The Partners of Park Equine Hospital announced today that it is in full support of the Horseracing Integrity Act (HIA) currently working its way through Congress. “It is our belief that the passage of this legislation is essential in ensuring the health and well-being of the Thoroughbred.” said Dr. John Park.
Dr. Gary Priest agreed, “The legislation would create a uniform standard across state lines to protect the horse and restore integrity and confidence in our industry. A key component of the bill is the installment of an independent body in USADA to oversee drug use. We see this as a positive step for the future of horse racing and encourage others to join us in support of the bill.”
“Support from the veterinary community for the HIA is essential, as these practitioners are our first line of defense in ensuring the well-being of our equine athletes. Vets take an oath, just like human MDs, to protect their patients. Ethical behavior starts at the top and when the veterinarians with the highest amount of peer respect support the cause, the rank and file hopefully will want to emulate their behavior and actions.” added WHOA Supporter Barry Irwin.
Park Equine Hospital, established in 2001, provides comprehensive equine medical and surgical services at locations in Paris and Woodford County Kentucky. The practice was built upon one simple principle: to provide the very best care to our clients and their horses.
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