7/27/2011

A committee of the Association of Racing Commissioners International on Tuesday discussed the pros and cons of administering the drug furosemide, also known as Lasix or Salix, on race days. Some argued in favor of allowing the medication on race day, saying it is a humane way to guard against pulmonary bleeding, while veterinarian Tom David, who chairs the Regulatory Veterinarians Committee, argued for eliminating all race-day medications.

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