Recent News for Exercise-Related Conditions


Race-Day Drugs Focus of KHRC Meeting

November 11, 2011

The Race Day Medication Committee is debating whether therapeutic medications such as Salix should be banned.... Read More


Salix Among RMTC Board Meeting's Topics

October 11, 2011

Race day medications, drug testing initiatives, and research committees were discussed at an Oct. 6 meeting.... Read More


Groups Draw Line on Salix Ban in Thoroughbred Racing

August 24, 2011

Thoroughbred horsemen's groups are drawing a line in the sand when it comes to the anti-bleeding drug Salix.... Read More


Adjunct Bleeder Medication Ban Advanced in Kentucky

August 23, 2011

A KHRC advisory panel approved a recommendation to prohibit the race day use of adjunct bleeder medications.... Read More


Jockey Club Goal: 'Medication-Free' Horse Racing

August 15, 2011

The Jockey Club reiterated its calls for a ban of Salix but made it clear it wants medication-free racing.... Read More


Commentary: Thoroughbred Owner Sounds Off on Salix

August 14, 2011's Jason Shandler caught up with Mike Repole to get his opinion on the current Salix debate.... Read More


No Salix in 2-Year-Old Thoroughbred Graded Stakes in 2012

August 11, 2011

The AGSC will employ a program banning race-day medications in graded 2-year-old Thoroughbred stakes races.... Read More


RMTC: Tighten Salix Rules, Ban Adjunct Drugs

August 05, 2011

The RMTC will continue to study a pilot program proposal to ban the use of Salix in 2-year-old Thoroughbreds.... Read More


National HBPA: Keep Salix, Drop Adjunct Drugs

July 25, 2011

The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association supports elimination of race-day medications ... Read More


UC Davis to Partner with APHA for Genetic Testing

July 25, 2011

The APHA has introduced the University of California, Davis, as its official genetic testing provider. ... Read More


Medication Summit Called 'New Beginning'

June 16, 2011

A baby step toward progress was how organizers described the two-day International Race Day Medication Summit ... Read More


Summit Furthers Discussion on EIPH

June 15, 2011

Concerns about Salix's performance-enhancing attributes may pale in comparison to the potential detrimental ... Read More


Tying-Up in Horses: A Review

June 15, 2011

Tying-up, or exertional rhabdomyolysis, is a frustrating problem for horse owners, but can be managed through ... Read More


Race Day Medication Summit Digs Into Salix

June 14, 2011

Anyone hoping to learn the intricacies of Salix use, research, and regulation at the June 13 International ... Read More


Education Early Focus of Race Day Medication Summit

June 13, 2011

Exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhaging discussed on Day 1 of the International Summit on Race Day Medication... Read More


Commentary: The Battle of Salix

June 10, 2011

Another battle over the medication Salix is brewing. We say "another" because Thoroughbred racing has been ... Read More


Race Day Medication Summit to be Held at Belmont Park

May 19, 2011

The "International Summit on Race Day Medication, EIPH, and the Racehorse" will begin June 13 at Belmont Park.... Read More


Racehorse Drug Summit Set for June 13-14

May 12, 2011

The "International Summit on Race Day Medication, Exercised-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage (EIPH), and the Racehorse" has been scheduled for June 13-14 in New York City. The event is jointly sponsored by the American Association of Equine Practitioners... Read More


RCI Board Votes to Examine Furosemide Policy

April 29, 2011

The board of directors of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) voted without objection this week in favor of a resolution calling for the re-examination of whether its current policy pertaining to furosemide (Salix, commonly ... Read More


Equine Charity Donation Supports Horse Health at WCVM

April 18, 2011

A $20,000 donation from the Equine Foundation of Canada (EFC) to support horse health at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) on the University of Saskatchewan campus has been doubled by a matching gift program, bringing the total gift ... Read More


Ultrasound Exams for Diagnosing Roaring in Horses

April 04, 2011

Ultrasonography, along with endoscopy, can be a supplemental resource veterinarians can use to diagnose roaring.... Read More


Causes of Sudden Death in Racehorses Examined

April 03, 2011

Exercise-related sudden deaths in racehorses are uncommon and "poorly understood," noted study researchers.... Read More


Arytenoid Chondritis (Breathing Problem)

April 01, 2011

I have an 8-year-old Thoroughbred mare that was diagnosed with arytenoid chondritis. The attending vet was sho... Read More


AVC Gets New Equine Dentistry and Laryngeal Surgery Equipment

March 02, 2011

A donation from the Equine Foundation of Canada (EFC) has allowed the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) at the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown to purchase new equipment for equine dentistry procedures and laryngeal surgery. Past ... Read More


NYRA Adopts Race Day Lasix Measure

January 21, 2011

Beginning Jan. 26, veterinarians for the New York Racing Association (NYRA) will administer Lasix (a drug given to racehorses to lessen the severity of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage) to horses on race day.
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