Thoroughbreds

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Hawthorne EHV-1 Quarantine Lifted; Oaklawn Ban Still in Effect

January 17, 2013

The EHV-1 quarantine has been lifted but Oaklawn Park is still not permitting Hawthorne horses on its grounds.... Read More

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Necropsies Ordered in Aqueduct Racehorse Deaths

January 14, 2013

The order comes following the fourth catastrophic injury at the track since the current meet began on Dec. 12.... Read More

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Commentary: Australian Case Rekindles Debate on AI in Thoroughbreds

January 11, 2013

The debate over AI in the Thoroughbreds has been around just about as long as the practice itself.... Read More

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Abnormal Blood Work Delays Top Racehorse's Training

January 09, 2013

Groupie Doll's trainer says that recent blood work indicates she is fighting some sort of infection.... Read More

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Racetrack Surface and Hind Limb Fetlock, Hoof Kinematics (AAEP 2012)

January 06, 2013

Researchers found variations in degree of fetlock flexion, hoof slide in horses working on different surfaces.... Read More

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Commentary: Saving Potesta, an Unlikely Story

January 02, 2013

Read how veterinarians saved a record-breaking racehorse after she sustained a life-threatening injury.... Read More

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Bob Baffert Trainee Tweebster Euthanized

January 02, 2013

The 5-year-old gelding was euthanized after fracturing both sesamoid bones in his left front leg.... Read More

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Video on Foaling Thoroughbreds wins Eclipse Award

December 28, 2012

The video is entitled "Zenyatta: Wait for First Foal Combines Science, Art, and Anticipation."... Read More

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Racehorse Paynter to Resume Training, Wins Vox Populi

December 27, 2012

It's hoped that the colt, who battled a series of medical issues in 2012, will return to the track in 2013.... Read More

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Eclipse Fundraiser to Help Thoroughbred Aftercare Program

December 26, 2012

The aftercare program matches retired racehorses with owners who will ensure their health and safety.... Read More

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Genetic Basis of Osteochondritis Dissecans Probed

December 20, 2012

English researchers have taken a step forward in understanding a potential genetic component of OC.... Read More

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Hawthorne EHV-1 Still Under Close Watch

December 19, 2012

Eighteen days have passed since the last EHV-1-related death at the racetrack.... Read More

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Australian Court Upholds Thoroughbred Breeding Practices

December 19, 2012

A federal court has denied a request to allow artificial insemination in Thoroughbred breeding.... Read More

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KHRC Staff Outlines New Salix Procedures

December 14, 2012

The changes are designed to prevent mistakes in Salix administration prior to races.... Read More

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N.Y. Racing Regulators Amend Medication Rules

December 12, 2012

Racing regulators amended rules on the use of clenbuterol and methylprednisolone acetate in Thoroughbreds.... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Receipts Projected to Rise in 2013

December 10, 2012

Economists are forecasting an upturn in equine receipts in 2013 after the industry saw steady sales in 2012.... Read More

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Hamelback, McMahon New TCA Directors

December 09, 2012

The Thoroughbred Charities of America appointed Eric Hamelback and Michael McMahon to its board of directors.... Read More

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AAEP 2012: Ethical Issues of the Racetrack Practitioner

December 06, 2012

Dr. Jeff Blea addresses ethical challenges racetrack vets face and the economic pressure placed on practices.... Read More

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Seven Racehorses Nominated for Vox Populi Award

December 06, 2012

Fans can vote for the seven nominees until Dec. 23.... Read More

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UC Davis Studying Equine Humerus, Scapula Fractures

November 30, 2012

The study will identify warning signs that could be indicative of impending catastrophic fractures.... Read More

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British Levy Board Awards £1.6 Million for Racehorse Health Research

November 25, 2012

Nine new research projects will be supported, in disciplines that reflect the HBLB's research priorities.... Read More

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Commentary: New Vocations Breeders' Cup Pledge a Success

November 22, 2012

Program director Anna Ford says that around $50,000 had been raised from the pledges so far this year.... Read More

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Irish Equine Genomics Researcher Receives Entrepreneurial Award

November 18, 2012

Genetics researcher Emmeline Hill, PhD, has been named the Irish Tatler 2012 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year.... Read More

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Steeplechase Safety Task Force Formed

November 14, 2012

The task force will immediately begin its inquiry into events that occurred in the 2012 racing season.... Read More

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Commentary: Racehorse Paynter Continues Road to Recovery

November 13, 2012

Steve Haskin provides an update on Paynter's recovery at Fair Hill Equine Therapy Center.... Read More