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Welfare and Rehoming Articles
The number of racetrack fatalities is still trending in the right direction, with 2022's figures being the lowest ever recorded, but even still there is work to be done to improve, and that is what the industry is set on.
horse welfare injuries racetrack safety soundness
Cody's Wish - 1st - G1 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile - Santa Anita, USA - 04 November 2023
Welfare and Rehoming Articles
The report found some factors that may have contributed to the fatalities, while also concluding that there was no link that covered all 14 deaths.
horse welfare injuries racetrack safety soundness
Welfare and Rehoming Articles
The governing body of the USA Industry, the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority plans to make changes to reduce the fatality rate within racing by putting measures in place to minimise risk.
crisis management horse welfare public acceptance
Rainy paddock pre-race with groom
Welfare and Rehoming Articles
Furosemide (Lasix) has been used in USA horseracing, which has been controversial. HISA aims to find out in a scientific manner the positives and negatives for its use when it comes to training and racing.
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welfare Articles

Thoroughbred hooves with ermine spots
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Many risk factors have been identified, which can allow for improved management of them with regard to thoroughbred racing. Future studies have been recommended to investigate the success of any interventions
horse welfare injuries soundness
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This scientific study looks into the relationship between historical lameness, medication usage, surgery and exercise with catastrophic musculoskeletal injury in Racehorses.
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