Articles posted September 18, 2012

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Following Up on the Pledge

Following Up on the Pledge

Nearly two months have passed since a coalition of more than 60 owners launched an experiment into Salix-free racing, pledging to run their 2-year-olds without the controversial anti-bleeder medication read blog

Del Mar announces extra 10 percent purse payment

Del Mar's horsemen earned an extra 10 percent payment on top of already record-breaking purse payouts as final figures became available for the track's 2012 summer racing season. Meeting Friday, the Thoroughbred Owners of California's board of directors approved the additional payout, which totaled $1,466,532.

Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM)

Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM)

Stumbling, incoordination, asymmetrical lameness, muscle loss, and seizures. These are some of the possible clinical signs of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM). Dr. Stephen Reed, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital will present case studies of horses with EPM, offering insight into diagnosis and treatment from the clinician's perspective.

Preakness winner Deputed Testamony dead at 32

Deputed Testamony, the most recent Maryland-bred to win his home state's most prestigious event, the Preakness at Pimlico, died Tuesday at Bonita Farm in Darlington, Maryland. At the time of his death, Deputed Testamony, 32, was the oldest living winner of a U.S. classic.

Benton, Moore awarded Jockey Club Jack Goodman Scholarships

Matthew Benton and Christina Moore, students at the University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program (RTIP), have been awarded The Jockey Club Jack Goodman Scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year, it was jointly announced Tuesday by Matt Iuliano, executive vice president and executive director of The Jockey Club, and Doug Reed, director of the RTIP.

New Equine EEE, WNV Cases Confirmed Across Country

Summer might be winding down in some areas of the country, but the number of equine mosquito-borne disease cases continues to rise. Animal health officials in California, Kentucky, and Vermont have all issued statements regarding newly confirmed cases of either Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) or West Nile virus (WNV) in the past week.

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