Recent News for Horse Industry Controversies


California Group sues TWHBEA

January 18, 2014

The group says TWHBEA is violating law by making them to travel to remove a board of directors member.... Read More


Excessive Cobalt Levels Detected in Meadowlands Racehorses

January 16, 2014

The cobalt was presumably used as a performance-enhancing substance, a statement said. ... Read More


2014 Fiscal Bill Could Defund USDA Horsemeat Inspections

January 14, 2014

If passed, the proposed legislation would once again strip the USDA of funding for horsemeat inspections.... Read More


The Meds Maze

January 13, 2014

Get helpful information for navigating the crowded field of performance-horse medications. ... Read More


Florida Horses Found Butchered in Miami-Dade County

January 09, 2014

Less than two weeks into the new year, two horses have been found butchered in separate incidents.... Read More


California Owners, TWHBEA Grapple over Vote

January 08, 2014

The TWHBEA members contend the association is forcing them to travel in order to remove a director.... Read More


Attorney Threatens to Sue N.M. Attorney General

January 07, 2014

The suit is the latest volley in the battle surrounding the opening of a horse processing plant in New Mexico.... Read More


N.M. Judge Extends Horse Processing Plant Hearing

January 06, 2014

A judge will hear arguments on both sides of the case on Jan. 13 before issuing a ruling.... Read More


Great Britain Beefs Up Equine Anti-Doping Policy

December 25, 2013

Steroid scandals prompted the British Horseracing Authority to amend its medication control policy.... Read More


Booklet on Maryland Racehorse Medication Guidelines Released

December 24, 2013

The booklet lists 24 therapeutic medications with their withdrawal times and threshold levels.... Read More


NM Attorney General Sues to Halt Horse Slaughter Plant

December 20, 2013

The lawsuit is intended to prevent Valley Meats Co., LLC, from starting horse processing operations next year.... Read More


Appeals Court Sides with Horse Processor

December 16, 2013

A federal appeals court ruled against animal rights groups that challenged U.S. horse processing plants. ... Read More


Kentucky Steps toward Racehorse Medication Uniformity

December 15, 2013

The KHRC approved changes to its withdrawal time guidelines for all racing breeds. ... Read More


Racehorse Drug Testing Not Without Its Challenges

December 14, 2013

Out-of-competition drug testing has broad support, but some issues have made use difficult for regulators... Read More


Multi-Breed Racehorse Drug Uniformity No Easy Task

December 13, 2013

The Ohio State Racing Commission indicated it's not prepared to adopt a uniform national drug policy. ... Read More


Wheelon, Three Others Plead Not Guilty to Charges

December 11, 2013

The Tennessee Walking Horse trainer pleaded not guilty to cruelty charges for allegedly soring horses. ... Read More


Grand Jury Indicts Horse Trainer Wheelon, Three Others

December 06, 2013

Wheelon is free on bond after a jury indicted him on animal cruelty counts for allegedly soring horses. ... Read More


British Racehorse Trainer Butler Gets Five-Year Suspension

December 05, 2013

Nine horses in Butler's barn tested positive for anabolic steroid use. ... Read More


Kentucky Drug Panel Okays Model Rule for Most Breeds

December 04, 2013

The drug council recommended the KHRC adopt the national uniform medication rules for Thoroughbred racing. ... Read More


RMTC Position Papers Uphold Thresholds

December 04, 2013

The RMTC found no physiologic difference in racing breeds to justify changing its regulatory thresholds.... Read More


Pain Management for Horses with Laminitis: Where Are We Now?

December 02, 2013

There's still no one-size-fits-all formula to managing laminitic horses' pain. ... Read More


BHA Tightens Rules on Prohibited Substances

November 28, 2013

Trainers can be charged if their horses receive some prohibited substances, even without a positive sample. ... Read More


Reserpine Found in Clifton Promise's B Sample

November 27, 2013

Analysis of a second blood from Clifton Promise has confirmed the presence of reserpine, a banned substance. ... Read More


Changes to USEF, FEI Medication Rules for 2014

November 27, 2013

Here's what you need to know about changes to the USEF and FEI drug and medication rules. ... Read More


Wong Joins TVMDL Drug Testing Laboratory

November 25, 2013

Before joining TVMDL, Dr. Colton Wong worked in the Hong Kong Jockey Club racing laboratory. ... Read More