New Medication Rules for This Year

The Illinois Racing Board has adopted new medication rules that are currently in effect. (Read more for a copy of the actual rule)IRB Rule Section 603.60  It will be the first racing season for us that they will be in play. The changes are specific to Flunixin (Banamine), Ketoprofen and Phenylbutazone (Bute). According to ARCI, the suggested withdrawal guidelines are now 48 hours. Those are only suggested however and you are encouraged to talk to your veterinarian about the correct treatment for your horse.