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Thoroughbred Industry Organizations’ Statements On Current Crisis

It began with a media death watch during a cold and wet winter at Santa Anita Park. As the number of racing and training fatalities increased at the Arcadia, Calif., track (it topped out at 30 from Dec. 26 through June 22), local and then national media began to take notice. Santa Anita owner Belinda […]

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More Than 5,100 Gather For American Association Of Equine Practitioners Convention In San Francisco

With a focus on practical knowledge and skills, cutting-edge treatments and advanced diagnostics, the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ 64th Annual Convention drew 5,156 veterinary professionals, students, guests and exhibitors from 45 countries to San Francisco, Calif., Dec. 1–5. The meeting offered 127.5 hours of continuing education across all aspects of equine medicine, including dentistry, […]

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New Farrier Organization Seeks To Address Continuing Education In Profession

In 2011, a group of farriers saw the need for a trade organization that focused on education rather than certification. The result was the American Association of Professional Farriers, which welcomes farriers from all equine disciplines. Since its inception, 800 farriers have joined the AAPF. In forming the new organization, the founders met with David […]

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Do you know an individual or organization who you think we should consider for an upcoming “Good News Friday” feature? Then please e-mail [email protected] with the name of the individual or organization and a brief description of why you think they should be featured. Additionally, we’d like to thank Rob Whiteley and Liberation Farm for […]

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By Ray Paulick Whenever I think about horse racing’s crazy-quilt regulatory system that has ruling bodies in 38 different states, I recall the time an official at some racetrack asked Hall of Famer Bill Mott to show his trainer’s license before entering a restricted area. Mott reached into his Wrangler’s and pulled out what appeared […]

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