Horse Industry News

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Belmont Stakes Winner Touch Gold Retired to Old Friends

December 22, 2015

The 21-year-old stallion is known for denying Silver Charm a Triple Crown victory in 1997.... Read More

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Seventh Racehorse Safety, Welfare Summit Scheduled

December 22, 2015

The summit will be held June 28, 2016, at the Keeneland Sales Pavilion, in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Read More

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BLM Seeks Comment on Sulphur Wild Horse Gather EA

December 21, 2015

The assessment includes a proposal to remove excess wild horses and apply fertility control over a 10-year period.... Read More

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Congress Passes Three-Year Tax Depreciation for Racehorses

December 21, 2015

Congress passed important tax incentives for horse owners as part of comprehensive budget and tax legislation.... Read More

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61st Convention Goes Down as Second Largest in AAEP History

December 21, 2015

Nearly 7,400 veterinary professionals, students, exhibitors, and guests attended the convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.... Read More

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Kentucky Ag Economy Slumps in 2015

December 20, 2015

Still, the equine market held the gains it made the last few years, with Thoroughbred sale stats improving slightly.... Read More

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Head Tack Mechanics

December 20, 2015

Bridles, reins, and martingales serve a variety of biomechanics functions. Here's what you should know.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Christine Latham

December 19, 2015

Latham is researching amino acid supplementation's effects on whole body and muscle protein synthesis in aged horses.... Read More

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UK's READ Club Focuses on Equine Research

December 18, 2015

The club is designed to provide undergrads with a way to interact with researchers and learn about current research.... Read More

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UK Ag Equine Programs Unveils New Website

December 18, 2015

The updated website launch coincides with UK Ag Equine Programs' 10th anniversary.... Read More

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2016 U.S. Omnibus Bill Denies Horsemeat Inspections

December 17, 2015

The bill includes a provision that forbids funding of horsemeat inspections at horse processing plants.... Read More

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Two UK Venture Studio Bootcamp Teams Earn Top Awards

December 17, 2015

Two teams with an equine focus recently earned top awards during a local contest for startup pitches.... Read More

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Illinois Group Adopts Retirement Plan for County Horse Herds

December 16, 2015

The ordinance allows retired horses to be rehomed or for the district to keep and maintain the retired animals.... Read More

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Oklahoma Police Probe Fatal Horse Stabbing

December 16, 2015

A police report indicated that an owner reported finding her horse covered with blood and dead in a stall on Dec. 14.... Read More

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ARCI Seeks to Unify Industry in Regulatory Restructuring

December 15, 2015

The group hopes to unify the racing industry behind efforts to strengthen integrity and a central rule-making process.... Read More

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Police Investigate Possible Sexual Assault on Pregnant Mare

December 15, 2015

Wisconsin officials hope a cash reward will lead them to those responsible for allegedly sexually assaulting the mare.... Read More

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Time to Ride Best Practices Contest Rewards Savvy Marketers

December 15, 2015

Stables won cash and prizes for their innovative event and promotion strategies used in public outreach.... Read More

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TAA Grants $2.48 Million to Accredited Organizations

December 14, 2015

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) will award $2.48 million in grants to its 56 accredited organizations. ... Read More

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U.S. Forest Service Will Not Impound Salt River Horses Yet

December 14, 2015

The agency is working with interested parties to find a solution to address the unauthorized horses.... Read More

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BLM Seeks Comment on Central Utah Wild Burro Gather

December 14, 2015

Researchers hope to study burros' fertility, reproductive rate, survival and mortality, habitat selection, and more.... Read More

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Hinrichs Named Texas A&M University System Regents Professor

December 13, 2015

Katrin Hinrichs, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACT, is internationally recognized for her research in equine reproductive physiology.... Read More

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OTTB Makeover Competitors Receive Touch of Class Awards

December 12, 2015

Michelle Warro, Rebecca Walters, and Neil Agate received the Maryland Horse Industry Board's awards on Dec. 5.... Read More

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Australian Vets Condemn Cobalt Misuse in Horses

December 11, 2015

Equine Veterinarians Australia says the misuse of cobalt in horses is a serious welfare issue.... Read More

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AAEP Convention Day 3: A Formal Apology to Dr. Ann Dwyer

December 10, 2015

Monday's 6 a.m. Sunrise Session on uveitis came a little early for our sleep-starved veterinary reporter.... Read More

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AQHA Executive Committee Modifies Lip Chain Rule

December 10, 2015

The committee approved the use of a lip cord in amateur and open halter classes for stallions aged 1 year and older.... Read More