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Equine Drug Regulations: Know the Facts, Know the Rules
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Freedom Health Aminorex Findings Confirmed by Canadian Racing Agency
Use of Levamisole is Linked to Positive Aminorex Drug TestsAurora, OH (April 6, 2007)--The Canadian Pari-Mutual Agency (CPMA) confirmed Freedom Health’s findings that the use of injectable levamisole in racehorses may result in a positive drug test for the banned substance aminorex--a Class 1 drug that carries a recommended penalty of a one- to five-year suspension from racing. In a release issued April 2, the agency warned horse trainers that th ... Read the full article

USEF Approves New Drug for Horses
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has approved the use of the new Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID) EQUIOXX® (firocoxib) from August 1, 2007. Until this time, the use of firocoxib is restricted to use outside competition. This new NSAID is the first highly COX-1 sparing drug to be FDA approved for use in horses. The new rule lists firocoxib as a NSAID with a restrictive quantitative limit, and allows for a maximum permitte ... Read the full article

Three-month suspension for US rider Michael Morrissey
Michael Morrissey (USA) has been suspended for three months and issued a yellow card with retroactive disqualification for excessive use of the whip in class 101 at the Wellington CSI 2* held on 27 February 2010. Mr Morrissey has also been subjected to a fine of CHF 2,000. The suspension from FEI competition will run from 5 May to 4 August, concurrent with the three-month suspension imposed on Mr Morrissey by the United States Equestrian Federati ... Read the full article

TOBA launches Equine Drug Testing Presentation as a Webcast
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) announced today that it has launched a new webcast entitled “Recent Advances and New Innovations in Equine Drug Testing”. The webcast features Dr. Lawrence Soma, VMD of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center and Dr. Scot Waterman, DVM Executive Director of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC).Dr. Soma discusses the Pe ... Read the full article

Swiss Supreme Court rejects Norwegian Olympic appeal
The Swiss Supreme Court has rejected the appeal filed by Tony Andre Hansen (NOR) against his disqualification from the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. The Supreme Court has ordered Mr Hansen to pay costs of CHF 5,000 and legal fees to the FEI of CHF 6,000. Mr Hansen’s horse Camiro tested positive for the prohibited substance Capsaicin during the 2008 Olympic equestrian events in Hong Kong and the rider was provisionally suspended on 21 August ... Read the full article

Deputy Daney stays Perfect in Jimmy Winkfield
OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Matthew Hand’s Deputy Daney shipped from Philadelphia Park to Aqueduct Racetrack boasting an unblemished record, and left Monday afternoon with his first stakes victory after taking the 26th running of the $63,700 Jimmy Winkfield. Always within striking distance, Deputy Daney raced inside of odds-on favorite Citizen’s Arrest through an opening quarter of 22.64 before taking the lead and opening up on the far ... Read the full article

FEI Announces Detection Times for Meloxicam
The FEI has announced detection times for Meloxicam (veterinary formulation known as Metacam®), a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to relieve pain and inflammation in the equine athlete. The findings of studies on the use of intravenously or orally administered Meloxicam show the urine and plasma (blood) detection time as 72 hours1. This is the first COX-2 inhibitor on the FEI List of Detection Times, which contains common ... Read the full article

As USEF Nsaid Rules Change it's Time to Go Organic
NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) may help mask lameness while reducing pain, swelling, and inflammation, but they can also be very harmful to the equine, whether pet or athlete. NSAIDs can contribute to GI ulcers, diarrhea from colitis and colic, which all may trigger bouts of laminitis. Even short term NSAID use has the potential for renal (kidney) and liver toxicity, and may decrease a horse’s health and performance. Res ... Read the full article

FEI Presents Drug Testing Review at General Assembly
The year 2006 was a most productive year for the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) with regard to testing, in terms of numbers of horses tested as well as the number of events covered. In total, the FEI tested 3173 horses: 2097 in the Medication Control Program (MCP) (Groups I and II) and 1076 outside of the MCP, which is superior to anything done so far. In ten years, the number of tests has doubled: there were 1,500 tests conducted in 1 ... Read the full article

