We Have A Crisis In Thoroughbred Racing


"We have a crisis in Thoroughbred racing." 

When Scott Palmer VMD says that, it's worth paying attention.  Palmer is a past president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and head of the AAEP Racing Task Force.

Kim Brown, editor-in-chief of The Horse:  Your Guide to Equine Health Care -- and my former boss -- penned a must-read column that explores Palmer's arguments about racing medications, the broken owner/trainer/veterinarian relationship, and public perception of the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing.

For those of you who are owners, breeders, or concerned horsemen, you won't want to miss Dr. Palmer's comments on why "we have to put the horse first."

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