Keyword: health

  • Salix

    Studies on Lasix Administration Progressing

    In a presentation at the RCI conference March 23 in New Orleans, Jockey Club executive director Matt Iuliano highlighted studies examining the efficacy of administering furosemide at least 24 hours before a race.

  • Health Zone: Broodmare Care

    Udder problems are not as common in mares as in cows, but a number of things can occasionally occur to create problems for the mare.

  • CHRB Moves Forward on Third-Party Lasix

    Nearly a month after the California Horse Racing Board hit the brakes on third-party administration of furosemide in the state, the governing body spent just more than a minute to move the process along at a meeting Sept. 16.

  • Health Zone: Vaccines

    A behind-the-scenes look at how your horse's immune system is best primed for battle.

  • Guild National Manager Terry Meyocks

    Guild Requests Benefits in West Virginia

    Jockeys' Guild National Manager Terry Meyocks told a finance subcommittee of West Virginia's Interim Joint Committee on Finance that he's concerned about the lack of benefits for jockeys who ride at the state's two tracks.

  • TOBA to Offer Breeding Clinic in Lexington

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced May 16 that it will hold a Thoroughbred Breeding Clinic in Lexington May 31-June 2. All aspects of breeding will be presented and farm tours will be included.

  • Equine Herpesvirus-1 Q&A

    Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) is a highly contagious disease that can cause epidemic abortion in mares and respiratory and/or neurologic disease. The neurologic form is often fatal. Our experts answer your EHV-1 questions.

  • Free Equine Rabies Webinar Tonight, Sign Up Now

    Rabies is a life-threatening neurologic disease that can spread from horses to humans. Once horses show clinical signs of rabies, death can occur within days. The best protection you can offer your horse is prevention.

  • RCI Committee to Consider Proposals

    The Model Rules Committee of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) will consider recommendations from The Jockey Club's Welfare and Safety Committee during its next meeting, which is scheduled for Aug. 1.

  • Commentary: It's About Health

    <i>By - John Velazquez</i> - Recently, the Jockeys' Guild has taken two critical actions we believe will strengthen the organization for the long term. In addition, the state of California has enacted legislation vital to jockeys and the Guild.

  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Studies Jockeys

    Exposure to lead from saddle weights and to residue from synthetic surfaces were among several concerns raised on a new topic page about jockeys' safety posted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) on their Web site, the Department of Health and Human Services division reported Oct. 29.

  • EHV-1 claims another horse as precautions continue to be taken at Pimlico.

    Another Horse Euthanized at Pimlico; Laurel Park Cancels Two Racing Cards

    Another horse has been euthanized at Laurel Park after testing positive for equine herpesvirus (EHV-1). A private veterinarian of trainer Joe Delozier euthanized General Strike Jan. 25. The 3-year-old showed no signs of improvement after testing positive for the virus Jan. 19.

  • The Golden Age of Horse Health

    The American Association of Equine Practitioners is celebrating its golden anniversary in 2004, and will hold its 50th annual convention in Denver, Colo., Dec. 4-8. The AAEP was founded in December 1954, in Louisville, Ky., by 11 charter members and now boasts approximately 8,000 members in 57 countries. Based on past conference attendance averages, some 2,700 veterinarians, veterinary students, and technicians will be there, while guests and exhibitors in the trade show that accompanies the conference will bring the grand total to about 5,500.

  • Eastern Equine Encephalitis Cases High in Florida

    The number of confirmed Eastern equine encephalitis cases in horses has risen to 23 in north central Florida, said Dr. Bill Jeter, diagnostic veterinary manager for Florida's Division of Animal Industry. The numbers confirm earlier speculation that 2003 would have higher-than-normal incidences of EEE.

  • Grayson-Jockey Club OKs $748,000 for Research

    The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation board of directors has approved $748,116 in funding for 19 research projects for 2003. It increases the organization's total for equine research since 1983 to more than $10 million.

  • Confirmed Marion County West Nile Cases Down

    Two more horses were found to have tested positive for West Nile virus in Marion County, Fla., the week of Sept. 9, which brings the total number of confirmed cases to 16 for 2002. Last year, there were 66 cases.

  • West Nile Virus Cases Down in Ocala Area

    Many Marion County, Fla., horse farm owners took the advice of their veterinarians seriously and vaccinated their horses against the vector-borne West Nile virus last autumn. It has resulted in a decrease in the number of cases in 2002.