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Virginia's White New AAEP President

Dr. Nathaniel White was inducted as the 2010 president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) during the organization's 55th annual convention, which ended its five-day run in Las Vegas Dec. 9.

Betfair Wants to Expand U.S. Wagering

Betfair Wants to Expand U.S. Wagering

Betfair, operator of the Great Britain-based betting exchange and owner of TVG, wants to work with the United States pari-mutuel industry to expand wagering opportunities, a top official with the company said Dec. 8.

Ky. Derby Trail: December Doldrums

Ky. Derby Trail: December Doldrums

Who cares if it's only December? You can still pretend eggnog is really a mint julep or that Santa means Santa Anita Derby or that poinsettias smell like roses or that "Jingle Bells" sounds like "My Old Kentucky Home."

HealthWatch: Colic Surgery for Older Horses

Geriatric horses have lower survival rates than younger horses following exploratory colic surgery, but a year later there's no significant difference in survival rates between the age groups.

Racehorse Issues Leader to Receive AAEP Distinguished Service Award

The American Association of Equine Practitioners will recognize a past president who has guided the AAEP in racing and welfare issues with the annual Distinguished Service Award during the 55th Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nev. AAEP Past President Scott Palmer, VMD, Dipl. ABVP, of Clarksburg, N.J., will receive the award Dec. 8 at the annual President&...

Can Public, Fans Understand Drug Testing?

The sensitivity of equine drug testing is a big plus for the racing industry, but it also has created confusion. How are the public and media supposed to understand when some industry participants can't make sense of it?

Five Questions: Eric Alwan

Five Questions: Eric Alwan

The Sunland Derby on March 28 will be graded for the first time in 2010. We caught up with Sunland Park publicity director Eric Alwan this week as he was preparing for the track's opening and asked him five questions.

Laminitis Research Group at RVC Receives Grant to Study Exercise Effects

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in collaboration with the Laminitis Consortium, the UK's leading laminitis research body, has been awarded a grant of £134,425 (roughly $220,730) by the Laminitis Trust, to investigate the effects of exercise on horses and ponies that are predisposed to pasture-associated laminitis. The WALTHAM–initi...

IEAH Supplementing Amen Hallelujah to Starlet

Amen Hallelujah, third-place finisher in the Alcibiades Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland in her last start, is to be supplemented to the $300,000 Hollywood Starlet (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies at Hollywood Park Dec. 20, closing day of the autumn meet.

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