The Blood-Horse Staff

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Articles by Blood-Horse Staff

Horse Park Honors Cigar With Memorial Service

Cigar died Oct. 7 at age 24 due to complications following surgery for severe osteoarthritis in his neck. Read More

Gulfstream to Require Third-Party Furosemide Shots

The Florida racetrack will begin third-party administration of race-day furosemide on Wednesday, Nov. 19. Read More

TCA Stallion Season Auction Set for January

In 2014 TCA granted more than $512,000 to charities that aid in Thoroughbred rescue, retirement, adoption, and more. Read More

Indiana Completes Drug Sample Testing Backlog

The backlog of samples accrued over the past several months at LGC Laboratory in Lexington, Kentucky. Read More

Indiana Racing Commission Suspends Vet Russell for 20 Years

Ross Russell, DVM, was suspended and fined $20,000 for allegedly administering cobalt to a horse before a race. Read More

Equine Veterinarian, Parents Killed in Kentucky

Emily Champion, DVM, was the victim of a homicide Oct. 26 while visiting her parents at their western Kentucky home. Read More

Breeders' Cup Modifies Convicted Trainer Rule

Starting in 2015, convicted trainers won't be able to transfer horses to assistant trainers for Breeders' Cup races. Read More

NYRA Supports Proposed Racehorse Medication Rules

The rules establish threshold limits for 24 medications and restrict three corticosteroids to joint injections only. Read More

Australia's Ban on AI in Thoroughbreds Upheld by High Court

The federal court determined that the ban is not anti-competitive or a restraint on trade. Read More

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