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Dr. Meittinis Discusses Lasix

October 17, 2019:

On Thursday, October 17, the United States Trotting Association issued a release in regard to the position of Nicholas Meittinis, DVM that the use of lasix does not compromise a horse’s musculoskeletal system....read on

Update From The Meadowlands

September 24, 2019:

Major Standardbred yearling sales are on the horizon, and given that owners and horsepeople will be making important decision in the coming months, the Meadowlands Racetrack has released an update to the industry. The update pertains to the use of lasix at the track, the length of the 2020 ‘Big M’ meet, and the scheduling of some of the Meadowlands major stakes....read on

Meadowlands To Phase Out Lasix

May 22, 2019:

On Wednesday (May 22), the Meadowlands Racetrack issued a release stating that it will begin to conditionally phase out the use of lasix at the East Rutherford, New Jersey track beginning in 2020....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

Board Approves Cal Expo Harness Meet

August 25, 2017:

The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) conducted its regular meeting Thursday, August 24, at Del Mar Race Track....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

New Owner High On Christen Me

March 28, 2017:

“We’re very excited about him. I’ve been trying to buy him for a long time. He’s quite the horse. There aren’t too many horses with his credentials to arrive in America. Dexter Dunn told Tim Tetrick that he’s the best horse he’s ever driven. If this guy is what we think he is, we could have a lot of fun.”...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

Details On Alberta Lasix Meeting

June 20, 2016:

It has been announced that there will a meeting on Thursday, June 30 at Century Downs in regard to the use of lasix....read on

Kentucky Commission Chair Steps Down

December 1, 2015:

Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Chairman Robert ‘Bob’ Beck announced today that he will step down from his post effective December 7, 2015....read on

Commission Passes Lasix Proposal In KY

March 24, 2015:

On Monday, March 23, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted 8-4 in favour of allowing racetracks in the state to card races in which participating horses will not be allowed to be given race-day anti-bleeding medications....read on

Recap Of Consortium Board’s Review

October 17, 2014:

A review by the board of directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) of state-by-state adoption of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) National Uniform Medication Program showed the majority of major racing jurisdictions will have a substantial portion of the program's four principal components in place by the end of the year....read on

JCC Supports Race-Day Med Ban

June 6, 2014:

The Jockey Club of Canada Board of Stewards has announced that it supports the HBPA of Ontario’s plan to recommend a ban on the use of race day medication in Ontario except Lasix....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


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