therapeutic medication

Casner: Studies Show Some Therapeutic Medications Do More Harm Than Good

Arthur Hancock’s powerful Op-Ed challenge “If Not Drugs, Then What is Causing Fatal Injuries?” spurred me to share some science that in my opinion makes the answer blatantly obvious. Recently, in preparation for a meeting, I gathered studies and data off of PubMed (National Public Medical Library) that pertained to  “therapeutic meds” that we routinely […]

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Across The Pond: How Does British Racing Regulate Drugs?

This is the first in a series of three articles comparing and contrasting medication use and regulation in Britain with those in the United States. We will examine the differences between the systems from the perspective of regulators, trainers, and veterinarians.  When it comes to medication regulation, it’s no secret things are done differently across […]

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Town Hall Meeting: Can Horse Racing Solve Its Biggest Problems?

I attended Monday’s “town hall” meeting at Gulfstream Park –- organized by the Association of Racing Commissioners International –- with a fair degree of skepticism. Racing commissioners, after all, are the reason this industry is in such a mess, right? We have different rules in different states, dysfunction, and diseconomies of scale in regulating the […]

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OBS To Implement ARCI Guidelines For Therapeutic Drugs

Beginning with the upcoming March Sale of Two Year Olds under tack show, Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company will initiate implementation of Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) guidelines for controlled therapeutic medications. The first phase will include adopting the ARCI medication schedule for administration of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and bronchodilators. OBS will incorporate the […]

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Guelph Researcher Cautions Against Overuse Of Therapeutic Drugs

In the management of horse health, injuries and disease, conscientious horse owners would never put their horse at risk; however, improper use of some commonly administered equine drugs can impact the health and safety of our horses more than we think. Seldom does a month go by when media attention doesn’t focus on a positive […]

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RCI Approval Sets Stage for Uniform Medication Rules

Racing Commissioners International (RCI) today gave final approval to the “RCI Controlled Therapeutic Medication Schedule”, setting the stage for uniform implementation of racing medication rules in the United States and beyond. The RCI schedule is intended to be a guide for testing laboratories in determining the level at which the presence of a substance would […]

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