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Peta Hitchens
The biometric data that could predict racehorse injury

posted on  |  20-06-22

Imagine having the knowledge to prevent a catastrophic event from occurring ahead of time. In horse racing, this could be a possibility. Our new research investigated whether the same systems used to help punters pick a winning racehorse could...

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Phenylbutazone
Jeffrey Englehart Suspended 10 Days and Fined 1000 US dollars for Bute

posted on  |  20-06-22

Belmont Park stewards on June 17 suspended owner-trainer Jeffrey Englehart for 10 days and fined him $1,000 after Profusion  had a Phenylbutazone medication violation when competing in the fourth race April 8 at Aqueduct...

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Cooling Fan
What precautions are taken in order for racing to continue in sweltering heat

posted on  |  20-06-22

Temperatures are set to soar to 31C at Royal Ascot on Friday and while the heat has forced the abandonment of some greyhound fixtures, horseracing is still able to continue. Hot weather is of course common in other racing jurisdictions including the...

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Gabapentin
Coolmore vet loses 'winner' due to drug in family dog

posted on  |  20-06-22

Trainer John Halley, a well-known bloodstock figure as vet to both Coolmore Stud and Ballydoyle, has lost a ‘winner’ in a bizarre long-running drugs case involving the family dog. The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB) revealed on...

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Lasix
NYRA Veterinarian Fined 4000 US Dollars for Lasix Procedure Errors

posted on  |  20-06-22

In a June 12 ruling, the New York State Gaming Commission fined veterinarian Steven Lascher $4,000 for "failing to follow proper Lasix procedure necessitating the late scratches of horses" that were entered in the seventh race at Belmont...

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H3N8 Equine Influenza
Horse industries around globe remain at high risk from equine flu: review

posted on  |  20-06-22

Horse-related industries around the world remain at high risk of equine influenza outbreaks, the authors of a just-published review concluded. Much of what is known about the equine flu virus has followed from techniques and findings in the human field,...

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Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit
June 22 Welfare and Safety Summit to be Livestreamed

posted on  |  20-06-22

The 10th Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit to be held June 22 at the Keeneland sales pavilion will be available via livestream through links at grayson-jockeyclub.org and on jockeyclub.com. The event is co-hosted by the...

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Jockey Weighing in
Health impacts of jockey weight-making measures warrant more research: review

posted on  |  20-06-22

Further research is necessary to better measure the health impact of weight-making behaviors among jockeys, according to the authors of a recently published review. Dr Joseph Brodine and Dr Kelly Ryan, writing in the Open Access Journal of Sports...

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Racing
Stride changes a sign of increased breakdown risk in racehorses: study

posted on  |  20-06-22

Decreasing speed and a shortening stride length over multiple races is associated with musculoskeletal injuries in racehorses, Australian researchers have found. The findings in the University of Melbourne study raise the prospect of monitoring stride...

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Mikael Rentsch FEI Legal Director
New FEI Tack Team Aims To Boost Horse Welfare and Fairness

posted on  |  20-06-22

As scientists learn more about the effects of tack and equipment and as new products emerge on the market, the international governing body for horse sports has moved to change the way it manages equipment compliance and knowledge sharing.The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has announced its creation of a dedicated Tack and Equipment Group to review new and old...

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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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