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Lasix Measure Doesn't Pass KHRC Vote

April 16, 2012:

After a supportive vote in a sub-committee earlier in the day, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Monday, April 16 voted against banning the administration of furosemide (lasix) on days in which horses are racing...read on

AGSC Drops Lasix Ban For Juveniles

February 27, 2012:

In thoroughbred racing, the American Graded Stakes Committee announced last Friday that it has dropped its rule which bans the use of furosemide (lasix) in graded stakes races for juveniles. Breeders' Cup officials today announced that they currently do not have plans to drop the ban for their races...read on

RCI Alters Lasix Administration Policy

December 13, 2011:

Several changes were recently adopted by the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) Model Rules Committee, including rules limiting who can administer race-day furosemide and the reporting of changes to the condition of a horse on race day...read on

Legislation Banning Lasix Filed In NY

September 14, 2011:

On Tuesday, September 13, legislation was introduced in New York which would ban the use of furosemide (lasix) on any horse performing in a state-sanctioned...read on

Bleeder Restrictions Recommended

August 25, 2011:

Earlier this week, the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council made a recommendation to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission in regard to bleeder medications and the use of lasix...read on

US HBPA: Don't Ban Lasix

July 25, 2011:

Due to its effectiveness in treating Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage, the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association in the United States has announced that it is against a race-day ban on lasix, which bucks current industry trends...read on

Race-Day Drug Situation A Quagmire?

June 6, 2011:

“This has been a constant debate in racing for a long time, and I think it's going to continue to be unless someone comes in and mandates it...read on

RCI Board Votes To Revisit Lasix Policy

April 28, 2011:

The Board of Directors of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) voted without objection this week in favour a resolution calling for the re-examination of whether its current policy pertaining to furosemide (lasix) should be continued...read on

Lasix Effective In Treating Racehorses?

December 3, 2010:

The Fall 2010 edition of Equine Guelph's Research Update features an article by Natalie Osborne which tackles the subject of respiratory issues with racehorses. A segment of the article discusses furosemide, commercially known as Lasix, which many argue the pros, cons, and effectiveness of....read on

ORC Rules On Whelan Appeals, Three Others

November 23, 2010:

The Ontario Racing Commission today released its rulings on multiple appeals, two of which pertained to Furosemide positives on a horse trained by Walter Whelan...read on

Study: Furosemide Reduces EIPH

June 29, 2009:

According to the results of a recent study, it has been proven that furosemide decreases the incidence of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) in racehorses.

The study, conducted by Colorado State University, the University of Melbourne and the University of Pretoria in the Republic of South Africa, revolved around 167 thoroughbred racehorses....read on


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