Death and disarray at America’s racetracks
Published: September 21, 2012
Horse-racing veterinarians are both doctor and drugstore; the more drugs they prescribe, the more money they make.
Only after Bourbon Bandit broke a leg racing last November did his owner, Susan Kayne, learn the full extent of prescription drugs that veterinarians had given him at Belmont Park on Long Island.
Until then, Ms. Kayne had believed that Bourbon Bandit was “sound and healthy”, because that is what her trainer told her, she said. But new veterinary bills arrived, showing that the horse had been treated regularly with clenbuterol, a widely abused medication for breathing problems that can build muscle by mimicking anabolic steroids.
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From Heather Clemenceau:
Members and supporters of the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition now know why Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz is seldom available to respond to enquiries – he’s been getting busy ratcheting up the travel expenses on the world stage.
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Wild for Life Foundation
Saving America’s Horses
Los Angeles, CA
Sept 10, 2012
America’s horses are disappearing and along with them goes a part of us. We can’t bring back those we’ve lost, but we have the power to make a difference for generations to come.
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By Luke Hendry, The Intelligencer
Monday, September 10, 2012 6:31:29 EDT PM
“For horses that haven’t had a lot done with them they’re really friendly,” society manager Jenny Duffy said Monday.
The horses — two colts and a filly, all yearlings — are, however, in need of care. All three have hernias and it’s not yet known if the society can afford the surgery.
“We’re hoping a local vet can do it,” Duffy said. “To send her off Guelph would be money that we just don’t have.”
All need grooming and are underweight, but the colts are in better shape and may soon be ready for adoption.
Duffy said the trio was bought for $5 per horse at the auction barn in Hoard’s Station, northwest of Stirling-Rawdon. But the “well-meaning” buyer died, she said.
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