Medications

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BEVA Receives Award for Antibiotic Stewardship

May 22, 2016

The British Equine Veterinary Association was the only organization from the veterinary profession to be recognized.... Read More

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CHRI Advocates for Medication Reform at Horse Caucus Hearing

May 02, 2016

Representatives educated Congress members about the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015.... Read More

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Churchill Downs Releases Derby, Oaks Security Protocols

May 02, 2016

The enhanced equine security measures are part of the track's ongoing safety and integrity program.... Read More

The author’s own horse Lyric was involved in the study. Lyric is attached to a novel urine collection device that allowed the researchers to conduct their work.

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Firocoxib Study Leads to Equine Canada Rule Change

May 01, 2016

Firocoxib is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug used to treat musculoskeletal inflammation and pain in horses.... Read More

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Acyline to Suppress Stallion Testosterone Levels

May 01, 2016

Researchers determined that acyline can reduce stallion testosterone concentrations to as low as those of geldings.... Read More

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New Mexico Enhancing Out-of-Competition Drug Testing Program

April 27, 2016

The New Mexico Racing Commission will enhance its out-of-competition drug testing program effective immediately.... Read More

Biofilm growing at the liquid/air interface in a test-tube.

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Some Nonantibiotics Disrupt Biofilms in Endometritis Cases

April 25, 2016

No single agent reliably disrupted biofilm in all tested bacteria, but several were effective against specific species.... Read More

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BHA Amends Racing Rules on Cobalt, Horse Shoes

April 03, 2016

The BHA adopted a urinary cobalt threshold of 0.01 micrograms and mandated full sets of shoes for flat turf races.... Read More

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Jockey Club Grants for Out-of-Competition Testing Available

March 18, 2016

Racetracks in California, Florida, Kentucky, New York, and Ontario have participated since the program began in 2014.... Read More

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Antibiotic-Anesthetic Combo Effective Lower Limb Treatment

March 06, 2016

Vets can use amikacin and mepivacaine to safely and effectively treat lower limb injuries in standing, sedated horses.... Read More

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RMTC Board Approves Recommend Drug Thresholds

February 26, 2016

The board also voted in support of an expanded and more comprehensive out-of-competition drug testing rule.... Read More

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Things You Should and Should Not Put on a Horse's Wound

February 18, 2016

Is the ointment you're using on that cut helping or hurting? Remember these tips when treating horse wounds.... Read More

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RMTC Hosts Horse Hair Testing Workshop at UC Davis

February 17, 2016

Participants learned how to detect, identify, and analyze anabolic steroids and other substances using hair samples.... Read More

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Pain Management Options for Laminitis, Foals, and More

February 12, 2016

Veterinarians share their experiences in delivering pain management and discuss the pros and cons of various drugs.... Read More

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Equine Pain Management: History and New Advances

February 07, 2016

For years veterinarians' options were limited, but new products are helping them control horses' pain better than ever.... Read More

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Practical Equine Medicine Studies of 2015

February 04, 2016

Studies focused on ophthalmology, gastrointestinal disease, foal medications, pain management, and more.... Read More

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Practical Reproduction Studies of 2015

February 02, 2016

A recap of studies on topics ranging from prostaglandin treatment of mares to semen quality in stallions.... Read More

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Best Practices for Choosing an NSAID

January 26, 2016

There are a plethora of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for horses. Here's how your vet decides what to use.... Read More

Feral horses run freely on the beaches of Sable Island.

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Sable Island Horses Buck Bacteria Trend

January 16, 2016

Researchers found "remarkably low levels" of E. coli colonization in Sable Island horses' guts.... Read More

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USEF to Host Additional Town Hall Meeting on Medications

January 13, 2016

The meeting, taking place at the USEF's annual convention, will focus on drug and medication accountability.... Read More

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Trainers Must Report Claimed Racehorses' Joint Injections

January 12, 2016

A new rule at Laurel Park requires trainers to report joint injections administered to claimed horses before the race. ... Read More

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WHO Opposes Global Control of Ketamine

January 05, 2016

Veterinarians worldwide rely on the analgesic to treat animals--including horses--in their care.... Read More

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Australian Vets Condemn Cobalt Misuse in Horses

December 11, 2015

Equine Veterinarians Australia says the misuse of cobalt in horses is a serious welfare issue.... Read More

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NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance Updates Code of Standards

December 10, 2015

The changes encourage governing jurisdictions to adopt RMTC criteria pertaining to official drug testing laboratories.... Read More

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First Phase of Ohio Cobalt Study Complete

November 23, 2015

Preliminary results suggest cobalt could have detrimental effects on a number of equine body systems.... Read More