Kentucky Drug Council Has New Look

New appointments have been made to the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council.

Gov. Steve Beshear has made new appointments to the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council, which advises the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on equine drug-testing and research.

The terms for all the appointees expire Aug. 1, 2012.

Reappointed are Dr. Jerry Yon, who will continue as drug council chairman, and Rick Hiles, president of the Kentucky Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association.

New appointees are:

Hollie Swanson, a professor at the University of Kentucky. She represents pharmacologists and replaces Dr. Gary Lavin, whose term expired.

Rogers Beasley, director of racing at Keeneland. He represents licensed racing associations. Beasley replaces trainer John Ward Jr., whose term expired.

Dr. Frank Dwayne Marcum, a veterinarian in private practice and president of ArthroDynamic Technologies Inc. He represents veterinarians and replaces Dr. Fairfield Bain, whose term expired.

Dr. Andrew Roberts, a veterinarian in private practice. He represents the Kentucky Harness Horsemen’s Association. Roberts replaces Bill Napier, whose term expired.

John Cashman, retired president of Castleton Farms and The Red Mile. He represents the harness racing industry. Cashman, a former member of the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority, replaces Alan Leavitt, whose term expired.

Lavin, a veterinarian in private practice, will now represent Thoroughbred breeders. He replaces Alice Chandler, whose term expired.