Tag Archive for Medicine and Research

Endurance Strategic Planning Group Composition Announced

Lausanne (SUI), 2 September 2013, FEI PRESS RELEASE ~ The FEI has announced the composition of an Endurance Strategic Planning Group further to the unanimous recommendations of the Round Table held on 24 July. The Group will be chaired by Andrew Finding, European Equestrian Federation Board Member and CEO of the British Equestrian Federation. The members of…

USEF Town Hall Meetings – Welfare of the Horse in the 21st Century

April 3, 2013, Lexington, KY ~ From the USEF Communications Department- The first of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Town Hall Meetings series was hosted by Equestrian Sport Productions at their FTI Winter Equestrian Festival show grounds on March 27, 2013. Federation representatives joined prominent industry owners, trainers, and veterinarians to discuss topical issues contributing to unprecedented public scrutiny relating…

Darley COO resigns from Breeder’s Cup Board over drug decision

March 3, 2014 ~ A press release from Oliver Tait, Darley’s chief operating officer, states that he has resigned from the board of the Breeders’ Cup because of the organization’s medication policy. “The Breeders’ Cup has reversed its previously agreed and stated position that the 2013 Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be conducted without Lasix,”…

Bahrain Receives Glanders All Clear

October 15, 2012, Bahrain ~ According to the  Gulf Daily News –the European Union has  given the kingdom the stamp of approval to lift its ban on the movement and export of horses nearly two-and-a-half years after the restrictions were put in place. No new cases have been reported since two horses were put down after…

EHV-1 Quarantine lifted for California

February 14, 2012~  According to the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA): “There are no facilities in California under quarantine for EHV-1. Otherwise known as Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy. Further, CDFA has not made any recommendations for the cancellation of any equine events.  Horse owners traveling to an equine event are reminded that there is always risk…

Glanders will keep Bharain’s horses isolated until March

January 4, 2012, Bahrain ~ According to Bharian’s Daily News, the Kingdom has been given an “all-clear”  from the deadly equine disease,  glanders. No new cases have been reported for two months, not since two horses were put down after testing positive last November, according to Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs Ministry livestock director, Abdulrahman Shawqi…

Dr. Margaret Sleeper, Veterinarian Cardiologist, Top Competitor

Margaret (Meg) Sleeper, VMD, DACVIM (Cardiology), Section Chief Cardiology, Associate Professor of Cardiology Frenchtown, New Jersey     Born: 1967             The top ranking endurance rider in the 2011 United States Equestrian Federation’s Endurance Standings says that finding time is the challenge. This is no wonder, as Dr. Margaret Sleeper has…

2011 World Equine Veterinary Association Bi-Annual Conference, Hyderabad, India

   November 11, Hyderabad, India~Designated World Veterinary Year, 2011, the World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA) celebrated the 250th anniversary of the first veterinary school in Lyons, France, the birth of the modern veterinary profession. WEVA`s biennial congress, number 12, attracted Delegates from all over the globe to network and to hear recognized speakers such as…

Bahrain still under Glanders isolation

   November 7, Manama, Bahrain~ A ban on the movement of horses in Bahrain that was due to be lifted this month has been extended until March, 2012, according to the Gulf Daily News. Municipal and Urban Planning Affairs Ministry livestock director Abdulrahman Shawqi Al Mannai confirmed two horses at the Dilmun Club stables had…

USEF Rule Changes to the Drugs and Medication Rules for USA Competition Horses

November 7, 2011~ Beginning December 1, 2011, only one of the seven approved Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs listed in the USEF Rule GR 410.4 will be permitted to be present in the same plasma or urine sample. Revisions have been made regarding detection times of some of the therapeutic drugs used on competition horses.  Most notably,…

US New Policy Approves Recommendations Regarding Race Day Medications

   August 4, HEBRON, KY —The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) board of directors voted today to support a requirement that furosemide only be administered on race day by regulatory veterinarians. The board also voted its support for the elimination of adjunct bleeder medications as well as enhanced security measures and a more severe…

Understanding social media and how it can help promote and grow your business

By Tania A. Cubitt   Performance Horse Nutrition, Virginia, USA  Excerpts from Alltech’s 27th Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium     Lexington Kentucky ~Everywhere you turn someone is talking about social media. But what is it? Is it the grand panacea of marketing or is it a waste of time for solo and small business owners? More…

UC Davis finds positive results for treating tendon and ligament injuries

   June 1 Davis, California ~At the University of California at Davis Veterinary Research Center, equine injuries which may have previously been career ending may be reversed by regenerative medicine. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is being used successfully in the treatment of tendon and ligament issues. The functional Molecular Biology Laboratory is developing methods to create…