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USDA proposes updates to strengthen Horse Protection Act

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Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is seeking public comments on a proposed rule to strengthen Horse Protection Act (HPA) requirements.

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Unregulated horse racing continues to pose risks

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A persistent and potentially growing concern, according to experts, is the running of unsanctioned, informal horse races. Unregulated horse racing is dangerous for horses and riders, and diseases such as equine infectious anemia and equine piroplasmosis can spread at these bush tracks.

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FDA approves generic drugs for use in cats, dogs, horses, ferrets

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The Food and Drug Administration announced in January that the agency had approved new generic drugs for cats, dogs, and horses and granted a supplemental approval for a generic drug for use in ferrets.

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Is horse riding mean?

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I’m just here to ask if horses actually enjoy being ridden. I always see conflicting answers and I personally think it’s mean to ride them but I’m not sure if it really bothers them or not. submitted by /u/National-Cake-6812 [link] [comments]

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New listings in AVMA Animal Health Studies Database – August 2023

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The latest list of veterinary clinical studies in the AVMA Animal Health Studies Database (AAHSD) are available, including a study on the treatment of large skin melanoma or squamous cell carcinoma tumors in horses using high-frequency irreversible electroporation (H-FIRE).

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Veterinarian-jockey breaks the mold on and off the racetrack

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Ferrin Peterson has always wanted to ride the winning horse at the Kentucky Derby, and she has never been closer than now to achieving her dream. She’s had a total of 1,135 starts, including 102 first-place finishes.

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Anti-doping program goes in effect for horse racing

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The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority’s (HISA) Anti-Doping and Medication Control (ADMC) officially launched March 27. Under the ADMC Program, racing will have centralized testing driven by an investigative unit and will institute harmonization among laboratories.

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