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Reminder: Race-Day Vet Access To Horses

June 12, 2019:

On Wednesday (June 12), the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario issued an industry notice reminding horsepeople of the clarification regarding veterinarian access to horses on race day....read on

Changes To Race Day Vet Rules

April 18, 2019:

On Thursday evening (April 18) the Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) issued an update on the upcoming changes set to take effect for the province's horsepeople pertaining to race day medication and race day veterinary use....read on

Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue Coming To Atlantic Veterinary College

May 28, 2012:

A trailer loaded with livestock has overturned on a major highway. Some animals are trapped inside the badly damaged trailer, and others are wandering in the traffic. What is the safest way to handle this situation — for the animals and the people?...read on

ORC To End N-Butyl Alcohol Administration

November 3, 2011:

The Ontario Racing Commission today announced via a notice to the industry that ORC official veterinarians will no longer be able to administer n-butyl alcohol in standardbred paddocks effective January 1...read on

Change Comes From Life At Ten Fiasco

October 18, 2011:

On Monday, October 17, the Breeders' Cup and the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission announced that they have implemented changes to their communications to ensure that a situation like what occurred in the 2010 Breeders' Cup with Life At Ten does not happen again...read on

Bleeder Restrictions Recommended

August 25, 2011:

Earlier this week, the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council made a recommendation to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission in regard to bleeder medications and the use of lasix...read on

ORC: Watch For Hot Horses

July 19, 2011:

The Ontario Racing Commission Supervisor of Veterinarians is advising official veterinarians at all racetracks to be on alert for any hot weather effects on horses...read on

New Rules On Labelling Of Meds

July 15, 2011:

Following the completion of the public consultation process, the Ontario Racing Commission has announced that modified rules regarding the labelling of medications are now in effect...read on

KHRC's Veitch Ruling Months Away

July 4, 2011:

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's hearing regarding the actions of its chief steward, John Veitch, concluded late last week. The 66-year-old Hall of Fame trainer defended his actions in the final day of the hearing and stated that his family's reputation was on the line...read on

Vets Talk During Day 2 Of KHRC Hearing

June 30, 2011:

Day 2 of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's hearing into the alleged inaction of its chief steward, John Veitch, heard testimony from commission veterinarians into what did and did not transpire before Life At Ten loaded into the gate to contest the...read on

ORC Releases Vet Dinner Details

January 6, 2011:

The Ontario Racing Commission has sent out details regarding its second annual Official Veterinarians/Licensed Veterinarians Dinner Meeting...read on

KHRC To Conduct Searches Without Warrants

November 9, 2010:

It has been reported that on Wednesday, November 3, Kentucky State Attorney General Jack Conway signed off on allowing the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to...read on


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