Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Controversy Over Wyoming Estray Horse Gather, Sale

April 14, 2014

Wild horse advocates say the gathered estray horses were too quickly sold to a horse processing firm.... Read More

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Rehabilitated Horses Donated to Florida Youth Ranch

April 13, 2014

A group of rescued horses has a new home after being rehabilitated and donated to a youth ranch.... Read More

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Conditioning and Modifying Horse Behavior

April 13, 2014

An equine behaviorist offers tips on how to change your horse's behavior.... Read More

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McDonnell, Woehl, and Cope Join Wild Horse Advisory Board

April 11, 2014

Sue McDonnell, PhD, Cert. AAB; Fred T. Woehl, Jr.; and Robert Cope, DVM, will each serve three-year terms.... Read More

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2014 Equine Industry Vision Award Finalists Announced

April 11, 2014

The winner will be announced at the Equine Industry Vision Award Breakfast on June 20.... Read More

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Commentary: Social Media and Equine Crisis Response

April 11, 2014

Following these six suggestions could make the difference between success and failure in a crisis response.... Read More

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Anti-Soring Bill Advances to Full Senate

April 10, 2014

A Senate committee passed a bill that would ban the use of performances packages and chains. ... Read More

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Winning Name Chosen for Penn Vet's Foal Cam Colt

April 10, 2014

The colt born on Penn Vet's Foal Cam is now named New Bolton Pioneer, Boone for short. ... Read More

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Kentucky Horses Seized After 49 Found Dead

April 10, 2014

Fourteen horses are receiving rehabilitative care and another 18 await removal.... Read More

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Study: Younger Horses Appear Able to Learn by Watching

April 10, 2014

Younger, lower-ranking, and more curious horses are most likely to exhibit social learning, researchers say.... Read More

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RCI Chief: Horse Racing Industry Must Get Its Act Together

April 09, 2014

The RCI president said participants' refusal to take responsibility for actions threatens racing's future.... Read More

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Authorities Investigate Skagit Co., Wash., Horse Shooting

April 08, 2014

Authorities hope the public can help them identify those responsible for shooting a horse in its pasture. ... Read More

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Horse Racing Industry Told to Drop Hammer to Force Reforms

April 08, 2014

Regulators and industry officials were told to use existing tools to push a uniform medication program. ... Read More

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Old Friends Retiree Bull Inthe Heather Euthanized

April 08, 2014

The 24-year-old had been receiving treatment for several health issues, but his quality of life diminished.... Read More

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New NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance Code Available

April 07, 2014

The NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance's 2014 Code of Standards is now available for public comment.... Read More

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Commentary: Horse Racing Medication Reform

April 06, 2014

Eric Mitchell, editor-in-chief of The Blood-Horse, shares his thoughts on medication reform.... Read More

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CSU Research Project to Study Benefits of Equine Therapy

April 06, 2014

The five-year research program will focus on the potential benefits of equine-assisted activity and therapy.... Read More

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Record Number of Entries for 2014 Rolex Kentucky Event

April 05, 2014

Entries have been filed for a record 82 horses, exceeding the previous record of 73 that were entered in 2012.... Read More

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Old Friends, New Vocations Enter Partnership

April 04, 2014

The agreement is designed to jointly benefit Thoroughbreds in their post-racing and -breeding careers.... Read More

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Tax Depreciation for Racehorses Advances

April 04, 2014

This provision accelerates, simplifies, and makes uniform the depreciation period for racehorses. ... Read More

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RCI Chair Pushes States to Act on Racehorse Drug Reforms

April 04, 2014

The outgoing chair said it is "vitally important" racing jurisdictions adopt uniform drug rules.... Read More

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New Walking Horse Bill Expands Blackburn Legislation

April 03, 2014

The bill would aim to stop soring while preserving what it calls the "traditional" Walking Horse industry.... Read More

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BLM Seeking Input on Proposed Mont. Wild Horse Ecosanctuary

April 03, 2014

The proposed wild horse ecosanctuary would be located on about 13,000 acres of private land near Drummond.... Read More

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Eventing Champion Headley Britannia Euthanized

April 02, 2014

Headley Britannia was euthanized April 1 after a cross-country schooling accident. She was 21.... Read More

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Volunteers Care for Horses after Washington Mudslide

April 02, 2014

Area volunteers care for horses impacted by a mudslide in Snohomish County.... Read More