Recent News for Horse Industry Controversies

Article

Karelien Released from Hospital After Life-Threatening Injury

August 27, 2010

Thoroughbred gelding Karelian, who sustained a life threatening injury in July, has been released from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. The 8-year-old gelding fractured both right front sesamoid bones, ruptured his suspensory apparatus and di... Read More

Article

California Anti-Slaughter Resolution Passes

August 26, 2010

A bill instructing California's congressional delegation to support federal legislation that would forbid the transport of horses to horse processing plants in Canada and Mexico took its final step to passage on Wednesday when that state's Senate app... Read More

Article

NSAIDs Congress Exposes Benefits and Risks, Focuses on Horse Welfare

August 19, 2010

Scientific, legal, and ethical points of view on non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) use in competition horses continued to stream Switzerland's air even at the close of the two-day NSAIDs congress... Read More

Article

Unwanted Horse Coalition Materials Available

August 13, 2010

The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) continues its efforts to educate the industry about the issues relating to unwanted horses and owning responsibly. The UHC has prepared and distributed a variety of materials that will educate horse owners on ... Read More

Article

Kentucky Drug Test Upgrade Needed for Breeders' Cup

August 11, 2010

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission hopes to expedite regulations for out-of-competition testing and have them in place in time for this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs. Breeders' Cup has empl... Read More

Article

Readers Share Fecal Egg Count Test Experiences

August 10, 2010

More than 590 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Does your veterinarian recommend fecal egg count exams?" ... Read More

Article

Horseback Riding Survey Shows Many Don't Wear Helmets

August 07, 2010

A recent University of Kentucky (UK) HealthCare survey found that 60% of Kentucky horseback riding respondents did not wear any safety apparel the last time they went riding. "Many riders who have been injured say that they feel... Read More

Article

Congressmen Seek to Halt BLM Gathers

August 04, 2010

A bipartisan group of congressmen have asked Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar to halt controversial gather operations in Nevada and postpone all pending wild horse gathers until an independent study of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) musta... Read More

Article

Livestock Displaced by Texas Floods Are Rounded-Up

August 04, 2010

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has been working jointly with the USDA-Veterinary Services (USDA-VS) to recover stray livestock that have come across the Rio Grande River due to recent rainfall that has flooded several South Texas cou... Read More

Article

Judge Denies Request to Halt Nevada Mustang Gather

July 29, 2010

A U.S. District Court judge in Nevada has declined to grant a wild horse advocate's second request for a temporary restraining order designed to prevent the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from gathering horses from the Rock Creek and Littl... Read More

Article

Four Horses Killed By Lightning Strike

July 28, 2010

Four Thoroughbred racehorses were killed by lightning in Jasper, Ga., Monday, July 26. Two geldings and two pregnant mares were found dead in their field located on the 66-acre farm owned by James and Irma Green. The horses were valu... Read More

Article

Readers Share Preference for Scheduling Online Events

July 20, 2010

More than 460 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What time of day (or night) would be best for you to catch an online webinar or live chat event related to horse health care? ... Read More

Article

AHC Rolapp Award Goes to Arkansas Senator

July 19, 2010

Senator Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas has been awarded the American Horse Council's 2010 Rolapp Award. Senator Lincoln is the Chair of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee. "I am honored to receive this aw... Read More

Article

Sixth Horse dies at Calgary Stampede

July 17, 2010

On July 15 a chuchwagon race outrider horse became the sixth equine to die during the Calgary Stampede in Alberta, Canada. The annual event features rodeo-style competitions and li... Read More

Article

Taking the Initial Step for Unwanted Horses

July 16, 2010

Taking the initial step to help unwanted horses is critical to solving the problem of excess horses facing the horse community. The Unwanted Horse Coalition's (UHC) new handbook, Best Practices: How Your Organization Can Help Unwanted Ho... Read More

Article

FEI Athletes Receive Anti-Doping Regulation Training

July 16, 2010

With the adoption of the new Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations (EADCMR), effective since April 2010, the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has reinforced the concept of the Person Responsible in dopin... Read More

Article

Customized Daily Weather Information for Kentucky Farms

July 14, 2010

Detailed agricultural weather information that can be customized to a horse farm's exact location is just one of the pieces of information available to Kentucky horse owners through the University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture We... Read More

Article

1,600 Unwanted Horses Receive Spring Vaccinations

July 14, 2010

This spring, the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign (UHVRC) vaccinated 1,600 unwanted horses against critical equine diseases. Established in December 2008, UHVRC provides qualifying equine rescue and retirement facilities with complime... Read More

Article

July 10 is National Helmet Awareness Day

July 10, 2010

Riders4Helmets.com will have a booth at the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday, July 10 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. by the Grill On The Hill (near stable office).

There will be severa... Read More

Article

Unwanted Horse Coalition Takes on Additional Goals

July 02, 2010

The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) met in Washington, D.C., during the American Horse Council's Annual Meeting on June 21, 2010, to discuss the next steps, strategies and goals of the organization. "After four successful yea... Read More

Article

FBI Asked to Probe Calico Gathers

June 25, 2010

A Nevada wild horse advocate wants the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to investigate the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on grounds that the BLM unlawfully removed horses from the Calico Mountain Complex Herd Management Area. ... Read More

Article

Proposed Canadian Bill Could Halt U.S. Slaughter Exports

June 22, 2010

A proposed Canadian law could halt the export of U.S. horses for slaughter in that country, one equine welfare advocate said. Along with Mexico, Canada became a major destination for U.S. slaughter-bound horses after court actions shuttered rema... Read More

Article

Nevada Men Plead Guilty to Mustang Killings

June 21, 2010

Two Nevada men each face penalties of up to one year in jail and $100,000 in fines after pleading guilty to shooting five Bureau of Land Management mustangs in Buckhorn Herd Management Area in Nevada in November 2009. Agency helicopt... Read More

Article

Unwanted Horse Coalition Takes the Next Step

June 21, 2010

The Unwanted Horse Coalition, now in its fifth year, adopted a multifaceted strategic plan June 21 designed to continue advocacy and education programs but move the organization to the next level. Coalition members met in Washington,... Read More

Article

BLM: Plan Would Create Sanctuary for Calico Complex Mustangs

June 08, 2010

Wild mustangs removed from the Calico Mountain Complex range in Nevada would avoid placement in long-range holding facilities in the Midwest if the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), wild horse advocates and a Nevada rancher can agree on an alter... Read More