An epizoological study of wastage in thoroughbred racehorses in Gauteng, South Africa.

  title={An epizoological study of wastage in thoroughbred racehorses in Gauteng, South Africa.},
  author={Annette Olivier and Jane P Nurton and Alan J Guthrie},
  journal={Journal of the South African Veterinary Association},
  volume={68 4},
Wastage is the term used to describe the phenomenon of the loss of racehorses from conception to adulthood due to death or injuries (i.e. they never reach a race-track), or the days lost by racehorses due to not training or being withdrawn from a race. This epizoological study was conducted to investigate wastage in Thoroughbred horses used for flat racing in the Gauteng Province of South Africa. Data from 6 racing stables were recorded from 1 March 1993 to 28 February 1994. Each trainer… CONTINUE READING


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