equine welfare

Equine Fatalities In Kentucky Were Up In 2018, And No One Is Quite Sure Why

Kentucky, which has traditionally tracked slightly better than the national average on race-related fatalities, closed out 2018 with a significant increase, and Kentucky Horse Racing Commission staff are stumped. Figures presented at a KHRC meeting Feb. 19 showed there were 36 fatalities in the state in 2018, compared with 20 the previous year. That figure […]

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Confirmed Equine Flu In Vaccinated Horses Cause For Concern In Britain

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has cancelled racing in Britain on Thursday, February 7, because of equine influenza. The decision is supported by BHA’s industry veterinary committee; the concern stems from the presence of confirmed Equine Influenza in three horses that had been vaccinated for the disease. The horses confirmed with the disease had raced […]

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ASPCA Awarded More Than $800,000 In Grants To Equine Organizations In 2018

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that in 2018 it awarded more than $800,000 in equine grants to assist 56 organizations across the country. The grant funding supported several areas of equine welfare including increasing equine adoptions, expanding safety net services, strengthening law enforcement’s ability to address equine […]

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Veterinarian, Welfare Advocate Looks Back In New Memoir ‘My Friend, The Horse’

Equine welfare and the global monitoring of horse diseases are critical areas of concern in the horse world. But 35 years ago, when Irish veterinarian Dr. Alex Atock began his first job in regulatory veterinary medicine as a racing official, he would not have guessed that one day his lifelong affection for horses would impact […]

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New York To Allow Exemptions On Purse-Claiming Price Ratio

The New York Gaming Commission Monday okayed a new rule permitting racetracks to seek exemptions for certain races on the ratio of purses to claiming prices, according to a report by the Daily Racing Form. In New York, purses are not allowed to be more than double the claiming price. The rule was one of […]

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Unwanted Horse Coalition Launches Equine Welfare Data Collective To Track And Aid At-Risk Horses

The Equine Welfare Data Collective (EWDC), a collaborative effort to accumulate, analyze, and report data to enhance programming for transitioning and at-risk equines, has begun the collection of metrics within the equine welfare industry. The Collective was created by the Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC), a program of the American Horse Council (AHC), with funding partners being The Right Horse Initiative (TRH), The […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: For The Love Of Smarty Jones And Shackleford

It was 2011 when Susan Harmon joined the Facebook community. What drove her to do so wasn’t to reconnect with childhood friends or keep a public journal of her day-to-day happenings, but rather to follow the on-track exploits of the sport’s top horses and keep up with the progeny of sires.  It wasn’t long before […]

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United Kingdom Suspends Sale Of Injectable Flunixin Due To Safety Concern

The United Kingdom has suspended all sales of the injectable forms of flunixin, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug used in horses, as well as some other forms of medicine. The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) suspended the sale of exicipient [inactive substance] diethanolamine (DEA) for food-producing animals, reports HorseTalk. The chemical was classified as “possibly carcinogenic to […]

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Disaster Planning, Racing Surfaces Among Topics At Annual Welfare, Safety Summit

The eighth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, to be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., will update the industry on findings in areas such as equine injury statistics and jockey safety as well as touch on other points of interest including the integrity of racing and the role of […]

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Rillito Park Chips In To Help Horses In Abuse Case

Rillito Park Race Track has joined in the rescue effort to rehabilitate 30 horses seized as part of an abuse case in Pima County, Ariz. The horses were characterized by the Pima County Sherriff’s Office as abused and neglected at a property in Oro Valley, according to KGUN 9 News. The station reports their former […]

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