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BLM Plans South Steens Wild Horse Bait Trap Gather

June 27, 2016

The BLM hopes to remove 100 horses for adoption and treat 40 mares with a fertility vaccine and return them to the wild.... Read More

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Endurance Horse Positive for Banned, Controlled Substances

June 21, 2016

The Jordanian horse tested positive for boldenone, dexamethasone, meloxicam, phenylbutazone, and oxyphenbutazone.... Read More

Kibb Mills (standing left) and Ian Bardwell (standing right), of the Rocky Mountain District’s Trails Program in Montana, stand next to their newly-acquired saddle-trained wild horses from Northern Nevada Correctional Center (NNCC). The trainers (mounted) are inmates with NNCC who have worked with these horses for up to four months to prepare them for adoption.

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Inmate-Trained Wild Horses to Work for U.S. Forest Service

June 17, 2016

Three saddle-trained wild horses were selected to work as pack string horses for U.S. Forest Service trail crews.... Read More

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BLM Releases Decision for Red Desert Wild Horse Gather

June 10, 2016

The BLM plans to gather horses and administer the PZP-22 fertility control vaccine to mares returned to the complex.... Read More

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RMTC Adds Cooper to Task Force on Glaucine

June 09, 2016

Carolyn Cooper, DVM, is the director of the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency's Equine Drug Control Program.... Read More

The the mare was taken to a BLM facility in Axtell, Utah, to continue her rehabilitation.

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Woman Fined for Removing Free-Roaming Horse from BLM Land

June 08, 2016

The Idaho woman transported a free-roaming mare to an animal sanctuary because the horse appeared malnourished.... Read More

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BLM Seeks Input on Plan to Manage Pine Nut Wild Horses

June 07, 2016

Public comments will be accepted through July 6.... Read More

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Advocacy Groups Want BLM to Increase PZP Use in Wild Horses

June 07, 2016

The groups believe increased PZP use could reduce the need to maintain horses in holding facilities.... Read More

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BLM to Host Wild Horse Day in Oregon

June 06, 2016

Specialists will share how the Wild Horse and Burro Program works and showcase adoptable animals in demonstrations.... Read More

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FEI: Two Endurance Horses Teste Positive for Human EPO

June 03, 2016

The top two finishers at an event in Doha earlier this year have tested positive for human erythropoietin (EPO).... Read More

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RMTC Forms Glaucine Task Force

June 03, 2016

Glaucine, thought to have bronchodilatory and anti-inflammatory properties, is found in the tulip poplar tree.... Read More

Terence Wan, PhD, EurChem, CChem, FRSC, FAORC, head of the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Racing Laboratory.

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Hong Kong Jockey Club Pioneers New Methods of Doping Control

May 27, 2016

Researchers in the club's Racing Laboratory are studying biomarkers for use in drug testing.... Read More

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Bill Protecting Salt River Herd Signed

May 20, 2016

The bill is designed to protect the herd and place the animals under local and U.S. Forest Service jurisdiction.... Read More

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Senate Committee Passes Anti-Slaughter Budget Amendment

May 20, 2016

The amendment would prevent the USDA from using any of its 2017 budget revenue to pay for horsemeat inspections. ... Read More

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BLM Cites Herd Growth as One Cause of $1 Billion Shortfall

May 17, 2016

But some wild horse advocates believe the shortfall is due to the agency's failure to manage the animals effectively.... Read More

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Legislation Protecting Salt River Horses Becomes Law

May 12, 2016

The bill protects the feral horses and places them under Maricopa County Sheriff's Department and USFS jurisdiction.... Read More

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Learning from the Corolla Wild Horse Adoption Program

May 11, 2016

Researchers attributed the program's success to a rigorous adoption process, pre-adoption gentling of horses, and more.... Read More

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BLM to Offer Two Tours of Fallon Wild Horse and Burro Corral

May 05, 2016

The public tours of the Indian Lakes Off-Range Wild Horse and Burro Corral in Fallon, Nevada, are scheduled for May 20.... Read More

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CHRI Advocates for Medication Reform at Horse Caucus Hearing

May 02, 2016

Representatives educated Congress members about the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015.... Read More

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Churchill Downs Releases Derby, Oaks Security Protocols

May 02, 2016

The enhanced equine security measures are part of the track's ongoing safety and integrity program.... Read More

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New Mexico Enhancing Out-of-Competition Drug Testing Program

April 27, 2016

The New Mexico Racing Commission will enhance its out-of-competition drug testing program effective immediately.... Read More

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Congressman's Email Draws Ire From Oregon Dressage Riders

April 27, 2016

A group of Oregon equestrians are concerned that a letter from a Congressman might erroneously link soring to dressage.... Read More

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Adopting a Mustang: What It Takes

April 25, 2016

Considering adopting a mustang? Here's what you need to know. ... Read More

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House Committee Passes Anti-Slaughter Amendment

April 20, 2016

One bill sponsor said the legislation is designed to protect horses while keeping the U.S. food supply safe.... Read More

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Bill Would Put Salt River Herd Under State Jurisdiction

April 17, 2016

The bill would protect the feral horses and place them under Maricopa County Sheriff's Department and USFS jurisdiction.... Read More