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The Thoroughbred Makeover's ASPCA Marketplace: Horse Shopping Made Simple

posted on  |  20-07-21

The Retired Racehorse Project's Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium has seen an increase in participation since its inception, but there is so much more to the six-day event than simply the competition. The ASPCA Marketplace was designed to...

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Stacie Clark Roberts
'If in all we do, we put the horse first, we would have to worry a lot less about the perceived integrity of our industry'

posted on  |  20-07-21

In the second article in his 3-part series on racehorse welfare in the United States, Patrick Lawrence Gilligan talks to Stacie Clark Rogers, operations consultant at the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, about the crucial role of the...

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Weatherbys Horse Epassport
Digital passport for thoroughbred racehorses rolls out in UK and Ireland

posted on  |  20-07-21

Owners, trainers and breeders of thoroughbred racehorses in the UK and Ireland will soon be able to receive a digital passport that will allow them to confirm the identity of a horse and store information about its health, welfare, movements and...

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Horse Slaughter
Horse racing: Thousands of racehorses killed in slaughterhouses

posted on  |  20-07-21

Thousands of racehorses are being sent to slaughterhouses in Britain and Ireland, a BBC Panorama investigation has found. Some of the slaughtered animals were once owned and trained by some of the biggest names in racing. Covert recording also showed how rules designed to protect horses from a cruel death appear to be regularly ignored at one of the UK's biggest abattoirs. The...

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Nasal swab horse
Barn at Saratoga Under Quarantine With EHV-1 Positive

posted on  |  20-07-21

The New York Racing Association and the New York State Gaming Commission have placed Barn 86 at Saratoga Race Course under a precautionary quarantine until further notice due to a positive case of Equine Herpesvirus-1 in that barn. The...

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Legal
Louisiana Joins Lawsuit Filed Against HISA

posted on  |  20-07-21

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has joined Louisiana to a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act of 2021, according to a release from his office. Landry claims the measure was ramrodded into a...

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IFHA
Recognition for Japan's Laboratory of Racing Chemistry

posted on  |  20-07-21

It was announced July 14 by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities, following the approval of the IFHA's executive council, that Japan's Laboratory of Racing Chemistry has been provisionally appointed as an IFHA Reference...

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Amicar
Maryland Commission Unanimously Decides To Dismiss Amicar Penalties

posted on  |  20-07-21

The Maryland Racing Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to dismiss penalties for five horses found to have the adjunct anti-bleeding medication Amicar in their post-race drug tests, reports The Racing Biz. The MRC made the decision based on...

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Horse massage
Study: Some Horse Owners Are Keeping Alternative Therapies Secret From Their Veterinarians, And That Could Be A Problem

posted on  |  20-07-21

Horse owners are often interested in trying any modality or fad they feel may help their horse, even if it falls outside the realm of “traditional” Western medicine. Dubbed “complementary” therapies, these can include things like...

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Jockeys
Questions remain on long-term effects of weight-loss measures on jockeys: a review

posted on  |  20-07-21

Wider questions remain around the long-term effects of participating in a sport with unforgiving minimum jockey weights, according to the authors of a just-published review. Many publications have described the behaviors employed daily by professional...

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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 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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