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  • betonallfours betonallfours Nov 16, 2010 11:50 AM Flag

    race2may - Lamarra on KTDF


    Read the first part of the guy's blog. He's almost advocating scrapping the KTDF...

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    • The KTDF does alot more than just add money to the purses. It helps horseman who may not be able to fullfil obligations to vets for example.

      As for the medication, Bute and Lasix is standard medication for thoroughbreds, accepted at most tracks. It's like putting a ram air turbo-charger on a horse and has to be administered by a vet and filed with the racing secretary before race time at which point the secretary can scratch the horse if deems to.


      Bute is an analgesic pain killer with effects similar to ibuprofen. It helps to reduce inflammation and acts as a mild pain reliever for muscle aches and pains. Many trainers give it to help alleviate any slight aches or pains before a race.
      Lasix is a diuretic, and is used to help reduce blood pressure in horses that bleed. When a horse races, pressure builds up in the lungs, often causing the capillaries to burst, resulting in blood entering the lungs themselves. This results in the horse not being able to get enough air, so he stops running. In order to combat this, trainers will usually give the horse Lasix 4 hours before post

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