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US Drug Summit Set For June 13-14 In New York

Friday, 13th May 2011

In the US, the 1st "International Summit on Race Day Medication, EIPH & the Racehorse" has been scheduled for June 13-14 in New York City, reported bloodhorse.com. The event is jointly sponsored by the American Association Of Equine Practitioners, the US National Thoroughbred Racing Association & the US Racing Medication And Testing Consortium. The summit "will include participation by representatives from major racing jurisdictions around the world, including Europe, the Middle East, Asia & Australia, along with the US & Canada". NTRA president Alex Waldrop commented: "Our goal is to shine a light on how other countries manage a variety of issues relating to race-day medication. We look forward to providing a forum for sharing valuable perspectives from some of the world's foremost trainers, regulatory authorities & veterinarians." AAEP president Dr. William Moyer added: "The summit presents a tremendous opportunity for racing representatives from across the globe to learn from each other. We believe the information that will be exchanged will build the foundation for objective decision making about race-day medication here in the US."

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