Cutting-edge skin cancer treatment

Cutting-edge skin cancer treatment

Group 1 1996 Breeders Cup Classic winner Alphabet Soup is undergoing a revolutionary skin cancer treatment that could save his life. The 26 year-old grey resides at Old Friends Equine retirement home in Kentucky. The cutting-edge cancer treatment is a vaccine that...

Animal rights spark propaganda war

The North American thoroughbred industry was warned in no uncertain terms that it can expect to face increasingly frequent public relations and legal battles from animal rights groups in the future. At the Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming in Tucson, Arizona on...

Research into Horse Transport

Researchers from the University of Sydney are studying the impact of horse transport management practices on horse health and welfare. The resulting study, ‘A Survey on Transport Management Practices Associated with Injuries and Health Problems in Horses’...

Ulcers in Young Horses

Equine ulcers were first recognized in horses more than 30 years ago.  Unbuffered acid, or acid exposure of non-glandular regions of the stomach not normally protected by mucus, can lead to erosion and ulcerations of the lining. Now we know that gastric (stomach)...

Detection and prevention of bone injuries

The Victorian racing industry will spend more than $5 million on research aimed at the detection and prevention of bone injuries in racehorses. University of Melbourne researchers will undertake a three-year study to better identify horses that may be at risk of...

The real problem with drugs in racing

The potential impact of drugs that seek to enhance the peak performance levels of racehorses has generated quite a bit of comment given just how hot a topic drugs in sport are right now. However, while drugs such as anabolic steroids and cobalt chloride that bid to...

Equine Herpes Virus Vaccine

As many of you have no doubt been aware (and concerned about) there has been a shortage of Duvaxyn EHV1,4 in Australia in the past year.  TBA is pleased to announce that the first batch of the vaccine is likely to arrive in August this year, a full 12 months shorter...

Yeast benefits Bun in the Oven

If your broodmare has a “bun in the oven,” that bun might benefit from some live yeast. With the foal season starting in two months, French researchers say yeast could give your foal’s digestive system a better start in life. “Our results, albeit preliminary,...

New rules for vets in New York

The New York State Gaming Commission has put together a proposed rule it hopes will add scrutiny to the practices of racetrack veterinarians. The proposal would require vets to limit drug administrations to treatment of ailments and preventative medical procedures. ...

Bone Cysts

Bone cysts are a condition that frustrate horse owners, and although they are a relatively common occurrence, how and why they develop is still not fully understood or agreed upon. Bone cysts are cyst-like structures that develop below the articular cartilage surface...

Weight counts at Remington Park

Pre-race protocols at the 2016 Remington Park summer-autumn meet in the USA will include the weighing of horses before competition. Twenty-five years after Remington first started offering horse weight information to the public, track president Scott Wells will bring...

Osteochondrosis

Have a young foal with osteochondrosis?  Don’t panic or put him under the corrective surgery knife just yet.  A new study has shown that up to two-thirds of all radiographic findings in weanlings can change – usually for the better – within a year. A...