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Lost And Found Presented By LubriSYNHA: Years After His Famous Bolt, Spicer Cub Has Learned To Lead — Sometimes

Mary Eppler has started horses in more than 6,000 races but none are quite as memorable as what should have been an ordinary race on an ordinary day at Pimlico Race Course on April 13, 2013. Video best tells the extraordinary story of Spicer Cub veering out in the stretch and sprinting through a narrow […]

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What We Know, And What We Don’t, From 30 Years Of Racehorse Necropsies

Since the start of California’s equine necropsy program in 1990, researchers at the University of California-Davis and elsewhere have learned a lot about fatal injuries in racehorses. Data from the necropsy program has given regulators, veterinarians, and trainers pointers on the best way to manage risk factors from surface to training schedule to shoeing. Dr. […]

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Three New Arizona Facilities Identify Vesicular Stomatitis Cases

Though no new Vesicular Stomatitis Virus infections have been identified since April 23, 2020, three additional premises have been identified in Arizona, all in Maricopa County, reports the United States Department of Agriculture. Two of the premises have been confirmed positive and one is suspected as having VSV. Once a county is confirmed as having […]

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Veterinarians Combining Thermal Microchips, New Technology For Better Horse Health

As microchips become the norm for registered Thoroughbreds, veterinarians in the field have been working on ways to use those microchips for more than just digital identification. On a webinar hosted by the University of Kentucky Department of Veterinary Sciences this week, Drs. Alan Dorton and Kevin Corley discussed the applications they have found for […]

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‘The More Information, The Better’ For Veterinarians Trying To Keep Racehorses Safe

New regulations requiring veterinarians and trainers to file and keep medical records on a horse in training may seem like a lot of extra paperwork, but regulatory veterinarians say it makes a big difference in their ability to keep horses safe. In a video conference held as part of this year’s Welfare and Safety of […]

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Thoroughbred Makeover Diaries Presented By Excel Equine: Mind Over Matter

Put yourself in the mindset of a 3-year-old Thoroughbred filly. Now, take a guess of the best way to solve this problem. January 21, 2020: Cubbie Girl North, the former racehorse with whom I’ve been playing a daily game of picking petals off flowers and saying “She loves me, she loves me not,” is about […]

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Dozens Of Texas Horses Dead; Cause Unclear

Dozens of horses have died in Texas and the cause is still unclear. The horses lived in Wichita and surrounding counties. Wichita County Agricultural Extension Agent David Graf is investigating the deaths and thus far has found no definitive cause. Officials are still investigating and hope to gain a better understanding of what happened to […]

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Welfare And Safety Summit: Using Imaging To Prevent And Diagnose Injury Is Part Science, Part Art

When it comes to diagnosing and preventing injury, the job of interpreting diagnostics is as much art as it is science, according to Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital diagnostic imaging expert Dr. Katie Garrett. Garrett reviewed common injuries of the fetlock  in the first of a series of webcasts held this week in place of […]

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Lost And Found Presented By LubriSYN: At 22, Xtra Heat Continues To Inspire Woodford Staff

Twenty years ago this month, Xtra Heat was an unassuming prospect at Fasig-Tipton’s Midlantic 2-year-olds-in-training sale in Timonium, Maryland. These days she lives a life of leisure at Woodford Thoroughbreds in Reddick, Fla. In between, she crafted a career that earned induction into the Hall of Fame in 2015. She continues to serve as proof […]

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