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off-label bisphosphonate use in racehorses

Off-Label Bisphosphonate Use in Racehorses

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.

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Santa Anita; Santa Anita horse fatalities

Santa Anita Owners, TOC Agree on New Horse Safety Measures

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.

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