Racing’s Red Tape Keeps Equine Therapists From Their Work In New York

In a stall at Todd Pletcher’s Keeneland barn in mid-April, a normally-fractious colt could be found relaxing, one leg cocked, lower lip drooping and eyes half-closed. Veronica Caravella was busy moving a flexible hose deliberately around various muscle groups as she applied pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy to relax tense or tired muscles. Caravella watched […]

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Report: New York Veterinary Board Limits Use Of Popular Therapy To Veterinarians And Technicians

A recent letter from the New York Board of Veterinary Medicine could cause problems for equine therapists and trainers throughout the state’s racing industry, according to a report from Thoroughbred Daily News. The regulatory board stated in a letter from earlier in April that pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) may only be used by veterinarians […]

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