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The Lasix Question

The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA) recently published an easily understood, in-depth and complete report on Lasix, called which can be found on their website,, or by clicking . As you may know, many in our industry are opposed to the use of Lasix in racehorses, and its use has become a major topic in recent articles, debates and symposiums on medication issues in the United States. The NYTHA report separates facts from conjecture, the truth about the drug’s masking of other medication, and why it is a safe and effective treatment to alleviate bleeding in racehorses.

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