Recent News for Discipline-Specific Issues

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U.S. House Passes Forest Service Trail Stewardship Act

September 29, 2016

The bill is designed to help improve trail maintenance without the need for additional funding.... Read More

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West Virginia to Require Safety Alliance Accreditation

September 22, 2016

The state's two Thoroughbred tracks must submit applications for Safety and Integrity Alliance accreditation by Nov. 4.... Read More

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Study: Most Racehorse Injuries in Britain are Minor

September 22, 2016

Findings from a recent study show that 70% of injuries recorded over a 14-year period were minor and not career-ending.... Read More

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University of Maryland Equine Program Breeds Success

September 18, 2016

Learn about the university's Thoroughbred breeding program, a winning one-eyed gelding, and more.... Read More

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British Tracks Testing Padded Hurdle for Jump Races

September 18, 2016

The fall rate since the trials began has reduced to 1.59%, a reduction of 0.5% compared to the 10-year average.... Read More

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National Forest Trail Bill Approved by House Committee

September 14, 2016

The bill directs the Forest Service to address trail maintenance issues that impact trail users, including equestrians.... Read More

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Study: New Zealand Racehorses More Likely to Finish Races

September 14, 2016

Researchers believe they're honing in on why these horses are more likely to finish races than those in other countries.... Read More

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RMTC Approves New York Drug Testing Laboratory Accreditation

September 12, 2016

The NYDTL is the eighth laboratory to become accredited by the RMTC since 2013.... Read More

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Study: Most X Ray Abnormalities Don't Delay Racing Careers

September 07, 2016

Only enlarged proximal sesamoid bones were identified as being a risk for delaying a 2-year-old's first start.... Read More

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Cobalt Administration Can Put Horses, Humans at Risk

September 06, 2016

The degree of hypertension some study horses developed could possibly result in serious complications, scientists found.... Read More

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RRP to Host Bridges to Second Careers Roundtables

September 02, 2016

The roundtables will take place Oct. 27-28 at the Kentucky Horse Park during the Thoroughbred Makeover.... Read More

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Researcher Shares Tips for Improving Ridden Horses' Welfare

September 01, 2016

Pay attention to signs of poor welfare and adapt your riding and training techniques to improve your horse's well-being.... Read More

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Kentucky Downs 2016 Research Day Sponsorships Sold Out

August 31, 2016

Funds from race sponsorships will support Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation equine research.... Read More

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All Horse, Human Drug Tests From Rio Olympics Clean

August 29, 2016

A total of 60 equine samples--30% of the 200 competing horses--were tested during the Games. ... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Iris Cui

August 27, 2016

Cui's research focused on understanding more about the pricing of Thoroughbreds at public sales.... Read More

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University of Melbourne Vets Aim to Improve Racehorse Safety

August 26, 2016

Researchers hope to reduce the risk of racehorse fatalities on the track.... Read More

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NYSGC to Host Retired Racehorse Meeting on Aug. 30

August 26, 2016

The public meeting is part of the commission's efforts to drive attention and resources to racehorse retirement.... Read More

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EIPH Research a Fundraising Priority for AAEP Foundation

August 25, 2016

Up to 68% of Thoroughbred racehorses have evidence of EIPH post-exercise.... Read More

Norm Ducharme, DMV, MSc, Dipl. ACVS; Sue Dyson, MA, Vet MB, PhD, DEO, FRCVS; and Susan Stover, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, will be inducted into the UK Equine Research Hall of Fame in October.

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2016 UK Equine Research Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

August 24, 2016

Drs. Norm Ducharme, Sue Dyson, and Susan Stover will be inducted into the UK Equine Research Hall of Fame in October.... Read More

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California Racehorse Drug Testing Moving Forward

August 23, 2016

Researchers will be studying the use of biomarkers drug testing.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horse Camping Options

August 23, 2016

Of the 669 respondents, 415 (62%) said they would choose to take a living-quarters trailer when camping with horses.... Read More

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Pennsylvania Track Groom Accused of Fixing Horse Races

August 23, 2016

Several horses had allegedly received clenbuterol, and groom Marian Vega was found to be in possession of the drug.... Read More

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Niall Brennan Stables Contributes to Ocala Initiative

August 21, 2016

The Ocala Initiative is a $200,000 undertaking designed to advance equine research in Florida. ... Read More

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Comeback King Skelton Takes Individual Gold in Jumping

August 19, 2016

Nick Skelton, aboard Big Star, becoming the first British jumping rider to win individual gold.... Read More

Roger Yves Bost, Penelope Leprevost, Kevin Staut, and Philippe Rozier secured Olympic Jumping team gold for France for only the second time in the history of the Games at Deodoro Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro today.

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Fighting French Fly to Victory in Olympic Team Jumping Final

August 17, 2016

Team USA finished in silver medal position, while Germany won a jump-off for the bronze.... Read More