This is going to be a battle, with strong opinions on both sides.
Quest to Ban Race-Day Salix Called ‘Insanity’
During a June 29 meeting that showed the battle over race-day furosemide is escalating, supporters ripped their opponents and vowed to take their case—that the medication is good for the racehorse—to the public.
It was no surprise speakers at a “Truth About Lasix” forum hosted by the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association support the anti-bleeding drug also known as Salix, but their comments clearly took the argument to a new level. They pulled no punches in their characterization of those trying to phase out or ban Salix.