Recent News for Horse Industry Controversies

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APHIS Seeks Anti-Soring Rule Change

April 05, 2016

The proposed role would place the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service in charge of enforcing the law.... Read More

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Wild Horse, Burro Advisory Board to Meet April 13-14

April 01, 2016

The meeting, taking place in Redmond, Oregon, will be live-streamed on the BLM website.... Read More

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Enhanced Security for 2016 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes Horses

April 01, 2016

Keeneland is implementing enhanced security measures for horses participating in this Kentucky Derby prep race.... Read More

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Accused Florida Slaughter Farm Owner Convicted

April 01, 2016

A man accused of operating an illegal slaughter farm in Palm Beach County has been found guilty of cruelty to animals.... Read More

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Kathrens, Masters, Yardly Named to Wild Horse Advisory Board

March 29, 2016

The board advises the BLM and U.S. Forest Service on managing and protecting wild horses and burros on public lands.... Read More

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How To Feed Your Newly Adopted Mustang

March 28, 2016

Our equine nutrition expert (and past mustang owner!) offers advice about feeding easy-keeping mustangs.... Read More

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BLM Launches Scoping on Checkerboard Wild Horse Removal

March 28, 2016

The BLM said public input is valuable and will help enable the bureau to develop a well-informed assessment.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Sales Companies Amend Anabolic Steroid Policy

March 24, 2016

Keeneland, Fasig-Tipton, and OBS amended their policies regarding steroids in weanlings, yearlings, and 2-year-olds.... Read More

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OSRC Sets Cobalt Limits and Penalties

March 24, 2016

The thresholds and penalties will take effect April 15, the day cobalt testing begins at all Ohio racetracks.... Read More

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NYSGC, NYRA Announce Enhanced Security Protocols

March 24, 2016

Horses in the 2016 Wood Memorial will be subject to out-of-competition testing, publicized veterinary records, and more.... Read More

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TVMDL Drug Testing Lab Receives RMTC Accreditation

March 20, 2016

Texas A&M's Drug Testing Laboratory is the seventh to receive full RMTC accreditation.... Read More

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BLM Seeks Experienced Horse Trainers to for Pilot Program

March 19, 2016

The BLM is seeking experienced individuals to help train wild horses and place them into good homes.... Read More

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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