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KY To Address Lasix Concern

Published: January 27, 2014 2:08 pm ET

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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.

An article by Greg Hall in The Courier-Journal explains that the issue is in regard to how – or if – the trainer of a standardbred racehorse can be responsible for a lasix violation since KHRC-licenced veterinarians are now the individuals that are required to administer them

The report states that the KHRC-licenced vets are now in charge of administering lasix, but that the commission’s language in regard to penalties are ‘non-specific’ regarding who is liable in the case of a violation.

(With files from The Courier-Journal)


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