Recent News for Horse Industry Controversies

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Jockey Club Grants for Out-of-Competition Testing Available

March 18, 2016

Racetracks in California, Florida, Kentucky, New York, and Ontario have participated since the program began in 2014.... Read More

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BLM Seeking Bids for Off-Range Wild Horse Care Facilities

March 17, 2016

The BLM is seeking proposals from those who can care for a minimum of 200 horses in a free-roaming pasture setting. ... Read More

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BLM Offers Reward for Information on Wild Horse Shooting

March 15, 2016

The BLM is offering $10,000 for information on the shooting death of a horse in October 2015 near Carson City, Nevada.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Racing Legislation Earns Additional Support

March 15, 2016

The legislation would aid in creating uniform standards in drug testing and enforcement for Thoroughbred racing.... Read More

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BLM Seeks Comments on Blue Wing Complex Horse, Burro Project

March 11, 2016

As part of the process, the BLM is hosting a public scoping tour of the Blue Wing Complex on March 19 and 20.... Read More

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FEI Tribunal Issues Decisions in UAE Endurance Cases

March 11, 2016

The decisions are on cases involving Dr. Hallvard Sommerseth, Abdul Aziz Sheikh, and Ali Mohammed Al Muhairi.... Read More

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RMTC Board Approves Recommend Drug Thresholds

February 26, 2016

The board also voted in support of an expanded and more comprehensive out-of-competition drug testing rule.... Read More

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Nevada Officials: Use Caution Driving in Virginia Range Area

February 26, 2016

Two wild horses died in separate collisions on Highway 50 near Dayton in the early morning hours of Feb. 25. ... Read More

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BLM Concludes Eagle-Caliente Complex Emergency Horse Gather

February 17, 2016

The BLM gathered 122 horses from public and private lands adjacent to U.S. Highway 93 and State Route 322 in Nevada.... Read More

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RMTC Hosts Horse Hair Testing Workshop at UC Davis

February 17, 2016

Participants learned how to detect, identify, and analyze anabolic steroids and other substances using hair samples.... Read More

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Idaho BLM Seeks Comments on Motor Vehicles, Horse Management

February 16, 2016

The BLM is seeking public comment for an annual statewide hearing on motorized vehicle use in wild horse management.... Read More

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BLM Nevada Gathering Horses from U.S. Hwy 93/State Route 322

February 09, 2016

The BLM said the gather is necessary to provide for public and animal safety. ... Read More

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Final Order Ends New Mexico Horse Slaughter Plant Case

February 08, 2016

The final order blocks several entities from developing a horse processing plant in that state.... Read More

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Cal Expo Stewards Suspend Trainer with History of Cobalt Use

February 04, 2016

Stewards suspended Marissa Tyler after tests revealed that Standardbreds in her barn had excessive cobalt levels.... Read More

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Comment Period on Wild Horse Sterilization Research Extended

February 03, 2016

The BLM has extend the comment period one week to Feb. 10.... Read More

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BLM Seeks Comment on Potential Wild Horse Off-Range Pasture

January 18, 2016

The proposed action involves a possible a wild horse facility on a 3,900-acre property near Fountain Green, Utah.... Read More

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USEF to Host Additional Town Hall Meeting on Medications

January 13, 2016

The meeting, taking place at the USEF's annual convention, will focus on drug and medication accountability.... Read More

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Lawsuit Challenges BLM's Plan for Saylor Creek Herd

January 05, 2016

The litigation claims the plan calls for the chemical or physical sterilization of horses in the Saylor Creek herd.... Read More

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Protecting Wild Horses in Patagonia, Chile

January 03, 2016

Learn about the wild horses and how a nonprofit organization and a veterinary association are working to protect them.... Read More

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Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility Closure Extended

December 30, 2015

The temporary closure will be extended from Dec. 30 to Feb. 29, 2016, due to weather delays and contract issues.... Read More

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BLM Launches Scoping on Proposed Wild Horse Research Gather

December 23, 2015

The BLM hopes to research the behavior of spayed mares.... Read More

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The Equine Industry's Top Welfare Issues

December 22, 2015

A rundown of equine welfare issues currently plaguing the U.S. industry and what's being done to address them. ... Read More

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BLM Seeks Comment on Sulphur Wild Horse Gather EA

December 21, 2015

The assessment includes a proposal to remove excess wild horses and apply fertility control over a 10-year period.... Read More

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2016 U.S. Omnibus Bill Denies Horsemeat Inspections

December 17, 2015

The bill includes a provision that forbids funding of horsemeat inspections at horse processing plants.... Read More

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U.S. Forest Service Will Not Impound Salt River Horses Yet

December 14, 2015

The agency is working with interested parties to find a solution to address the unauthorized horses.... Read More