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Studying Lasix/Bisphosphonate Use

March 24, 2020:

“As racehorse owners and enthusiasts, we have a deep love for the sport and for our horses. There are so many theories about injuries – it’s a constant concern – and there’s so much to learn, but yet very little has been done in this area in order to so.”...read on

ARCI Issues Alert To Commissions

May 6, 2019:

On Monday, May 6, the Association of Racing Commissioners International issued a press release concerning potential negative fallout in relation to U.S. racetracks or lawmakers' banning of voluntary race day furosemide (lasix) administrations....read on

ARCI Takes Position On Furosemide

April 10, 2019:

On Wednesday, April 10, the Association of Racing Commissioners International announced that its Scientific Advisory Group has reported that there is no current science linking furosemide (lasix) treatments to muscular skeletal issues that may be a contributing cause of equine breakdowns in racing....read on

Third-Party Lasix Approved In California

June 2, 2017:

The State of California has officially approved rules establishing that race-day medication must be administered by independent veterinary professionals – further aligning California with the national uniform medication program....read on

Maritimes Approves Lasix Program

August 1, 2016:

The Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission has approved rules for an Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage (EIPH) program, which would allow horses to race on Furosemide (Lasix)....read on

Drug Violation Penalties Revamped

February 1, 2016:

On Monday, February 1, the Ontario Racing Commission announced that it has approved a revision to the penalty guidelines for equine drug, TCO2 and non-therapeutic drug offences....read on

Ind. To Adopt National Medication Rules

May 1, 2014:

Indiana on Wednesday became the latest state to adopt all of the national uniform medication rules, penalties and testing reforms developed by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) and adopted as model rules by the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI)....read on

PA Announces Amicar Prohibition

February 5, 2014:

The Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission, in consultation with Dr. Mary Robinson, University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School of Medicine, New Bolton Center, has announced that effective March 1, 2014 the pre-race medication Amicar will no longer be permitted to be used in conjunction with Furosemide (lasix)....read on

KY To Address Lasix Concern

January 27, 2014:

It has been reported that on Tuesday, January 27 the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission will address a concern in relation to the administration of furosemide (lasix) in a special commission meeting....read on

Medication, Breeding Discussed At WTC

June 14, 2013:

On Friday, June 14 in France, the next-to-last session of the 2013 World Trotting Conference featured roundtable discussions regarding medication, animal health, genetics and breeding, and featured some of Europe and the world’s top researchers and regulators....read on

Drug Testing Solidarity Displayed

March 12, 2013:

In a bold move towards the uniform regulation of medication and drug testing in North American racing, the regulators of eight states in the Mid Atlantic and Northeast United States have committed to implement a uniform medication and drug testing program. The agreement, spearheaded by the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (THA), represents the most dramatic change in medication regulation and testing in the last 50 years and could pave the way for national uniformity....read on

Modifications To Medication Rules

December 17, 2012:

The Board of Directors of Racing Commissions International (RCI) has voted to move forward with a major revision of the association’s model medication rules for horse racing....read on

CHRB Approves License For Cal Expo

October 20, 2012:

The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) conducted its regular meeting Thursday, October 18 at Santa Anita Park where it approved the license application for Watch and Wager LLC to conduct a harness meet at Cal Expo....read on

KHRC Passes T-Bred Lasix Ban

June 13, 2012:

It has been reported that on Wednesday, June 13, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted in favour of a regulation that will see the banning of the race-day administration of furosemide (lasix) in two-year-old thoroughbreds in certain instances effective 2014....read on

Comments On KY Race-Day Lasix Issue

April 17, 2012:

Comments have begun to emerge in Kentucky both for and against the use of furosemide (lasix) on days in which horses are racing. The comments have hit the media just one day after the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission found itself deadlocked on a motion to ban the use of the anti-bleeding diuretic on race days, a practice which is only allowed in North America...read on


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