Medications

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Jockey Club Urging Potential Salix Study

June 20, 2014

The study would examine the timing of Salix administration's impact on EIPH prevention.... Read More

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USEF Issues Notice on Dexamethasone, Methocarbamol Use

June 18, 2014

The United State Equestrian Federation (USEF) issued a notice on dexamethasone and methocarbamol use June 17.... Read More

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Horse Owners File Lawsuits against Wickliffe Pharmacy

June 12, 2014

The owners filed lawsuits alleging their horses were hospitalized after receiving a compounded EPM drug.... Read More

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Tranquilizers for Riding

May 22, 2014

Should tranquilizers be used to help calm a horse down so it can be ridden? ... Read More

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Belmont Stakes Day Enhanced Security Returns

May 22, 2014

All potential participants must be at Belmont Park by June 4 and will undergo out-of-competition testing.... Read More

A compounded drug is one produced when the required flavor, dosage, or formulation is otherwise not available as an FDA-approved drug.

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UKVDL Bulletin Alert: Unapproved Compounded Drugs

May 22, 2014

Veterinarians should consider several important issues when using or prescribing compounded products.... Read More

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West Virginia Okays Penalty System, Drug Thresholds

May 21, 2014

Officials approved the state's participation in the multiple medication violation penalty system.... Read More

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Anti-Doping Regulation Challenges in International Racing

May 17, 2014

Anti-doping regulations can vary, sometimes significantly, from one country to another.... Read More

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Two More Horses Dead After Receiving Compounded Medication

May 16, 2014

The FDA said initial testing indicates the drug contained higher pyrimethamine levels than the label states.... Read More

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Prepare for Battle: Medicating Horses

May 16, 2014

It's in everyone's best interest to medicate a horse without a fight. Here's how to make medicating easier.... Read More

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CHRB Clarifies Rules for Thyroid Medication

May 15, 2014

Veterinarians use thyroxine to treat hypothyroid conditions and, in some cases, to assist in weight loss.... Read More

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KHRC Collecting Corticosteroid Information

May 14, 2014

The KHRC is conducting a study evaluating how fast corticosteroids are eliminated from a horse's system.... Read More

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Compounded Drug Eyed in Thoroughbred Deaths

May 13, 2014

The FDA is investigating whether a compounded medication might have played a role in two horses' deaths.... Read More

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NYTHA Advises Longer Flunixin Withdrawal Time

May 12, 2014

The group is recommending horsemen use a 32-hour withdrawal time for the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.... Read More

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Diagnosing and Managing Endocrine Disorders in Senior Horses

May 11, 2014

By screening all older horses for these disorders, vets can identify problems quickly and implement treatment.... Read More

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Racehorse Drug Rules, Out-of-Competition Testing Discussed

May 07, 2014

Uniform medication rules and out-of-competition testing were discussed at the Asian Racing Conference.... Read More

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Drug Test Results on Kentucky Derby, Oaks Horses Clear

May 06, 2014

After undergoing full instrumental analysis to detect more than 1,500 substances, all samples were cleared.... Read More

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Asmussen: PETA Allegations 'Completely False'

May 05, 2014

Steve Asmussen says the allegations are untrue, and he hopes to have the chance to defend himself in court.... Read More

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Indiana Adopts Model Racehorse Drug Rules; Group has Doubts

May 04, 2014

The commission unanimously approved model rule threshold levels for 24 commonly used therapeutic drugs. ... Read More

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RMTC Approves Three More Laboratories

May 02, 2014

The newly accredited laboratories are located in California, Colorado, and Ohio.... Read More

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Equine Health, Security Protocols for Ky. Derby Outlined

April 29, 2014

Churchill Downs outlined its enhanced security measures for horses competing in Saturday's Kentucky Derby. ... Read More

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Florida Legislature Holds Fate of Racehorse Drug Reforms

April 27, 2014

Florida stakeholders are united in backing uniform drug rules, but the fate lies with the state legislature. ... Read More

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How Hong Kong's On-Track Pharmacies Work

April 25, 2014

Dr. Christopher M. Riggs describes the Hong Kong Jockey Club's on-track pharmacies and how they work.... Read More

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Paget Stripped of Burghley Title after Doping Scandal

April 24, 2014

Jonathan Paget's horse Clifton Promise tested positive for the tranquilzer reserpine at last year's event.... Read More

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USEF Issues Drugs and Medications Program Advisory

April 23, 2014

On April 22, the USEF issued an advisory in reference to recent changes to their drugs and medications rules.... Read More