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United Kingdom Suspends Sale Of Injectable Flunixin Due To Safety Concern

The United Kingdom has suspended all sales of the injectable forms of flunixin, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug used in horses, as well as some other forms of medicine. The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) suspended the sale of exicipient [inactive substance] diethanolamine (DEA) for food-producing animals, reports HorseTalk. The chemical was classified as “possibly carcinogenic to […]

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‘Don’t Break Your Vet’ Campaign Seeks To Keep Vets Safe

The likelihood of injury to veterinarians while performing job duties is greater than that of firefighters, reports Horse & Hound. A paper published in Equine Veterinary Education reports that on average, an equine veterinarian receives seven to eight work-related injuries in a 30-year career. These most often injuries include fractures, bruises and cuts to the […]

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Horse Racing Regulators’ Whack-A-Mole Challenge

Spent a few days at the 81st annual convention of the Association of Racing Commissioners International at Tampa, Fla. You’d think after 80 years they’d have this “regulating the horse and dog racing industries” thing figured out. Not necessarily so. But, as I learned in watching committee meetings and panel discussions of the RCI convention […]

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