ARCI Convention: Panel Raises Bisphosphonate Concerns: The Bloodhorse 4/4/18

By: Frank Angst Veterinarian Jeff Blea, chairman of the racing committee of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, relayed a story from a couple years ago when he asked a room of about 200 equine vets if any of them had administered bisphosphonates? Four or five raised their hands, but ... "Afterward, about 25 or 30 of

BHA set to drug test horses in Ireland ahead of British flat fixtures: The Irish Times 3/25/18

By: Brian O'Connor The British Horseracing Authority has confirmed it is prepared to drug-test horses trained in Ireland before they race in some of the major flat meetings in Britain this year. Testing was carried out by BHA personnel at the yards of both Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott prior to the Cheltenham National Hunt festival earlier this month. All samples

BHA seeks rule change on anti-doping penalties: BHA 11/23/17

Press Release: The BHA is seeking to amend the Rules of Racing to avoid weakening the ability for penalties to be imposed for breaching the equine anti-doping rules. It follows a decision by the independent Appeal Board to dismiss a BHA appeal against a previous independent Disciplinary Panel decision not to impose a penalty on

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