Thoroughbred Horses

The thoroughbred breeding industry in Australia is responsible for generating more than $1.16 billion to the Australian economy and is the second largest in the world. AgriFutures Thoroughbred Horses Program invests in high-impact RD&E that improves the sustainability, productivity and competitiveness of the Australian thoroughbred industry.

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Thoroughbred Horses

Safeguarding the health of the thoroughbred breeding industry

New study boosting knowledge of risk factors and treatment strategies related to Salmonella infection in Australian horses

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Optimising horse welfare through online education platform

A united passion to ensure the welfare of thoroughbred horses by educating and training a skilled workforce is at the heart of a new Thoroughbred Breeders Association (TBA) online learning platform.

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Passion for performance horses has aspiring vet on the right track

The opportunity to work with elite equine athletes the driving force behind Ella’s decision to apply for a Horizon Scholarship. Sponsored by the AgriFutures Thoroughbred Horses Program, 2023 AgriFutures Horizon Scholar Ella Fleming says she is looking forward to working with elite equine athletes and learning about equine reproduction.

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2024 Les Young Scholarship now open unveiling golden opportunities for aspiring thoroughbred industry leaders

If you’re looking to develop your skills in the thoroughbred industry, then the unique experience offered through the Les Young Scholarship might be for you. Applications for the 2024 Scholarship are now open.

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