bisphosphonates

AAEP Foundation, RMTC, Grayson-Jockey Club Foundation Issue Call For Bisphosphonate Research Proposals

Three organizations dedicated to the improvement of horse health today announced a call for research proposals to investigate bisphosphonate administration in racehorses and in young racing prospects intended for sale at public auction. The initiative by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC), the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and the American Association of Equine Practitioners […]

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In The Fight Against Off-Label Bisphosphonate Use, Is Sale Company Testing The Next Step?

As the racing industry continues to struggle in the fight against off-label bisphosphonate use, some wonder whether testing by sales companies could be the next step. In a meeting of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission this week, equine medical director Dr. Mary Scollay told commissioners current tests will only pick up bisphosphonates between 30 and […]

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PR Special Keeneland April Sale: Explaining Bisphosphonates, Diagnosing Poor Performance

The Paulick Report is once again on the sales grounds with a special print publication for the Keeneland April sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age. In this edition of the PR Special, Natalie Voss looks into the hot issue of bisphosphonates, going into detail about the drugs and one of the […]

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Drug Maker Issues Statement Regarding Bisphosphonates: Unscrupulous Use ‘Morally Reprehensible’

Dechra Veterinary Products prides itself as a global leader in the ethical and responsible use of pharmaceuticals. The health of the horse is our first and foremost priority, and a driving force in our product development, commercialization and ongoing research efforts. We are passionate advocates of equine welfare and our people, science and products deliver […]

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New York Gaming Commission Warns Horsemen ‘No Generally Accepted Medical Use Of A Bisphosphonate’ In Horses Under Four

Thoroughbred horse owners, trainers and/or veterinarians who are responsible for causing or failing to guard against an administration of a bisphosphonate to a racehorse less than four years old will be investigated for a violation of 9 NYCRR § 4043.12(c) for which a fine of $25,000 may be imposed and the person’s occupational license shall […]

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Jockeys’ Guild Adds Voice To Calls For Bisphosphonate Ban

The Jockeys’ Guild released the following statement regarding off-label use of bisphosphonates. For more information about bisphosphonates, please click here. The Board of Directors of the Jockeys’ Guild, which is composed of leading Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse jockeys, supports the view that until the research being conducted by the RMTC, AAEP, and Grayson Jockey Club […]

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Bisphosphonates: What We Know About Off-Label Use, And What One Drug Company Is Doing About It

A little more than a year ago, top surgeon Dr. Larry Bramlage stood up in Rood and Riddle’s annual Client Education Seminar and issued a warning to attendees about a new group of drugs called bisphosphonates. Bramlage worried the drug was being misused, and that misuse was putting racehorses at serious, long-term risk of injury […]

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Mid-Atlantic Region Bans Bisphosphonates For Horses Under Four; HBPA Calls For National Ban

The entire Mid-Atlantic region — regulators, horsemen’s organizations, breeders’ organizations, racetrack operators and veterinarians– has joined together to mandate an immediate and strict prohibition on the use of bisphosphonates in all horses under the age of 4. The decision was made at the annual Mid-Atlantic Regulatory and Stakeholders meeting held at Delaware Park on March […]

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Keeneland, Fasig-Tipton, OBS Ban Off-Label Use Of Bisphosphonates

Officials from Keeneland Association, Fasig-Tipton Company Inc. and Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company Inc. (OBS) jointly announced today that they will enable buyers of horses younger than four years old to have those horses tested for bisphosphonates. The policy is undertaken to ban off-label use of these drugs. The revised Conditions of Sale for each of […]

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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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