Vets Study Management of EIPH

By Nancy Loving, DVM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 29, 2013) -- Racehorses must be healthy and at their peak fitness to be successful. One commonly combated health condition—exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage, or EIPH—can be performance-limiting and even deadly among these athletes. And as racehorse medication reform has taken center stage in recent years, the racing world has been rife with controversy over whether to allow horses in America to race while medicated to help control the condition, or to implement a medication-free racing policy, as some racing jurisdictions overseas have.