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What to Include in an OTTB Pre-Purchase Exam

Seasoned Fort Erie vet, Dr. James Crawford, discusses the value of pre-purchase exams and what tests to include when buying a former Thoroughbred racehorse.

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The Evolution of Stem Cell Therapy in Healing Racehorses

Studies worldwide have moved stem cell therapy from purely experimental to a proven treatment that can repair injuries in knees and stifles.

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Reducing Racehorse Stress

Between training and racing, racehorses lead a physically demanding lifestyle that can cause significant stress that can impede performance.

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The Musculoskeletal System and Racehorse Performance

Optimal performance in the racehorse is dependent on the healthy functioning of all the components of the musculoskeletal system.

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Are Foal Limb Surgeries Weakening Thoroughbred Racehorses?

Developmental issues in a foal can affect their racing career. Some issues will be fixed in time, but others might require surgical intervention.

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Canadian Racing Insiders Discuss Uniform Medication Standards

Thoroughbred racing industry insiders discuss the pros and cons of developing uniform medication standards for horse racing in Canada.