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Dr Paddy Hogan
Protecting racehorses and planning for their second career

posted on  |  18-02-18

Dr. Patty Hogan covered a lot of ground during a presentation at Laurel Park Feb. 6, but it all came back to one primary point for horsemen: Know when it’s time to retire a racehorse so it can move on to a second career. Hogan, who operates Hogan Equine at Fair Winds Farm in central New Jersey, was invited to speak to Maryland...

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Ractopamine
Arnold to Appeal Ractopamine Positives

posted on  |  18-02-18

Veteran trainer George "Rusty" Arnold plans to file an appeal with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Feb. 19, after state stewards suspended him a total of 90 days for a pair of post-race positives for the drug ractopamine in 2016. Ractopamine is a class 2 drug—the classification of second-highest concern on the...

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RMTC
RMTC Board Grants Interim Accreditation to Florida Lab

posted on  |  18-02-18

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium board granted interim accreditation to the University of Florida Racing Laboratory during its Feb. 13 meeting at Gulfstream Park. The UFRL is poised to become the 10th race-testing lab to receive full RMTC accreditation. The lab performs testing of Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse, and...

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Barrier Trial
Mandatory trials to be discussed in Queensland

posted on  |  16-02-18

Racing Queensland is set to again examine whether to introduce mandatory barrier trials for horses before they can start in a race. In Queensland horses must get a barrier certificate in a jump-out or trial before they can have their first start. Several punters' groups have been pushing for mandatory public trials before a horse...

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Showjumping
Trainer Feedback Wanted As BHA Launches Racehorse Aftercare Survey

posted on  |  16-02-18

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced that it will be launching a survey to better understand the aftercare of thoroughbreds. The voluntary survey, which asks for trainers to share their own experiences of aftercare for racehorses, forms part of ongoing work towards an overarching equine health and welfare...

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Retired racehorses
Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: 'Turning For Home' And Still Going Strong

posted on  |  16-02-18

Last week, in our first in a three-part series spotlighting the good that's being done in the realm of aftercare in the Pennsylvania racing industry, we featured New Start, which has changed the approach to racehorse retirement and become a trusted resource for many trainers on the backside of Penn National. This week we're...

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The Jockey Club
Jockey Club denies stud book privileges to three trainers

posted on  |  16-02-18

The Jockey Club will deny stud-book privileges to three trainers who have had medication violations in the past two years, the organization announced on Tuesday, although two of the trainers have not started a horse since penalties for the violations were handed down. In a release, the Jockey Club said it would deny the privileges to...

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Patty Hogan
Hogan To Racing Industry: If We Don't Change, It is Going To Be Changed For Us

posted on  |  11-02-18

New Jersey-based veterinarian Dr. Patty Hogan gave a 75-minute presentation titled “Injuries in Racehorses” to 60-70 members of the MidAtlantic horseracing industry this week. Hogan explained to the audience that she sees nearly 3,000 horses at her clinic annually, with the majority of them being either Thoroughbred or...

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AGCO
Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario Drops 90-Day Suspension Rule

posted on  |  10-02-18

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to release a Summary Report of the work delivered by the Equine Drug Program Working Group over the last seven months. As part of the ‘Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario’ project, in May 2017 the AGCO established an Equine Drug Program Working...

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USEF
Former Pennsylvania Testing Director Out At USEF After Testing Issue

posted on  |  09-02-18

Less than two years after he started as Laboratory Director for the United States Equestrian Federation, a former official responsible for drug testing Pennsylvania Thoroughbreds is no longer employed by the Federation. Dr. Cornelius Uboh, former Bureau Director at the Pennsylvania Equine Toxicology and Research Laboratory, took over...

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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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