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Blood and Gene Doping Agent IOX-2 Found in New York Standardbreds

Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) has issued a press release noting the detection of the blood and gene doping agent, IOX-2.

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Beware of Toxic Blister Beetles in Your Horse’s Alfalfa Hay

Blister beetles contain a toxin that can make horses sick and even kill them, so it’s very important to inspect your hay for them before feeding it.

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EHV-1 Leads to Two Cases of Equine Abortion in Ontario

Two mares experienced abortions in their 10th month of pregnancy due to EHV-1 infection at a farm in Simcoe County, which is now under quarantine.

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Is Sale Vetting and Repository Hurting Breeders, Weakening Breed?

Arika Everatt-Meeuse of Shannondoe Farm speaks out on the trend that sale vets dictate how horses are raised and becoming less tough.

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Exercise-Induce Pulmonary Hemorrhage and Air Pollution; OVC Research

Ontario Veterinary College researchers to study if smog and racing during cool or cold months associated to EIPH and decreased racing.

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Case of Equine Infectious Anemia Reported in Alberta

A pony has been diagnosed with Equine Infectious Anemia in Thorhild County, in Alberta. Biosecurity measures have been put in place on the premises.

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One Case of West Nile Virus Has Been Reported in Ontario

An unvaccinated mare in Ontario is recovering after a diagnosis of West Nile virus. Find out where to stay up to date on outbreak news.

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