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Precautionary measure sees 12 horses withdrawn as racing returns to Britain

posted on  |  20-02-19

A total of 12 horses were declared non-runners for today's four British race meetings as a precaution, with the BHA and Animal Health Trust working "around the clock" to narrow down the number of yards which remain in the "at risk" category from equine flu.  The BHA has pledged to work with trainers whose...

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Equine Influenza at World Equestrian Center: Three Horses Test Positive

posted on  |  20-02-19

Three horses at the World Equestrian Center (WEC) in Wilmington, Ohio, have tested positive for equine influenza, the site’s management said in a Feb. 12 statement. Show veterinarian Holly Helbig, DVM, informed management of the positive rests. All three horses have tested negative for Streptococcus equi (which causes...

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Vam drip
Banned trainer Ben Smith says personal battles took toll

posted on  |  20-02-19

Banned trainer Ben Smith has told an inquiry he was suffering from mental health issues and excessively using alcohol and prescription medication at the time four of his horses returned elevated cobalt readings. Racing NSW on Wednesday started its inquiry after two laboratories found excessive levels of cobalt in two race-day samples...

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RMTC Approves Funding for Tactical Research Projects

posted on  |  20-02-19

During a Feb. 11 meeting at Gulfstream Park, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium board approved funding of two tactical research projects with a combined price tag in excess of $250,000 as a continuation of its ongoing focus on detecting and eliminating illicit substances in racing. First, the RMTC is seeking to develop an...

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RWWA Stewards investigating positive from Justin Warwick stable

posted on  |  20-02-19

Material Man’s trainer Justin Warwick is due to face an inquiry for one of his horses testing positive to an anti-inflammatory drug last year. Racing and Wagering WA (RWWA) stewards have opened an investigation into Warwick after flunixin, a prohibited non-steroidal anti-inflammatory substance was detected in a blood sample...

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Craig Widdison
Positive for Widdison galloper

posted on  |  20-02-19

Racing Victoria stewards confirmed on Tuesday that a horse trained by Craig Widdison has returned a positive swab from a metropolitan meeting last week. Stewards received a report from Racing Analytical Services Limited which had detected an elevated bi-carb (TCO2) reading from five-year-old gelding Cash Crisis before finishing sixth...

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Istock racing
British Racing To Resume In 'Risk-Managed' Setting On Wednesday

posted on  |  20-02-19

On Monday night, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) announced a risk-managed return to racing will take place from Wednesday this week. Racing in Britain had been canceled for the past six days as a result of an equine influenza outbreak. After consultation with its veterinary committee, and based on the latest tests conducted...

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BHA Focused On Containment: Equine Influenza Strain Identified As Virulent Clade 1

posted on  |  20-02-19

The strain of equine influenza involved in the outbreak in the UK has been identified as the “Florida Clade 1” strain, which the British Horseracing Authority explains is endemic to North and South America and different from the “Clade 2” strain which is endemic to Europe. British horses are reported to be...

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Racing Abandoned
New flu case forces British Horseracing Authority to close 54 more yards

posted on  |  20-02-19

The crisis that has shut down British racing until Wednesday at the earliest escalated on Friday when the British Horseracing  Authority put another 54 stables into “lockdown” and confirmed three more horses had tested positive as it tried to contain the outbreak of equine influenza. There are now 174 yards closed...

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Winning Post
Racing on Thursday 7 February cancelled due to equine influenza cases

posted on  |  20-02-19

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA), with unanimous support of the BHA’s industry veterinary committee, has taken the decision to cancel racing at all British racecourses on Thursday 7 February 2019. This is following the BHA being informed this evening by the Animal Health Trust of three confirmed Equine Influenza...

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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.

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