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RMTC Holding Clenbuterol Decision for Study Results

August 07, 2012

The organization is waiting on UC Davis study results before ruling on a possible ban of clenbuterol.... Read More

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National HBPA Affiliates Back Use of Race-Day Salix

August 06, 2012

The majority of the National HBPA affiliates have adopted pro-race-day Salix resolutions.... Read More

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Group Wants Act to Regulate Horse Racing Medication

August 01, 2012

A new grassroots organization that opposes race-day medication wants involvement by the federal government.... Read More

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RCI Considers 'One Strike' for Egregious Drug Violations

July 29, 2012

The rule would affect found responsible for putting substances in racehorses that might endanger the animals.... Read More

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Major Racehorse Health Issues Discussed at RCI Meeting

July 26, 2012

Discussion topics included public veterinary records, commission authority over veterinarians, and Salix.... Read More

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GABA, Carolina Gold Use Discovered at USEF Competitions

July 26, 2012

GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter and is a principal ingredient of the product "Carolina Gold."... Read More

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Racehorse Welfare, Safety Summit Scheduled for Oct. 16-17

July 24, 2012

The two-day event will bring together a cross-section of the breeding, racing, and veterinary communities.... Read More

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Owners Pledge No Race-Day Meds for 2-Year-Old Thoroughbreds

July 20, 2012

Some of Thoroughbred racing's most notable owners have pledged to run their 2-year-olds without Salix.... Read More

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Federal Racing Medication Regulation Gets Push, With Caveats

July 13, 2012

Federal regulation of horse racing medications was the topic of a July 12 congressional hearing.... Read More

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I'll Have Another's Veterinary Treatments 'Routine Care'

July 12, 2012

Three veterinarians who reviewed the colt's treatment regimen found nothing out of the ordinary.... Read More

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No Dermorphin Found in Ky. Derby, Oaks Horses' Samples

July 11, 2012

The pain-killer more powerful than morphine was not found in any Derby or Oaks samples tested.... Read More

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Witnesses Named for Senate Horse Racing Medication Hearing

July 10, 2012

A U.S. Senate committee has released its witness list for a July 12 hearing on medication use in horse racing.... Read More

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Equine Medication Focus of Senate Hearing

July 06, 2012

The hearing, "Medication and Performance Enhancing Drugs in Horse Racing," will be held July 12.... Read More

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Electrolyte Use in Performance Horses

July 03, 2012

Electrolytes can help increase equine performance when supplementing a balanced diet.... Read More

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Quest to Ban Race-Day Furosemide Called 'Insanity'

July 02, 2012

Supporters ripped their opponents and vowed to take their case--that Salix is good for the racehorse--public.... Read More

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Website Features Horse Racing Drug Reform Testimonials

July 01, 2012

Also on the website are news, videos, scientific studies, and commentary in support of medication-free racing.... Read More

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Ky. Derby, Oaks Samples Tested for Dermorphin

June 28, 2012

The natural opiate has been detected in more than 30 racehorses in recent weeks.... Read More

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For Racing Regulators, Salix Debate Just Beginning

June 27, 2012

Racing regulators around the country discuss Kentucky's move to ban race-day furosemide administration.... Read More

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Salix to be Discussed on BloodHorse.com's Talkin' Horses

June 25, 2012

The medication furosemide (Salix) will be discussed by J. David Richardson, MD, and Foster Northrop, DVM.... Read More

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TRA Endorses Broad Equine Medication Reform Policy

June 23, 2012

The TRA has endorsed a policy for equine medication reform supported by many industry stakeholders.... Read More

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Horsemen: Penalties for Dermorphin in Horses Should Be Harsh

June 22, 2012

Dermorphin is a natural opiate more potent than morphine but less likely to produce addiction.... Read More

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Laminitis Claims Injured Racehorse Giant Ryan

June 17, 2012

His owners elected euthanasia after the colt began showing laminitis signs in one of his uninjured legs.... Read More

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I'll Have Another Trainer O'Neill to Fight 45-Day Suspension

June 15, 2012

The CHRB handed down the suspension after a horse in O'Neill's care was found to have an elevated TCO2 level.... Read More

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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