Journal article

Risk factors for thoroughbred racehorse fatality in jump starts in Victoria, Australia (1989-2004)

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

Equine Veterinary Journal | WILEY | Published : 2007

Abstract

REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY: The risk of fatality is greater in jump than in flat racing in Victoria, Australia. This is the first study to identify risk factors specific to jump starts in Victoria. OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors for fatality of Thoroughbred racehorses in jump starts on all racecourses in Victoria, Australia between 1989 and 2004. METHODS: Fatalities comprised all horses that died during or immediately after a jump (hurdle or steeplechase) race or official jump trial and all horses that were subjected to euthanasia within 24 h of an event in which an injury was sustained. The retrospective study involved 191 case starts and 2324 control starts. Univariable and multivar..

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