RESEARCHED AND WRITTEN BY JANE ALLIN The success of any racehorse is determined by genetics, training and nutrition, which ultimately impact physical traits such as speed, muscular strength and endurance. While training and nutrition no doubt contribute significantly to a racehorse’s performance, inheritance plays an equally if not greater part in influencing performance. At least,… Continue reading Gene Doping in the Equine Athlete: The New Normal in the “Art of Cheating”?
EXCLUSIVE REPORT by JANE ALLIN Canada braces for more cuts By now, I’m sure that most who care about the abuse of horses for human gain are aware of the shrinking need for the PMU (Pregnant Mare’s Urine) farms in Manitoba (ya, I’m late in getting this out). Urine collected from these pregnant mares is… Continue reading Canadian PMU farms’ losses are China’s gain
by JANE ALLIN The Triple Crown races are upon us again, albeit postponed, and Baffert is back in the news. Two of his horses, one a top contender for the Belmont Stakes, tested positive for Lidocaine. Not one but two — Charlatan and stable mate Gamine — both of whom won on the race card… Continue reading Will the Teflon effect keep Bob bobbing along?
JANUARY 2019 FDA denies Pfizer Petition asking for new method of assessing Premarin generics The FDA has denied a citizen petition from Pfizer calling on the agency to use the company’s method for assessing sameness in generics for its estrogen drug Premarin (conjugated “equine” estrogens). Pfizer had appealed to the FDA to force sponsors of… Continue reading Premarin 2019 Year in Review
JANUARY With 10 horses suffering catastrophic injuries in January 2019 at celebrated Santa Anita Park in California, horse racing got off to an unusually bad start. Over the course of the year, horse deaths became the prevailing national horse racing story, culminating with the death of Mongolian Groom in the Breeders’ Cup Classic on November… Continue reading Horse Racing 2019 Year in Review
JANUARY 2019 FDA denies Pfizer Petition asking for new method of assessing Premarin generics The FDA has denied a citizen petition from Pfizer calling on the agency to use the company’s method for assessing sameness in generics for its estrogen drug Premarin (conjugated “equine” estrogens). Pfizer had appealed to the FDA to force sponsors of… Continue reading Premarin® Horses 2019 Year in Review
by JANE ALLIN The Kentucky Derby this Saturday marks the tenth anniversary of the catastrophic breakdown of Eight Belles. Racing with the boys, she crossed the wire 4 ¾ lengths behind Big Brown, finishing second - the first filly since 1999 to run in the Derby — only to collapse with two shattered ankles and… Continue reading Eight Belles — racing 10 years on
by JANE ALLIN New Study Another new study published September 12, 2017 in the Journal of the American Medical Society (JAMA) has made headlines claiming that HRT is not the villain it was once thought to be. Per the investigators, a statistical review of the results of the damning 2002 WHI study showed that the… Continue reading New study damns results of WHI report on Premarin family of drugs
MARCH AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER — Here is a summary of the global horse slaughter and horse meat numbers and statistics published by Jane Allin. • The horse slaughter and horse meat industry is widespread from a global perspective. • According to the most recent FAO data from 2013 almost 4.7 million horses were slaughtered worldwide that… Continue reading Summary of global horse slaughter and horse meat numbers
MARCH AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER — The top 10 countries with the highest horse meat export value are responsible for about 90% of the world’s total value in 1000’s of USD as shown in Table 6 and the accompanying bar chart. This represents almost a half billion USD ($478,729,000). Table 6 – Top 10 horse meat… Continue reading Top 10 countries ranked by horse meat export and import values