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Royal treatment film
The Royal Treatment: Life in a racing yard

posted on  |  16-07-18

On the eve of Royal Ascot, the racing industry’s Horse Comes First campaign has unveiled a new film that provides a look behind the scenes of a horseracing yard. Filmed in late May at Somerville Lodge - home to William Haggas, who trains racehorses for Her Majesty the Queen - the film shows the incredible facilities available...

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BHA Office
Tim Brennan to face BHA disciplinary panel on Monday

posted on  |  15-07-18

On Monday morning champion trainer Willie Mullins’s vet, Tim Brennan, will appear before a British Horseracing Authority disciplinary panel in London on corruption charges. Co Kilkenny-based Brennan has been accused of passing on inside information to his brother about an injury to the Mullins-trained Faugheen shortly before...

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New doping control policy being examined by racing's representative bodies

posted on  |  15-07-18

A proposed industry-wide policy on doping control in Ireland includes provision for vets from Irish racing’s regulatory body to carry out tests on horses throughout the thoroughbred industry here. The ‘Industry Wide Policy On Prohibited Substances/Doping Control’ is currently being examined by representative groups...

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Sue Dyson
Animal Health Trust vet champions ridden horse welfare with new video series

posted on  |  15-07-18

One of the UK’s most eminent equine orthopaedic specialists, Dr Sue Dyson, is playing a leading role in a series of new educational videos aimed at helping riders, owners, trainers and vets to recognise musculoskeletal pain and subtle lameness sooner. Dr Dyson, who is Head of Clinical Orthopaedics at the Centre for Equine...

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Helmet testing
Price no guarantee of greater safety with horse riding helmets, study findings suggest

posted on  |  15-07-18

Tests of equestrian riding helmets by a Swedish insurance company have shown that the most expensive models on the market are not necessarily the “best” for the protection of horse riders. Folksam tested 15 helmets on the Swedish market, all previously having been tested and approved according to the CE standard, which...

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Marc Cambell Harness Racing
P.E.I. harness racing driver suspended

posted on  |  15-07-18

Case of gout appears to be the cause for Campbell’s suspension. SUMMERSIDE – There is one familiar face missing from the track at Governor’s Plate Week harness racing in Summerside, and it all appears to be caused by a case of gout. Marc Campbell, a regular driver in both Summerside and Charlottetown, is serving a...

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Heat stress meter
Welfare of horses is primary concern in heatwave, says Worcester Racecourse vet

posted on  |  15-07-18

This is the busiest time of the year at the Grand Stand Road racecourse and with it coinciding with abnormally hot summer temperatures, campaign group Animal Aid has called for racing to be stopped. However, equine vet John Campbell has said “our primary concern is the welfare of the horses” – with extra procedures...

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Dexamethasone
Mike Moroney charged over positive sample

posted on  |  15-07-18

Flemington-based trainer Mike Moroney has been charged by stewards after one of his trained horses returned a positive test to a prohibited substance. The Moroney-trained Equestria tested positive to the anti-inflammatory drug Dexamethasone following his win in a benchmark 64 class race at Bendigo on March 6. The post-race urine...

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Tongue Tie
Over 20% of Australian horses race with their tongues tied to their lower jaw

posted on  |  10-07-18

The use of widespread use of tongue-ties in horse racing in Australia has recently come under fire. Proponents of the tongue-tie – a strap that immobilises a horse’s tongue – argue that it prevents breathing issues during races, increasing performance and improves the rider’s control of the horse. But there...

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VW Golf Blue Light
Drug test samples stolen from vehicle after country's biggest meeting

posted on  |  10-07-18

In an incident which would have done credit to Dick Francis, the dope test samples taken from the first three in Saturday’s Vodacom Durban July, and from all the other winners at South Africa’s biggest race meeting, have been stolen. The courier service vehicle, which was transporting them to the laboratory, was pulled...

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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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