Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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New Equine Facilities at Virginia Tech Included in Proposal

December 24, 2015

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe included funding for the facilities as part of a proposed $2.43 billion bond package.... Read More

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Adopting a Horse This Holiday Season? Rescuers Share Tips

December 24, 2015

Get tips on what to consider when preparing to adopt and bringing home your rescue horse this holiday season.... Read More

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How to Become an Organized Horse Owner in 10 Days

December 23, 2015

Here are 10 steps to help you get your horse life organized for the new year.... Read More

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Maryland Horse Industry Board Awards Grants for 2016

December 23, 2015

The board awarded $30,000 in grants to 30 organizations across the state. ... Read More

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BLM Launches Scoping on Proposed Wild Horse Research Gather

December 23, 2015

The BLM hopes to research the behavior of spayed mares.... Read More

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Fertility Control Pioneer Dr. Jay Kirkpatrick Dies at 75

December 22, 2015

Kirkpatrick, credited with pioneering the use of the fertility control drug PZP in wild horses, died Dec. 16.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Is It Time for a New Helmet?

December 22, 2015

Of the 926 respondents, 506 (55%) said they are most likely to replace their riding helmet after a fall. ... Read More

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Belmont Stakes Winner Touch Gold Retired to Old Friends

December 22, 2015

The 21-year-old stallion is known for denying Silver Charm a Triple Crown victory in 1997.... Read More

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Seventh Racehorse Safety, Welfare Summit Scheduled

December 22, 2015

The summit will be held June 28, 2016, at the Keeneland Sales Pavilion, in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Read More

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The Equine Industry's Top Welfare Issues

December 22, 2015

A rundown of equine welfare issues currently plaguing the U.S. industry and what's being done to address them. ... Read More

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BLM Seeks Comment on Sulphur Wild Horse Gather EA

December 21, 2015

The assessment includes a proposal to remove excess wild horses and apply fertility control over a 10-year period.... Read More

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Congress Passes Three-Year Tax Depreciation for Racehorses

December 21, 2015

Congress passed important tax incentives for horse owners as part of comprehensive budget and tax legislation.... Read More

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61st Convention Goes Down as Second Largest in AAEP History

December 21, 2015

Nearly 7,400 veterinary professionals, students, exhibitors, and guests attended the convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.... Read More

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Kentucky Ag Economy Slumps in 2015

December 20, 2015

Still, the equine market held the gains it made the last few years, with Thoroughbred sale stats improving slightly.... Read More

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Head Tack Mechanics

December 20, 2015

Bridles, reins, and martingales serve a variety of biomechanics functions. Here's what you should know.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Christine Latham

December 19, 2015

Latham is researching amino acid supplementation's effects on whole body and muscle protein synthesis in aged horses.... Read More

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UK's READ Club Focuses on Equine Research

December 18, 2015

The club is designed to provide undergrads with a way to interact with researchers and learn about current research.... Read More

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UK Ag Equine Programs Unveils New Website

December 18, 2015

The updated website launch coincides with UK Ag Equine Programs' 10th anniversary.... Read More

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2016 U.S. Omnibus Bill Denies Horsemeat Inspections

December 17, 2015

The bill includes a provision that forbids funding of horsemeat inspections at horse processing plants.... Read More

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Two UK Venture Studio Bootcamp Teams Earn Top Awards

December 17, 2015

Two teams with an equine focus recently earned top awards during a local contest for startup pitches.... Read More

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Illinois Group Adopts Retirement Plan for County Horse Herds

December 16, 2015

The ordinance allows retired horses to be rehomed or for the district to keep and maintain the retired animals.... Read More

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Oklahoma Police Probe Fatal Horse Stabbing

December 16, 2015

A police report indicated that an owner reported finding her horse covered with blood and dead in a stall on Dec. 14.... Read More

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ARCI Seeks to Unify Industry in Regulatory Restructuring

December 15, 2015

The group hopes to unify the racing industry behind efforts to strengthen integrity and a central rule-making process.... Read More

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Police Investigate Possible Sexual Assault on Pregnant Mare

December 15, 2015

Wisconsin officials hope a cash reward will lead them to those responsible for allegedly sexually assaulting the mare.... Read More

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Time to Ride Best Practices Contest Rewards Savvy Marketers

December 15, 2015

Stables won cash and prizes for their innovative event and promotion strategies used in public outreach.... Read More