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International horse sport to resume in Europe, post EHV-1 outbreak

posted on  |  03-04-21

Horse sport’s world governing body has published a set of Return To Competition measures following a six-week shutdown of international events in mainland Europe to control the spread of the neurological form of the Equine Herpes Virus...

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Racing Istock
Equine Injury Database: Another Record Year for Safety

posted on  |  03-04-21

Racing enjoyed a second straight record year in terms of equine safety in 2020 according to Equine Injury Database data released March 29 by The Jockey Club. According to the EID, the rate of catastrophic injuries in 2020 was 1.41 per 1,000...

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Pennsylvania Breeders Association
Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association Endorses SAFE Act, Plans Additional Legislation

posted on  |  03-04-21

Continuing to demonstrate its commitment to the health and welfare of Thoroughbreds, the Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association March 31 announced its endorsement of the John Stringer Rainey Safeguard American Food Exports Act. The SAFE Act, named for...

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Antihistamines
Art Sherman Fined, Suspended for Drug Violation

posted on  |  03-04-21

Trainer Art Sherman has been fined $1,500 and has begun serving a 15-day suspension issued by California stewards after a horse he trains, Palm d'Oro , tested positive for the prohibited presence of a metabolite of an antihistamine,...

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Laurel Park Barn
Maryland: EHV-1 Positives Up To 26, Racing Cancelled Next Weekend

posted on  |  03-04-21

The EHV-1 quarantine for horses at Laurel Park and Pimlico could now continue until mid-April and racing is cancelled through April 4, racing officials said during a horsemen's teleconference on Friday. A total of 26 horses have tested positive for...

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IFAR
Racehorse aftercare forum goes virtual

posted on  |  03-04-21

The fifth annual International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR) is to be held this year over four virtual sessions starting from April 6. Topics and speakers have been announced for each of the webinars, which will start at noon (GMT) and...

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Wearable helmet sensors
Wearable Helmet Tech Could Improve Horseback Rider Safety

posted on  |  03-04-21

You’ve heard of pressure mats for your horse’s back under a saddle. But what about a pressure “mat” for your head? Riders get lots of pressure—and sometimes, not enough—under their helmets. A new sensor cap...

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Sean Carroll
New integrity boss gets trackside

posted on  |  03-04-21

Getting out and meeting participants will be a priority for Victoria’s Racing Integrity Commissioner, Sean Carroll, as he settles into his new role. Carroll has only been in the position since the start of this month, but has been forced to...

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Chris Munce
Munce outed for race day treatment

posted on  |  03-04-21

Melbourne Cup winning jockey turned Queensland trainer Chris Munce has been suspended for race day treatment. The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission announced the three month ban after Munce pleaded guilty to giving Lady Brahmos an injection in...

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Scott Palmer
Palmer: Want To Make Racing Safer? Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine

posted on  |  03-04-21

As COVID-19 vaccine rollouts continue to ramp up across many racing states this week, New York State Gaming Commission equine medical director Dr. Scott Palmer said the best thing racing industry participants can do to make horses safer is to sign up...

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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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