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Noseband
Even looser nosebands apply significant pressure, study findings show

posted on  |  19-01-20

Even nosebands applied using the “two-finger rule” can apply significant pressure to the frontal nasal plane of horses while being ridden, fresh research suggests. Initial findings in the preliminary study raise equine welfare concerns when it comes to using nosebands with restrictive designs meant to prevent the horse...

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Istock steeplechase
Talking Horses: fatality rate shows worrying Flat and jumps imbalance

posted on  |  19-01-20

At first sight, the figures for fatal injuries to horses while racing in 2019, which were published on the British Horseracing Authority’s website on Friday, offer sound reasons for hope. A closer look, however, is more worrisome, not least with the memory of 2018’s Parliamentary debate on racehorse protection, during...

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BHA
British Racing's Average Fatality Rate Hits Record Low

posted on  |  19-01-20

Figures published by the British Horseracing Authority Jan. 16 show the five-year rolling average fatality rate in British racing is at the lowest on record and suggest the increased rate of 2018 was a blip and ran contrary to the trend. In 2018, the fatal injury rate was 0.22%, following 201 deaths from 93,004 runners. That was...

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Mark Johnston
Mark Johnston raises contamination fears after bloody find at Southwell

posted on  |  19-01-20

Mark Johnston questioned the failure to clean all racecourse stables completely after blood-stained cotton wool was found in a box given to one of his horses at Southwell. He cited cross-contamination fears after the case was referred to the BHA following a stewards' inquiry into the discovery of the cotton wool in a stable...

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Larry Bramlage
Bramlage Elaborates on Mongolian Groom Fatality

posted on  |  19-01-20

During a Jan. 16 teleconference about his Breeders' Cup-commissioned report on the catastrophic breakdown of Mongolian Groom in the Longines Breeders' Cup Classic (G1), acclaimed veterinarian Dr. Larry Bramlage reiterated challenges in assessing the gelding's condition before the race and offered ideas on improving...

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Lasix injection
When It Comes To Lasix And Federal Legislation, Horse Racing Has Been Here Before

posted on  |  19-01-20

As a new year begins, some racing jurisdictions will begin considering or implementing a furosemide (Lasix) phaseout. In December, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted to approve a partial phaseout starting for 2-year-olds of 2020. Earlier last year, The Stronach Group and the New York Racing Association, together with...

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Brian Kavanach HRI
Horse Racing Ireland will push to get anti-doping mechanism across the line

posted on  |  19-01-20

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) says it is ready to push for the mechanism that will allow the sport’s regulator to drug-test on unlicensed premises. The full implementation of the Industry Wide Policy on Prohibited Substances & Doping Control – which pledged to introduce traceability of thoroughbreds throughout their...

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Strangles AHT
Interactive site tracks strangles diagnoses in near real-time

posted on  |  19-01-20

A new online resource showing where the latest cases of strangles have been diagnosed has been launched in Britain, and it may be extended internationally. It is expected to become a vital tool for people owning and working with horses, especially those travelling around the country to areas that have experienced higher rates of...

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Istock horse
Horse trainer outed for lack of vet care

posted on  |  19-01-20

Country trainer Tony Romeo has been suspended for 12 months for failing to provide veterinary treatment to three retired racehorses in his care. Romeo, 66, pleaded guilty to failing to provide vet care to the former gallopers Rinaldo, French Blue and We're Gonna Rock, on his Diggers Rest property up to July 6 last year after...

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Legal
California Bill Aims to Boost Track Safety in Response to Racehorse Deaths

posted on  |  08-01-20

A California lawmaker introduced legislation Tuesday that could require more safeguards for racehorses after dozens died in recent years at a Southern California track. Democratic Sen. Bill Dodd of Napa said his bill is expected to include reforms recommended by the California Horse Racing Board and Los Angeles County District...

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