Recent News for Breed-Specific Health Issues

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NYTHA Contributes $10,000 to Thoroughbred Aftercare

November 01, 2012

The donation was made via the Breeders' Cup's new "Text to Donate" to Thoroughbred aftercare campaign.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup: Royal Delta's Laceration Deemed Superficial

October 31, 2012

The filly sustained the cut entering a stall on the plane that transported her to California from New York.... Read More

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Flight Carrying Breeders' Cup Horses Leaves N.Y.

October 29, 2012

The flight, rescheduled to 1 a.m. EDT Oct. 29, took off as Hurricane Sandy approached the Northeast.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Participants to Support Thoroughbred Aftercare

October 29, 2012

Trainers and owners of Breeders' Cup contenders have pledged a percentage of earnings to support aftercare.... Read More

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Ontario Racing Commission Announces Biosecurity Measures

October 27, 2012

The measures are in response to a deadly outbreak of equine herpesvirus-1 at an Illinois race track.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Trainer Pletcher Not Worried about Salix Ban

October 25, 2012

All Pletcher's 2-year-olds have raced on Salix in all of their starts.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup 'Text to Donate' Benefits Retired Racehorses

October 25, 2012

The campaign will allow donations benefiting the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance to be given via text.... Read More

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Dutrow Appeal to License Revocation Dismissed by N.Y. Court

October 24, 2012

The license revocation stems from numerous equine drug rule violations.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Charities of America to Present Awards

October 23, 2012

Breeder/owner Frank Stronach and the Belmont Child Care Association will be honored with TCA awards.... Read More

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Racehorse It's Tricky Retired due to Condylar Fracture

October 22, 2012

The 4-year-old filly sustained the beginnings of a condylar fracture in her right hind leg during a workout.... Read More

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Bramlage: Rest Needed to Keep Horses Sound

October 19, 2012

"If horses start showing they need a rest, you need to give it to them or they will force you to," he said.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Aftercare One of Main Topics at Welfare Seminar

October 19, 2012

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance was a main focus during a session entitled "Totally Aftercare."... Read More

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Education, Communication Can Improve Racehorse Safety

October 18, 2012

Educating trainers about the warning signs of catastrophic injury can help improve equine safety.... Read More

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Data: 'Slight Drop' in Fatal Racehorse Injuries

October 17, 2012

Synthetic surfaces still have the lowest number of catastrophic breakdowns per 1,000 starts. ... Read More

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Racehorse Trainer Panel Discusses Controversial Medications

October 17, 2012

Furosemide, clenbuterol, and owner education were among the topics discussed during the Welfare Summit.... Read More

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EHV Confirmed at Hawthorne Racecourse

October 17, 2012

At least one horse has died and at least one more has contracted the disease.... Read More

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Study: New York's Equine Industry Vital to State's Economy

October 16, 2012

The study determined that the state's equine industry has a $4.2 billion effect on the state's economy.... Read More

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Pre-Race Veterinary Inspections Help Keep Horses Safe

October 16, 2012

Pre-race inspections also communicate a message to horsemen that equine safety is a priority, one vet says.... Read More

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Racehorse Paynter to Rehab at Fair Hill Equine Therapy

October 15, 2012

Zayat, commenting Oct. 12, said the intent is to eventually return Paynter to training.
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Unknown Illness Forces Quarantine at Hawthorne Race Course

October 15, 2012

The quarantine is a precaution as officials await test results on two horses showing respiratory illness.... Read More

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Progesterone Delivery Device Evaluated in Broodmares

October 13, 2012

Researchers found an intravaginal progesterone-releasing device effective in inducing early estrus in mares.... Read More

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N.Y. Racing Regulators Adopt Safety Recommendations

October 12, 2012

Officials imposed the first round of rules intended to make it safer for racehorses on Oct. 11.... Read More

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N.Y. to Act on Racehorse Health, Safety Task Force Findings

October 11, 2012

Officials will implement new rules recommended by a task force report to improve equine safety.... Read More

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Jockey Club Fee Increase to Support Aftercare Alliance

October 11, 2012

The Jockey Club's increased fees will support the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.... Read More

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IFHA Applauds Jockey Club Medication Reform Efforts

October 10, 2012

Chairman Louis Romanet applauded The Jockey Club's efforts to prohibit race-day medication in U.S. racing.... Read More