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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.

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Every day you can see the remains of racing pigeons and there are plenty of numbered leg rings in there of all colours.
The sport has become a family affair, because parents and grandparents are now also taking part in racing pigeons, he said.
A juvenile racing pigeon (Columba livia) was presented with drooping of the wing and inability to fly.
However we appreciate that the rise in number of sparrowhawks and peregrine falcons has also resulted in an increased risk to racing pigeons.
Poor husbandry is frowned upon by fanciers and not accepted or tolerated by any of the racing pigeon unions.
Mike Jones, Secretary of the Pontypridd and District Homing Society, with one of his racing pigeons PICTURE: Peter Bolter [umlaut]
Whatever the cause, investors are not pleased because the highest price ever paid for a single racing pigeon is $328,000, according to (http://www.
Pike admitted shooting the bird claiming he had taken the action because the bird had killed two of his racing pigeons.
By SAMUEL HAMILTON FORMER heavyweight boxing champion and convicted rapist Mike Tyson has a softer side - he likes racing pigeons.
PRIZE racing pigeons, with an estimated value of pounds 50,000, have been killed by intruders at a pigeon fancier's home in the south Wales valleys.
From 1995 to 2000, the government's raptor working group met interested parties including the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, gamekeepers, landowners and racing-pigeon organisations to try to consider the conflict between the recovery of some bird-of-prey populations and their impact on game birds, moorland management and racing pigeons.