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However, it is critical on those p reapcared for a safe competition. occasions when a horse is injured and/onc haohw y leoanrg, toh e nvseunrue it is ful ror safety questions arise that complete data is available to ensure the safest PART ONE: AN INTRODUCTION TO SURFACE TESTING yexamining its composition, as well as possible surface is provided for racing.Testing track surfaces involves how the footing performs during use. N This is therst in a series of articles looking at the testing and maintenance ofingSurface testing isn, its a regular part of equine competition surfaces worldwide.improvement, whether it be the foot-s maintained. competition, dresage test, reining patern, or any other ting. Once investigators perform these tests, o mat they can make recommendations for requirement they ned to take place: apropriate and safe fo s contents or how itt a one-timeHORSE HEALTHSPECIALTY er the disciplinebe it a horse race, show jumpingmaintenance. The Maintenance Qual-event; ratherequine events that take place every yearal track maintenance. Part of their goal Creating and properly maintain- is to ensure proper long-term surface ing arena and racetrack footing isWayne McIlwraith, BVSc, PhD, DSc,ity System (MQS), which Peterson important not only for equine injury . have one singular and the RSTL developed, involves a prevention but also for rider safety methodical approach of assessing and In recent years its been a growingFRCVS, Dipl. ACVS, a professor atmaintaining the surface prior to every research focus for scientists aroundColorado State Universitys College ofevent; it also assists track maintenance the world. One of those researchers,Veterinary Medicine and Biomedicalworkers in enhancing the maintenance Mick Peterson, PhD, is the director of Equine Programs, a faculty membertracks and equestrian sports venuesprotocols already in place. within UKs Biosystems and Agricul- Sciences, has a more than 10-year his-the University of Kentucky (UK) Agtory of examining surfaces at race-tural Engineering Department, and ex- worldwide, developing protocols andHorses In \x1c is Isueecutive director of the Racing Surfacesstandards, and offering recommenda- Cold Spells Stress Testing Laboratory (RSTL).o tions. Peterson is considered one of) Feeding Healthy Senior05 02the worlds premiere experts in testingLivestock The RSTL, founded by Peterson and tera smyn itsh wetoicrof whether the RSTLRecognized07This award-winning e-newsletter offers news on diseases, veterinaryWEEKLY E-NEWSLETTERSMONTHLY E-NEWSLETTERSof high-level competition surfaces.Dr. Uneeda Bryant Regardlesk ionrg a ornen a ,t riatsc ko b(djeirct,i vteu rof,1 Mineral of the Month: Zinc 10research, and health events, along with in-depth articles on common\x1f Nutrition\x1f Behavior\x1f Bluegrass Equine Digest equine health conditions. 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