Recent News for Discipline-Specific Issues

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Fair Grounds EHV: Entire Facility Quarantined

January 17, 2017

The EDCC says at least 38 horses tested positive for non-neurologic EHV-1 and two tested positive for neurologic EHV-1.... Read More

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BHA Names Sykes Director of Equine Health, Welfare

January 13, 2017

David Sykes, BVSc, MRCVS, will take over the newly created role of director of equine health and welfare in March.... Read More

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New Vocations Opens Facility in New York

January 12, 2017

Trainer Leandra Cooper will spearhead the training and adoption operations at October Hill Farm, in Fort Edward.... Read More

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The State of the Microchip

January 10, 2017

More horse organizations are requiring owners to use this identification technology.... Read More

Dr. Richard Stephenson watches Lucy Ireland put a lameness patient through his paces in the clinic's arena.

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Observation, Science, and Equine Lameness Diagnosis

January 10, 2017

Vets can glean crucial information by evaluating horses with performance issues in hand, on the longe, and under saddle.... Read More

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Can Subchondral Bone Thickness Predict Catastrophic Injury?

January 04, 2017

Researchers found that MRI images of bone thickness could provide critical information about fracture risk.... Read More

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RMTC Urges Adoption of Out-of-Competition, MMV Rules

December 27, 2016

The RMTC urged racing authorities to adopt the rules approved by the Association of Racing Commissioners International.... Read More

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Researchers Validate New Equine Drug-Testing Method

December 21, 2016

Scientists in Hong Kong validated a "dilute-and-shoot" test that can check for more than 40 difficult-to-detect drugs.... Read More

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RCI Adjusts MMV Points, Expands Out-of-Competition Testing

December 16, 2016

The adjustment means minor infractions aren't treated on par with serious violations in determining extra penalties.... Read More

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New York Mandates Continuing Education for Trainers

December 14, 2016

Thoroughbred trainers must obtain annual continuing education in equine health, welfare, and safety, among other topics.... Read More

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RCI Board Approves Compliance Certification

December 14, 2016

The board voted to create a regulatory compliance program, setting minimum integrity standards based on the Model Rules.... Read More

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Three-Year Depreciation of Racehorses Not Extended to 2017

December 13, 2016

Congress adjourned without taking action on a tax extender bill, allowing three-year racehorse depreciation to expire.... Read More

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Horserace Betting Levy Board issues 2017 Codes of Practice

December 13, 2016

The codes are a guide to preventing and controlling equine diseases that could threaten the breeding industry.... Read More

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Scientists Study Body Lean in Sound Horses

December 13, 2016

Young horses leaned more than older ones with better musculoskeletal strength and coordination, scientists say.... Read More

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Stakeholders Support Central Rule Making for Drug Rules

December 09, 2016

Focus groups and a survey revealed industry support for a centralized rule making entity for racehorse medication rules.... Read More

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New Test Barn, Chain of Custody Recommendations Released

December 08, 2016

The recommendations from the RMTC and NTRA are designed to encourage the use of best practices at racetracks.... Read More

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Applications Open for 2017 Thoroughbred Makeover

December 07, 2016

The event will take place Oct. 5-8, 2017, at the Kentucky Horse Park.... Read More

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Tuesday's Top Tweets from the 2016 AAEP Convention

December 07, 2016

Tweets and take-homes from sessions on lameness, rehabilitation, equine back issues, and more! ... Read More

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AAEP Lavin Cup Awarded to Michael Blowen

December 07, 2016

Michael Blowen is an advocate of racehorse aftercare and founder of Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement center.... Read More

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Fit for the Trail

December 07, 2016

Learn how recreational riders can condition and protect their equine weekend warriors.... Read More

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Virginia Sport Horse Vet Installed as 2017 AAEP President

December 06, 2016

Dr. R. Reynolds Cowles Jr. focuses much of his practice on lameness in racehorses and performance horses.... Read More

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Vets to Track Radiographic Abnormalities in Thoroughbreds

November 29, 2016

Researchers hope to track the progress and prevalence of radiographic abnormalities in yearling Thoroughbreds.... Read More

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LNJ Foxwoods to Sponsor 2017 TCA Stallion Season Auction

November 26, 2016

The Thoroughbred Charities of America Stallion Season Auction is the organization's largest annual fundraiser.... Read More

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TAA Accredits 27 Thoroughbred Aftercare Groups in 2016

November 22, 2016

The TAA now has 64 accredited organizations operating at more than 180 facilities across the United States and Canada.... Read More

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Where Rules Matter Most: Managing Your Horse's Medications

November 18, 2016

Work with your vet to find the best options for your horse that are within your breed or show association's drug rules.... Read More