Friday, June 20, 2014

How veterinarians can maintain peak performance in racehorses: AAEP guidelines offer clinical direction for veterinarians when treating these premier equine athletes


DVM360 MAGAZINE                 
The AAEP also released its Clinical Guidelines for Veterinarians Practicing in a Pari-Mutuel Environment in 2010 (see dvm360.com/AAEPguidelines). The document discusses various aspects of racetrack practice that "put the health and safety of racing horses first."
Some of the issues addressed include:
> No medication, with the exception of furosemide, should be given to a horse on race day.
> Any medication given prior to race day should be in accordance with RMTC guidelines.

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