equine deaths

Seven Cheltenham Festival Deaths Prompt RSPCA To Meet With British Horseracing Authority

The hugely popular Cheltenham Festival in the United Kingdom was darkened this week as the four-day event gave way to seven equine deaths, the highest toll in at least the past 10 years. The Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals announced that it would be calling a meeting with the British Horseracing Authority […]

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Australian University Investigating Mystery Illness Affecting Equines

The University of Adelaide has researchers investigating the potential causes of an unknown illness that affected 14 horses in different regions of South Australia last year, killing eight of them. The affected horses suddenly became very ill, and began sweating, having muscle trembling, breathing rapidly and exhibiting general weakness; some also had a loss of […]

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What Happened Here? Causes of Feed Contamination

Cases of equine feed contamination have made national headlines in the last few months, many of them with deadly consequences. Beginning in Florida, where 22 horses were poisoned by monensin-contaminated feed from Lakeland Animal Nutrition, and most recently in South Carolina, where three horses were supposedly poisoned by ADM Alliance Nutrition, feed and concerns for […]

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Three Horses Dead After Three Days of Cheltenham Festival

Britain’s Cheltenham Festival of steeplechase races has been marred by three total equine deaths in as many days since its opening on March 11. Wednesday’s racing saw two horses, Akdam and Stack The Deck, put down after serious injuries, while Our Conor was euthanized after a fall during the Champions Hurdle on Tuesday. Royal Society […]

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California Post-Mortem Program Has Major Flaw

One year ago, horsemen in New York were facing a major crisis when state government and racing regulators demanded answers for the sudden increase in equine racing fatalities at Aqueduct racetrack. Gov. Andrew Cuomo formed a task force to study the issue, and their report was the foundation of some significant recommendations that were put […]

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