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Perth racing Ireland
Six horses die at Perth Racecourse during 2018

posted on  |  21-10-18

The chief executive of Perth Racecourse has said the welfare of horses is an “absolute priority”. Hazel Peplinski was speaking as it emerged six animals died in incidents at the course during the 2018 season. Earlier this week MPs discussed the issue of race horse welfare at parliament. That came after campaign group...

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Amanda Elliott
Australian Racing Executive Amanda Elliott What Is The U.S. Missing? On Medication Policy

posted on  |  21-10-18

Amanda Elliott hails from a family with a long history in thoroughbred racing, breeding and administration in Australia. She is a passionate racehorse owner and breeder, actively involved in the sport, both in Australia and Europe. On February, 24 2017, Mrs Elliott was elected the first female Chairman of the Victoria Racing Club in...

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Penn national racecourse
Kulp Latest Penn National Trainer Charged; Detective Says 'Hundreds' Of Owners, Trainers Implicated

posted on  |  21-10-18

Brandon L. Kulp became the fourth trainer based at Penn National in Grantville, Pa., to be charged in recent weeks by the Dauphin County district attorney with rigging a publicly exhibited contest in Pennsylvania – a first-degree misdemeanor. Based on comments by Dauphin County Detective William B. Jackson in an affidavit,...

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Social Media
Social media 'distorts' efforts to deal with animal cruelty, Minister says

posted on  |  21-10-18

Social media images of animal cruelty can “distort” the very good work being done by the Department of Agriculture, local authorities and animal welfare charities to address the problem, the Dáil has heard. Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed acknowledged that “we are all shamed by such incidents, which...

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Microchip
AHC Launches Equine Microchip Look-Up Website

posted on  |  21-10-18

The American Horse Council (AHC) has launched its new equine microchip look-up tool, which will allow horse owners, law enforcement, animal health officials, and more to search for association affiliation for horses that have been microchipped and registered with a participating organization. The AHC is continuing to solicit...

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Mary Scollay
Kentucky Horse Racing Council, Churchill Downs Redouble Focus on Equine Safety

posted on  |  21-10-18

Churchill Downs saw increased equine fatalities at its September meeting. A few weeks after the conclusion of the Churchill Downs September meet, officials and regulatory veterinarians have found no smoking gun linked to an increase in catastrophic breakdowns at the meeting.

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Horses to training gallop
What does Brexit mean for the racing industry?

posted on  |  21-10-18

What does Brexit mean for the racing industry? We asked trainers for their view.

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Regumate
Fillies and mares drug: Punter protection or a cheat's charter

posted on  |  17-10-18

Racing New South Wales boss Peter V'Landys has never been afraid to court criticism – as this week's row over The Everest barrier draw has shown. But as the Melbourne spring carnival heats up, many in Victoria are asking whether Racing NSW has sparked an unnecessary controversy with the go-it-alone decision to approve...

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Equine Herpes Virus outbreak
Exposed: Practical Lessons from a Real-Life Equine Infectious Disease Outbreak

posted on  |  17-10-18

Get an inside look at the chronology of the EHV-1 outbreak in early 2018 that impacted hundreds of horses competing at an event in Orange County, California, and the steps involved in controlling disease going forward. Read an excerpt of this feature article in our October 2018 issue now.


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Harness Racing
Enhanced Security Protocols for International Trot at Yonkers Raceway

posted on  |  17-10-18

In addition to enhanced security measures, the protocols require out-of-competition drug testing of all participating horses. The New York State Gaming Commission announced Oct. 9 the implementation of enhanced security and drug testing protocols for the International Trot, taking place Oct. 13 at Yonkers Raceway, in New...

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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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