FDA: Horses Will No Longer Bear The Brunt Of Opioid Shortage

The United States Food and Drug Administration (USDA) is working with Pfizer Inc. to mitigate the shortage of injectable opioids used to control pain in animals. The organization is working to allow a limited amount of opioids labeled for human use to be available to veterinarians. Veterinarians use opioids made for humans in horses, which […]

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Gut Reaction: Injectable Omeprazole Shows Promise In New Study

A recent study conducted in Australia and published in the Equine Veterinary Journal, shows that a new long-lasting injectable form of omeprasole has shown significant promise in treating horses with gastrointestinal ulcers. Omeprazole is common drug used to treat stomach ulcers in humans and is widely used in horses as an oral paste. Directions indicate […]

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O’Brien Fined $1500 For Injectable Electrolytes Found With Assistant Trainer

Irish-based trainer Aidan O’Brien sent several horses to Belmont Park last week to compete at Saturday’s Stars & Stripes Festival, following the same pattern that led to a Belmont Derby win last season. This year, O’Brien will go home with a penalty instead. According to¬†, the New York Gaming Commission has fined O’Brien $1500 after […]

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