Medication

Australian Racing Executive Amanda Elliott: ‘What Is The U.S. Missing?’ On Medication Policy

Amanda Elliott hails from a family with a long history in thoroughbred racing, breeding and administration in Australia. She is a passionate racehorse owner and breeder, actively involved in the sport, both in Australia and Europe. On February, 24 2017, Mrs Elliott was elected the first female Chairman of the Victoria Racing Club in its […]

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Hold Your Horses: Chemo Successfully Slows Equine Lymphoma Progression

Cancer in horses is often treated similarly to cancer in humans: with chemotherapy. Recent research has shown that this choice of medical intervention can put horses with lymphoma into remission and give them several more months or years to live. The Horse reports that Daniela Luethy, DVM, lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania School of […]

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No Lasix? No Problem For McPeek And VanMeter Under Oaklawn Bonus Program

Trainer Kenny McPeek recorded his record fifth victory since Oaklawn’s “Lasix-free Bonus Program” was implemented in 2015 in Thursday’s first race with Brockton George, who was making his first career start without the legal anti-bleeder medication, also known as furosemide. Brockton George, racing for the ninth time, also represented a record sixth Lasix-free victory at […]

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Motion Joins WHOA, Calls For A ‘National Governing Body’

Leading North American trainer H. Graham Motion has joined the Water Hay Oats Alliance (WHOA) as the latest member in a growing list of trainers who support efforts for passage of The Horseracing Integrity Act.  To date, 65 trainers are represented on WHOA’s roster, including Hall of Famers Roger Attfield, Michael Dickinson, Neil Drysdale, and […]

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Horseracing Integrity Act Of 2017 Draws Support Of 100 House Representatives

H.R. 2651, the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017, introduced by Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) and Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY) now has the support of 100 members of the House of Representatives.  In addition to Congressmen Barr and Tonko who co-chair the Congressional Horse Caucus, the bill has been co-sponsored by 98 other members representing both […]

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Stay Cool: Properly Storing Equine Medications

There is a right and a wrong way to store equine medications so that they don’t lose efficacy long before their expiration date. Veterinarians see medications stored in all sorts of ways; including in tack boxes, unheated rooms, climate controlled tack rooms, dressing rooms of horse trailers, and more. But what is the proper way […]

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CHRB Medication Regulation Amendments Receive 45-Day Public Notice Period

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, October 22, at Santa Anita Park. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chairman Richard Rosenberg and Commissioners Madeline Auerbach, Steve Beneto, Jesse Choper, George Krikorian, and Alex Solis also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website under […]

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Track Vet Speaks Out Against Medication Overuse

In a story on NBC News, track veterinarian Kate Papp detailed her “agonizing career choice” to treat Thoroughbreds with a variety of medications, including painkillers, to keep horses running. “Every day, I almost quit,” said Papp. “Anything that they can give the horses – whether it be legal, illegal, even non-necessary substances – they will […]

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HBPA: Feds Addressing ‘Problem That Does Not Exist’

Congress held its first hearing Thursday on H.R. 2012, a proposed bill that would impose federal regulations on horse racing medication rules and put an independent agency in charge of drug testing, and while there was a similarity in testimony to past hearings on previous racing legislation, one critical difference was that House members seemed […]

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Jockey Club, TOBA Unveil Revamped Advocacy Website

The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) today announced the launch of horseracingreform.org, an advocacy and information website designed to promote improved regulatory standards for horse racing. The site replaces cleanhorseracing.org. “Over the course of the last year we have seen tangible progress in the area of medication reform — as […]

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