Recent News for Horse Industry Controversies

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BLM Investigating Foal Deaths

October 15, 2017

Last week 22 foals became sick and died last week at the agency's Litchfield Corrals, near Susanville, California.... Read More

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Assateague Island Wild Horse Death Probed

October 10, 2017

Authorities are investigating after a well-known stallion called Jester was hit by a car and died from his injuries.... Read More

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Wild Horse, Burro Advisory Board to Meet in Colorado

October 04, 2017

The board will meet Oct. 18-19 in Grand Junction to discuss wild horses and burros residing on public lands.... Read More

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BLM Launches Scoping Period for Horse Gather, Research

October 03, 2017

The agency has proposed a wild horse gather in the Onaqui Herd Management Area in Utah.... Read More

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Settlement Reached Between FEI, Show Jumper Paige Johnson

October 02, 2017

Johnson's horse Luke Skywalker 46 tested positive for the local anesthetic pramoxine in January.... Read More

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BLM, University of Wyoming Resume Wild Horse Movement Study

September 28, 2017

The effort to outfit mares with GPS collars effort began last winter but was suspended due to poor weather conditions.... Read More

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More Horses Found Butchered in Florida

September 28, 2017

The decaying remains of three horses ostensibly butchered for meat were found in Hialeah Gardens.... Read More

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Pennsylvania Outlines New Racing Drug, Testing Regulations

September 27, 2017

Officials say the new regulations are strengthening the integrity of the state's horse racing industry.... Read More

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FEI Issues Decisions on Endurance Prohibited Substance Cases

September 26, 2017

Three horses tested positive for the banned substance diisopropylamine, a vasodilator.... Read More

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Wild Horse Bait-Trap Gather Begins in Water Canyon

September 26, 2017

Mares released back to the HMA will be retreated with a fertility-control vaccine to reduce population growth. ... Read More

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BLM Begins Rock Springs Wild Horse Gather

September 25, 2017

The BLM is gathering horses from Wyoming's Adobe Town, Salt Wells Creek, and Great Divide Basin herd management areas.... Read More

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BLM Releases Decision for Red Desert Wild Horse Gather

September 11, 2017

The BLM said the gather will allow fertility control vaccine administration to mares returning to the complex and more.... Read More

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BLM Wyoming Releases Fall 2017 Horse Gather Schedule

September 01, 2017

The BLM plans to gather horses from the Great Divide Basin, Salt Wells Creek, and Adobe Town herd management areas.... Read More

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RMTC Approves Illicit Substance Research Funding

August 29, 2017

Two research programs will focus on selective androgen receptor modulators and small doses of EPO-stimulating agents.... Read More

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USEF Announces Effective Date, Process for MPA Reporting

August 22, 2017

As of Sept. 1, equestrians must submit disclosure forms if their horses receive medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA).... Read More

Maja, a 13-year-old Przewalski's horse mare, was euthanized Aug. 13 at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute due to renal failure.

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Przewalski's Horse Maja Dies

August 19, 2017

The 13-year-old mare was euthanized at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute after developing renal failure.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Banned, Controlled Substances in Horse Feed

August 15, 2017

While tiny quantities of some substances were found in samples, researchers say it's not necessarily cause for concern.... Read More

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ARCI Updates Model Rules, Will Review Penalty Guidelines

August 14, 2017

Some believe the recommended penalties aren't enough for egregious violations and too harsh for isolated minor offenses.... Read More

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Jockey Club's 2017 Round Table Meeting in the Books

August 14, 2017

Topics covered included the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017, Thoroughbred Safety Committee recommendations, and more.... Read More

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BLM Set to Begin Bible Springs Complex Wild Horse Gather

August 13, 2017

The BLM plans to gather and remove about 100 wild horses from state, private, and BLM-managed lands. ... Read More

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BLM Concludes Marietta Wild Burro Gather

August 12, 2017

The BLM gathered 129 wild burros within and outside the Marietta Wild Burro Range, in Mineral County, Nevada.... Read More

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FEI Suspends U.S. Show Jumper Paige Johnson for a Year

August 09, 2017

The FEI also announced that a Belgian show jumping horse has tested positive for a metabolite of the analgesic tramadol.... Read More

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Five IFHA Reference Laboratories Appointed

August 09, 2017

Labs in Australia, France, Great Britain, Hong Kong, and the United States earned reference laboratory accreditation.... Read More

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Agencies Probe Alleged Wild Horse Harassment

August 09, 2017

Reports suggest several individuals allegedly chased wild horses on Utah's McKay Flat while riding on motorcycles.... Read More

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SAFE Act Reintroduced Into Senate

August 04, 2017

The act is intended to prohibit U.S. horse processing plant development and the export of horses for processing.... Read More