Drug Testing

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Racehorses Test Positive for Methamphetamine Exposure

December 17, 2012

Officials are investigating how the two Standardbred horses might have been exposed to the drug.... Read More

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Horse Racing Medication Reform Takes Major Step

December 14, 2012

Many leaders believe sweeping medication reform could become a reality in early 2013.... Read More

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KHRC Staff Outlines New Salix Procedures

December 14, 2012

The changes are designed to prevent mistakes in Salix administration prior to races.... Read More

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N.Y. Racing Regulators Amend Medication Rules

December 12, 2012

Racing regulators amended rules on the use of clenbuterol and methylprednisolone acetate in Thoroughbreds.... Read More

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Horse Racing Integrity Push Continues Despite Obstacles

December 08, 2012

A panel discussed dealing with drug violators in horse racing and reported progress. ... Read More

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Positive Drug Test Changes Results of Major French Horse Race

December 01, 2012

The winner of the Darley Prix Jean Romanet was disqualified after testing positive for an anti-inflammatory.... Read More

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RMTC Approves Medication Thresholds, Withdrawal Times

November 16, 2012

The six medications were identified by the AAEP as having therapeutic purposes.... Read More

Dressage horse Jerich Parzival, ridden by Adelinde Cornelissen of the Netherlands, was eliminated from team competition because judges noticed blood in his saliva. The spot where he bit his tongue during his test is shown here.

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Welfare Group: FEI 'On the Right Track' in Addressing Welfare Issues

November 09, 2012

A World Horse Welfare representative spoke on the topic at the 2012 FEI General Assembly, held Thursday.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup: All Equine Drug Tests Negative

November 06, 2012

Samples were screened for more than 45 anabolic steroids and hundreds of other prohibited drugs.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Trainers Criticize Breeders' Cup Salix Ban

November 02, 2012

Furosemide has been banned from this year's Breeders' Cup juvenile races.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Trainer Pletcher Not Worried about Salix Ban

October 25, 2012

All Pletcher's 2-year-olds have raced on Salix in all of their starts.... Read More

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AQHA Suspends Racing Trainers Following Drug Violations

October 22, 2012

The trainers were recently involved in medication violations in Louisiana and New Mexico. ... Read More

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Racehorse Trainer Panel Discusses Controversial Medications

October 17, 2012

Furosemide, clenbuterol, and owner education were among the topics discussed during the Welfare Summit.... Read More

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N.Y. Racing Regulators Adopt Safety Recommendations

October 12, 2012

Officials imposed the first round of rules intended to make it safer for racehorses on Oct. 11.... Read More

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N.Y. to Act on Racehorse Health, Safety Task Force Findings

October 11, 2012

Officials will implement new rules recommended by a task force report to improve equine safety.... Read More

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IFHA Applauds Jockey Club Medication Reform Efforts

October 10, 2012

Chairman Louis Romanet applauded The Jockey Club's efforts to prohibit race-day medication in U.S. racing.... Read More

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Salix Accidentally Administered to Horse before Race

October 08, 2012

A Kentucky state veterinarian accidentally administered furosemide to a racehorse at Keeneland on Oct. 5.... Read More

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Keeneland Hosts 2012 Racehorse Safety, Welfare Summit

October 03, 2012

The fourth edition of the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit will be held Oct. 16-17.... Read More

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2013 FEI Equine Prohibited Substances List Effective Jan. 1

October 02, 2012

The changes being implemented Jan. 1 include the addition of five new substances and other amendments.... Read More

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Report: Deficiencies Had Role in N.Y. Racehorse Deaths

September 28, 2012

A spate of fatal breakdowns was primarily the result of structural deficiencies in rules and regulations.... Read More

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Commentary: Following Up on the Salix-Free Racing Pledge

September 20, 2012

Trainers managing Salix-free horses noted that none of them have shown signs of bleeding after races so far.... Read More

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W.Va. Horse Racing Officials Begin Examining Salix

September 18, 2012

A meeting served as a information-gathering session in light of ongoing discussion about furosemide use.... Read More

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Arlington Park 'Super Testing' Leads to Positives

September 11, 2012

Twenty-six prednisone positives were identified during "super testing" earlier this year.... Read More

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Long-term Clenbuterol Use in Horses Studied

September 05, 2012

While the drug initially reduced airway sensitivity, long-term use seems to result in reduced effectiveness.... Read More

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New Mexico Track to Enforce Strict Drug Guidelines

September 04, 2012

Ruidoso Downs chairman says serious drug offenders will be banned from the track's property starting in 2013.... Read More