Recent News for Horse Industry Controversies

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Suit Seeks Halt to BLM Wild Horse Spaying Plan

July 29, 2016

A wild horse advocacy group filed a lawsuit to stop the BLM from surgically sterilizing mares from an Oregon herd.... Read More

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FEI Announces Details of Three Banned Substance Cases

July 28, 2016

The cases focus on prohibited substances identified in a para-dressage horse, an endurance horse, and a jumping horse.... Read More

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BLM Changes Location of July 28 Motor Vehicle Hearing

July 27, 2016

The hearing on the use of motor vehicles in wild horse management will now be held at the Lander County Courthouse.... Read More

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USDA Proposes HPA Enforcement Rule Change

July 26, 2016

The proposed change would ban action devices and require training for veterinarians conducting compliance inspections.... Read More

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BLM to Bait Trap Wild Horses From Silver King, Triple B HMAs

July 26, 2016

Horses removed from the range will be prepared for the BLM's adoption program.... Read More

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BLM Colorado to Hold Hearing on Motorized Equipment Use

July 23, 2016

The public hearing will focus on discuss the use of motorized vehicles in managing wild horses in Colorado.... Read More

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Vale District BLM Postpones Wild Horse Gather

July 21, 2016

The Oregon gather was expected to start on July 26, but has been postponed to a tentative date of Aug. 23.... Read More

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Hearing on BLM Helicopter, Motor Vehicle Use Scheduled

July 21, 2016

The BLM Wyoming will host its annual statewide hearing on Aug. 4 in Rock Springs.... Read More

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House Committee Rules on Rep. Ed Whitfield Ethics Probe

July 16, 2016

Whitfield violated House rules, though unintentionally, by allowing his wife to lobby for anti-soring legislation.... Read More

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BLM's Vale, Oregon, District Plans Wild Horse Gather

July 11, 2016

The BLM will gather 100 horses and return 50 to the range to re-establish the appropriate management level.... Read More

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FEI Decides on 2015 Endurance Prohibited Substance Case

July 08, 2016

The horse Lunatica tested positive for two prohibited substances: propranolol and dexamethasone.... Read More

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BLM to Present Talk on Wild Horses in Wyoming

July 08, 2016

The event will take place July 9 at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, in Casper.... Read More

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BLM Initiates Wild Horse Research in Oregon

June 29, 2016

The agency will work with veterinarians to study safe methods to spay mares and control herd growth... Read More

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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