Recent News for Horse Industry Controversies

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BLM Seeking Input on Proposed Mont. Wild Horse Ecosanctuary

April 03, 2014

The proposed wild horse ecosanctuary would be located on about 13,000 acres of private land near Drummond.... Read More

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Wild Horse, Burro Advisory Board to Meet April 14-15

March 31, 2014

The BLM board will meet to discuss wild horse and burro management and protection issues. ... Read More

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PETA Makes Case; Medication Reforms Touted

March 27, 2014

PETA said it will "go away" if racing addresses medication issues. Racing officials say progress is ongoing.... Read More

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Enhanced Security Protocols for Wood Memorial

March 27, 2014

Horses competing in the race will be subject to out-of-competition testing for banned substances, and more.... Read More

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Lawsuit Seeks to Save Forest Land for Wild Horses

March 25, 2014

Advocates hope to prevent U.S. Forest Service from eliminating public land and rounding up wild horses. ... Read More

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Groups Step Up Call for Model Racehorse Drug Rules

March 24, 2014

Racing groups stepped up their call for swift adoption of national model rules on medication and drug testing.... Read More

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RMTC Amends Therapeutic Medications List

March 19, 2014

The RMTC is working toward the nationwide adoption of uniform medication rules, penalties, and testing.... Read More

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KHRC Drug Tests: Turfway Meet 'Cleanest'

March 17, 2014

Four months of racing at Turfway are the "cleanest" in Kentucky, according to drug-testing result analysis. ... Read More

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Kentucky Horsemen Prepped on New Racehorse Drug Rules

March 14, 2014

Kentucky horsemen received a few tips to avoid headaches when new regulations take effect later in the spring.... Read More

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BLM Seeks Proposals for Wild Horse, Burro Population Control

March 12, 2014

The BLM is seeking research proposals aimed at controlling wild horse and burro population growth.... Read More

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Gulfstream Park to use Out-of-Competition Testing Grant Fund

March 11, 2014

The fund helps defray qualifying expenses associated with out-of-competition drug testing programs.... Read More

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Authorities Still Investigating Oregon Wild Horse Shootings

March 11, 2014

Despite the offer of a cash reward, leads in the case have been scant, a law enforcement official said.... Read More

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Veterinarians Oppose Blackburn Bill

March 10, 2014

The bill was introduced last month as an alternative to anti-soring legislation introduced last year. ... Read More

Fossils from the early Pleistocene era of Florida (~1.8 million years ago) showing signs of laminitis.

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Fossil Evidence of Laminitis in Ancient Horses

March 10, 2014

Researchers found that 75.25% of the coffin bone fossils examined exhibited signs consistent with laminitis.... Read More

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Are Chinese Horses Threatening Giant Pandas' Survival?

March 09, 2014

Horses could be a threat to panda survival because they're beating the bears to the bamboo buffet.... Read More

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FEI Clarifies Procedures in Anti-Doping Cases

March 07, 2014

Whether there's been a rule violation can only be determined once the case has been heard by the FEI tribunal.... Read More

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CHRB Begins Cobalt Testing

March 07, 2014

The CHRB is evaluating cobalt levels in racehorses competing in that state and in some necropsy samples.... Read More

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Obama Budget Could Halt Horse Plant Inspections Through 2015

March 07, 2014

A request contained in a budget proposal from President Barack Obama could halt horse processing through 2015.... Read More

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Scientists Hope Retuertas Horses will Return to the Wild

March 05, 2014

Scientists' ultimate goal is to see the Retuertas living without human intervention or management.... Read More

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Bill Would be Alternative to PAST Legislation

February 28, 2014

A bill that would give lawmakers an alternate way to prevent soring was introduced this week.... Read More

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BLM: Controversial Memo was Based on Possible Budget Cuts

February 26, 2014

The controversial memo was predicated on budget cuts that never happened, a BLM representative says. ... Read More

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New Mexico Approves Uniform Racehorse Medication Rules

February 24, 2014

New Mexico is the most recent state to have its racing commission approve uniform medication rules.... Read More

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Horse Racing Medication Regulations Reviewed

February 18, 2014

Medication regulations for racehorses are changing. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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AVMA Members Advocate for Federal Legislation

February 14, 2014

AVMA representatives gathered to educate the nation's policymakers on some equine-specific legislation.... Read More

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Truesdail Labs to Handle Maryland Racehorse Drug Tests

February 13, 2014

Truesdail will analyze all urine and blood specimens taken from horses competing at Maryland races.... Read More