equine welfare

IFAR Presentations From Fourth Annual Thoroughbred Aftercare Forum Now Available Online

PowerPoint presentations and videos from the fourth International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR) are now available online. The presentations and videos can be found at internationalracehorseaftercare.com under the “IFAR Conference for 2020” tab or at bit.ly/ifar2020. The conference was held February 20 as part of the Asian Racing Conference (ARC) in Cape Town, South Africa. The […]

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Kentucky Horse Council Ready With A ‘Safety Net’ For Horse Owners Impacted By COVID-19

As the country braces for long-term economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems all but certain a number of Americans will find themselves unemployed or underemployed. The Kentucky Horse Council anticipates that some of those people will be horse owners. The Council is a 501c3 organization which provides a number of educational and support […]

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Santa Anita Cancels Friday Card Due To Anticipated Rains

Santa Anita released the following statement late Monday: Due to the forecasted heavy rain in Southern California, Santa Anita has cancelled racing scheduled for this Friday out of an abundance of caution. Racing for this weekend will be evaluated later this week and will be dependent on the forecast. In the wake of last year’s […]

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Grayson Announces $1.3 Million In Funding For 17 New Research Projects, Including Placentitis Tissue Collection

The board of directors of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced today that it has authorized expenditure of $1,389,637 to fund 17 new projects at 13 universities, four continuing projects, and the Storm Cat Career Development Award. The 2020 slate of research brings Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation’s totals since 1983 to more than $28.8 million to underwrite […]

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Equine Emotion: Often Overlooked And Challenging To Measure

When talking about “equine welfare,” many people assume that if a horse has access to food, water and shelter, it is being cared for appropriately. New research shows that a horse’s emotional state is often ignored when experts are measuring that horse’s well-being. It can be difficult to objectively assess emotional welfare without precise measurements, […]

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A Blood Test To Screen For Impending Injury? New Research Project Shows Promise

For years now, veterinarians and horsemen have dreamed of a day when a simple blood test could give them an early clue about whether a racehorse was about to experience a serious injury, before that horse showed any signs of lameness or abnormal imaging. That day is still a ways off, but early results from […]

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Parkin: Data Shows Horses Who Ran As Juveniles Have Decreased Risk Of Injury

Dr. Tim Parkin, veterinary epidemiologist at the University of Glasgow, said in a presentation earlier this week that equine injury data shows horses who race as 2-year-olds are at a decreased risk of career-ending injury compared to those who did not. Parkin has pointed out this correlation before in his study of data from the […]

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Victoria Trainer Proposes Industry-Led End-Of-Life Options For Retired Racehorses

Peter Moody, a former top trainer in Victoria, took to Twitter to encourage the racing industry to consider opening its own facility to humanely euthanize retired racehorses that cannot be rehomed because or soundness or behavioral issues. His tweet came in response to Racing Victoria’s statement that 2 percent of all prize money would go […]

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LA County DA: ‘No Criminal Wrongdoing’ In Santa Anita Fatalities

Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey today issued a 17-page report on the deaths of horses at Santa Anita Park with more than two dozen recommendations on how to improve safety at all California racetracks. The report found no criminal wrongdoing at Santa Anita Park. “Horse racing has inherent risks but is a legally […]

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