Regulatory Vet Continuing Education Organizers Honored: Bloodhorse 4/10/19

ARCI Press Release: On the closing day of its 2019 Racing Integrity and Animal Welfare Conference, held last week in Arcadia, Calif., the Association of Racing Commissioners International honored organizers of the annual Regulatory Veterinarian Continuing Education conference. The special President's Award, recognizing exemplary service and contribution to racing integrity, was presented to Dr. Dionne

Test sought to identify new horse blood-doping strategy: Horsetalk 3/11/19

Press Release: Anecdotal reports suggest that some racehorses are being given micro-doses of recombinant human erythropoietin to improve performance, according to the equine medical director for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. The micro-dosing regime is designed to avoid detection of the drug, which stimulates the production of oxygen-carrying red blood cells. Abuse of the substance,

Day 1 Recap: Regulatory Vet Continuing Education

A cooperative spirit permeated Day 1 of the inaugural Regulatory/Official Veterinary Continuing Education conference (#RegVetCE) as a capacity group of 61 attendees – representing more than 100 racetracks worldwide – gathered at Keeneland to trade ideas and emphasize the importance of formal information sharing between jurisdictions. The two-day continuing education conference for regulatory and official racetrack veterinarians,

The Trouble With Aminorex: Paulick Report 4/17/18

By: Natalie Voss Aminorex has already caused a few headaches for regulators. If a recent Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council (EDRC) meeting is any indication, it's destined to have a few more reaching for the aspirin. Aminorex is a stimulant that was once available in the human market as a weight loss aid. It was

Kentucky Dates for 2018 Unchanged: Daily Racing Form 10/17/17

By: Matt Hegarty The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a schedule of racing dates for next year that looks nearly identical to the schedule for the past two years. This is the second year in the row in which there has been no public discord over the dates assignments, following several years

Steady Strides Toward Safety: Blood-Horse 6/2/17

By: Frank Angst In 2016 nearly 150 horses who seven years earlier might have been lost to catastrophic breakdowns while racing, safely walked off the track after competing and returned to their barns. Those accidents that never happened can be attributed to an industry that has worked to gather better information on catastrophic breakdowns, new

Kentucky Commission Adopts RCI Model Drug Rules: Paulick Report 4/18/17

By: Natalie Voss The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted unanimously Tuesday afternoon to accept model drug rules set by the Association for Racing Commissioners International. Dr. Mary Scollay, equine medical director for the commission, said the updates represented about a year's work and more than 175 individual edits to bring the state's rules in line

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