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Updated COVID-19 Fallout: Aqueduct, Laurel Suspends Racing; Gulfstream Friday Card Called Off; California Has ‘Stay At Home’ Mandate; Jockeys Taking Time Off; Trainers, TVG Personnel Go Into ‘Self Quarantine’

Like many other days since COVID-19, or coronavirus, was deemed a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, a series of events rocked the horse racing world from coast to coast on Thursday. Among them: – The New York Racing Association suspended racing at Aqueduct, effective immediately, after a backstretch worker based at […]

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Best Practices For Equine Antibiotic Use

Horse owners and caretakers are again being warned about the overuse of prescribed antibiotics as the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) escalates worldwide. Antimicrobials are used in both equine and human medicine; they are integral to the treatment of infections. However, excessive and inappropriate use of antimicrobials has led to the emergence of antibiotic resistant […]

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World Health Organization Weighs In On International Ketamine Control

The Expert Committee on Drug Dependency, part of the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended that ketamine, a medication commonly used during anesthesia to produce and maintain a loss of consciousness, not be placed under international control, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. This is not the first time such a recommendation has been handed […]

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Veterinarians Fighting Reclassification Of Anesthesia Drug

Veterinarians are fighting a proposed reclassification of the drug ketamine by the World Health Organization (WHO), saying that additional international controls over the availability of the drug could make it difficult for them to use it in clinical practice. The WHO plans to discuss ketamine’s classification during a Nov. 16-20 meeting in Geneva and is […]

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