Thoroughbreds

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Equine Medication Focus of Senate Hearing

July 06, 2012

The hearing, "Medication and Performance Enhancing Drugs in Horse Racing," will be held July 12.... Read More

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Benefits of "Tapering" in Athletic Horses Studied

July 02, 2012

Researchers found that recovery periods during conditioning could improve horse training efficacy.... Read More

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Quest to Ban Race-Day Furosemide Called 'Insanity'

July 02, 2012

Supporters ripped their opponents and vowed to take their case--that Salix is good for the racehorse--public.... Read More

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Website Features Horse Racing Drug Reform Testimonials

July 01, 2012

Also on the website are news, videos, scientific studies, and commentary in support of medication-free racing.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Exercise During Yearling Sales Preparation

June 30, 2012

Researchers collected information about health problems experienced by young horses being prepped for sale.... Read More

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The Science Behind Equine Nasal Strips

June 28, 2012

While some studies support the use of equine nasal strips, others have yielded less promising results.... Read More

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Ky. Derby, Oaks Samples Tested for Dermorphin

June 28, 2012

The natural opiate has been detected in more than 30 racehorses in recent weeks.... Read More

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For Racing Regulators, Salix Debate Just Beginning

June 27, 2012

Racing regulators around the country discuss Kentucky's move to ban race-day furosemide administration.... Read More

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Rood & Riddle to Host Forum on X ray, Throat Abnormalities

June 27, 2012

A panel will present radiographic images of joints and endoscopic videos of throats Thoroughbred yearlings.... Read More

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Salix to be Discussed on BloodHorse.com's Talkin' Horses

June 25, 2012

The medication furosemide (Salix) will be discussed by J. David Richardson, MD, and Foster Northrop, DVM.... Read More

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TCA Gets $7,520 from I'll Have Another Pedicure Fundraiser

June 24, 2012

Nearly 380 people posted photos of their purple pedicures to bring the total donation to $7,520.
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TRA Endorses Broad Equine Medication Reform Policy

June 23, 2012

The TRA has endorsed a policy for equine medication reform supported by many industry stakeholders.... Read More

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Donation for Veterinary Care Made to TRF

June 19, 2012

Sophie Stenbeck has contributed $74,000 to provide veterinary care for the organization's horses.... Read More

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Laminitis Claims Injured Racehorse Giant Ryan

June 17, 2012

His owners elected euthanasia after the colt began showing laminitis signs in one of his uninjured legs.... Read More

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Ky. Vets Develop Plan to Identify At-Risk Racehorses

June 16, 2012

Regulatory veterinarians implemented new protocol after an increase in the number of racing injuries in May. ... Read More

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Foreign Organizations Back Ky. Salix Phase-Out

June 15, 2012

The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities and the Hong Konj Jockey club support the decision.... Read More

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I'll Have Another Trainer O'Neill to Fight 45-Day Suspension

June 15, 2012

The CHRB handed down the suspension after a horse in O'Neill's care was found to have an elevated TCO2 level.... Read More

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Industry Responds to Ky. Approval of Race-Day Salix Ban

June 14, 2012

Kentucky horsemen, after the vote, said they intend to lobby lawmakers to oppose the regulation.... Read More

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N.Y. Lawmakers Oppose Ban on Race-Day Salix

June 13, 2012

Two New York senators announced June 12 that they do not support a ban on race-day Salix administration.... Read More

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Jockey Club Announces Project to Identify At-Risk Horses

June 13, 2012

The statistics-based system would notify track officials and regulatory vets if a horse is deemed at-risk.... Read More

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Ky. Commission Approves Race-Day Salix Ban

June 13, 2012

The measure would ban the use of furosemide on race-day in graded and listed stakes over a three-year period.... Read More

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Pa. Equine Coalition Focuses on Racetrack Safety

June 12, 2012

The coalition is working to improve the health and safety of equines and humans at racetracks in the state.... Read More

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Secretariat's Preakness Stakes Time Under Review

June 12, 2012

The request for review came from Penny Chenery, Secretariat's owner, and the Maryland Jockey Club's president.... Read More

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AGSC Restates Desire for Salix Ban in Stakes

June 12, 2012

The AGSC supports a ban on all race-day medication in graded stakes race for 2-year-old Thoroughbreds.... Read More

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Sprinter Injured on Belmont Stakes Undercard Awaits Surgery

June 11, 2012

Giant Ryan fractured both sesamoids in his left front leg during a race at Belmont Park on June 9.... Read More