Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Breaking Down Ethics and Equine Medicine

May 15, 2014

Whether a vet is practicing or working in research, ethics play a central role in his or her decision-making.... Read More

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UF to Dedicate New Equine Sports Performance Complex

May 14, 2014

The new venue is designed to allow vets to better evaluate performance horses under saddle.... Read More

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Cruelty Charges against Arkansas Horse Trader Dropped

May 14, 2014

The charges were dropped due to "a number of flaws with the case," authorities say.... Read More

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Compounded Drug Eyed in Thoroughbred Deaths

May 13, 2014

The FDA is investigating whether a compounded medication might have played a role in two horses' deaths.... Read More

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Filly Ria Antonia Confirmed for Preakness

May 13, 2014

The filly Ria Antonia will compete in the May 17 Preakness Stakes and be ridden by Calvin Borel.... Read More

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New Connecticut Law: Horses Not Vicious

May 12, 2014

The Connecticut Senate passed HB 5044, which prevents domesticated horses from being classified as vicious. ... Read More

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Study: Owners Might be Missing Equine Welfare Issues

May 12, 2014

French researchers recently observed that many people are missing signs of poor welfare in their horses.... Read More

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Remembering Equine Lessons Learned from Moms

May 11, 2014

Here are some things The Horse staff and readers learned from the horsewomen in their lives.... Read More

Eight Thoroughbreds died in an early morning fire at a barn and adjoining annex located on Rice Road in Lexington across from the rear entrance to the Keeneland stable area.

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Eight Horses Die in Barn Fire near Keeneland Race Course

May 09, 2014

Eight Thoroughbreds died in an early morning fire in a barn located near the Keeneland stable area.... Read More

BLM horses in round-up

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BLM Extends Deadline for Herd Growth Suppression Proposals

May 09, 2014

The BLM says it extended the deadline to ensure it receives "the best ideas" for effective contraception.... Read More

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Happy and Unhappy Horses at Home

May 08, 2014

Has any research been done regarding what horses might like and dislike about their homes?... Read More

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Utah Ranchers Sue BLM over Removal of Excess Animals

May 08, 2014

Utah ranchers accused the BLM of violating federal law by not removing excess wild horses from rangelands. ... Read More

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BLM Seeks Bids for Short-Term Wild Horse Care Facilities

May 08, 2014

The is soliciting bids for new short-term holding facilities in 17 states for animals removed rangelands.... Read More

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Recycling Tips for Equine Veterinary Practices

May 08, 2014

One equine practitioner shares tips on how veterinary practices and horse farms can "go green."... Read More

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Missouri Horse Herd Removed for Rehabilitation

May 07, 2014

A heard of 30 horses is receiving rehabilitative care after being removed from a property in Morgan County.... Read More

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Racehorse Drug Rules, Out-of-Competition Testing Discussed

May 07, 2014

Uniform medication rules and out-of-competition testing were discussed at the Asian Racing Conference.... Read More

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Drug Test Results on Kentucky Derby, Oaks Horses Clear

May 06, 2014

After undergoing full instrumental analysis to detect more than 1,500 substances, all samples were cleared.... Read More

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South Carolina Authorities Seek Horse Shooter

May 06, 2014

Authorities hope the public can help identify who shot a horse while it grazed in its Union County pasture.... Read More

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NYTHA Adds Per-Start Fee to Support Thoroughbred Aftercare

May 06, 2014

Owners racing horses at New York Racing Association tracks will donate $5 per start to Thoroughbred aftercare.... Read More

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Asmussen: PETA Allegations 'Completely False'

May 05, 2014

Steve Asmussen says the allegations are untrue, and he hopes to have the chance to defend himself in court.... Read More

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No Serious Equine Injuries Reported after Kentucky Derby

May 05, 2014

However several contenders received treatment for nicks and cuts sustained during the race.... Read More

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Indiana Adopts Model Racehorse Drug Rules; Group has Doubts

May 04, 2014

The commission unanimously approved model rule threshold levels for 24 commonly used therapeutic drugs. ... Read More

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Online Equine Exercise Physiology Course Offered

May 04, 2014

The course is designed to teach students about the physiologic pathways important to equine performance.... Read More

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California Chrome Shines in Kentucky Derby

May 03, 2014

Favored California Chrome pulled clear in the stretch to win the May 3 Kentucky Derby by 1 3/4 lengths. ... Read More

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SPANA Launches Fundraising Effort to Train African Farriers

May 03, 2014

A survey found that most cart horses in two Ethiopian towns suffer from problems caused by poor farriery.... Read More