Medications

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Is It Okay to Give My Horse Expired Drugs?

July 21, 2014

A horse owner wonders if there's any danger using drugs that have past their expiration dates.... Read More

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Britain Investigating Positive Morphine Tests in Racehorses

July 18, 2014

Five horses under the care of various trainers tested positive for morphine in their 'A' samples.... Read More

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Clenbuterol's Impact on Horses' Body Fat Percentage

July 16, 2014

Researchers found that clenbuterol reduced body fat percentage in both resting and working horses.... Read More

It is important that you know the basic characteristics of common equine parasites, as well as the main mechanisms of action and affects of the common deworming compounds.

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Worms vs. Drugs: The Fundamentals

July 14, 2014

Learn about common equine parasites, as well as the mechanisms and effects of common deworming compounds.... Read More

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Can I Use Over-the-Counter Penicillin if my Horse is Sick?

July 14, 2014

Should an owner administer over-the-counter procaine penicillin to sick horses? A veterinarian responds.... Read More

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Uniform Racehorse Drug Program Picking Up Support

July 10, 2014

Multiple jurisdictions have adopted all or parts of the program, with more expected to be on board soon.... Read More

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Panel: Culture Change Needed in Thoroughbred Racing

July 09, 2014

Panelists pushed for better communication and more transparency to help keep racehorses safe.... Read More

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Why Are American Thoroughbreds Racing Less Frequently?

July 09, 2014

Panelists discussed if equine fragility, medications, and economics could result in fewer starts for horses.... Read More

Store chemicals or medications in special designated locations to they don't contaminate horse feed or poison children or pets around the barn.

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Storing Toxic Substances in Stables

July 09, 2014

Find out how to use, store, and discard flammable, toxic, or hazardous products found on horse farms.... Read More

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National Uniform Medication Program for Racing Gets Push

July 03, 2014

American Horse Council convention attendees discussed medication program during forums and conversations.... Read More

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Commentary: Better Questions to Answer

June 25, 2014

Eric Mitchell, editor-in-chief of The Blood-Horse, shares his thoughts on potential research on Salix.... Read More

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Colorado Racetrack Offers Bonus to Medication-Free Winners

June 25, 2014

Arapahoe Park created a program to reward horsemen who do not administer race-day medication to their horses.... Read More

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Tentative Agenda for Racehorse Welfare Summit Released

June 21, 2014

Lecture topics will include bone development, intra-articular therapies, track surfaces, and more.... Read More

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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