Drug Testing

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Compounded Ulcer Products: Buyer Beware

May 01, 2001

Scientists are warning horse owners and veterinarians to be cautious of compounded (private pharmacy-mixed) gastric ulcer medications. One study showed that a compounded product was not absorbed very well, while another researcher warned against... Read More

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Drugs And Medication Rules Change Minimally

March 01, 2001

Rule change proposals that would have dramatically changed drug testing procedures of the American Horse Shows Association (AHSA) were withdrawn at the organization's annual meeting held Jan. 10-14 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The AHSA... Read More

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FEI Contiunes Fight Against Doping

February 23, 2001

The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) has signed an extended contract with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA,). The previous contract with WADA expired on Jan. 1. The FEI has joined many other International Federations in their continuou... Read More

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Banamine Contamination

February 01, 2001

A study conducted by researchers at the Swedish University of Agricul-tural Science reported that flunixin (Banamine) given IV or orally (granulate in oats) could contaminate stalls and cause future, untreated horses to test positive for the... Read More

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Rules On The Road to Victory

February 01, 2001

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USDA Proposes Semen Regulation Amendment

January 01, 2001

 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing to eliminate import requirements for equine semen from Canada.

Under the proposed amendment, equine semen originating from Canada would no longer need an import... Read More

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Drug Testing Integrity

December 01, 2000

Forty veterinarians, chemists, and horse industry professionals met Oct. 6-8 for the eighth Testing Integrity Program (TIP) workshop at the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center in Lexington, Ky. TIP was formed in 1995 as a non-profit... Read More

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Blood Builders (Hematinics)

December 01, 2000

Administration of hematinics (also known as "blood builders") to horses, either in the form of dietary supplements or as injectable compounds, is commonly practiced by owners, trainers, and veterinarians. The general objective in using these... Read More

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AHSA Drug Regulation Changes

November 01, 2000

The AHSA recently announced the adoption of two amendments to the Drugs and Medications Rule that was proposed by the Drugs and Medications Committee at a meeting in July. Each change would serve to liberalize an aspect of the Drugs and... Read More

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8th International Testing Intregity Program Workshop

October 06, 2000

The Eighth International Testing Integrity Program (TIP) workshop on equine drug testing will be held October 6-8 at the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center of the University of Kentucky. Over 40 research veterinarians and chemists from... Read More

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Supplements And Drugs

October 01, 2000

There is much confusion among horse owners about products. This stems from the avalanche of new products being marketed over-the-counter as nutraceuticals or nutritional supplements. The claims made about these products often are what classifies... Read More

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MSM Studies

September 01, 2000

A new study is being performed to evaluate the effectiveness of MSM in reducing pain and inflammation in Standardbred racehorses. The study is sponsored by Carolwood Corporation (maker of an MSM product) and conducted by Ronald Reigel, DVM.... Read More

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Drugs and Medication Continuing Education

September 01, 2000

In response to repeated inquiries and as part of the American Horse Shows Associations Drugs and Medications continuing education program, the AHSA released an interview September 14, 2000, in which Dr. John Lengel, the Administrator of the Drug... Read More

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AHSA Executive Committee Adopts Drugs and Medications Rule Changes

September 01, 2000

At its August 7, 2000, meeting the AHSA Executive Committee adopted two amendments to the Drugs and Medications Rule that were proposed by the Drugs and Medications Committee at its July 10, 2000 meeting. Each would serve to liberalize an aspect... Read More

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Performance Boosters

August 01, 2000

They purport to "Increase power." "Delay fatigue." "Increase stamina." "Build muscle." "Reduce recovery time." "Extensive research has proven..." Doubtless, most of you have seen and read advertisements for nutritional supplements in... Read More

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Nutraceutical Supplements

February 01, 2000

Every tack shop, every feed store, every veterinarian's mobile dispensing van is virtually bulging with them these days--the buckets, tubs, and bottles of nutritional supplements available for your horse. Every horse magazine, including this one... Read More

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Florida HBPA Announces Gold Level Sponsorship

February 01, 2000

The Florida Horsemen's Protective and Benevolent Association (HBPA), in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of equine health and its impact on performance, has partnered with Merial, the maker of GASTROGARD (omeprazole) Paste, the... Read More

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McLain Ward Suspended and Fined by AHSA

December 16, 1999

The American Horse Shows Association (AHSA), the National Equestrian Federation of the United States, announced Wednesday that following a meeting of its Hearing Committee, two plea agreements entered into by McLain Ward of Brewster, N.Y., were... Read More

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Bapten Discontinued By PR Pharmaceuticals

December 01, 1999

The equine tendon medication Bapten has been discontinued by its manufacturer, PR Pharmaceuticals, because of a lack of demand for the product. The expense and length of treatment involved with Bapten therapy kept the drug from becoming popular... Read More

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Lasix Permitted In Collecting Urine Samples

July 30, 1999

The American Horse Shows Association's Drugs and Medications program has begun allowing the use of Lasix (furosemide) to expedite the collection of urine in show horses. Lasix is a safe and effective diuretic is used in small... Read More

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Wildfires: Are You Prepared -- The Recommendations Of The Red Cross

April 30, 1999

More and more people are making their homes in woodland settings - in or near forests, rural areas or remote sites. There, homeowners enjoy the beauty of the environment but face the very real danger of wildfire. Wildfires... Read More

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USET Initiates USOC Drug Education Program For Pan American Games

April 24, 1999

The United States Equestrian Team (USET) has initiated a Drug Education Program for its riders long-listed for the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Canada.

The USET program includes fou... Read More

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Allergic Reactions in Horses

September 01, 1998

Allergic reactions are complicated and somewhat unpredictable events that are triggered by various environment... Read More

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Rx: Responsible Drug Use

August 01, 1998

Tranquilizers can calm a nervous, first-time dam and allow her to accept her foal; anti-inflammatory drugs may... Read More

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AHSA President Issues Statement On New Drugs And Medications Rule Change

June 05, 1998

Alan F. Balch, President of the American Horse Shows Association (AHSA), issued a statement today on a new Drugs and Medications rule change proposal now on the table for consideration. The following statement is a result of a special day-long... Read More