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Fillies and mares drug: Punter protection or a cheat's charter

posted on  |  17-10-18

Racing New South Wales boss Peter V'Landys has never been afraid to court criticism – as this week's row over The Everest barrier draw has shown. But as the Melbourne spring carnival heats up, many in Victoria are asking whether Racing NSW has sparked an unnecessary controversy with the go-it-alone decision to approve...

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Equine Herpes Virus outbreak
Exposed: Practical Lessons from a Real-Life Equine Infectious Disease Outbreak

posted on  |  17-10-18

Get an inside look at the chronology of the EHV-1 outbreak in early 2018 that impacted hundreds of horses competing at an event in Orange County, California, and the steps involved in controlling disease going forward. Read an excerpt of this feature article in our October 2018 issue now.


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Harness Racing
Enhanced Security Protocols for International Trot at Yonkers Raceway

posted on  |  17-10-18

In addition to enhanced security measures, the protocols require out-of-competition drug testing of all participating horses. The New York State Gaming Commission announced Oct. 9 the implementation of enhanced security and drug testing protocols for the International Trot, taking place Oct. 13 at Yonkers Raceway, in New...

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RMTC
RMTC Advisory: Altrenogest Involved In Anabolic Steroid Positives

posted on  |  16-10-18

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium issued the following advisory: Recently, there have been several positive findings for low level detections of the anabolic steroids trenbolone and trendione in Australia. Trenbolone is considered an androgenic anabolic steroid (AAS) with several formulations having FDA approval for use in...

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Parliament London
Praise and criticism for BHA as MPs debate equine welfare regulator

posted on  |  16-10-18

Qualified praise and some strongly worded criticism was offered to racing’s ruling body as members of the House of Commons debated a call for the creation of an equine welfare regulator last night. Nick Rust, the British Horseracing Authority chief executive, must have left after the twoâ??hour session with the impression that...

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Chris Whitton
Bone injury prevention program continues

posted on  |  16-10-18

Professor Chris Whitton from the University of Melbourne joined Shane Anderson on After The Last on Tuesday to discuss the Equine Limb Injury Prevention Research Program. The program was launched in 2016 and is aimed at the early detection and prevention of bone injury to thoroughbred racehorses and aims to better identify horses...

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Gene
Researchers Define Genomics Applications in the Horse Industry

posted on  |  16-10-18

The equine genomics research community has outlined how to face the challenges associated with translating Horse Genome Project outcomes into clinical practice to benefit horses. Horse genomics experts from around the world have issued a statement regarding the application of genomics in the equine industries. The statement outlines...

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Dr Scott Palmer
New York State Gaming Commission enhanced security

posted on  |  10-10-18

The New York State Gaming Commission announced today the implementation of enhanced security and drug testing protocols for the International Trot. These protocols will require out of competition testing of all horses. In addition to enhanced security measures, the protocols require out of competition testing of all horses...

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Louis Romanet
Robust Doping Control Call

posted on  |  10-10-18

Delegates who attended the 52nd International Conference of Horseracing Authorities on Arc weekend in Paris, France heard presentations relating to the health, welfare, and safety of jockeys, the harmonization of rules, and the stimulation of betting handle. In the days leading up to the conference, several of them took the...

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Gulfstream Park
Second Regulatory Vet CE Conference Scheduled

posted on  |  10-10-18

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Safety & Integrity Alliance and the Racing Medication & Testing Consortium (RMTC) have announced that RegVetCE19, a two-day continuing education conference for regulatory and official racetrack veterinarians, will be held March 4-5, 2019, at Gulfstream Park Racing &...

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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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