Recent News for Horse Industry Controversies

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BLM Concludes Seaman Herd Area Emergency Wild Horse Gather

August 11, 2013

The animals were at risk if they remained on the range due to severe drought conditions, the BLM said. ... Read More

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BLM to Conduct Partial Wild Horse Gather in Colorado

August 09, 2013

The BLM will remove up to 50 wild horses to improve range conditions for the remaining animals. ... Read More

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BHA Investigation into Drug 'Sungate' Concludes

August 08, 2013

The BHA concluded its investigation into "Sungate," a veterinary product which contains an anabolic steroid. ... Read More

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Court Nixes Horse Processing Plant Plans

August 06, 2013

A judge ruled that criteria used to award inspection permits to horse process plants was flawed. ... Read More

Scientists at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute are celebrating the birth of a female Przewalski’s horse—the first to be born via artificial insemination. The foal’s birth July 27 signals a huge breakthrough for the survival of this species.

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Przewalski's Horse Foal Born via Artificial Insemination

August 02, 2013

The filly, born July 27, is the first Przewalski's Horse to be bred using artificial insemination. ... Read More

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New Mexico Processing Plant Fire Probed

August 02, 2013

Authorities are investigating a fire that damaged a plant expected to begin processing horses next week. ... Read More

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Legislation to Eliminate Soring Introduced in Senate

August 01, 2013

There are now bills in both the U.S. House and Senate to amend the HPA to eliminate soring. ... Read More

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RCI Approves Model Rule for Racehorse Drug Penalties

July 31, 2013

RCI voted to approve model rules that create a points system and enhanced penalties for drug violations. ... Read More

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BLM's Wild Horse Program Solicits Ideas, Input at Workshop

July 31, 2013

The workshop participants will brainstorm strategies for increasing animal comfort at one adoption facility. ... Read More

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RMTC: Confidentiality in Research Necessary

July 26, 2013

An official explains why confidentiality is used when setting medication thresholds and withdrawal times.... Read More

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Kentucky Racing Officials: New Drug Policy Is Working

July 25, 2013

Regulatory administration of race-day anti-bleeding medication has provided a clearer picture of drug testing.... Read More

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Permit Woes Complicate NM Horse Processing Plant Opening

July 24, 2013

The New Mexico Environment Department denied Valley Meats' wastewater permit request, pending a hearing. ... Read More

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BLM Announces 2013 Summer Wild Horse, Burro Gather Schedule

July 22, 2013

The schedule is subject to change due to drought that is limiting animals' water and forage resources.... Read More

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Kentucky Approves 'Rapid Response' Protocol

July 22, 2013

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved a "rapid response" protocol to examine emerging illegal drugs.... Read More

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RMTC Approves Multiple Violation Penalty Model Rule

July 19, 2013

The model rule represents a plan to provide appropriate penalties for violations of medication regulations.... Read More

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Foreman: Racehorse Drug Model Rule a 'Living Document'

July 16, 2013

The regulations are a "living document" that likely will be adjusted based on industry needs, one group says.... Read More

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Scientists Question Clenbuterol Regulations for Racehorses

July 15, 2013

Some veterinarians expressed concerns over the proposed clenbuterol withdrawal time and testing levels.... Read More

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McConnell Pleads Guilty to State Charges

July 11, 2013

McConnell has pleaded guilty to 12 of the misdemeanor animal cruelty against him.... Read More

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Iowa Plant to Start Horse Processing

July 08, 2013

A second meat plant has received a USDA permit to begin processing horses for human consumption. ... Read More

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BLM Seeking Public Nominations for Wild Horse Advisory Board

July 03, 2013

The BLM requests public nominations to fill three Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board positions. ... Read More

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Stiff Penalties Tied to Drugs 'Purple Pain,' 'TB-500'

July 03, 2013

The drugs, only available through compounding pharmacies, will be high-level violations if used in racing.... Read More

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N.M. Horse Processing Plant Wins Permit

July 01, 2013

A meat plant in New Mexico has received a federal permit to begin processing horses.... Read More

At the BLM’s Palomino Valley Wild Horse and Burro Center outside Reno, Nev., a sprinkler attached to the panel of a large wild horse pen sprays water while horses eat in the distance.

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BLM Using Sprinklers to Mitigate Heat Wave's Effects

July 01, 2013

The BLM's Palomino Valley Wild Horse and Burro Center installed sprinklers to reduce heat levels in corrals. ... Read More

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BLM Seeks Comment on Humboldt Herd Area Wild Horse Gather

June 29, 2013

The BLM is seeking comment on the environmental assessment for the Humboldt herd area wild horse gather plan. ... Read More

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Ohio Horsemen to Pay More for Racehorse Drug Testing

June 28, 2013

Ohio horsemen will pay more to offset the cost of equine drug testing under a resolution adopted June 27. ... Read More