Kentucky enacts Lasix rule as debate continues
- Private veterinarians had been administering shots of furosemide
- Kentucky is fourth state to implement rule regarding who gives drug
- Separate rule will limit Lasix in certain stakes races beginning in 2014
6:39PM EST October 4. 2012 – Starting Friday, Kentucky Horse Racing Commission staff will be the only veterinarians allowed to give racehorses anti-bleeding shots four hours before they race under a new rule the state hopes will help lift confidence in the sport’s integrity.