Drug Testing


National HBPA Affiliates Back Use of Race-Day Salix

August 06, 2012

The majority of the National HBPA affiliates have adopted pro-race-day Salix resolutions.... Read More


Group Wants Act to Regulate Horse Racing Medication

August 01, 2012

A new grassroots organization that opposes race-day medication wants involvement by the federal government.... Read More


RCI Considers 'One Strike' for Egregious Drug Violations

July 29, 2012

The rule would affect found responsible for putting substances in racehorses that might endanger the animals.... Read More


Major Racehorse Health Issues Discussed at RCI Meeting

July 26, 2012

Discussion topics included public veterinary records, commission authority over veterinarians, and Salix.... Read More


GABA, Carolina Gold Use Discovered at USEF Competitions

July 26, 2012

GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter and is a principal ingredient of the product "Carolina Gold."... Read More


Racehorse Welfare, Safety Summit Scheduled for Oct. 16-17

July 24, 2012

The two-day event will bring together a cross-section of the breeding, racing, and veterinary communities.... Read More


Owners Pledge No Race-Day Meds for 2-Year-Old Thoroughbreds

July 20, 2012

Some of Thoroughbred racing's most notable owners have pledged to run their 2-year-olds without Salix.... Read More


Federal Racing Medication Regulation Gets Push, With Caveats

July 13, 2012

Federal regulation of horse racing medications was the topic of a July 12 congressional hearing.... Read More


I'll Have Another's Veterinary Treatments 'Routine Care'

July 12, 2012

Three veterinarians who reviewed the colt's treatment regimen found nothing out of the ordinary.... Read More


No Dermorphin Found in Ky. Derby, Oaks Horses' Samples

July 11, 2012

The pain-killer more powerful than morphine was not found in any Derby or Oaks samples tested.... Read More


Witnesses Named for Senate Horse Racing Medication Hearing

July 10, 2012

A U.S. Senate committee has released its witness list for a July 12 hearing on medication use in horse racing.... Read More


Equine Medication Focus of Senate Hearing

July 06, 2012

The hearing, "Medication and Performance Enhancing Drugs in Horse Racing," will be held July 12.... Read More


Electrolyte Use in Performance Horses

July 03, 2012

Electrolytes can help increase equine performance when supplementing a balanced diet.... Read More


Quest to Ban Race-Day Furosemide Called 'Insanity'

July 02, 2012

Supporters ripped their opponents and vowed to take their case--that Salix is good for the racehorse--public.... Read More


Website Features Horse Racing Drug Reform Testimonials

July 01, 2012

Also on the website are news, videos, scientific studies, and commentary in support of medication-free racing.... Read More


Ky. Derby, Oaks Samples Tested for Dermorphin

June 28, 2012

The natural opiate has been detected in more than 30 racehorses in recent weeks.... Read More


For Racing Regulators, Salix Debate Just Beginning

June 27, 2012

Racing regulators around the country discuss Kentucky's move to ban race-day furosemide administration.... Read More


Salix to be Discussed on BloodHorse.com's Talkin' Horses

June 25, 2012

The medication furosemide (Salix) will be discussed by J. David Richardson, MD, and Foster Northrop, DVM.... Read More


TRA Endorses Broad Equine Medication Reform Policy

June 23, 2012

The TRA has endorsed a policy for equine medication reform supported by many industry stakeholders.... Read More


Horsemen: Penalties for Dermorphin in Horses Should Be Harsh

June 22, 2012

Dermorphin is a natural opiate more potent than morphine but less likely to produce addiction.... Read More


Laminitis Claims Injured Racehorse Giant Ryan

June 17, 2012

His owners elected euthanasia after the colt began showing laminitis signs in one of his uninjured legs.... Read More


Foreign Organizations Back Ky. Salix Phase-Out

June 15, 2012

The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities and the Hong Konj Jockey club support the decision.... Read More


I'll Have Another Trainer O'Neill to Fight 45-Day Suspension

June 15, 2012

The CHRB handed down the suspension after a horse in O'Neill's care was found to have an elevated TCO2 level.... Read More


Industry Responds to Ky. Approval of Race-Day Salix Ban

June 14, 2012

Kentucky horsemen, after the vote, said they intend to lobby lawmakers to oppose the regulation.... Read More


N.Y. Lawmakers Oppose Ban on Race-Day Salix

June 13, 2012

Two New York senators announced June 12 that they do not support a ban on race-day Salix administration.... Read More