Medications

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Massachusetts Adopts Uniform Racehorse Drug Regulations

October 21, 2013

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted unanimously to adopt uniform medication and drug-testing rules. ... Read More

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Maintaining Ideal Body Condition in Athletic Horses

October 19, 2013

Here's what to consider if your athletic horse isn't maintaining ideal body weight and condition.... Read More

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RMTC Identified Substances Taken from Trainer's Barn

October 18, 2013

The RMTC Tactical Research Program and HFL Sport Science identified dichloracetic acid and tadalafil.... Read More

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Badminton, Burghley Winner Produces Positive Drug Test

October 15, 2013

Traces of the tranquilizer drug reserpine were found in a blood sample from Clifton Promise.... Read More

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Horse Racing Authorities Endorse Steroid Ban

October 10, 2013

The IFHA has taken the stand that anabolic steroids should be not be permitted in or out of competition. ... Read More

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Commentary: Rebels and Reformers

October 09, 2013

Eric Mitchell shares his thoughts on the U.S. Trotting Association's recent exit from the RMTC. ... Read More

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October Drafts

October 07, 2013

Fall is a great time to take a crisp trail ride or curl up with your favorite horse magazine.... Read More

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BHA Looks Ahead to IFHA Debate on Anabolic Steroids

October 04, 2013

The BHA supports the introduction of a minimum standard for anabolic steroid across racing nations.... Read More

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Racetracks, Industry Groups Push for Model Drug Rules

October 03, 2013

More than 50 tracks and organizations signed a letter supporting the model rules and drug-testing reform. ... Read More

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Changes to 2014 FEI Prohibited Substances List Approved

October 02, 2013

The changes to the FEI's prohibited substances list will take effect Jan. 1, 2014... Read More

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Foreman: Drug Uniformity Won't Be Sidetracked

September 27, 2013

A uniform medication rule proponent says the USTA's move to drop out of the RMTC won't derail the effort. ... Read More

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USTA Says No to Model Rules, Leaves RMTC

September 26, 2013

The United States Trotting Association (USTA), citing breed differences, ended its membership in the RMTC.... Read More

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Virginia Racing Commission Adopts Model Drug Rules

September 25, 2013

The rules set uniform thresholds for 24 controlled therapeutic medications. ... Read More

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RMTC Recommends Stanozolol Prohibition

September 20, 2013

The recommendation would mean the anabolic steroids would not be permitted in a horse's system on race day.... Read More

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Maryland Adopts Uniform Racehorse Medication Policy

September 18, 2013

Officials adopted uniform medication and drug-testing rules as part of a push in the Mid-Atlantic region. ... Read More

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Choosing an Antibiotic for Use in Foals

September 17, 2013

Learn how vets can treat sick foals effectively without adding to the antibiotic-resistant bacteria problem.... Read More

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Australian Racing Board Announces Ban on Anabolic Steroids

September 16, 2013

Officials announced the total ban on anabolic steroid use, both in and out of competition, on Sept 16.... Read More

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Medications Seized from Sheikh's Farm Overseas

September 11, 2013

Products unauthorized for use in the UK were seized from a farm housing the Maktoum family's endurance horses.... Read More

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New York Racing Regulators Reinstate Corticosteroid Rules

September 09, 2013

The rule requires a claimed horse's trainer to provide details on injections given within 30 of claiming.... Read More

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Horse Pain and its Impact on Reproduction

August 24, 2013

Learn how equine pain might influence reproduction ability, along with how to detect subtle signs of pain.... Read More

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Stomach Ulcers: A Threat to Horses of All Ages

August 22, 2013

Is it possible for young horses that aren't in training to get stomach ulcers?... Read More

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Preparing Seniors for Horse Sitters

August 20, 2013

How do you prepare to leave your senior horses with a sitter?... Read More

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More Security in Place for Travers Stakes Starters

August 19, 2013

Among the measures is early out-of-competition blood testing for banned substances.... Read More

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Uniform Drug Reform Discussed in Kentucky

August 16, 2013

KHRC Medical Director Mary Scollay, DVM, gave an introduction to the Mid-Atlantic Uniform Medication Program.... Read More

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Law Panelists Note Progress in Racehorse Drug Reform

August 14, 2013

Panelists said public perception is based on biased representation by press and industry organizations.... Read More