Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents and musculoskeletal injuries in Thoroughbred racehorses in Kentucky.

@article{Dirikolu2009NonsteroidalAA,
  title={Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents and musculoskeletal injuries in Thoroughbred racehorses in Kentucky.},
  author={Levent Dirikolu and William E. Woods and J. Boyles and Andreas F. Lehner and John Harkins and Mitzi Fisher and David J. Schaeffer and Thomas S. Tobin},
  journal={Journal of veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics},
  year={2009},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={
          271-9
        }
}
Injuries sustained by horses during racing have been considered as an unavoidable part of horse racing. Many factors may be associated with the musculoskeletal injuries of Thoroughbred race horses. This study surveyed the amounts of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs) in injured horse's biological system (plasma) at Kentucky racetracks from January 1, 1995 through December 31, 1996. During that period, there were 84 catastrophic cases (euthanized horses) and 126 noncatastrophic cases… CONTINUE READING

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