Many of North America's top Thoroughbred trainers are backing a plan to eliminate the use of race-day medication in the United States beginning next season.
In a release issued the afternoon of Aug. 1, 25 prominent trainers said they would favor a plan to gradually eliminate race-day medication in the United States. Currently the only medication permitted to be administered on race day is furosemide (marketed as Salix and commonly referred to as Lasix), which has been used to prevent or lessen the severity of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH).
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