Thoroughbred Health Conditions Discussed at CBA Seminar

Scoping yearlings and significant findings in radiographs were among the major topics covered.

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The reasons to scope Thoroughbred yearlings and significant findings in radiographs were among the major topics covered at the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association (CBA) educational seminar at Keeneland, Feb. 4 in Lexington, Ky.

The seminar was the first of its kind to be hosted by the CBA, an organization founded in 2005 as a constructive forum and voice for the people who develop and bring sale horses to market.

CBA president Craig Bandoroff was pleased with the attendance at the seminar. He estimated at least 300 people showed up from the 377 that had registered.

In the seminar’s session on scoping yearlings, Scott Pierce, DVM, discussed why the practice is important for horsemen prior to bidding. Pierce explained that while severe health problems are disclosed under the conditions of sales for a horse, other extremely undesirable issues, such as problematic airways, are not

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Esther Marr is a staff writer for The Blood-Horse magazine.

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