Wednesday, September 25, 2013

UPDATE: Hold Order on Barn 16 at Bowie has been lifted

BALTIMORE, 09-24-13---Blood samples on the Bowie Training Center-based horse that was humanely euthanized by the Maryland Department of Agriculture Saturday morning were negative for equine herpesvirus (EHV-1).

The Hold Order on Barn 16 at Bowie has been lifted, meaning the 27 horses stabled in the barn will be allowed to train beginning Wednesday morning, Sept. 25.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Previcox efficacy

Efficacy of cyclo-oxygenase inhibition by two commercially available firocoxib products in horses

Article first published online: 16 JUL 2013 Equine Veterinary Journal

In the control group, there was no significant change in LPS-induced PGE2 over time. In contrast, immediately prior to and 1 h after treatment on Day 7, the mean LPS-induced PGE2 concentration decreased significantly compared to Day 0 values in all treated horses. There was no difference in PGE2 or plasma firocoxib concentrations between firocoxib treatment groups.


In this model, the canine chewable preparation of firocoxib was as effective as the equine paste formulation at reducing LPS-induced PGE2 synthesis.

Potential relevance

The canine chewable preparation of firocoxib may be a suitable alternative to the paste formulation in horses for situations where extra-label drug use can be legally justified.