Recent News for Horse Industry Controversies

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NTRA Shows Support for Racing Industry Reforms

November 21, 2013

In a letter the NTRA outlines progress in the national reform effort to enhance racing's safety and integrity.... Read More

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Speakers Selected for Congressional Horse Racing Hearing

November 19, 2013

A diverse group of speakers will gather to discuss integrity and safety in a hearing scheduled for Nov. 21. ... Read More

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Researchers Find Toxoplasma gondii in Horsemeat

November 17, 2013

Some horses in slaughterhouses Brazil and southwest China are infected with T. gondii.... Read More

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Slow Go on Mid-Atlantic Drug Reform in Kentucky

November 16, 2013

Kentucky has begun initial consideration of the reforms through its Equine Drug Research Council.... Read More

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Texas Compounder Draws Horse Racing Industry Scrutiny

November 15, 2013

Several compounding pharmacies are under scrutiny from horse racing regulators.... Read More

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U.S. House Subcommittee Hears Anti-Soring Bill Testimony

November 15, 2013

A U.S. House subcommittee heard from both sides of the soring issue during hearings on HR 1518. ... Read More

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Racehorse Medication, Testing Reforms Gain Support

November 11, 2013

The effort to adopt uniform national reforms continues to gain support, the NTRA reports. ... Read More

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Werth Suspended after Cimetidine Positive

November 10, 2013

Dressage rider Isabell Werth received a six-month suspension after her horse tested positive for cimetidine.... Read More

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USDA Responds to Horse Processing Plant Appeal

November 08, 2013

The USDA is bound to inspect qualified horse processing plants, the organization's appeal response says.... Read More

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USTA Creates Medication Advisory Committee

November 08, 2013

The United States Trotting Association (USTA) has created its own Medication Advisory Committee. ... Read More

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Operation Gelding Helps 62 Horses in Four States

November 06, 2013

The Operation Gelding Program castrated 62 horses at five clinics in four states during October.... Read More

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N.M. Horse Processing Plant On Hold Again

November 05, 2013

An order handed down by an appeals court bars the USDA from carrying out inspections at processing plants. ... Read More

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N.Y. Racing Regulators to Consider Standard Drug Thresholds

November 05, 2013

Regulators are poised to enact new thresholds for 24 drugs and propose rules to regulate shock wave therapy. ... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Drug Tests Come Back Clean

November 05, 2013

All urine and blood samples collected from Breeders' Cup horses tested negative for prohibited substances.... Read More

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Federal Judge Clears Way for N.M. Horse Processing Plant

November 04, 2013

A judge allowed a lawsuit that could have prevented a New Mexico processing plant from opening to expire. ... Read More

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Study: Feral Horses 'Shop Around' for Ideal Living Areas

November 03, 2013

Researchers recently confirmed that feral horses appear to 'shop around' based on population density.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup: No Expense Spared on Integrity

November 01, 2013

Breeders' Cup believes it is prepared in the areas of horse safety and security for the World Championships.... Read More

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2014 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

October 25, 2013

The events will feature lectures on university programs, equine reproduction, and horse management issues. ... Read More

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Rewards Offered in Oregon Wild Horse Shootings

October 24, 2013

Two wild horse advocacy groups are offering a total of $7,000 in rewards for information about the case.... Read More

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Massachusetts Adopts Uniform Racehorse Drug Regulations

October 21, 2013

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted unanimously to adopt uniform medication and drug-testing rules. ... Read More

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RMTC Identified Substances Taken from Trainer's Barn

October 18, 2013

The RMTC Tactical Research Program and HFL Sport Science identified dichloracetic acid and tadalafil.... Read More

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Another Florida Horse Slaughter Probed

October 18, 2013

Authorities are investigating the death of a horse apparently slaughtered for meat and dumped in a canal.... Read More

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Oregon Wild Horse Shootings Probed

October 17, 2013

Federal authorities are investigating the shootings and subsequent deaths of three wild horses. ... Read More

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Badminton, Burghley Winner Produces Positive Drug Test

October 15, 2013

Traces of the tranquilizer drug reserpine were found in a blood sample from Clifton Promise.... Read More

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Horse Racing Authorities Endorse Steroid Ban

October 10, 2013

The IFHA has taken the stand that anabolic steroids should be not be permitted in or out of competition. ... Read More