Drug Testing

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Minnesota Makes Racehorse Drug Threshold Changes

May 22, 2012

The new guidelines will be "based on the latest science, testing technology, and veterinarian expertise."... Read More

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Split Over Race-Day Salix Continues in Kentucky

May 18, 2012

The Salix debate will continue in early June when the KHRC holds a town hall meeting on the topic.... Read More

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Derby Winning Trainer O'Neill Facing Milkshaking Accusations

May 11, 2012

He could face a suspension and fine stemming from a 2010 in which horse in his care had elevated TCO2 levels.... Read More

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Racing Medication Reform Advocacy Website Launched

May 10, 2012

The website--cleanhorseracing.org--is dedicated to the reform of horse racing medication rules.... Read More

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KHRC to Discuss, But Not Vote on, Salix Plan

May 08, 2012

The KHRC will discuss a possible three-year phase-out of race-day furosemide in graded and listed stakes.
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FEI to Add GABA, Hydroxy-GABA to Prohibited Substance List

May 07, 2012

The USEF banned GABA, an inhibitory neurotransmitter, use in February following documented adverse reactions.... Read More

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Regulatory Veterinarian Checks in Horse Racing

May 05, 2012

At the center of vet checks is a close examination for signs of general illness, injury, or lameness.... Read More

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Vet Check Frequency for Hallmark Horse Races

May 05, 2012

Dr. William Farmer describes the frequency of Derby horse vet checks, along with safeguards.... Read More

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Regulatory Vet Checks at the Kentucky Derby

May 04, 2012

Dr. William Farmer describes regulatory checks designed to ensure a horse is fit to race in the Derby or Oaks.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Race-Day Health Checks

May 04, 2012

Dr. William Farmer, Racing Vet for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, on location at Churchill Downs.... Read More

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Being a Racetrack Veterinarian on Kentucky Derby Day

May 03, 2012

Dr. Foster Northrop, racetrack practitioner, describes Derby and Oaks horse care on location at Churchill Down... Read More

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Race-Day Drugs, Regulation Discussed by Panel

May 03, 2012

Furosemide, also known as Salix or Lasix, is the only therapeutic medication widely used on race day.... Read More

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FEI Introduces Veterinary Identification Cards

May 01, 2012

The new system requires veterinarians to pass the online exam based on the relevant FEI regulations.... Read More

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New York Taking Public Comments on Salix Use in Racehorses

May 01, 2012

Salix is a medication used to prevent exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhaging, also known as bleeding.... Read More

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Congress Hears Race-Day Medication Testimony from Industry

April 30, 2012

The witnesses all told Congress they don't believe race-day medication has a place in Thoroughbred racing.... Read More

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Medication Issues Dominate Racing Conference

April 27, 2012

The use and possible abuse of therapeutic medications will be dominating discussions throughout the meeting.... Read More

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RMTC Discusses Racing Medications, Names Interim Director

April 25, 2012

The board discussed clenbuterol use in racing, firocoxib thresholds, and other horse health related topics.... Read More

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Congress Sets Hearing on Health, Safety in Horse Racing

April 24, 2012

The last congressional hearing on horse racing was held in June 2008 and dealt with similar issues.... Read More

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Proposed Kentucky Race Day Salix Ban Fails

April 17, 2012

The KHRC voted 7-7 not to approve a recommendation that would have phased out the medication over three years.... Read More

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TOBA Reaffirms Commitment to Race-Day Drug Ban

April 12, 2012

TOBA hopes to to do more to address the controversial issue of allowing race-day Salix administration.... Read More

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Physiology Modifiers in Joint Disease Reviewed (AAEP 2011)

April 12, 2012

One presenter reviewed the mechanisms behind drugs used to treat joint disease in horses.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Revises Medication Rule Violation Policy

April 06, 2012

The new convicted trainer rule is part of a process to ban illegal substances from Breeders' Cup races.... Read More

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Oklahoma Lowers Clenbuterol Limits for Racehorses

April 03, 2012

Clenbuterol is a bronchodilator, and it is used in horses with respiratory problems to open the airway.... Read More

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Jockey Club Seeks Tougher Equine Medication Rules

March 30, 2012

Broad adoption of the new medication policies hinges on action by regulators in all racing jurisdictions.... Read More

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Sen. Udall: 'Corruption' in Horse Racing Alarming

March 27, 2012

In the wake of a March 25 New York Times report, Udall renewed his call for safety and integrity regulation.... Read More