Health and Soundness Guidelines for the OTTB

Soundness Issues with Retired Racehorses: 

http://aaep.mediamarketers.com/custdocs/TransitioningGuidelines2011.pdf - American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP)

In-Depth: Joint Therapies - The Horse's review of Joint Therapies session (not specific to TBs) from 2011 AAEP  Convention. NOTE: requires (free) site registration to download entire article.

Racehorse Topics - The Horse's publication of 2010 AAEP Convention session on track surface relationship with fatalities and injuries, bone chips, angular limb deformities and other race-specific research. NOTE: requires (free) site registration to download entire article.

Behavioral Issues in the Retired Racehorse:

Transitioning the Retired Racehorse to a New Life - Presentation by RRTP board member, Erin Pittman at 2010 Maryland and 2013 Pennsylvania Horse World Expo (also includes some hoof care and nutritional issues)
Black & White PDF, 6 slides per page 
With Speaker notes, no photos

Hoof Care:

Hoof Care: The Horse's review of the 2010 AAEP Convention session on hoof care including vet/farrier teamwork, hoof crack repair, and heel support. NOTE: requires (free) site registration to download entire article.

Proper Physiological Horseshoeing: What is it? How do we apply it? - Stephen E. O'Grady, BVSc, MRCVS

Underrun Heels in Horses - Vance Glenn, Practical Horseman

Successfully Shoeing the Thoroughbred Racehorse, via American Farrier's Journal:

Saddle-Fitting (Stubben) for Thoroughbreds:

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