Recent News for Horse Industry Controversies

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BLM Seeks Proposals for Wild Horse, Burro Population Control

March 12, 2014

The BLM is seeking research proposals aimed at controlling wild horse and burro population growth.... Read More

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Gulfstream Park to use Out-of-Competition Testing Grant Fund

March 11, 2014

The fund helps defray qualifying expenses associated with out-of-competition drug testing programs.... Read More

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Authorities Still Investigating Oregon Wild Horse Shootings

March 11, 2014

Despite the offer of a cash reward, leads in the case have been scant, a law enforcement official said.... Read More

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Veterinarians Oppose Blackburn Bill

March 10, 2014

The bill was introduced last month as an alternative to anti-soring legislation introduced last year. ... Read More

Fossils from the early Pleistocene era of Florida (~1.8 million years ago) showing signs of laminitis.

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Fossil Evidence of Laminitis in Ancient Horses

March 10, 2014

Researchers found that 75.25% of the coffin bone fossils examined exhibited signs consistent with laminitis.... Read More

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Are Chinese Horses Threatening Giant Pandas' Survival?

March 09, 2014

Horses could be a threat to panda survival because they're beating the bears to the bamboo buffet.... Read More

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FEI Clarifies Procedures in Anti-Doping Cases

March 07, 2014

Whether there's been a rule violation can only be determined once the case has been heard by the FEI tribunal.... Read More

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CHRB Begins Cobalt Testing

March 07, 2014

The CHRB is evaluating cobalt levels in racehorses competing in that state and in some necropsy samples.... Read More

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Obama Budget Could Halt Horse Plant Inspections Through 2015

March 07, 2014

A request contained in a budget proposal from President Barack Obama could halt horse processing through 2015.... Read More

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Scientists Hope Retuertas Horses will Return to the Wild

March 05, 2014

Scientists' ultimate goal is to see the Retuertas living without human intervention or management.... Read More

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Bill Would be Alternative to PAST Legislation

February 28, 2014

A bill that would give lawmakers an alternate way to prevent soring was introduced this week.... Read More

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BLM: Controversial Memo was Based on Possible Budget Cuts

February 26, 2014

The controversial memo was predicated on budget cuts that never happened, a BLM representative says. ... Read More

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New Mexico Approves Uniform Racehorse Medication Rules

February 24, 2014

New Mexico is the most recent state to have its racing commission approve uniform medication rules.... Read More

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Horse Racing Medication Regulations Reviewed

February 18, 2014

Medication regulations for racehorses are changing. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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AVMA Members Advocate for Federal Legislation

February 14, 2014

AVMA representatives gathered to educate the nation's policymakers on some equine-specific legislation.... Read More

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Truesdail Labs to Handle Maryland Racehorse Drug Tests

February 13, 2014

Truesdail will analyze all urine and blood specimens taken from horses competing at Maryland races.... Read More

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What's in a Test?

February 10, 2014

Diagnostic testing is rarely a one-size-fits-all proposition. Here's what you need to know. ... Read More

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Unwanted Horse Coalition: 2013 Year in Review

February 09, 2014

The UHC works to fulfill its mission to reduce the number of unwanted horses and to improve equid welfare.... Read More

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BLM Seeking Comment on Proposed Wyo. Wild Horse Ecosanctuary

February 05, 2014

The BLM initiated a 30-day public scoping period regarding proposed wild horse ecosanctuary in Wyoming.... Read More

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Minnesota to Hold Unwanted Horse Summit

February 03, 2014

Reasons, costs, and solutions for the increase in unwanted horses will be discussed at the March 8 summit.... Read More

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BLM Seeks Shooters in Burro Case

February 03, 2014

The BLM is hoping the public can help identify those responsible for the shooting deaths of two wild burros.... Read More

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When Is Medication Uniformity Not Really Uniformity?

February 03, 2014

Stakeholders are learning how difficult it can be to achieve uniformity, even with basic regulations.... Read More

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Television Show to Feature Oregon's Mustangs

February 01, 2014

"Mustangs of Oregon" will air Feb. 6 at 8:30 p.m. local time on OPB TV.... Read More

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Mid-Atlantic States Move Forward With Racehorse Drug Reform

January 31, 2014

Industry stakeholders met Jan. 30 for an update on adoption of uniform medication and drug testing rules.... Read More

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Horse Processing Advocate Sue Wallis Dies in Wyoming

January 30, 2014

Sue Wallis, who made headlines as a vocal proponent of U.S. horse processing, died Tuesday. She was 56.... Read More