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AHS Thailand
Death toll climbs in African horse sickness outbreak in Thailand

posted on  |  06-04-20

Officials in Thailand have reported two further outbreaks of deadly African horse sickness in the country, with the official death toll standing at 57. However, media in Thailand report the toll now stands at well over 100. The original notification to the World Organisation of Animal Health (OIE), dated March 27, reported 62 cases...

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Rosie Margarson UK
The home of racing: how stable staff are adjusting to lockdown life in Newmarket

posted on  |  06-04-20

Among the army of brave and talented staff working tirelessly to keep Britain and Ireland moving are the thousands of key workers employed in racing and bloodstock. In this special series, we salute and cover the work of racing's unsung heroes . The Flat season would ordinarily be bursting into life...

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Animal Health Trust
World-Renowned Research Organization Animal Health Trust Faces Imminent Closure

posted on  |  06-04-20

The recent COVID-19 pandemic has had a direct impact on the financial welfare of the Animal Health Trust, forcing it into dire financial straits. Though hundreds of offers of monetary donations have come in, the AHT feels “it would be disingenuous if we [the AHT] took donations from you now and the funds raised are still...

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Racing STC
Coronavirus: Racing stops for a month at Singapore Turf Club

posted on  |  06-04-20

For the first time in more than four decades, the Sport of Kings has been halted for a prolonged period in Singapore. The Singapore Turf Club (STC) said yesterday that it will be suspending all local race meetings until May 4 in line with the Ministry of Health's latest advisory on Covid-19. The Government announced stricter...

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Clenbutarol
Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency Extends Guidance on Clenbuterol to 28 Days

posted on  |  06-04-20

Canadian horse racing's guidance for clenbuterol use has been extended from seven days out from race day to 28 days out, with new testing effective May 1, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency announced April 3.Clenbuterol is a beta-2 agonist that can be used therapeutically to help horses with airway issues. Under the trade name...

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Stabling Barn
Barn Visiting Hours - Protecting People During a Pandemic

posted on  |  05-04-20

To prevent us from spreading the pathogen, our barn operator put us on a strict schedule. Now, everyone has a visitation window and gets private lessons by appointment only. Independent arena rides must take place in solitude, and riders are expected to leave the premises as soon as their tack is put up. All of this is intended not...

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Steeplechase
Bright Yellows and Blues: The Safest Colors on the Track

posted on  |  05-04-20

The Thoroughbreds thunder down the track, neck-and-neck, on a grisly gray day. They’re about to reach the toughest of the hurdles on their steeplechase course, a water jump with a high brush fence with orange markings. Some people say the jump’s challenging because it’s so high, others because it’s so wide....

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New Zealand Racing
New Zealand working towards racing return

posted on  |  05-04-20

New Zealand racing’s governing body is making plans to get the sport back up and running in the second half of the year. Racing in New Zealand was shut down last month in line with government protocols surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. NZ Thoroughbred Racing has been working on a schedule for racing to begin on July 1 with...

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Golden Gate Fields
Golden Gate Racing Suspended by Health Department

posted on  |  05-04-20

In accordance with instructions received the morning of April 2 from the Alameda County public health officer, Golden Gate Fields will temporarily close for live racing effective immediately in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Northern California track issued a release after canceling the Thursday card, stating...

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Early morning grooming
Stronach - Without Live Racing, Welfare Of Horses And Backstretch Workers Are At Risk

posted on  |  05-04-20

The COVID-19 crisis has presented the United States and the world with an unprecedented challenge, one that requires personal sacrifice, a shift in perspective and has forced us to redefine our sense of community. Individuals, businesses and governments are being called upon to do their part, to stay safe, to protect others and to...

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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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