Track Surface Conditions Influence Likelihood of Racing Fractures

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A study recently published in the Japan Racing Journal found that as turf courses become wetter and softer, fracture risk is reduced. In contrast, muddy conditions on dirt courses lead to a greater risk of horses sustaining a fracture. Masa-aki Oikawa, DVM, PhD, of the Japan Racing Association's Equine Research Institute, noted that although several biological and non-biological factor

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