The Blood-Horse Staff

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Articles by Blood-Horse Staff

RMTC Notes Uniform Racehorse Medication Program Steps

A review says most major racing jurisdictions will have a portion of the program's components in place by year's end. Read More

Ruidoso Downs Unveils Integrity and Safety Program

The track's chairman says the program is part of the effort to ensure the safety of the sport and its participants. Read More

Arkansas Adopts Uniform Racehorse Medication Rules

Once fully adopted, Arkansas will be the sixth state to fully implement the uniform racehorse medication program. Read More

Santa Anita Seeks Breeders' Cup Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to assist in a variety of patron services Oct. 31- Nov. 2 at the California track. Read More

Indiana Hires Second Lab to Handle Backlog

A backlog at its primary laboratory has led the Indiana Horse Racing Commission to contract with a second lab. Read More

RCI Votes to Increase Multiple NSAID Penalties

The group voted to increase penalties when multiple non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are found in racehorses. Read More

Compounding Pharmacy Reinforces Standards

Wickliffe Veterinary Pharmacy said it has reinforced its standards and cooperated with an inquiry into "adverse events." Read More

HBPA Horsemen Reaffirm Support of Furosemide

Furosemide is currently the only recognized treatment for exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage. Read More

RCI Releases State-by-State Drug Test Results

U.S. regulators sent 340,932 samples for testing last year, and 99.65% of those samples had no violation. Read More

Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act Becomes Law

The new law better protects mobile veterinarians from federal drug prosecution. Read More

Racing Regulators Examine Cobalt Studies

Regulators are considering the study results before making a formal regulatory testing limit recommendation. Read More

Top Thoroughbred Trainers Support Phasing Out Furosemide

The trainers back a plan to eliminate race-day medication in the United States beginning next season. Read More

Effort Aims to Improve Animal Feed Safety

The new network aims to facilitate information sharing about feed-related illnesses and product defects. Read More

Churchill Downs Commits Money to RMTC

The group becomes the 24th racetrack entity to contribute to the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium. Read More

Stronach Group Names O'Neil Equine Health, Safety Director

Robert O'Neil, DVM, is a veterinarian with more than 35 years' experience in the Thoroughbred industry. Read More

RCI to Consider Horses-in-Training Rules

The rules would govern racehorses in training in an attempt to identify whether they are at risk for injury. Read More

Queen's Racehorse Tests Positive for Morphine

Estimate, the 2013 Ascot Gold Cup winner belonging to Queen Elizabeth II, has tested positive for morphine. Read More

Thoroughbred Club of America to Honor Veterinarians

The club will honor Larry R. Bramlage, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS; Edward H. Fallon, DVM; and A. Gary Lavin, VMD. Read More

Britain Investigating Positive Morphine Tests in Racehorses

Five horses under the care of various trainers tested positive for morphine in their 'A' samples. Read More

AHC: Bonus Depreciation Bill Passed by House

The House passed a bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the bonus depreciation. Read More

Breeders' Cup Turf Winner Prized Euthanized at 28

Prized was euthanized July 13 at Old Friends retirement facility due to infirmities of old age. Read More

Blue Horse Charities Merging Efforts with TAA

The charities provides funds help organizations rehabilitating, retraining, and adopting out Thoroughbreds. Read More

Australian Racehorse Owners Now Must Report Horse Retirement

Owners must report Thoroughbred racehorse retirement within 30 days under a new Australian Racing Board rule. Read More

TIP Performance Awards Enhanced for 2014

This Jockey Club program recognizes Thoroughbreds' versatility at sanctioned horse shows. Read More

NTRA Safety Alliance Accredits Indiana Grand

Officials recognized Indiana Grand for numerous best practices, including several impacting racehorse health. Read More