Journal article

Risk factors for Thoroughbred racehorse fatality in flat 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: Research into risk factors specific for fatality in flat racing should be focused at a regional level as the risk factors may differ among countries and even regions within countries. OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors for fatality of Thoroughbred racehorses in flat starts on all racecourses in Victoria, Australia between 1989 and 2004. METHODS: Fatalities comprised all horses that died during or immediately after a flat race or official flat 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 283 case starts and 3307 control starts. Univariable and multivariable back..

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