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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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Pa. Equine Coalition Focuses on Racetrack Safety

June 12, 2012

The coalition is working to improve the health and safety of equines and humans at racetracks in the state.... 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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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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Strict Protocols in Place for Belmont Stakes Contenders

May 31, 2012

The NYSRWB issued protocols for Belmont horses, including a stakes barn at which all horses must reside.... Read More

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CHRB Severely Restricts Clenbuterol Use

May 26, 2012

The drug, possibly being misused for its anabolic steroid properties, will be severely restricted next year.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Trainer O'Neill Suspended in TCO2 Violation

May 25, 2012

O'Neill was penalized under a rule than holds the trainer to be the absolute insurer of his horses' condition.... Read More

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FEI Issues Decisions in Saudi Controlled Medication Cases

May 23, 2012

Two Saudi show jumping horses tested positive to for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs at competitions.... Read More

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Minnesota Makes Racehorse Drug Threshold Changes

May 22, 2012

The new guidelines will be "based on the latest science, testing technology, and veterinarian expertise."... 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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Derby Winning Trainer O'Neill Facing Milkshaking Accusations

May 11, 2012

He could face a suspension and fine stemming from a 2010 in which horse in his care had elevated TCO2 levels.... Read More

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Racing Medication Reform Advocacy Website Launched

May 10, 2012

The website--cleanhorseracing.org--is dedicated to the reform of horse racing medication rules.... 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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FEI to Add GABA, Hydroxy-GABA to Prohibited Substance List

May 07, 2012

The USEF banned GABA, an inhibitory neurotransmitter, use in February following documented adverse reactions.... Read More

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Regulatory Veterinarian Checks in Horse Racing

May 05, 2012

At the center of vet checks is a close examination for signs of general illness, injury, or lameness.... Read More

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Vet Check Frequency for Hallmark Horse Races

May 05, 2012

Dr. William Farmer describes the frequency of Derby horse vet checks, along with safeguards.... Read More

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Regulatory Vet Checks at the Kentucky Derby

May 04, 2012

Dr. William Farmer describes regulatory checks designed to ensure a horse is fit to race in the Derby or Oaks.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Race-Day Health Checks

May 04, 2012

Dr. William Farmer, Racing Vet for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, on location at Churchill Downs.... Read More

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Being a Racetrack Veterinarian on Kentucky Derby Day

May 03, 2012

Dr. Foster Northrop, racetrack practitioner, describes Derby and Oaks horse care on location at Churchill Down... Read More

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Race-Day Drugs, Regulation Discussed by Panel

May 03, 2012

Furosemide, also known as Salix or Lasix, is the only therapeutic medication widely used on race day.... Read More

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FEI Introduces Veterinary Identification Cards

May 01, 2012

The new system requires veterinarians to pass the online exam based on the relevant FEI regulations.... Read More

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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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Medication Issues Dominate Racing Conference

April 27, 2012

The use and possible abuse of therapeutic medications will be dominating discussions throughout the meeting.... Read More