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Enteritis In Horses: A Source Of Colic And Of Mystery

Fan favorite California Chrome may have suffered a bout of enteritis since his arrival to Arrow Stud in Japan, but one veterinarian familiar with the illness says there’s no reason to be concerned about his long-term health. Enteritis is the inflammation of either the large or small intestine and often results in part of the […]

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Stormy Liberal Retired To Old Friends; Owner Urges Others To Be Proactive About Injury Detection

Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility based in Georgetown, Ky., announced today the arrival of multiple Graded Stakes winner and two-time Breeders’ Cup Champion Stormy Liberal. Stormy Liberal will spend a few days undergoing a brief veterinary exam at Park Equine Hospital at Woodford before joining the retirees at Old Friends’s flagship farm in Georgetown. […]

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Bill Allowing Kentucky Veterinarians To Report Animal Abuse Moves Forward

A bill that would allow veterinarians to report abuse of animals under their care has passed out of the state Senate Agriculture Committee. Veterinarians in Kentucky are currently prohibited from reporting abuse of animals under their care unless they have the owner’s permission. Kentucky is the only state that prohibits vets from reporting abuse. Senate […]

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A Blood Test To Screen For Impending Injury? New Research Project Shows Promise

For years now, veterinarians and horsemen have dreamed of a day when a simple blood test could give them an early clue about whether a racehorse was about to experience a serious injury, before that horse showed any signs of lameness or abnormal imaging. That day is still a ways off, but early results from […]

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The Lameness Locator Helps ‘See’ What Veterinarians Can’t

When a horse is lame, he is not able to move normally. While lameness can be caused by a myriad of things, the vast majority have one thing in common — they’re caused by pain. “Lameness” is a clinical sign, but not a diagnosis. Many times, the reason a horse is lame isn’t obvious to […]

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Foal Deaths From Nocardioform Placentitis Higher Than Usual So Far In Kentucky

At the close of January 2020, 44 foal deaths had been reported to the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (UKVDL) because of nocardioform placentitis. (This number includes all breeds of horses, not just Thoroughbreds.) Fayette County had 29 reported foal deaths. Thoroughbred Daily News reported that number is high. In a normal year, foal […]

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Report: Clasico Del Caribe Runner Supreme Soul Stuck In U.S. Quarantine Stall For 44 Days

Jamaican Group 1 winner and Clasico del Caribe runner Supreme Soul has found himself caught in a loop of international bureaucracy since he ran at Gulfstream Park on Dec. 8. Trainer Anthony Nunez said the horse has been stuck in a U.S. Department of Agriculture quarantine facility in Florida ever since because the Jamaican government […]

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Parkin: Data Shows Horses Who Ran As Juveniles Have Decreased Risk Of Injury

Dr. Tim Parkin, veterinary epidemiologist at the University of Glasgow, said in a presentation earlier this week that equine injury data shows horses who race as 2-year-olds are at a decreased risk of career-ending injury compared to those who did not. Parkin has pointed out this correlation before in his study of data from the […]

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Thoroughbred Makeover Diaries Presented By Excel Equine: Horowitz’s Unlikely Journey from Broadcasting to Riding Horses

Today we’re launching a new monthly series called the Thoroughbred Makeover Diaries. Jonathan Horowitz has long been a racetrack announcer and commentator at the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover. This year, Horowitz is planning to experience the action of the Makeover up close and personal as a competitor with new mount Cubbie Girl North. Each […]

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‘He May Be Able To Save Horses’ Lives’: The Mysterious Disease That Claimed Empire Maker

For many people, Empire Maker was an appropriately-named horse whose legacy as a stallion will live on well after his death this week at the age of 20. His veterinarians, Dr. Lauren Javernick and Dr. Nathan Slovis also hope the Gainesway stallion may also one day be remembered for helping other horses suffering from a […]

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