Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Horserace Betting Levy Board issues 2017 Codes of Practice

December 13, 2016

The codes are a guide to preventing and controlling equine diseases that could threaten the breeding industry.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Visits From the Vet

December 13, 2016

Of the 682 respondents, 221 (32%) said their veterinarians see their horses twice a year. ... Read More

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Charities Join to Promote Working Equid Welfare Standards

December 13, 2016

The standards entitle working donkeys, horses, and mules to basic needs such as food, water, and shelter.... Read More

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California EHV: New Case Confirmed in Los Angeles County

December 12, 2016

Tests are being run on another Los Angeles County horse and an affected Inyo County horse developed neurologic signs.... Read More

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Whips Banned in Australian Harness Racing

December 12, 2016

In a groundbreaking move, racing authorities have declared a nation-wide ban on the use of whips in harness racing.... Read More

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duPont Scott Equine Medical Center Honors Cindy Ingram

December 12, 2016

Ingram has been an active member of the center's Advisory Council since 2001. ... Read More

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UK Celebrates 25 Years of Lloyd's of London Partnership

December 11, 2016

The partnership supports the Lloyd's Equine Disease Quarterly, produced by the UK Gluck Equine Research Center.... Read More

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FEI named International Sports Federation of the Year

December 10, 2016

The award tops off a year of recognition that has also included accolades for the FEI's #TwoHearts campaign.... Read More

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Auction of Seized ISPMB Horses Relocated

December 09, 2016

A barrage of harassing phone calls and other threats prompted the sale's relocation, officials said.... Read More

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Classic Empire Grade 1 Wins to Benefit Equine Research

December 09, 2016

Owner John C. Oxley will donate a percentage of the colt's Grade I earnings to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.... Read More

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Stakeholders Support Central Rule Making for Drug Rules

December 09, 2016

Focus groups and a survey revealed industry support for a centralized rule making entity for racehorse medication rules.... Read More

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Penn Vet to Establish Professorship in Equine Medicine

December 09, 2016

A $5 million gift from Seth and Lucy Holcombe's estate will establish the professorship in honor of Dr. Harry Werner.... Read More

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New Test Barn, Chain of Custody Recommendations Released

December 08, 2016

The recommendations from the RMTC and NTRA are designed to encourage the use of best practices at racetracks.... Read More

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California EHV-1: New Cases Confirmed in Inyo County

December 08, 2016

Inyo County's case total has risen to three, while just one horse remains isolated in the Los Angeles County outbreak.... Read More

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Wednesday's Top Tweets from the 2016 AAEP Convention

December 08, 2016

Top tweets and take-homes from sessions on PSSM, laminitis studies, equine tongue tumors, and more!... Read More

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Not Your Grandmother's Bedding: Horse Bedding Alternatives

December 08, 2016

In search of a new type of bedding for your horse? Check out these different options.... Read More

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Spooky Objects: To Dwell or Not to Dwell

December 07, 2016

Should you let a horse dwell on a spooky object? ... Read More

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Applications Open for 2017 Thoroughbred Makeover

December 07, 2016

The event will take place Oct. 5-8, 2017, at the Kentucky Horse Park.... Read More

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Authorities Say No Wounded Horses Roaming Wildfire Region

December 07, 2016

Tennessee authorities said investigations have revealed no evidence to support such claims made on social media.... Read More

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Tuesday's Top Tweets from the 2016 AAEP Convention

December 07, 2016

Tweets and take-homes from sessions on lameness, rehabilitation, equine back issues, and more! ... Read More

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Former AHC President Receives AAEP George Stubbs Award

December 07, 2016

Jay Hickey was recognized for his contributions to the equine industry and support of equine health and welfare.... Read More

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AAEP Lavin Cup Awarded to Michael Blowen

December 07, 2016

Michael Blowen is an advocate of racehorse aftercare and founder of Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement center.... Read More

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Six New Vets Receive AAEP Foundation Scholarships

December 07, 2016

Six veterinary graduates of 2016 committed to careers in equine medicine received $4,000 scholarships.... Read More

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Virginia Sport Horse Vet Installed as 2017 AAEP President

December 06, 2016

Dr. R. Reynolds Cowles Jr. focuses much of his practice on lameness in racehorses and performance horses.... Read More

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Equine Ophthalmologist Named AAEP Distinguished Educator

December 06, 2016

Dr. Dennis Brooks is world-renowned for his contributions to equine ophthalmology. ... Read More