Articles posted October 11, 2011

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Leparoux Scheduled to Ride Oct. 12

Leparoux Scheduled to Ride Oct. 12

Julien Leparoux, who escaped serious injury in a frightening spill, plans to ride at Keeneland Oct. 12, according to his agent, Steve Bass. The 28-year-old jockey is named on eight mounts on the nine-race card.

Cortisol Test Might Detect Horses at Higher Risk for Colic

Preventing colic often is easier than dealing with it. But how can you tell if your horse is at risk for colicking and, thus, make necessary adjustments to his life to reduce his colic risk? A group of Brazilian researchers recently proposed that a fairly simple method, known as cortisol circadian rhythm (CCR) ratio, could be used to identify horses under...

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