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Major Changes To Indiana Drug Policies

Friday, 10th March 2006

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission has "passed sweeping changes designed to end the administration of unauthorised medication on race days," reported thoroughbredtimes.com. Among 21 new rules (referred to as Integrity 2006): tracks must to post "In Today" signs on stall doors of any horses to race that day "in an effort to deter & detect any prohibited practices"; & practicing veterinarians "will be escorted by a track employee during the period of time that the bleeder medication furosemide (commonly known by the trade name Salix) is administered on race days (in Indiana, no race-day medications may be administered other than Salix)".

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