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BETA Accident report
Horse riders worldwide urged to use new accident reporting system

posted on  |  23-11-21

Accidents and injuries are inevitable in any sporting pursuit, but a new initiative by the British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) aims to help make horse riding safer for the equestrian world. BETA has launched its new Rider Accident and Equipment...

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World Welfare Conference 2021
Equine advocates consider opinion and evidence in the horse world

posted on  |  23-11-21

“Fact check and do your research” was one of the main messages coming out of last week’s World Horse Welfare’s conference at the Royal Geographical Society in London and broadcast virtually worldwide. It was the charity’s...

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Racing Australia
VJA: Security needed for invaders

posted on  |  23-11-21

Victorian racing clubs should look to tighten security at some meetings to curb the trend of track invaders according to the Victorian Jockeys' Association. VJA chief executive Matt Hyland said the two incidents at The Valley meeting on Friday night...

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Meloxicam
Kentucky Stewards Suspend Pair of Trainers

posted on  |  23-11-21

Kentucky-based trainers Philip Bauer and Greg Foley each face a suspension in December following rulings by Kentucky stewards last week that recently were posted to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission site. The stewards suspended Bauer for 30 days...

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Stridesafe presentation
StrideSafe Presentation, Dr Scott Palmer, New York State Equine Medical Director

posted on  |  23-11-21

Dr Scott Palmer explains how the use of wearable technologies in horse racing is the new frontier in reducing racehorse injuries. 

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Medina Spirit
Follow-Up Testing Set to Begin on Medina Spirit Sample

posted on  |  23-11-21

Long-delayed follow-up testing of Medina Spirit 's urine after his first-place finish in the May 1 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) at Churchill Downs will begin next week, according to the laboratory director....

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RMTC
RegVet CE 2022 Scheduled in March at Churchill Downs

posted on  |  23-11-21

The Racing Medication & Testing Consortium announced today that RegVet CE 2022, a veterinary continuing education program for racing regulatory veterinarians, will be held at Churchill Downs March 21-22.  This course will present...

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USADA Antidoping Program
Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority Advisory Committees Publish Proposed Rules and Regulations for Further Stakeholder Review

posted on  |  17-11-21

November 11, 2021 (Lexington, KY) – Today, the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority’s (the Authority) Standing Advisory Committees, comprised of experts from inside and outside the thoroughbred racing industry, and the independent U.S....

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Racing Stewards
Racing Victoria appointment bolsters revamped investigations team

posted on  |  17-11-21

Racing Victoria has appointed former harness racing integrity chief Brent Fisher to spearhead a revamped Investigations and Intelligence Unit. The senior appointment follows an internal review and takes into consideration recommendations made earlier...

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Cannabidiol
McAnally Trainee Disqualified Over CBD Positive; Separate Hearing To Determine Sanctions

posted on  |  17-11-21

Roses and Candy, winner of the third race at Del Mar on Nov. 22, 2020, has been disqualified by the California Horse Racing Board after testing positive for a metabolite of the Class 1 drug 7-Carboxy-Cannabidiol, reports the Thoroughbred Daily...

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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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  • Promote the welfare of horses in racing

  • Promote the integrity of horse racing

  • 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

  • Promote veterinary science in the rules governing horse racing

  • Promote research on equine diseases and drug metabolism that are important to horse racing

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