Webinars to Replace Canceled Racehorse Safety Summit

POSTED ON  |  17-05-2020

Welfare and safety summit
Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced May 6 that the ninth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, which was scheduled June 23 in the Keeneland sales pavilion in Lexington, has been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In lieu of an in-person event, Grayson will instead host a series of weekly online seminars on equine health and safety topics starting May 12, 2020.

"While we are disappointed to cancel an in-person edition of the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, we are pleased to be able to offer weekly sessions on relevant topics related to equine health and welfare from leading veterinarians, researchers, and experts in track surfaces," said Jamie Haydon, president of Grayson. "We would like to thank Keeneland for their continued support of the summit since its inception and look forward to being able to host an in-person event with them in the future."

The webinars are free to join and will be accessible each week at zoom.us/j/96557992970. Viewers will be able to ask questions through the Zoom webinar platform. A tentative schedule of speakers and topics is below. All sessions start at 2 p.m. ET. Individuals who would like to receive email notifications in advance of each session should send a message expressing their interest to contactus@grayson-jockeyclub.org.

May 12, 2020
Fetlock Injuries: Palmar metacarpal disease and how the various imaging modalities can be used to help diagnose it
Presenter: Dr. Katherine Garett, Shareholder, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital

May 19, 2020
Veterinarian Panel: Importance of transparency in medical records; monitoring horses between starts
Moderator: Dr. Dionne Benson, Chief Veterinary Officer, The Stronach Group
Panel Members:
Dr. Ryan Carpenter, Equine Medical Center, Cypress, Ca.
Dr. William Farmer, Equine Medical Director, Churchill Downs Incorporated
Dr. Scott Palmer, Equine Medical Director, New York State Gaming Commission

May 26, 2020
Track Surfaces: International standards for racing surfaces and the expansion of the Maintenance Quality System
Presenter: Dr. Mick Peterson, Executive Director, Racing Surfaces Testing Laboratory; Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentuck

June 2, 2020
California Necropsy Program: Lessons learned from Dr. Sue Stover's research
Moderator: Dr. Jennifer Durenberger, The Jockey Club Steward, New York Racing Association
Panel Member:
Dr. Sue Stover, Professor of Surgical and Radiological Sciences, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine 

June 9, 2020
Equine Injury Database: 2019 Statistics and Racing Fatality Data
Moderator: Dr. Mary Scollay, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, Racing Medication & Testing Consortium
Presenter and Panel Member:
Dr. Tim Parkin, Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology, University of Glasgow

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