Medications

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WHO Opposes Global Control of Ketamine

January 05, 2016

Veterinarians worldwide rely on the analgesic to treat animals--including horses--in their care.... Read More

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Australian Vets Condemn Cobalt Misuse in Horses

December 11, 2015

Equine Veterinarians Australia says the misuse of cobalt in horses is a serious welfare issue.... Read More

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NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance Updates Code of Standards

December 10, 2015

The changes encourage governing jurisdictions to adopt RMTC criteria pertaining to official drug testing laboratories.... Read More

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First Phase of Ohio Cobalt Study Complete

November 23, 2015

Preliminary results suggest cobalt could have detrimental effects on a number of equine body systems.... Read More

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BEVA Provides Information on Medicine for Horse Owners

November 21, 2015

BEVA has produced a range of tools aimed to educate both veterinarians and horse owners about antibiotic resistance.... Read More

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Australia Developing Antibiotic Guidelines Horses, Livestock

November 20, 2015

The Australian Veterinary Association and Animal Medicines Australia are joining forces to develop the guidelines. ... Read More

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Antimicrobial Research Collection for Vets Available Online

November 19, 2015

The articles highlight antimicrobial resistance and how vets can help preserve these medications' effectiveness.... Read More

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FEI Managing Several Prohibited Substance Cases

November 18, 2015

The FEI said a jumper and an endurance horse tested positive, and they issued decisions in other cases.... Read More

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The Battle Against the Bugs

November 17, 2015

Here's a rundown on our arsenal of equine disease-fighting drugs and their proper uses.... Read More

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Antibiotic Awareness in Horses: What to Know

November 16, 2015

It's "Antibiotic Awareness Week." Find out how antibiotic resistance affects horses and how vets are remedying it.... Read More

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Flunixin vs. Firocoxib for Reducing Pain After Colic Surgery

November 10, 2015

Researchers found that firocoxib and flunixin reduced horses' pain scores similarly following colic surgery.... Read More

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New Synthetic Opioid Found by New York Racing Lab

November 09, 2015

The drug, AH-7921, is one of the novel psychoactive substances that continue to emerge onto the designer drug market. ... Read More

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Accountability for USEF Drugs and Medications Violations

November 04, 2015

The USEF approved a rule change which expands the range of responsible parties for drug and medication violations.... Read More

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FDA Approves Loading Dose for EPM Treatment

November 02, 2015

The FDA approved a loading dose for Marquis, which is also the first FDA-approved EPM treatment.... Read More

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Is Omeprazole Safe for Horses' Bones?

October 27, 2015

Short-term omeprazole administration had no impact on horses' blood calcium levels or bone mineral content or density.... Read More

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South African Jumper Tests Positive for Prohibited Substance

October 22, 2015

The show jumping horse Felix Van De Mispelaere tested positive for vasodilator minoxidil.... Read More

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UAE Endurance Course Attracts Nearly 1,400 Delegates

October 18, 2015

Further, an Emirates Equestrian Federation official was provisionally suspended for failing to observe the FEI rules.... Read More

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RMTC Board Amends List of Controlled Therapeutic Medications

October 15, 2015

The group also received an update on the uniform medication program and granted interim accreditation to Texas A&M lab.... Read More

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Six More U.S. House Members Support Barr/Tonko Bill

October 14, 2015

The legislation would establish an independent authority to implement a national uniform racehorse medication program.... Read More

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Cobalt Limit for Racehorses Now in Effect in California

October 12, 2015

The CHRB adopted the limit of 25 ng/ml in blood serum with increasing penalties for cobalt in excess of 50 ng/nl.... Read More

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Uruguayan Endurance Horse Tests Positive for Guanabenz

October 01, 2015

LG Muneerah's sample was positive for guanabenz, a sedative with analgesic effects.... Read More

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FEI Clears Guerdat, Bichsel in Prohibited Substances Cases

September 27, 2015

The FEI determined that feed contaminated with poppy seeds was responsible for three horses' positive drug tests.... Read More

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PPID: Early Signs, Diagnosis, and Treatment

September 21, 2015

Learn how to recognize subtle signs and offer your horse an early intervention for equine Cushing's disease.... Read More

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ARCI Committee to Complete Medication Reforms Implementation

September 16, 2015

The committee will begin work immediately and report to the ARCI Board of Directors in December.... Read More

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Lecture to Feature a Veterinarian's View of Horse Shows

September 16, 2015

Nikki Scherrer, DVM, will cover horse health issues related to shows, such as medications, emergencies, and regulations.... Read More