Articles posted September 25, 2009

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At Keeneland, a Shrouded Silver Lining?

At Keeneland, a Shrouded Silver Lining?

The Keeneland September yearling sale continued Sept. 25 with decreases in all major indices, though some participants see a shrouded silver lining: bargains for those with some cash and an increase in the value of yearlings in a couple of years.

Champion Kona Gold Euthanized

Champion Kona Gold Euthanized

Kona Gold, a resident of the Hall of Champions at the Kentucky Horse Park, was euthanized Sept. 25 after a paddock accident. The 15-year-old gelding had resided at the park since November 2007.

Calder Accredited by NTRA Safety Alliance

Calder Accredited by NTRA Safety Alliance

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Sept. 25 that Calder Race Course has been fully accredited by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance following a complete review of all racing operations at the facility.

Marzelli to Retire from The Jockey Club

Marzelli to Retire from The Jockey Club

Alan Marzelli, the president and chief operating officer of The Jockey Club, will retire from that position at the end of the year, the organization announced Sept. 25.

Equine Antibiotic Resistance Increased after Hospitalization

A team of researchers working at Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital in Liverpool found that Escherichia coli bacteria in a horse's intestine appear to acquire antibiotic resistance while a horse is hospitalized.

The researchers found a significant increase in multiple drug resistance in E. coli samples isolated from horses' feces afte...

EHV-1 Neurologic Disease a Challenge for Researchers

Despite the remarkable advances in understanding neurologic disease in horses, including the identification of the single genetic mutation that gives rise to the neuropathogenic form of equine herpesvirus type-1 (EHV-1), virologists continue to experience frustrations when it comes to studying EHV-1 in the experimental setting.

EHV-1 causes aborti...

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