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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Jeff Blea, DVM, On The Santa Anita Crisis, Medication And Racing’s Survival

As a veterinarian practicing at Santa Anita, the last few months have been the most difficult of my career.  I’ve experienced grief for the horses who have been euthanized, and frustration with the spike in racing and training injuries.  The survivability of the sport in my state is on the line. But this crisis is […]

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Study Investigates How Furosemide Works To Find Alternative Treatments For EIPH

Exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) in horses (also called “bleeding”) refers to the presence of blood in the lungs of a horse after exercise. This condition has been treated primarily with furosemide, but how the diuretic works is not completely understood. A recent study has found a relationship between the medication and an enzyme in the […]

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Push Lasix To 24 Hours Pre-Race? Study Says ‘Hold Your Horses’

As the debate about race-day medication rages on, hay/oats/water advocates have pushed to eliminate furosemide from the American raceday. But researchers and veterinarians have been left wondering: Will furosemide (widely known as Lasix or Salix) work as well to control exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) if it’s given the day before a race? According to a […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: ‘Taxi’ Is All Grown Up

In 2013, readers fell in love with miracle baby Magna Fortuna, the subject of a profile we published when the gelding went into training. The son of Magna Graduate was rescued in utero when the Illinois Equine Humane Center (IEHC) pulled his dam, Silver Option, from a kill pen for $300. Gail Vacca, president and founder […]

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Catch A Glimpse ‘In Good Order’ Following Nassau Incident, Will Have Time Off

Windways Farm, Gary Barber, and Michael James Ambler’s Catch A Glimpse provided fans with quite a scare in Saturday’s G2 Nassau Stakes at Woodbine, but bloodhorse.com reports that she was doing well on Sunday morning. The daughter of City Zip was just off the pace in the one mile turf contest when, nearing the half-mile […]

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Lady Aurelia Found To Have Bled In Cheveley Park; Heads To Stonestreet For 90 Days

Stonestreet Stables’ homebred Lady Aurelia was found to have “bled” in Saturday’s Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket, which may have contributed to her tiring late in the stretch to finish third, trainer Wesley Ward told The Sun. In this case, bleeding indicates a case of Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage, diagnosed via a camera […]

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