The Colorado Department of Agriculture and the Colorado Division of Racing Events June 29 lifted the quarantine on Arapahoe Park's stable area, which was in response to a positive test result for Equine Infectious Anemia.
Officials with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture on June 29 charged Charles "Chuck" and Maria Borell with 43 counts of second-degree cruelty to animals in connection with the abandonment of horses in Central Kentucky.
When state and local officials in Kentucky earlier in the week intervened in a case, in which 43 horses had apparently been abandoned with some in poor health condition, they did not have to look far to find assistance in dealing with the situation.
The model rules committee of the Association of Racing Commissioners International will consider an industry recommendation to expand out-of-competition testing when it meets July 14 in Seattle.
The Jockeys' Guild and Kentucky tracks hope to take a big step forward this year in rider concussion protocol.
AAEP Racing Committee presented at the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit June 28 at Keeneland.
Respected equine surgeon Dr. Larry Bramlage said reduced use of a specific corticosteroid has contributed to the reduction in catastrophic breakdowns.
As additional supplies arrived, some of the 43 horses abandoned on a Kentucky farm were relocated to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation facility near Lexington.
Analysis of the Equine Injury Database suggests improvement in some risk factors may have played a role in the decline in the number of catastrophic injuries per 1,000 starts in dirt races from 2014 to 2015.
Six of the 43 horses housed at a farm in Central Kentucky will be moved so they can get more focused care, a Kentucky official said the morning of June 28.
Rood & Riddle, one of the world's leading equine veterinary practices, will begin its second year as the Official Equine Hospital of the Breeders' Cup World Championships and Title Sponsor of the 2016 Breeders' Cup post-position draw.
As authorities worked to see who is responsible for a case of neglected horses in Central Kentucky, individuals within the horse industry are marshaling forces to help ensure the care of the animals and make attempts to have the horses relocated.
Updates on the Equine Injury Database and compounded medications are part of the agenda for the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit June 28 at the Keeneland sale pavilion in Lexington.
Arapahoe Park in Colorado said has enacted a quarantine in response to a positive test for equine infectious anemia discovered in a non-racing horse in the track's barn area.
Two of Florida's premier Thoroughbred racing tracks, Tampa Bay Downs and Gulfstream Park, have each donated $10,000 in support of the Ocala Initiative, a Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation project to advance equine medical research in Florida.
Franklin, Ky. Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd on June 23 granted sanctioned owner-trainer Otabek Umarov a stay in his 10-year suspension until an administrative hearing is conducted or until the court can rule on a temporary injunction motion.
The Humane Society of the United States, a member of a group that supports federal legislation that would grant USADA authority over equine medication policy and drug testing, has formed a horse racing council to promote animal welfare standards.
Officials at Santa Anita Park and Fairplex have stepped up to stable horses evacuated from the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains as fires rage on in the region.
Franklin, Ky., Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd plans to issue a ruling in the next day or two on a request for a stay by suspended owner/trainer Otabek Umarov.
Representatives of the Unwanted Horse Coalition plan to expand the organization's Operation Gelding program, given results of a recent survey.
The West Virginia Racing Commission plans to launch its out-of-competition program in conjunction with the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II) Aug. 6 at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort.
The seventh Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit on June 28 will be streamed live, officials said. The event will be held June 28 at Keeneland in Lexington.
Jay Hickey, who is retiring from his role as president of the American Horse Council, is the 2016 recipient of the organization's prestigious Rolapp Award, which recognizes the late Rich Rolapp, AHC president from 1974-1993.
Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico has quarantined two barns after a horse was euthanized because of complications from equine herpesvirus.
Equimagine full-body equine imaging device allows for open area CT scans of horses.
Though many local veterinarians voiced opposition once again, the California Horse Racing Board approved the third-party administration of race-day Lasix June 16 during a meeting at Santa Anita Park.
The Jockeys' Guild and University of Kentucky will embark on a three-year pilot study, supported by a broad cross-section of Thoroughbred organizations, designed to evolve into the first comprehensive concussion management protocol for jockeys.
Suddenbreakingnews, a Belmont Stakes (gr. I) contender who recently had his sex status changed from gelding to ridgling, might still be considered a gelding had he not contested any of the Triple Crown races.
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium added Dr. Carolyn Cooper to its task force charged with reviewing information on glaucine and addressing the issue of recent positives for the substance.
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium has formed a task force to review information on glaucine and address the issue of recent positives for the substance.
The California Horse Racing Board will again consider adopting a third-party Lasix administration policy at its regular meeting June 16.
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Officials at JACK ThistleDown Racino have quarantined one barn because two horses recently tested positive for strangles.
More than $100,000 was raised for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, which had a major presence May 20-21 on Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) days.
Participants earn credit for the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance Code of Standards.
The New York State Gaming Commission has levied a $2,500 fine and 20-day suspension against veterinarian Carl E. Juul-Nielsen for falsifying veterinarian records for the horse Street Shark, who was scratched from the first race at Aqueduct March 19.
Three cases of EHM were found at the track last month, which just concluded its racing season on May 7.
Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack, and Hotel ended May 10 the additional equine herpesvirus-1 biosecurity protocols implemented April 18.
Proper feeding important at stressful time of a young horses' development
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission will almost triple the number of veterinarians it has on a typical race day to assist with the two biggest programs of the year May 6-7 at Churchill Downs.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and Churchill Downs have outlined protocol for medication, drug testing, security, and safety during Kentucky Derby week, including out-of-competition testing and the monitoring of horses.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced that Belmont Park has earned re-accreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. The track kicks off its spring/summer meet April 29.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced that Churchill Downs has earned re-accreditation from the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance.
The seventh Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit will feature a mix of updates on previous summit topics such as racing surfaces, rider safety and equine injuries and new topics including nutrition, biosecurity, and respiratory health.
The New Mexico Racing Commission immediately will begin enhanced out-of-competition testing at SunRay Park in Farmington as the state regulator launches an enhanced effort to halt cheating.
Fonner Park received some good news April 23 when the Nebraska Department of Agriculture lifted the racing restriction put in place for a second barn at the Grand Island track.
Congressional Horse Caucus co-chairmen Andy Barr (R-Ky) and Paul Tonko (D-NY) April 21 announced plans to conduct a hearing to discuss a path forward for the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015.
Racing will continue at Fonner Park this week as the Grand Island, Neb. track adjusts to a quarantine put in place after three horses tested positive for equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy, the neurological form of equine herpesvirus.
The Nebraska Department of Agriculture reports that three horses at Fonner Park in Grand Island, Neb., including one who died, have tested positive for Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM).
Monmouth will require documentation each shipping horse has been vaccinated, had temperatures taken prior to shipping, and that proper bio-security measures have been followed.
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