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‘Unparalleled Reputation’: Benson Appointed Chief Veterinary Officer For Stronach

The Stronach Group has announced that well-respected equine veterinarian Dr. Dionne Benson has been appointed as the Chief Veterinary Officer for The Stronach Group. For the past seven years, Dr. Benson has been the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer for the internationally-renowned Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) in Lexington, KY. “We are thrilled […]

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PAULICK’S ‘ASTOUNDING LACK OF UNDERSTANDING’

I didn’t expect to be roundly applauded by the leadership at the American Association of Equine Practitioners when I suggested last week that their white paper, entitled “Putting the Horse First: Veterinary Recommendations for the Safety and Welfare of the Thoroughbred Racehorse,” while well-intentioned was a bit naïve in its call for uniformity in an […]

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CHRB COMMENT ON BARN SEARCHES

By Ray Paulick Dr Rick Arthur, who gave up his equine surgery and veterinary practice in 2006 to become medical director for the California Horse Racing Board, commented on the regulatory agency’s policy regarding barn searches and the calling of positive tests for prohibited medications in horses. Arthur, a former president of the American […]

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