Recent News for Horse Industry Controversies
May 30, 2008
The New York State Racing and Wagering Board (NYSRWB) on May 29 passed proposed restrictions on use of anabolic steroids in racehorses for Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing.
Based on a national model rule supported by the Racing... Read More
May 25, 2008
If your horse is being treated with anabolic steroids and you plan to race in California, the time to stop administering them is now.
That's the word from Richard Shapiro, chairman of the California Horse Racing Board, and Rick Arthur, DVM, th... Read More
May 21, 2008
The complicated nature of regulating anabolic steroids in racehorses came to light May 20 when discussion among members of the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council and others seemed to indicate the easiest route is an all-out ban on the substances... Read More
May 14, 2008
In a glutted market where some horses can be had for as little as $2, auctioneer Tim Jennings is trying to convince horse owners it's still a good time to sell their animals.
"We're telling people to compare how much they're spending o... Read More
May 12, 2008
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has reinforced its opposition to the use of double-deck trailers to transport horses and other equines by approving a new policy on the humane transport of equines.
The policy, which was... Read More
May 09, 2008
Shipping horsemeat through Texas that's destined for diners elsewhere is illegal, according to an opinion issued this week by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.
Texas already bans sale or possession of horsemeat for human consumption.... Read More
May 07, 2008
Nearly 1,200 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What concerns do you have about short- and long-term pain management in horses?"
March 27, 2008
Anyone who caught the opening comments of the March 26 medication roundtable in Austin, Texas, but left early and returned at its conclusion would have thought the worst--an industry meeting on the divisive topic of use of drugs in racehorses ha... Read More
March 22, 2008
The Virginia Racing Commission will offer free pre-race testing for anabolic and androgenic steroids in horses that race at Colonial Downs this year.
The commission, at its March 19 meeting, unanimously adopted regulations and penalties... Read More
March 20, 2008
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) will hold its spring board of directors meeting March 25 in conjunction with the Association of Racing Commissioners International annual convention in Austin, Texas.
The RMTC will receive an... Read More
March 08, 2008
Researchers found that soiled bedding appears to be a principle vehicle for contamination.... Read More
March 05, 2008
Nearly all of the more than 2,000 samples tested for anabolic steroids in Pennsylvania racehorses during a two-month period came back negative, state officials said March 4.
A model rule for regulation of steroids in Pennsylvania will be... Read More
March 05, 2008
On April 1, 2008, Reata Equine Hospital of Weatherford, Texas, will open the doors of The Podiatry Center at Reata, a facility dedicated to the treatment of lameness and diseases associated with the foot.
The center will be headed up by... Read More
February 27, 2008
U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky opened a Feb. 27 congressional hearing on the use of steroids in sports by claiming leaders of horse racing have repeatedly failed on promises to self-regulate medication issues.
Whitfield, a Republican... Read More