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Aiden O'Brien
O'Brien interview sparks call for review into nuclear scan for Melbourne raiders

posted on  |  05-10-21

The Moonee Valley Racing Club, which will stage the Cox Plate this month, is to request an urgent review into the mandatory nuclear scan for international runners once the spring carnival is over. 
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Horse Ears
Thoroughbred Industries Steering Group welcomes EFRA Select Committee 'Moving Animals Across Borders' report

posted on  |  05-10-21

The Thoroughbred Industries Brexit Steering Group has today welcomed the publication of a report by the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee that calls on the UK Government to support the British thoroughbred sector...

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Jump Racing Australia
Jumps racing to be removed from South Australia's racing calendar from next year

posted on  |  05-10-21

The South Australian horse racing industry has announced jumps racing will not be a part of the calendar as of next year. Racing SA said the decision has been made due to declining participation levels and horse numbers, making the industry...

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Showjumping
Used, not abused: New ethical framework for horse sports and racing developed

posted on  |  05-10-21

Racing and equestrian sport leaders are attending an online workshop to test a new ethical framework decision-making tool developed by the Royal Veterinary College in conjunction with World Horse Welfare. It will help inform the second phase of this...

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Dionne Benson
Why there aren't enough veterinarians in America and how HISA may help racing cope

posted on  |  05-10-21

Before, there was a state vet and that was enough for a single track, single meeting,” says Tim Grande, the California Horse Racing Board’s (CHRB) newly minted chief official veterinarian, about an increased presence of official veterinarians in California due to the state’s expanded suite of safety...

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Australian Racing
Australian Study: Why Do Thoroughbreds Retire?

posted on  |  05-10-21

A new study out of Australia has found that 17 percent of 37,750 racehorses retired during the 2017-18 racing season there left the track because of poor performance or at their owner's request. In addition, the study found that 2.1 percent of...

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Bodycam
Integrity stewards to wear body cameras

posted on  |  05-10-21

Racing Victoria will give its integrity stewards police style body cameras for their investigations in a major boost to their operations. It comes as RV also revealed that two of its stewards, Dion Villella and Mark Stevens, will not face further...

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Winfred
Virtual IFHA Conference Looks Toward Racing's Future

posted on  |  05-10-21

The 55th International Conference of Horseracing Authorities, organized by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), is scheduled to be held virtually for the second consecutive year, with a focus on global racing's evolution...

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FEI Clean Sport
FEI brings in new equine herpesvirus bylaws for Europe

posted on  |  28-09-21

New bylaws relating to equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV) in mainland Europe have been introduced by horse sport’s governing body, with sanctions for non-compliance. The new bylaws aim to maintain a necessary level of biosecurity and to complement the...

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Pharmacy
At Long Last, We Know (Kind Of) What Was In Those Products Sold By The Convicted Pharmacist

posted on  |  28-09-21

For years, testing experts and regulators had looked at websites like RacehorseMeds and HorsePreRace and wondered about some of their most dramatically named products. Blood Building Explosion; White Lightning; Ice Explosion; Purple Pain – items...

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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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  • 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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