Two-thirds of Vets surveyed concerned about frequency of racehorse joint injections

VIA PAULICK REPORT » It is a lengthy article. We quote just a few paragraphs here. by Dr. Stacey Oke | 01.31.2022 In total, 407 equine practitioners participated in the survey, the majority of which worked with racehorses (Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horses) and Warmbloods. Those veterinarians had extensive (>20 years) of clinical experience from which to… Continue reading Two-thirds of Vets surveyed concerned about frequency of racehorse joint injections

What to know about Betamethasone

Jane Allin is our genius level resident expert on anything chemical. Alas, she is busy elsewhere so we will have to make do with mere mortals. Actually, all we are going to do — because it is all we can do — is borrow from others who have explained it elsewhere. This drug is in… Continue reading What to know about Betamethasone

Keenland and Fasig-Tipton change medication policies for horse sales

Sales ring. Keeneland. Lexington, Kentucky. Image: 2012 ©Wendy Wooley.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — Officials from Keeneland Association and Fasig-Tipton Company Inc. Thursday announced restrictions on the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroids and bronchodilators, including Clenbuterol, for all horses sold at sales conducted by these two major Thoroughbred auction houses effective immediately. These latest reforms are in addition to restrictions put in place… Continue reading Keenland and Fasig-Tipton change medication policies for horse sales