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Race Day medication reform   Horse Racing

Started by LyndaP31; 75360 views.
In reply toRe: msg 46
SmittyCat3

From: SmittyCat3

2/5/12

I highly recommend the video Whitney linked to above - it's long, but worth it if you've got the time. 
Derby132

From: Derby132

2/5/12

For some reason that link did not work for me.  Here is the direct link to the video on the Roundtable, happily Paulick posted it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmzEtu2Yktc&feature=player_embedded

SmittyCat3

From: SmittyCat3

2/5/12

The goal is a good one and should be pursued but the road to it's success could be difficult on many levels. 

I agree. As my statistics teacher used to say, figures can't lie, but liars can figure. 

Hate to be a cynic, but - If Lasix can make their wallets bleed, they'll stop using it.


SmittyCat3

From: SmittyCat3

2/5/12

Thanks - a good read (or watch) and lucky to see so many stars weighing in on one stage.
SmittyCat3

From: SmittyCat3

2/5/12

Are steroids currently banned for pumping babies up for auctions? Or just pre-race?
SmittyCat3

From: SmittyCat3

2/5/12

Interesting article, thanks. ..One panelist in the TVG video said - maybe the only way to monitor it as well as leveling the playing field is by banning it altogether.

 IMO,  excessive prescriptions are making doctors weaker diagnosticians - and making trainers weaker horsemen....and making drug companies rich.

From your article...

In his early years as a trainer, Mel Stute would regularly blow out his horses two or three furlongs the morning of the race....

“It might take the congestion out of their lungs,” he said. Did it prevent bleeding? “You hoped so, but you went by feel.”

Nerud also offered a simpler strategy for treating the ailment: “Keep them fat and happy, and don’t work them too hard. Give them the chance to heal up, and usually, they would.”


Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

2/5/12

I believe that steriods are also not allowed for auctions, however I think it is up to the buyer to test, and it would be a buyer beware issue. However I could be wrong.

SmittyCat3

From: SmittyCat3

2/5/12

Thanks - I asked because they talked about it on the video - too lazy to go back and find where! Really sad though.
Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

2/5/12

That is my memory from things I have read, I have not listened to video yet. So if it is different I will let you know.

I agree it is sad, but they are making strives to fix it and it cannot be done overnight. IMHO

In reply toRe: msg 55
Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

3/30/12

Jockey club new recomendations, NO Lasix!! YEAH!!

http://www.drf.com/news/jockey-club-calls-stronger-medication-penalties-ban-furosemide

Jockey Club calls for stronger medication penalties, ban on furosemide

 

The Jockey Club on Friday morning released an updated version of rules it is seeking to have adopted by state racing commissions. The changes include stronger penalties for trainers whose horses repeatedly positive for medications violations, the Jockey Club said, and reiterates the Jockey Club’s opposition to the raceday use of furosemide.

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