Recent News for Horse Industry Controversies

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New Mexico Bill Targets Drug Testing Sample Handling

March 10, 2015

The legislation would require the New Mexico Racing Commission to establish rules for handling drug testing specimens.... Read More

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Cobalt Use in Racehorses

March 09, 2015

Regulators are paying close attention to this seemingly innocuous trace mineral found in B vitamins. Find out why.... Read More

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Court Rules on Checkerboard Wild Horse Gather

March 06, 2015

The court says the BLM violated the NEPA, but didn't violate the Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act.... Read More

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BLM Utah Seeks Comment on Wild Horse Fertility Control Plan

March 04, 2015

The plan involves treating mares in the Onaqui herd management area with a fertility control vaccine via remote darting.... Read More

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Wild Horse Health On and Off the Range

March 04, 2015

Mustangs require care different from the average domestic saddle horse. Here's how vets manage BLM horses' health.... Read More

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BLM to Host Public Tour of Nevada Wild Horse Facility

March 04, 2015

The public tour of the Indian Lakes Off-Range Corral in Fallon, Nevada, will take place on March 7.... Read More

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Kentucky House Passes Estray Horse Bill

February 28, 2015

The legislation would reduce the number of days Kentucky counties must keep estray animals in their custody.... Read More

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BLM Seeks Bids for Off-Range Pastures for Wild Horses

February 25, 2015

The BLM is seeking pasture facilities that can provide a free-roaming environment for horses removed from rangelands.... Read More

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Proposed Bill Would Give Wild Horse Management to States

February 25, 2015

The legislation would place wild horses under state and Native American tribe jurisdiction rather than under the BLM's.... Read More

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Appeals Court Rules Against USDA on Soring Penalties

February 24, 2015

The court ruled that the USDA doesn't have authority to require minimum penalties for Horse Protection Act violators.... Read More

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BLM to Gather Horses in Southern Utah

February 17, 2015

The BLM Utah Cedar City Field Office says the horses are causing public health and safety concerns along Highway 21.... Read More

Adopter Heath Marshall performing in mounted cowboy shooting on his adopted mustang named "Ricky Bobby."

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Saddle Training BLM Mustangs for Adoption

February 16, 2015

The BLM partners with entities to train mustangs gathered from public lands to prepare them for use as riding horses.... Read More

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Florida Senate to Discuss Uniform Racehorse Medication Bill

February 15, 2015

Legislation governing equine medication policy is scheduled to be heard Feb. 18.... Read More

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BLM Begins Fish Creek Wild Horse Gather

February 14, 2015

The gather, expected to last 10 days, will be followed by a wild horse adoption event on Feb. 28.... Read More

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Anabolic Steroids Still an Issue in U.S. Horse Racing

February 13, 2015

A number of samples from Thoroughbred racehorses recently came back positive for anabolic steroids.... Read More

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OBS Adopting Model Medication Rules

February 13, 2015

The sales company will begin implementing guidelines for controlled therapeutic medications this spring.... Read More

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Judge Halts Nevada Wild Horse Gather

February 13, 2015

The judge halted the gather "until the court has an opportunity to fully consider the merits of plaintiffs' claims."... Read More

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BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program: An Overview

February 12, 2015

Learn about the history of feral horses and burros in the United States and the BLM's management goals and strategies.... Read More

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RCI: Same Mission, New Approach on Medication

February 10, 2015

The RCI intends to take the lead role in gathering the information needed to set racehorse medication policies.... Read More

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RCI Has New Take on Out-of-Competition Tests

February 09, 2015

A new approach could not only target blood- and gene-doping, but also help identify horses at risk of injury.... Read More

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BLM Seeking Comments on Proposed Colorado Gather Plan

February 08, 2015

The BLM is proposing to gather excess horses in the West Douglas area and Piceance-East Douglas areas.... Read More

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Humboldt Herd Area Wild Horse Gather Concludes

February 07, 2015

A total of 303 wild horses were gathered from the range, located 10 miles northeast of Lovelock, Nevada.... Read More

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State of Utah Sues BLM Over Horse Removal

February 06, 2015

The suit seeks the removal wild horses from state lands on grounds that the animals damage those rangelands.... Read More

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Stewards: Australian Yearling Not Positive for Steroids

February 06, 2015

The colt's bloodwork showed the presence of altrenogest, a product typically used to regulate mares' estrous cycles.... Read More

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British Racehorse Steroid Policy Has U.S. Ramifications

February 04, 2015

The policy says racehorses must not be given anabolic steroids. Positive tests will result in a 12-month training ban.... Read More