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AGCO Issues Lasix Program Advisory

December 17, 2020:

Horses that are entered to race in Ontario which have not been properly enrolled in (or opted out of) the Exercise Induced Pulmonary Haemorrhage (EIPH) Program will be ineligible to race....read on

Major T-Bred Lasix Study Underway

November 5, 2020:

The Stronach Group, together with six other leading Thoroughbred organizations, has agreed to jointly fund North America's largest study on the effects of furosemide (lasix) and on the prevalence and severity of Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage (EIPH) in two-year-old racehorses....read on

Rideau Lasix Program Returns August 2

July 27, 2020:

In consultation with the National Capital Region Harness Horse Association, Rideau Carleton Raceway has announced that it will resume its EIPH (lasix) program, effective Sunday, August 2, 2020....read on

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

Vets Oppose Horse Racing Integrity Act

February 8, 2020:

“Vets want what’s best for the horse, not their pocketbooks.”...read on

USTA Reiterates Its Pro-Lasix Position

November 26, 2019:

On Tuesday, November 26, the United States Trotting Association released a statement in regard to the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council’s recommendation to eliminate race-day lasix for two-year-olds and in stakes....read on

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


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