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Barry O Farrell Racing Australia
Racing industry responds in wake of explosive ABC 7.30 program

posted on  |  19-10-19

Following disturbing revelations of ex-racehorses being sold for slaughter with confronting footage of the treatment of both thoroughbred and standardbred horses in the ABC 7.30 program ‘The Final Race’ on Thursday night, industry bodies have been quick to respond. Racing Australia Chief Executive Barry O’Farrell...

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Erythropoietin
Jarrod McLean loses Supreme Court bid and could now face EPO charges

posted on  |  19-10-19

Jarrod McLean's Supreme Court bid for an injunction to stop Racing Victoria from using police evidence against him has failed - and there are now fresh reports he could face historical horse doping charges. Supreme Court Justice Richards on Friday morning dismissed McLean’s application and that means there is the potential...

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Keeneland Racing
Keeneland Addresses Rare Spike in Breakdowns

posted on  |  19-10-19

With a problematic start to the fall meet at Keeneland in terms of equine safety, track officials are working on every possible angle to address the problem, including moving forward on efforts to reform medication policies in the state. A fourth horse suffered a catastrophic breakdown Oct. 16 when Integral was euthanized after...

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Racing Australia
O'Farrell pushes for national horse register

posted on  |  19-10-19

Racing Australia chief executive Barry O'Farrell has called on Australia's state governments to fast-track the implementation of a national horse register that would help halt the slaughter of retired racehorses. Speaking on Friday morning, O'Farrell was responding to Thursday night's ABC 7:30 report on 'the...

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Racehorses in pen at Queensland Abbatior
Hundreds of racehorses sent to slaughterhouses in contravention of racing rules

posted on  |  19-10-19

Hundreds of registered racehorses are being discarded at slaughterhouses in Australia, in contravention of racing rules, rehoming policies and animal welfare guarantees. According to official data promoted by Racing Australia, the national body for thoroughbred racing, less than 1 per cent of horses retiring each year end up at an...

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Depo Provera
Sport Horse World Questioning Use Of Compounded Drug After Reports Of Sudden Deaths

posted on  |  19-10-19

Medroxyprogesterone acetate, also known as medroxy or MPA, is a compounded version of Depo-Provera, a human contraceptive. This drug has been used for years in the sport horse industry, believed to calm fractious horses and prevent estrus in mares (though research shows it actually has no impact on estrus). As a calming medication,...

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Phenylbutazone
Knapp Fined By CHRB Stewards For Bute Positive and Horse Suffered Fatal Injury Two Starts Later

posted on  |  19-10-19

Trainer Steve Knapp has been fined $1,500 by California Horse Racing Board stewards for a phenylbutazone positive in the horse Emtech following a second-place finish in an Aug. 25 starter allowance race at Del Mar. Emtech, claimed by Knapp and owner Steven Zolotas for $25,000 in his previous outing at Del Mar Aug. 8, suffered a...

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Jimson weed seeds
Contaminated hay behind drugs breach in Endurance horse, tribunal finds

posted on  |  19-10-19

Contamination of teff hay with an invasive weed was behind a failed drug test in an Endurance horse in South Africa, the FEI Tribunal was told. The contamination gave rise to a positive drug test for atropine and scopolamine in the horse Eks Aman, who competed in a CEI1* 80km event at Bredasdorp on September 29 last year. The rider,...

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Stomach tube
Mathrick's stomach-tubing charge

posted on  |  18-10-19

Cranbourne trainer Shawn Mathrick has been charged with stomach-tubing a horse without permission of the stewards. Racing Victoria stewards on Tuesday issued two charges against Mathrick and one against Mrs Kim Mathrick, a registered stable employee, following a race-day stable inspection by the Compliance Assurance Team on...

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Hosing horse
The heat is on: Risk factors of heat stress in racehorses explored

posted on  |  14-10-19

Two studies carried out in Japan have investigated the prevalence of heat stress or exertional heat illness (EHI) in racehorses. Typical signs of the condition include abnormal behaviour, such as head shaking, kicking out in a random fashion, pawing the ground, reluctance to move, and ataxia. Affected horses may take longer than...

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