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Diagnosing Problems Using Equine Hair

December 01, 2002

A horse's hair can be used as a diagnostic tool in assessing nutritional status, environmental poisoning, and drug use and abuse, according to Mark Dunnett, BVSc, of the UK's Royal Veterinary College. Dunnett presented this topic at the Kentucky... Read More

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Eventing Recommended for Exclusion from the 2008 Olympics

November 01, 2002

The Olympic Programme Commission report recommending that eventing be excluded from the 2008 Olympics was presented to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board on Aug. 28 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The commission was in charge of... Read More

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Kentucky Drug Council Discusses EPO Options

October 25, 2002

The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council met Thursday at Keeneland to discuss options to identify and enforce the prohibited use of erythropoietin (EPO). The drug, commonly called EPO and marketed under the name Epogen, is suspected to be in us... Read More

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Get Daily Olympic Equestrian Updates

October 11, 2002

Visit the American Horse Shows Association's Olympic Web Site for daily updates of the equestrian events of the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney Australia. To access these pages, go to the AHSA's web site at Read More

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U.S. Olympic Eventing Horses Arrive At Game Site

October 11, 2002

The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Olympic eventing horses arrived at the Sydney International Equestrian Center at Horsley Park on Monday.  All horses arrived safely and appear ready for the opening of the eventing team... Read More

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West Nile Threat Moves Dressage Olympic Selection To Florida

October 11, 2002

The United States Equestrian Team (USET) has changed the location of its Dressage Olympic Selection Trials, scheduled for the weekends of May 13-14 and May 20-21.

The trials, which will also serve as the State Line Tack/USET Grand Prix... Read More

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On Target Training Offers Clinics Across Florida

October 11, 2002

Shawna and Vinton Karrasch, creators of the unique On Target, Training program, will be in Wellington, FL, from February 12-29. The pair will offer clinics and training seminars throughout the area.

A clinic is already scheduled for... Read More

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Eventing Recommended for Exclusion from the 2008 Olympics

September 04, 2002

The Olympic Programme Commission report recommending that eventing be excluded from the 2008 Olympics was presented to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board on Aug. 28 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The commission was in... Read More

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California Joins Growing List of States to Ban EPO

August 22, 2002

Erythropoietin, a human medication designed to increase the concentration of red blood cells that is rumored to be in use on racehorses, has been added to the list of prohibited veterinary substances on racing premises by the California Horse... Read More

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Poppies Causing Positive Drug Tests Down Under

July 31, 2002

According to an Associated Press story, poppies grown on the Australian island state of Tasmania for the pharmaceutical industry are causing controversy by producing positive opium tests in racehorses. Six horses have been disqualified in the... Read More

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Next Racehorce Medication Meeting Set for May 1

April 19, 2002

Racing leaders who convened last December in Tucson for the industry’s first-ever Racehorse Medication Summit will hold a second meeting on Wed., May 1 at the Executive Inn in Louisville, Ky.

Discussion will focus on the implementation... Read More

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Medication, Regulatory Matters on Front Burner

April 19, 2002

While the Thoroughbred industry makes an aggressive push toward unification on the issue of drug testing and medication, two organizations involved in the regulation of racing--the Association of Racing Commissioners... Read More

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Therapeutic Medications in the Spotlight Once Again

March 15, 2002

As the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Racing Integrity and Drug Testing Task Force prepared to release the results of round two of its super-testing program (an initiative to identify drugs that may be used and to streamline the... Read More

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Racetrack Vets Could Form Own Organization

March 12, 2002

As the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Racing Integrity and Drug Testing Task Force prepared for its March 12 meeting, some racetrack veterinarians moved closer to forming their own organization.

Representatives from The Race... Read More

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Competition Medication

March 01, 2002

I don't know of any horse owner who doesn't give medication to his or her horse. However, for those who compete with a horse, the medication issue has been front and center for the last few years, and it's a hot topic again. There is legal... Read More

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Barretts Plans To Limit Clenbuterol Use at Juvenile Auctions

January 29, 2002

All the details have not been finalized, but Barretts Equine Limited plans to prevent consignors from treating their juvenile sale horses with clenbuterol within 72 hours of presale under tack shows. The California auction company also plans to... Read More

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Medication Summit Report Makes 21 Recommendations

January 09, 2002

Uniformity among testing procedures and the development of a broad-based funding mechanism to support expanded testing programs and research were among 21 recommendations made by Racehorse Medication Summit report released Jan. 4.

The... Read More

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Text of Racehorse Medication Summit Report

January 09, 2002

From the American Association of Equine Practitioners

Note: The Summit report follows in its entirety. Jim Gallagher and Dr. Wayne McIlwraith are serving as the spokespersons for this effort. Mr. Gallagher can be reached at... Read More

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Summit Comes Down to Time and Money

December 05, 2001

In the aftermath of Tuesday's Racehorse Medication Summit, it was all about time and money. Participants said they wouldn't have much more to say until the official minutes of the meeting are released, and... Read More

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Medication Summit: Consensus, But Very Few Details

December 04, 2001

Participants at Tuesday's Racehorse Medication Summit in Tucson, Ariz., reached a consensus on medication, drug-testing, security, and enforcement, but said much of any future policy depends on scientific... Read More

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Industry Hopes For Starting Point on Drugs

December 04, 2001

Racing industry participants expressed hope Tuesday morning that a five-hour facilitated session on medication would at least serve as a starting point toward uniformity. No one expected radical changes in... Read More

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EPO Test Raises Questions About Regulation

November 15, 2001

The impact a New South Wales test for erythropoietin, commonly known as EPO, will have on horse racing in the United States remains to be seen.The subject will be addressed during the Dec. 4 medication summit in Tucson, Ariz.

A test for... Read More

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New Zealand Olympic Horse Dies Suddenly

November 02, 2001

The New Zealand Olympic Committee has announced the death of Chesterfield, who was scheduled compete in the Three-Day competition at the Sydney Olympics next month.

Blyth Tait rode Chesterfield to a team bronze medal in Atlanta in 1996.... Read More

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Test for EPO in Horses Developed

November 02, 2001

The New South Wales Racing Laboratory has developed a test to detect the drug erythropoietin, commonly known as EPO, in racehorses, according to release on the Racing New South Wales Web site. The medication is considered a... Read More

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FEI General Assembly Meets In San Francisco

November 01, 2001

At the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) 2001 General Assembly meeting on April 24-27, officials and delegates supported the FEI's focus on equine welfare. The FEI assumes responsibility for the position of horse sports in the world. At... Read More