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Swedish Norwegian trotter
Sudden collapse behind most track fatalities in Norway and Sweden's trotters: study

posted on  |  26-01-22

Most racetrack fatalities in harness racehorses in Sweden and Norway are a result of sudden collapse rather than catastrophic injuries, fresh research shows. Ingunn Risnes Hellings and her fellow researchers set out to explore racing-associated...

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Racing KRA
Horse's death after cruel TV stunt is in spotlight. But life is no better for other ex-racehorses

posted on  |  26-01-22

The death of a retired racehorse which tripped for a TV drama scene has erupted a public outcry over animal cruelty in South Korea. But the life of other former racehorses is not any better, according to animal rights groups. “The average life...

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Bob Baffert
Attorneys Outline Their Cases in Baffert's NYRA Hearing

posted on  |  26-01-22

A New York Racing Association disciplinary hearing for trainer Bob Baffert began Jan. 24 with verbal jousting by attorneys for both sides in front of hearing officer and retired New York State Supreme Court Justice O. Peter...

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Jeff Blea
Hearing: Blea's Attorney Says Allegations Do Not Meet 'Extraordinary Standard' For License Suspension

posted on  |  26-01-22

The formal hearing of the California Veterinary Medical Board's petition for the interim suspension of California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) equine medical director Jeff Blea's medical license occurred on Friday, reports the Thoroughbred...

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Rider fall
Biomarkers in urine could be used to monitor concussion, say researchers

posted on  |  26-01-22

Monitoring proteins in urine that distinguish between people with and without concussion could revolutionize diagnosis and management of the condition, researchers report. The potential of the biomarkers to monitor concussion is described in a study...

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Horse truck accident
Significant numbers of New Zealand horses injured in road transport, study finds

posted on  |  26-01-22

Concerns over the number of horse injuries related to road transport in New Zealand have been voiced by researchers, following a survey of more than 1100 equestrians. Christopher Riley and his fellow researchers, writing in the journal Animals, set...

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Dr Seth Fisherman
Ex-Fishman Employee Testifies of 'Untestable' Drugs

posted on  |  26-01-22

A New York jury heard a full day of testimony Jan. 21 in the horse doping trial of Dr. Seth Fishman and Lisa Giannelli. The entire morning and most of the afternoon featured a second day of testimony from a woman who worked for Fishman at his Florida...

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Saddle fit
Putting the horse first: The future of welfare and performance

posted on  |  26-01-22

A worldwide audience logged on to listen to leading equine specialist veterinary clinicians, research scientists and practitioners on “Welfare and Performance of the Ridden Horse: The Future”, at last month’s Saddle Research Trust...

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USA Racing
'Animal welfare is the most important thing' : US horse deaths lowest in decade

posted on  |  26-01-22

Equine fatalities at California Horse Racing Board-regulated facilities dropped to 71 in 2021, the lowest tally in the US state in ten years of data posted on the CHRB website. The tally represents a 26 per cent drop from last year and nearly a 45 per...

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Legal
'Holy Grail' Of Drugs: Horse Doping Trial Of Veterinarian Fishman, Associate Begins

posted on  |  26-01-22

A New York federal jury heard opening statements Jan. 20 as the horse doping conspiracy trial of Dr. Seth Fishman and Lisa Giannelli got under way. Prosecutor Anden Chow began by telling jurors that the defendants had operated a black market drug...

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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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