Horse-race industry debates race-day diuretic ban

Most racehorses in the U.S. currently get a shot of Lasix about four hours before they compete, which limits bleeding in a horse's lungs and air passages but is also a diuretic. The drug is not used on race day outside of North America and the industry is considering a ban on the drug, driven in part by a federal bill introduced last month that would ban race-day drugging and impose stiffer penalties for violations.

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