Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Equitation Science Society Position on Training Techniques

May 26, 2017

The International Equine Science Society released a statement on techniques that could compromise horse welfare.... Read More

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Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017 Introduced

May 26, 2017

Among other points, the new bill would prohibit the use of any substance within 24 hours of a race.... Read More

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BLM Budget Cuts Put Wild Horses at Risk, Advocates Say

May 26, 2017

Proposed budget cuts would save $4 million by eliminating restrictions on horse sales and other management options.... Read More

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USDA Releases Second Report From Equine 2015 Study

May 25, 2017

The report includes figures on equid use, vaccination, equid mortality rates, EIA testing, and more.... Read More

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Prepurchase Exams: Not Just Looking for Lameness

May 25, 2017

Find out what conditions, beyond lameness, a veterinarian might uncover during a prepurchase exam. ... Read More

Apple, an Appaloosa pony, received his vaccinations and health exam by a Ross University veterinary student while his owner provides general information.

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Applying Research Knowledge During Equine Wellness Clinics

May 25, 2017

A PhD student describes her recent experience applying her research skills during an equine community outreach event.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Dry Lots for Horses

May 23, 2017

Of the 579 respondents, 443 (77%) said they use dry lots to help manage their horses' weight. ... Read More

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Richardson to Speak on Pool Recovery System During Lecture

May 23, 2017

Dr. Dean Richardson will describe Penn Vet's system for recovering high-risk horses from anesthesia on June 6.... Read More

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Woman Wearing Dinosaur Suit Spooks Horses, Draws Charges

May 23, 2017

A South Carolina woman is facing charges after she spooked a team of carriage horses and injured their driver.... Read More

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BLM Resumes Emergency Wild Horse Gather Near Boone Spring

May 23, 2017

The BLM is gathering horses due to a lack of water sources in the area.... Read More

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Pan Am Conference Wraps Up With Anti-Doping Insights

May 22, 2017

The conference concluded with presentations by individuals from inside and outside the Thoroughbred industry.... Read More

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BEVA Issues New Guidelines on Managing Equine Risks

May 21, 2017

The guides are designed to help equine veterinarians assess and manage risks with horses. ... Read More

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Cloud Computing Conquers Classic Empire in Preakness Stakes

May 20, 2017

The lightly raced colt edged 2-1 second betting choice Classic Empire by a head in the race's last strides.... Read More

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Maine Bill Could Wave Animal Surrender Fees

May 20, 2017

Alleged animal abusers could also avoid consequences by signing an affidavit banning future animal ownership.... Read More

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Equine Massage Therapists can Now Practice in Tennessee

May 19, 2017

The state's House and Senate passed an amendment making it lawful for animal massage therapists to practice.... Read More

Di Arbuthnot, chairman of IFAR and chief executive of Retraining of Racehorses, said, "We all have a shared responsibility for the welfare of racehorses, which extends beyond the track.”

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Advocates Stress Responsibility at Racehorse Aftercare Forum

May 19, 2017

Advocates emphasized owner responsibility and humane treatment and shared insights on racehorse retirement programs.... Read More

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Cargill Investigates California Horse Deaths

May 18, 2017

Two horses at the same farm that consumed Nutrena SafeChoice Senior died three days apart.... Read More

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AQHA Executive Committee Approves Welfare Recommendations

May 18, 2017

Recommendations include adding to the forbidden drugs or substances list, creating educational efforts, and more.... Read More

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2017 UK Equine Farm, Facilities Expo to be Held June 8

May 18, 2017

Attendees can receive tips on barn design, farm site planning, nutrient intake regulation, pasture management, and more.... Read More

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Study: Wood Chips Can Improve Paddock Soil Quality

May 18, 2017

Adding absorbent, biodegradable materials to paddocks can keep water sources cleaner and favor healthy grass growth.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Seasonal Respiratory Allergies

May 16, 2017

Of the 268 respondents, 93 (35%) said their horses suffer from seasonal respiratory allergies. ... Read More

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Miami-Dade County, Florida, Horses Missing

May 16, 2017

Authorities are searching for a Paso Fino gelding and Quarter Horse mare that went missing from their stalls on May 11.... Read More

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Royal Mo Sustains Injury During Preakness Workout

May 15, 2017

Royal Mo fractured a sesamoid bone and was transported to PennVet's New Bolton Center for treatment on Sunday.... Read More

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BLM Pauses Emergency Wild Horse Gather

May 15, 2017

Thus far, the BLM has transported 70 horses from the water trap site to the Indian Lakes Facility in Fallon, Nevada.... Read More

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Enter The Horse's "Don't Spook!" Contest!

May 14, 2017

Is your horse an expert spooker? Enter The Horse's contest for a chance to win! ... Read More