Recent News for Horse Industry Controversies


Oregon Wild Horse Shootings Probed

October 17, 2013

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


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


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


Commentary: Rebels and Reformers

October 09, 2013

Eric Mitchell shares his thoughts on the U.S. Trotting Association's recent exit from the RMTC. ... Read More


Racetracks, Industry Groups Push for Model Drug Rules

October 03, 2013

More than 50 tracks and organizations signed a letter supporting the model rules and drug-testing reform. ... Read More


Changes to 2014 FEI Prohibited Substances List Approved

October 02, 2013

The changes to the FEI's prohibited substances list will take effect Jan. 1, 2014... Read More


How Will the Government Shutdown Affect Equine Interests?

October 01, 2013

Find out how the government shutdown could impact the horse industry and your equine interests.... Read More


Foreman: Drug Uniformity Won't Be Sidetracked

September 27, 2013

A uniform medication rule proponent says the USTA's move to drop out of the RMTC won't derail the effort. ... Read More


USTA Says No to Model Rules, Leaves RMTC

September 26, 2013

The United States Trotting Association (USTA), citing breed differences, ended its membership in the RMTC.... Read More


Virginia Racing Commission Adopts Model Drug Rules

September 25, 2013

The rules set uniform thresholds for 24 controlled therapeutic medications. ... Read More


RMTC Recommends Stanozolol Prohibition

September 20, 2013

The recommendation would mean the anabolic steroids would not be permitted in a horse's system on race day.... Read More


Enhanced Security for Jockey Club Gold Cup

September 20, 2013

Horses competing in the race will be subject to early out-of-competition blood testing for banned substances.... Read More


Nevada Officials Investigating Estray Horse Deaths

September 19, 2013

The Nevada Department of Agriculture is investigating two horse deaths in northern Nevada. ... Read More


Maryland Adopts Uniform Racehorse Medication Policy

September 18, 2013

Officials adopted uniform medication and drug-testing rules as part of a push in the Mid-Atlantic region. ... Read More


Australian Racing Board Announces Ban on Anabolic Steroids

September 16, 2013

Officials announced the total ban on anabolic steroid use, both in and out of competition, on Sept 16.... Read More


FEI Endurance Strategic Planning Group Holds First Meeting

September 12, 2013

The group aims to help participants adhere to Clean Sport' standards and code of conduct for horse welfare.... Read More


Nevada Officials Urge Caution around Feral Horses

September 11, 2013

Officials urge citizens to keep an eye out and use caution around all feral and estray horses. ... Read More


Program Recognizes Humanely Trained Tennessee Walking Horses

September 05, 2013

The award program is part of The HSUS’ efforts to help end the practice of horse soring.... Read More


National Wild Horse, Burro Advisory Board to Meet Sept. 9-11

September 04, 2013

The meeting will focus on the June 2013 report by the National Academy of Sciences.... Read More


Soring Charges Against Trainer Wheelon Dismissed

August 20, 2013

The charges against a Tennessee horse trainer were dropped, but the case could still be far from over. ... Read More


More Security in Place for Travers Stakes Starters

August 19, 2013

Among the measures is early out-of-competition blood testing for banned substances.... Read More


BLM to Conduct Drought-Related Wild Horse Gathers in Nevada

August 18, 2013

The BLM intends to relocate 180 wild horses threatened by severe drought to off-range facilities. ... Read More


Hearing on Motorized Vehicle Use for Wild Horse Management

August 17, 2013

The Idaho BLM will hold a hearing to discuss motor vehicle use in wild horse management operations. ... Read More


Uniform Drug Reform Discussed in Kentucky

August 16, 2013

KHRC Medical Director Mary Scollay, DVM, gave an introduction to the Mid-Atlantic Uniform Medication Program.... Read More


Law Panelists Note Progress in Racehorse Drug Reform

August 14, 2013

Panelists said public perception is based on biased representation by press and industry organizations.... Read More