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West Virginia Horse Strangulation Probed

August 06, 2014

While authorities investigate the death, a humane society hopes a reward will help find those responsible.... Read More

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Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act Becomes Law

August 05, 2014

The new law better protects mobile veterinarians from federal drug prosecution.... Read More

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Racing Regulators Examine Cobalt Studies

August 05, 2014

Regulators are considering the study results before making a formal regulatory testing limit recommendation.... Read More

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Cougar Attack Blamed for Washington Horse Death

August 05, 2014

State fish and wildlife personnel are hunting a cougar believed to have attacked a horse in Stevens County.... Read More

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BLM Seeks Bids for Off-Range Wild Horse Care Facilities

August 04, 2014

The BLM is seeking bids for short- and long-term care facilities for horses gathered from Western rangelands.... Read More

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Top Thoroughbred Trainers Support Phasing Out Furosemide

August 04, 2014

The trainers back a plan to eliminate race-day medication in the United States beginning next season. ... Read More

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New Mexico Plant Withdraws Animal Processing Application

August 04, 2014

The firm's attorney is blaming some equine advocates for the livestock processing application withdrawal. ... Read More

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Effort Aims to Improve Animal Feed Safety

August 03, 2014

The new network aims to facilitate information sharing about feed-related illnesses and product defects.... Read More

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BLM Wild Horse, Burro Advisory Board Meeting Set for Aug. 25

August 03, 2014

The board will discuss issues relating to the management and protection of wild horses and burros.... Read More

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Churchill Downs Commits Money to RMTC

August 02, 2014

The group becomes the 24th racetrack entity to contribute to the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium.... Read More

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Horse Deaths, Controversy Plague Utah Wild Horse Gather

August 01, 2014

The BLM reported that a mare was euthanized and a filly died during the gather, which ended July 31. ... Read More

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Stronach Group Names O'Neil Equine Health, Safety Director

July 31, 2014

Robert O'Neil, DVM, is a veterinarian with more than 35 years' experience in the Thoroughbred industry.... Read More

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TheHorse.com Adds Equine Behavior Expert

July 31, 2014

Nancy Diehl, VMD, MS, will join Sue McDonnell, PhD, Cert. AAB, in fielding readers' horse behavior questions.... Read More

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Ethics Allegations 'Unfounded,' Whitfield Says

July 31, 2014

Rep. Ed Whitfield sponsored a measure that would ban the use of performance packages on Tennessee Walkers.... Read More

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How Ireland is Managing its Unwanted Horses

July 31, 2014

Researchers are establishing trends and seeing a clearer picture of Ireland's unwanted horse population.... Read More

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Alabama Man Faces Multiple Animal Cruelty Charges

July 30, 2014

An Alabama man faces charges related to 16 allegedly malnourished equids and 16 dead horses.... Read More

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ASPCA Celebrates Five Years of 'Rescuing Racers'

July 30, 2014

The ASPCA has granted over $1.7 million to rescue groups since launching the Rescuing Racers Initiative.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Dental Care Costs

July 29, 2014

Of the 868 respondents, 359 (41%) said their annual dental care costs vary depending on their horses' needs. ... Read More

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Countdown to the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

July 28, 2014

Our intrepid international reporter offers a look into the excitement surrounding WEG in Normandy.... Read More

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'Exploding' Manure Blamed for California Barn Fire

July 28, 2014

Fire authorities believe "exploding" manure could have started the blaze that killed four Friesian horses.... Read More

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Intruders Spray-Paint New York Horse

July 25, 2014

Authorities hope the public can help identify who spray-painted a horse and cut the animal's mane and tail.... Read More

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UKVDL Releases New Test Rates

July 25, 2014

The University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has increased fees for 17 tests/panels offered.... Read More

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Kentucky Derby Contender Dance With Fate Euthanized

July 24, 2014

Dance With Fate was euthanized after sustaining a serious injury July 24 at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.... Read More

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Judge Rules New Mexico Horses Not Wild

July 24, 2014

A judge ruled that horses roaming in Placitas are not wild and a gather that took place last year was legal.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Club of America to Honor Veterinarians

July 22, 2014

The club will honor Larry R. Bramlage, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS; Edward H. Fallon, DVM; and A. Gary Lavin, VMD. ... Read More