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Exercising foals
Can exercising foals prevent future leg fractures?

posted on  |  17-06-21

Young foals in the US are being trotted a mile each day in a study to determine the long-term effects of a moderately strenuous exercise plan on bone development. Lower-leg fractures are a major welfare concern in horses that race or jump competitively, but they can happen in any horse. Understanding the impact of early exercise on...

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Stud
Texas A and M researchers study effects of bisphosphonates in young horses

posted on  |  17-06-21

A common practice within the horse industry meant to strengthen the bones of mature horses could actually lead to bone breakdown in juvenile horses, according to a research project from Texas A&M University’s department of animal science....

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Stephen Mahon
Four-year ban for trainer over neglect and welfare rule breaches

posted on  |  17-06-21

Irish trainer Stephen Mahon has been banned from training racehorses for four years by the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB) following an unannounced inspection at his Kilcolgan stable in County Galway on 13 April, plus a further...

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Jim Bolger
IHRB insists there's a zero tolerance to doping in horse racing after trainer claims there will be a 'Lance Armstrong'

posted on  |  17-06-21

Jim Bolger in an interview with the Sunday Independent last weekend claimed that doping has been a problem in the sport for twenty years. And he claimed the sport was starting to mirror cycling's doping problems and said 'there will be a Lance...

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JRA
Japan Racing Association Takes A Long-Range View Regarding Retired Racehorse Care

posted on  |  16-06-21

Though Japan's Thoroughbred industry is smaller than that of the United States, both face similar issues, including the question of what to do with racehorses when they retire from racing. Japan has approximately 7,000 Thoroughbred foals born each...

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Tildren
New Test Can Detect Tildren Three Years After Treatment

posted on  |  16-06-21

Since a class of bone drugs called bisphosphonates entered the equine market, questions have surrounded their use and traceability in horses. Researchers are starting to find clarity, however, on the latter front. A team recently confirmed that a new...

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Whip use
Jockeys outed over whip use

posted on  |  16-06-21

Whip use was again under scrutiny from stewards in Victoria on Saturday with three jockeys being suspended and fined for excessive use. At Flemington, Dean Holland was suspended for 15 meetings and fined a total of $1100 for whip offences aboard opening...

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Salix
View From The Eighth Pole: Lasix-Free Triple Crown A Step In Right Direction

posted on  |  16-06-21

With so much attention focused on the drug test that could lead to the disqualification of Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit, there's been barely a peep about how American racing managed to get through a Triple Crown season with all of its...

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Legal
Baffert, Zedan Sue KHRC Over Medina Spirit Urine Test

posted on  |  16-06-21

Attorneys for trainer Bob Baffert and owner Zedan Racing Stables filed a lawsuit June 7 against the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission seeking testing of Medina Spirit 's post-race Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) urine...

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EPO
Izhaki Sentenced for Distributing Form of EPO

posted on  |  16-06-21

Sarah Izhaki, who admitted to distributing a form of erythropoietin (EPO) as well as offering masking agents for sale when she entered a guilty plea last year, was sentenced June 7 to time-served. Izhaki was one of 27 people indicted in March 2020,...

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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.

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