Tom LaMarra is the news editor for The Blood-Horse magazine.
Articles by Tom LaMarra
December 04, 2001
Participants at Tuesday's Racehorse Medication Summit in Tucson, Ariz., reached a consensus on medication, drug-testing, security, and enforcement, but said much of any future policy depends on scientific Read More
December 04, 2001
Racing industry participants expressed hope Tuesday morning that a five-hour facilitated session on medication would at least serve as a starting point toward uniformity. No one expected radical changes in Read More
November 15, 2001
The impact a New South Wales test for erythropoietin, commonly known as EPO, will have on horse racing in the United States remains to be seen.The subject will be addressed during the Dec. 4 medication summit in Tucson, Ariz.
A test for Read More
November 12, 2001
Officials awaited word Nov. 12 on whether a Churchill Downs-based horse euthanized Oct. 25 had West Nile virus (WNV). A preliminary diagnosis indicated Rocket Express, a 2-year-old colt, had contracted the virus.
The Kentucky State Read More
November 02, 2001
Many Thoroughbred racehorses aren't as tough today as their yesteryear counterparts, at least in the opinion of Bill Moyer, DVM, a professor and department head at Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine. Moyer was one of Read More
June 05, 2001
Michelle LeBlanc, veterinarian, discussed mare reproductivity at farm managers meeting. On April 30, the Kentucky Thoroughbred Read More
May 16, 2001
Industry organizations have taken a proactive stand in the wake of the fetal loss syndrome that has gripped Central Kentucky farms in recent weeks. Tim Smith, commissioner of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), has been in Read More
November 01, 2000
What would you do in the event of an equine disease outbreak in your state, region, or own farm? The American Horse Council (AHC) is promoting horse owners taking preventative measures.
"It's like flying an airplane," said Marvin Beeman, Read More