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Survey: Drug Testing System Has Serious Flaws

Survey: Drug Testing System Has Serious Flaws

Research commissioned by The Jockey Club shows that, though the Thoroughbred industry has made progress in the area of uniform medication and testing standards, a state-by-state approach is at best problematic.

Horsemen's Groups Circle Wagons on Lasix

Horsemen's Groups Circle Wagons on Lasix

In response to several top trainers calling for the end of race-day furosemide, horsemen's groups throughout the country say they will continue to support the use of the diuretic to prevent or reduce the severity of EIPH.

Waldrop: Uniform Drug Rules Must Be Adopted

Waldrop: Uniform Drug Rules Must Be Adopted

Racing jurisdictions have made progress on equine medication reform but states and their regulatory agencies must commit to move quickly and in unison, said Alex Waldrop, president of the NTRA and chairman of the RMTC.

Tracks, Groups Push for Model Drug Rules

More than 50 racetracks and industry organizations have co-signed a letter to regulators urging them to adopt the uniform national model rules on medication and drug-testing reform.

Confidentiality in Research Called Necessary

An official with the RMTC said confidentiality agreements used when the organization considers research to set thresholds and withdrawal times for medications are necessary because of scientific factors.

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