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6:22 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Racing Commission Considering Ban of Anti-Bleeding Drug

From Josh James, Kentucky Public Radio

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has set a town hall meeting to discuss a proposal that would phase out the use of an anti-bleeding drug on race days in the U.S. The drug, furosemide, also known as Lasix, is given to horses to prevent bleeding in the lungs caused by the stress of racing. Eric Mitchell, editor-in-chief for Bloodhorse magazine, says Kentucky is among the first states to debate a limited ban on the practice.    

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