Gas Gangrene in Thoroughbred racehorses

The label reads, "Banamine Injectable Solution in as anti-inflammatory and analgesic. Used in horses for the alleviation of inflammation and pain associated with musculoskeletal disorders and for the alleviation of visceral pain associated with colic. Each ml of Banamine Injectable Solution contains flunixin meglumine equivalent to 50 mg flunixin.

We had a post in the pipeline regarding gas gangrene in racehorses. It just so happens the Ray Paulick Report has written about it too. One drug that causes gas gangrene and regularly given to racehorses is the drug Banamine®. The Paulick Report post entitled ‘Gas Gangrene’ An Equine Emergency, begins the article describing this… Continue reading Gas Gangrene in Thoroughbred racehorses

The abuse and death that is American horse racing

BY VIVIAN FARRELL I am not posting the followup I talked about yesterday. I will publish it next Tuesday. Today's post, however, is still about U.S. horse racing. Catchumdenae Why the suffering and death of one particular racehorse has haunted me since I read about it I am unsure. I read reports like these almost… Continue reading The abuse and death that is American horse racing