Recent News for Horse Industry Controversies

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Indiana Completes Drug Sample Testing Backlog

November 02, 2014

The backlog of samples accrued over the past several months at LGC Laboratory in Lexington, Kentucky.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup to Employ National Medication Reforms

October 31, 2014

The world championships will be held for the first time under the National Uniform Medication Program's reforms.... Read More

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Drug Tests Help Protect Integrity of California Horse Racing

October 31, 2014

The staff at UC Davis' drug testing lab runs about 70,000 samples a year looking for evidence of prohibited drugs.... Read More

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Contraception Begins for San Felipe Pueblo Wild Horses

October 30, 2014

The San Felipe Pueblo will employ porcine zona pellucida as recommended by a National Academy of Sciences report.... Read More

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Nevada, Wild Horse Advocates Clash over Estrays

October 29, 2014

In a statement, authorities said gathers only take place when horses pose a danger to themselves or the public.... Read More

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Wyoming Legislators to Study Wild Horse Management

October 28, 2014

A state committee voted to draft a resolution to study the animals' environmental impact on the state's rangelands.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Modifies Convicted Trainer Rule

October 27, 2014

Starting in 2015, convicted trainers won't be able to transfer horses to assistant trainers for Breeders' Cup races.... Read More

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Lab: Delays Followed Suspicious Samples Spike

October 27, 2014

Lab officials blame delays on a spike of nearly 100 times the number of suspicious results compared with 2013. ... Read More

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BLM Ely, Nevada, District to Gather Wild Horses

October 26, 2014

The BLM will gather about 120 excess wild horses from in and around the Triple B and Silver King herd management areas.... Read More

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BLM to Modify Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility

October 24, 2014

Changes will include adding hay storage, placing protective shelters in sick pens, replacing corral panels, and more.... Read More

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TVMDL Drug Testing Lab receives Certification

October 24, 2014

The lab earned Competition Animal Drug Testing Laboratory Accreditation Program certification.... Read More

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Wild Horse Advocates Seek Lawsuit Dismissal

October 23, 2014

The lawsuit asks the Bureau of Land Management to remove excess horses from public and private land in Utah.... Read More

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Racing's Slow Regulatory Process

October 22, 2014

A trainer received sanctions for a June 2013 drug violation in October. A Blood-Horse writer takes a look.... Read More

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Walking Horse Advocates Target North Carolina State Fair

October 20, 2014

Advocates targeted the fair to protest the inclusion of Tennessee Walking Horse performance classes in its horse show.... Read More

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NYRA Supports Proposed Racehorse Medication Rules

October 20, 2014

The rules establish threshold limits for 24 medications and restrict three corticosteroids to joint injections only. ... Read More

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Rare South Carolina Ponies Relocated

October 19, 2014

A trio of wild Marsh ponies has been relocated to a safer location after another pony was killed by a motorist.... Read More

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RMTC Notes Uniform Racehorse Medication Program Steps

October 17, 2014

A review says most major racing jurisdictions will have a portion of the program's components in place by year's end.... Read More

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Survey: Racehorse Drug Testing System has Serious Flaws

October 15, 2014

While progress has been made in uniform medication and testing standards, a state-by-state approach is problematic.... Read More

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Racehorse Drug Testing Delays Mount, States Eye Options

October 15, 2014

A backlog of samples at a respected laboratory has prompted Indiana and Kentucky racing officials to seek other options.... Read More

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Trainer O'Neill Facing Suspensions after Drug Violation

October 10, 2014

One of Doug O'Neill's horses tested positive for a drug containing and/or capable of metabolizing into oxazepam.... Read More

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Horses Removed from Illegal Slaughter Farm in Florida

October 09, 2014

Authorities removed 10 horses--including three off-the-track Thoroughbreds--from a property in Southwest Miami-Dade.... Read More

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Medication Crossroad

October 08, 2014

The Blood-Horse's editor-in-chief shares his thoughts on racehorse drug testing and penalties for violations.... Read More

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Phipps Reissues Call for Drug-Free Horse Racing

October 06, 2014

Dinny Phipps said a centralized regulatory body would facilitate changes necessary to improve the sport's integrity. ... Read More

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BLM Offers Tour of Nevada Wild Horse and Burro Facility

October 05, 2014

The BLM is offering a public tour of the Indian Lakes Road Short-Term Holding Facility in Fallon on Oct. 17.... Read More

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Research Produces Cobalt Test Recommendation

September 30, 2014

Researchers recommended a cobalt testing threshold of 70 parts per billion, the USTA said Sept. 30.... Read More