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Fatigue A Key Factor In Soft Palate Issues In Racehorses

New research shows that fatigue plays a key role in the displacement of the soft palate in racehorses during exercise, resulting in poor performance. As horses can breathe only through their nose, when the edges of the soft palate cover the epiglottis during exercise, called Dorsal Displacement of the Soft Palate (DDSP), the horse cannot […]

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Can A Genipin Injection Treat Soft Palate Issues In Horses?

Recent research suggests genipin may be a treatment for the dorsal displacement of the soft palate (DDSP) in horses. Horses can’t breathe through their mouths; the soft palate fits around the base of the epiglottis and inhaled air passes from the nasal passages into the trachea. When a horse swallows, the larynx closes and the […]

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EDWIN ANTHONY’S PEDIGREE REPORT: DISCREETLY MINE

Pedigree consultant and author Edwin Anthony examines the bloodlines of Discreetly Mine, winner of the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds, in the second in a series of articles written exclusively for the Paulick Report. Click here to view last week’s article, looking at the pedigree of Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth winner Eskendereya. […]

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EDWIN ANTHONY PEDIGREE REPORT: RACHEL ALEXANDRA

Pedigree consultant and author Edwin Anthony examines the bloodlines of Rachel Alexandra, the heavy pre-race favorite for Friday’s Kentucky Oaks, in his final analysis in a series of articles written exclusively for the Paulick Report. Anthony previously looked at leading candidates for the Kentucky Derby: Louisiana Derby winner Friesan Fire, Florida Derby winner Quality […]

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