Recent News for Horse Industry Controversies

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Singer Criticized for Rodeo Appearance, Donation

July 12, 2011

An animal welfare advocacy group is criticizing singer and wild horse advocate Sheryl Crow for a scheduled ... Read More

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Congressman Criticizes BLM Policies

July 11, 2011

Arizona Congressman Raul M. Grijalva criticized a Bureau of Land Management decision to create nonreproducing... Read More

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BLM Solicits Pasture Facility Bids

July 07, 2011

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking bids from landowners interested in providing new long-term hold... Read More

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Contested Mustang Gather Postponed

July 07, 2011

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has postponed a Nevada mustang gather that is at the center of a lawsuit ... Read More

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Beta-Agonist Drugs: Effect on Respiratory Function in Horses

July 06, 2011

Horses in intense exercise, such as racing or three-day eventing, need full lung capacity to perform to the to... Read More

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Lawsuit Would Block Nevada Mustang Gathers

July 05, 2011

A group of wild horse advocates have asked the U.S. District Court in Nevada to stop a planned Bureau of Land ... Read More

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Reducing 'Unwanted' Horse Numbers

July 01, 2011

Industry members are thinking outside the box to help reduce the number of so-called unwanted horses.... Read More

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Ask the Vet LIVE on "Unwanted Horses" Now Archived

June 29, 2011

TheHorse.com's Ask the Vet LIVE Q&A event on unwanted horses was held on June 22, and the recording is now ... Read More

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AAEP Issues Statement on GAO Horse Welfare Report

June 28, 2011

AAEP President William Moyer, DVM, issued a statement in response to the recent GAO report examining horse ... Read More

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Breeders' Cup: Life At Ten Case Drawing to a Close

June 27, 2011

The Life At Ten saga will enter its final stage June 28 when a hearing begins into whether senior Kentucky ... Read More

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GAO Report on Horse Processing Released

June 23, 2011

The Government Accountability Office issued a report June 22 investigating how processing plant closures have... Read More

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BLM Reevaluating Wyoming Mustang Plan

June 20, 2011

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is reconsidering a Record of Decision that called for the spaying of wild ... Read More

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Sponsor Nixes Fee-Based Horsemeat Inspection Amendment

June 17, 2011

An amendment that would have reestablished USDA horsemeat inspections on a fee-for-service basis failed to ... Read More

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Medication Summit Called 'New Beginning'

June 16, 2011

A baby step toward progress was how organizers described the two-day International Race Day Medication Summit ... Read More

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Summit Furthers Discussion on EIPH

June 15, 2011

Concerns about Salix's performance-enhancing attributes may pale in comparison to the potential detrimental ... Read More

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BLM Holds Public Hearing on Managing Wild Horses

June 15, 2011

The Bureau of Land Management will conduct a public hearing to discuss the use of motorized vehicles and... Read More

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Race Day Medication Summit Digs Into Salix

June 14, 2011

Anyone hoping to learn the intricacies of Salix use, research, and regulation at the June 13 International ... Read More

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Education Early Focus of Race Day Medication Summit

June 13, 2011

Exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhaging discussed on Day 1 of the International Summit on Race Day Medication... Read More

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Commentary: The Battle of Salix

June 10, 2011

Another battle over the medication Salix is brewing. We say "another" because Thoroughbred racing has been ... Read More

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Bill Would Ban Horse Transport to Foreign Processing Plants

June 10, 2011

Legislation introduced into the United States Senate on June 9 would ban the transport of horses from the U.S.... Read More

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KHRC Rejects Request From Trainer Dutrow's Attorney

June 09, 2011

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) unanimously rejected a request from trainer Rick Dutrow Jr. to ... Read More

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Dutrow Denies Race-Day Medication Violations

June 06, 2011

Embattled Thoroughbred trainer Rick Dutrow made a plea for his career June 3 when he told a New York hearing... Read More

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Thoroughbred Trainer's Trial Focuses on Syringes' Discovery

June 03, 2011

The discovery by a New York State Racing and Wagering Board official of a box containing three syringes amd ... Read More

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Amendment Defunds USDA Horsemeat Inspections

June 02, 2011

Funding for USDA horsemeat inspections will not be part of the U.S. House of Representatives 2012 Agricultural... Read More

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Merial Launches Outbreak Alert Program

June 02, 2011

Supporting horse owners and veterinarians in their efforts to keep their horses healthy, Merial launched its ... Read More