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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

National HBPA Publication Earns Positive Review in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

World Rules for Equine Drug Testing and Therapeutic Medication Regulation, the fourth edition of the book that covers medication regulations around the globe, received a strong review in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

The review by Andreas Lehner, PhD, in the September 15 issue of the JAVMA praises the book as having “tremendous value to the equine veterinary and sports communities.”

Lehner went on to say that, “The book should be noteworthy for horse buyers, owners, trainers, equine veterinarians, regulators, attorneys investigating equine drug overdose penalties, analysts at testing laboratories, researchers, and reporters—in short, anyone with an interest in equine sports and medication.”

The review also notes that the $25 price is extremely reasonable and that the book should be a “rallying cry to the scientific and regulatory communities for additional research that appropriately examines these withdrawal times,” referring to the “at least 66 times that scientifically determined withdrawal time guidelines have not yet been linked to standardized therapeutic dosage regimens for given compounds, except for anabolic steroids, glycopyrrolate, firocoxib, flunixin meglumine, and furosemide.”

The fourth edition of World Rules for Equine Drug Testing and Therapeutic Medication Regulation was released on February 14 by Wind Publications. Authors of the 286-page book are Thomas Tobin, MVB, MSc, PhD, MRCVS, DABT, professor at the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center; Kimberly Brewer, DVM, a private practitioner; and Kent H. Stirling, executive director of the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association and chairman of the Medication Committee of the National HBPA.

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