Firms get FDA Warning About Equine Ulcer Products

November 07, 2014

Three companies have received warning letters for marketing equine ulcer products without the FDA's approval.... Read More


Breeders' Cup to Employ National Medication Reforms

October 31, 2014

The world championships will be held for the first time under the National Uniform Medication Program's reforms.... Read More


CSU Releases New Furosemide Research Results

October 30, 2014

Dr. Paul Morley found evidence suggesting furosemide is effective in reducing EIPH incidence and severity. ... Read More


Breeders' Cup Modifies Convicted Trainer Rule

October 27, 2014

Starting in 2015, convicted trainers won't be able to transfer horses to assistant trainers for Breeders' Cup races.... Read More


Lab: Delays Followed Suspicious Samples Spike

October 27, 2014

Lab officials blame delays on a spike of nearly 100 times the number of suspicious results compared with 2013. ... Read More


Racing's Slow Regulatory Process

October 22, 2014

A trainer received sanctions for a June 2013 drug violation in October. A Blood-Horse writer takes a look.... Read More


Owner Participation Sought for Equine Disease Research

October 20, 2014

Researchers are seeking owner input for a study aimed at evaluating the economic impact of equine disease outbreaks.... Read More


NYRA Supports Proposed Racehorse Medication Rules

October 20, 2014

The rules establish threshold limits for 24 medications and restrict three corticosteroids to joint injections only. ... Read More


RMTC Notes Uniform Racehorse Medication Program Steps

October 17, 2014

A review says most major racing jurisdictions will have a portion of the program's components in place by year's end.... Read More


Survey: Racehorse Drug Testing System has Serious Flaws

October 15, 2014

While progress has been made in uniform medication and testing standards, a state-by-state approach is problematic.... Read More

Researchers provided horses with daily inhaled corticosteroid treatments of fluticasone propionate through a respirator mask covering both nostrils.


Choosing Corticosteroids for RAO: Systemic or Inhaled?

October 13, 2014

Which option is better? Study results suggest it depends on the horse and the severity of his condition.... Read More


Trainer O'Neill Facing Suspensions after Drug Violation

October 10, 2014

One of Doug O'Neill's horses tested positive for a drug containing and/or capable of metabolizing into oxazepam.... Read More


Medication Crossroad

October 08, 2014

The Blood-Horse's editor-in-chief shares his thoughts on racehorse drug testing and penalties for violations.... Read More


Phipps Reissues Call for Drug-Free Horse Racing

October 06, 2014

Dinny Phipps said a centralized regulatory body would facilitate changes necessary to improve the sport's integrity. ... Read More


Research Produces Cobalt Test Recommendation

September 30, 2014

Researchers recommended a cobalt testing threshold of 70 parts per billion, the USTA said Sept. 30.... Read More


Dr. Larry Bramlage: America Must Give Up Furosemide

September 29, 2014

Bramlage said he believes furosemide is beneficial, but shared why he thinks America will eliminate it's race-day use.... Read More


Deworming Dilemma

September 26, 2014

An owner seeks advice about deworming her horse that lives alone and travels to a public barn for exercise.... Read More


Ruidoso Downs Unveils Integrity and Safety Program

September 23, 2014

The track's chairman says the program is part of the effort to ensure the safety of the sport and its participants.... Read More


Study: Low-Dose Omeprazole and Gastric Ulcers

September 22, 2014

A low dose of a certain omeprazole preparation was as effective in treating some ulcers as the standard dose.... Read More


Arkansas Adopts Uniform Racehorse Medication Rules

September 17, 2014

Once fully adopted, Arkansas will be the sixth state to fully implement the uniform racehorse medication program.... Read More


NTRA Awaits Consensus on Medication Issue

September 17, 2014

Unless racing reaches a consensus on medication reform, the NTRA doesn't expect Congress to seek federal regulation.... Read More


Two Horses at WEG Test Positive for Controlled Medications

September 05, 2014

A French eventer tested positive for Ace and a South African endurance mount tested positive for Bute.... Read More

A compounded drug is one produced when the required flavor, dosage, or formulation is otherwise not available as an FDA-approved drug.


Kentucky to Tackle Equine Drug Compounder Concerns

September 02, 2014

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission is researching ways it could add regulatory oversight of drug compounders.... Read More


Equine Pharmacology, Therapeutics, and Toxicology

August 29, 2014

Find out the reasons why competition horses might test positive for certain drugs and substances... Read More

When you look at the hoof as the horse stands, you are seeing the hoof wall. If you pick up the hoof to look at the bottom, you will see the sole, frog, sulci, heels and bar.


Bute, Firocoxib Compared for Alleviating Hoof Lameness

August 24, 2014

While Bute was more effective at label dose, one vet says new dosing firocoxib recommendations could impact the results.... Read More