Articles posted March 24, 2011

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

TVG Eliminates 20 Positions

TVG has eliminated 20 positions, including some of those held by on-air racing analysts, in what was termed a "streamlining" move by the company owner, British-based Betfair.

Jockey Club Continues Support for TRF

The Jockey Club has pledged its continued support for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, the country's largest equine retirement program that has come under scrutiny over the past week.

Horse Sedation with an Oral Gel (AAEP 2010)

We've all heard about or witnessed horses that simply refuse to be restrained long enough for the veterinarian to administer a much-needed intravenous sedative. Authors of a recent study suggest that a sedative-containing gel might be just what the doctor ordered in these cases.

Box Fan Recall Could Affect Horse Owners

Lasko Products Inc., manufacturer of home appliances such as fans and heaters, is recalling approximately 4.8 million box fans (similar to those frequently used in barns by horse owners) after an electrical problem in the fan's motor has caused some of these fans to catch fire, reportedly causing several house fires and a barn fire.

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