Medications

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New Ponazuril Loading Dose Examined for EPM Treatment (AAEP 2012)

February 10, 2013

Achieving therapeutic drug levels sooner using a loading dose could minimize S. neurona-caused damage.... Read More

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Industry Stakeholders Discuss Racehorse Drug Reform

February 07, 2013

Industry stakeholders met discuss creating uniform equine medication policy between states.... Read More

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FEI Continues Equine Doping Crackdown in 2013

February 04, 2013

The FEI Tribunal delivered a record number of equine doping decisions during the first ten months of 2012.... Read More

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Jockeys' Guild Supports Racehorse Medication Reform

January 30, 2013

The guild cited improved rider safety when they voted to support racehorse medication reform.... Read More

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Horse Owners: Use Caution with Unapproved Drugs

January 29, 2013

Studies show a wide range in pharmaceutical equivalence of compounded drugs compared to brand name drugs.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Owners Group: Salix Effective in Treating EIPH

January 29, 2013

A group of researchers and the Thoroughbred Owners of California issued a statement supporting furosemide use.... Read More

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RMTC Sees Positive Trends in Bute Violations Study

January 28, 2013

A review of violation records reveals that fewer Bute overages are occurring at a lower medication threshold.... Read More

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N.Y. Bill: Ban Equine Performance-Enhancing Drugs

January 24, 2013

The legislation calls for a ban on equine performance-enhancing drugs in horse racing in New York.... Read More

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Selecting, Administering Joint Injection Drugs to Prevent Sepsis (AAEP 2012)

January 24, 2013

Veterinarians must take several steps to minimize the horse's chances of developing a joint infection.... Read More

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Ethical Issues for Racetrack Practitioners (AAEP 2012)

January 07, 2013

Many difficult decisions racetrack practitioners encounter are out of their control, one veterinarian says.... Read More

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Flunixin Meglumine Doses: More or Less? (AAEP 2012)

December 23, 2012

A double dose of the drug proved no more effective than a single dose and presented a higher toxicity risk.... Read More

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RMTC Makes Corticosteroid Recommendations

December 21, 2012

Among the recommendations was a prohibition on corticosteroids joint injections within seven days of a race.... Read More

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Horse Racing Medication Reform Takes Major Step

December 14, 2012

Many leaders believe sweeping medication reform could become a reality in early 2013.... Read More

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KHRC Staff Outlines New Salix Procedures

December 14, 2012

The changes are designed to prevent mistakes in Salix administration prior to races.... Read More

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N.Y. Racing Regulators Amend Medication Rules

December 12, 2012

Racing regulators amended rules on the use of clenbuterol and methylprednisolone acetate in Thoroughbreds.... Read More

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Horse Racing Integrity Push Continues Despite Obstacles

December 08, 2012

A panel discussed dealing with drug violators in horse racing and reported progress. ... Read More

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Bismuth to Treat, Prevent Equine Stomach Ulcers?

November 30, 2012

In the case of horses with ulcers, the use of bismuth is not recommended.... Read More

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Placentitis and Foals' Athletic Prognosis

November 18, 2012

There were few performance differences between foals born to healthy mares and those treated for placentitis.... Read More

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RMTC Approves Medication Thresholds, Withdrawal Times

November 16, 2012

The six medications were identified by the AAEP as having therapeutic purposes.... Read More

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Race-Day Salix Errors Frustrate Kentucky Horsemen

November 16, 2012

Salix administration mistakes have led to at least two horses being scratched from races this month.... Read More

Dr. Alonso Guedes and Hulahalla.

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UC Davis to Test Experimental Drug for Treating Laminitis

November 15, 2012

Veterinarians plan to conduct a trial of an experimental drug that has shown promise in treating laminitis.... Read More

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Advances in Equine Joint Pain Management

November 05, 2012

One researcher evaluated pharmacologic methods of osteoarthritis management and recent pain control advances.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Trainers Criticize Breeders' Cup Salix Ban

November 02, 2012

Furosemide has been banned from this year's Breeders' Cup juvenile races.... Read More

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Corticosteroids in Racehorses: Beneficial But Controversial

October 18, 2012

Corticosteroid use is controversial, but the medications are beneficial when used appropriately, one vet says.... Read More

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Salix Accidentally Administered to Horse before Race

October 08, 2012

A Kentucky state veterinarian accidentally administered furosemide to a racehorse at Keeneland on Oct. 5.... Read More