EIPH

Kentucky Committee Fails Proposed Lasix Phaseout, Passes Other Drug Reforms

In the Furosemide Wars of 2019, the first battle in Kentucky goes to furosemide proponents. The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council (EDRC) met Monday morning to consider a spate of medication rules changes brought forward by council member Mike Ziegler in July on behalf of Churchill Downs and Keeneland, including a phaseout of furosemide. Ziegler […]

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Winning Without Lasix? Old-School Methods Suggest It Can Be Done

Can modern-day Thoroughbreds win without the benefit of Lasix, the diuretic given on race day to nearly every horse racing in America today? Yes, says trainer Stacy Lane Hendry, whose horses have won 10 races from 50 starts without the drug this year through Labor Day while stabled at Tampa Bay Downs and Delaware Park. […]

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The End Of Race Day Lasix? Two Studies Examine Effectiveness Of Dosing 24 Hours Pre-Race

In 2015, The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation sought research on Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage (EIPH) and how to control the condition without race-day medication. Two research projects were selected for funding, and now results are in. Both studies, which were recently published in peer-reviewed journals, were designed to test the effect of furosemide (Lasix) under […]

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One Is The Loneliest Number Among Non-Lasix Winners Of Graded Stakes

A total of 211 American Graded Stakes races were run in the first six months of 2019, and just one horse, Fancy Dress Party in the G3 Beaumont Stakes at Keeneland, has won one of those events without the use of race-day Lasix, a diuretic that helps prevent or reduce exercise induced pulmonary hemorrhage, or […]

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Lucky 13: Serengeti Empress Rebounds For Frontrunning Kentucky Oaks Score

Hung out wide in post 13 and relatively dismissed at odds of 13-1, Joel Politi’s Serengeti Empress rebounded from an episode of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage she suffered in the Fair Grounds Oaks to capture Friday’s crown jewel for sophomore fillies in North America, the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks. Sired by Alternation, the Tom Amoss trainee […]

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Oaks Contender Jaywalk Has A Star Wars Look To Her, But It’s For Good Reason

Sharp observers in the John Servis barn this week may have noticed Kentucky Oaks contender Jaywalk cooling out in the shedrow with some sort of futuristic plastic device on her nose. Have no fear – the reigning Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner is neither sick nor a cyborg. The device is a battery-powered equine nebulizer […]

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Commentary: The Performance-Enhancing Effects Of Lasix

The Kentucky Derby is just a few days away. In a typical year the focus leading up to the race would be on analyzing contenders, making selections (plural, because of all those exotic wagers), and planning your Derby festivities. There is nothing typical about 2019. The public outrage regarding the 23 equine fatalities during the […]

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Maryland Breeders, Horsemen Issue Position Statement On Lasix

The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and Maryland Horse Breeders Association issued the following joint statement, signed by MTHA president Timothy L Keefe and MHBA president Michael J. Harrison, DVM. The stakeholders in Maryland’s racing industry are parties to a landmark 10-Year Agreement that has facilitated many positive changes to the way our racing is being […]

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‘Real Wow’: Serengeti Empress Confirmed ‘A Go’ For Kentucky Oaks

CHAMPAGNE ANYONE – Six Column Stables and Randy Bloch’s Champagne Anyone visited the starting gate and jogged once around the main track under exercise rider Kara Lee for trainer Ian Wilkes. Winner of the Gulfstream Park Oaks (GII) in her most recent start, Champagne Anyone had worked five furlongs in :59.80 on Monday. LADY APPLE […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: Non-Musculoskeletal Causes Of Poor Performance

Veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital answer your questions about the healthcare of Thoroughbreds. Email us at [email protected] if you have a question for a veterinarian. QUESTION: How might a trainer decide if a horse’s poor performance is related to a veterinary issue when there’s not an obvious lameness present? DR. STEPHEN REED: Poor performance in […]

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