Monthly Archives: January 2017

ITBF Policy on Genomics & Genetic Testing

The ITBF, Chaired at its 2017 meeting by the TBA of South Africa, agreed to adopt the EFTBA stance on genetic testing at the General Meeting in Cape Town on 10th January 2017. The ITBF voted on, and conclusively agreed upon, the following wording, previously adopted by the Irish Thoroughbred...
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ITBF General Meeting in South Africa

The International Thoroughbred Breeders Federation met in Cape Town on the 8th -10th January 2017. The Open Veterinary Forum had a stimulating and interesting program compiled by Dr Des Leadon, the ITBF Veterinary Chair.  The Forum was held over two days and included sessions on Infectious Diseases, Genomics, Review of...
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Codes of Practice (2017 Edition)

The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) has released its 2017 edition of the Codes of Practice which is available online here. The Codes (published primarily for use in the UK), set out voluntary recommendations to help breeders, in conjunction with their veterinary surgeons, to prevent and control specific diseases in...
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