Study Finds that Racing Careers Not Shortened by EIPH

A recently completed study of Thoroughbred race horses has shown that there is no difference in the length of racing careers between horses that experienced some level of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) and those that did not. The Blood-Horse reports that the study, which took place over a five-year period, examined 822 geldings that were […]

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TOBA, Flair Sponsor Informative Seminar on EIPH Treatment

The makers of FLAIR Nasal Strips, in partnership with the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, sponsored a seminar at Keeneland April 9 to discuss the treatment of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) by non-medicinal means. The Blood-Horse reported that Dr. Jim Chiapetta, one of the co-inventors of the FLAIR strips, discussed that while there currently is […]

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The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Lasix – An International Veterinary Perspective

Brian Stewart is the head of Equine Welfare and Veterinary Services for Racing Victoria, the primary authority overseeing horse racing in the region of Australia that includes Melbourne.  Formerly a private practitioner in Caulfield, Stewart was the head of Veterinary Regulation and International Liaison for the Hong Kong Jockey Club from 2002-2011. He has served […]

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The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Lasix – A Racetrack Practitioner’s Perspective

Dr. Don Shields has been a Southern California racetrack practitioner for more than 25 years since his graduation from the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. While he has specialty training in diagnostic ultrasound and has performed numerous stem-cell and platelet rich plasma treatments to injured tendons and ligaments of horse, Dr. […]

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California panel: ‘The only treatment to decrease EIPH severity is furosemide’

Thoroughbred Owners of California representatives joined nationally prominent owners and trainers to hear a panel of international scientists discuss Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage (EIPH) and other critical Thoroughbred injuries in Beverly Hills on Jan. 18. Following the day-long forum, the distinguished panel issued the following consensus statement on EIPH: Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage (E.I.P.H.) is a […]

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Would medication ban be form of class warfare?

(Editor’s Note: The following commentary is from Steve Montemarano, a board member of the Ohio Thoroughbred Fund and an equine sales executive for Merck.) Eliminating race day medication has little to do with protecting horse health, improving the breed, or making Thoroughbred racing a better sport. In reality it is a veiled attempt by elitists […]

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Eric Mitchell: American breeding industry has global responsibility on EIPH

Eric Mitchell of the Blood-Horse takes a hard look at one of the most sobering pieces of information to come out of the International Summit on Race Day Medication, EIPH and the Racehorse held at Belmont Park June 13-14 — a South African study identifying a genetic link to exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhaging (EIPH), or “bleeding.” […]

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Study suggests EIPH is an inherited trait

Eric Mitchell of the Blood-Horse summarizes the findings of South African-based international veterinarian John McVeigh, which were revealed during the two-day Medication Summit at Belmont Park and which suggest horses that are bleeders may pass the trait on to their progeny. “The relationship between runners with EIPH and the stallion has a heritability of 0.4, […]

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Proposed legislation would impose ‘zero tolerance’ on drugs

No one in the Thoroughbred racing industry can say Congressman Ed Whitfield didn’t warn them. Whitfield, a nine-term Republican representing Kentucky’s First Congressional district, has filed legislation entitled the “Interstate Horseracing Improvement Act of 2011” that, as currently proposed, would eliminate the use of any currently permitted therapeutic or illegal, performance-enhancing drugs for racehorses, in […]

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