phenylbutazone

Study Finds Statistical Relationship Between Pre-Race Bute And Injury In South American Runners

A study that will be published in an upcoming issue of the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) has found a statistical relationship between pre-race phenylbutazone administration and the risk of injury or breakdown in South American racehorses.  Research conducted by Dr. Teresita Zambruno at the University of Glasgow examined 500,000 starts […]

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Knapp Fined By CHRB Stewards For Bute Positive; Horse Suffered Fatal Injury Two Starts Later

Trainer Steve Knapp has been fined $1,500 by California Horse Racing Board stewards for a phenylbutazone positive in the horse Emtech following a second-place finish in an Aug. 25 starter allowance race at Del Mar. Emtech, claimed by Knapp and owner Steven Zolotas for $25,000 in his previous outing at Del Mar Aug. 8, suffered […]

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‘Gas Gangrene’ An Equine Emergency

A rare-but-serious bacterial infection, clostridial myositis, causes inflammation, muscle death and the release of toxins into a horse’s bloodstream. Prompt intervention with aggressive antibiotic treatment and wound debridement is key to a horse’s survival. Also called gas gangrene, myonecrosis or malignant edema, it occurs most often in horses that have received an injection in their […]

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CHRB Reminder: Updated Medication Rules Go Into Effect Jan. 1

A reminder from the California Horse Racing Board went out to licensees on Friday, drawing attention to updated medication rules that will go into effect at the beginning of 2017. One of the largest changes is that the CHRB will no longer allow trainers serving medication violation-related suspensions to transfer horses to their assistants. “A […]

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Ziadie Fighting Denial of License in Florida

Trainer Kirk Ziadie is fighting an Aug. 26 decision by the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering to deny his occupational license application because of what the regulatory agency said were three medication violations – two overages of phenylbutazone and one clenbuterol positive – earlier this year. Ziadie, who won at a 49 percent clip (22 wins […]

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Goldberg Suspended 15 Days For Bute Overage

Trainer Alan Goldberg has been suspended 15 days and fined $500 after the colt Pool Winner tested over the permitted threshold level for phenylbutazone after winning the 11th race at Monmouth Park on June 13. According to the Daily Racing Form, Goldberg began serving the suspension on July 13. Test results showed that Pool Winner […]

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Phenylbutazone Paste In Short Supply Through May

Veterinary pharmacies have been notified that phenylbutazone paste will be in short supply across the country until late May. Because the drug won’t be readily available by normal channels, compounders can now legally produce the drug in paste form. Tablet, injectable, and other formats of bute are not affected by the shortage. Though the generic […]

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South African Trainer Fined When Bute Detected in Out of Competition Test

South African trainer W.G. Prestage has been fined 30,000 rand (about US$2,700) after National Horseracing Authority out of competition tests detected the banned substance phenylbutazone in one of his runners. Phenylbutazone, or Bute, is a prohibited substance under the rules of the National Horseracing Authority in South Africa. The blood sample was taken from the […]

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McDonald: Love Me Only Was ‘Ouchy,’ Not Lame

Eaton Sales owner Reiley McDonald held his ground on the witness stand Wednesday against persistent questioning on medication and breeding records in a lawsuit filed by Frank and Jane Lyon’s Summer Wind Farm over the disputed $2.1-million sale of the 3-year-old filly Love Me Only at the 2011 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. McDonald, along with […]

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