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Racing Australia Reaffirms Rules Concerning Cobalt As Performance Enhancer and Welfare Risk

posted on  |  21-11-19

Racing Australia's Veterinary and Analysts Committee (VAC) recently completed a review of matters raised in relation to cobalt and provided the Board of Racing Australia with its expert advice on the matter. The Board also considered that the view among international racing authorities continues to be consistent with Racing...

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Standing Equine PET Scan Now Ready For Clinical Use On Racehorses In Training

posted on  |  21-11-19

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, in collaboration with LONGMILE Veterinary Imaging, has completed the first phase of the validation of the MILE-PET, the first positron emission tomography (PET) scanner specifically designed to image the limbs of standing horses, using light sedation, eliminating the need for anesthesia....

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Cobalt
Researcher say Cobalt Misuse in Horses is 'Ill-Conceived'

posted on  |  21-11-19

In other words, some people believe that giving cobalt indirectly diminishes the amount of oxygen reaching the muscles, causing the body to compensate, producing more red blood cells to deliver more oxygen to the muscles. “Research has failed to support this presumption,” he added. “There is no evidence to suggest...

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Keeneland CEO Bill Thomason
Leading Tracks Unite on Safety Through New Coalition

posted on  |  21-11-19

Many of the major United States track owners and racing associations have combined resources in a collaborative effort to bring meaningful improvements to safety of horses and humans who compete in Thoroughbred racing. At the Keeneland library Nov. 19, those industry leaders announced the formation of the Thoroughbred Safety...

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Cobalt
Racing's cobalt saga takes another twist

posted on  |  21-11-19

Racing Australia has retained its inflexible cobalt stance but the Australian Trainers’ Association says the “$64 million question is what to do next” as it insists “the penalty doesn’t fit the crime.” ATA chief executive Andrew Nicholl says there is a growing body of belief that the vast majority...

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Touchstone Farm
Queensland and Western Australia announce new welfare initiatives

posted on  |  21-11-19

In the past 24 hours West Australia’s governing body Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) and the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) have made important welfare announcements. RWWA announced on Tuesday that they have purchased the 40 Hectares (100 Acre) property, Touchstone Farm at North Dandalup to develop...

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Jim Gagliano
The Jockey Club Supports Safety Coalition Initiatives

posted on  |  21-11-19

A day after the announcement of the formation of the Thoroughbred Safety Coalition, The Jockey Club released the following statement Nov. 20 in support. The Jockey Club and horsemen group representatives were not among the panelists that spoke at the Nov. 19 press conference. The Jockey Club applauds the creation of the Thoroughbred...

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RMTC
RMTC Approves New Restrictions On Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatories

posted on  |  21-11-19

During a November 15 meeting by phone, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) board approved further regulations and stacking prohibitions, as well as corresponding threshold and penalty recommendations, for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and intra-articular (IA) injections.  The RMTC board has...

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Blood collection in fractious horse
Vets cost Levendi winning chance says trainer

posted on  |  21-11-19

Racing Victoria vets' handling of Levendi before Saturday's group 3 Heffernan Stakes blew his winning chances, according to assistant trainer Manny Gelagotis. Stewards have adjourned an inquiry into the conduct of Gelagotis' brother Peter after the Moe trainer fired up at RV's veterinary team for their handling of his...

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Baffert Calls for Added Scientific Approach to Surfaces

posted on  |  18-11-19

Two-time Triple Crown winner and Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert wants the Thoroughbred racing industry to adopt a more scientific approach to constructing and maintaining racetracks, especially at his home base in California. After watching some of the world's best Thoroughbreds compete on a deep and tiring main track during...

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