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Re: A death in Newcastle

By reximus2/6/2020 14:53Tue Jun 2 14:53:19 2020In response to A death in Newcastle

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Nothing freakish about a horse dying in flat racing; it accounts for c. 20% of all race horse deaths in the UK. Last year there were AT LEAST 186 recorded deaths. (The published figures for race horse deaths are obviously a massive under-estimate.)

Race horses are built for speed and lightness; the demands placed upon them by competitive racing results in bleeding lungs (Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Haemorrhage), found in 82% of all race horses over three years of age and which can cause blood to leak from the nostrils, and gastric ulcers, present in no fewer than 93% of horses in training, and in whom the condition gets progressively worse. When horses are retired, the condition improves.



Edited by reximus at 14:53:58 on 2nd June 2020