Journal article

Risk of fatality and causes of death of Thoroughbred horses associated with racing in Victoria, Australia: 1989-2004

LA Boden, GA Anderson, JA Charles, KL Morgan, JM Morton, TDH Parkin, RF Slocombe, AF Clarke

Equine Veterinary Journal | WILEY | Published : 2006

Abstract

REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY: Determining the risk of fatality of Thoroughbred horses while racing is essential to assess the impact of intervention measures designed to minimise such fatalities. OBJECTIVES: To measure the risk of racehorse fatality in jump and flat starts on racecourses in Victoria, Australia, over a 15 year period and to determine proportional mortality rates for specific causes of death. METHODS: All fatalities of Thoroughbred horses that occurred during or within 24 h of a race were identified from a database. The risk of a start resulting in a racehorse fatality in all races and within flat and jump races, proportional mortality rates, population attributable risk, popu..

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