Recent News for Horse Industry Controversies

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Colorado Horse Rescue, Days End Join Unwanted Horse Group

November 04, 2009

The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) has welcomed the Colorado Horse Rescue (CHR) and Days End Farm Horse Rescue as members of the Coalition. With the number of unwanted horses still at a discouraging level, the UHC feels it is important to hav... Read More

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Polo Horse Drug Testing to Debut Next Year

November 04, 2009

Random drug tests will begin next year for horses in polo matches in the United States after the deaths of 21 elite horses in Florida that were injected with an incorrectly mixed supplement shortly before a championship match, the United... Read More

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Unwanted Horse Coalition Debuts News Summaries

November 02, 2009

The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) released its inaugural issue of the UHC Media Roundup Oct. 27. The news summary, the first of its kind issued by the UHC, was sent to American Horse Council and Unwanted Horse Coalition mailing lists, as wel... Read More

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Miami Trail Riders Find Butchered Horse

November 02, 2009

The number of horses apparently butchered for their meat in the Miami area since January rose to 21 on Saturday when trail riders discovered the remains of a Thoroughbred mare alongside a rural road in Miami-Dade County.

In... Read More

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Whose Credit, Whose Blame?

November 01, 2009

Guest editorial on who is responsible for U.S. horse slaughter plants closing.... Read More

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Government to Study Unwanted Horse Issues

October 27, 2009

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has been tasked with examining how horse processing plant closures have affected equine welfare. The GAO is an independent, nonpartisan agency that provides Congress with objective, fact-based... Read More

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Transport Precautions Reduce Risks to Traveling Horses

October 20, 2009

Horses being transported appear at increased risk of disease or distress when specific needs are not met.... Read More

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Agricultural Act Passes Senate, Moves onto President

October 14, 2009

On Oct. 8, 2009, the United States Senate passed the final version of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 (H.R.2997). The House of Representatives approved the bill the... Read More

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Equine Geriatrics and Unwanted Horses Topics at Colorado Clinic Tomorrow

October 12, 2009

Tom Lenz, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACT, will be the guest speaker on Oct. 13 for the Glenwood Veterinary Clinic's fourth annual horse owner's continuing education seminar on Tuesday, Oct. 13, in Glenwood, Colo. Lenz is boarded in theriogenology... Read More

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BLM Plan Would Relocate Wild Horses

October 09, 2009

Thousands of wild horses would be relocated from their traditional Western ranges to preserves in the East and Midwest under a proposed plan unveiled in a letter from Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar to congressional leaders on Wednesday.... Read More

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Illegal Horse Meat Sales Result in Two Arrests

October 08, 2009

Two Miami, Fla., men are facing charges after allegedly selling horse meat to an undercover police officer.

Miami-Dade Police arrested Roberto Chavez and Ricardo Olivarez on Tuesday after the pair allegedly sold the officer 10... Read More

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Mares' Social Bonds Might Enhance Reproductive Success

October 07, 2009

Mares that form close social bonds with other mares have improved pregnancy, foal birth, and foal survival rates, said a group of researchers studying wild herds in the North Island of New Zealand. The mares' enhanced reproductive... Read More

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Arrest Made in BLM Horse Shootings

October 01, 2009

A former Bureau of Land Management (BLM) employee faces multiple charges in connection with the fatal shooting of three horses located in a federal corral in Rock Springs, Wyo., in... Read More

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Mustangs Find New Homes on National Adoption Day

September 28, 2009

More than 400 mustangs found adoptive homes this weekend during a series of National Wild Horse Adoption Day events sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and wild... Read More

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National Wild Horse Adoption Event Today

September 26, 2009

Wild horse and humane animal advocacy groups from across the nation are joining forces for a single cause: to encourage the American public to consider and act on the adoption of a wild horse or burro. A goal of 1,000 adoptions has been set for... Read More

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Scenic Trail Act Could Expand Equestrian Access

September 22, 2009

The Complete America's Great Trails Act (HR 1912) has found support from the American Horse Council. This bill was introduced by Rep. Gerry E. Connolly (D-VA) and Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) On April 9, 2009.

Hundreds of thousands of America... Read More

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Rutgers' Young Horse Program Adds Mustangs to the Mix

September 20, 2009

Mustangs are the latest twist in the Young Horse Program at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.

Started in 1999 by Associate Professor Sarah Ralston, VMD, PhD, Dipl. ACVN, the... Read More

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Drug Testing, Prosecution Focus of Racing Conference

September 20, 2009

A seminar focused on drug testing and the prosecution of a medication case will be the focus of the Racing Officials Accreditation Program’s second annual Officiating Horse Racing Conference on Dec. 7, 2009, at the University of Arizona Race... Read More

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Mule Races Canceled after Multiple Medication Violations

September 18, 2009

Fairplex canceled the first two races of its Sept. 17 card when it was discovered that more than three-quarters of the entries for both mule races had been given medication within 24 hours of the races.

The California Horse Racing Board, th... Read More

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LSU Equine Drug Testing Lab Receives Racehorse Contract Extension

September 17, 2009

The Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine’s Equine Medication Surveillance Laboratory (EMSL) has received a three-year extension of its contract with the Louisiana State Racing Commission to provide drug testing of racehorses... Read More

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National Wild Horse Adoption Day Aims for 1,000 Homes

September 16, 2009

People considering adopting a wild horse might find their equine matches at one of 35 events taking place nationwide during National Wild Horse Adoption Day Sept. 26.

Currently about 33,100 mustangs roam federal lands in 10 Western states.... Read More

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Horse Owner Education Sessions Offered by Minnesota Extension

September 10, 2009

The University of Minnesota Extension Horse Team is offering three regional horse owner education programs this fall. Each program offers researched-based information and knowledgeable speakers. The cost to attend each program is $20 per person.... Read More

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Pryor Mustang Gather Complete, Some Horses Returned to Range

September 10, 2009

The majority of horses from the Pryor Mountain herd are back on the range now that their controversial gather is complete.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) began removing the... Read More

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California Racing Board to Examine New Safety Equipment

September 03, 2009

The newly-formed safety committee of the California Horse Racing Board will meet for the first time Sept. 4 to begin the regulatory process to establish new standards and specifications for vests, helmets, and whips.

The committee will... Read More

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Judge Allows Controversial Mustang Gather

September 03, 2009

The roundup of more than 190 Bureau of Land Management (BLM) horses from the Pryor Mountain herd got under way on Thursday after a U.S. federal judge ruled against a group that tried to prevent the gather.

The roundup was originally... Read More