Recent News for Horse Industry Controversies

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House Committee Passes Slaughter Ban Amendment

May 30, 2014

In effect, the ban on horsemeat inspection funding makes it impossible to process horses in the United States.... Read More

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Former TWHBEA Vice President Sues Organization

May 27, 2014

Pat Stout has accused TWHBEA of committing illegal corporate acts and breaching its fiduciary duties. ... Read More

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Senate Committee Passes 2015 Slaughter Ban Amendment

May 23, 2014

The amendment would prevent the USDA from using a portion of its 2015 budget to fund horsemeat inspections.... Read More

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Belmont Stakes Day Enhanced Security Returns

May 22, 2014

All potential participants must be at Belmont Park by June 4 and will undergo out-of-competition testing.... Read More

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West Virginia Okays Penalty System, Drug Thresholds

May 21, 2014

Officials approved the state's participation in the multiple medication violation penalty system.... Read More

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PAST Act Supporters to Rally in Washington

May 20, 2014

Supports of the bill will gather in Washington, D.C., in June to show their support for the legislation.... Read More

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Caramello Named Director of UHC

May 18, 2014

Dagmar Caramello, MA, has joined the American Horse Council as the director of the Unwanted Horse Coalition.... Read More

BLM horses in round-up

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BLM Extends Deadline for Herd Growth Suppression Proposals

May 09, 2014

The BLM says it extended the deadline to ensure it receives "the best ideas" for effective contraception.... Read More

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Utah Ranchers Sue BLM over Removal of Excess Animals

May 08, 2014

Utah ranchers accused the BLM of violating federal law by not removing excess wild horses from rangelands. ... Read More

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BLM Seeks Bids for Short-Term Wild Horse Care Facilities

May 08, 2014

The is soliciting bids for new short-term holding facilities in 17 states for animals removed rangelands.... Read More

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Racehorse Drug Rules, Out-of-Competition Testing Discussed

May 07, 2014

Uniform medication rules and out-of-competition testing were discussed at the Asian Racing Conference.... Read More

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Drug Test Results on Kentucky Derby, Oaks Horses Clear

May 06, 2014

After undergoing full instrumental analysis to detect more than 1,500 substances, all samples were cleared.... Read More

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Indiana Adopts Model Racehorse Drug Rules; Group has Doubts

May 04, 2014

The commission unanimously approved model rule threshold levels for 24 commonly used therapeutic drugs. ... Read More

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Ky. Derby, Oaks Out-of-Competition Tests Come Back Clean

May 02, 2014

All of the Oaks and Derby entrants were tested under Kentucky statutes that govern pari-mutuel horse racing.... Read More

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Walking Horse Owners Sue Blount County Humane Group

May 02, 2014

The owners are seeking $2.1 million in connection with horses seized during a cruelty investigation.... Read More

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RMTC Approves Three More Laboratories

May 02, 2014

The newly accredited laboratories are located in California, Colorado, and Ohio.... Read More

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Walking Horse Groups Hire Law Firm

May 01, 2014

The groups hired a law firm to request an investigation into USDA Veterinary Medical Officers.... Read More

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Equine Health, Security Protocols for Ky. Derby Outlined

April 29, 2014

Churchill Downs outlined its enhanced security measures for horses competing in Saturday's Kentucky Derby. ... Read More

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Florida Legislature Holds Fate of Racehorse Drug Reforms

April 27, 2014

Florida stakeholders are united in backing uniform drug rules, but the fate lies with the state legislature. ... Read More

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How Hong Kong's On-Track Pharmacies Work

April 25, 2014

Dr. Christopher M. Riggs describes the Hong Kong Jockey Club's on-track pharmacies and how they work.... Read More

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Wild Horse Advocates File Appeal in Pryor Mountain Case

April 25, 2014

The advocates claim the BLM and USFS' management techniques threaten the Pryor Mountain horse herd's survival.... Read More

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Paget Stripped of Burghley Title after Doping Scandal

April 24, 2014

Jonathan Paget's horse Clifton Promise tested positive for the tranquilzer reserpine at last year's event.... Read More

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USEF Issues Drugs and Medications Program Advisory

April 23, 2014

On April 22, the USEF issued an advisory in reference to recent changes to their drugs and medications rules.... Read More

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Key Owners, Trainers to Publicize Racehorses' Vet Records

April 20, 2014

Such records will cover the 14-day period preceding and including the day of each race.... Read More

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Tygart: Parallels between Olympics and Horse Racing

April 17, 2014

The USADA's CEO sees parallels between racing and the Olympics when it comes to oversight on medications.... Read More