posted on | 23-02-17The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) has reached an agreement with horse trainer and owner Otabek Umarov for a five-year suspension and $5,000 fine following his refusal to comply with equine drug testing regulations. On April 30, 2016, Umarov prevented Commission personnel from collecting an out-of-competition sample...
posted on | 23-02-17Jamie Ness has reached a settlement with Florida regulators in which the trainer will serve a 100-day suspension stemming from multiple clenbuterol positives in 2012 while being able to transfer his horses to his wife and his assistant, the trainer confirmed Wednesday.
posted on | 22-02-17Last month the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI), the trade association for racing regulators in North America and the Caribbean, announced the formation of an Integrity Compliance Committee. The announcement came amid survey results of patrons and industry participants that indicate an extremely negative...
posted on | 22-02-17A pair of trainers in the United Arab Emirates have been suspended for 12 months each, according to the Emirates Racing Authority, for concentrations of cobalt in excess of 100 micrograms per liter of urine. Trainer Mr. Musabbeh Al Mheiri pleaded guilty to the charge that he presented and raced Vivernus to a victory in Race 3,...
posted on | 21-02-17The Greyhound Industry Reform Panel was established to provide recommendations on potential new animal welfare and governance arrangements to reform the industry and restore confidence in its integrity. They have handed their final report to NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Racing Paul Toole.
posted on | 21-02-17The Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission has opened an investigation following allegations that a thoroughbred was cleared to race at an Erie-area track last year despite serious injuries. The move follows a letter received last week from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) regarding Charlie's Quest, a horse...
posted on | 17-02-17Hark back to your favorite episode of Law & Order. Jack McCoy is in court, grilling an expert witness whose testimony is critical to the outcome of a big case. In real-life animal cruelty cases, the veterinarian is that expert on the stand, and his or her report can make the difference between a guilty or innocent equine abuse...
posted on | 17-02-17On Thursday, February 16, the New York State Gaming Commission announced significant, nation-leading action in addressing the presence of the alkaloid glaucine in the urine and plasma of racehorses, resulting in more than $100,000 in purses returned and 11 disqualifications, plus additional fines and suspension for a single trainer...
posted on | 17-02-17As post-race drug testing technology continues to improve, some veterinarians and scientists have begun to wonder: at what point do tests catch “pharmacologically irrelevant” amounts of a foreign substance? In a recent article for Trainer magazine, writer Denise Steffanus notes some drugs are known to live in the...
posted on | 16-02-17Marcus Vitali, the controversial trainer who has been banned by several tracks along the East Coast, has been allowed to enter a horse at Parx after receiving a stay of an ejection order from the Philadelphia-area track, according to officials and rulings. The stay of the ejection order was issued on Jan. 31, according to records of...
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The International Group of Specialist Racing Veterinarians (IGSRV) is an association that unites regulatory racing veterinarians worldwide. The group was founded in 1985 and has played a major role in promoting the welfare and integrity of horse racing; advises authorities worldwide.
The IGSRV in association with the Association of Official Racing Chemists (AORC) organises a biennial International Conference of Racing Analysts and Veterinarians.
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Advise racing administrators on the control of diseases in horses
Act with AORC to promote the control of drugs in race horses
Organize meetings and an international conference in association with AORC
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