Study to examine combined use of Lasix, Bisphosphonates

Racehorse tied in stall.

The BloodHorse reports: Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine's New Bolton Center have planned a multidisciplinary study to explore the effects of the combined use of Lasix and bisphosphonates in racehorses. Led by Dr. Mary Robinson, assistant professor of veterinary pharmacology and director of the Equine Pharmacology Laboratory at Penn Vet's… Continue reading Study to examine combined use of Lasix, Bisphosphonates

The Chemical Horse, 2nd edition

I’ll Have Another was made a strong favorite to win the Belmont Stakes on Saturday.Credit...Al Bello/Getty Images

Jane Allin's groundbreaking report on the doping of racehorses — "The Chemical Horse" — has been revised to update its citations. Allin's update coincides with the US House Subcommittee Hearing of the Horse Racing Integrity Act which would establish an anti-doping agency to oversee all horse racing (for an interim period anyway) to include Quarter… Continue reading The Chemical Horse, 2nd edition

1953 dead racehorses in 4525 days in the UK

Thoroughbred Eye Photographic Print from Etsy.

Death and disarray on the racetrack seems to know no bounds. The numbers in the title of this post are what you find when visiting the UK based Animal Aid's Race Horse Death Watch page. They describe their mission: Animal Aid's Race Horse Death Watch was launched during the 2007 Cheltenham Festival. Its purpose is to… Continue reading 1953 dead racehorses in 4525 days in the UK

The Breeders’ Cup: From the track at Keeneland to a committee in Kentucky on the use of Lasix

TRACK, DRUGS AND THE BREEDERS' CUP Use of Lasix Kentucky committee consider rules allowing Lasix free races Cross-posted from the Daily Racing Form By MATT HEGARTY LEXINGTON, Ky. – A committee of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission is scheduled to consider a rule next week that would allow tracks to write races that prohibit the… Continue reading The Breeders’ Cup: From the track at Keeneland to a committee in Kentucky on the use of Lasix

Jockey Club urging potential Salix study

Thoroughbred horse racing, USA.

Cross-posted from The Blood-Horse by FRANK ANGST The Jockey Club has called on leading industry organizations to come together to conduct a Salix study that would examine the timing of administration on the medication used to prevent exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage. At the June 17 meeting of the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council, member A. Gary… Continue reading Jockey Club urging potential Salix study

Tait resigns from Breeders Cup Board over Lasix

Cross-posted from Bloodhorse.com WRITTEN BY BLOOD-HORSE STAFF Oliver Tait, Darley's chief operating officer, has resigned from the board of the Breeders' Cup because of the organization's medication policy. "The Breeders' Cup has reversed its previously agreed and stated position that the 2013 Breeders' Cup World Championships will be conducted without Lasix," said Tait in a… Continue reading Tait resigns from Breeders Cup Board over Lasix