There are about 2,500 deaths in horse racing every year, according to an online horse racing report by the IHS.
About 14,000 horses are lost at each race and about 100,000 horses are euthanized each year, the World Association of Professional Horse Racing reports.
According to the study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, deaths are usually caused by accidents, starvation and heart failure. But other factors can also lead to deaths.
Why are horses treated differently from other animals?
There are a number of advantages for horses in racing. Racehorses need to be kept in good health, and they require a lot of care from their veterinarians to keep their health stable.
For example, many veterinarians in the United States think most horses should have some sort of vaccination.
Horse racing tracks usually provide the horses with shots against common infectious diseases such as pneumonia, parvovirus and cholera. (To learn when and when not to vaccinate your horse, click here).
However, this practice can contribute to serious problems that do arise. For example, in the past, certain racehorse veterinarians failed to recognize that certain strains of parvovirus can trigger fatal respiratory ailments in horses.
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