Wastage in the Australian Thoroughbred Racing Industry

  • 67 pages

  • Published: 1 Jun 1998

  • Author(s): BAILEY, CRAIG J.

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This publication reports the perceptions of trainers on causes of wastage and highlights their priorities for various research topics. Risk factors for serious racing injuries are identified for metropolitan racecourses in Melbourne and career profiles for elite Thoroughbreds are described. The first long-term study of horses in training is described in the final part of this report and the relative importance of various types of injuries and diseases documented.