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New KY Medication Rules In Effect

Published: August 25, 2020 3:26 pm ET

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All horsepeople licensed by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission should be aware that new medication regulations have cleared the legislative process and are now effective as law in Kentucky.

Click here to view the updated withdrawal and threshold guidelines from the KHRC that are part of the new regulations.

These regulations include:

  • the 48-hour NSAID restriction and the ban on stacking;

  • the 14-day stand-down on intra-articular corticosteroid injections and the ban on stacking;

  • the 24-hour restriction on furosemide administration for two-year-olds;

  • the ban on bisphosphonate use in horses under four years old;

  • the restriction on race day use of electronic therapeutics; and

  • the medical history and veterinary examination requirements for entry.

Any questions should be directed to Bruce A. Howard DVM at 502-338-3730 or by email at
[email protected].

(With files from the Kentucky Harness Association)


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