Jay Hickey, who is retiring from his role as president of the American Horse Council, is the 2016 recipient of the organization's prestigious Rolapp Award, which recognizes the late Rich Rolapp, AHC president from 1974-1993.
Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico has quarantined two barns after a horse was euthanized because of complications from equine herpesvirus.
Equimagine full-body equine imaging device allows for open area CT scans of horses.
Though many local veterinarians voiced opposition once again, the California Horse Racing Board approved the third-party administration of race-day Lasix June 16 during a meeting at Santa Anita Park.
The Jockeys' Guild and University of Kentucky will embark on a three-year pilot study, supported by a broad cross-section of Thoroughbred organizations, designed to evolve into the first comprehensive concussion management protocol for jockeys.
Suddenbreakingnews, a Belmont Stakes (gr. I) contender who recently had his sex status changed from gelding to ridgling, might still be considered a gelding had he not contested any of the Triple Crown races.
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium added Dr. Carolyn Cooper to its task force charged with reviewing information on glaucine and addressing the issue of recent positives for the substance.
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium has formed a task force to review information on glaucine and address the issue of recent positives for the substance.
The California Horse Racing Board will again consider adopting a third-party Lasix administration policy at its regular meeting June 16.
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Officials at JACK ThistleDown Racino have quarantined one barn because two horses recently tested positive for strangles.
More than $100,000 was raised for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, which had a major presence May 20-21 on Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) days.
Participants earn credit for the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance Code of Standards.
The New York State Gaming Commission has levied a $2,500 fine and 20-day suspension against veterinarian Carl E. Juul-Nielsen for falsifying veterinarian records for the horse Street Shark, who was scratched from the first race at Aqueduct March 19.
Three cases of EHM were found at the track last month, which just concluded its racing season on May 7.
Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack, and Hotel ended May 10 the additional equine herpesvirus-1 biosecurity protocols implemented April 18.
Proper feeding important at stressful time of a young horses' development
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission will almost triple the number of veterinarians it has on a typical race day to assist with the two biggest programs of the year May 6-7 at Churchill Downs.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and Churchill Downs have outlined protocol for medication, drug testing, security, and safety during Kentucky Derby week, including out-of-competition testing and the monitoring of horses.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced that Belmont Park has earned re-accreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. The track kicks off its spring/summer meet April 29.
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