Keyword: veterinarians

  • New York Veterinarian Fined, Suspended

    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.

  • ROAP Chariman Hugh Gallagher

    ROAP Examines Reciprocity on Various 'Lists'

    The Racing Officials Accreditation Program hopes to make progress this year on protocol that will keep horses placed on various lists from showing up and racing at other tracks while ineligible under current guidelines.

  • Racetrack Vet Group Takes Proactive Approach

    An organization formed to represent the interests of racetrack veterinarians has become proactive in the area of research into therapeutic medications and continues to make its case that vets should be part of drug reform.

  • Latson to Serve as AAEP On Call Vet

    Equine surgeon Keith Latson will represent the American Association of Equine Practitioners' On Call program and assist NBC Sports with horse health information during the May 1-2 live racing telecasts from Churchill Downs.

  • Vets Address Ohio Commission on Medication

    Racetrack veterinarians told the Ohio State Racing Commission April 28 they support uniform medication policies, but because their top priority is the welfare of the racehorse, the state's rules should remain in place.

  • Four Penn National Vets Face Federal Charges

    In a move that sounded a lot like the other shoe dropping, federal criminal charges have been filed against four racetrack veterinarians involved in treating horses at Penn National Race Course near Grantville, Pa.

  • Frank Stronach

    Gulfstream Plans Lasix-Free Races in 2015

    Gulfstream Park, which plans to become the racetrack prototype for integrity in the sport, is to to offer furosemide-free races for 2-year-olds in 2015 and eventually operate an on-track pharmacy to control medication.

  • Ogden Mills Phipps

    Phipps: Make Public Triple Crown Vet Records

    The chairman of The Jockey Club April 14 called for public release of the veterinary records of all horses entered in this year's Triple Crown races, and also said the industry should partner with USADA to push drug reform.

  • Insight Into African Horse Sickness

    Various trainers and veterinarians discuss challenges importing and exporting horses from South Africa with quarantine regulations due to African Horse Sickness. Including concerns for contenders in the 2013 Breeders' Cup.

  • Trade Zone: Physical Therapy

    Owners, therapists, and veterinarians can use manual therapies to aid equine recovery and support maintenance.

  • Alliance Eyes Spot Checks After NY Report

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance plans to do spot checks to ensure accredited racetracks are adhering to its code of standards, an alliance official said Sept. 29.

  • WV Begins Long Process of Examining Salix

    The West Virginia Racing Commission heard the pros and cons of race-day furosemide use Sept. 17 and pledged to examine the steps necessary to implement mandatory administration of the anti-bleeding drug by third-party vets.

  • Trainer Dallas Stewart (left) and West Point Thoroughbreds president Terry Finley speak at the ownership seminar.

    Owner-Trainer Relationship Topic at Seminar

    There may be plenty of data out there on trainer performance, but for owners, selecting a conditioner involves much more than numbers, according to an owner and trainer that have worked together for about 15 years.

  • JD Howard with Better Than Honor

    Two for the Show - by Lenny Shulman

    Equine veterinarians typically treat thousands of patients throughout their years in practice, making it highly unlikely that they will be remembered for their work with a certain horse. Meet Dr. JD Howard

  • Dr. Rick Arthur

    Vets See Progress in Equine Health, Safety

    Veterinarians said the racing industry is making significant progress in identifying causes for equine injuries, and they urged patience despite persistent negative public perception in regard to racehorse breakdowns.

  • Veterinarian Asbury Dies at Age 80

    Dr. Atwood C. "Woody" Asbury, retired equine veterinarian and a consultant to the Grayson Jockey Club Research Foundation, died Nov. 17 in Versailles, Ky., after a lengthy illness. He was 80.

  • RMTC: Tighten Salix Rules, Ban Adjunct Drugs

    An industry consortium supports administration of Salix by regulatory veterinarians only and a ban on adjunct bleeder drugs, but will continue to study a pilot program proposal to ban the use of race-day Salix in 2-year-olds.

  • Runde Named Maryland Distinguished Vet

    Dr. Chris H. Runde, chairman of the Maryland State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, has been selected to receive the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association's 2010 Distinguished Veterinarian Award.

  • RCI Rule Toughens Trainer Suspensions

    The Association of Racing Commissioners International has approved changes to existing model rules that crack down on suspended trainers transferring horses to family members or close associates during their time of suspension, and require trainers to request split samples of TCO2 testing at the original time of testing.

  • Safety Alliance Circulates Standards

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has circulated a list of more than 15 compliance standards that could be finalized in early March and serve as the basis for accreditation in the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance.

  • Tampa Veterinarians Must Pay to Play

    Tampa Bay Downs is requiring veterinarians to pay their first-ever licensing fees for its meet that begins Dec. 13. A licensing fee for blacksmiths was planned but has been put off until the 2009-10 racing season.

  • Critical Care Center Being Built in PA

    Ground has been officially broken for the state-of-the-art James M. Moran Jr. Critical Care Center at Penn Vet's New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa.

  • Two Harness Vets Suspended, Fined

    Veterinarians Rick Rothfuss and Rick Mather of Columbus, Ohio, each have been fined $10,000 and have drawn six-month suspensions as a result of an initial investigation at The Red Mile trotting track in Lexington, Ky.

  • Vet Leaves; Scollay Has Added Duties

    Dr. Mary Scollay, equine medical director for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, will temporarily serve as chief racing veterinarian in Kentucky with the departure of Dr. Lafe Nichols.

  • Dr. Steve Allday addressed the April 2 Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers' Club meeting at Keeneland.

    Allday Addresses Farm Managers' Club

    Dr. Steve Allday urged small breeding operations to create and maintain lines of communication with racetrack practitioners in comments made during the April 2 Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers' Club meeting at Keeneland.

  • Copelan Named Thoroughbred Club 'Honor Guest'

    Pioneering equine veterinary practitioner Dr. Robert Copelan has been named the Honor Guest of the Thoroughbred Club of America's 76th annual testimonial dinner, club president Mike Barnett announced Aug. 31.

  • Chief Racetrack Veterinarian Removed in Kentucky

    Dr. Gary Wilson, Kentucky's chief racetrack veterinarian, was given a letter Dec. 23 stating his services were no longer needed, according to Mark York, executive director of communications for the state Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet, which oversees the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority.

  • Drug-Rule Changes Said to Impact Turfway Entry Box

    More than 3 1/2 inches of rain had absolutely no impact on the new Polytrack at Turfway Park, which opens the evening of Sept. 7, but the impending change in race-day medication regulations for Thoroughbred racing in Kentucky is said to have put a dent in the opening-night entry box.

  • Split Ruling Issued on Kentucky Medication Injunction

    A judge has denied a request by the Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association for a temporary injunction to delay implementation of a new equine medication policy in Kentucky, but he made an exception for veterinarians.

  • Vet Students in Lexington for Seminar

    Approximately 500 third-year veterinary students will participate in the third annual Opportunities in Equine Practice Seminar Sept. 2-4 in Lexington.