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Thoroughbred Growth Forum

Presenting the findings of an international growth study

Thoroughbred Growth Forum

Radiographic Findings & the Developmental Orthopaedic Disease Concerns

Thoroughbred Growth Forum

Effect of size & growth on the incidence of DOD in the thoroughbred

GRO-TRAC®

The Future of equine growth monitoring - Gro-Trac on the go

THOROUGHBRED GROWTH FORUM

To present the findings of an international growth study, relating growth to skeletal soundness, and sales and racing performance.

Keynote Speaker, Dr. Joe D. Pagan, President of Kentucky Equine Research


Using the world’s largest set of growth records for young thoroughbreds, Kentucky Equine Research (KER) has carried out a worldwide investigation into how the size and growth rates of foals are related to sales and racing performance. Skeletal soundness is vital for racehorses; breeders pay particular attention to radiographic abnormalities that may affect a yearling’s sale price or racing career. Data collected by KER's partners in the US, Europe and Australia have been analysed to assess whether size is significantly associated with radiographic findings, and how these measurements are related to sales and racing performance.

The goals of these studies are to identify at-risk foals earlier, modify feed and management practices to reduce problems, and ultimately, raise better racehorses.

Nick Wingfield Digby, Rossdales, the European Project Advisor

"Our latest findings indicate that foal size and month of birth are important factors related to soundness and future racing performance".

Dr. Joe D. Pagan, Kentucky Equine Research

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The Juvenile Veterinary Discussion Panel at Newmarket Racecourse
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The Juvenile Veterinary Discussion Panel at Newbury Racecourse

Watch our series of PRESENTATIONs and live veterinary panel discussions from our Thoroughbred Growth Forums in Newmarket & Newbury BELOW:

For more information about our guest speakers - click here

Radiographic findings & developmental orthopaedic disease concerns for sales & racing prospects Effect of Size & Growth on the Incidence of DOD & Subsequent Sales & Racing Performance The new Gro-Trac® App - The Future of equine growth monitoring Newmarket - 'The Relevance of Orthopaedic Disease from a Veterinary Perspective' Newbury - 'The Relevance of Orthopaedic Disease from a Veterinary Perspective' Guest Speakers
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Polly Bonnor (at the Newmarket Forum)
Saracen 230622 50 Rob Dallas
Robert Dallas (Rossdales)
SARACEN210622 134 Antony
Antony Clements (Baker McVeigh)
SARACEN210622 142 Matt
Matt Coleridge (Rossdales)
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Jess Dicks (Baker McVeigh)
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Pat Sells (Orbital Vet Services)
Saracen 230622 48 Fil De Oliveira
Fil De Oliveira (Donnington Grove)
SARACEN210622 132 Ian
Ian Cameron (Rossdales)
SARACEN210622 137 Zara
Zara Wise (NEH)
Newbury TGF
Polly Bonnor (at the Newbury Forum)