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California Implements Stricter Riding Crop Rule Oct. 1

posted on  |  22-09-20

A more restrictive rule governing use of the riding crop will go into effect Oct. 1 for all Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse, and mixed-breed races and also during training in California, the California Horse Racing Board announced Sept. 21. The amended rule...

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Horse nasal bones
Bone damage in horses at site of nosebands identified in study

posted on  |  22-09-20

Serious questions around the use of nosebands have been raised by the findings of a new study, in which head x-rays revealed bone lesions on the nasal bones and lower jaws of horses. The bony changes — thickening or thinning — were...

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Research Into Training Programs Needed To Protect Equine Tendons

posted on  |  22-09-20

The superficial digital flexor tendons in a horse's front legs are responsible for much of the animal's athleticism: They store energy and play a critical role in the efficiency of the horse's trot and gallop. However, these tendons are...

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Legal
Two Enter Guilty Pleas in Federal Doping Cases

posted on  |  22-09-20

Scott Robinson and Sarah Izhaki each pleaded guilty to their role in distributing adulterated and misbranded drugs in an alleged conspiracy that has seen 25 others indicted this year on federal charges related to doping racehorses. The acting United...

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Kirby racing twitter
Trainer caught out by pictures on stable's Twitter feed

posted on  |  22-09-20

The power of social media lies not only with the tweeter, as one trainer found when photographs posted online by his business were used against him in disciplinary proceedings. Phil Kirby has been fined by the British Horseracing Authority for failing...

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Gallop Flemington
Queensland raids detect breaches

posted on  |  22-09-20

Integrity operations at Queensland training centres have uncovered unlicensed track riders and participant use of a prohibited substance. The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission's investigations team on Tuesday stood down two racing participants...

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Istock horse
Panel pleased with welfare appetite

posted on  |  22-09-20

Denis Napthine says 'there is a real appetite' from inside and outside the industry to look at how horse welfare can be improved. It comes after the thoroughbred welfare panel he heads received more than 160 submissions. Led by the former...

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Clenbutarol
Clenbuterol Concerns Raised At Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council Meeting

posted on  |  22-09-20

The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council (EDRC) is considering additional restrictions on clenbuterol use in the state after hair testing reveals widespread use in horses placed on the veterinarian's list after this year's federal indictments....

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Racing NSW
Employment Opportunity as Official Veterinarian with Racing NSW

posted on  |  15-09-20

Applications are invited for the position of Official Veterinarian based in Sydney Metropolitan area. The position reports to the General Manager of Integrity (Chairman of Stewards) and has responsibility, assisting the Chief Veterinary Officer, for providing high level scientific and clinical veterinary expertise to safeguard the welfare of thoroughbred horses and the integrity of...

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Chris Whitton
How to avoid racehorses' injuries while maximising performance

posted on  |  15-09-20

Successful training of horses is therefore a balance between maximising fitness while avoiding injuries that inhibit performance. Training to minimise injury risk and early detection of horses that are developing injuries are critical to...

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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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