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Appeals Court Affirms Ruling Against Former Trainer

posted on  |  15-01-21

A United States Appeals court has affirmed the conviction and sentence of a district court that found former trainer Murray Rojas guilty of misbranding drugs and illegally administering race day medication to horses in 2013.  The United States...

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Midbody sesamoid fracture
Sesamoid Bones: They Take A Lot Of Pressure And Raise A Lot Of Questions For Researchers

posted on  |  15-01-21

As racing continues its quest to reduce injury rates, one key area of interest for many experts is the proximal sesamoid bones. Most racing fans who have heard of sesamoid bones know about the two small, triangular bones held inside the suspensory...

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Cannabidiol
Navigating the Haze of CBD Legalities in Equine Practice

posted on  |  15-01-21

CBD is becoming increasingly popular. However, a veterinarian turned attorney warns equine practitioners to tread cautiously when it comes to discussing CBD products with clients. Are you...

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Doomben Racecourse Queensland
Nearly all Queensland Thoroughbreds in study successfully moved to new careers

posted on  |  15-01-21

Nearly all Thoroughbred racehorses in a Queensland study were successfully repurposed after racing, although those who bowed out with injuries were less likely to find performance roles. The study, reported this week in the journal Animals,...

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Korea Racing
Stronach Group backs PETA's stance on US racehorse sales to South Korea

posted on  |  15-01-21

A major American racetrack owner is on the same page as the animal rights advocacy group PETA over the sale of US racehorses to South Korea. PETA has highlighted the case of American stallion Private Vow, who ran in the 2006 Kentucky Derby. Evidence...

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T Shirt sensors
Intense accelerations experienced by jockeys measured in Italian pilot study

posted on  |  15-01-21

Brief spells of intense acceleration experienced by jockeys during racing have been recorded by Italian researchers, who had two riders don “smart T-shirts” underneath their mandatory protective vests. Wearable devices for measuring the...

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Racing dirt track
Track factors in fatal leg fractures in racehorses explored

posted on  |  15-01-21

It is clear that both horizontal and vertical loadings must be taken into account when trying to fully understand the interaction of the hoof and the ground on racetracks, according to researchers who delved into fatal limb fractures in North American...

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Lab testing
What Makes A Positive Test: An Explanation Behind The Figures And Thresholds

posted on  |  15-01-21

Positive post-race tests have long been a source of fascination and discussion for horsemen, veterinarians, and fans of racing. But for those of us without an advanced chemistry degree, it can sometimes be unclear what those tests are meant to look for,...

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Trainer John Zielke
Seven Queensland participants fined over substance procurement breaches

posted on  |  10-01-21

Seven Queensland racing participants who were last year charged for allegedly procuring substances or preparations following a statewide investigation have now been fined. In June last year, Queensland Racing Integrity Commission stewards charged 15...

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Thiago Luz
The National Horseracing Authority (NHA) has pleasure in announcing the appointment of its Chief Veterinary Surgeon, Dr Thiago Luz

posted on  |  10-01-21

Dr Luz arrived in South Africa from Brazil in the middle of December 2020 and is to be based in Johannesburg, where he will head up the Veterinary Department. 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.

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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