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Posted on 10 November 2015
Prevention of musculoskeletal disease & injury in thoroughbreds and improvement of the training environment (such as racecourse design, surfaces – along with riding strategies, tack, and equipment) are two of five key strategic research priorities. The risks of horse injury and fatality in National Hunt racing are higher than those in flat racing and as […]
Posted on 30 October 2015
The Veterinary Advisory Committee (VAC) consults representatives of the racing industry and the equine veterinary profession to identify the research priorities for the benefit of the Thoroughbred and advises HBLB on its veterinary investment. HBLB recently celebrated 50 years of equine veterinary research, having funded some £47 million of equine veterinary science and education with the aim […]
Posted on 18 September 2015
Two cases of West Nile Disease were reported in the Bouches de Rhone region of France last month, prompting a DEFRA-led report on the risk to the UK’s equine population. This is the first time the vector-borne West Nile Disease has reached France in nine years. Disease control measures are in place and the DEFRA report […]