Medications

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Medication Mishaps in Horses (AAEP 2012)

March 13, 2013

Try as they might to avoid them, veterinarians from time to time will manage medication mishaps.... Read More

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Podiatry Table Topic: A Focus on Laminitis (AAEP 2012)

March 08, 2013

Laminitis is a devastating disease that does not discriminate based on a horse's age, breed, or discipline.... Read More

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Lecture on Equine Drug Research, Testing Scheduled

March 06, 2013

The lecture will illustrate advances in drug surveillance capabilities and discuss existing challenges.... Read More

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Regulators Discuss Jockey Club Drug Rules

March 05, 2013

Regulators met via conference call March 4 to discuss new model medication rules set to be adopted by RCI.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Will Not Expand Furosemide Ban in 2013

March 04, 2013

As in 2012, Salix use is prohibited in Breeders' Cup races for 2-year-olds but allowed in all other races.... Read More

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RMTC Calls Nikethamide 'Very Dangerous Drug' for Horses

March 04, 2013

It's the first in more than a decade, but a recent positive nikethamide test has racing regulators' attention.... Read More

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Meloxicam vs. Phenylbutazone: Effects on Horses' Gastric Mucosa Studied

March 04, 2013

A recent study showed that some newer NSAIDs could have fewer adverse GI effects on horses than older drugs.... Read More

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GI Drug Could be Useful for Equine Eye Exams (AAEP 2012)

March 03, 2013

N-butylscopolammonium bromide could be useful for helping veterinarians examine horses' eyes.... Read More

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Laboratory Advances Improve Equine Doping Testing

February 27, 2013

Metabolomics and transcriptomics can provide a sort of "history" of drugs that have been in a horse's body.... Read More

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W.Va. Issues Support for Uniform Racehorse Medication Plan

February 26, 2013

The resolution furthers an effort to implement uniform racehorse medication, penalty, and testing rules.... Read More

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Dressage Rider Facing Possible Sanctions for Prohibited Substances

February 26, 2013

Isabell Werth is also contending with public fire over schooling a horse in hyperflexion.... Read More

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National HBPA to Breeders' Cup: Keep Salix

February 25, 2013

The organization voted to endorse the use of race-day furosemide during this year's Breeders' Cup races.... Read More

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How Do I Properly Dispose of my Horse's Syringes?

February 16, 2013

With a proper sharps disposal method in place, the risk of accidental needlesticks is reduced.... Read More

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Using Intra-Articular Corticosteroids (AAEP 2012)

February 11, 2013

With appropriate care and use, vets can mitigate some risks associated with intra-articular corticosteroids.... Read More

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New Ponazuril Loading Dose Examined for EPM Treatment (AAEP 2012)

February 10, 2013

Achieving therapeutic drug levels sooner using a loading dose could minimize S. neurona-caused damage.... Read More

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Industry Stakeholders Discuss Racehorse Drug Reform

February 07, 2013

Industry stakeholders met discuss creating uniform equine medication policy between states.... Read More

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FEI Continues Equine Doping Crackdown in 2013

February 04, 2013

The FEI Tribunal delivered a record number of equine doping decisions during the first ten months of 2012.... Read More

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Jockeys' Guild Supports Racehorse Medication Reform

January 30, 2013

The guild cited improved rider safety when they voted to support racehorse medication reform.... Read More

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Horse Owners: Use Caution with Unapproved Drugs

January 29, 2013

Studies show a wide range in pharmaceutical equivalence of compounded drugs compared to brand name drugs.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Owners Group: Salix Effective in Treating EIPH

January 29, 2013

A group of researchers and the Thoroughbred Owners of California issued a statement supporting furosemide use.... Read More

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RMTC Sees Positive Trends in Bute Violations Study

January 28, 2013

A review of violation records reveals that fewer Bute overages are occurring at a lower medication threshold.... Read More

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N.Y. Bill: Ban Equine Performance-Enhancing Drugs

January 24, 2013

The legislation calls for a ban on equine performance-enhancing drugs in horse racing in New York.... Read More

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Selecting, Administering Joint Injection Drugs to Prevent Sepsis (AAEP 2012)

January 24, 2013

Veterinarians must take several steps to minimize the horse's chances of developing a joint infection.... Read More

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Ethical Issues for Racetrack Practitioners (AAEP 2012)

January 07, 2013

Many difficult decisions racetrack practitioners encounter are out of their control, one veterinarian says.... Read More

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Flunixin Meglumine Doses: More or Less? (AAEP 2012)

December 23, 2012

A double dose of the drug proved no more effective than a single dose and presented a higher toxicity risk.... Read More