Aminorex Racehorse Mystery Clarified
Aurora, OH (March 17, 2007) - Over the past 2 + years, racehorses (principally Standardbreds) have tested positive for the amphetamine, Aminorex. This drug is a Class 1 substance, where positives result in a 1-5 year suspension from racing. Progressively, rumors have circulated that certain products may incorporate an ingredient that is not on the label, including Freedom Health’s product: SUCCEED(R) Digestive Conditioning Program(R) [“SUCCEED”]. ... Read the full article

NYRA expands In-House Drug Testing Program
ELMONT, N.Y. -- The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced plans today to expand and enhance its in-house drug testing program to detect illegal performance-enhancing substances in thoroughbred race horses utilizing state-of-the-art science, technology, and procedural processes. As a result, NYRA’s backstretch security barn, initiated in May 2005, will become obsolete and will cease operations as of opening day at Saratoga Race ... Read the full article

American Riding Instructors Association Instructor Certification Test Center Schedule
The American Riding Instructors Association (ARIA), is respected for its careful and thorough evaluation of each candidate for certification and nationally recognized for its high standards for certifying riding instructors and stable managers. Established in 1984, ARICP Certification is for the serious, above-average instructor who teaches safely and in a professional, competent manner, with high standards of honesty and integrity. Major insuran ... Read the full article

United States Dressage Federation Launches iPhone Downloads for New Introductory Tests
December 22, 2010 (Lexington, KY) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF), in cooperation with Numen Communications, has released the first version of the new 2011 USDF Introductory tests in a downloadable iPhone application. Each test allows the user to read the test instructions along with the judging criteria; review dressage arena diagrams that animate through the movements within a test; play and record your own readings of the test ... Read the full article

Regular Dental Care Keeps Horses Healthy
Regular dental care for horses is critical to support overall health and avoid potential problems. Uneven wear or sharp ridges on a horse’s teeth may lead to poor feed utilization, weight loss and poor performance. Annual dental checkups can help to identify and correct any issues that may develop over time. Horses’ teeth erupt continuously throughout their lifetimes, making regular dental care a necessity. Sharp points and ridges ma ... Read the full article

Steffen Peters wins Rolex FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final
Steffen Peters and his 11 year old gelding Ravel offered everything in their test. The choreography of his test was highlighted by symmetry and had very difficult transitions. Olympic silver medallists Satchmo and Isabell Werth, showed beautiful extensions and half passes. The black stallion IPS Painted Black looked very rideable and willing and showed by Anky van Grunsven he struck the audience by his lightness and had highlights in his half pas ... Read the full article

AspenBio Announces Significant Product Development Progress and Official Filing With FDA
CASTLE ROCK, Colo., March 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AspenBio, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: APNB) announced today that it continues to make progress and achieve significant milestones in development activities on its SurBred(TM) (bovine early pregnancy test) and its four recombinant drug products in development which are a part of the technology and patent estate licensed in 2004 under the Washington University (St. Louis) agreement.Recent studies h ... Read the full article

California Women Rescue Drug Maker's Discarded Horses from Their Death in Canada
Horse Enthusiasts Seek Support, Adoption for Displaced PMU HorsesActon, Calif (August, 2005) Tammy Craven and Vikki Dean, two horse women from Southern California, have launched a campaign to save an estimated 30,000 horses displaced by closures of 50 farms once used to produce Pregnant Mare Urine (PMU). PMU is used to make controversial female hormone replacement drug, Premarin (Wyeth Pharmaceuticals). The farm closures took place in May of 2005 ... Read the full article

Isle Of Wight Equine Vet Suspended for False Certification
LONDON, June 21/PRNewswire/ -- The Disciplinary Committee of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons yesterday (20 June 2007) directed that a veterinary surgeon from the Isle of Wight should be suspended from the Register of Veterinary Surgeons having found him guilty of serious professional misconduct. At the conclusion of the three-day hearing, Mr Paul Hallum, formerly in practice at Green, Forster and Hallum in Newport, was found guilty on a ... Read the full article

Power Outage causes Complete Shutdown of Aqueduct Operations on Friday, May 13
ELMONT, N.Y. – On Friday, May 13, at approximately 2 p.m, a construction vehicle severed the main power line at Aqueduct Racetrack, resulting in complete power loss throughout the facility. As a result, all New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) employees at Aqueduct were sent home and Aqueduct operations, including simulcasting, were suspended for the remainder of the day Friday. Because NYRA’s phone and email systems originate at ... Read the full article




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