Drug Testing

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Bute and Banamine: Avoid Using Together (AAEP 2011)

March 13, 2012

Research indicates that combining NSAIDs achieved no better results than using either drug alone.... Read More

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NTRA Safety Alliance Standards Updated for 2012

March 12, 2012

New 2012 code protocol deals with mainly with race-day medication model rules and race-day security.... Read More

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CHRB Medication Committee Names Advisory Panel

March 08, 2012

The panel will provide insight on various health issues for the CHRB Medication and Track Safety Committee.... Read More

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New York Revises Bute Administration Rule for Racehorses

March 01, 2012

New York is returning to a standard banning the use of Bute in horses in the 48 hours leading up to a race.... Read More

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Intravenous PBZ Dosing in Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 29, 2012

One researcher concluded that when dosing PBZ in the horse, "More is not better. Less is less effective."... Read More

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Breeders' Cup 2012: No Change in Medication Policy

February 28, 2012

Breeders' Cup Ltd. upheld a ban on race-day medications for 2-year-olds at the 2012 World Championships.... Read More

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USEF, Equine Canada Add to Prohibited Drug Lists

February 27, 2012

The USEF and Equine Canada have implemented new regulations surrounding GABA and vedaprofen, respectively.... Read More

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Clenbuterol Ban for New Mexico Horse Racing

February 27, 2012

Clenbuterol use was suspended for Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing in New Mexicoeffective April 20.... Read More

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Veitch Suspension Connected to Life At Ten Incident Upheld

February 16, 2012

The Life At Ten incident ultimately led to the implementation of new veterinary practices in racing.... Read More

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Drug Research Designed to Ease Detection Time Uncertainties

February 13, 2012

The research pinpointed how long it took for some commonly used therapeutic drugs to clear a horse's system.... Read More

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Louisiana Horse Racing: Bute Threshold Level Change Slowed

January 28, 2012

A La., Senate committee rejected an emergency rule from the LSRC to lower the threshold to 2 micrograms/mL.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Trainer Fined for Harassment of Veterinarian

January 26, 2012

The trainer allegedly harassed a veterinarian and her assistant following a drug test on a horse last March.... Read More

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Kentucky Panel Approves New Racing Medication Rules

January 19, 2012

The Equine Drug Research Council gave approval to changes in disciplinary measures for medication violations.... 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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Controlling Reproductive Behavior in Performance Mares

January 05, 2012

This must be broached delicately so it is reversible and doesn't impart any detrimental effects on fertility.... Read More

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Four New Medication Detection Times Announced by BHA

January 02, 2012

The British Horseracing Authority announced in late 2011 four new detection times for common medications.... Read More

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AQHA Equine Health, Welfare Subcommittee Releases Statement

December 28, 2011

The Equine Health, Welfare, Integrity, and Research Subcommittee released a statement on welfare in racing.... Read More

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FEI Invites Submissions for 2013 Equine Prohibited List

December 20, 2011

The FEI's new system allows external parties to submit suggestions for the 2013 Prohibited Substance List.... Read More

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Model Rule on Salix Administration Adopted

December 14, 2011

New rules prohibit private veterinarians from administering furosemide (Salix) to Thoroughbreds on race day.... Read More

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N.Y. Standardbred Trainers Suspended for Drug Infractions

December 02, 2011

From March 21 to April 1 28 horses tested positive for oxymetazoline--a prohibited topical nasal decongestant.... Read More

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NSAIDs and Competition: The Rules are Changing

November 28, 2011

Effective Dec. 1, individuals competing in USEF-sanctioned events must be aware of new rules on NSAID useage.... Read More

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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

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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

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USEF Drugs and Medication Rule Changes Effective Dec. 1

November 08, 2011

NSAID administration, the use of flunixin, and anabolic steroid classification are among the noted changes.... Read More