Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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NYSGC Suspends Six Harness Trainers for Cobalt Overages

April 06, 2016

Cobalt administration in high doses can cause detrimental effects on a number of equine body systems.... Read More

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APHIS Seeks Anti-Soring Rule Change

April 05, 2016

The proposed role would place the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service in charge of enforcing the law.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Dogs on Trail Rides

April 05, 2016

Of the 620 respondents, 266 (43%) said their dogs accompany them off-leash on trail rides. ... Read More

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TIP 2016 Non-Competition Award Applications Available

April 05, 2016

The TIP Thoroughbred of the Year Award and Young Rider of the Year Award applications are due June 30.... Read More

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Surgeon Pigott Joins Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists

April 05, 2016

Dr. John Pigott will provide service in sports medicine, regenerative therapy, and elective and emergency surgery.... Read More

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Syndromic Surveillance and Spatial Epidemiology

April 04, 2016

Find out how data can help improve horse owners' knowledge of equine disease risks in their area.... Read More

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Two Barns at Pennsylvania Track Quarantined for EHV-1

April 04, 2016

A horse previously stabled at Parx Racing tested positive for neurologic EHV-1 and was euthanized April 2.... Read More

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BHA Amends Racing Rules on Cobalt, Horse Shoes

April 03, 2016

The BHA adopted a urinary cobalt threshold of 0.01 micrograms and mandated full sets of shoes for flat turf races.... Read More

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Turfway Reaccredited by NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance

April 03, 2016

The alliance is designed to is to establish standards and practices to promote safety and integrity in horse racing.... Read More

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Vet Fined for Failing to Meet Safety Hendra Virus Standards

April 02, 2016

The Australian vet did not provide the owner with all the necessary protective gear while testing a horse for Hendra.... Read More

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Wild Horse, Burro Advisory Board to Meet April 13-14

April 01, 2016

The meeting, taking place in Redmond, Oregon, will be live-streamed on the BLM website.... Read More

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Enhanced Security for 2016 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes Horses

April 01, 2016

Keeneland is implementing enhanced security measures for horses participating in this Kentucky Derby prep race.... Read More

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Accused Florida Slaughter Farm Owner Convicted

April 01, 2016

A man accused of operating an illegal slaughter farm in Palm Beach County has been found guilty of cruelty to animals.... Read More

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Former Virginia Horse Rescue Operator Indicted for Fraud

April 01, 2016

Anne Goland was indicted on several embezzlement counts related to an animal cruelty investigation that began last year.... Read More

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Can My Horse Read My Thoughts?

March 31, 2016

A certified equine behavior consultant addresses the seemingly telepathic relationship some of us have with our horses.... Read More

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Man Accused of Maltreating 'Lily'

March 31, 2016

A Rhode Island man is facing charges for allegedly maltreating the mare who was shot with a paintball gun. ... Read More

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Veterinarians Reveal Workplace Challenges, Job Satisfaction

March 31, 2016

Surveyed vets emphasized the importance of control and choice to help combat the stress associated with the profession.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2015

March 30, 2016

Confirmed diseases include vesicular stomatitis, EHV, influenza, Hendra virus, equine infectious anemia, and more.... Read More

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis Basics

March 30, 2016

Eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, can be deadly in up to 90% of equine cases. Here's what you should know.... Read More

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Horse Hit in Drive-By Shooting

March 29, 2016

Oklahoma City police are seeking those responsible for a shooting that injured a rider and a horse.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Daily Time Devoted to Horses

March 29, 2016

Of the 1,192 respondents, 358 (30%) said they spend an average of two hours per day riding and caring for horses. ... Read More

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Kathrens, Masters, Yardly Named to Wild Horse Advisory Board

March 29, 2016

The board advises the BLM and U.S. Forest Service on managing and protecting wild horses and burros on public lands.... Read More

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How To Feed Your Newly Adopted Mustang

March 28, 2016

Our equine nutrition expert (and past mustang owner!) offers advice about feeding easy-keeping mustangs.... Read More

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BLM Launches Scoping on Checkerboard Wild Horse Removal

March 28, 2016

The BLM said public input is valuable and will help enable the bureau to develop a well-informed assessment.... Read More

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Purcell Named Director of Unwanted Horse Coalition

March 27, 2016

Jennifer Purcell, MS, PhD, will serve as the director of the Unwanted Horse Coalition.... Read More