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Medina Spirit’s Kentucky Derby win remains in question after a postrace blood test indicated the presence of a prohibited corticosteroid. The colt’s Derby win marked the seventh for trainer Bob Baffert.
Bisphosphonates are FDA-approved for controlling clinical signs associated with navicular syndrome in horses ages 4 and older. Some veterinarians use them off-label to treat other equine bone issues. But could this off-label use be detrimental? One equine veterinarian recently gave a rundown on what research says.
Complete veterinary-record transparency, strict limitations on pain-relieving and/or anti-inflammatory medication/treatment, and banning therapeutic medications or treatments without a qualified veterinary diagnosis from a state-licensed veterinarian are among the agreed-upon initiatives.
The Association of Racing Commissioners International added more than 70 substances to Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances and increased recommended penalties for clenbuterol and albuterol violations in Quarter Horse racing at the AQHA’s request,