(redirected from racing dogs)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.


contests of speed and endurance with serious biochemical and physiological consequences lessened by adequate training beforehand. See also physical fitness, exertional rhabdomyolysis, heat exhaustion, pulmonary hemorrhage, epistaxis, exhaustion.

racing dogs
usually refers to Greyhounds and Whippets, but in some instances may be used to describe the dogs used for endurance sledge racing.
racing pigeons
a variety of pigeons, bred and selected to fly long distances back to their own homes. Races are conducted as time trials with groups of birds being released at specific times and their arrival clocked in.
racing plates
lightweight, single-use, horseshoes made of aluminum and with a fullered contact surface; see also horseshoeing.

Patient discussion about racing

Q. what causes the heart to race so fst it feels like it going to come right out your chest?

A. Too much caffeine or alcohol or food can sometimes cause your heart to race in an erratic way. Heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias) occur when the electrical impulses in your heart that coordinate your heartbeats don't function properly, causing your heart to beat too fast, too slow or irregularly.

Arrhythmias are common and usually harmless. Most people have occasional, irregular heartbeats that may feel like a skipped, fluttering or racing heart. However, some heart arrhythmias may cause bothersome — sometimes even life-threatening — signs and symptoms. Hope this helps.

More discussions about racing
References in periodicals archive ?
Adams added that since 2002, when the state required race tracks to document and report injuries to racing dogs, more than 800 dogs have been injured, with 80 percent of those injuries being broken legs and other injuries that take considerable time to heal.
One pet rescue centre boss who looks after the former racing dogs believes many of the abandoned dogs will be destroyed.
AN animal welfare group will hold a candlelit vigil outside a greyhound stadium tonight for racing dogs who "die needlessly" each year.
Sebastian is no stranger to his new-found attention ( four years ago he was one of the North's most successful racing dogs.
Our position is just like racing dogs that are put on a track and they start running without asking why they have to do so.
Racing dogs have their ears tattooed to identify them and to keep a record of their racing history.
Many animal-rights groups say that racing dogs in such brutal conditions is cruel, and they want it stopped.
The temporary re-design will call attention to the crusade to help find homes for retired Greyhound racing dogs.
The list of charities is eclectic, ranging from national health and children's organizations to lesser-known entities such as a nonprofit that rescues retired greyhound racing dogs, a society that researches prairie chickens, and an association dedicated to teaching Scottish and Celtic dance.
Ronald Paterson, who trains racing dogs at Aislaby Road, near Eaglescliffe, was found to have failed to provide overnight supervision for his greyhounds at a hearing with the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) after complaints from local residents and an investigation by Greyhound Action.
Microchipping allows excellent traceability and is a key element to improving the welfare of all racing dogs.
Former racing dogs, Harvey and Lulu, are looking for a family to take care of them after Debbie Rogers, from Kingshurst, died of cancer six months ago.