Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Breeders' Cup Participants Pledge to Support New Vocations

October 30, 2014

To date, 36 horses have owners and/or trainers pledging a percentage of their Breeders' Cup earnings to New Vocations.... Read More

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CSU Releases New Furosemide Research Results

October 30, 2014

Dr. Paul Morley found evidence suggesting furosemide is effective in reducing EIPH incidence and severity. ... Read More

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Indiana Racing Commission Suspends Vet Russell for 20 Years

October 28, 2014

Ross Russell, DVM, was suspended and fined $20,000 for allegedly administering cobalt to a horse before a race.... Read More

Blog

The Sales Yard

October 27, 2014

Horses sold by the pound at low-end auctions throughout the United States are a reality of our industry. ... Read More

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Smartphone App Helps Animal Cruelty Investigators

October 27, 2014

The app allows users to record videos of suspected animal cruelty and to establish GPS coordinates of the alleged crime.... Read More

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BLM to Modify Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility

October 24, 2014

Changes will include adding hay storage, placing protective shelters in sick pens, replacing corral panels, and more.... Read More

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New Research Published to Help Working Equids' Welfare

October 23, 2014

The research addresses clinical problems including lameness, husbandry, tack-related wounds, parasites, and more.... Read More

Commentary

Racing's Slow Regulatory Process

October 22, 2014

A trainer received sanctions for a June 2013 drug violation in October. A Blood-Horse writer takes a look.... Read More

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Walking Horse Advocates Target North Carolina State Fair

October 20, 2014

Advocates targeted the fair to protest the inclusion of Tennessee Walking Horse performance classes in its horse show.... Read More

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Rare South Carolina Ponies Relocated

October 19, 2014

A trio of wild Marsh ponies has been relocated to a safer location after another pony was killed by a motorist.... Read More

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Tennessee Horseman Petitions for Equine Rights

October 18, 2014

But one city official believes the petition is intended to promote equestrian use of a municipal trail in Johnson City.... Read More

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Do Professionals Judge Horse Behavior Like Scientists?

October 16, 2014

Researchers found that equestrian professionals appear to disagree with scientists on horses' head and neck positions.... Read More

Charlotte Dujardin gives Valegro a gentle pat after completing a test at the 2014 World Equestrian Games.

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Why Equitation Scientists Love Dressage Star Valegro

October 13, 2014

The British Grand Prix horse has become equitation science's sweetheart. Find out why.... Read More

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Strengths and Limitations of Equine Stress Measurements

October 11, 2014

Measuring equine stress isn't as easy as it might sound, one researcher said. Here's a review of the current techniques.... Read More

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Trainer O'Neill Facing Suspensions after Drug Violation

October 10, 2014

One of Doug O'Neill's horses tested positive for a drug containing and/or capable of metabolizing into oxazepam.... Read More

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Texas Authorities Probe Horse Abandonment

October 09, 2014

The older mare was found with a broken jaw and an injury to her left hind leg.... Read More

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Horses Removed from Illegal Slaughter Farm in Florida

October 09, 2014

Authorities removed 10 horses--including three off-the-track Thoroughbreds--from a property in Southwest Miami-Dade.... Read More

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When to Leave the Boarding Barn

October 09, 2014

Deciding when to move your horse is a subjective decision, but here are a few factors that could influence your choice.... Read More

Commentary

Medication Crossroad

October 08, 2014

The Blood-Horse's editor-in-chief shares his thoughts on racehorse drug testing and penalties for violations.... Read More

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Louisiana Man Charged in Horse Theft

October 06, 2014

A Louisiana man has been charged with theft after allegedly stealing a horse before selling the animal at an auction.... Read More

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Woman Charged in Nevada Equine Cruelty Case

October 03, 2014

A woman is facing multiple cruelty counts after authorities removed more than 30 horses from her ranch near Las Vegas.... Read More

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Mutilated Mare Receiving Care in Texas

October 02, 2014

The allegedly malnourished 4- or 5-year-old Paint mare had her vagina cut out and was stabbed inside that initial wound.... Read More

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Owner Charged in Utah Horse Deaths

September 29, 2014

A Utah owner has been charged in the deaths of 10 horses found without access to water in July.... Read More

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How Many Horses Makes a Hoarder?

September 28, 2014

One rescuer says hoarding has less to do with many animals than with abuse. So is it time to redefine a horse hoarder? ... Read More

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Pennsylvania Approves Harness Racing Whip Standards

September 27, 2014

Drivers must now use two hands on the reins at all times, which restricts motion of the whip.... Read More