joint injections

Seven Mid-Atlantic States Move To Adopt Restrictions On NSAIDS, Joint Injections

More than 60 racing industry stakeholders representing regulators, horsemen and racetrack operators from the seven states that comprise the Mid-Atlantic region (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia), 11 jurisdictions, and 17 racetracks convened at Delaware Park Oct. 2 to take the next steps toward implementation of the Mid-Atlantic Strategic Plan […]

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Risk Of Joint Infections Low In Horses After Injection

Keeping joints healthy often requires a proactive approach: routine exercise, weight management, minimization of trauma, and regular use of oral joint health supplements such as glucosamine hydrochloride, hyaluronic acid, omega-3 fatty acids, and chondroitin sulfate. “Kentucky Equine Research offers several high-quality joint supplements that can be given to young, sound horses prior to the onset of osteoarthritis to help […]

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Corticosteroid Injections: Legal, But Ethical?

Anti-inflammatory corticosteroid injections are legal and widely accepted in Thoroughbred racing, as well as in other equestrian sports. With racing getting ready to be launched into the spotlight once again with the Kentucky Derby just over a week away, the questions revolving around drug regulations are once again coming into play. It was just several […]

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Sparks Fly At CHRB Meeting To Discuss New Veterinary Recordkeeping Measures

As many had predicted, discussion at a meeting of the California Horse Racing Board’s Medication and Track Safety Committee on March 16 got heated as trainers and regulators locked horns over proposed new measures guiding veterinary record-keeping in the state. The meeting was held to discuss four potential new rules requiring trainers to keep an […]

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When Things Go Wrong With Intra-Articular Joint Injections

Intra-articular joint injections are one of the most effective ways to deliver medication or diagnose lameness, but they do not come without risks. Complications, such as septic arthritis, flare reaction and periartuclar cellulitis can arise and can cause major long term issues for the affected horse, as well as their owner’s wallet. While these three […]

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Maryland Jockey Club To Require Reporting Of Joint Injections In Claimed Horses

The Maryland Jockey Club signed off on a house rule for Laurel Park on Thursday that would require trainers of claimed horses to disclose joint injections given within 30 days. The Blood-Horse reported that the policy is similar to one in place at Gulfstream Park, which is also owned by The Stronach Group. Officials hope that […]

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Bramlage: When It Comes To One Corticosteroid, Always Read The Label

  As states work their way through updated medication rules, one of the therapeutic medications that seems to garner repeated discussion is the corticosteroid methylprednisolone acetate, sold as Depo-Medrol. New York officials issued a statement warning horsemen and veterinarians not to use the drug at all in late 2014, and authorities in West Virginia sent […]

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