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Welfare And Safety Summit: Using Imaging To Prevent And Diagnose Injury Is Part Science and Part Art

posted on  |  17-05-20

When it comes to diagnosing and preventing injury, the job of interpreting diagnostics is as much art as it is science, according to Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital diagnostic imaging expert Dr. Katie Garrett. Garrett reviewed common injuries of the...

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Accountability tracker
Holding racing to account: New tool tracks racehorse care

posted on  |  17-05-20

A new online tool to track progress by horse racing jurisdictions in implementing reforms to make the industry safer has been launched by the Thoroughbred Safety Coalition. The new “Accountability Tracker” details the status of individual...

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Lab testing
Laming's cobalt test bid rejected

posted on  |  17-05-20

Trainer Richard Laming has failed in his attempts to have a urine sample from one of his horses, with a cobalt reading double the permitted threshold, tested at a non-official racing laboratory. The Victorian Racing Tribunal on Friday released its...

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Jockeys
Saunas and showers to be banned as jockeys face big changes when racing returns

posted on  |  17-05-20

Professional Jockeys Association (PJA) chief executive Paul Struthers has mapped out a number of changes riders will have to undertake when racing returns in Britain, which could include extensive testing and legging up from officials rather than...

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Hair testing
Owners Seek Vindication for Firenze Fire and Shancelot

posted on  |  17-05-20

For the owners of Firenze Fire and Shancelot, the future promises to hold the key to unlocking the past. Both horses were graded stakes winners for trainers whose licenses were revoked in March after they were arrested for their alleged...

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Michelle Payne
Michelle Payne fined for negligence

posted on  |  17-05-20

Michelle Payne has been fined $1,000 for negligence after a raceday bag containing medications was found in her float at Geelong last month. Payne faces stewards after a bag in one of her floats was found containing therapeutic products (Phenylbutazone,...

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Osphos bisphosphonate
California Prohibits Bisphosphonate Use In Any Horse On CHRB Grounds

posted on  |  17-05-20

New California Horse Racing Board Rule 1867.1, which becomes effective July 1, prohibits the administration of bisphosphonates to any horse within a facility regulated by the CHRB and also prohibits any horse from entering the grounds that has been...

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Clenbutarol
Baltas Serving 15 Day Clenbuterol Ban Through May 17

posted on  |  17-05-20

Trainer Richard Baltas began serving a 15-day suspension on May 3 for a clenbuterol positive in Velvet Queen, first-place finisher of the third race at Santa Anita on Jan 31, according to a report in Daily Racing Form. A complaint from the...

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Racing in Germany
Face masks and empty paddocks: how racing returned from coronavirus in Germany

posted on  |  17-05-20

Hanover racecourse in the north of Germany is far from being one of Europe's most famous tracks but on Thursday it captured the attention of the racing world. While many European racing bodies are cautiously planning how the sport can...

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Welfare and safety summit
Webinars to Replace Canceled Racehorse Safety Summit

posted on  |  17-05-20

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced May 6 that the ninth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, which was scheduled June 23 in the Keeneland sales pavilion in Lexington, has been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In lieu of an in-person event, Grayson will instead host a series of weekly online seminars on...

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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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