Medications

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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

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Medications in Horse Racing

May 03, 2013

Dr. Larry Bramlage shares his thoughts on recent and upcoming topics in racehorse medications.... Read More

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Careful Drug Use Helps Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance

May 03, 2013

Though routinely discussed in human medicine, antibiotic resistance is becoming an issue in the equine world.... Read More

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Six Ky. Derby Horses Made Salix-Free Racing Debuts

May 03, 2013

All of this year's Kentucky Derby starters will receive furosemide, designed to prevent EIPH. ... Read More

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Call Issued for Major Changes in Racehorse Drug Policy

May 03, 2013

One attorney discussed how federal intervention could help resolve racehorse medication issues.... Read More

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Feds Seeking Racehorse Drug Regulation

May 01, 2013

Members of Congress are preparing to introduce legislation that would regulate medication use in racehorses.... Read More

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Godolphin Trainer's Steroid Use Called 'Deliberate Flouting'

May 01, 2013

The BHA called trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni's anabolic steroid use a "deliberate flouting" of racing rules. ... Read More

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Second British Racehorse Trainer Admits to Steroid Use

April 29, 2013

Britain's steroid scandal continued April 29 when a Newmarket trainer admitted to using steroids on horses.... Read More

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HKJC Official Urges Worldwide Steroid Ban

April 29, 2013

One official urged racing authorities to consider banning the use of anabolic steroids for horses in training.... Read More

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Drug Peramivir Could Help Horses Suffering from Flu

April 28, 2013

Researchers found a flu inhibitor that could help horses with influenza recover more quickly.... Read More

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Bill would Protect Mobile Vet Practices from Drug Charges

April 24, 2013

Vets who make farm calls to treat horses currently risk prosecution under the Controlled Substances Act.... Read More

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Godolphin Racehorses Test Positive for Steroids

April 22, 2013

Godolphin trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni has admitted to administering anabolic steroids to 11 horses. ... Read More

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Results of EU Horsemeat Study Released

April 19, 2013

EU officials tested beef products for the presence of horsemeat and horse carcasses for the presence of Bute.... Read More

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Canadian Researchers Battling Drug-Resistant Bacteria

April 18, 2013

Researchers are recognizing a growing number of disease-causing organisms resistant to common antibiotics.... Read More

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Bute Found in English 'Beef' Products

April 12, 2013

British officials announced this week that a canned corned beef product positive for the presence of Bute. ... Read More

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Ky. Commission Seeks Review of Cobra Venom Ruling

April 10, 2013

The recent ruling overturned a suspension imposed on Rodney Stewart, DVM, for cobra venom possession.... Read More

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Oral vs. IV Bute Administration and Drug Testing (AAEP 2012)

March 29, 2013

Researchers evaluated if half-doses of Bute resulted in different plasma concentrations than full doses.... Read More