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Horse tube deworming
Ramey Before Treating Your Horse With Something, Here Are Three Important Questions To Ask

posted on  |  06-08-22

It's a simple fact that some of the treatments being given to horses today haven't been shown to do more than the horse would do on its own. They keep getting given for a variety of reasons (hope, money, good intentions, etc). Of course, if improvement is noted while the treatment is being given, then the treatment usually...

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Whip
Tipping Point British racing embroiled in crisis over use of the whip

posted on  |  06-08-22

British racing is embroiled in one of its periodic crises over that most emotive of topics, use of the whip, because after months of deliberation and consultation it appears, as per usual, to have come up with a solution that pleases hardly anyone. When...

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Injection
Garcia Admits Guilt in Horse Doping Case

posted on  |  06-08-22

On Aug. 1 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Dr. Erica Garcia entered guilty pleas to misdemeanor horse doping charges. The pleas were accepted by Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil following the filing on the same day of a superseding...

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Medina Spirit
Prosecutors Poised to Bolster Medina Spirit DQ Case

posted on  |  06-08-22

Prosecutors in the Medina Spirit disqualification case are poised to offer additional scientific evidence to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission that Dr. George Maylin's opinion betamethasone found in post-race blood samples came from a salve is...

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Blood collection
Biomarkers for Equine Athletes

posted on  |  06-08-22

If you spend any time keeping up on the latest research, even in general press articles, you’ll eventually come across mention of a “biomarker.” At its most basic definition, a biomarker is an indicator of biological activity or...

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Farrier
HISA Amends Hind Shoe Rules After Meeting with Horsemen

posted on  |  06-08-22

The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority announced July 29 that enforcement of certain aspects of its horseshoe rules would not be enforced when the rule is enacted Aug. 1. Specifically, enforcement shall not apply to horses racing on dirt...

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Wet Bulb Globe Temperature
Maryland Jockey Club WetBulb Globe Temperature Used To Monitor Potential For Heat Stress

posted on  |  28-07-22

The Maryland Jockey Club has changed first post time to 1:50 p.m. from 12:40 p.m. for the Saturday, July 23, program at Laurel Park based on a measurement it uses to monitor extreme heat. The forecast in the area for Sunday, July 24, led the MJC to...

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Lameness Locator
Vet's lameness detection push

posted on  |  28-07-22

One of the world’s leading equine vets is hoping a Racing Victoria injury prevention seminar will encourage the wider implementation of state-of-the-art ‘lameness locators’ to improve horse welfare in Australia. Dr. Deborah Sieber hopes spending time with trainers and...

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Saratoga Race Course
OwnerView Conference Safety Practices

posted on  |  28-07-22

At the Thoroughbred OwnerView National Owners Conference, held July 25 at Saratoga Race Course, veterinarians and racing executives discussed the progress made over the last two decades in safety for horses and jockeys and looked ahead to...

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Information evening Irish Racehorse Owners
Information evenings on post-racing aftercare of horses under way

posted on  |  28-07-22

AIRO, the Association of Irish Racehorse Owners, in conjunction with HRI Ownership are hosting a series of educational information evenings for owners. read more >>




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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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