Tags ‘Salix’

Where’s the Reasonable Dialogue on Race Day Medication?

We live in an increasingly polarized world. Red State/Blue State. Pro-Choice/Pro-Life. Fox News/MSNBC. In horseracing, it’s been repeated many times that Lasix is our “abortion issue.” You’re either... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

California Bill Targeting Equine Medical Director Dies Necessary Death

Received an email the other day from a service of California’s state government that tracks pending legislation. It said simply: “AB-1154: Horse racing: equine drug testing: equine medical director.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Latest EIPH and Lasix study has a precedent in Brazil

The latest “Lasix Study,” commissioned  by Breeders’ Cup Ltd. and conducted by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, was released yesterday with enough “evidence” for those for and against the use of race-day furosemide (Lasix and Salix) for EIPH (exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage) treatment to ring their respective bells. And the bells were ringing yesterday on Twitter from […] Read More...

‘Trying to Help the Horse’ — Even If It Breaks the Rules

Last Wednesday afternoon at Penn National near Harrisburg, Pa., Trish Rogers, the wife and assistant trainer to J. Michael Rogers, wanted to help a horse in their barn named Strong Resolve deal with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi... Read More...

Lasix Hot-Button Issue in Breeders’ Cup Election

The election process for five seats on the Breeders’ Cup Board of Directors begins Friday, and in the wake of the controversial decision in March to change direction on medication policy it will be a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Are California Horsemen Obsessed With Lasix?

How important is Lasix to Thoroughbred owners and trainers in California? Important enough for the board of directors of the Thoroughbred Owners of California to say “no thanks” to a 2014 Breeders’... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Breeders’ Cup revisiting 2013 Lasix ban

I wrote last November that the Breeders’ Cup was at a “gut-check moment” in its history because of a 2011 decision to phase out furosemide, better known as Lasix, as a permitted race-day medication... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my ... Read More...

From TTimes TODAY: Salix talk on Twitter puts me to sleep

Horsemen and racing veterinarians, however, will tell you, me, Crist, and Drape that Salix, more than any of the other ‘adjunct’ anti-bleeding medications—Amicar, Kentucky Red, Clotol, and Tranex—that are also allowed on race d... Read More...

American racing out of step

The recent reversal of the planned raceday medication ban for juvenile Graded events must be rued more » Read More...

Summit Digs Into Salix Use, Regulation

A well-attended summit June 13 at Belmont Park shed a lot of light on the research and international regulations surrounding the race-day medication Salix. Read More...