement authorities' custody after being seized.... Read More

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No Salix in 2-Year-Old Thoroughbred Graded Stakes in 2012

August 11, 2011

The AGSC will employ a program banning race-day medications in graded 2-year-old Thoroughbred stakes races.... Read More