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Thoroughbred Race Day Injury Management

Created by the AAEP’s Racing Committee, the Thoroughbred Race Day Injury Management GRacehorseuidelines provide protocols for appropriate preparation, response and management associated with on-track injuries.

The document examines recommended staffing/personnel; automotive equipment, including items that should be stocked in the equine ambulance or chase vehicle; contents of emergency bags carried by paddock and track veterinarians; incident communication standards; injury management duties and responsibilities by injury type, track surface or track location; and key messages to convey when discussing serious injuries with the media or general public.

Download the Guidelines.