Recent News for Horse Industry Controversies

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BLM Seeks Bids for Off-Range Wild Horse Care Facilities

August 04, 2014

The BLM is seeking bids for short- and long-term care facilities for horses gathered from Western rangelands.... Read More

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New Mexico Plant Withdraws Animal Processing Application

August 04, 2014

The firm's attorney is blaming some equine advocates for the livestock processing application withdrawal. ... Read More

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BLM Wild Horse, Burro Advisory Board Meeting Set for Aug. 25

August 03, 2014

The board will discuss issues relating to the management and protection of wild horses and burros.... Read More

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Churchill Downs Commits Money to RMTC

August 02, 2014

The group becomes the 24th racetrack entity to contribute to the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium.... Read More

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Horse Deaths, Controversy Plague Utah Wild Horse Gather

August 01, 2014

The BLM reported that a mare was euthanized and a filly died during the gather, which ended July 31. ... Read More

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Apply with Caution: Is Your Topical Treatment Show-Safe?

August 01, 2014

Some topicals contain illegal substances that could result in a medication disqualification at your next show.... Read More

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Ethics Allegations 'Unfounded,' Whitfield Says

July 31, 2014

Rep. Ed Whitfield sponsored a measure that would ban the use of performance packages on Tennessee Walkers.... Read More

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How Ireland is Managing its Unwanted Horses

July 31, 2014

Researchers are establishing trends and seeing a clearer picture of Ireland's unwanted horse population.... Read More

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RCI to Consider Horses-in-Training Rules

July 29, 2014

The rules would govern racehorses in training in an attempt to identify whether they are at risk for injury.... Read More

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Judge Rules New Mexico Horses Not Wild

July 24, 2014

A judge ruled that horses roaming in Placitas are not wild and a gather that took place last year was legal.... Read More

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Delaware, Lab Work to Improve Racehorse Drug Test Turnaround

July 23, 2014

Delaware's racing commission is working with a Kentucky lab to facilitate quicker equine drug test turnaround.... Read More

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Queen's Racehorse Tests Positive for Morphine

July 23, 2014

Estimate, the 2013 Ascot Gold Cup winner belonging to Queen Elizabeth II, has tested positive for morphine.... Read More

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Britain Investigating Positive Morphine Tests in Racehorses

July 18, 2014

Five horses under the care of various trainers tested positive for morphine in their 'A' samples.... Read More

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Kind, Mays Promoted in TVMDL Drug Testing Laboratory

July 17, 2014

The TVMDL provides drug-testing services to the pari-mutuel horse and greyhound racing industries.... Read More

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Bill would Put Wild Horses under State Jurisdiction

July 14, 2014

If passed, states would have the option to manage wild horses and burros residing within their borders.... Read More

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Uniform Racehorse Drug Program Picking Up Support

July 10, 2014

Multiple jurisdictions have adopted all or parts of the program, with more expected to be on board soon.... Read More

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Why Are American Thoroughbreds Racing Less Frequently?

July 09, 2014

Panelists discussed if equine fragility, medications, and economics could result in fewer race starts.... Read More

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Unwanted Horse Coalition Update

July 07, 2014

The UHC held its annual meeting during the American Horse Council's National Convention and Issues Forum.... Read More

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Mustangs Join Marines in Special Forces Training Program

July 04, 2014

Marines stateside learn horsemanship skills that can help them in war zones.... Read More

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2014 American Horse Council Convention Wrap-Up

July 03, 2014

Review highlights from the 45th Annual American Horse Council convention held in Washington, D.C.... Read More

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BLM Seeks Dismissal of Nevada Wild-Horse Related Lawsuit

July 01, 2014

Nevada ranchers want the BLM to remove wild horses from public and private lands.... Read More

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BLM Releases Analysis of Proposed Wild Horse Ecosanctuary

June 30, 2014

A nonprofit hopes to establish an ecosanctuary on approximately 15,000 acres of land in western Montana. ... Read More

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Colorado Racetrack Offers Bonus to Medication-Free Winners

June 25, 2014

Arapahoe Park created a program to reward horsemen who do not administer race-day medication to their horses.... Read More

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USEF Issues Notice on Dexamethasone, Methocarbamol Use

June 18, 2014

The United State Equestrian Federation (USEF) issued a notice on dexamethasone and methocarbamol use June 17.... Read More

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USTA to Fund Research into Cobalt Use

June 17, 2014

Officials say cobalt, used to stimulate red blood cell production, is being detected in all racehorse breeds.... Read More