Race-day medication forum to focus on Lasix

jpatton1@herald-leader.comNovember 7, 2011 

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission will have what promises to be a daylong hearing Monday on the use of the anti-bleeder medication furosemide (known as Lasix or Salix).

There will be a scientific presentation on exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage by Dr. Alice Stack.

Organizations scheduled to have representatives speak include The Jockey Club, the Humane Society of the United States, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, the Jockeys Guild, the Kentucky Association of Equine Practitioners, the Kentucky and National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Associations, the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the Association of Racing Commissioners International, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, the U.S. Trotting Association, the Breeders' Cup and Lincoln Collins.

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