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Nandralone
Fine and suspension for Endurance rider over positive drugs test in horse

posted on  |  13-11-19

A young Endurance rider from the United Arab Emirates has been fined 7500 Swiss francs and suspended for two years after his UAE-registered horse tested positive for muscle-building compounds. Khalifa Ali Khalfan Al Jahouri, who was aged 19 at the time of the drugs breach in September 2017, had competed the horse 8 Minute, who was...

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Standing MRI scan
How Overuse Injuries Happen, And How Imaging Can Help

posted on  |  13-11-19

There is no avoiding the reality that fractures sustained while training and racing is the most pressing of the challenges facing Thoroughbred racing. Veterinarians, trainers, and their support workers at Santa Anita Park have made some dramatic improvements to their system of checks and balances and have significantly reduced their...

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Furosemide
Horse disqualified but no charges laid over positive

posted on  |  13-11-19

A horse has been disqualified but no charges were laid after Racing and Wagering Western Australia’s (RWWA) declared “unique circumstances” when concluding a prohibited substance inquiry on Tuesday. Cool Witness returned a positive samples to Frusemide “a Prohibited List B substance” after winning the...

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Hughie Morrison
Decision made on Marmelo's future Hughie Morrison interview

posted on  |  13-11-19

It is worth watching this video linked to the article - a lot of critical regulatory issues are discussed albeit from a trainer's perspective.



 

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USA Racing
Comparing Equine Injury Rates Suggests U.S. Can Improve

posted on  |  13-11-19

An examination of three other major international jurisdictions suggests room for improvement in United States racing when it comes to equine fatalities during racing, although in some specific categories the U.S. is closer or comparable to other countries. With a rash of equine deaths at the winter-spring meeting at Santa Anita Park...

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Willie Mullens
Willie Mullins right behind Melbourne Cup scanning

posted on  |  13-11-19

Irish master Willie Mullins supports Racing Victoria’s conservative approach to assessing the fitness of runners in the Melbourne spring carnival’s high-profile races. As the trainer of Melbourne Cup hopeful True Self, Mullins was a close observer of the controversy surrounding the scratching of Marmelo and Ispolini from...

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Istock Racing
Jockey injuries and casualties still a worry for horseracing

posted on  |  13-11-19

Denis Egan, the chairman of the International Conference for the Health, Safety and Welfare of Jockeys, hailed the eighth edition of the summit, which was held in Dubai last weekend as a noteworthy success and significant step forward in making the sport overall safer. Speakers from 16 countries, including first timers Belgium,...

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Haert rate monitor horse
Take It To Heart: Heart Rate Monitors Provide Insight Into Equine Welfare

posted on  |  13-11-19

A horse's heart rate can tell owners and caretakers a lot about his fitness and overall health; an increased heart rate can indicate an underlying problem before any outward signs manifest. An increased heart rate can be indicative of pain or stress. Because of this, it's important to know a horse's resting heart rate so...

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Cathy O'Meara
O Meara Appointed to British Horseracing Authority Role

posted on  |  13-11-19

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced that U.S. racing industry professional Cathy O'Meara has been appointed to the new role of Head of Raceday Officials. Cathy joins from The Jockey Club where she holds the role of Manager - Industry Initiatives and is responsible for managing numerous initiatives such as...

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North American Association of Racetrack Veterinarians
Racetrack Vets Applaud, and Advocate for Number of Reforms

posted on  |  08-11-19

Following its sixth annual meeting and symposium Nov. 3-4 in Pasadena, Calif., the North American Association of Racetrack Veterinarians applauded some recent reforms in California and called for improved pre-race protocol. The organization issued a press release that follows in full. We at the North American Association of Racetrack...

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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.

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