Thoroughbreds

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Derby, Preakness Runner-Up Retired with Shoulder Injury

August 21, 2012

The colt was diagnosed with a peripheral nerve injury that caused atrophy in his left infraspinatus muscle.... Read More

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New Vocations Granted $50,000 to Help Retired Thoroughbreds

August 20, 2012

The grants will be used to aid the program's efforts to rehab, retrain, and rehome retired racehorses.... Read More

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Ky. Derby, Preakness Runner-Up to have Diagnostic Procedures

August 16, 2012

The colt will be evaluated by specialists at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky.... Read More

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Kentucky Attempting to Reduce Racehorse Fatalities

August 16, 2012

The changes came about after eight racing fatalities occurred during the month of May at Churchill Downs.... Read More

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Conference Focuses On Racehorse Health, Aftercare

August 15, 2012

The day-long event focused on matters of equine health, primarily Thoroughbred retirement and aftercare.... Read More

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Jockey Club's Revised Drug Rules Have Salix Provision

August 13, 2012

The Jockey Club has added a provision governing regulatory administration of furosemide on race day.... Read More

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More Racehorse Veterinary Records to be Publicized

August 08, 2012

The treatment and drug records of horses running in the Travers Stakes will be updated daily online.... Read More

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West Virginia Racing Commission Plans Meeting on Salix Use

August 07, 2012

The commission plans to hold a fact-finding meeting on use of race-day furosemide day, officials said Aug. 4.... Read More

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Group Wants Act to Regulate Horse Racing Medication

August 01, 2012

A new grassroots organization that opposes race-day medication wants involvement by the federal government.... Read More

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RCI Considers 'One Strike' for Egregious Drug Violations

July 29, 2012

The rule would affect found responsible for putting substances in racehorses that might endanger the animals.... Read More

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Forum on Joint, Throat Problems in Thoroughbreds Scheduled

July 28, 2012

A veterinary panel will present radiographic images of joints and endoscopic videos of throats in yearlings.... Read More

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Major Racehorse Health Issues Discussed at RCI Meeting

July 26, 2012

Discussion topics included public veterinary records, commission authority over veterinarians, and Salix.... Read More

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RCI Tightens Model Rule on Shock Wave Therapy

July 25, 2012

The new rule states horses receiving ESWT will be ineligible to train or race for 10 days following treatment.... Read More

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Racehorse Welfare, Safety Summit Scheduled for Oct. 16-17

July 24, 2012

The two-day event will bring together a cross-section of the breeding, racing, and veterinary communities.... Read More

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Belmont Winner Union Rags Retired with Suspensory Injury

July 23, 2012

A small lesion in the middle of the suspensory ligament in his left front leg was detected last week.... Read More

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Owners Pledge No Race-Day Meds for 2-Year-Old Thoroughbreds

July 20, 2012

Some of Thoroughbred racing's most notable owners have pledged to run their 2-year-olds without Salix.... Read More

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Federal Racing Medication Regulation Gets Push, With Caveats

July 13, 2012

Federal regulation of horse racing medications was the topic of a July 12 congressional hearing.... Read More

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Bramlage Issues Statement on Racehorse Medications, Injuries

July 13, 2012

Bramlage served as the AAEP On-Call veterinarian for this year's Triple Crown races.... Read More

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I'll Have Another's Veterinary Treatments 'Routine Care'

July 12, 2012

Three veterinarians who reviewed the colt's treatment regimen found nothing out of the ordinary.... Read More

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Study Shows Omeprazole Prevents Ulcers in Young Racehorses

July 11, 2012

A study confirms omeprazole can prevent gastric ulcer formation in young racehorses.... Read More

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No Dermorphin Found in Ky. Derby, Oaks Horses' Samples

July 11, 2012

The pain-killer more powerful than morphine was not found in any Derby or Oaks samples tested.... Read More

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Witnesses Named for Senate Horse Racing Medication Hearing

July 10, 2012

A U.S. Senate committee has released its witness list for a July 12 hearing on medication use in horse racing.... Read More

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Equine Medication Focus of Senate Hearing

July 06, 2012

The hearing, "Medication and Performance Enhancing Drugs in Horse Racing," will be held July 12.... Read More

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Benefits of "Tapering" in Athletic Horses Studied

July 02, 2012

Researchers found that recovery periods during conditioning could improve horse training efficacy.... Read More

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Quest to Ban Race-Day Furosemide Called 'Insanity'

July 02, 2012

Supporters ripped their opponents and vowed to take their case--that Salix is good for the racehorse--public.... Read More