A wide range of conditions can cause poor performance, but many cases circle back to lameness with a behavioral component.
Any nasal drainage can be an important indicator of a horse’s health and can even herald an emergency. We’ll take you through 6 snotty nose scenarios and possible causes.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, 2-year-olds would be prohibited from receiving furosemide within 24 hours of a race at coalition tracks. Beginning in 2021, the same prohibition would extend to all horses participating in any stakes race.
At this time there’s no evidence that EIPH affects barrel racing horses’ performance, but more research on the topic is needed, scientists say.
It’s the question that always ignites a fierce debate in the racing world: Should people be able to race Thoroughbreds under the influence of therapeutic medication?
Researchers are working to find other potential race-day therapies that can be used to manage EIPH if proposed legislation banning race-day furosemide use in the U.S. is passed.
Learn about keeping OTTBs healthy and happy as they move into new disciplines. We’ll cover feeding, vet care, handling, and more!
However, more severe bleeding in the lungs was significantly associated with decreased racing performance.
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