Kentucky Downs near Franklin, Ky., has been re-accredited by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's Safety and Integrity Alliance.
- By Tom LaMarra
- Horse Health, Northeast Region, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky, Mid-Atlantic Region
The RMTC, which met Oct. 13, cited progress in state-by-state adoption of components of the National Uniform Medication Program and also added four drugs to the list of controlled substances.
Dr. Mick Peterson, executive director of the Racing Surfaces Testing Laboratory, was on hand at Keeneland the weekend of Oct. 10-11 to review testing and measuring procedures to ensure the safety of the dirt track.
The California Horse Racing Board Oct. 9 said limits on the amount of the trace element cobalt that can be detected in racehorses officially took effect Oct. 5.
A day after prominent trainer Graham Motion questioned the research conducted to determine the threshold level and withdrawal time for methocarbamol (Robaxin), the RMTC defended its efforts.
Keeneland said Oct. 8 it officially is in support of the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015 and has joined the Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity, a group that also supports the federal legislation.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has suspended Graham Motion for five days and fined the trainer $500 for a medication overage in Bewitch Stakes (gr. IIIT) winner Kitten's Point. Motion has appealed the ruling.
The Food and Drug Administration is seeking the input of equine veterinarians in a study on ruminant and equine anti-parasitic drug use and anti-parasitic resistance.
Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement facility near Georgetown, Ky., will launch a special online eBay fundraiser called beginning Sept. 28.
Murphy Farm Hay and Feed Company of Louisburg, N.C., has initiated a voluntary limited recall of alfalfa hay because of potential blister beetle contamination following the deaths of six horses.
The New York State Gaming Commission Sept. 24 passed several rule amendments related to equine medication, including further restrictions on the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and a total ban on stanozolol.
In an Aug. 29 Blood-Horse magazine story, National Thoroughbred Racing Association president Alex Waldrop and other industry leaders assessed the work of the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance.
Dr. Scott Morrison, a veterinarian/farrier at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, is often called upon to care for and shoe foundered horses. Download Now
A Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association committee has renewed talks regarding a proposal to phase out use of race-day furosemide in graded stakes.
Churchill Downs announced Sept. 17 that it is working in partnership with other tracks, the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, and the AAEP to fund studies of the administration of furosemide.
In a survey designed to combat claims that the leaders of horsemen's groups don't represent their membership, the Florida HBPA Sept. 16 released the results of a poll that said most respondents support use of Lasix.
In the care of Dede McGehee's Heaven Trees Farm near Lexington, broodmare Lotta Kim, dam of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, is again hitting her stride.
Nearly a month after the California Horse Racing Board hit the brakes on third-party administration of furosemide in the state, the governing body spent just more than a minute to move the process along at a meeting Sept. 16.
The Association of Racing Commissioners International is stepping up efforts to get state regulators to fully adopt the National Uniform Medication Program.
Two research projects designed to study the impact of furosemide on exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage will be conducted on behalf of the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, the organization said Sept. 15.
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