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Joint Injection
Joint Injections Might Delay Developing Fracture Detection in Racehorses

posted on  |  24-05-18

Trainers should be aware that joint injections can have many benefits, but veterinarians need to be careful about selecting cases to receive this treatment, one researcher said. Injecting anti-inflammatories into racehorses’ joints might help them perform to the best of their abilities. But they might also delay detection of...

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BHA Office
BHA Plans to Improve Horse Tracking From Birth to Death

posted on  |  24-05-18

The British Horseracing Authority is looking for ways to improve the overall welfare strategy of post-racing care of racehorses by improving horse tracking from birth to death, Racing Post reported on Wednesday evening. David Sykes, who is the BHA’s Director of Equine Health and Welfare, views traceability as one of the key...

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Mark Currie
Stewards suspend Mark Currie's licence after being charged over raceday treatment of horses

posted on  |  22-05-18

THE father of Queensland’s leading trainer Ben Currie faces a lengthy disqualification after on Friday being hit with 12 charges relating to illegal race-day treatment of his son’s horses. Mark Currie had his license suspended, effective immediately and until the matter is determined, in a bombshell development that could...

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Hurdle Race
Willie Mullins' vet Tim Brennan denies passing on inside information

posted on  |  22-05-18

Willie Mullins’s vet, Tim Brennan, has been accused by racing’s ruling body of telling his brother Michael about an injury to Faugheen before the 2016 Champion Hurdle, allowing Michael to make a profit by betting against the horse online. The stunning charges were published on Monday and will be heard by a disciplinary...

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David Sykes
Welfare strategy may force fallen horses to have a break before racing again

posted on  |  21-05-18

The BHA could consider the introduction of a stand-down period for horses who have fallen if there is evidence to support it. The regulator is in the early stages of compiling a statistical base to analyse how horses perform in their next starts after coming down in races. Jockeys already face immediate screening after falls and can...

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Tony Vasil
Stays granted for Birchley and Vasil

posted on  |  21-05-18

Former Aquanita trainers Liam Birchley and Tony Vasil have both been granted stays of proceedings to allow them to continue training pending the hearing of their appeals against disqualifications to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. VCAT Vice President Heather Lambrick gave the orders on Friday that both trainers were...

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Peter Curl
Enhancing the Quality of Life for Racehorses

posted on  |  21-05-18

Equine welfare was explored during the first plenary session on the third and final day (Thursday, 17 May, 2018) of the 37th Asian Racing Conference in Seoul, South Korea. Dr. Peter Curl, the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Executive Manager, Veterinary Regulation, and Ms. Amanda Bond, the Club’s Executive Manager Equestrian...

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Queensland Racing Integrity Commission
Another ban for Currie stable

posted on  |  21-05-18

A stablehand from Ben Currie Racing in Queensland was on Saturday found guilty of 15 charges relating to race-day treatment and disqualified for 18 months at a reconvened stewards' inquiry. Queensland Racing Integrity Commissioner Ross Barnett said Greg Britnell was found guilty of a total of 15 charges relating to race-day...

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Whip
New whip ban ruining racing?

posted on  |  21-05-18

While the dust has settled on the Qipco Champions Day at Ascot, one major issue still clouds the world of horse racing. The whip. Talk to anyone in or out of the sport and they will have an opinion. Should it stay or should it go? Depending on who you talk to the whip is either one of two things. It is a necessary device to control...

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Atrial Fibrillation
Researchers examine inheritance behind heart condition in Standardbreds

posted on  |  18-05-18

Researchers in Canada have identified Standardbred bloodlines that contributed to a regional spike of a debilitating heart condition among the breed. Atrial fibrillation is a condition in which the heart’s upper two chambers beat rapidly and out of coordination with the lower chambers. This commonly causes poor blood flow and...

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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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