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columbus
Apr. 7, 2011, 07:39 PM
Interesting article with a few references
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/62246/causes-of-sudden-death-in-racehorses-examined

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deltawave
Apr. 8, 2011, 08:57 AM
Can't wait to get the full article, but if they're using "cardiac failure" as a major cause of death without specifics, we're going to be no better off than we are with "heart attack". :sigh:

MistyPony
Apr. 8, 2011, 09:26 AM
I got the full article since the topic is uncomfortably close to home for me. They list 5 different types of "cardiac and/or pulmonary failure", 5 types of "CNS trauma", 4 types of "haemorrhagic shock" and then various combinations thereof and unexplained incidents. Very interesting read, but mostly a survey and no attempt to make causal inferences.