Medications

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Top Equine Medicine Studies of 2013

January 31, 2014

Carol Clark, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, shares her picks for the top equine medicine studies of 2013.... Read More

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Racehorse Drug Policies Questioned at HBPA Convention

January 27, 2014

Some attendees suggested questionable studies might be the basis for some medication policies.... Read More

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McKeever Testifies at N.Y. State Gaming Commission Hearing

January 24, 2014

McKeever's research focuses on performance-enhancing practices on the equine athlete's physiologic responses.... Read More

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Racehorse Drug Penalty System Next Up in West Virginia

January 22, 2014

Officials will soon consider a penalty system for drug violations that dovetails with uniform model rules.... Read More

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Proposed Racehorse Drug Rules Debated in New York

January 22, 2014

Officials heard the pros and cons of having different medication rules for Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds.... Read More

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The Meds Maze

January 13, 2014

Get helpful information for navigating the crowded field of performance-horse medications. ... Read More

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Senate Okays Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act

January 10, 2014

Mobile veterinarians are one step closer to better protection from federal drug prosecution.... Read More

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Managing Racehorse Joints with Strict Medication Regulations

January 09, 2014

In the face of new racing medication rules, vets are revisiting treatment approaches for injured horses.... Read More

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Practical Equine Medications

January 02, 2014

When medicating a horse, always know the drug's function, how it works, and its intended use.... Read More

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Great Britain Beefs Up Equine Anti-Doping Policy

December 25, 2013

Steroid scandals prompted the British Horseracing Authority to amend its medication control policy.... Read More

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Booklet on Maryland Racehorse Medication Guidelines Released

December 24, 2013

The booklet lists 24 therapeutic medications with their withdrawal times and threshold levels.... Read More

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Kentucky Steps toward Racehorse Medication Uniformity

December 15, 2013

The KHRC approved changes to its withdrawal time guidelines for all racing breeds. ... Read More

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Multi-Breed Racehorse Drug Uniformity No Easy Task

December 13, 2013

The Ohio State Racing Commission indicated it's not prepared to adopt a uniform national drug policy. ... Read More

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British Racehorse Trainer Butler Gets Five-Year Suspension

December 05, 2013

Nine horses in Butler's barn tested positive for anabolic steroid use. ... Read More

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Kentucky Drug Panel Okays Model Rule for Most Breeds

December 04, 2013

The drug council recommended the KHRC adopt the national uniform medication rules for Thoroughbred racing. ... Read More

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RMTC Position Papers Uphold Thresholds

December 04, 2013

The RMTC found no physiologic difference in racing breeds to justify changing its regulatory thresholds.... Read More

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BHA Tightens Rules on Prohibited Substances

November 28, 2013

Trainers can be charged if their horses receive some prohibited substances, even without a positive sample. ... Read More

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Changes to USEF, FEI Medication Rules for 2014

November 27, 2013

Here's what you need to know about changes to the USEF and FEI drug and medication rules. ... Read More

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California Passes National Racehorse Medication Reforms

November 24, 2013

California is the 10th state to formally agree to adoption of the national controlled medication schedule.... Read More

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House Subcommittee Debates Horse Racing Safety, Integrity

November 22, 2013

The Subcommittee is considering a bill that would give the USADA the responsibility of ensuring racing safety.... Read More

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CHRB Sudden Horse Death Report Released

November 22, 2013

The report concluded the cluster of sudden deaths from Bob Baffert's barn had no single, identifiable cause.... Read More

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NTRA Shows Support for Racing Industry Reforms

November 21, 2013

In a letter the NTRA outlines progress in the national reform effort to enhance racing's safety and integrity.... Read More

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Speakers Selected for Congressional Horse Racing Hearing

November 19, 2013

A diverse group of speakers will gather to discuss integrity and safety in a hearing scheduled for Nov. 21. ... Read More

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Reparixin: The Future of Laminitis Treatment?

November 19, 2013

Brazilian researchers studied the drug reparixin's effects on horses with experimentally induced laminitis.... Read More

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Texas Compounder Draws Horse Racing Industry Scrutiny

November 15, 2013

Several compounding pharmacies are under scrutiny from horse racing regulators.... Read More