Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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California Breeders Plead Not Guilty

June 21, 2013

The breeders pleaded not guilty to multiple animal cruelty counts for allegedly maltreating several horses. ... Read More

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NASC Announces Updated Quality Seal

June 19, 2013

Consumers can expect to see the updated seal on shelves as early as this fall.... Read More

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Wild Horse Lawsuit Expands

June 18, 2013

A wild horse advocacy group has expanded its existing lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management.... Read More

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TAA Receives 27 Accreditation Applications

June 18, 2013

The applicants will now begin the TAA's review process to be eligible for grant consideration.... Read More

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AYHC Invites Proposals for 2014 Symposium Presentations

June 18, 2013

The event is designed to bring leaders in the youth horse industry together to grow as an industry.... Read More

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2013 Hambletonian Veterinary CE Seminar Scheduled

June 18, 2013

The 14th Annual Hambletonian Continuing Education Seminar for Equine Veterinarians will be held Aug. 1-2.... Read More

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USEF Proposes Performance Horse Collapse Rule

June 17, 2013

While USEF rules require owners to report fatalities, there are currently no regulations regarding collapse.... Read More

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RMTC Accredits First Two Laboratories

June 15, 2013

The RMTC accredited the University of California, Davis, Kenneth L. Maddy Laboratory and HFL Sport Science.... Read More

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Amendment to Defund Horsemeat Inspections Clears Committee

June 15, 2013

The amendment would deny the USDA funding to carry out inspections at U.S. horse processing plants.... Read More

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Hong Kong Racehorse Drug Positives Due to Contaminated Feed

June 13, 2013

Officials determined that zilpaterol found in tests from 12 racehorses originated from contaminated feed.... Read More

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Kentucky Protocol Would Target Emerging Drugs

June 13, 2013

The measures would allow the state to take action quickly when faced with emerging illegal substances. ... Read More

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N.M. Attorney General Deems Horsemeat 'Tainted'

June 13, 2013

New Mexico's Attorney General has determined that horsemeat is unfit for human consumption. ... Read More

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Another Florida Horse Found Slaughtered

June 12, 2013

A horse was apparently slaughtered for meat, then dumped in an embankment near West Palm Beach, Fla. ... Read More

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Tennessee Soring Case Expands

June 10, 2013

Authorities arrested two men who allegedly worked with sored horses at Larry Wheelon's training barn.... Read More

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Progress Cited on Racehorse Medication Penalty System

June 07, 2013

Plans to implement a points-driven penalty system for equine medication violations are moving forward. ... Read More

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NAS Pans Current BLM Mustang Management

June 06, 2013

Study results suggest the BLM should rely more on contraception than roundups to manage wild horse herds. ... Read More

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Progress of Uniform Racehorse Medication Policy Noted

June 06, 2013

Survey results show the adoption of RCI's uniform medication policy for racing is advancing nationwide.... Read More

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Corolla Wild Horse Bill Gets House Nod

June 05, 2013

The legislation would help protect a herd of wild horses residing on North Carolina's Outer Banks.... Read More

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Another British Racehorse Trainer to Face Steroid Charges

June 04, 2013

Gerard Butler will be charged for using the drug Sungate, which contains the anabolic steroid stanozolol. ... Read More

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USEF to Webcast June 3 Town Hall Meeting

June 03, 2013

The USEF will host a town hall meeting on horse welfare, which will be broadcast live online on June 3. ... Read More

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European Countries See Increased Horsemeat Demands

May 31, 2013

After Europe's horsemeat scandal, some businesses have since seen an increased demand for equine meat.... Read More

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TWHBEA President Backs Anti-Soring Bill

May 30, 2013

The bill would forbid the use of action devices and increase penalties for anyone convicted of soring horses.... Read More

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Keeneland Re-accredited by NTRA Safety Alliance

May 29, 2013

Officials recognized Keeneland for numerous best practices, including several impacting racehorse health.... Read More

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Montana Horse Discovered Dead

May 27, 2013

Authorities are seeking information about whoever is responsible for the Ravalli County horse's death. ... Read More

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RRTP Selects Trainers for Thoroughbred Makeover

May 24, 2013

Twenty-six professionals, amateurs, and juniors will participate in the Thoroughbred makeover.... Read More