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Bleeder Restrictions Recommended

Published: August 25, 2011 10:35 am ET

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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.

An article by the Daily Racing Form explains that research council recommended that 'adjunct bleeder medications' should be banned on racedays, and that the raceday administration of lasix should only be done by KHRC veterinarians.

The DRF has reported that the KHRC is expected to accept the recommendation later this year, but only after the issue is investigated further.

“We want to do this right, and so we need to reach out to everyone who is going to be affected,” KHRC Executive Director Lisa Underwood was quoted as saying.

(With files from the Daily Racing Form)

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