Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Proposed Bill Calls for Federal Anti-Doping Racing Rules

June 17, 2015

Race-day medications for racehorses would be banned and an independent agency would be charged with enforcing rules.... Read More

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Preakness Meet Helps Raise Funds for TAA

June 16, 2015

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) will receive more than $65,000 raised during last month's meet at Pimlico.... Read More

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TCA Awards More Than $511,000 in Grants

June 14, 2015

TCA has issued grants to 67 Thoroughbred industry-related nonprofits that work to uphold the organization's mission.... Read More

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Groundbreaking for New Vocations Facility Slated for June 24

June 13, 2015

The new Kentucky facility will include two 15-stall barns, indoor and outdoor arenas, and ample pastures and paddocks.... Read More

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Racehorse Summit to Address Bone Remodeling, Injury Database

June 12, 2015

Other presentation topics will include racetrack surfaces, horsemanship courses, post-mortem exam programs, and more.... Read More

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FEI Bureau Hears United Arab Emirates Endurance Proposals

June 10, 2015

The FEI Bureau provisionally suspended the national federation due to horse welfare and other issues in endurance.... Read More

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American Pharoah Trainer Bob Baffert Donates to Old Friends

June 09, 2015

The Triple Crown winning trainer pledged a $50,000 donation to the farm that's home to three of his former trainees.... Read More

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Police Probe Tennessee Horse Shootings

June 09, 2015

One horse was shot multiple times and died of his injuries. A second horse was also shot, but is expected to recover.... Read More

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Study: Enrichment can Improve Hospitalized Horses' Welfare

June 09, 2015

"Enriched" clinics could help improve equine welfare, leading to quicker healing times and safer environments for staff.... Read More

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Racing Conference Concludes with Medication Reform Messages

June 08, 2015

The Pan American Conference featured a variety of speakers who focused on anti-doping, marketing, and more.... Read More

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The Brooke Helps Horses in Nepal Following Earthquake

June 07, 2015

The Brooke is working to rescue and treat hundreds of equids trapped by landslides and injured by falling rocks. ... Read More

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Horse Racing Integrity Coalition Formed

June 05, 2015

The group will advocate for uniform medication standards for American Thoroughbred racing.... Read More

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Nevada Man Charged in Horse Dragging Incident

June 05, 2015

The horse sustained injuries, including a neck fracture, after being dragged down a gravel road behind a truck.... Read More

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Wheelon Soring Case Dismissed

June 04, 2015

A Tennessee judge has dismissed the soring case against Walking Horse trainer Larry Wheelon due to lack of evidence.... Read More

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New Mexico County Opposes Proposed Anti-Slaughter Bill

June 04, 2015

Eddy County commissioners oppose legislation banning the transport of horses to other countries for processing.... Read More

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Michigan Authorities Investigate Attack on Quarter Horse

June 03, 2015

The fatal injury possibly resulted from an animal attack.... Read More

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Miniature Horse Reported Stolen in California

June 03, 2015

California authorities are hoping the public can help locate a Miniature Horse reported stolen from its Phelan pasture.... Read More

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Texas Horse Shot After Fleeing Flood

June 01, 2015

Authorities say the wounded horse is expected to survive after being shot two or three times in the head.... Read More

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New Vocations to Build New Racehorse Retraining Facility

May 30, 2015

The new facility will include two 15-stall barns, indoor and outdoor arenas, and multiple pastures and paddocks.... Read More

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Study: Dams Shape Foals' Relationships With Humans

May 28, 2015

A good relationship with the dam is an easy way to promote positive interactions between foals and humans.... Read More

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Shooting Ruled Out in Miniature Horse Death

May 27, 2015

A Miniature Horse found dead in a pond in Boaz, Alabama, was neither shot nor skinned, according to necropsy results.... Read More

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TCA Announces May Award of Merit Winners

May 23, 2015

Award of Merit nominees consist of individuals or organizations working to provide a better life for Thoroughbreds.... Read More

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Ohio Racing Regulators Discuss 2014 Drug Test Results

May 22, 2015

In 2014 racehorses in Ohio produced 112 positive drug tests, most of them for flunixin meglumine or phenylbutazone.... Read More

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Herd Seized at South Carolina Farm

May 22, 2015

Nearly 30 Arabian horses are receiving rehabilitative care after they were seized at a South Carolina farm.... Read More

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Video Leads to Horse Cruelty Charges

May 22, 2015

An outfitter faces cruelty charges after contacting authorities about a video posted online showing him beating a horse.... Read More