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    Sorry to be so late, but extra time has been in...

    Sorry to be so late, but extra time has been in short supply lately. From what I learned, chemically induced mares are a challenge due to not having any maternal instincts to accompany their milk...
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    I haven't personally but in speaking with my old...

    I haven't personally but in speaking with my old boss, she related that she required a nurse mare for a client's foal this year and that the mare's lactation was chemically induced. I was planning...
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    As you said, let's be factual. Passing state...

    As you said, let's be factual. Passing state boards only means that the person meets the minimum requirements to gain a license to practice. It's no endorsement of the quality of their opinion. ...
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    You simply don't understand or appreciate the...

    You simply don't understand or appreciate the competitive nature of the thoroughbred horse.
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    i Do you not know how to read? Nowhere did I...

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    Do you not know how to read? Nowhere did I say that I'd witnessed only three fatalities-I was referring to horses either under my direct care or those affiliated with the business entity I was...
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    I don't know Halo but I doubt there's any joke...

    I don't know Halo but I doubt there's any joke involved. I was in racing from 1996 to mid-2013. Was everything ---foreman, assistant farm manager, assistant trainer, and farm business manager. I...
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    A very disingenuous post. NYRA is not...

    A very disingenuous post. NYRA is not investigating horse deaths, a committee from the state Gaming Commission is (of which NYRA has some representation.) Also the "recent revelation" that you...
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    I'll make it real simple for you--blood outside...

    I'll make it real simple for you--blood outside of the circulatory system is an irritant. A horse has natural processes to remove blood from its lungs, but if something happens where it can't or is...
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    If EIPH is such a benign event as you want to...

    If EIPH is such a benign event as you want to make everyone believe, then why is administering a course of antibiotics the standard treatment for a bleeding episode?
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    Does this meet your criteria...

    Does this meet your criteria
    http://m.vet.sagepub.com/content/45/3/316.short.

    My own views on lasix have evolved over time. Was on the fence until I had to deal with a multiple stakes winner...
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    Reminds me of a former client who was the...

    Reminds me of a former client who was the "managing partner" of a small time stable. Their bill was pushing 90 days past due and I was getting a variety of excuses as to why the bill wasn't getting...
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    I met Dominic only a couple of times but I know...

    I met Dominic only a couple of times but I know his brother Ray (a respected farrier) very well. Ray told the story that Dominic's first ambition was to be a jockey and he would gallop horses in the...
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    From yesterday: ...

    From yesterday:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/theraces/2014/01/hall-of-fame-driver-cat-manzi-is-released-from-hospital-following-spill-at-freehold
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    Channel 603. Coverage starts at 3:30.

    Channel 603. Coverage starts at 3:30.
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    No need to pm. I just feel that if you're going...

    No need to pm. I just feel that if you're going to make negative comments about people associated with your horse in the past, then you should at least name the horse in question. I'm not concerned...
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    What is you horse's JC name?

    What is you horse's JC name?
  17. So I assume that you would prefer horses in the...

    So I assume that you would prefer horses in the US running over a ripped up, hole-filled, and eventually bare turf course so we could conduct racing "just like the Europeans do." I'd much rather...
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    I don't know what world you live in, but in mine...

    I don't know what world you live in, but in mine the vet bills the owner directly. That includes one of the vets mentioned in this article from the Times. I don't mind folks having an opinion, but...
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    I'm not being dramatic. Bleeding in the lungs is...

    I'm not being dramatic. Bleeding in the lungs is a serious issue, even if it's a small amount. That's why horses who experience bleeding episodes are placed on tetracycline or some other...
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    Bringing them up for the vet? Every track I've...

    Bringing them up for the vet? Every track I've ever worked, the vet comes to the stall. Hmmmm. In my mind, cruelty is having a horse endure the potential life threatening consequences of EIPH when...
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    Poll: Keep race day lasix, but administered by a state...

    Keep race day lasix, but administered by a state employed vet.
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    I think you have to look at the detention barn in...

    I think you have to look at the detention barn in the context of the goings on in NY. The barn was mandated by a bureaucrat who has been under some fire lately; first for missing NYRA's takeout...
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    Wrong. John Sabini and the NYS Racing and...

    Wrong. John Sabini and the NYS Racing and Wagering Board mandated the detention barn and its methodology, not NYRA. Romans even praised NYRA for trying to make the best of the bad hand that Sabini...
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    I'm on your bandwagon here. My experience in...

    I'm on your bandwagon here. My experience in this industry isn't as exentsive as yours, but I've been around long enough to endure more than a few people trying to argue the case for breeding bad...
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    NYRA had a female crew member this past year, but...

    NYRA had a female crew member this past year, but I don't know if she's still active. As far as deaths, Leon Reed was killed a few years ago at Finger Lakes. I think he was double-barrelled during...
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