Dr. William Farmer

Dana Stead Named Equine Safety and Integrity Veterinarian

Dr. Dana Stead, DVM, has been named Equine Safety and Integrity Veterinarian, according to Churchill Downs Wednesday. In this role, Stead will provide veterinarian support and oversight at all CDI-owned racetracks including at Churchill Downs. Stead joins CDI's Equine Medical Director Dr. William Farmer, DVM, supporting equine safety at the Company's Thoroughbred and Standardbred racetracks across the U.S. Stead will begin his new role on Feb. 5. "I look forward to working together with the horsemen and women across all of CDI's properties and am dedicated to promoting and ensuring...

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Churchill Partners with 2X Game Changers

Churchill Downs has partnered with 2X Game Changers and their Future Healers got Zoo Buddies and Planet Savers programs as part of the first 502'sDay celebration. Participants of 2X Game Changers programs, along with Executive Director Christopher 2X, will visit the Churchill Downs stable area Friday, Mar. 31 at 10:30 a.m. for tours followed by a meeting with Dr. Will Farmer, Churchill Downs Equine Medical Director. 502'sDay was created as a nod to Louisville's area code and to celebrate what makes Kentucky Derby Week special: the local community. 2X Game...

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Churchill Downs to Install PET Scan at On-Site Equine Medical Center

Edited Press Release A major technological medical advancement that can help detect and prevent equine medical injuries is coming to Churchill Downs Racetrack. In conjunction with Hagyard Equine Medical Institute and the PetVet Care Centers network, Churchill Downs will soon install an equine PET scan machine at its Equine Medical Center in the Churchill Downs stable area that will help veterinarians and horsemen assess the racing soundness of Thoroughbred horses that compete at the historic Louisville racetrack. A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is a diagnostic imaging test that can...

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