TORONTO — For three thoroughbreds these days, the backstretch is a quiet acreage east of Winnipeg. But there was a time when the track was home. The fast life of a racehorse is also generally a short one. Many thoroughbreds start racing around two years old, and are retired a few short years later. The… Continue reading A new start for thoroughbreds: Manitoba non-profit helps old racehorses find homes
Canadian PMU farms’ losses are China’s gain
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
Premarin 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 2019 Year in Review
Manitoba horse racing to be governed by new authority
Hmmm, this is interesting news concerning horse racing and who governs it. It's from Manitoba, Canada. The headline of the article published by the Manitoba Free Press reads: "Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority adding horse racing to regulatory responsibilities". It states in part: The Manitoba Horse Racing Commission currently regulates the industry. Legislation governing thoroughbred… Continue reading Manitoba horse racing to be governed by new authority
Pfizer pharms and Premarin generics: who’s tapping whose PMUs?
Makers of generic Premarin are looking to move in on Pfizer's contracted PMU ranchers In May Tuesday's Horse reported that the announced job cuts by Pfizer at their estrogen extraction plant in Manitoba is not expected to affect PMU ranchers in Canada and no closures are anticipated. Premarin® and Prempro® are made with the estrogen… Continue reading Pfizer pharms and Premarin generics: who’s tapping whose PMUs?