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Veterinarian in Thailand vaccinating against AHS
Five Thai provinces now considered clear of deadly African horse sickness

posted on  |  28-06-20

The outbreak of African horse sickness has been resolved in five provinces in Thailand, authorities report, as efforts continue to eradicate the deadly disease. Thailand’s Department of Livestock Development, in its 11th and most up-to-date advisory to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), says the outbreak is considered resolved in the provinces of Chaiyaphum, Sa Kaeo...

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David Sykes
David Sykes to step down as director of equine health and welfare

posted on  |  28-06-20

David Sykes, the man at the forefront of British racing's welfare strategy for the past three and a half years, is to step down as the BHA's director of equine health and welfare before the end of the year. Sykes, who joined the BHA at the start...

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Dr Stuart Brown II
Brown Named Keeneland Equine Safety Director

posted on  |  28-06-20

Dr. Stuart Brown II, who cared for an international clientele during his nearly 30-year career with Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, has been named Keeneland's equine safety director, the Lexington racetrack and auction house announced June...

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Salix
Maryland Commission Shelves Lasix Free Baby Races

posted on  |  28-06-20

The issue of Lasix-free two-year-old races came before the Maryland Racing Commission Thursday afternoon, and it wasn’t pretty. The Stronach Group (TSG), parent company of the Maryland Jockey Club (MJC), which owns the state’s two so-called...

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Levamisole molecule
Levamisole Metabolizes To Appear As A Performance Enhancer, Is It? What Does It Do?

posted on  |  28-06-20

What is Levamisole, and what makes it a performance enhancing drug? Used to eliminate nematodes in livestock (pigs, cattle, sheep), Levamisole can be found in a variety of deworming medications such as Prohibit. . Additionally, it has been used in...

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Robert Cram and Jamie Stier
Chief steward calls urgent meeting over whip rules

posted on  |  28-06-20

Racing Victoria's chief steward Robert Cram has called an urgent meeting with Victorian Jockeys' Association boss Matt Hyland in an attempt to iron out issues with the whip rules. It comes after experienced jockey Jamie Mott was slapped with a...

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Disinfecting stables
Horse plague almost wiped out says Department of Livestock Development

posted on  |  24-06-20

African Horse Sickness (AHS) has been successfully contained to a limited area, according to the Department of Livestock Development, making the country one step closer to being AHS-free. Sorawit Thanito, director-general of the department, on...

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Salix
Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association Asks Judge to Set Aside Lasix Ruling

posted on  |  24-06-20

Attorneys for the Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association have requested a circuit court judge "vacate and set aside" his June 1 ruling dismissing the horsemen's organization's lawsuit seeking to block two...

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Dave Eustace and Ciaron Maher
Maher and Eustace fined and horse disqualified over 'human error' positive swab

posted on  |  24-06-20

Star Victorian trainers Ciaron Maher and Dave Eustace have been fined $7500 for presenting a horse to race with a prohibited substance in its system. The matter was finalised at the Victorian Racing Tribunal on Tuesday and Piccatric was also...

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Jockey Whip
Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Approve Proposed Crop Use Amendments

posted on  |  24-06-20

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's Safety and Welfare Committee and Rules Committee unanimously approved June 15 an amended rule that limited the use of the crop after the Jockeys' Guild and the Thoroughbred Safety Coalition brought...

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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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