Recent News for Exercise-Related Conditions

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Foreign Organizations Back Ky. Salix Phase-Out

June 15, 2012

The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities and the Hong Konj Jockey club support the decision.... Read More

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Industry Responds to Ky. Approval of Race-Day Salix Ban

June 14, 2012

Kentucky horsemen, after the vote, said they intend to lobby lawmakers to oppose the regulation.... Read More

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N.Y. Lawmakers Oppose Ban on Race-Day Salix

June 13, 2012

Two New York senators announced June 12 that they do not support a ban on race-day Salix administration.... Read More

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Ky. Commission Approves Race-Day Salix Ban

June 13, 2012

The measure would ban the use of furosemide on race-day in graded and listed stakes over a three-year period.... Read More

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AGSC Restates Desire for Salix Ban in Stakes

June 12, 2012

The AGSC supports a ban on all race-day medication in graded stakes race for 2-year-old Thoroughbreds.... Read More

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Managing Equine Genetic Disorders with Nutrition

June 06, 2012

Managing diet can help alleviate signs of some equine genetic disorders, such as PSSM and HYPP.... Read More

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Ky. Salix Town Hall Meeting: More Questions Than Answers

June 06, 2012

Roughly 15 individuals commented on the KHRC Salix phase-out proposal, with only one in support of the measure... Read More

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Exertional Muscle Disorders Topic of 2012 Milne Lecture

June 05, 2012

Stephanie Valberg, DVM, PhD, is the first female to deliver the Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture.... Read More

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Selenium and Vitamin E to Alleviate Signs of Tying Up

May 20, 2012

Selenium and vitamin E work together to alleviate muscle damage and signs of tying up in horses.... Read More

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Split Over Race-Day Salix Continues in Kentucky

May 18, 2012

The Salix debate will continue in early June when the KHRC holds a town hall meeting on the topic.... Read More

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KHRC to Discuss, But Not Vote on, Salix Plan

May 08, 2012

The KHRC will discuss a possible three-year phase-out of race-day furosemide in graded and listed stakes.
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New York Taking Public Comments on Salix Use in Racehorses

May 01, 2012

Salix is a medication used to prevent exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhaging, also known as bleeding.... Read More

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Congress Hears Race-Day Medication Testimony from Industry

April 30, 2012

The witnesses all told Congress they don't believe race-day medication has a place in Thoroughbred racing.... Read More

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Proposed Kentucky Race Day Salix Ban Fails

April 17, 2012

The KHRC voted 7-7 not to approve a recommendation that would have phased out the medication over three years.... Read More

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Mich. State Graduate Student Honored for EIPH Research

April 17, 2012

Alice Stack, MVB, Dipl. ACVIM, was honored by the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.... Read More

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Ask the Vet LIVE: Upper-Respiratory Disorders, April 19

April 10, 2012

Topics discussed will include roaring, dorsal displacement of the soft palate, epiglottic entrapment, and more... Read More

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Alternative Treatment for "Roaring" in Horses (AAEP 2011)

March 29, 2012

Researchers recently assessed the feasibility of functional electrical stimulation in roarers.... Read More

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In Depth: Evaluating the Upper Respiratory Tract (AAEP 2011)

March 06, 2012

Veterinarians have fine-tuned numerous methods for evaluating the upper respiratory tract for abnormalities.... Read More

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AQHA Offers Genetic Disease Panel Test

February 06, 2012

The test will screen for five potentially fatal genetic diseases often found in Quarter Horses.... Read More

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Your Horse's Breathing: Roaring, Coughing, and Bleeding

February 01, 2012

A rundown of respiratory diseases commonly observed in performance horses.... Read More

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Furosemide 'Myths' Discussed at HBPA Convention

January 16, 2012

Panelists said there is no scientific evidence supporting a ban on the use of furosemide on race day.... Read More

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Salix Among National HBPA Convention Discussion Topics

January 11, 2012

Furosemide, known as Salix, will be discussed Jan. 14 during the National HBPA Medication Committee forum.... Read More

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Breathing Easy Key to Equine Performance and Health

January 03, 2012

The respiratory system can be a major cause of poor performance or premature retirement from competition.... Read More

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Genetic Testing Options Expanded for APHA Horses in 2012

January 01, 2012

Testing options include a comprehensive coat color package and a comprehensive disease diagnostic package.... Read More

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Meeting Shows Deep Divide Over Salix Use in Thoroughbreds

November 15, 2011

There is a decided split between trainers and breeders on the issue of race day furosemide in Thoroughbreds.... Read More