Competition Horse Medication Ethics, Part 1 of 2

By SID GUSTAFSON, DVM Practitioner/Equine Behaviour Educator, Bozeman, MT Part 1 of 2 Appreciation of the evolved nature and behavior of horses provides the foundation for the veterinary care of equine athletes. The establishment of a veterinary patient client relationship (VCPR) is instrumental in providing ethical care for the competition horse. Ethical veterinary practice supports… Continue reading Competition Horse Medication Ethics, Part 1 of 2

A solution to U.S. racehorse doping: On-track pharmacies?

by SID GUSTAFSON Cross-posted from The Rail — The New York Times On-track pharmacies have the potential to restore racing integrity in America. The on-track pharmacy would be the only place drugs are allowed on the racetrack. The attending veterinarian examines a horse and prescribes a treatment. If medication is determined to be part of… Continue reading A solution to U.S. racehorse doping: On-track pharmacies?

Sid Gustafson DVM discusses alkanization, Lasix and milkshaking

Sid Gustafson DVM

Cross-posted from The Rail, New York Times By SID GUSTAFSON DVM Human athletic regulators have deemed Lasix a doping agent, and horseracing regulators will eventually have to come to that appropriate conclusion. Lasix has significant potential to alter and enhance racehorse performance. As well, in my experience as both an attending veterinarian and a regulatory… Continue reading Sid Gustafson DVM discusses alkanization, Lasix and milkshaking