Recent News for Exercise-Related Conditions


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


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

February 01, 2012

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


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


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


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


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


Diagnosing Respiratory Infection

December 01, 2011

Could your horse have a respiratory disease? Here's how your vet will find out. ... Read More


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


Race-Day Medication Pros and Cons Debated

November 14, 2011

The meeting began with several presentations on furosemide and EIPH, the condition the medication treats.... Read More


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