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Banke, Elliott, Jacobson and Vonwiller to Share Insights at Jockey Club Round Table Conference

posted on  |  21-07-17

Thoroughbred owner Barbara Banke, Victoria Racing Club Chairman Amanda Elliott, former National Basketball Association senior executive Rachel Jacobson, and McKinsey & Company’s Ben Vonwiller will be featured speakers when The Jockey Club hosts the 65th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing on...

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Los Alamitos Earns Reaccreditation From NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance

posted on  |  21-07-17

Lexington, Ky. (July 5, 2017) – The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Los Alamitos Race Course has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance for its Thoroughbred race meet. Los Alamitos received its initial Alliance accreditation in 2014. All accreditations and...

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Del Mar Race Track
Safety in California Horse Racing Board Spotlight at Del Mar Meet

posted on  |  21-07-17

Book-ended by last summer’s spate of equine fatalities at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and the track’s highly visible hosting of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships this autumn, the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) met at Del Mar July 20 and led off by detailing new safety measures that have been instituted for...

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What you need to know about the landmark Horse Racing Integrity Act

posted on  |  21-07-17

Ask a horse owner or trainer in the United States about racing’s anti-doping program and you’re likely to receive a quizzical look or a blank stare. That’s because ‘anti-doping’ is not a term most of us associate with horse racing. If you get any response at all, it’s likely to be, “We have a...

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A Hairy Situation: Minoxidil Implicated In Positive Equine Dope Test

posted on  |  21-07-17

In South Africa, an international showjumping horse tested positive for a banned substance resulting from a product used to help his owner's thinning hair: minoxidil. Owned by Dianne and Mark Slade, and ridden by Jonathan Clarke, Felix van de Mispelaere tested positive for an illegal substance at a horse show in South Africa in...

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Horses Giving Back

posted on  |  17-07-17

Often when human athletes retire from professional sports, their next career is in some way related to the sport they love. Even more often, these former players are passionately committed to giving back to a sport that gave them so much, volunteering their time and pursuing opportunities that will positively impact the next...

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AQHA
AQHA investigates medication ban

posted on  |  17-07-17

While the American Quarter Horse Association recognizes the therapeutic benefits of the drug furosemide, commonly known as Lasix, to help mitigate the occurrence of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage in racehorses, the AQHA Executive Committee recently asked the AQHA Animal Welfare Commission to review the proposed prohibition of...

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Can Lameness Be Determined By a Horse's Facial Expression?

posted on  |  17-07-17

Sue Dyson, MA, VetMB, PhD, DEO, FRCVS, equine orthopedics specialist at the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and colleagues developed an ethogram to describe facial expressions in horses being ridden; they described their study in November 2016 in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior. The researchers used previous publications and...

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Chepstow Racecourse
Concern over horse deaths at Chepstow racecourse

posted on  |  17-07-17

AN ANIMAL welfare charity has raised concerns over the number of horses that have died at a Gwent racecourse. According to the website that catalogues horse racing fatalities in the UK, Race Horse Death Watch, a two-year-old colt called Mr Little had to be put down after falling in the final stages of a race on Tuesday, July 4.

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Queensland Racing Integrity Commission
Marcus Wilson outed on cobalt charges

posted on  |  12-07-17

Gold Coast trainer Marcus Wilson has been disqualified for 12 months on two cobalt related charges. Queensland Racing Integrity Commission stewards heard cobalt was detected in urine samples taken from Steering at the Gold Coast on November 19 and Lyra at Ipswich on December 16.

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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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  • Promote the welfare of horses in racing

  • Promote the integrity of horse racing

  • Advise racing administrators on the control of diseases in horses

  • Act with AORC to promote the control of drugs in race horses

  • Organize meetings and an international conference in association with AORC

  • Promote veterinary science in the rules governing horse racing

  • Promote research on equine diseases and drug metabolism that are important to horse racing

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