Medications

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Top Foal-Related Studies of 2012-'13

August 13, 2013

Dr. Chris Sanchez reviews recent top research papers published focusing on foal health.... Read More

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Study: Race-Day Medication Has No Effect on Genetics

August 12, 2013

The genetic integrity of North American-bred horses doesn't seem to have been affected by race-day medication.... Read More

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The Jockey Club to Help Fund Racehorse Drug Testing

August 12, 2013

The Jockey Club will provide funds to some racing jurisdictions to step up out-of-competition drug testing. ... Read More

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BHA Investigation into Drug 'Sungate' Concludes

August 08, 2013

The BHA concluded its investigation into "Sungate," a veterinary product which contains an anabolic steroid. ... Read More

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Owners Again Support Medication-Free Horse Racing

August 05, 2013

Many of horse racing's top owners again pledged to race their 2-year-olds without race-day medication. ... Read More

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RCI Approves Model Rule for Racehorse Drug Penalties

July 31, 2013

RCI voted to approve model rules that create a points system and enhanced penalties for drug violations. ... Read More

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RMTC: Confidentiality in Research Necessary

July 26, 2013

An official explains why confidentiality is used when setting medication thresholds and withdrawal times.... Read More

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Kentucky Racing Officials: New Drug Policy Is Working

July 25, 2013

Regulatory administration of race-day anti-bleeding medication has provided a clearer picture of drug testing.... Read More

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Kentucky Approves 'Rapid Response' Protocol

July 22, 2013

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved a "rapid response" protocol to examine emerging illegal drugs.... Read More

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RMTC Approves Multiple Violation Penalty Model Rule

July 19, 2013

The model rule represents a plan to provide appropriate penalties for violations of medication regulations.... Read More

Blog

What's in Your Horse's Urine Sample?

July 18, 2013

Do you know for sure that your horse would pass a random horse show drug test? ... Read More

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Foreman: Racehorse Drug Model Rule a 'Living Document'

July 16, 2013

The regulations are a "living document" that likely will be adjusted based on industry needs, one group says.... Read More

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Scientists Question Clenbuterol Regulations for Racehorses

July 15, 2013

Some veterinarians expressed concerns over the proposed clenbuterol withdrawal time and testing levels.... Read More

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Stiff Penalties Tied to Drugs 'Purple Pain,' 'TB-500'

July 03, 2013

The drugs, only available through compounding pharmacies, will be high-level violations if used in racing.... Read More

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FDA Approval Significance

June 27, 2013

Dr. Megan Green, Merial field veterinarian, describes how horse owners can determine if a drug is approved. ... Read More

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Kentucky Protocol Would Target Emerging Drugs

June 13, 2013

The measures would allow the state to take action quickly when faced with emerging illegal substances. ... Read More

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Racehorse Trainer Butler Faces Charges for Steroid Use

June 07, 2013

A British racehorse trainer has been charged with administering anabolic steroids to nine of his racehorses.... Read More

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Progress Cited on Racehorse Medication Penalty System

June 07, 2013

Plans to implement a points-driven penalty system for equine medication violations are moving forward. ... Read More

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Progress of Uniform Racehorse Medication Policy Noted

June 06, 2013

Survey results show the adoption of RCI's uniform medication policy for racing is advancing nationwide.... Read More

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Another British Racehorse Trainer to Face Steroid Charges

June 04, 2013

Gerard Butler will be charged for using the drug Sungate, which contains the anabolic steroid stanozolol. ... Read More

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Study: Salix Administration Can Lead to Calcium Imbalance

June 01, 2013

Horses receiving Salix had difficulty replenishing their calcium levels 72 hours after drug administration.... Read More

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TOC Commits to Uniform Racehorse Medication Program

May 24, 2013

TOC has committed to implement the Mid-Atlantic Uniform Medication Program beginning in January 2014.... Read More

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Enhanced Security Measures for Belmont Stakes Horses

May 22, 2013

Security measures include the submission and publication of veterinary records for Belmont Stakes horses. ... Read More

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New Federal Racehorse Drug Legislation Introduced

May 20, 2013

The new legislation would regulate/prohibit substances, methods, and treatments that can be used in racing. ... Read More

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Still No Uniform Racehorse Medication Rules in Triple Crown

May 17, 2013

While horse racing has made strides toward drug reform and uniform medication rules, inconsistencies remain.... Read More