Medications

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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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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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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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Oklahoma Lowers Clenbuterol Limits for Racehorses

April 03, 2012

Clenbuterol is a bronchodilator, and it is used in horses with respiratory problems to open the airway.... Read More

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Effects of Behavior-Modifying Drug Investigated (AAEP 2011)

March 31, 2012

Fluphenazine, a human antipsychotic drug, has drawbacks that often preclude its use in horses.... Read More

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Groups Ask FDA to Prevent Companion Horse Processing

March 30, 2012

The groups contend drugs administered during the horses' lives make them unsuitable for human consumption.... Read More

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Jockey Club Seeks Tougher Equine Medication Rules

March 30, 2012

Broad adoption of the new medication policies hinges on action by regulators in all racing jurisdictions.... Read More

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FDA No Longer Supports Compounded Pergolide Production

March 28, 2012

The change comes several months after the FDA approved a pergolide mesylate tablet for use in horses.... Read More

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Equine NSAID Use: Indications and Complications

March 21, 2012

Even when NSAIDs are used appropriately, the drugs can still prove damaging to the patient.... Read More

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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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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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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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Effects of Tramadol Use in Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 26, 2012

Previous studies failed to achieve in horses what are considered therapeutic tramadol plasma levels in humans.... Read More

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Resolving Horse Choke with an Antispasmodic Drug (AAEP 2011)

February 16, 2012

Buscopan has been accepted as effective treatment for simple choke in other countries for 40 years.... Read More

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FDA Meeting on Antiparasitic Drug Use, Resistance in Equids

February 13, 2012

Goals include discussion on maximizing drug efficacy and minimizing development of parasitic resistance. ... 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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Regional Limb Perfusion for Distal Limb Injuries (AAEP 2011)

February 03, 2012

This procedure involves intravenous antibiotic delivery to the lower limb via a vein close to the trauma site.... Read More

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Proper Use of Antibiotics for Uterine Infections (AAEP 2011)

February 01, 2012

Ensure a bacterial infection that will respond to antibiotics is actually present before beginning treatment.... Read More

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The Latest Insights into Managing Joint Disease in Horses

January 17, 2012

Topical anti-inflammatories, hyaluronic acid, and shock wave therapy are among the popular treatment options.... 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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Biologic/Therapeutic Lameness Treatments (AAEP 2011)

January 06, 2012

New insights on stem cell harvesting, antibiotics with stem cell use, and many more lameness treatments.... 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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LSU Seeks Horses with Front Limb Lameness Due to OA

December 26, 2011

The study will test a novel neutriceutical for the treatment of lameness in horses due to osteoarthritis.... Read More

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Drug Combo Could Improve Safety of Equine Anesthesia

December 20, 2011

A combination of guiafenesin and propofol reduced adverse reactions that occur when propofol is used alone.... Read More