EIPH

‘Two-Year-Olds Do Bleed And In Significant Numbers:’ Data Collection In Gulfstream Lasix Study Complete

Dr. Stephen Selway of the Gulfstream Equine Surgical Clinic announced Jan. 6 that data collection for a study on Lasix in 2-year-olds at the track has been completed. The study, which Selway proposed last year, was designed to collect endoscopic examinations of 2-year-olds participating in Lasix-free races with the hope of determining the prevalence of […]

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Could Bits Be The Cause Of Sudden Death In Racehorses?

Could bits be to blame for the sudden deaths we occasionally see on the racetrack? Dr. Bob Cook, professor emeritus of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University suggests that it’s a possibility. A report in HorseTalk New Zealand detailed Cook’s history of research on the physical problems caused by bits. Cook was […]

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Churchill Downs Commits Funds To Grayson-Jockey Club EIPH Studies

Churchill Downs, Inc. (“CDI”) announced today that the Kentucky-based racetrack operator, working in partnership with the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, other leading racetrack operators and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (“AAEP”), has committed funds for studies of the administration of the diuretic Lasix in Thoroughbred race horses. Simultaneous studies on the physiology of Exercise […]

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Grayson Jockey Club Announces Funding For Two EIPH Studies

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation today announced that it has launched the funding of two projects aimed at in-depth investigation of the pathophysiology of Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage (EIPH) and the effect of the medication furosemide on that condition. The American Association of Equine Practitioners’ AAEP Foundation is playing a prominent role in funding the projects, and […]

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Compounding Pharmacy, Supplier Sued For $6 Million Over Viagra Positives

Quarter horse trainer John Stinebaugh, suspended 16 years and fined $40,000 after four of his horses tested positive for the active ingredient in human erectile dysfunction drug Viagra at Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico, is suing a Texas compounding pharmacy and one of its suppliers for $6 million, alleging negligence in the manufacture of a […]

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Keeping Racehorses In Top Condition Is A Team Effort

To keep a racehorse in peak condition, it truly takes a team of people. From the trainer and owner who are managing and paying for the horse, to the veterinarian, groom, rider, farrier, and others who get to know the horse on an intimate level, it takes a group effort to make sure every need […]

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New York Horsemen’s Election: ‘Truthiness’ and the Truth

When it comes to the ongoing election for president of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, there is “truth” and there is “truthiness.” The truthiness of the election, the agenda pushed by allies of current NYTHA president Rick Violette, is that the only issue that matters is Lasix, the race-day medication used to treat exercise-induced […]

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Jockey Club: EIPH Study Supports Call for Race-Day Medication Ban

Editor’s Note: The Jockey Club believes that horses should compete only when they are free from the influence of medication. The following essay, written by Matt Iuliano, the executive vice president and executive director of The Jockey Club, provides insights into a recent study pertaining to exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) and long-term racing performance. A […]

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Study Finds that Racing Careers Not Shortened by EIPH

A recently completed study of Thoroughbred race horses has shown that there is no difference in the length of racing careers between horses that experienced some level of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) and those that did not. The Blood-Horse reports that the study, which took place over a five-year period, examined 822 geldings that were […]

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TOBA, Flair Sponsor Informative Seminar on EIPH Treatment

The makers of FLAIR Nasal Strips, in partnership with the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, sponsored a seminar at Keeneland April 9 to discuss the treatment of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) by non-medicinal means. The Blood-Horse reported that Dr. Jim Chiapetta, one of the co-inventors of the FLAIR strips, discussed that while there currently is […]

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