Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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New York Judge Rejects Certain Drug Testing Rules

August 19, 2011

The New York State Racing and Wagering Board regulations on out-of-competition testing require nullification.... Read More

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Standardbred Retirement Foundation Announces Win*Win Program

August 18, 2011

The SRF announced a program to allow Standardbred owners to share in racehorses' earnings with horses in need.... Read More

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Warrant Issued in Texas Horse Deaths

August 17, 2011

Texas authorities have obtained an arrest warrant for the caretaker of nine horses that died last week.... Read More

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Przewalski Horse Numbers Dwindling near Chernobyl

August 16, 2011

Herds of Przewalski horses in the Chernobyl disaster area are dwindling, possibly due to human predation.... Read More

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FEI, OIE to Host International Movement of Horses Conference

August 15, 2011

The October 24 conference will focus on modernizing international movement of horses in South America.... Read More

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Jockey Club Goal: 'Medication-Free' Horse Racing

August 15, 2011

The Jockey Club reiterated its calls for a ban of Salix but made it clear it wants medication-free racing.... Read More

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Arkansas Man Charged in Dehydrated Horse Deaths

August 15, 2011

An Arkansas man faces animal cruelty charges for allegedly neglecting two horses discovered dead on his farm.... Read More

This gelding was removed from a Texas property at which nine other horses were found dead. He was later euthanized due to renal and liver failure. Charges are pending in the horses' deaths.

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Texas Horse Deaths Investigated

August 15, 2011

Texas authorities are investigating who is responsible for the care of nine horses discovered dead last week.... Read More

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Commentary: Thoroughbred Owner Sounds Off on Salix

August 14, 2011

BloodHorse.com's Jason Shandler caught up with Mike Repole to get his opinion on the current Salix debate.... Read More

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Tickets On Sale for Rock To Ride

August 13, 2011

Tickets are now on sale for Rock To Ride presented by Alpha Natural Resources at HorseAidLive.org.... Read More

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Merck Supports Recovery of Japan's Animal Sector

August 12, 2011

Merck Animal Health has donated about U.S. $30,000 to three veterinary and farmer associations in Japan.... Read More

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More Than 200 Horses Seized from Texas Holding Area

August 12, 2011

More than 200 allegedly maltreated horses are in law enforcement authorities' custody after being seized.... Read More

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No Salix in 2-Year-Old Thoroughbred Graded Stakes in 2012

August 11, 2011

The AGSC will employ a program banning race-day medications in graded 2-year-old Thoroughbred stakes races.... Read More

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Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement to Expand in New York

August 11, 2011

The Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement organization announced that it will be expanding in upstate New York.... Read More

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Deadly Texas Barn Fire Probed

August 10, 2011

Texas fire officials are investigating a barn fire that killed as many as 14 Arabian horses Aug. 9.... Read More

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Nominations Open for Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board

August 10, 2011

The BLM is requesting public nominations to fill three national Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board positions.... Read More

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TRF Benefit Raises About $500,000 for Retired Throughbreds

August 10, 2011

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation gala held Aug. 7 raised $500,000 for the care of retired Throughbreds.... Read More

BLM horses in round-up

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Stallion Castration Dropped from Contested BLM Gather Plan

August 09, 2011

Mustang mares will receive contraceptives and stallions will return to the range under a new BLM gather plan.... Read More

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South Carolina Horse Death Probed

August 09, 2011

Authorities in South Carolina are investigating circumstances surrounding the death of a horse.... Read More

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BLM Probes Possible Illegal Mustang Trade

August 08, 2011

The BLM is investigating if dozens of mustangs confiscated in Utah were bound for processing plants in Mexico.... Read More

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Wyoming Group Sues BLM Over Mustangs' Grazing Habits

August 08, 2011

A corporation is asking a federal court to order the removal of mustangs that have strayed on to private land.... Read More

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Colorado Man Faces Cruelty Charges

August 06, 2011

A Colorado man is facing 56 animal cruelty charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment of horses.... Read More

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RMTC: Tighten Salix Rules, Ban Adjunct Drugs

August 05, 2011

The RMTC will continue to study a pilot program proposal to ban the use of Salix in 2-year-old Thoroughbreds.... Read More

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Florida Youth Faces Animal Cruelty Charges

August 05, 2011

A Florida youth is facing felony animal cruelty charges for allegedly attacking three horses last month.... Read More

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Lightning Blamed for Deadly Connecticut Barn Fire

August 04, 2011

Fire officials in Haddam, Conn., blame lightning for a fire that resulted in the death of one horse August 1.... Read More