Drug Testing


Long-term Clenbuterol Use in Horses Studied

September 05, 2012

While the drug initially reduced airway sensitivity, long-term use seems to result in reduced effectiveness.... Read More


New Mexico Track to Enforce Strict Drug Guidelines

September 04, 2012

Ruidoso Downs chairman says serious drug offenders will be banned from the track's property starting in 2013.... Read More


CHRB Panel Recommends Equine Medication Rule Changes

September 01, 2012

The organization endorsed a proposal to have Salix administered by certain veterinarians only.... Read More


Governor Implements New Ky. Race-Day Drug Regulations

August 31, 2012

Gov. Steve Beshear implemented regulations reforming some aspects of the state's equine medication policy.... Read More


Race-Day Medication Rules Discussed in Ky., W.Va

August 30, 2012

Race-day medication discussions are taking place in both Kentucky and West Virginia.... Read More


Committee Says New Ky. Race-Day Drug Rules 'Deficient'

August 28, 2012

The rules are scheduled to take effect Sept. 4, just before the start of Turfway Park's meet.... Read More


Kentucky Race-Day Drug Rules Will Change Sept. 4

August 23, 2012

Furosemide will be the only medication permitted on race day in Kentucky effective Sept. 4.... Read More


AQHA Teams with Jockey Club to Address Medications in Racing

August 22, 2012

The AQHA announced Aug. 12 its endorsement of The Jockey Club's proposed Reformed Racing Medication Rules.... Read More


All Test Samples from Olympic Equestrian Events Negative

August 16, 2012

All human and equine samples taken during the Olympic equestrian events at Greenwich Park were negative.... Read More


Jockey Club's Revised Drug Rules Have Salix Provision

August 13, 2012

The Jockey Club has added a provision governing regulatory administration of furosemide on race day.... Read More


Race-Day Salix Ban Will Extend to 2-Year-Old Listed Stakes

August 09, 2012

Race-day Salix will not be allowed in listed stakes races for 2-year-old Thoroughbreds.... Read More


More Racehorse Veterinary Records to be Publicized

August 08, 2012

The treatment and drug records of horses running in the Travers Stakes will be updated daily online.... Read More


West Virginia Racing Commission Plans Meeting on Salix Use

August 07, 2012

The commission plans to hold a fact-finding meeting on use of race-day furosemide day, officials said Aug. 4.... Read More


RMTC Holding Clenbuterol Decision for Study Results

August 07, 2012

The organization is waiting on UC Davis study results before ruling on a possible ban of clenbuterol.... Read More


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