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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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Health And Safety Highlight Regulatory Veterinarian Continuing Education Conference

Sixty regulatory and official racetrack veterinarians from jurisdictions around the world participated in the third annual Regulatory Veterinarian Continuing Education Conference at Santa Anita Park on March 2 and 3. Presented by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) and National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Safety & Integrity Alliance, the meeting provided training and presented […]

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‘I’m Going To Make People Mad’: Churchill’s New Equine Medical Director Up To The Challenge

Dr. Will Farmer, recently announced as the new equine medical director at Churchill Downs, Inc., is formulating a plan to reduce fatal injuries across the company’s three racetracks. According to the Courier-Journal, the 39-year-old former racing regulator will use his increased resources to implement additional pre-race screening and training oversight. “I’m going to make people […]

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Kentucky Racing Commission Chief Vet Dismissed

Dr. Will Farmer, the chief veterinarian for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission since 2012, has been dismissed by Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration. The Lexington Herald-Leader confirmed the news on Friday with Marc Guilfoil, the new executive director of the KHRC. Guilfoil told the Herald-Leader that Farmer’s duties will now be handled by Dr. Bruce Howard. Howard, like Farmer, has been […]

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